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Empire Avenue – Have You Joined Yet?

Posted by on May 11th, 2011
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There has been a recent rush of activity in the iThinkMedia office due to one of the most addictive social games we have encountered: Empire Avenue. What is it I hear you ask, well: “Empire Avenue is a stock market simulation social network game that allows users to buy and sell shares of people and websites.“ Empire Avenue [...]

So what if we are in a Social Media bubble!

Posted by on April 27th, 2011
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Recently I have read another great article on Econsultancy giving a valid view that we may be in the midst of a Social Media bubble, with another dot.com esque scenario to ensue. But I am not so sure. Whilst I agree with many of the points made in ‘Are we in a Social Media Bubble?’ [...]

The inside track to the Oscars: That’ll be down to Twitter!

Posted by on February 28th, 2011
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So last night was the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, with victories for The King’s Speech and Inception. But commentary to the event was most prolific online, through the social communities of Twitter. Notoriously, the Oscars fail to capture the attention of the ‘younger’ audience, yet the flurry of tweets hitting twitter streams building up to [...]

The Twitterverse: What a lot it has to offer!

Posted by on February 22nd, 2011
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Within the social media realm, there is a lot to keep up to date with. I try my best, but sometimes, it’s beyond my capabilities! However, there are some great tools and sites out there to keep you up-to-date. One such site is oneforty. Laura Fitton (@Pistachio) can keep you updated via Twitter on any [...]

Using Buzz Monitoring for Keyword Research

Posted by on February 17th, 2011
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One of the first ports of call for any SEO strategy should be keyword research. Without knowing what you want to rank for and what the public are searching for to find your business or service, it is unlikely that your website will prove fruitful. Keyword research should be carried out in depth and cover [...]

Social Media for Restaurants – Food for Thought………

Posted by on January 20th, 2011
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I was asked the other day whether it was worth restaurants getting involved with social media and it was then that it struck me that, whilst I’m a huge believer of the benefits that it can have for business, it’s still a relatively new concept for many. The best way for me to illustrate my [...]

Digital Advertising 2011: A Short Analysis

Posted by on December 29th, 2010
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Mashable have made some predictions for 2011 in the world of digital advertising, so we have taken a closer look.

iThinkMedia Viral Commercials Christmas Update

Posted by on December 22nd, 2010
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OK, so it’s been a while since the iThinkMedia Top Viral Commercials have been updated, but fear no more, it’s back! Considering it was quite some time since the last update surprisingly there are still commercials in the top 10 that were there last time I updated. Ad’s form the likes of Evian, the US [...]

Facebook Messaging – The Future of Email?

Posted by on November 16th, 2010
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Facebook are trying to take over the world again, this time with Facebook Messaging. Here, we have a short break down of the service, with a look at some of the security issues. Add your comments, view the video or share on Facebook and Twitter – it’s up to you, just be ‘social’ about it!

Introducing Facebook Deals: Facebook vs. Foursquare really kicks off now

Posted by on November 5th, 2010
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Facebook Deals launched on 4th November providing massive competition to Foursquare. But how will Facebook Deals be embraced by retailers and what affect will this have on Foursquare?