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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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Moshi Monsters to launch on mobile

23 May 2012
Popular social network for children Moshi Monsters goes mobile

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
Mind Candy, the company behind Moshi Monsters, has today announced a partnership that will see the popular children’s social network on mobile and tablet devices for the first time.

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22 May 2012
Microsoft unveils so.cl social network for learning

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
Microsoft has unveiled its own social network called So.cl (pronounced social) that aims to help explore, “the possibilities of social search for the purposes of learning.” Microsoft says it fully expects users to continue using their existing social networks and search engines.

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16 May 2012
General Motors pulls $10M Facebook advertising ahead of social networks IPO

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
The world’s biggest car company General Motors has pulled $10 million USD of Facebook advertising just day before the social network is begins trading on the stock exchange.

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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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SES London

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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Twitter vs. Time battle

19 September 2011
When is the best time to Tweet? Twitter vs. Time

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
There's no doubt Twitter captures the imagination of countless people and media. So, how much time do we spend tweeting and what impact is Twitter having upon us? Lemon.ly has created a Twitter vs. Time infographic from January up until to September 2011 that unearths some interesting data. It's a great look at some statistics on Twitter and how people use it creating a brilliant 'battle of Twitter vs. Time'.

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