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.
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.
Last Thursday, the UK government presented its long-awaited Online Safety Bill to Parliament. The paper, described by its creators as a ‘world first’ in social media and internet regulation, aims to hold social media giants to account through a range of new offences.
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.
Roll up, roll up! It's time for Battenhall's annual briefing on social media trends for the year ahead. Registration is now open for our two planned talks, where our experts will dissect the trends that will shape 2022. It's the essential inside track on what to plan for in brand, communications and marketing over the next 12 months.
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.
It’s been a week to remember. First, as part of our transition to a new hybrid working model, we reopened Battenhall’s London HQ and inducted a year’s worth of new team members. Then, on Thursday, some amazing news came in to round off an unprecedented year for our company – PRmoment named us Independent Consultancy of the Year.