The Social Order: One in five Brits check restaurants’ social feeds & sites before deciding whether to visit

The Social Order: One in five Brits check restaurants’ social feeds & sites before deciding whether to visit

With only a few weeks to go until Mad Friday (21st December), the busiest night of the year for festive celebrations, Barclaycard’s new ‘Food for Thought’ study reveals that a restaurant’s social media presence is now more important than ever for drawing in diners at Christmas. The company, which processes nearly half of the nation’s credit and […]

Mindshare launches ‘Mindshare Trends 2019’, revealing pervasive consumer uncertainty in UK

Mindshare launches ‘Mindshare Trends 2019’, revealing pervasive consumer uncertainty in UK

Mindshare launched its 5th annual Mindshare Trends Report, which identifies the most pertinent trends for brands in 2019 across tech, culture and media. The report also uncovered the overarching theme of a public searching for control and information, against a backdrop of economic and political uncertainty in the UK market.  The report draws on extensive consumer research, […]

Xbox Hacks Instagram’s Shopping Bubble to Reach Would-Be Gamers

Xbox Hacks Instagram’s Shopping Bubble to Reach Would-Be Gamers

As part of Xbox’s recently-launched ‘Jump in’ campaign, 215McCann developed social shopping carousels to mimic shopping ads. These ‘ads’ contain a series of sneakers, fashion and consumer electronics but are actually fictional in-game items for some of this year’s most popular games available on Xbox. For example, a collection of shoes targeted to ‘sneaker heads’ […]

Facebook looks to spark creativity globally with launch of ‘Inspiration’ resource

Facebook looks to spark creativity globally with launch of ‘Inspiration’ resource

Facebook has launched a new global resource for creatives on its Facebook for Business platform. The new ‘Inspiration’ resource features creative considerations and inspiration for the industry. With this new space for creative, Facebook hopes to show its commitment to creativity by providing more education about creativity on its platforms and empowering builders and creators […]

Buzzoole Announces US $8.9 Million in Series A Funding

Buzzoole Announces US $8.9 Million in Series A Funding

Buzzoole, the leading influencer marketing platform and service in Europe, announced that it has secured $8.9 million in Series A funding in a round led by StarTIP (Tamburi Investment Partners – TIP (investors in Ferrari, Hugo Boss, Moncler) and “Vertis Venture 2 Scaleup”. Existing investors R301, Brahma AG, Impulse VC and ScaleIT Ventures also participated […]

YouTube adds Stories feature only popular creators can use

YouTube adds Stories feature only popular creators can use

 Just like Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook, YouTube is rolling out a Stories feature to users, but only if you have at least 10,000 subscribers. On November 29, YouTube began rolling out a mobile platform feature reminiscent of the highly-trendy Snapchat Stories, a feature that basically all the most popular social media platforms have created […]

Instagram adds new Stories features and accessibility tools

Instagram adds new Stories features and accessibility tools

Instagram has announced two new improvements aimed at making it easier for people with visual impairments to use the platform, as well as a new feature for the Instagram Stories section that provides users with a new way to manage how they share photos and video. To aid accessibility, Instagram is introducing automatic alternative text […]

Bacardi and BBDO New York Turn Instagram into a Drum Machine

Bacardi and BBDO New York Turn Instagram into a Drum Machine

Bacardí has recently become synonymous with hacking social media to create fun and engaging content. For example, you may recall Bacardí’s use of Instagram Stories to launch ‘Instant DJ’ (which was recognised at The 19th FAB Awards), developing a Snapchat lens to create a music video in Snapchat, and utilising Instagram polls in ‘Live Moves’. […]

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