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07 March 2014

Trends: What’s hot at this year’s SXSW?

The annual SXSW music, film and interactive conference and festival, held in Austin, Texas is kicking off today but what trends can we expect to dominate chatter over the next week?

Global social media agency We Are Social has analysed the titles of all the events listed in the 2014 SXSW interactive schedule and have produced a word cloud to find the most frequently occurring words reflecting the biggest trends this year  – if gaming, social and startups are high on your agenda then you won’t be disappointed.

“The topics of discussion at SXSW clearly point to broader trends in the world of tech and marketing,” says We Are Social’s global managing director Robin Grant. “Social media remains an obsession of the industry as a whole, while big data is still grabbing some attention. What’s more reflective of emerging trends is how ‘maker’ is marginally bigger than ‘entrepreneur’ and ‘making’ is bigger than ‘marketing’.”


26 February 2014

How to make the most of Snapchat for your brand

Snapchat is the new kid on the block. Everyone’s talking about it. But not only is the app a fun, exciting and ‘snappable’ way for people to exchange visual messages with their friends and family, it’s actually proving to be a fantastic communication resource for brands to engage with consumers.

The problem is that brands are yet to really understand and utilise the platform that Snapchat offers. Take a leaf out of the likes of Taco Bell, Acura and MTV UK’s book and you too can get involved in the “selfie” trend rocking the mobile app world.

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14 June 2013

What's going on, on the highstreet?

Turns out that shoppers really do care about the demise of the high street but they still won't shop there. Check out this infographic from creative agency Live & Breathe for a snapshot into the views of UK consumers and whether there is a future for the highstreet.

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16 April 2013

Google Gambles On Glass

Consumers are becoming so demanding - "I want this and I want that. I need to be able to access content and the internet anytime, anywhere". Wearable technology is becoming a massive craze, but just how easy will it be for consumers to take to Google's new Glass technology? Check out this infographic:

Google Gambles On Glass
Source: Great Business Schools

20 March 2013

Harlem Shake vs Gangnam Style: The Ultimate Twitter Showdown

Harlem Shake and Gangnam Style – if I’ve lost you already then I’ve only got one thing to say: Where have you been hiding for the last year?! Both have taken the world of online video and social media by storm, and if you’re anything like me you can’t help but start bopping your head as soon as you hear either tune start playing.

It’s great that these ‘YouTube sensations’ (as some would call it) have seen massive global success, but this new, interesting infographic from Ghergich & Co uses Twitter data to compare how they were picked up in social media in the first 30 days after launch.

After comparing the total number of tweets, positive and negative reactions, tweets by country, total exposure and the peak performance, the team at Ghergich managed to pull together this pretty cool infographic comparing the two. Can you guess who came out on top? Scroll to the bottom for the winner – you might be surprised!

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12 March 2013

Welcome to the m-commerce revolution

Check out this infographic from performance marketing specialist Intela, which shows some interesting comparisons between consumers in the UK and the US when it comes to shopping on smartphones and reactions to mobile ads:

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16 August 2012

What makes a video viral?

By Cream Editorial 

Video has become increasingly important over the years and few ad campaigns are complete without one. But what makes videos go ‘viral’? So far this year there has been a rise in online video marketing, especially with the US election campaigns and the Olympic Games, but other brands have been infiltrating the viral charts and leaving a big mark.

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09 August 2012

Social Media goes for gold at the Olympics

By Cream Editorial

Brands are spending a lot of money on advertising and social media throughout the Olympics, and with good reason. The shift in the way that people use social media since the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing has been monumental. Social media has become a part of everyday life for many people so it makes sense for brands to use it to their advantage.

Over the past four years the number of social media users has dramatically increased, Facebook has gone from 100mto almost 1bn users, and Twitter registrations have shot from 6m to 500m.

The number of people using social media isn’t the only thing that’s changed, coverage of the games itself and the way people want to view events like the Olympics has undergone a significant shift. This infographic from The Wall (below) is a great illustration of how social media has overtaken print and television as the most popular way to keep afloat of the games.


Twitter has become an integral part of the Olympics coverage. The BBC has shown athlete’s tweets across its broadcasts and on the BBC’s Olympic homepage. This demonstrates how important Twitter has become, in the UK it has become completely normal to see Twitter feeds on websites or television programmes or to be given a hashtag to use while watching TV.

The Olympics Hub provides an easy way to follow your favourite athletes and the games in general.  The hub allows users to sign up via Facebook or Twitter and shows visitors the top followed athletes for featured athletes for each day. The search facility filters queries by athlete, event, sport or discipline ensuring users find exactly what they’re after.

The official Olympic sponsors have been making the most of these changes and it seems to be paying off.

McDonalds is the most associated brand with the games. In the run up to the Olympics from January to July McDonalds was mentioned 90,911 times in conversations about the Olympics.

Samsung, with the help of Olympic Ambassador David Beckham, has also generated over 1,000 tweets about David Beckham and 22,519 general tweets and 15,210 blog posts mentioned the brand in association with the Olympics.

Coca-Cola has also been pulling out all the stops with its advertising in the months leading up to the games. Having been associated with the Olympics for 83 years Coca-Cola has launched its biggest ever Olympics advertising campaign for 2012. ‘Move to the Beat’ enlisted the help of Mark Ronson to create an original track for the campaign and he produced ‘Anywhere in the World’, sung by Katy B, to represent the individuals and sports involved in the Olympics. This campaign helped to ensure that Coca-Cola was one of the most recognised brands associated with the Olympics, 60,271 Twitter users also shared the image of the Olympic inspired Coca-Cola cans. 


Infographic via The Wall.

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