Introducing: The Real News Project

Paula HingleyJournalism, Media

real news

“The Real News Project” is a campaign designed to get Echosec Pro into the hands of more journalists around the world, supporting them in building, breaking and verifying news stories based on real time aggregated public content.   For this project, a limited number of free licences to Echosec’s patented location based search tool have been made available. Since its … Read More

5 Ways Digital Agencies use Social Media Listening Tools

Paula HingleyBrand Reputation, Marketing


Social media listening tools are a dime a dozen these days. Each one has different value props ranging from sentiment analysis to influencer scoring. No matter how you slice it, there is tremendous value in having an ear to the digital ground. The question for agencies isn’t whether or not they need a social media listening tool, but knowing what … Read More

What is the EU GDPR and what does it mean for you?

EchosecGeneral, Privacy


Everybody’s talking about the European Union General Data Protection Regulation right now, and for good reason. The EU GDPR is a broad, powerful piece of legislation that came into effect on May 25th, 2018, and has rewritten the rules of privacy in Europe and the rest of the world, for business and consumers alike. If you’re not up-to-date on the … Read More

How To Build a Complete OSINT Strategy in 5 Steps

Paula HingleyJournalism, security


In recent years, open source intelligence (OSINT) is has taken on a whole new meaning. Ten years ago, open source information was scarce. Finding information about companies and people was primarily done with a phone book. It’s no secret that this has changed dramatically since the dawn of the smartphone. People of all ages and demographics have become very comfortable … Read More

Make Your Next PR Campaign a Success Using Social Media

Karl SwannieBrand Reputation, Marketing


Managing online PR is crucial for brands in the information age. Consumers today have unlimited access to information before making a decision. Reviews, traditional news sources and social media, are all places your prospects go before reaching out. As such, just one negative review, PR slip-up, or poorly-managed accident can make the difference between a customer choosing you over your … Read More

Asset Monitoring and the Importance of Geofencing Technology

Paula HingleyMarketing, security


Publicity Comes at a Cost Red carpets, classic car shows, award ceremonies, film festivals, sporting events. All of these places are home to extremely high-value assets. These can be people such as VIPs, or things like jewelry, clothing, and vehicles on loan from the inventories of luxury brands. There are countless ways to keep track of these assets including standard … Read More

Is Social Media Engagement the Missing Link in Your Marketing Strategy?

Karl SwannieBrand Reputation, Marketing

As a digital marketer, you’re constantly thinking of new ways to increase qualified traffic to your website and generate new business for your companies. There are almost limitless ways to do this – paid advertising, inbound marketing, email campaigns, influencer marketing…need I go on? However, there’s one part of the digital marketer’s technology stack you might be neglecting; social media. … Read More

5 Reasons Your Event Marketing Campaign Needs Social Media

Paula HingleyMarketing, Media


Event Marketing 101 People love sharing their experiences. Most events, whether they’re a roaring success or a massive PR flop, are highly shareable. When launching on an event marketing campaign, leveraging social media before, during, and after the occasion should be at the forefront of your strategy. Making the most of social media will give you the best chance to … Read More

Why The Best OSINT Tools Use Geofencing Technology

Karl SwannieEducational, security


Open-source intelligence (OSINT) isn’t new. Professionals in the intelligence industry have been leveraging open-source data such as search engines, social media, and other public platforms for years. However, the technology that OSINT tools are using to gather data is changing, and quickly. The newest technology? Geofencing. Why your OSINT tool should have geofencing capabilities You’re probably already using social media … Read More

8 Ways you Should be Using your Competitive Intelligence Software

Paula HingleyBrand Reputation, Business Intelligence, Marketing


What is Competitive Intelligence? Competitive intelligence is loosely defined as the process of gathering actionable information on your business’s competitive environment. If you run a business, or any aspect of a business, you are probably well aware that a business’s competitive environment is a vast and often unruly place. Therefore, the ‘process’ mentioned above can encompass many things. Essentially, competitive intelligence … Read More