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Social Media Week London 2017
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Social Media Week London 2017

Social Media Week London 2017

This year’s Social Media Week London set out to explore the global theme ‘Language and the Machine’ examining how algorithms are shaping the human language.

Communication from brands to their audience is one of the most important factors in the social space; this is portrayed through key messages including content, advertising, and tone of voice. Below, we break down a few interesting points…


Content is the center of a brands performance on social and various pieces of content make up a brands social feed. Interestingly, over 60% of content is ineffective, unless targeted to the right audience. To create truly effective content, a brand must: raise awareness to the audience, inform and interest, engage and drive decision-making and send the right message. The platform you decide to post on and the content you are posting, is as equally as important as each other. You could create an authentic and engaging piece of content, although is it reaching the right people?

Creative Advertising

Advertisers must entertain, educate and align their decisions to the behaviours of their customers and their journey. Passions, needs, and interests of the audience should be considered, so if a brand produces a memorable piece of content, 41% actively seek future content from that brand. Additionally, frequency, distribution, cost, quality, and engagement are the most important factors when creating content. Now, it’s all about the speed of the feed,  you only have a few seconds to impress.

Future Thinking

Could you imagine a world where content is measured by emotion and laughter became a KPI? Media professionals are currently toying with the idea of measuring content by emotional responses. Now, the challenge facing adverts is shorter content, as consumers only digest 3 minutes of video content. Video content should be short, snappy and portray the point as quickly as possible while telling a story of everyday life. On the other hand, Chatbots will become the new app of the moment, integrating the customer experience into one place and increasing conversation.


  • 84% of consumers don’t like advert interruptions
  • 41% of social users actively seek future content from a brand after enjoying previous adverts
  • Over 60% of content is ineffective unless reaching the right audience
  • Leads nurtured with personalised content produce 20% more sales opportunities than ones that don’t
  • 50% of executives believe artificial intelligence will have an impact on skills demand over the next 5 years
  • Bot recommended posts have been getting 120% more clicks on average
  • 78% of people would rather only consume content via headlines in their facebook feed

Explore more about Social Media Week London over at: www.socialmediaweek.org/london

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