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October 12, 2022Published by: Drew Benvie

How mixed reality is the metaverse’s killer app, as Zuck and co unveil Meta Quest Pro

Meta unveiled its next-generation VR headset, the Quest Pro, at the company's annual Connect conference yesterday. The new technology is a game-changer, with a price tag to match, but the layered future of VR, AR, holograms and the metaverse – presented by Mark Zuckerberg and partners – has evolved. It now looks more Minority Report than Ready Player One.

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August 4, 2022Published by: Drew Benvie

The Lionesses and social media: what does the future hold for the brightest sports stars of the moment?

The Lionesses are on the social media march. It’s been a month of inspiration and awe for the England women’s national football team – both on the pitch and off it. As the knockout stages of the European Championship got under way, we took the opportunity to analyse the data around the meteoric rise of the Lionesses and what it might mean for their futures online.

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December 8, 2021Published by: Drew Benvie

Social media trends for 2022

During the past week, Battenhall has hosted two live events looking at social media trends for 2022. In what was our ninth annual social media trends briefing, Battenhall’s specialist consultants presented research and insights on the topics that brands, organisations and creators should be aware of in the year ahead.

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July 29, 2021Published by: Drew Benvie

Here we are in the new normal: flexible working

For anyone that hasn't been paying attention over the last year, flexible working is the new normal. For those that can work remotely – which is mainly office workers, like me – anywhere safe with a broadband connection can be our nerve centre. We're powered by Zoom, everything is in the cloud, and there’s a broad acceptance nowadays that flexibility is good.

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