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August 2, 2018Published by: Steph Bennett

What’s up with WhatsApp charging brands?

WhatsApp has announced today that it will soon start charging business users and brands for using the platform for marketing and customer service purposes.

With Facebook profits starting to take a dive and the use of WhatsApp for marketing on the rise, this is of course a very savvy decision indeed.

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April 16, 2018Published by: Steph Bennett

Was Wetherspoon mad to call time on social media?

This morning, pub chain JD Wetherspoon closed all of its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, citing the negative effects of social media and as a way to cut costs, save time, and move their marketing focus to something more suitable to their target audience.

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July 11, 2017Published by: Steph Bennett

30 days to get Instafamous

When Radio 1’s Dev came to us for advice on starting his own Instagram channel and said he wanted to get to 10,000 followers in just one month, we immediately jumped into action. There really is no time to waste when you want to build an audience of that size in little more than four weeks!

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January 15, 2016Published by: Steph Bennett

Anyone for Peach?

The tasty new social network Peach, arrived on the scene just one week ago today. Created by the founder of Vine, it claims to be a fun, simple way to keep up with your friends and be yourself.

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March 16, 2015Published by: Steph Bennett

30 things to vlog about for #BattenVEDA

This April, vloggers from around the world will be taking part in a challenge to vlog every day as part of the #BattenVEDA community. Although the VEDA (Vlog Every Day in April) challenge originated on YouTube, we’re evolving the concept to take it into the realms of other video platforms such as Instagram and Vine for the first time.

Each day vloggers will film, edit and share their videos on their chosen video channels and social networks using the hashtag #BattenVEDA, allowing other participants and their subscribers and followers to watch and enjoy their content. If this sounds like something you'd like to try you can sign up and see who is taking part this time right here.

Vlogging for 30 days straight is no mean feat so the Battenhall team have prepared a calendar of daily prompts as inspiration. There are more detailed descriptions in the Google Calendar too.


Next week we’ll be announcing details of our first series of vlogs created by #BattenVEDA veterans with tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your vlogging experience with us.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via @StephsBubble or

March 9, 2015Published by: Steph Bennett

#BattenVEDA is back with a twist!


#BattenVEDA is back! We started #BattenVEDA last year as community for vloggers who were taking part in the global YouTube event called VEDA, where participants Vlog Every Day in April or August. It's a tough but rewarding challenge which is open to vloggers of all levels of experience, so whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, we'd love you to join us.

We connect our vloggers through a calendar of daily prompts, weekly Twitter chats and regular Google Hangouts and in a twist from the usual calendar creation we asking you what you'd like to see on the list of topics. So, send your topic suggestions through to by 20th March 2015 for your chance to be featured.

Taking #BattenVEDA to YouTube and beyond

Since VEDA began, the focus has remained exclusively on YouTube but this year we're mixing it up. We're opening up #BattenVEDA to video makers on Instagram and Vine too. We're leaving it's up to you to choose how and where you want to vlog this time.

Register to be part of #BattenVEDA

Registration is completely free of charge and simply allows participants and viewers of #BattenVEDA to find you, connect and subscribe to your channel easily.

The #BattenVEDA Community

You can find everyone who has registered to take part in #BattenVEDA right here, so make time to say 'Hi' and introduce yourself - you'll find that throughout the month of April you'll be spending a lot of time getting to know each other.

If you're a #BattenVEDA veteran or a regular vlogger we'd love to talk to you about creating some additional content with tips and tricks for the community. Please email me at

#BattenVEDA Calendar of Topics

Our aim here at Battenhall is to keep you motivated and inspired and each day you'll find a prompt on the #BattenVEDA calendar which launches on Monday 23rd March. If you have a topic you'd like to recommend we feature please do let us know before 20th March 2015.

The calendar is there as guide so feel free to freestyle. This is your VEDA experience so you can vlog about whatever you like! If you want to take part but can only vlog now and then, that's okay too. #BattenVEDA is focused on community first and don't you forget it.

Staying connected

Our Twitter chats will take place every Monday evening at 8pm GMT+1 using the hashtag #BattenChat. Watch out for Google Hangouts and other spontaneous activities may pop up from time to time to make this #BattenVEDA extra special.

Finally, always remember to use the #BattenVEDA hashtag when you share your vlogs on social media and if you have any questions at all please feel free to tweet me @StephsBubble or email me at

We can't wait to connect with you and start watching your vlogs!