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Posted on 19. Sep, 2012 by Simon Heyes.
Yesterday Twitter announced that they were making a few changes to the profile layout. In a move designed to improve the Twitter experience across multiple platforms and devices, Twitter introduced a new header photo – a tactic both Facebook and Google+ employed over the last 18 months. As with any image based social platform change, [...]
Posted on 28. Jun, 2012 by Simon Heyes.
Facebook again prompted criticism this week after deciding to switch user email addresses to those provided by the @facebook.com system, without notifying it’s users. Facebook launched it’s email service back in 2010, supposedly to compete with Google Mail, but up to now it’s impact has been very poor. At the time, Mark Zuckerberg effectively hailed [...]
Posted on 19. Apr, 2012 by Simon Heyes.
Regardless of whether or not you work in digital marketing, you will have used Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, URL shorteners, or a combination of different Social Media platforms. Many of the posts we write on this blog are designed for people in the digital marketing community, so I wanted to break from the norm and [...]
Posted on 23. Mar, 2012 by Simon Heyes.
A few years ago the Netherlands was one of the fastest growing online markets. When the recession hit in 2008, this growth slowed, but Holland has bounced back. In mid-2011, comScore cited the Netherlands as ranking number 1 market worldwide in penetration for Twitter and LinkedIn. In terms of percentage of the population online, there [...]
Posted on 19. Mar, 2012 by Simon Heyes.
The GSMA has released a video showcasing the potential of NFC (near field communication) controlled mobile keys. We’ve previous written numerous previous blog posts on the potential of NFC, and this video provides a superb overview of the uses and benefits of NFC mobile keys. The video shows hardware and software performance from access control specialist Assa [...]
Posted on 13. Mar, 2012 by Simon Heyes.
Let’s rephrase the title. Are UK carriers ready for 4G? Not quite. Are mobile handsets and tablets ready for 4G? Not yet. Do people want their phones to go faster? Yes please! The UK is never far behind other mobile developed markets; Norway and Sweden rolled out 4G in 2009, and the US followed a [...]
Posted on 01. Feb, 2012 by Simon Heyes.
Last years Super Bowl drew the highest ever audience for a US TV show. The climax of the American football season in 2011 was watched by 162.9 million viewers, and Super Bowl XLVI is expected to draw around 173 million Americans this Sunday 5th February, smashing the audience viewing record for the third year running. That [...]
Posted on 10. Jan, 2012 by Simon Heyes.
Back in November, bigmouthmedia held our third annual social media summit, dubbed ‘What’s Next…in Social 2011‘. At the heart of this summit was Social Search, and how the introduction of Google+ and the +1 button would finally set the Social Search juggernaut rolling. Today, Google has taken an even bigger stride to providing personalised, social [...]
Posted on 20. Dec, 2011 by Simon Heyes.
Ultimate dog tease was shared around the office, and I think I speak for everyone when I say there was not a dry eye in the house. This video has officially been crowned the most watched YouTube video of 2011, commanding over 74 million views. So here’s the ultimate dog tease video in all it’s [...]
Posted on 17. Nov, 2011 by Simon Heyes.
It was less than 2 weeks ago since Google finally released Google+ pages for brands and businesses. Just like a Facebook fan page, brands can now engage with users on yet another platform, with photos, posts and even video calls using the Hangout feature. For many, the debut is quite limited though – for example you [...]