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Brandwatch Social Oscars data visualisation

15 February 2013
Data visualisation asks if social media can predict Oscar winners

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
How will the Social Oscars data visualisation do in predicting the Academy Awards Oscar winners ahead of the eagerly anticipated Hollywood ceremony?

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VirComm Summit 2013

8 February 2013
Online community VirComm Summit 2013 round-up

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
The second Virtual Communities (VirComms) was the first conference in our 2013 calendar, and being about online community management I was particularly interested to hear the panels

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Nielsen Social Media Report

5 December 2012
Social media is coming of age says Nielsen

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
Still growing exponentially and now an integral part of our day-to-day lives, social media is coming of age says a new report by Nielsen and NM Incite. The findings are released in the latest Social Media Report

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12 November 2012
What’s social at Internet Week Europe (IWE) 2012?

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Internet Week Europe, IWE, Internet Week, digital festival, digital marketing, social media, BBC Worldwide, BBC Worldwide Labs, Facebook, Google, Krowd 9 and wireWAX

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American Red Cross Hurricane App

29 October 2012
Social media helps out during Hurricane Sandy

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
Hurricane Sandy is creating global headlines and its impact is far reaching, and as the US prepares to be safe and minimise the inevitable destruction, how is social media helping people out?

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a4uexpo performance marketing conference

19 October 2012
A roundup of a4uexpo performance marketing conference

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
We spent Tuesday and Wednesday out of the office and attending performance marketing conference a4uexpo. Thank you to the organisers for ensuring there was fast, free Wi-Fi throughout the venue, which enabled us to work remotely whilst making the most of everything the event had to offer… which was lots!

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16 October 2012
A brief recap of Day One at a4uexpo

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
Today, Tim and I headed the first day of the a4uexpo, a conference for affiliate and performance marketing. Looking ahead to tomorrow, I’ll be one of the “preaching to the choir” delegates in the “For Blog’s Sake – Don’t You Know I Add Value” session at 9:30am… a topic that we discuss with almost all clients!

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Sir Martin Sorrell

9 October 2012
WPP invests in German digital media company

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
WPP has this week announced a majority stake in German digital media agency k102 for an undisclosed sum. k102, which was founded in 2006, generated €1.3 million last year from work across brands such as Toshiba, Mitsubishi and Visit Malta.

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Hootsuite owl

4 October 2012
HootSuite to help businesses find social media ROI

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
Social media management platform HootSuite has teamed up with Webtrends Analytics to deliver its customers with actionable data that joins what happens across their social media channels with their own websites.

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3 September 2012
Elemental to debate social media buy-in at Cross Media

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
We’re heading down to Cross Media traditional and digital publishing event for the next couple of days at the Business Design Centre, London. We’ll be debating how to successfully achieve social media buy-in along with other folk working in similar areas.

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