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The Forecast for Social Ads

12.6.2014 by Jenn Granger

Targeted ads aren’t exactly a new thing, but when social media teams up with the UK’s number one conversation point – the weather – you know it’s on. Twitter has teamed up with the Weather Company to bring us weather-targeted ads, so be prepared for a storm of veeery specific suggestions coming your way. The outcome of the partnership is that some of the ads that you see on Twitter may eventually be based on your local weather; so if it’s a nice weekend in Manchester (hey, we can dream), we might see more beer ads, or if it’s raining…

# your Way to Easier Shopping

7.5.2014 by Jenn Granger

It’s my firm belief that one day Amazon and sloths will rule the world. Sloths, because they’re so cute no one will suspect them, and Amazon because it basically does everything for us. Seriously; it’s about to take to the…

Fridays at UKFast – 25th April

25.4.2014 by Jenn Granger

After a cracking extra-long weekend, it’s been a bit of a mad one trying to catch up (and recover from the shock of being back in work)! This week we’ve had Earth day, the deal with the .london domain and new…

Another Day, Another Example of How Not to Tweet

14.4.2014 by Jenn Granger

It’s easy to put something out on social media and forget exactly how far reaching your actions can be. But yesterday one girl had an extreme reminder that there’s a time and a place for inappropriate jokes, and Twitter definitely…

Fridays at UKFast – 31st Jan

31.1.2014 by Jenn Granger

Today is the last day of January, which means we’ve officially left Christmas (and hopefully our Christmas debt) firmly behind! We’ve also had an eCloud intro, how to protect your data, domain name news, the buzz about bitcoins and how…

Election 2012 – Not Just a Great Night for Obama

7.11.2012 by Alice Cullen

Last night the world witnessed American President Barack Obama win a second term in office, but it was a successful night for another American behemoth too...Twitter. We have come to accept Twitter as the first point of call for breaking…

Small Networks Can be Beautiful Networks

18.8.2011 by Guest

This is a guest blog by Steve Downes, Managing Director of Juice Digital, Manchester.    In 1992 a British anthropologist Robin Dunbar, suggested that there is a limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social…

There is No Such Thing as Bad Publicity

16.8.2011 by Jenn Granger

The riots in the UK last week garnered worldwide coverage. Rightly or wrongly, social media took a lot of blame - especially Twitter and BlackBerry messenger (BBM). During the uprisings in the Middle East, especially Egypt, Twitter took a lot…

Social Media Justice League

9.8.2011 by Alice Cullen

The past few days have seen chaos descend on our capital city. Quick to play the blame game, news sources gave the violence an affectionate moniker, branding them 'the twitter-riots' and pointing the finger of blame at social networks for…

Twitter Tracking for Manchester Riots

9.8.2011 by Jenn Granger

Latest updates:   10/8 14:07 - According to shop owners in the Arndale, shops have been told to close at 4:30 and everyone out by5pm. Reports of some businesses being told to vacate in Albert Square but seems to be for…