Jonathan Shannon

Acting Editor

Jonathan Shannon is acting editor of Brand Republic.

Brands to push into crowdfunding space in next eight months
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Brands to push into crowdfunding space in next eight months

The head of a crowdfunding PR team predicts that "within the next eight months you'll start to notice big companies pushing into the crowdfunding space."

What Bloomberg EMEA launched at the IAB Digital Upfronts
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What Bloomberg EMEA launched at the IAB Digital Upfronts

Bloomberg debuted B:Match, Social Connect 2.0 and Trendr, products and services to help advertisers with segmentation and targeting social audiences at their Upfront.

Classic advertising: View William Heath Robinson's work at McCann London
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Classic advertising: View William Heath Robinson's work at McCann London

The advertising agency is hosting an exhibition of work by William Heath Robinson, the illustrator and cartoonist.

BuzzFeed launches branded video content in the UK with Costa Coffee video
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BuzzFeed launches branded video content in the UK with Costa Coffee video

Kate Burns, general manager, BuzzFeed UK and Europe, and Ze Frank, president of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, made the announcement at the IAB Digital Upfronts.

Disruptors: cofounder of Five Seconds agency, Paul Falla
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Disruptors: cofounder of Five Seconds agency, Paul Falla

The creative from the self-described "world's first five second ad agency" talks influences and what will happen to agencies in the next three years.

Nescafé to move all global websites to Tumblr platform
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Nescafé to move all global websites to Tumblr platform

The biggest Nestle brand hopes to engage a younger generation of passionate coffee drinkers, as well as supercharging their SEO and becoming more mobile friendly.

Another top 50 list of the UK's marketing and advertising influencers
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Another top 50 list of the UK's marketing and advertising influencers

Social listening company Lissted have published an alternative list to Klout's rankings, and it's very different. The question is, why?

How to be a Klout influencer in 4 charts
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How to be a Klout influencer in 4 charts

We asked the top 50 UK Klout influencers on social media for marketing and advertising how they use social media. Here's what 24 of them said.

Top 50 UK marketing and advertising Klout influencers on social media
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Top 50 UK marketing and advertising Klout influencers on social media

We asked Klout to run the numbers on social media influencers in the UK's marketing and advertising industry.

Disruptors: Animl founders Richard Neville and Nathan Gainford
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Disruptors: Animl founders Richard Neville and Nathan Gainford

The creative agency wants to help brands put good things into the world. In just over a year, they've made a cloud-based photo system for Canon and their work with Unilever inspired a Ted talk.

New type of ad fraud estimated to cost $1bn this year
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New type of ad fraud estimated to cost $1bn this year

Some apps are hijacking mobile devices to rapidly load hidden ads, according to a new report from ad fraud detection business Forensiq.

Creatives reveal the best piece of advice they ever received
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Creatives reveal the best piece of advice they ever received

Ten creatives reveal the best piece of career advice they were ever given, including "go home, you're drunk" (excellent advice).

4 myths about mobile content and 1 truth
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4 myths about mobile content and 1 truth

UX consultants from cxpartners broke down some common misconceptions at the CMA's Digital Breakfast event, Creating adaptable content for the mobile web.

Axa reaches millions of people through augmented reality game Ingress
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Axa reaches millions of people through augmented reality game Ingress

New numbers reveal the real-world effects of Axa's brand integration with Ingress, the game by internal Google start-up Niantic Labs.

Wimbledon online game makes data entry fun
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Wimbledon online game makes data entry fun

#MakeTheTeam by OgilvyOne UK gives tennis fans a glimpse of life as an IBM data capturer.

Beacons installed on 500 London buses by Exterion Media
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Beacons installed on 500 London buses by Exterion Media

The technology will allow brands to deliver contextual messages through their own apps to commuters.

Barclaycard bPay returns with new contactless wearables
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Barclaycard bPay returns with new contactless wearables

Key fobs and stickers join bracelets as bPay returns on 1 July.

Watch: Amnesty uses VR headsets to transform London into Aleppo
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Watch: Amnesty uses VR headsets to transform London into Aleppo

Amnesty reps explain their new street fundraising tool: virtual reality headsets with 360° images of the aftermath of barrel bomb attacks in Syria.

What should social media managers not do?
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What should social media managers not do?

We asked the Brand Republic community which traits social media managers should *not* have. Make sure you're not making the same mistakes.

April Fool's Day 2015: The best brand pranks
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April Fool's Day 2015: The best brand pranks

See what brands cooked up for April Fool's Day 2015 with our rolling coverage.