Mark Brill

Mark Brill

About Mark Brill

Mark Brill is senior lecturer in Future Media at Birmingham City University. He is a leading mobile and innovation strategist and has worked with a diverse range of global brands including Chevrolet, Samsung and Louis Vuitton, as well as leading advertising agencies across the WPP and Aegis groups.
2605, 2017

The Confirmation Bubble: Social Media and the UK Election

By |May 26th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The Confirmation Bubble: Social Media and the UK Election

by Mark Brill, Senior Lecturer in Future Media and Digital Communication at Birmingham City University

Social Media has become a key battleground for political campaigning. Ahead of the upcoming UK election the main parties are putting social media at the core of their campaigns. The question is, how will all that activity impact on the final vote on […]

908, 2016

Pokémon Go and the Rise of the Phone Zombie

By |August 9th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Pokémon Go and the Rise of the Phone Zombie

Mark Brill, Senior Lecturer in Future Media at Birmingham City University looks at the health and safety implications surrounding the Pokémon Go app – and suggests this is nothing new.

A study by Facebook found that smartphone users checked their devices around 150 times per day. That was three years ago. If we now included Pokémon […]

1703, 2016

Are dating apps here to stay?

By |March 17th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Are dating apps here to stay?

A survey conducted at yesterday’s #RethinkMedia conference at Birmingham City University revealed that over half of respondents expect popular dating app Tinder to be redundant in five years’ time.

Are we getting bored of Tinder? Mark Brill, senior lecturer in Future Media at Birmingham City University, shares his views…

The app is creating a whole ‘Tinder Generation’ […]

1403, 2016

The highs and lows of Twitter’s first decade

By |March 14th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The highs and lows of Twitter’s first decade

by Mark Brill, senior lecturer in Digital Communication and Future Media at Birmingham City University

Twitter is ten years old this month (21 March). At first, only a few people got the point of it, but throughout the decade it has become a place for revelations, revolutions and many indiscretions. It’s easy to see why.

The short-form format […]

601, 2016

Twitter’s Dilemma: Is Longer Really Better?

By |January 6th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Twitter’s Dilemma: Is Longer Really Better?

Mark Brill, senior lecturer in Digital Communication and Future Media at Birmingham City University

Every time a popular social media site announces a change, their users seem to throw up their arms in horror. When Facebook announced additions to their ‘Like’ function in 2015, it was branded the ‘Dislike’ button and warnings about loss of users […]

1209, 2014

Can Apple maintain their reputation as a game changer?

By |September 12th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on Can Apple maintain their reputation as a game changer?

Apple’s latest product announcements have been some of the most anticipated in years. And rightly so. The last few Apple outings have largely been phone or OS upgrades, but no new products. This time, though, they delivered the much anticipated Apple Watch. On first viewing, it looks like the device will meet consumer expectations. The […]