Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

2 things to do to avoid Facebook harvesting your data

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

You’ve probably seen all the stuff in the news about harvesting Facebook data for ulterior motives.“Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica, according to a new whistleblower. Sandy Parakilas says numerous companies deployed these techniques – likely affecting hundreds of millions of users – and that Facebook looked the other way” as The Guardian reported today. He has been quoted to say “It has been painful watching. Because I know that they could have prevented it.”

Sandy Parakilas was a platform operations manager at Facebook and his job was to watch out for data breaches by third-party software companies. But, he told the Guardian that he “warned senior executives at the company that its lax approach to data protection risked a major breach.”

As your friendly neighbourhood social media agency, there are two things you can do to protect yourself from this kind of thing happening!

1. Most of this data is harvested through apps which you’ve given permission to access your Facebook account. If you go here: you can see all apps you’ve ever allowed to do this. Yep, even Robot Unicorn Attack. If you’re anything like us you’ll have loads of legit ones like Fitbit, Groupon, Instagram etc. but also a load of weird ones you’ve forgotten about like “which Game of Thrones house do you REALLY belong to?” Any that you don’t remember, don’t use or look a bit dodgy, click the X to delete them. Sorted.

2. Delete your account.

9 of the best #BlueMonday social posts

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Blue Monday is *apparently* the most depressing day of the year. Every third Monday in January we all rally round and ask ourselves if we are actually feeling “blue” or if the internet is just telling us we are. Either way, we love the hype on social of a trending hashtag. Here are 9 of our favourite social posts from the gloomiest 24 hours of the social media calendar!

1. CBeebies
#TiredTuesday is our new fave thing, we can’t deny it! Plus, it’s not limited to a once a year use – hello weekly content.


2. Women’s Health
Our kinda mantra…


3. Pukka Pies
Ok, so we’re biased on this one but sometimes a tasty dinner just makes a dull day 10 times better!


4. BBC 6 Music
We thinks the world’s caught on this year to the fact that we’re the only ones making any Monday blue.

In all seriousness this is a great article, give it a read if you’ve got 10 minutes!

5. Manchester United
Begrudgingly giving them this one. You’re red. We get it.


6. Lindsay Ell
Yeah, we hadn’t heard of her either and apparently, she’d only heard of Blue Monday this year. This year!


7. NME
A #BlueMonday tweet with actual factual knowledge. We’re down.


8. Innocent Drinks
Always up there with the trending topics are our Innocent.


9. National Trust
A.K.A the most satisfying video you’ll see today.

New client: Son of Steak

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

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There’s a new cow in town – and we’re spreading the word.

Opening towards the end of March in Nottingham’s Trinity Square, Son of Steak is the newest restaurant to come from Mitchells & Butlers, one of the UK’s largest bar, pub, and restaurant brands and owner of popular chains like Harvester, Toby Carvery, and All Bar One.

We’ve taken on Son of Steak as a social media client, and have just launched its Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter channels. That’s all we’re saying for now – we don’t want to spoil anything! – so follow Son of Steak on social to see what it’s all about.

Our work: My Healthy Kitchen website and social

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

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If you read our recent blog about My Healthy Kitchen, one of our newest clients, you’ll know that we’ve spent the last month or so working on the brand’s website and social media.

Well, My Healthy Kitchen (myhk) has just launched – which means our site and social channels are now online.

We’ve designed the website to be simple yet aspirational; it’s filled with gorgeous food photography of the brand’s fresh, tasty meals, and the navigation allows users to explore products and learn all about myhk with ease. The tone of voice is foodie with a fun edge, reflecting how the product makes healthy international cuisine quick, accessible, and enjoyable.

Screen Shot 2017-02-03 at 09.40.53Those screen grabs are just a flavour of our work; go ahead and delve in. We’ve also just launched the brand’s Twitter and Facebook, so like and follow to see what’s next for My Healthy Kitchen.

Our social client: Cofresh

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

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We’ve been appointed by the UK’s number one Indian snack brand, Cofresh, to manage their social media channels.

Cofresh has been owned and run by the Patel family since way back in the 60s, when Dinesh Patel founded a potato crisp business in Nairobi, Kenya. Upon moving to the UK in the 70s the family continued to make snacks, and today Cofresh makes more than 200 products including potato crisps, spicy snack mixes, rice sticks, and more.

We’ll be focusing on growing the brand’s channels and creating fresh, engaging content – our in-house illustrator, Dave, has already been hard at work on the amazing snack-based art you can see in this post. Keep your eye out for more!

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We’re really looking forward to working with such a unique and exciting brand. Like Cofresh on Facebook and Instagram to keep an eye out for our work – we can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to!