There’s a lot going on in the world of social media. Each week new updates see the platforms change and communication habits follow suit. So how can marketers keep up? In a new series we talk to people in the industry about what the updates mean to marketers. This week Wendy Thompson, founder and managing director of Socialites, explains how businesses can go live with Facebook Live.
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To celebrate the 46th annual Earth Day we took a look at what brands are doing to encourage humans to think about the planet and how it can be saved.
There’s a lot going on in the world of social media. Each week new updates see the platforms change and communication habits follow suit. So how can marketers keep up? In a new series we talk to people in the industry about what the updates mean to marketers. First up is Wendy Thompson, founder and managing director of Socialites, on how Facebook is making it easier for businesses to talk to their communities.
When we last caught up with Attitude Group, which creates documentaries telling the stories of Kiwis living with disabilities, in October last year, it had reached 16,000 fans on Facebook, and less than six months later it’s now reached 100,000 followers, quickly growing its audience by spreading its inspiring stories far and wide. We chat to Attitude Group's Hamish Smith about the $8 trillion disability market, opening corporate doors and misconceptions about people with disabilities.
Contagion's Tom Bates shares key trends coming out of SXSW including social messaging as the new brand frontier, the search for uniqueness and realness in an age of mass content production and of course, virtual reality.
Facebook’s new ad-building toy Canvas has been causing a bit of a stir in adland. And following on from our previous story on House of Travel’s experience with the platform, Westpac has quickly followed in tow, launching its first campaign through Canvas on Monday with DDB.
Listen: Airbnb user design experience manager Jenny Arden on design building trust, design-thinking and designer-founders
During last night's Academy Awards broadcast, Google pulled at the heartstrings with a heartfelt spot for its Android product. And what's interesting about this is that the big G isn't the only major tech company tapping into TV to get its messages to the people.
The virtual world is creeping closer and closer to the real world as Facebook now gives its users six reactions to chose from.
Industry happenings at TVNZ, Facebook, Icebreaker, ZenithOptimedia and Red Balloon.
360-degree video, which has been described as the next big thing in tech for 2016, is slowly gaining traction in New Zealand as brands begin experimenting with it in creative ways. Here’s a rundown of how a few of them have been using it so far. PLUS: a first-hand account of Augusto’s experience with the technology.
Top websites for December: Facebook slips below Microsoft as Nielsen includes Skype in the numbers--UPDATED
Microsoft’s combined offerings topped Facebook in last month’s website rankings, which are based on a Nielsen report that tracks unique audience across all web browser usage, but does not include the use of mobile apps. Unsurprisingly, Google came out on top, while Stuff retained its lead over the Herald further down the list.
With Facebook poised to give the world a range of emoticon options, Jacqui Copas ponders whether this poses new social risks for brands.
TV3 put on a bit of corporate cheek today, riling up TVNZ over Facebook over its ‘superior’ version of The Bachelor.
Over 50 percent of the New Zealand Herald’s mobile traffic comes from social, but is this a good thing?
With users logging into their social accounts on mobile multiple times a day and scanning the newsfeed for anything that might interest them, the smartphone has become a key battleground for the publishers vying for consumer eyeballs. And with NZME data showing that 50-58 percent of all the traffic to the Herald’s mobile site came from social media channels over the last few months, we look at how news publishers are becoming increasingly dependent on social media channels.
Facebook appears to be steadily eating the internet and, in August this year, it took over from Google as the biggest driver of web traffic to news sites. It’s a bit of a love/hate relationship, however, with many publishers relying on the network for traffic, ad revenue and validation/stimulation, but also fearing that they are vulnerable to a tweak of the algorithm or demands for more money to reach its audience. Earlier this year, Facebook announced the arrival of Instant Articles, which let selected media brands publish content directly to Facebook and display it in newsfeeds without requiring users to leave. And, as part of a regional deal with Fairfax, stuff.co.nz will be the first local brand that gets to play with it in New Zealand.