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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Imoji App for iPhone turns your selfies into stickers

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We’re all rather fond of the humble emoji but I think it’s fair to say that we’ve all been crying out for something a little less ‘clipart’ and a lot more fun and well, personal when it comes to stickers to use in our messages. The Battenhall team are huge fans of memes and gifs […]

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Facebook fights Twitter with Mentions and influencers

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Facebook has launched its newest stand-alone app, this time a niche one, aimed only at high profile, verified influencers. The app, Mentions, is intended to make it easier for ‘actors, athletes, musicians and other influencers’ to manage their Facebook experience, including advanced tools for posting content and engaging with large numbers of fans. Users of the […]

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Tracking Transience: a project tracking ALL the things

Gotta love Ted Talks for continuing to ask questions worth asking, in this instance: how much are you prepared to reveal online? We first came across Hasan Elahi’s Tracking Transience project on the Ted stage, where he explained how the self-surveillance project has for over a decade allowed the FBI — and the public — to monitor […]

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Battenhall shortlisted for PR Week New Consultancy of the Year

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This afternoon we received the news that our first award entry, for the PR Week Awards this October, has seen us shortlisted for New Consultancy of the Year. We’re all a bit like THIS. And this. Oh, and this. We’re quite young still, only just having turned one year old as an agency, and we can […]

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One year in, how Battenhall’s focus on the 80/20 rule and innovation is working

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This week I read these two articles on the same day with great interest: Company limits bathroom breaks to 6mins a day (sparking protests) The psychology of side projects: how creative hobbies improve our performance at everything Over the last couple of weeks I have found myself presenting Battenhall’s business model and our way of […]

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Response to Facebook’s mood measuring experiment asks users to leave for 99 days

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A Dutch movement has started called ’99 Days of Freedom’ in response to Facebook’s recent experiment in how its changes in the News Feed content can effect users’ moods. 99 Days is an experiment to see what impact there could be on our moods if we left the social network altogether, and already in the […]

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SnapChat experiments with collaborative timelines, again

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Last night, SnapChat users were in for a surprise as the social photo sharing app rolled out RioLive, showing live coverage of SnapChatters in Rio perfectly timed around the Cup’s final match. RioLive was not promoted, but simply appeared in users’ timelines, with only users in Rio being able to add to it. This is the […]

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Battenhallers out and about this week

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Last night our account director supreme Steph Bennett was invited to speak at the ‘300 seconds’ event about #BattenVEDA – A vlogger community for YouTube’s VEDA challenge to vlog every day in April / August. The event took place at the European headquarters of Yammer and Steph wowed the audience on the topic of vlogging […]

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Register for #BattenVEDA | Vlog Every Day in August

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Earlier this year we started #BattenVEDA – a community for vloggers who were taking part in the global YouTube event called VEDA, where participants Vlog Every Day in April or August. Connecting experienced and new vloggers through a calendar of daily prompts and weekly Twitter chats, we built a network of people around the world that shared a love of vlogging. We also posted vlogging tips and tricks on the Battenhall […]

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Why Facebook’s mood manipulation experiments are only the beginning

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Facebook’s well-documented experiment in mood manipulation has certainly lit up the internet and the world’s press this week. According to popular video games site Kill Screen however, this is only the beginning. As you may remember, Facebook has ambitions to go beyond the status update and tagged photo; they want to immerse us with 3D […]

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Twitter trials buy now button and acquires Tap Commerce for $100m

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Twitter has stepped up its game, last night spending $100m acquiring Tap Commerce, a company that uses technology that can target Twitter users with ads inside tweets. This potentially heralds a future of in-tweet commerce, something consumer brands will be interested to explore. This is linked to other news also out last night that Twitter […]

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