Deepfakes: the next generation of counterfeits

Thanks to deepfakes, the internet is experiencing a new generation of counterfeits: they enable realistic video manipulation with little effort...

The best WhatsApp alternatives

Invitations to dinner parties; updates about work; an away day with your Sunday football team: if you’re not using WhatsApp, you run the risk of...

The best YouTube alternatives at a glance

The overview shows that all four of the featured YouTube alternatives have found their niche: while Dailymotion is still the closest to YouTube’s principle, Vimeo distances itself from its competitors with its high-quality and artistically ambitious content. Flickr is primarily for uploading and sharing photos, but has now branched out to allow short videos. Vevo’s platform only accepts music...

The best alternatives to Skype: 13 free applications for video calls

For millions of people around the world, video chats and conferences are an essential part of daily life – for both work and leisure. When it comes to video telephony software and applications, Skype is by far the leader of the pack. In fact, many people are unaware that there’s a considerable number of good alternatives to Skype on the market, which are also available free of charge. Some of...

Pinterest and Instagram: comparing two image-sharing networks

The success of the image-sharing networks, Pinterest and Instagram, shows the significant marketing potential of social media. Since their launch in 2010, the two platforms have established themselves as big players in both the British market and worldwide. However, business owners considering these platforms for marketing campaigns should be aware of their differences in order to assess whether...

Social media marketing: using likes to your advantage

There’s more to social media than cat videos and holiday selfies. Over the past few years, marketing managers have discovered the great potential of different social media channels. Almost every business uses Facebook as a marketing platform, and many have discovered that this social network is about more than just managing the business’ image and strengthening a brand name. Social media marketing...

Social media marketing: success with Facebook ads

With millions of daily users, Facebook is not only the world’s largest social network, but it has also transformed itself into one of the most effective platforms for online ad campaigns. By adjusting the settings, fan page administrators are able to influence which user groups their Facebook ads reach. With the ad manager, different campaigns can be started and, thanks to targeting methods,...

Blogger outreach: securing the right relationships

Collaborating with successful bloggers or YouTubers is a big part of building a solid marketing repertoire. The size of the company doesn’t matter; anyone can benefit from having bloggers as brand ambassadors. A successful blogger collaboration enables you to profit from the reach and authenticity of the writer. But of course there has to be some give and take; if you want to work together with...

How to run a successful company Facebook page

Gone are the days of social networks only serving as private contact between friends. Whether you’re an artist, a party, or a company: social media is the ideal way to communicate with fans, members, or customers. However, many start-ups and self-employed people underestimate the effort that goes into a successful business Facebook page.

How to get more Twitter followers

The social networking platform, Twitter, has established itself as a social media giant. Public figures, political parties, associations, and businesses all make use of the numerous marketing opportunities this platform offers. Unlike other similar services, Twitter allows direct advertising. Your success mostly depends on your active follower-base which will only grow if you publish informative...

More productivity with IFTTT

The web service IFTTT lets users automate the processes of over 200 different web applications, services, and devices according to rules defined by users. The rules, also known as recipes, fall into one of two categories: 'if recipes' made of one component, and 'do recipes' composed of two. Many pre-packaged recipes can be found online, and can be easily tested, even by beginners. ...

Social media for businesses: creating a Facebook page

A social media presence is essential for a successful marketing strategy, and maintaining a Facebook page is a key component of that strategy. What’s more, creating a Facebook page is simple. All companies, small and large, should ensure that they’re represented on the social media giant. Find out how here.