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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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8 December 2011
The X Factor hit by Bieber fever

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
As we’re entering the final week, we are keeping an even keener eye on all things X Factor and social media. The semi final results show was hit by Bieber fever yesterday as Canadian superstar performed. Whether he sang live or mimed is still the subject of tweetbate, but regardless of that he caused a bit of a social media stir. As was to be expected.

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Janet Devlin

3 December 2011
The X Factor: Social media and the live shows infographic – Week 8

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
So, who's going to win? Social media is pointing to a Little Mix victory. Although there may not be huge differences in the actual numbers of fans that each of the four remaining contestants have across both Facebook and Twitter, what separates them is how they are growing week by week. The rate of growth of each contestants social assets is reflected by their performance, what goes on during the week and so on. But viewing figures will obviously have an impact as well. If we look at the average number of fans that each contestant gained throughout the eight weeks, this follows a similar pattern to that of the viewing figures.

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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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The X Factor and Frankie Cocozza

22 October 2011
The X Factor: Social media and the live shows infographic – Week 2

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
The second of the X Factor live shows brought some interesting television viewing and results last week. The activity and engagement from social media quarters wasn’t bad either, with one of the shows favourites Frankie Cocozza in the bottom two with NuVibe in the first sing-off, what role is social media have to play?

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X Factor judges 2011

15 October 2011
Will social media marketing determine the X Factor winner?

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
The X Factor may have hit our screens from 20 August with its infamous audition and judge’s houses episodes, but it’s the live shows are where it’s at. With the judges keen to win the title with one of their remaining three acts, it’s not just the performance on stage that may make the difference. Production companies, contestants and judges are beginning realise how social media can be another friend in the battle of viewers and votes.

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The X Factor: Social media and the live shows - Week 1

14 October 2011
The X Factor: Social media and the live shows infographic – Week 1

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
Each week we’ll be bringing you an overview of The X Factor (UK), and what is transpiring in a social media environment. Over time we'll look at questions such as: Do ITV’s viewing figures correspond to growth and engagement across social channels and can social media determine the winner of The X Factor 2011?

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