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In honour of English Language Day last week I tweeted an old blog post about Anglo Saxon words. On Twitter @CiaranNorris replied “because Anglo Saxon words are ****ing great.” (Ciaran’s asterisks.)Indeed.It’s not cool to swear though, right? Or is it? Once frowned upon as showing lack of intelligence it now seems perfectly acceptable to cuss.Stephen Fry, the cunning linguist says...

This article was written for Social Media Lens, a collection of articles and anecdotes written by brands, businesses and influencers, and produced by digital agency immediate future.Social Media Lens was launched at the Marketing Week Live Show this week. Download your free copy here. We all know about the benefits of using social media.Take Twitter for instance. Get it right and you...

I joined Twitter over a year ago for completely the wrong reasons: I opened a Twitter account because everyone else had one and it seemed like a laugh.Although I didn’t give too much thought as to why I was using Twitter and what I wanted to get out of it, I did think about what I was going to tweet.I...

I was chatting to the guys over at digital agency Datadial last week when I casually mentioned the (rather fab) flowchart I’d recently created to show the relationship between Search Engine Marketing, Online PR and Social Media Marketing.‘We did an infographic similar to that last month’ they told me.Here it is. Take a look. It’s brilliant and way cooler than...

So last week I was trying to explain to a friend the difference between Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Marketing using a napkin and a lip pencil. This is sort of what I drew. (Click to enlarge.)Do you agree? Is there anything else that needs including? Let us know in the comments....

When you book a holiday, buy a gadget or download an album, chances are, if you’re anything like me, you read all the reviews on Amazon, TripAdvisor and iTunes before parting with your cash. Once, much to the annoyance of the boyf, I changed our hotel booking in Marrakech – just because Enid Williams in Basingstoke hadn’t thought much of...

Let’s be frank. Writing a blog post every day, every other day, or even once a week can be a right pain in the neck. Unless of course your actual job is writing for a blog.But if you’re a freelancer or you run your own company, it’s easy to put your own blog on the back burner while you get...

At various social gatherings over the holidays the subject of Twitter frequently came up.“Oh, I don’t use Twitter, it’s a complete waste of time.” “Yes, Sarah, but have you got any work from it?” “I’m glad you’ve got the time to muck around all day.” “No, I’m far too busy for that.” “What’s Twitter then?”And it got me thinking: what do I use Twitter...

For this month’s interview I’ve managed to pin down the ridiculously busy Jonny Stark, an Account Director from online PR agency immediate future, to talk about online PR, using Social Media and, of course, Twitter.  Turner Ink: Hey Jonny, thanks for stopping by. Ok, tell us a bit about online PR. How does it differ from traditional PR?Jonny Stark: People get...