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Spotify outs its listeners' embarrassing habits with billboards

Your guilty pleasures and weird obsessions have apparently not escaped the notice of Spotify's number crunchers.<p>The streaming service is singling out some of its customers' quirkier habits in a new billboard campaign that hit the United States, United Kingdom, France and Germany this week.<p>Among the …

Advertising

“Link in Bio” Is the Worst Thing About Instagram

As I scroll through Instagram, my mind tends to slip into a fugue state, the kind that should be expected from beaming a pure and endless stream of …

Instagram

Durex is selling an eggplant-flavored condom because it's easier to talk about sex in emoji

Emoji have a tendency to be a bit G-rated. If you want to say something naughty, you’ve got to use your imagination. This has lead to ordinary images being used as shorthand for… Something else. I’m sure you can guess what eggplant is used for.<p>No? No ideas? Okay, here’s a clue. Durex just announced …

Condoms

How Spotify’s website UX has changed (2006 to 2016)

What a difference ten years makes<p>Web design has changed a lot in the last decade. Here I’ll be analysing Spotify’s website through the years and …

Are Successful App Redesigns Even Possible?

Or do all app redesigns and logo changes fail catastrophically, and lead to negative user sentiment in app reviews.<p>In the app world, redesigns and …

Material Design

Instagram Stories VS. Snapchat Stories: What It Means for Marketers

Instagram and Snapchat are competing for the hearts, minds, fingers, and eyes of the youth.Wow, that came out creepy. Creepy, but true. According to …

Instagram

Using the Wickens' Model When Designing

Human cognition is an incredibly complex task that to this day is not completely understood.<p>When designing a product or service, it’s difficult to …

UX Design

Pokémon Go makes more in 5 minutes than most do in a year

Screenshots and all, it took all of 15 minutes to write this piece, edit it and schedule it to post on our our social media accounts.<p>In that same timeframe, Pokémon Go has been downloaded a staggering 72,998 times and pocketed Nintendo and Niantic a cool $163,099 (estimated). In the same 15 …

Pokémon Go

15 Mobile Apps Millennial Entrepreneurs Are Using To Get Ahead

There are hundreds of thousands of apps in the Apple and Google app stores to choose from (about two million, in fact). Obviously, your phone can’t fit them all, so you have to be a little picky about your download choices. Consider the 15 mobile apps that these successful millennials are using to …

Apps

Social Media Is Too Important to Be Left to the Marketing Department

When customers need help, they expect companies to offer it quickly and through multiple social media channels — but most companies aren’t set up to do that. Some companies increase their social media staff to offer live responses during big events like the Super Bowl or the Grammys, but then they …

Social Media Marketing

Facebook Borrows a Few Ideas for Updated Live Video Streaming

Facebook unveiled a spate of updates aimed to enhance its live video streaming feature, called Live, on Wednesday. They include the ability to …

Facebook

4 Simple Ways to Become an Instagram Influencer

Brands have the ability to turn effective social media strategy into profits, which is why it is important to understand how to leverage Instagram's algorithm update.<p>Anyone can be on social media. You have to be doing the right things in order to generate an authentic and growing following. That …

10 Ways to Make Any Piece of Content More Valuable

Even great content can be improved. Here are 10 ways to boost the value of any piece of content before and after publishing it.<p>Every piece of content you produce is valuable, in more ways than one. The long-term value of a piece of content multiplies these effects further over the course of months …

Brands Need To Appeal To Human Needs

Brands personify organizations and their products and services. Why is this important? Because only people (or personified brands) can connect …

Branding

How to Increase Your Sales Using Instagram

Social media has evolved into a treasure trove for marketers who know how to harvest fans and customers. Here are some ways to market to different segments of consumers on Instagram.<p>Social media has evolved into a treasure trove for marketers who know how to harvest fans and customers on Facebook, …

Social Media Marketing

Do you use Gmail and Dropbox? Get this free, new extension

Image copyright Gil C/Shutterstock.Even though I’m a Chromebook user with 1 TB of free Google Drive storage, I have multiple cloud storage accounts. …

Dropbox

6 Bold Predictions for Digital Marketing in 2016

As 2015 begins to wind down, the prediction posts pontificating what the next year has in store have begun to ramp up. This has become something of an annual tradition for marketers and this season is no exception.<p>What does next year hold in store for our industry? There's no way of knowing for …

Digital Marketing

20 of the world's hottest start-ups of 2015

Chicago, USA<br>Junaid Kalmadi<p>Brain.fm is working to cure Attention Deficit Disorder, anxiety and insomnia via neuroscience-driven music. The audio …

Only one company has a chance to end Facebook’s dominance over news apps

<i>When it comes to the most basic form of news delivery, facts keep piling up in a way that makes native apps seem more and more questionable. Here is why it’s worth considering a move back to mobile sites or web apps…</i><p>One of the most shared statistics on mobile use is this one: Applications account …

Mobile Apps

Los 9 hábitos que le harán ser el rey de las apps

Las plataformas de aplicaciones móviles están cada vez más saturadas de ofertas de nuevas herramientas disponibles para su descarga, Hoy en día, …

Mary Meeker's 2015 Internet Trends (Slides)

In the 20 years since the Netscape IPO, 39 percent of the world's population came online, up from .06 percent.<p>Two decades after 1995, the year of the Netscape IPO, the Internet population has exploded in size, it’s much more mobile, and it’s increasingly driven by user-created content and flexible …

Trends

Whether it’s Fashion Week, the Cricket World Cup or a TV show finale, surfacing great Twitter content in key moments is a powerful catalyst for …

Three Killer Strategies For Creating Content That Gets Noticed

While content marketing is not a new phenomenon, it’s a fast moving target that is constantly evolving. In fact, 93% of B2B marketers are using content marketing in their overall marketing strategy. As content creators and strategists, much of your inspiration for forming new material comes from …

Digital Marketing

The Where, What, And When Of Marketing To Millennials

Over the past week, I’ve been beavering away on behalf of one of our clients on a social media strategy, a specific part of which has to resonate …

Marketing

Are There Any Social Media “Musts” For B2B Companies?

Social media is transforming the world. Professionals are connected to colleagues, extended networks and brands through a constant flow of …

Social Media Marketing

Why Your Websites And Email Newsletters Will Always Beat Facebook Pages

Where should you focus your online marketing efforts during 2015? In previous year’s campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites would have been high up on the priority list. Thanks to new policies and a need to maximise their own revenue, everyone should be wary of handing over …

Marketing

Facebook Launches Call-to-Action Buttons on Business Pages

Learn about the brand new call-to-action feature for Facebook business …

Facebook

6 trends redefining the way we watch television

A decade ago, families huddled around the living room TV in eager anticipation of their favorite shows. They'd been waiting <i>weeks</i> to catch up with their favorite characters through the holiday lull. Twitter was nonexistent, and Facebook was still in its burgeoning days, so spoilers via social media …

House of Cards