September has been a busy month, not just in the world of social media, but in the Live And Social offices too. We’ve seen a Scotland vote NO to independence, the iPhone 6 has come out and China has banned Instagram!
Top Story of the Month: Apple Goes Bad
The iPhone 6 came out this month. The reason I picked this as story of the month is because of the huge amount of comments on social media. Mostly negative! So the iPhone 6 isn’t what people expected it to be I guess, but there’s more! iOS8 was also released and a stream of negative comments also followed the release. Apple quickly released iOS8.1 just to sort out the kinks of the first release. Could it be because there is no Steve Jobs to lead the way? As an iPhone user myself I have been experiencing lower battery life, slower start-up and random app shut downs. Rest assured I am tempted to move on to a Galaxy after this!
Here’s some of the social media fire on the iPhone6 and iOS8.
My #iPhone6 crashed after I made a call and I had to reboot the phone
— Daniel (@BerlinMerlin) September 29, 2014
— Dawn Alexander (@tattooedfem) September 29, 2014
My favourite social media update about the iPhone had to be the video on YouTube of the guy in Perth who was the first person in Australia to buy an iPhone6. Check out what happened to him!
Infographic of the Month: The Journey from Lead to Customer
My favourite infographic this month was from a company called Reach Local. They mapped the journey from lead to customer in the most awesome way!
Top Slideshare of the Month: Being Creative
Canva went all out this month with a Slideshare on being creative. I love that they are showing people how you can use Canva to create something amazing!
Top Video of the Month: Cats Using Phones
Ahh well we can’t always have such a serious video each month. My favourite came from Social Media Week’s YouTube account and had me in stitches the whole way through!
Top eBook of the Month: Marketing Automation Meets Events
We talk a lot now about the use of marketing automation and how it can benefit many areas of your business. This eBook, called ‘6 Big Benefits of Event Technology and Marketing Automation‘ sheds light on how marketing automation can benefit events and help you demonstrate a real ROI.
Live And Social News
Top news this month from our Operations Manager, Anthony Stretten. Him and his wife are now expecting!
Also myself and Jonnie visited the Hinds Head in Bray for some fabulous social media chat and food. Hinds Head is one of 5 restaurants in the Fat Duck Group so we were thrilled to be eating in so much luxury.
If you would like to share your favourite social media news this month we would love to hear your thoughts in the comment box below!