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SA's VMLY&R wins Silver at 2019 Epica Awards

The 2019 Epica Awards winners have been announced with South Africa's VMLY&R's "Don't Tell Me What To Do" campaign for Edgars winning Silver in the Branded Content - Music Video category...

22 Nov 2019

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Study examines engagement boosting on platforms
Study examines engagement boosting on platforms

Rutgers University has released a study where researchers analysed how Google, Facebook and Instagram repeatedly change boundaries between smart visibility strategies and 'cheating the system'...

19 Nov 2019

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How social media activity is fuelling future global women's sports investment

Increased social media activity is believed to be fuelling investment in future global women's sports...

11 Nov 2019

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Key findings from East-West Digital News' report on influencer marketing in Russia

East-West Digital News (EWDN) recently released a report on the state of influencer marketing in Russia...

16 Oct 2019

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Global Ad Trends report reveals slowdown in social ad growth
Global Ad Trends report reveals slowdown in social ad growth

Warc's Global Ad Trends report has found that advertising revenues among key social and messaging companies have halved over the last year as consumer trust becomes a growing issue...

2 Jul 2019

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The fruit of your coins
Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

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Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products
Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products

Instagram has launched a @shop account, essentially a curation of posts from online merchants that sell products through the image-sharing app.

14 May 2019

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Viral Nation announced the Best Large Influencer Marketing Agency by Influencer Marketing Awards

Viral Nation agency wins Influencer Marketing Award for "Best Large Influencer Marketing Agency" globally for 2019...

28 Mar 2019

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Warc predicts that Google and Facebook will make $176bn from advertising this year
Warc predicts that Google and Facebook will make $176bn from advertising this year

Warc has found that of the $590.4bn spent on advertising worldwide last year, $144.6bn (24.5%) went to the Google and Facebook 'Duopoly', which equates to almost one in four dollars...

22 Mar 2019

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Survey says 12% of influencers buy their pets gifts on Valentine's Day
Survey says 12% of influencers buy their pets gifts on Valentine's Day

An international study gives insight into how influencers celebrate Valentine's Day, their shopping habits and who they look to for inspiration...

14 Feb 2019

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Messaging platform Slack says it's filed to go public
Messaging platform Slack says it's filed to go public

Slack Technologies Inc. said it has filed confidentially with regulators to list the company's shares in the US...

5 Feb 2019

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Snapchat sponsors AR/VR categories for ADC 98th Annual Awards
Snapchat sponsors AR/VR categories for ADC 98th Annual Awards

The One Club and Snapchat partner on AR/VR for ADC 98th Annual Awards and new subcategories also launched specifically for single posts, ads and campaigns using Snapchat...

18 Jan 2019

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This record-breaking egg has more than 24m likes on Instagram

Just when you thought you've heard it all, a picture of an egg now holds the record for the most liked picture on Instagram...

By Andy Walker 15 Jan 2019

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Why are magazines Glamourising suicide?

NEWSWATCH: The quick-fire spread of social media means infamy is almost guaranteed if you step a foot wrong, even if the incident took place years ago. Such is the case for Glamour España, which included a pink gas stove in a market guide fashion spread inspired by Sylvia Plath...

11 Jan 2019

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#FairnessFirst: SA's Standard Bank commits to global #HeForShe movement
#FairnessFirst: SA's Standard Bank commits to global #HeForShe movement

Standard Bank has firmed up South Africa's commitment to UN Women's #HeForShe movement. Here's why it's so impactful, especially in Africa, and how you can go beyond clicktivism and get involved, too...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

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#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism
#FairnessFirst: How Nike inspires others to 'just do it' with commodity activism

What do Colin Kaepernick, Serena Williams and Caster Semenya have in common? Despite each facing controversy in their sporting careers, they're all stars in Nike's inspirational 30th-anniversary campaign, filled with fiery new words to live by...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Sep 2018

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190 countries agree to proposal to stop funding hate against migrants

190 UN states have approved the final text of a new international agreement that outlines a range of measures for tackling xenophobia...

23 Jul 2018

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Latest Twiplomacy study reveals 97% of all governments are on Twitter

The latest Twiplomacy study reveals 97% of all governments are on Twitter and US president, Donald Trump has become the most followed world leader with the most interactions over the past 12 months...

10 Jul 2018

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Facebook developments positive for privacy, consumer protection
Facebook developments positive for privacy, consumer protection

The right to user privacy and respect for personal information on the internet continued to make news headlines last month as the Facebook data breach saga headed to Washington, where Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from US senators...

By Gil Sperling 15 May 2018

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Snapchat to introduce six-second unskippable ads
Snapchat to introduce six-second unskippable ads

According to 2017 statistics, Snapchat user uptake is winding down and its rival platform, Instagram is proving Snap to be a bantamweight when it tipped the scales at 700 million users in 2017...

By Sam Swaine 8 May 2018

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Snapchat Spectacles.
Snapchat reveals new Spectacles that can take photos

Snap Inc. is determined to make its camera-equipped sunglasses, developed for Snapchat users, a hit...

2 May 2018

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Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 3)
Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 3)

Bruce Daisley is VP for Europe at Twitter, and runs the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast. In the last part of this three-part article, Jon Ratcliffe chatted with him about purpose, well-being, what advice he can give young students entering the industry...

By Jon Ratcliffe 19 Apr 2018

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Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 2)

Bruce Daisley is VP for Europe at Twitter, and runs the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast. In part 2 of this three-part article, I chatted with him more about Monk Mode Mornings, how one should not mistake collaboration with creativity, the Netflix culture document [Netflix Culture Deck] and more...

By Jon Ratcliffe 12 Apr 2018

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IPRN survey reveals how online influencers are leveraged around the world
IPRN survey reveals how online influencers are leveraged around the world

The International Public Relations Network (IPRN) surveyed its members to uncover ways brands can leverage their relationships with bloggers and influencers all around the world...

10 Apr 2018

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Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 1)

Bruce Daisley is VP for Europe at Twitter and runs the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast. In part 1 of this three-part article, I chatted to him about Monk Mode Mornings, the power of laughter, his new work manifesto and more...

By Jon Ratcliffe 5 Apr 2018

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Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018
Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018

The rise of fake news means today's social media bunch are more sceptical than ever before, but how many people actually fall for April Fool's headlines...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Apr 2018

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Facebook runs UK, US newspaper ads apologising for data scandal
Facebook runs UK, US newspaper ads apologising for data scandal

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in nine major British and US newspapers on Sunday to apologise for a huge data privacy scandal...

26 Mar 2018

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Rihanna hits Snapchat over beating ad, sending shares tumbling
Rihanna hits Snapchat over beating ad, sending shares tumbling

Rihanna on Thursday denounced Snapchat after an advertisement made light of her beating by fellow pop star Chris Brown, sending the company's share prices tumbling...

19 Mar 2018

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Facebook suspends Trump campaign data firm Cambridge Analytica
Facebook suspends Trump campaign data firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook says it has suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm hired by Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, amid reports it harvested the profile information of millions of US voters without their permission...

19 Mar 2018

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Singapore launches public hearings on 'fake news'
Singapore launches public hearings on 'fake news'

Singapore on Wednesday launched public hearings on possible legislation to combat "fake news" which critics said could be used to curtail free speech...

15 Mar 2018

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