Tag Archives: social networking

How to develop a modern marketing portfolio

For many new graduates encountering the job market for the first time, they’re discovering a very harsh and competitive environment. Whilst UK unemployment has been falling recently, the number of long-term jobless has hit a 17-year high illustrating that competition for jobs has never be tougher for both young and experienced professionals. However, with the […]

When is it right to @mention people on Twitter?

As Twitter continues to mature and develop, so has its use and functionality among the 500 million people who use the platform. When Twitter first hit the scene in 2007, it was used primarily to let others know where you were or what you were thinking in short, text message-sized updates (hence the 140-character limit). […]

Why did Facebook buy Instagram for $1bn?

Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram for $1 billion on Monday took a lot of people by surprise. There’s usually rumours and conjecture surrounding such deals but this one seemed to come out of the blue. As an Instagram fan I’ve taken quite an interest in this story. Whilst I’m not feeling particularly worried about the acquisition […]

10 great digital folks to follow on Google Plus

This post was originally published on Smart Insights on 6th February 2012. I cross-post it here with all the links and tags for your reading pleasure! Ever since Google+ burst onto the social media scene in July last year, the blogosphere has been awash with debate on the pros and cons of the new social network. But […]

5 top LinkedIn groups for marketers

With all the fuss over the continued rise of Facebook and the emergence of Google+, LinkedIn is often overlooked. But as a social network for gaining knowledge, information and new insights LinkedIn can be great. One of the best aspects of LinkedIn is the groups. Whilst many often start with a bang before slowly fading […]

Why I’m falling in love with Instagram

I use a lot of social networks for a variety of different reasons and yet there is a relatively unknown, mobile-based social network that has caught my attention – and imagination! Instagram is an iOS-only photo sharing app with a difference: it allows you to apply a series of different filters and effects to your […]