Last Thursday the Pew Research centre published new research about news consumption by U.S. adults through social media. The research shows that social media sites, led by Facebook, are still the primary source of news for a lot of U.S. adults and this trend can be seen across other countries where these social networks are similarly popular.
Update: our 2017 dates are now fully booked, so we have launched new dates for 2018 which are now available to book here.
Since day one, we have tried to do things differently to other PR firms and ad agencies here at Battenhall, in the hope that we can find a new, more relevant working model for the social media age we're in. One of these different things is how we manage our time.
It was award ceremony week this week at Battenhall, with both the PR Week Awards and the UK Social Media Awards falling on the same night. We were fortunate enough to have been shortlisted for a 'best agency' award at both, with PR Week putting us through as finalists for Best Specialist Consultancy, and the UK Social Media Awards naming us as finalists for Best Large Agency.
It's busy season here at Battenhall HQ. A raft of new client wins is keeping us on our toes, some major events have come and gone, and we've been shortlisted for five agency awards this year - Best specialist agency at the PRCA and PR Week Awards, best agency at the Social Media Awards and the UK Social Media Awards, and one of our team's up for the 2017 Holmes Report's 'Innovator 25' (we find out if we win any of them over the next month... keep your fingers and toes crossed!). And even with two new team members having joined the good ship in recent weeks, we're still hiring.
This week we held Battenhall's 5th annual social media future trends breakfast briefing at the screening room of the Soho Hotel, to mark the opening of Social Media Week London, and to launch our annual report looking at how some of the world's biggest brands are using social media for communications.
When Radio 1’s Dev came to us for advice on starting his own Instagram channel and said he wanted to get to 10,000 followers in just one month, we immediately jumped into action. There really is no time to waste when you want to build an audience of that size in little more than four weeks!
This week, Google kicked off its annual developer conference, a three-day event which is typically packed with juicy launches and this year didn't fail to deliver, with major announcements on Google Home, Assistant, Google Lens and more.