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Ironic but True: Scheduling Instagram Posts in Advance Can Make You More Spontaneous

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

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More and more brands are already seeing the huge marketing potential of Instagram. Now with 600 million active users, an average engagement rate of 2.261%, which is 2 and 2.2 percent higher than Facebook and Twitter respectively, the photo- and video-sharing app is recognized as the fastest-growing social network.

 

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Instagram Doubles Its Ad Stats in 6 Months with Over 1 Million Advertisers

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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It’s been a year and a half since Instagram rolled out the red carpet to all advertisers, and the photo- and video-sharing app has now over 1 million monthly active ad users. That’s five times as many advertisers as the app claimed more than a year ago, and twice as many as it had six months ago.

 

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Monthly Link Roundup – 02-28-17

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

10 Things You Should Be Doing With Snapchat Snapcodes (Forbes.com)

Back in 2015, Snapchat introduced Snapcodes and now the company has given the world the power to direct people to any URL (even using URL shorteners), thanks to new in-app tools and one via the web who snap a Snapcode using the Snapchat app. How can users and business owners take advantage of this new feature?

Hashtags in Super Bowl ads slip to 30% in 2017, overtaken by URL use in 39% (MarketingLand.com)

Hashtags were in 30 percent of Super Bowl 51 ads, down significantly from 45 percent last year. More ads used URLs than hashtags for the first time since the data has been measured, 39 percent in all. Twitter barely beat Facebook and Instagram as the most-mentioned social network, though neither was explicitly mentioned often.

Facebook Lite Hits 200m Users As Low-Bandwidth World Revenue Skyrockets (TechCrunch.com)

Facebook Lite launched in June 2015, it rocketed to 100 million monthly users by March 2016, and now it’s doubled in size to 200 million users, according to Mark Zuckerberg. These results are reflective of only a limited set of countries, which today expands to include Israel, Italy, United Arab Emirates, and South Korea.

Instagram Rolls Out Ability to Add Multiple Photos and Videos to One Post (SocialMediaExaminer.com)

Last February 25, Instagram rolled out a new feature that allows users to share multiple photos and videos in one post. With this update, users no longer have to choose the single best photo or video from an experience they want to remember. Now, they can combine up to 10 photos and videos in one post and swipe through to see them all.

LinkedIn Reinstates Saved Searches After Desktop Re-Design (SocialMediaToday.com)

LinkedIn has confirmed that LinkedIn saved searches are back for paying and non-paying users. Saved searches are a handy tool and can be a valuable reference; they allow users to set up alerts for new employees in your field of interest, at certain companies, those moving into new positions, and more.

Monthly Link Roundup – 01-31-17

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Snapchat Versus Instagram Stories: What’s the Difference? (SearchEngineJournal.com)

People now live in a time where they have nothing but choices on where to publish their content. Both Instagram and Snapchat now offer the ability to post 10-second videos and photos that disappear in 24 hours. These features are meant to share what’s going on “in the moment.” Five months later, and both platforms continue competing—adding new options to each of their respective features, one after the other. So is Instagram Stories really just an imitation of Snapchat? And, if not, which should you use?

Programmatic Delivery: The Future of Content Marketing and Promotion? (moz.com)

Programmatic is a term used to describe the buying of advertising using software and algorithms. Although still in its infancy from a content perspective, the technology and methodology behind programmatic content offers massive potential for the world of content marketing, and even SEO.

YouTube Gains Access To Google Account Data For Ad Targeting, Teases New Measurement Solution (MarketingLand.com)

Google-owned YouTube made several announcements last January 20, 2017. The most immediate update is that Google account data can now be used for ad targeting and measurement across search and YouTube. The changes come as over 50 percent of YouTube views now happen on mobile. The search engine also announced that it will be working on a cloud-based measurement solution over the next year in collaboration with third-party vendors including comScore, DoubleVerify, IAS, MOAT and Nielsen.

Facebook Revamps Privacy Basics (AdWeek.com)

Last January 28, 2017, Facebook issued an update to its Privacy Basics portal in advance of Data Privacy Day. The social network introduced Privacy Basics in November 2014, saying at the time that it offered interactive guides to answer the most frequently asked questions by users about how they could control their information on Facebook. In a Newsroom post earlier that week, the social network announced that Privacy Basics now features 32 such guides, in 44 languages.

Social Listening in 2017: The Next Frontier in Social Media (MarketingProfs.com)

As social media becomes increasingly important to both ensuring a memorable customer experience and mapping the customer journey, marketers are now using social listening to help formulate their strategy, gathering this type of data for three key reasons: market research and consumer insights, customer engagement, and customer experience and crisis management.

Monthly Link Roundup – 11-30-16

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Now You Can Create Twitter Moments via Mobile Devices (SocialMediaToday.com)

Twitter has officially announced that users can now create and share their own Moments via mobile device. Although the microblogging platform faces an uphill battle in getting users to see the benefits and potential of creating their own Moments, a simple, mobile user-friendly process is an essential first step.

Facebook Testing New Multiproduct News Feed Ads (Adweek.com)

Facebook is testing a new type of multi-product News Feed ad with several advertisers. The new ad units will incorporate a featured main image or video with related products images underneath. When users click on an ad, they will be directed to a second page with more products. Another click brings users to the retailers websites, where they can buy products shown on the ads.

Snapchat Spectacles: Here’s Everything You Need to Know (SocialMediaExplorer.com)

Last November 10, Snapchat released Spectacles, which are sunglasses fitted with a video camera that allow users to film snaps from their own perspective. As the first consumer electronics product from the company, Spectacles are designed to work exclusively with the Snapchat app.

Automating Your Customer Interactions: Get Ready for Chatbots (ContentMarketingInstitute.com)

Chatbots are software that automate the task of talking with people online. They enable marketers to personalize their content delivery strategy and have meaningful conversations with customers at scale. As chatbots change the conversation between brands and customers, they present various opportunities (and risks) to marketers and consumers alike.

Instagram Tests Shoppable Photo Tags (Techcrunch.com)

Instagram wants its users to shop without having to interrupt their scrolling with a browser window, which is why it started showing shoppable tags on photos from several brands to iOS users in the US. Eventually Instagram wants to add a Save feature so users can bookmark posts as they browse and come back to them when they’re ready to shop.

Here’s the 411 on Instagram’s New Live Video Feature

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

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Instagram Live is one of the two major updates recently released by the photo-sharing platform. As part of Instagram Stories, a feature that was released in August and is now used by 100 million people every day, Instagram Live lets users broadcast videos to their followers in real-time.

 

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Monthly Link Roundup – 10-31-16

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Social Ad Spend Surpasses Television: New Research (SocialMediaExaminer.com)

New research shows that for the first time, digital and social media ad spending has surpassed that of TV. Marketers everywhere may revisit their strategies, leading to big changes in ad spend.

Airbnb: How Its Customer Experience Is Revolutionizing The Travel Industry (EConsultancy.com)

Airbnb started in 2008 and got its name when its three founders rented out air mattresses on the floor of their San Francisco apartment during a conference. The company has been disrupting the travel industry by understanding, and moving with, shifts in consumer behavior.

Facebook Adds New Tools For Local Discovery And Commerce (MarketingLand.com)

Facebook wants to be the mobile solution for local businesses. It also sees itself increasingly as a local commerce platform for consumers. The company’s recent introductions of Marketplace and its Events app are indications of a full court press into local.

Will Instagram Stories Lead to the Demise of Snapchat? (SocialMediaToday.com)

Social media managers want to know whether they should be building a presence on Snapchat or Instagram for their Stories-type content. Will the introduction of Instagram Stories be the end of Snapchat? While there’s no definitive answer, there are a few things to consider.

Consumers Want Personalization In Exchange for Their Data (Infographic) (AdWeek.com)

Personalization provides marketers with the opportunity to engage customers more fully. However, many marketers still struggle to leverage personalization data effectively and miss important opportunities as a result. This infographic illustrates what consumers want from personalization and lists the steps brands should take to meet expectations.

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