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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Battenhall moves to new home

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Today Battenhall has moved to its new home, in The Angel of Islington. Finding a new home for Battenhall took time; we’ve been very specific because we only want the best place for our growing team and clients. Our new office comes complete with some smart built-in tech, eight different varieties of tea and an impressive […]

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New stats on Instagram, Vine, Twitter and Facebook use on mobiles

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“Vine is gone! Who uses Vine any more?? Do an Instagram Video!” These were the words, uttered in the early hours of this morning, of the Radio One breakfast show’s Nick Grimshaw. A social media star as well as a broadcasting one, he runs a show which is uber-connected with its target audience of 18-24 […]

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Questions on monetary policy? #AskBoE

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The Bank of England broke new ground on Friday, in fact – it became the first central bank in the world to answer questions through Twitter. Jennifer Rankin at The Guardian says it perfectly: “When Britain’s first modern central banker was at the helm of the Bank of England between 1920 and 1944, tweeting was strictly for the birds.” […]

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Soon you’ll be able to ‘like’ real world objects with Google Glass

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When we say Google Glass, you say…? There are mixed reactions to this wearable technology device as it is one of the most talked about and hotly anticipated gadgets of the year. The plans for the most recent update is what got us talking: the Google patent that lets Glass wearers “like” real life objects with a […]

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IAB releases 2013 UK social media stats

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The Internet Advertising Bureau’s new report into digital advertising spend in the UK, released today, shows that our industry is in rude health. As The Guardian pointed out in its coverage of the news, spending one in 12 waking minutes online has pushed digital spend to record highs. Apart from revealing to us that advertisers have […]

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What does the media think of Twitter? [GRAPHIC]

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What does the media really think of Twitter? Twitter’s in all the headlines today, so we just thought we would do some work on something that caught our eye in the wake of the company filing for a $1bn IPO. Quartz has posted a piece on the “complete history of Twitter as told through tortured descriptions of […]

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Speak social media? Speak Mandarin? Battenhall is hiring

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Whilst predominantly English-speaking social networks like Facebook and Twitter boom across the western hemisphere, one huge market has set in stone a precedent for their own humongous social networks – China. As you’ll have seen on our Battenhall Social Media Monthly Report, Chinese social networks are really important to us. We are looking to expand our […]

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Facebook and Twitter in race over ‘second screen’ social TV numbers

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This week marks the debut of the first report emerging from the Nielsen Twitter TV Rating, a partnership between Twitter and Nielsen which they aim to turn into the standard metric for measuring the conversation that a TV show spurs on Twitter. In response, Facebook released official numbers to show off its own TV efforts. Facebook said that the […]

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Twitter changes trending topics and why your tweets are now more important

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Twitter has begun rolling out a new way of displaying to users its ‘Trending Topics’ – the top 10 topics being discussed right now on Twitter. Originally there was only one version of Trending Topics, the same view for all users. Then in 2010 Twitter launched local trending topics. For the last three years users […]

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