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Ads for IGTV Are Coming

Instagram is promoting IGTV videos in its main feed in an attempt to increase popularity among advertisers and influencers. IGTV is Instagram’s foray into long-form vertical video content on mobile devices. It launched last summer and was the first major update to the platform since Instagram stories was released in 2016. It helps to move … Continued

A Closer Look at LinkedIn Live

LinkedIn recently announced updates to LinkedIn pages including the ability to stream live video. Originally launched last year, LinkedIn live was only for individual accounts, but now it’s going to be available for pages. You can use it on your own LinkedIn page or on your company’s profile. Either way, you decide to go, this … Continued

How to Optimize Your Twitter Profile for Your Business or Brand

More than 330 million people use Twitter every month, and more than 350,000 tweets are posted every single minute. There’s no doubt that potential clients and customers are there, and if they are, your business should be, too. But beyond your potential clients and customers, there are others you should be looking for and paying … Continued

Questions to Boost Your Social Media Marketing

**This post was selected as one of the top digital marketing articles of the week by UpCity, a B2B ratings and review company for digital marketing agencies and other marketing service providers.** Companies of every size are looking to improve their social media marketing effectiveness. Digital platforms are constantly innovating the way brands are found, shared, … Continued

Twitter Offers More Support to Researchers for Accountability

Twitter has kicked off 2020 with a new hub for academic researchers. The new hub is designed to make it easier for them to access information and support around its APIs.  You can find the new page, called Twitter Data for Academic Researchers, here. There you’ll find links to apply for a developer account to … Continued

How to Optimize Your Social Media Schedule for Maximum Impact

If you’re like most businesses online, you don’t have the time to manually post to all of your social media networks every day. That’s why there are so many scheduling tools available – so you can sit down and do a week’s or even a month’s worth or more of posts across Facebook, Instagram, and … Continued

How to Get Approved for Instagram Shopping and Product Tags

If you are in the e-commerce space and you want to take full advantage of Instagram, you need to apply for Instagram shopping and product tagging. However, if you don’t do things the correct way you could find your application has been denied. If you have been denied for Instagram Shopping and product tagging in … Continued

New and Upcoming Twitter Features You Need to Know About

Data shows Twitter has 330 million monthly active users and 134 million daily active users. An estimated 63% of Twitter users worldwide fall between the ages of 35 and 65 years old making it appealing for brands with a more mature demographic compared to Instagram or SnapChat. In the US, the average adult Twitter user … Continued

Top Social Media Trends to Watch in the 2020s

Social media has been evolving quite drastically over the past decade. In the early days, it was all about MySpace. Facebook, launched in 2004, was limited only to college students and Google+ came and went (RIP, Google+) as Google attempted to take their slice of the pie. What began as a way to stay in … Continued

An (Almost) Exhaustive List of Social Media Abbreviations and Acronyms

If you’ve been observing social media conversations, you have undoubtedly seen these acronyms and lingo. We’ve all had that awkward moment when we’re staring at something that we don’t understand. Many of the social media acronyms get thrown around casually in captions, comments, and conversations between people. Social media acronyms and abbreviations are essentially the … Continued

Global Launch of LinkedIn Events

In October, LinkedIn announced the global launch of LinkedIn Events. This feature allows members to create, share, and discover professional events. This program hopes to foster offline community building and help members nurture deeper professional relationships. LinkedIn data shows the chances of people accepting connection requests on LinkedIn increases two-fold if they have attended a … Continued

Creating Personalized Content for Social Media Marketing

Advertising to the prospect or consumer on social media is a growing craft—and an increasing area of competition. Consumers prefer content tailored to them, making them 40% more likely to make a positive buying decision after seeing that content. With so much riding on catching the audience’s attention on social media, creating personalized content for … Continued

Ways to Humanize Your Instagram Business Account

Humanizing your brand is an essential part of building awareness and loyalty. Giving your brand personality makes it easier for people to relate to you – and they are easier to remember and identify. Customers are more loyal and feel they trust a brand with a personality. Brand personalities teach customers how they should use … Continued

Up and Coming Social Platforms to Keep an Eye On

Smart marketers have been relying on the major social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to promote their products and services, share content, and ultimately grow their businesses. However, rival platforms are being developed all the time and while many of them don’t achieve the same levels of success, (remember Ello? It’s still … Continued

Why You Need to Pay Attention to TikTok

When it comes to social media, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are probably the biggest platforms you consider. However new social media applications aren’t far behind. Younger internet users tend to shy away from traditional social media channels and look for the next big thing. TikTok is a potentially explosive social media platform that allows for … Continued

Keys to Running a Successful LinkedIn Group

If you want to or are already using LinkedIn to connect with your ideal clients and prospects, you may want to consider running a LinkedIn Group. Why?  Starting your own LinkedIn group can be a wonderful way to increase your credibility and thought leadership while attracting a highly targeted group of people. Benefits of Managing … Continued

Memes 101: How Marketers Can Use Them

Memes have taken over social media. Surely, you’re familiar with these short static images, videos or GIFs that depict humorous and relatable content, then spread across the internet like wildfire. People love them. That’s why you should be using them in your online marketing. They’re relatively easy to create and have the potential to really … Continued

Developing a Social Media Approval Process for Your Organization

Managing social media for your department, organization or for individual clients can be stressful. This is especially true if there is a team involved in the process. Each stakeholder may have different expectations for social media posts, and it’s imperative that everyone is on the same page in order to avoid problems such as misunderstandings … Continued

Study: What 100 Social Media Followers are Worth

When it comes to the social web, platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram command billions of eyeballs every year. This makes the channels too big to ignore, so you have no choice but to participate in them to avoid missing out on revenue and traffic. That brings the question how much time and money should … Continued

What Is Facebook ThruPlay?

If you are using video in your Facebook Ads you’ll need to consider ThruPlay optimization and how it will affect your campaigns. In September 2018, Facebook introduced ThruPlay ad optimization for video views campaigns. Facebook considers a Thruplay when your video ad is watched to either completion or at least 15 seconds in the case … Continued

Targeting Cold Audiences With Facebook Ads

If you want to use Facebook Ads to find new customers and want to learn whom to target with cold ads, you’ve come to the right place. After you determine who to target with cold ads, I’ll help you with what to do after you’ve identified new target audiences, what kind of analysis you should … Continued

7 Ways to Share Links on Instagram

Instagram is one of the most popular social media networks with more than one billion monthly users. If you are in the ecommerce niche, it can be a great source of traffic and sales for you. There’s just one problem. The only place to include a clickable link on your Instagram profile is in your … Continued

Building a Multilingual Social Media Presence

English is the most popular language on the internet with 1.1 billion internet users speaking the language. More than 860 million people on the internet speak Chinese, and more than 500 million people speak Spanish, making these three languages the top options on the internet. If your demographic speaks Chinese or Spanish, you don’t want … Continued

How to Make the Most of Your LinkedIn Experience

LinkedIn is a wonderful social platform for those in the B2B space. Once thought of as a tool for job seekers, the platform has evolved into so much more than that. You can publish content as you would on a blog, go live, tag others, create a page for your company, and more. There’s plenty … Continued

How to Use Facebook Video Ads

Video is among the most popular type of content on the internet, and with good reason. By 2022, online videos will make up more than 82% of all consumer internet traffic – 15x higher than it was in 2017. Studies show shoppers who view videos are 1.81x more likely to purchase than non-video viewers. So … Continued