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Social bots

Social bots – the technology behind fake news

Sensational election results and influencing public opinion – these are both associated with social bots. They are known as being digital opinion leaders that represent extreme political positions on social networks or to simply start disagreements. This technology influences what we think and feel. But what is the real danger of social bots? How influential are they, and how can you protect...

Micro influencers: the better brand ambassadors?

Micro influencers and what they mean for social media marketing

In the world of social media marketing, micro influencers are gaining a more and more prominent role as brand ambassadors. Users are more inclined to trust ‘smaller’ opinion leaders and their recommendations, because they see them as more authentic and interact with them regarding a specific topic. Their credibility and expert status make them particularly appealing to brands, which is why micro...

Instagram for business: social media marketing

Instagram for business, part 1: What is Instagram?

A picture paints a thousand words – this may sound like a cliché, but in a marketing context, it’s become an accurate assessment. Images and videos are becoming more and more important when it comes to communicating with potential customers; the visual image of a brand is almost as important as the content offered. And this is where Instagram comes into play. Almost all major brands are aware of...

How to get more Instagram followers

How to get Instagram followers – our top tips

Facebook’s subsidiary Instagram is growing in interest for companies. And when you consider that it now has over 500 million registered users worldwide, it’s not hard to see why. Instagram gives the general public a unique look into the lives of their favourite celebrities: you too can offer users a chance to get closer to your business, by uploading original photos, graphics, and video clips. So...

Information overload – too much advertising?

Information overload in the era of mass media

Every day we are bombarded with adverts and messages loaded with all sorts of information. And there are those that argue that globalisation has meant that the market has become saturated with products. Many consumers feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information. This so-called information overload means that consumers take in hardly any adverts anymore. Here you can find out exactly what...

Buying followers – is it worth it?

Buying followers: is it worth the investment?

Fans, followers and likes – these are the currency of social media. But building an active and loyal following on Facebook, Instagram, etc. isn’t always easy - huge competition means it can be hard to attract people to your page. For that reason, buying followers and likes can seem an enticing option. Unfortunately it’s one which rarely proves to be the key to long-term success.

Microblogging: quick blogging made easy

Microblogging: a new way to blog

Microblogging is a form of blogging that involves publishing short, quick-to-the-point messages. A variety of apps and websites use microblogging and thereby attract millions of users. But what is behind the immense success of microblogging platforms? An introduction to the most popular and widely-used microblogging services and how to use them.

Finding the right Instagram strategy for your business

Instagram for businesses, part 2: strategy and planning

Find success on Instagram! When unknown faces can expand their follower base and become famous influencers in just a couple of months, it seems like it should be easy for a business to do the same. But there’s more to creating a successful Instagram account than just posting pretty pictures – to gain long-term followers and interactions takes hard work and a lot of planning. So if you want your...


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