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Monthly Archives: September 2015

How Snapchat Live Stories are reinventing the news

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As Battenhaller Dom Whitehurst mentioned at our Social Media Week lecture earlier this month, Snapchat is THE news channel for Generation Z, aka the screenagers. If you needed convincing, this article by Nieman Journalism Lab is well worth a read. It explores how Snapchat is using geofencing and curated snaps from users to create Live […]

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Instagram hits 400m users, WhatsApp passes 900m

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Instagram last night announced that the social network has has reached 400 million global active users, a jump of 100 million this year, posting 80 million photos and videos a day. This comes quickly after we heard just two weeks ago that WhatsApp has now reached 900 million active users globally of the messaging app. The two […]

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Review of Battenhall’s 2016 social media trends briefing

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This Monday we hosted 150 VIPs at our annual social media trends briefing event. We began running this event when we were just months old as an agency, and in our first year there was queuing round the block to get in (and cronuts), then in our second year there was cover story news of our […]

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Burberry tops 3rd annual FTSE 100 social media report

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This morning at the opening session of Social Media Week London, we unveiled Battenhall’s third annual report on how the FTSE 100 list of companies uses Twitter and other social media. The report is now live and downloadable in full on battenhall.net/ftse100. Burberry has taken the social media crown for a third year running, and bottom […]

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We’re hiring: donut eating not compulsory, but.

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Battenhall is a new agency on a mission. We are building something truly exciting and we are looking for the industry’s best PR and social media consultants to join us on our journey. We are two years old, and already ranked as number one social media agency in the UK, best small agency, best new agency in Europe, […]

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Live streaming apps: innovation, or a step too far?

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Live streaming, as with any innovative medium, has its ups and downs. An unfortunate event which has brought it to light recently was the recent tragic events in Virginia, USA, in which Alison Parker and Adam Ward were gunned down during an interview on live TV, with the killer filming and uploading the entire scene on […]

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Battenhall bolsters senior team with trio of appointments

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2015 has been a smashing year here at Battenhall Towers. The speed at which we’ve been lucky enough to grow our client base has bowled me over, we’ve won a couple of prestigious awards, and we have recently moved to a larger London HQ. Today I can announce our appointment of three new consultants, bolstering our senior management team. […]

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LinkedIn Launches Messaging Platform

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For a long time, LinkedIn has relied on a messaging system called ‘InMail’ – however this was always much more like email than messaging, which feels alot more like texting. Now – a little late to the game, LinkedIn has launched a direct messaging option – fast, casual messaging that works a bit like the […]

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