As We Are Social releases its annual trends report, chief strategy officer Mobbie Nazir reveals evidence of a move towards simpler and kinder social media habits that look to brands for assistance rather than aspiration
Our new video series, created in partnership with Facebook and Instagram, explores the art of vertical storytelling. Here we talk to We Are Social’s Gareth Leeding about creating dynamic content for Adidas
This year saw increased analysis and reflection over the impact that social media has had on creativity, from the dangerous lure of the likes to the way that social channels could be designed for the better. Here are the key points to catch up on
Facebook recently introduced a new logo. But is a rebrand enough to change people’s perceptions of the company? As social media enters an inflection point in its history, Koto’s James Greenfield examines the deeper changes these brands need to make
For two years, graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister has been giving feedback on the work of his Instagram followers on a daily basis. CR speaks to the designer about why he does it and what he’s learnt about criticism
As part of our deep dive into all things social media, CR speaks to four creatives about how censorship on social media has impacted their work and the threat it poses to creativity
This week on the website, CR is digging deep on all things social media. Here, experts from We Are Social and trend consultancy The Akin discuss how changing tastes in social media will shape how brands will use the channels in the future
National Geographic has successfully used social media to transform its fortunes. As a part of our Annual 2019 coverage, Tom Seymour looks at how it became the first brand to top 100 million Insta followers
Publishing startup Wonderbly has sold over three million books in the past five years, and claims Facebook has driven more sales than any other media channel. We talk to the brand about its approach to advertising on the platform
How mattress brand Simba is using creative best practices and clever targeting to promote its products and engage with consumers
Travel Instagrammers are luring armchair tourists with snaps of fictional holiday destinations – to raise awareness of areas threatened by pollution.
Often referred to by the press as ‘the pre-eminent illustrator of the Trump era’, Edel Rodriguez has given us some of the most provocative magazine covers of our times, and often sets the internet ablaze with his political imagery. Speaking at Design Indaba festival 2018 and in a follow up interview, Rodriguez told us about his fascinating creative journey.
Snap is the latest tech company to reveal its AR offering with Lens Studio: a free desktop tool that allows users to create lenses for Snapchat. Google, Apple and Facebook have all launched or announced AR platforms this year: Apple’s ARKit launched on iOS 11 in September, Facebook opened up its AR Studio tool to […]
Last week’s UK General Election was unusual in many ways. We saw the abandonment of many election traditions, particularly in the way the various parties marketed and promoted themselves. Instead we saw creative and unusual ways of talking to the public, especially via social media channels. In this article, we focus on one such example, with Ella Saltmarshe of The Comms Lab explaining how she and a group of friends used creative thinking to encourage young women to vote.
Election day in Britain is here at last. As the country takes to the polls, we take a look how this bumpy and bruising battle has played out in advertising and on social media
After six years as creative director at & Other Stories – the H&M-owned global fashion brand she co-founded in 2010 – Sara Hildén-Bengtsson has left to set up a design and concept studio for retail brands. Here, she shares the key to & Other Stories’ success and offers some advice for creating a great customer experience
A young photojournalist from Mumbai has been using Instagram to tell the story of the city’s local trains. Her account is real, intimate and poetic.
The Annual & Social Media issue
This special double issue, in association with Arjowiggins Creative Papers, is our showcase of the outstanding projects of the year. In addition to the Annual, May is our Social issue with features on Kickstarter, Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram.