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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

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75 takeaways from #casesmc

Last week, I was back in Brighton to resume my role as co-chair of the CASE Europe Social Media and Community Conference and, yet again, it proved itself to be one of the very best sector social media events of the year.

With absolutely loads of help from my co-chair Marie-Rose Delauzun, and CASE’s Sophie Anderton, we pulled together a really awesome bill of speakers – even if I do say so myself! Continue reading 75 takeaways from #casesmc

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?

We’re all at it – why there’s no need to make campus porn your dirty little secret

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Hello, my name’s Dave and, like many of you reading this, I’m a campus pornaholic.

How’s that for an awkward opening sentence? Continue reading We’re all at it – why there’s no need to make campus porn your dirty little secret

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