Snap results, Facebook’s General Election Influence and the most retweeted tweet of all time…

You’ll remember (or maybe not if you missed that week’s Friday Download) that just over a month ago, teenager Carter Wilkerson asked Wendy’s how many retweets he’d need to get a year’s supply of free chicken nuggets. The company’s response: “18 million”. Well, Wilkerson hasn’t hit the target but his post has been retweeted a…

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Twitter teams up with Bloomberg and the Fyre Festival fails…

Twitter has had a tough few years. With Facebook dominating share of market, Instagram growing and successfully monetising its audience, and Snapchat’s parent company Snap going public with serious pomp and circumstance earlier this year, Twitter has struggled to find its space, and more importantly find consistent revenue. Twitter’s latest effort to stop the rot…

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Friday Download: The NYT on Snapchat Discover, Wikitribune and #EdBallsDay…

First things first, happy Ed Balls Day! It’s been six years since former Shadow Chancellor accidentally tweeted his own name, and Twitter has spent the day rejoicing in the madness of the internet gaffe. Even big companies were keen to spread the Ed Balls love – check out Virgin Atlantic’s #EdBallsDay Twitter ad. CROWD-POWERED JOURNALISM…

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Friday Download: Another General Election, Facebook Announces AR Platform and FTC Cracks Down on Social Media Advertising…

It is unlikely to have escaped our UK readers, but for those who haven’t checked phones, emails, television, or newspapers since Tuesday we are having another general election. And while every major national vote since Obama in 2008 seems to be branded “the first real social election”, we doubt this election will be any exception.…

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Friday Download: United Crisis, #NuggsforCarter and Snapchat for political comms…

This week we’ve got a lesson in crisis management, a bit of politics and a story about a man who really likes chicken nuggets. Enjoy! TRIAL BY TWITTER In case you missed it – though I’m sure you didn’t – United Airlines have this week been embroiled in something of a PR nightmare after a…

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Friday Download: Facebook Town Hall, Longer Tweets and #LegsIt…

After nine months of negotiations, a Supreme Court case, votes, rallies and protests, it has been done. Donald Tusk was given the famous letter, and Article 50 was triggered. In other news, Twitter increased the character limit and introduced advertising to Periscope, and Facebook rolled out Town Hall in the US. NOT-SO-BRIEF ENCOUNTER Last September,…

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Friday Download: #PrayforCadbury, Apple Develops IPhone AR Capabilities and YouTube funding extremist content…

Whilst many of us will be enjoying chocolate eggs and the emerging springtime this Easter, the social media manager of Cadbury’s UK Twitter account will be fending off a barrage of fake news from Twitter trolls. Numerous tweets have come in stating that millions will boycott the brand, as a result of a widely-shared image…

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Friday Download: Fake News Fooling Millennials, Facebook’s Eye on VR and the funniest interview of the year…

Another busy week at FTI, and this Friday we have a great collection of stories from across the digital spectrum. We’ve had a look at Facebook’s latest venture into virtual reality, the power of fake news on millennials, and social media restrictions on Canadian companies. Just as importantly, the And Finally this week is a…

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Friday Download: Snap IPO, Twitter Fights Trolls and a new Facebook feature to help Social Media Managers…

The ability of the words “Donald Trump” to slip into any article, event or conversation, no matter how unrelated to politics, knows no bounds – the top hashtags surrounding Sunday’s Oscars included #Moonlight, #LalaLand (no surprises there!) and #TrumpWins4USA. Elsewhere in the digital sphere this week, Snap went public, Facebook rolled out a new feature,…

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Friday Download: #AskMinouche – the Bank of England’s Twitter Q&A, and the re-brand of Ad-blockers…

What a week, again! We’ve been very busy in and out of the office this week, with team members in New York, Brussels, and even donning glad rags to attend awards ceremonies (where we won Best Social Media Campaign for the second year running!). Elsewhere in the digital landscape, the Bank of England ran a…

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