You Can Now Include Music in Stories At the end of June, Instagram announced yet another feature: music in Instagram stories. No matter what your story is about there will be a soundtrack to fit any moment that can demonstrate how you’re feeling. “Instagram Stories is now used by 400 million every day, and we’re excited to give our community new ways to feel closer to their friends and followers.” - Instagram. Since Instagram Stories

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Facebook Watch Party

Checkout Facebook’s Latest Feature: Facebook Watch Party Facebook is leading the way to ‘social viewing’ with their newest addition, Watch Party. Their latest feature allows members of a group to watch videos together. Participants can comment and react to the video, whether it is live or recorded. Erin Connolly, Product Manager, commented, “We’ve been focused on building new ways to bring people together around video, create connections, and ignite conversations; Watch Party is the next

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Facebook

Poor Facebook … Facebook has had a rocky year. With what you could call disastrous events, like #DeleteFacebook, The Cambridge Analytica and the public scrutiny, it’s safe to say 2018 hasn’t been the best year for the Social Media giant. Facebook’s Next Problem Unfortunately Zuckerburg, the rocky period isn’t over just yet, since they’ve just gone through a stock dilemma. Last Thursday, 26th July, Facebook’s shares dramatically dropped more than 20%, after their revenue and

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Augmented Reality

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Augmented Reality Ads on Facebook … Facebook is offering businesses the possibility to advertise their products and services with a new ad type. The company will be testing augmented reality (AR) ads in news feeds, which will see consumers enjoy a new immersive experience. What is Augmented Reality? Includes superimposing computer generated images on-top of the ‘real’ video or camera image. At first glance the ads will seem like the

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How to Find Out if Your Data Has Been Stolen by the Cambridge Analytica From today, Facebook will be notifying the 87 million people whose personal information may have been involved in the data scandal; the Cambridge Analytica. The scandal meant an estimated 87 million Facebook user’s personal information was snapped up by the political firm through Facebook to influence voters. Those who’s data has been shared can expect to receive an important message on

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What’s Happening in Hale Village? Hale Village will be welcoming Dante, WA14 and Morley’s Oche Club in to their already bustling community. Sadly, Hale Village have had to say goodbye to Stockyard, a well-loved pub for locals to enjoy a true taste of the Southern States. Stockyard will re-open as Morley’s Oche Club. From a great selection of steaks to sourdough stone baked pizza, we’re certain Morley’s Oche Club will be a fantastic addition to

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Have You Heard About Emoji Domain Names? Yes, you read right, some companies are starting to offer emoji domain names. Bizarre. Emojis is one of the fastest growing languages. Whilst emojis may be replacing text, does that mean they should be included in domain names? It sounds strange, but perhaps as we explore this new concept we’ll understand the logic behind the madness. What do the Experts Say? According to .WS, who are one of the

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All About NYQ Manchester! Exiting news for The Northern Quarter! Ben Spier and Keith Patterson, who both have decades of experience in the nightlife and hospitality industry, have shared that they’re taking over the former Cord site on Dorsey Street. We won’t have to wait long to give the exciting new bar a visit; NYQ is expected to launch at the end of April 2018. The Northern Quarter already has a booming bar scene, but

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Different Gravy Digital Are Attending SMMW2018! 28th February is a busy day for Different Gravy Digital! Michael Goldman has escaped the snowy weather and headed to San Diego to attend Social Media Marketing World 2018. Ahead of the launch, we thought we’d give you a quick run down of events. See What We’re Up To! But first, what is SMMW2018? In a nut shell Social Media Marketing World is a conference that offers incredible content

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A Simple Guide to ‘Legitimate Interests’ and Marketing Following on from my previous blog post, “What Does GDPR Mean for Marketing?” it’s important that marketers know how to use legitimate interests for marketing purposes. After GDPR has come in to effect on the 25th May 2018, marketers will need to adapt their practises to comply with the new privacy rights for individuals and understand what is considered as lawful grounds for processing personal information. I’ll

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