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20 May 2013
Yahoo! ‘promises not to screw it up’ with $1.1 billion Tumblr acquisition

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Internet company Yahoo! has answered rumours about its $1.1 billion acquisition of microblogging social networking platform Tumblr

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19 February 2013
Posthaven launches as Twitter to shut down Posterous

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Posterous is to close its doors, less than a year after it was acquired by Twitter and as cofounders launch new blogging service Posthaven

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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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24 April 2012
Sharing and communication through the ages

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
We’re a communications consultancy, so we obviously love and have a keen interest in communications, regardless of the nature or source. We’re loving this ‘Sharing & communication through the ages’ infographic from 30,000 BC to the present day from print company Moo.

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1 February 2012
Is Really Simple Syndication (RSS) still relevant?

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) has been with us for a number of years and although it maybe a little grey around the sideburns, its role hasn’t changed. Although a lot of people still question the relevancy and necessity of RSS, it remains an essential element and make-up of the web, but why should we continue to make friends with it?

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30 January 2012
Checking claims on blog directory and search engine Technorati

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
It’s one thing creating a blog and publishing articles, but quite another making it visible ensuring that content is read. Technorati, arguably the most well-known blog directory and search engine is an obvious choice to submit your blog, but it is not always as easy as it sounds.

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19 September 2011
Technorati 2011 state of the blogosphere survey

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Technorati has asked for bloggers to take part in its 2011 state of the blogosphere survey. It's that time again when the blogging powerhouse produces the State of the Blogosphere research and report it bills as 'the most comprehensive resource for bloggers, and about bloggers'.

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25 August 2011
Why B2B blogging is important in the social media age

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Business-to-business (B2B) blogging is possibly more important than ever before, especially as the number of social channels continues to be a challenge for brands. What are the do's and don'ts when managing a business blog? How should you plan content and develop a blogging strategy?

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19 August 2011
Why blog now?

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
After 10 years of consulting for agencies and brands on how to manage their blogs we’re now writing our own. We enjoy digital marketing, social media and the role that integrating direct channels have - as much as the next agency or consultancy.

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