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Digital campaigning in 2017 – The general election on social media

Theresa May suddenly announced a snap general election for 8 June 2017. This was not only surprising for the media but also for the English population because there was no general election planned until 2020. This sudden change also took us at quintly by surprise, and that is why we took the chance to analyse the upcoming general election on social media. Since we already examined the US elections in 2016, we decided to take a look at the social media presence of the political landscape in the United Kingdom.

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The 10 most-liked UK brands on Instagram

The mobile photo-sharing app, Instagram, has over 14 million registered users in the United Kingdom. That makes the software provider from California the 4th most used social network in the UK. We saw this figure as an opportunity to gather the data for the ten most-liked UK brands on Instagram. (more…)


Study proves: 1055% higher share rate on Facebook native videos

We’ve refreshed this study for 2017 to keep you updated about the latest developments on the usage of videos on Facebook.

Millions of videos are shared on Facebook timelines, and in particular, brands are including more and more video content to their Facebook strategy. This process is mainly due to the fact that video content has the advantage of engaging users in a more intense way. By combining visual and audio components, videos have the possibility to share an experience that goes beyond that images. But not only the post type itself is relevant; It also matters which kind of video format is used. And that is where it gets interesting for marketers, because the social network gives their user the possibility to choose from a vast range of formats, such as Facebook native videos, YouTube, Vimeo etc…

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Mercedes vs. Tesla: Social media face off

Mercedes-Benz and Tesla are both big players and competitors in the car industry. The competition for the car manufacturers doesn’t happen only on the streets; Mercedes vs. Tesla can also be seen on social media. For this reason, we have taken a look at the social media appearance of one of the oldest car companies, Mercedes-Benz, with its 90 year old history, and at Tesla, a pioneer of electric cars that was founded only 13 years ago. Basically, it is the establishment against the new kid in town.

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