If you knew that this was the only chance you’d ever get to read this sentence, would you pay closer attention? Snapchat’s ephemeral messages are a more human way of relating digitally, but they offer more than just a carefree share. Their fleeting nature asks us to stop and pay attention.
Canvas8’s 2016 Expert Outlook on communications explores whether ‘impermanent networks’ will be the platforms of choice in the future, if people are becoming more careful about what they share on social media, and how brands can listen to consumers to better suit their needs.
If you tweet something funny, there’s a small chance it could go viral. But what if you could hire a company to make that tweet into a trending topic? Enter Social Chain, self-described as the UK’s ‘largest influencer network’. How has a virtually unknown business spawned so many online trends?
Burberry’s Spring 2016 line has been released to the masses – but only if they’re on Snapchat. The British-born fashion house is giving users exclusive access to behind the scenes photos and videos shot by Mario Testino for just 24 hours. But does Snapchat really say 'luxury'?
The luxury goods market is worth €224 billion, so it’s no surprise that when it comes to change, many top-tier brands see no point in fixing something that doesn’t seem broken. But has a conservative approach to brand messaging grown stale? And how does luxury fit into a world of tweets and likes?