In a world where fake news is continuously in the headlines(if not the actual headlines) it’s no wonder that we’re seeing a resurgence in purpose-driven marketing amongst brands.
Social media marketing has always been about engagement, but if your brand is going for Twitter’s new #BrandBowl52 trophy, you’ll need more than likes and follows to hit the social media end zone.
Hate speech has become one of the darkest aspects of our social media lives. Even the most innocuous-seeming posts can quickly descend into foul-mouthed, offensive, hate-fueled threads. Why this is the case is the subject of much research, but no matter what the cause, the result is that the extent of hate speech posted online is starting to have real-world consequences.
Twitter feeds were buzzing across the world this month as a professional provocateur and a well-known airline did battle over…a seat.
@AnnCoulter had pre-booked a seat on her flight, paying an additional $30 for the privilege but once boarded, found that @Delta had reassigned it to someone else - upsetting someone with 1.6m Twitter followers in the process. Yes, you can guess it wasn’t plain-sailing from there onwards.
Social media risk rocketed up the agenda at financial services brands in 2015 according to the 'Banking Banana Skins 2015' report from the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI) and PWC. Banks are in the process of rebuilding public trust and risk managers are increasingly aware of how comments spread on social media can damage reputations.