Friday Download: Snapchat’s Latest Publisher, Facebook vs. LinkedIn and all eyes on China…

This week we launched the highly anticipated 2017 edition of our Social Divide in the City report, an analysis and ranking of results-related performance on social media by the FTSE 100. It revealed that FTSE 100 companies are sharing more and better financial results-related posts on social media, assembling the right mix of ingredients to…

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Friday Download: Periscope Weather Check, a Social Media Slam Dunk and the rise of the bots…

It’s been another bumper week online and off, and we’ve picked some of the stories we’ve found most interesting from the last seven days. US sport, London beer, and conversations with artificial intelligences – we hope you enjoy. Happy weekend! AN UPSIDE TO LONDON WEATHER Kudos to brewery London Pride for their latest campaign #WhenItRainsItPours.…

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Friday Download: Snapchat IPO, #DeleteUber & the investors’ eye for Twitter…

January 2017 has come and flown by, and the world of digital communications is no exception. This week, we take a closer look at Snapchat going public, tweets moving share price, and hashtags losing clients. Happy weekend all! SNAPCHAT GOING PUBLIC, FACEBOOK PREPARES Snapchat has been front of the collective digital mind in recent months.…

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Friday Download: Instagram Live Video, Women’s March and a LinkedIn facelift…

The end of January is in sight, and what a month it’s been! I wonder whether February will be less…Trump-y. This week we’ve got a plethora of digital updates for you, from marching women to a LinkedIn facelift. Enjoy! SPOTLIGHT ON LIVE Instagram has rolled out a new live video feature to its global community.…

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Friday Download: The Departure of Vine, WEF LIVE and the launch of Westmonster…

As world leaders meet to discuss the planet’s problems in Davos, Trump prepares for his inauguration, and Theresa May outlines what Brexit might look like, this week also saw new developments across the digital world. Websites starting, platforms adapting, social channels dying, and some of the best interactive data visualisation we’ve seen in a long…

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Friday Download: The Twitter President, Facebook Journalism, and a change in target marketing…

THE TWITTER PRESIDENT This week’s polls suggest President-elect Donald Trump’s support is falling, and his 140 character proclamations have been criticised; however, there’s no denying that Trump’s tweets exert direct influence over industry and political leaders. Last Thursday Trump wiped $1.2bn off Toyota’s company value as the share price fell 3% in minutes after Trump…

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Friday Download: Predictions for 2017, Capturing Social Media History and regional trends

A happy New Year and welcome back to work from the FTI Digital team! We hope you had a relaxing time over the Christmas break, and that you haven’t broken too many of your New Years’ resolutions already. As seems fitting for January, in this week’s edition we take a glance back at social media…

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Friday Download: Fight Against Extremist Content, Instagram Evolution and Breaking the ice on LinkedIn

A busy week around the world, as Cuba ponders a post-Castro future, The UK Supreme Court consider parliamentary sovereignty, and South Korea’s parliament vote to impeach their embattled President. The prominence of such stories was also reflected online; Google search volumes for South Korean premier Park Geung-hye were the highest since her election in 2012,…

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Friday Download: Free Speech, Sharing Moments and the boom in digital content business

Another week, another political moment that will go down in history. Throughout Fidel Castro’s life he split opinion, so it’s not surprising that the news of his death drew a fierce reaction online from those who loved and loathed him. Anti-Castro Twitter users, including Donald Trump, celebrated the loss of the long-ruling revolutionary. Trump’s “Fidel…

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Friday Download: Facebook as an Enabler, a Press Release Hoax and Black Friday Cyber Security Risks

On Wednesday, Philip Hammond delivered his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor of the Exchequer. As ever, Twitter users responded with creative memes, jokes and GIFs, some of which outperformed the posts of MPs. We watched the @HMTreasury Twitter account to see how it used social media during the Autumn statement, and were pleased to see…

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