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Social Buzz Show: Jellyfish's Hannah Rainford gives the lowdown on social media listening

Social media listening is big business, so on this week's Social Buzz Show we asked Hannah Rainford, associate director of social media at Jellyfish, to talk us through why brands are investing serious money and resource into the function.

Joining The Drum's head of social Adam Libonatti-Roche on the sofa, Rainford also discussed how social listening will evolve in the future.

"A lot needs to be done around sentiment on these platforms, it's done by machines so sometimes they don't detect things like irony or sarcasm or whether someone's being a troll or not.

"There's also industries like the gaming industry where something being 'sick' is not negative but a lot of tools would pick that up as being negative when actually it's positive. So actually, I think to come, there's going to be a lot of stuff around using natural language processing."

You can watch the chat in full above.

The series accompanies The Drum’s weekly Social Buzz chat, which takes place on Tuesdays between 7-8pm GMT. You can follow and contribute on Twitter using the hashtag #SMBuzzChat.

The Drum's Social Buzz Awards take place Wednesday 30 November, you can find out more on the website.

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Rebecca Stewart

Rebecca Stewart is a reporter at The Drum with a remit to cover the latest developments in social media marketing and wider industry news. Based in Glasgow, she has interviewed key figures from brands like Airbnb, Amnesty International, Facebook and Spotify. She has covered international events in Berlin and Amsterdam, as well as Advertising Week Europe.

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