Article Watch April – 'Must Reads' Powered by MediaScope

Article Watch April – 'Must Reads' Powered by MediaScope

Each month Denise Shrivell from MediaScope curates a series of must read articles and insights for the digital media community to help you stay up to date and informed.

- Breaking News & Views from April – make sure you're across all the local Australian breaking media related news and views through this handy list.

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New supporting the old: Using social to set the right course

New supporting the old: Using social to set the right course
While I have wholeheartedly embraced the digital revolution in my marketing career; in my "other life" I participate in one of the oldest forms of recorded content generation around; printed books and magazines. My passion is ocean liners and the history of passenger ships, and I have ten books published...
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Facebook’s relaunch of Atlas – It’s kind of a big deal

Facebook’s relaunch of Atlas – It’s kind of a big deal
On the 29th September Facebook breathlessly announced the launch of the new Atlas . In the following few days there were many articles extolling how this platform was going to transform and deliver people-based targeting in online and mobile media. It seems like some of these projections may have been...
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The Secrets of Virality

The Secrets of Virality

Whenever I see an article with a headline like the one I've just written, I can't help but think about spam. Just like the unwelcome jangle of emails in your inbox that promise to reveal the secrets to dramatic weight loss, wrinkle-free skin and better erectile function, creating content to go viral on the internet seems like a hopeless fantasy. After all, it's impossible to predict. It's just dumb luck, isn't it?

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Mobile is a World Changer

Mobile is a World Changer

I've noticed that much of this year's industry commentary has focused on an internet-fueled re-imagined world. This world is one where technology has changed everything from how we travel (Airbnb), to how we date (Tinder) and even how we view and use currency (Venmo).

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Does facebook know where you live?

Does facebook know where you live?

To most people, I think the answer to this question would be "obviously, yes". After all, it says it right there on your profile "Lives in Sydney, Australia".

But that wasn't the question I was asking. I wanted to know whether facebook knows where you actually live. You know, the street address and everything.

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When making the social jump: think before you leap.

When making the social jump: think before you leap.
Call me old fashioned, but I am a strong believer in planning before making a jump into a new campaign or channel. With the fast pace of digital marketing, particularly in the social arena, it's all too easy to leap into a new marketing initiative before you've had a chance...
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Mr Zuckerberg is the Human Face of Virtual Technology

Mr Zuckerberg is the Human Face of Virtual Technology

Facebook's recent purchase of Oculus VR will change the world*. This astute acquisition gives Facebook front row seats to the future of the Information Age we've been stumbling through since the Gutenberg Bible rolled hot off the press back in the 1450's. Their decision to acquire the acknowledged leader in virtual reality technology is analogous to Guttenberg inventing the printing press in terms of the potential impact it will have upon our species intellectual evolution.

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