Ad Tech, Agencies, UnfilteredDecember 16, 2018

Is it True – Fame is the Only Media that Makes it On Social Media? FAME = No Rules, Just Nuggets.

The steep increase in paid media on social, combined with a shift in marketing towards short-termism, has given rise to a nonsense of KPIs and ‘best practice principles’ that have left brands prioritising a ‘2 second 50% view’ over real impact.

Culture, UnfilteredDecember 07, 2018

So much of the social engagement right now is not about a sense of community, but more about playing into your tribe, your following.

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Says Social Media Has Peaked—Here’s What’s Next

Reddit recently surpassed Facebook to become the third most visited website in the U.S. (Facebook still has larger traffic on a global scale.) But Ohanian suggests that it’s only a matter of time before its weakness starts to show.

“In some way, Reddit is still ahead of the game at this point. But it’s a ubiquitous platform; it’s not designed for specific communities,” he said. “I think we’re going to see this balkanization where more communities move from Facebook Groups or subreddits to entirely new platforms that are getting built.”

If you don’t have a following, you don’t really have a voice…

“What people seem to be clamoring for more and more is community, whether it’s going to private group chats on existing platforms, like WhatsApp groups, or going to new platforms that have emerged,” Ohanian added.

Agencies, CultureNovember 28, 2018

It’s no surprise Facebook isn’t in the top 50 amongst the likes of Instagram and YouTube, the platform lost its relevance for under 30s for many reasons.

In the UK (and most likely the US based on recent news) Facebook has lost it’s appeal to Under 30’s

• A survey of 1,000 under-30s was conducted by youth creative agency ZAK

• It found the social media giant had slumped in popularity among youngsters

• Cambridge Analytica said to have harvested data to sway voters to back Brexit

Facebook has failed to feature in a list of brands popular with under 30s as Netflix, Amazon and YouTube top the list. The news comes in the wake of an investigation into Cambridge Analytica which is said to have plundered Facebook data to sway voters to back Brexit and Donald Trump. The social media giant, which has more than 2.2bn active users worldwide, has slumped in popularity with the under-30s – now not featuring in a list of top 50 brands voted for by youngsters.

A survey of 1,000 under-30s conducted by youth creative agency ZAK found that the top brand was Netflix, followed by Amazon and YouTube. The 50th top brand was Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus, which got a measly 0.4 per cent of the vote – but still trumped Facebook, which wasn’t even listed.

  • 1.Netflix 23.9%
  • 2.Amazon 19.1%
  • 3.YouTube 17.3%
  • 4.Apple 14.1%
  • 5.Google 12.9%
  • 6.Primark 12.5%
  • 7.Instagram 12.4%
  • 8.Nike 9.7%
  • 9.ASOS 9.4%
  • 10.Spotify 8.9%


  • 11.Domino’s 8.2%
  • 12.BBC 7.7%
  • 13.Adidas 7.5%
  • 14.Nando’s 7.3%
  • 15.IKEA 7.2%
  • 16.Lush 6.4%
  • 17.PlayStation 6.3%
  • 18.Superdrug 5.5%
  • 19.Zara 4.7%
  • 20.Starbucks 3.5%


  • 21.Wagamama 3.4%
  • 22.Calvin Klien 3.2%
  • 23.Topshop 3.1%
  • 24.TripAdvisor 3.1%
  • 25.MAC 2.9%
  • 26.BrewDog 2.8%
  • 27.Smirnoff 2.6%
  • 28.JD Sports 2.5%
  • 29.Airbnb 2.1%
  • 30.Nyx cosmetics 2.0%


Matt Bennett, chief creative officer of ZAK, said: ‘It’s no surprise Facebook isn’t in the top 50 amongst the likes of Instagram and YouTube, the platform lost its relevance for under 30s for many reasons.

‘Primarily, they use it to keep up with cross generational groups, family, work colleagues, etc, and after a chequered year and an algorithm change this is increasingly Facebooks own direction to rebuild trust in their platform.

‘So by definition content on there isn’t something under 30s feel is tightly targeted to them.

‘Messenger gets a poor image by association and has too much competition so they’re finding increasingly tough to retain younger users too.

‘Where our groups are hanging out is closed social platforms such as WhatsApp, platforms that are more interest specific such as Twitch and obviously the big two for social media are Instagram and Snapchat who are adding fun and functionality all the time.’

  • 31.Charlotte Tilbury 2.0%
  • 32.Missguided 2.0%
  • 33.Jägermeister 1.9%
  • 34.Strongbow 1.9%
  • 35.Now TV 1.8%
  • 36.Tommy Hilfiger 1.8%
  • 37.New Balance 1.6%
  • 38.GoPro 1.5%
  • 39.Uber 1.5%
  • 40.TUI 1.5%


  • 41.Monster Energy 1.5%
  • 42.Rimmel 1.4%
  • 43.Patagonia 1.3%
  • 44.Gymshark 1.3%
  • 45.Time Out 1.1%
  • 46.Bacardi 1.1%
  • 47.Balenciaga 1.0%
  • 48.Huda Beauty 0.9%
  • 49.Supreme 0.7%
  • 50.OnePlus 0.4%