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2 August 2012
Is your business and employees ready to handle social media?

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Thank goodness we’re nearly moving past the age-old debate where day to day social media should sit (obviously in-house with the brand), now we’re onto skilling up employees.

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9 May 2012
How people and populations are spending time online

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Ever wondered how people spend their time online? More importantly, where they hang out and for how long?

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9 January 2012
Can The X Factor muster another number one?

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
UK X Factor 2011 winners Little Mix (who were the first group to ever win the X Factor) were beaten to the Christmas number one by the Military Wives Choir, but how did it play out?

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X Factor finalists at Wembley

20 December 2011
The X Factor: Social media and the live shows infographic – Week 10

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
Social media and The X Factor: what we learnt [infographic] from series 8 including Social media predicted the winner;; There’s no ‘hindsight bias’ here and Tulisa gains most Twitter followers for the first time in the series

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19 December 2011
The X Factor social media live show finale analysis

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
The infographic demonstrates how social media predicted the winner, girl band Little Mix, making X Factor history becoming the first group to win. In a X Factor first, Wembley was the venue for the final three contestants Marcus Collins, Amelia Lily and Little Mix performing in front of 10,000 super fans for the all important record deal and shot at the Christmas number one.

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Little Mix

26 November 2011
The X Factor: Social media and the live shows infographic – Week 7

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
There's fresh controversy around how the Marks & Spencers ad featuring the finalists is creating a bit of stir about favouritism, with new editing swapping Misha B’s spot for Amelia Lily. I have also raised twice over the last seven weeks over what could be perceived favouritism of 17 year old Irish contestant Janet Devlin, due to her prominence on the programme’s official YouTube channel and email shots.

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24 November 2011
The World of Social Media 2011

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Videoinfographs releases a review of social media amidst a challenging year in its video infographic entitled The World of Social Media 2011

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Kitty Brucknell

18 November 2011
The X Factor: Social media and the live shows infographic – Week 6

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
Creating quite the media storm certainly helped The X Factor’s social profiles, with the programmes YouTube channel seeing an extra one million upload views and a 350 increase in subscribers this week compared to Week 5. The interesting figures for The X Factor come when you look at its Facebook engagement and Twitter followers.

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X Factor returnee contestants 2 Shoes, Amelia Lilly, James Michael and Jonjo Kerr

12 November 2011
The X Factor: Social media and the live shows infographic – Week 5

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
It was 'Dance Classics' week on The X Factor, and if you were lead to believe that is was going to be a two-step extravaganza as portrayed by The Xtra Factor, you were wrong. With even more twists and turns with series 8 of The X Factor that made Twitter weep, the social buzz has never been so entertaining.

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The X Factor: Social media and the live shows - Week 2

29 October 2011
The X Factor: Social media and the live shows infographic – Week 3

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
Just before the fourth live show, taking a look at how the social media stats measure up for last week’s live show, can we use that to predict who will be in the bottom two?

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