These YouTube Tools Will Boost Your Video Rankings

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Video content is pulling more and more weight in the field of digital marketing, as it becomes easier than ever to post, host, and consume. Between the astronomical rise of TikTok and the success of YouTube Shorts, not to mention other popular forms of short-form video content, it’s become clearer over time that at least … Read more

Meta Makes Changes to Facebook’s Ad Targeting

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Starting January 19th, 2022, advertisers on Facebook are no longer be able to create new ad sets utilizing certain Detailed Targeting options, including: Health causes (e.g., “cancer awareness”, “obesity pandemic”, etc.) Sexual orientation (e.g., “LGBTQIA+”, “trans rights”, etc.) Race and ethnicity Religious groups (e.g., “Islam”, “Catholic Church”, “Hannukah”, etc.) Political beliefs (e.g., political movements, political … Read more

How To Use Instagram Carousels to Drive Engagement

How To Use Instagram Carousels to Drive Engagement - Sachs Marketing

Instagram carousels are not a new feature, and were first introduced to Instagram in 2017. So why bring them up now? They’ve regained relevance in 2022 because of engagement trends, signaling a change in how users on Instagram are behaving and consuming content. While the rule of online marketing is often that content is king, … Read more

Facebook Rebrands: Tech Giant Is Now “Meta”

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When Facebook first launched in 2004, no one had any idea of the scope it would have just a decade later, or the way it would participate in a societal shift towards digital platforms and new social technologies. In an effort to preempt future technologies this time, and build on the impact of the platform, … Read more

Facebook Launches New Tools for Businesses

Facebook Launches New Tools for Businesses - Sachs Marketing Group

It’s an exciting time for business owners on Facebook. If your boutique or brand has taken off at least partially due to your Facebook page, then you may have noticed that there’s a lot to benefit from in Facebook’s ability to foster customer interactions and provide a place for constant and immediate feedback, especially for … Read more

Best Practices for TikTok Ads

Best Practices for TikTok Ads - Sachs Marketing Group

TikTok recently released some best practices for advertisers to make the most of their video campaigns on the app, which is one of the fastest growing social media apps in the world, and saw exponential growth throughout 2020 and this year. If you haven’t invested in online video ads, TikTok might offer you some of … Read more

Facebook iOS 14 Update: How Will It Affect Your Ads?

Facebook iOS 14 Update: How Will It Affect Your Ads? - Sachs Marketing Group

Facebook recently published an informative post warning marketers of certain upcoming changes to web and mobile ad campaigns as a result of Apple’s AppTrackingTransparency framework, which will prompt users to give explicit permission to apps that track them for advertising data. These changes, introduced with iOS 14, have required Facebook to respond and reassure businesses … Read more

Twitter Tests New E-Commerce Feature, Shop Module

Twitter Tests New E-Commerce Feature, Shop Module - Sachs Marketing Group

After a harrowing 2020 and a rocky start to the new year, it seems everyone has read the tea leaves and collectively decided that if one thing took off in recent times, it’s online shopping. With targeted ads and other marketing techniques facing continuous criticism, alternative monetization is a serious consideration for the largest social … Read more

Facebook Launches 4 New Ecommerce Features

Facebook Launches 4 New Ecommerce Features - Sachs Marketing Group

Facebook commerce, or F-commerce, has grown throughout the pandemic and has been a great boon to the company’s stock, even amid privacy concerns and Apple’s new policies affecting gathered user data. But that doesn’t mean the Facebook storefront feature is in trouble – instead, it’s pivoting towards rolling out features for businesses and products that … Read more

Updates To YouTube Analytics

Updates To YouTube Analytics - Sachs Marketing Group

Growing a successful channel on the world’s largest video platform is not an easy feat, and YouTube’s relatively limited analytics features haven’t made it any easier. Some channels seem to explode in popularity overnight, while others languish for years – even with consistent uploads. There are many unknown variables regarding how YouTube recommends and promotes … Read more

Instagram Announces Plan to Develop Influencer Marketplace

Instagram Announces Plan to Develop Influencer Marketplace

Instagram has seen a surge in daily use because of the pandemic, along with the rest of the social media landscape. It has also affected the dynamic and culture of Instagram influencers – and the rise of influence activism and community outreach through social media. Many of these brand-influencer relationships were formed through platforms like … Read more

Facebook Confirms: Instagram For Kids Is Coming

Facebook Confirms: Instagram For Kids Is Coming

According to an internal post obtained by BuzzFeed News and a statement from Mark Zuckerberg given at a Congressional hearing earlier in March, Facebook is currently prioritizing the development of an Instagram for Kids, specifically targeting audiences below the age of 13. Instagram’s vice president of product, Vishal Shah, wrote to employees on the company … Read more

YouTube Introduces Shorts: A Platform to Rival TikTok

YouTube Introduces Shorts: A Platform to Rival TikTok - Sachs Marketing Group

“And the cool thing about these guys is that they have really, really, really long trunks.” The first video ever uploaded to YouTube in April 2005 was a simple 18-second clip of entrepreneur Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo, filmed in front of an elephant enclosure. Since then, short, viral clips have often defined … Read more

Clubhouse App 101: What Is It?

Clubhouse App 101: What Is It? - Sachs Marketing Group

Growing up, did you ever accidentally hear a neighbor’s conversation through the baby monitor? That’s kind of what Clubhouse is like, except everyone knows you’re listening – and it’s completely legal. Plus, it’s significantly more secure than baby monitors. Clubhouse is the new iPhone-only invite-only social media platform. It’s recently gotten a lot of buzz … Read more

Instagram Saves are the New Super Like

Instagram Saves are the New Super Like - Sachs Marketing Group

Likes are a thing of the past. Saves are where it’s at – and brands like yours need to pay attention. Instagram has been testing the removal of likes for a while now, which left brands scrambling, at first, to find a replacement success metric. That success metric is here – the private “saves” metric. … Read more

Ads for IGTV Are Coming

Ads for IGTV Are Coming - Sachs Marketing Group

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 … Read more

A Closer Look at LinkedIn Live

A Closer Look at LinkedIn Live - Sachs Marketing Group

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 … Read more

Questions to Boost Your Social Media Marketing

Questions to Boost Your Social Media Marketing - Sachs Marketing Group

**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, … Read more

Twitter Offers More Support to Researchers for Accountability

Twitter Offers More Support to Researchers for Accountability - Sachs Marketing Group

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 … Read more

Making the Most of Your Social Media Calendar

Here, I’ll discuss how to create an effective posting schedule for all your social media updates.

To make the most of your social media marketing efforts, it helps to have a calendar with a plan of the content you want to share, and when. Thanks to automation tools like Hootsuite and Buffer, it’s even possible to load a number of posts in advance and schedule them to post at certain times. … Read more

Marketing Your Business Beyond Social Media

Marketing Your Business Beyond Social Media - Sachs Marketing Group

Most articles talking about marketing techniques focus on social media. It’s true, social media is one of the best marketing tools available to small businesses. It’s free and easy to use. It is also time-consuming. For some small businesses, social media campaigns can become a time suck that creates too much extra work. Really, the … Read more

New and Upcoming Twitter Features You Need to Know About

New and Upcoming Twitter Features You Need to Know About - Sachs Marketing Group

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 … Read more

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