By Order of the Peaky Blinders – MPS 2018

Earlier this month, Amy and I flew down to London to attend the Media Production Show, where we caught several interesting talks throughout the day, as well as having the opportunity to try out the latest kit. My personal highlight from the day was a...

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The rise of Instagram

This month marks six years since social media giant Facebook bought Instagram for a cool $1 billion. Back in those days, Instagram was a much smaller fish in the social media world. Fast forward 6 years, and Instagram has catapulted to success, and is now...

3 Independent Films To Look Out For In 2018

With film giants like Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, Spielberg’s Ready Player One and the latest Star Wars instalment Solo: A Star Wars Story looking to dominate headlines in 2018, it can be easy for great independent films to fall through the gaps. So here are three...

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Vero: Hero to Zero

Two weeks ago, something strange started to appear on my Instagram feed. In amongst the food art, landscapes and hedgehogs in hats (don’t judge), were ‘Join Me’ images from what appeared to be a new social media platform. These were typically accompanied by a caption,...

What Does 2018 Have in Store for Social Video?

2017 was a big year in the world of social video – so much so the year seems to have flown by! We’ve witnessed the rise of user-generated live streaming, the growing trend of ephemeral content and the spawning of new social media channels; many...

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Work Wonders: How Social Media Helps Global Teams Connect

One of the biggest problems facing businesses split across various international hubs is achieving meaningful connection; how do you facilitate swift, intuitive communication at work between global teams? Social networks popped up with the stated mission of connecting the world. It makes sense then, that social...

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Instagram Polls – Yay or Nay?

As Instagram continues its path to social media domination, one of the key pillars of their approach has been flexibility towards adopting the most successful features ofother social platforms - cue the recent introduction of Instagram Polls.Much like Twitter Polls, it allows users to integrate a...

Learning from the Best: Great Uses of Social Media by Universities

With the recent launch of Tanami’s 'Capital Connection' video for Heriot-Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design, we’ve been taking a look at some of the most creative uses of social media from educational institutions around the world. With the current generation of students more willing...

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The Rise and Rise of Social Media Stories

A flurry of recent articles have announced that Snapchat’s share losses have brought them down to half their original valuation. Stuttering user growth and ad revenue, coupled with losses of $43m from April to July have sent the company’s share price down to $11.28 from...

Happy 10th Birthday to the #Hashtag

Think back to how the world of social media looked 10 years ago: Facebook had a relatively modest 500 million users, Bebo was in a state of gradual decline, Myspace was undergoing numerous facelifts to keep up with the competition, and Pinterest and Instagram were...

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