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24 July 2013
Top 50 law firms are cash cows for PR agencies claims press release company

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Press release distribution company Legal News Service (LNS) says that ‘the legal profession is a multi-million pound cash cow’ for PRs.

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10 September 2012
VisitBritain ready to capitalise on success of London 2012 Olympics

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
VisitBritain has announced it is ready to capitalise on the success of the London 2012 Olympics, launching a three-pronged marketing approach from today.

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5 June 2012
URL shortening service bitly rolls out redesign and rides storm

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Popular URL shortening service bitly rolls out a new redesign, functionality and cops a fair bit of flack in the process.

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24 May 2012
TFL tube Twitter handles bring real-time travel information to London’s underground

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Transport for London (TFL) has created Twitter handles for all its tube lines in an effort to keep passengers up-to-date with the latest information across the London tube network.

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14 March 2012
Visual.ly releases infographic creation tool Visual.ly Create

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Designers beware! Is a revenue stream creating infographics about to slip away from designers with infographic directory Visual.ly releasing its data visualization tool, Visual.ly Create?

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6 March 2012
Readying your Facebook Page for Timeline

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Like it (ahem) or not, Facebook Pages is changing. 30 March 2012 is the date not only to remember, but also perhaps be proactive in modifying brand pages to be ready for the awesome force that is Facebook. Integricity has created its ‘10 things you need to know about revamped Facebook Pages infographic’ to get businesses up to speed.

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Content strategy and social search

23 February 2012
SES London presentation: Why content strategy is crucial for social search

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
Yesterday, I went along to the third day of Search Engine Strategies (SES London) to present ‘Why content strategy is crucial to social search.’ My aim was to give a practical walk through what content strategy is, why as marketers (and brands) we need to understand how social media and content has a role to play in how our customers discover us through search. Reinforcing that, as the only panellist based in the UK, through case studies on this side of the pond.

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20 February 2012
A content strategy is crucial for social search

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
On Wednesday, I’ll be speaking at Search Engine Strategies in London about how a content strategy plays an important role in social search (and therefore the bigger search picture). Alongside two search marketers from America and Canada, my role on the panel will be very much geared along the communications route, focusing on how content strategy and social search fit into a wider marketing and PR plan.

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15 February 2012
What’s the interest with social network Pinterest?

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
For many, visual and photo sharing site Pinterest has just burst onto the social networking scene, reportedly building a 13 million user base in the last 10 months. But in reality, it’s been enjoying a loyal and growing following for quite some time. In the spirit of comparison, Visual.ly has created a Pinterest USA vs. UK infographic.

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14 February 2012
State of the social media agency 2012 by InvestInSocial

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
There’s never a shortage of lists when it comes to social media, particularly those listing and ranking social media agencies. Here’s another; social media directory InvestInSocial records over 920 social media type companies with 555 social media agencies leading the charge - creating the ‘State of the social media agency’ infographic 2012.

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