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7 reasons Instagram is crushing Snapchat in the battle of the Stories function

I’m never one to shy away from owning up to a mistake, so it’s with relatively little embarrassment that I’ll admit I was wrong about Instagram Stories. Yes, they are a shameless clone of functionality that Snapchat made cool but, having given the Instagram version a proper go over the past week or so, I’ve come to a conclusion…

Instagram Stories are good…really good in fact. Continue reading 7 reasons Instagram is crushing Snapchat in the battle of the Stories function

Live videos? Meh…some social media predictions for 2017

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Happy New Year everyone – how is 2017 treating you so far?

I had every intention of making this first post of the year a list of New Year’s resolutions – like I did 12 months ago – but, after sitting down to write them, well… Continue reading Live videos? Meh…some social media predictions for 2017

Do #hashtags still matter on Instagram?

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Using Instagram? Then you need to use #hashtags.

It’s advice I’ve been dishing out for years and continue to push to this day. After all, hashtags are key to making Instagram work; there’s no key word search so they’re the best way to discover content and, by tapping into the most relevant tags to what you post, they’re the best way for your content to be discovered and to build a following. Continue reading Do #hashtags still matter on Instagram?

35 things I took away from #youth_conf

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Last week I was lucky enough to be one of the presenters at the Engaging Youth conference in London. I was speaking about Instagram and some of the things we’ve learnt using it at the University of Warwick.

As well as doing my speaking bit, I was also able to to hear most of the other sessions from the day – here’s a few things I took away from a busy conference. Continue reading 35 things I took away from #youth_conf

Macebearers, mortarboards and millions of impressions – how Warwick nailed its graduation coverage on social media

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Last week campus was awash with the unmistakable buzz of our summer degree ceremonies – six days where excited students descend on campus with their families and friends to make the journey from graduand to graduate. It’s easily one of the best weeks of the year and the positivity that fills the air all week also spreads onto social media. Continue reading Macebearers, mortarboards and millions of impressions – how Warwick nailed its graduation coverage on social media