Relative to its tiny size, its social media reach has rapidly become enormous. The BNP Facebook page currently has over 152,000 likes, in comparison the Liberal Democrats' page has just over 97,000. Even the Conservatives, the most popular party on Facebook, have only 223,000 likes. What's more, the BNP's Facebook presence is growing far more rapidly than that of other political parties.
"If thought can corrupt language, language can also corrupt thought". George Orwell, 1984. The choice of words in which you use to communicate ...
I think all this social media is making us sad. For two reasons: firstly you cannot escape being connected to the world. Have you ever questioned the rise of the 'read' message on iPhones? Everything from iMessage to What's App has an ability to see whether or not your message has been read; it's a way of phone companies encouraging us to be constantly in contact, constantly within reach.
Imagine if Google was a guy. You might be happy to introduce him to your parents; I mean Mr. Google would unquestionably be polite and respectful. But would you want to go on a night out with him? Would you invite Google Guy on holiday with your mates?
Cannes. I don't mean the movie thing. I mean the Lions. The Lions are about Creative Directors, clients, agency execs and people that matter all in one place to review, celebrate and learn from each others work.
Social media fuels the epidemical nature of the quest for the "perfect" body for summer that sweeps across the country. With Instagram's salad obsessed, Twitter accounts devoted to fitness and 'I wish I could look like this' captions, and the disturbing "thinspo" hashtag, the "summer body" infiltrates our lives.
So whilst many businesses will need to clean up their act, the key question is; what does the future hold for content? How can brands ensure they avoid penalisation, whilst delivering engaging content that's of value to users?
With the World Cup only days away, global excitement and anticipation is mounting, especially on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Only the thir...
Paul's worked in a men's clothing wholesalers, but his real passion was cycling and he hoped to be a professional racing cyclist. When he was 17, he had an accident that put an end to this ambition. While in hospital, he made friends with some 'arty types' and his life had just taken him in an entirely new and unexpected direction.
The addition of a newsroom culture - in whatever forms that takes, whether through a content agency or hiring journalists - brings many of the skills that modern-day marketers need into the organisation. It's something President Cheese and Huge no doubt wish they had had. Tweet production would have been rapid, and they'd have had the nous to realise the story, as written, made them look idiotic.
This multiplicity of possibilities requires a modern version of a rather more ancient magic: the splitting of the self to transcend the grim mundanity of having to 'be' in a particular place at any one time.
The tech boom has revolutionised how we live our lives in countless ways, one of which being that we're constantly plugged in to the internet and able to communicate with each other. However whilst this state of "hyperconnectivity" gives us access to more information and people than ever before, is being constantly contactable making us happy?
Humankind has yet to reach that precious place where there is balance and understanding in all. While the bands rock, and fashionistas sport their wares, we should never forget the deeply satanic forces that share our evolving temporal and cyber universe.
Around the time you graduated, the economy sunk into a depression so moody that it wouldn't roll out of bed to answer your calls - no matter how loudly you flagged up your Qualifications and (unpaid) Experience.
The thing is, I don't care about your cat. I don't find it cute. I don't find other stuff about cats cute either. I don't really want to know what you've had for dinner either. I also don't want to know that you miss your poor old Mum and I really don't want to know about the fact that you've got a sore throat.
In a bold effort to win over the American youth to the rejuvenated Healthcare.gov service, renowned cool cat President Barak Obama appeared on the satirical internet chat show series Between 2 Ferns...