Social Media Bytes – This week’s social media news

Posted on 03/10/2014 · Posted in Food and Drink, Palm PR, Social Media Bytes

Social Media Bytes

The week’s social media news

In this week’s newsletter…

  1. Mirror, mirror on the wall who’s the fairest of them all!
  2. Hootsuite to offer paid social media marketing
  3. Senor Ceviche: The first restaurant on Tinder
  4. Netflix seek out top notch Instagrammers

1.    Mirror, mirror on the wall who’s the fairest of them all!

  •  A mirror that compliments you as you walk past – the stuff of fairytales right? WRONG! IKEA have gone and developed The Motivational Mirror!
  •  With 49% of us not receiving any compliments throughout the week and a third of the nation feeling their lowest on Monday morning this could be the answer to banishing the Monday Blues and to giving us that extra boost of confidence daily.
  •  The Motivational Mirror showers you with compliments as you gaze at your reflection – using next generation Kinect motion sensor technology and some very complex coding, it gives personalised praises via voice recordings and text that flashes on the mirror.
  •  IKEA are trialling this in their stores in an effort to lift the nation’s egos and Myriam Ruffo, head of Bedrooms and Bathrooms in the UK & Ireland said that “We all know how that first look in the bathroom or bedroom mirror can determine whether we have a good or bad day. That’s why we thought – wouldn’t it be great if the mirror actually told you something positive for a change”
  •  We couldn’t agree more! Now where is our nearest IKEA……
  •  Read more and see the video of the mirror in action here:




















2.    Hootsuite to offer paid social media marketing

  •  Hootsuite, the social relationship platform will within the next 12 months allow users to schedule and manage paid social media marketing across their chosen channels
  •  The paid functions will be available directly from the sites dashboard and will be informed by Hootsuite’s analytics – handy!
  •  Hootsuite’s impressive portfolio already boasts features like telling users which messages at which time of the day are the most successful for them  and how viral they are
  •  In addition, the site are looking into offering services to manage organisation’s product sales across social channels, which CEO Ryan Holmes thinks is “going to be a huge market”
  •  We don’t know about you, but these prospects are getting us even more excited about what the future holds for social media!
  •  Read more here.



3.    Senor Ceviche: The first restaurant on Tinder

  •  It seems Tinder is no longer just for amorous individuals you can now add amorous restaurants to the mix as well!
  •  The popular pop-up Senor Ceviche, which has been supplying the capital with “fresh ceviches, Lima’s naughtiest street food and smokey Peruvian BBQ” is launching their first permanent site in Kingly Court, Soho.
  •  But the cheeky brand has taken a unique approach to their PR and the Senor himself is now on Tinder awaiting his first flirtations
  •  The singletons who are able to charm their way into Senor Ceviche’s heart can win a complimentary meal for two at the new restaurant when it opens later this month.
  •  Get ready to swipe right

Senor Ceviche



















4 .  Netflix seeks out top notch Instagrammers

  • The video streaming service is on the hunt for three “Grammasters” (a.k.a accomplished instagrammers) to take beautiful pictures for Netflix’s Instagram channel
  • The chosen ones will travel around the US visiting iconic film and television locations and maybe even the sets of Netflix originals. Jealous much!
  •  Not only will all travel arrangements be taken care of, but a hefty pay cheque of $4,000 will also be provided!
  • Fancy entering? Simply follow Netflix’s Instagram account and post your three best shots, along with the hashtag #Grammaster
  •  Competition ends on the 7th October, so get snapping!
  •  Click here to read more.