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Snapchat Rises to 280 Million Users, Reports Strong Take-Up of TikTok-Like ‘Spotlight’ Option
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Snapchat Rises to 280 Million Users, Reports Strong Take-Up of TikTok-Like ‘Spotlight’ Option

Snapchat has posted its latest performance update, showing solid increases in both usage and revenue throughout Q1 2021. The numbers will certainly raise some eyebrows, and likely get more social media marketers considering their options on the app. First off, on usage - Snapchat is now being used by 280 million people every day, a 22% increase in year-over-year performance, and the app's biggest increase in its YoY usage growth in more than 3 yearsAs you can see here, while Snapchat usage increased in all regions, the app once again saw its biggest growth in the 'Rest of World' segment, which is largely due to the company's ongoing investment in more localized content and improved language support options.Snap has seen particularly strong growth in India of late, with its Android...
23 Pinterest Statistics That Matter to Marketers in 2021
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23 Pinterest Statistics That Matter to Marketers in 2021

Pinterest statistics are an essential component of marketing strategies both on and off the platform. At a glimpse, they help marketers understand Pinterest audiences and identify trending content. Social media statistics are widely shared in marketing circles online. But not every stat is relevant, reliable and up to date. We’ve rounded up the Pinterest stats that matter based on the latest data pulled straight from the source.Bonus: Download a free guide that teaches you how to make money on Pinterest in six easy steps using the tools you already have.General Pinterest stats See how Pinterest stats measure up against other social media networks and beyond. 1. Pinterest is the 14th largest social network in the world As of January 2021, Pinterest ranks as the 14th largest p...
3 Ways Gen-Z is Empowering a Digital Economy
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3 Ways Gen-Z is Empowering a Digital Economy

March 15th, 2021 Marketing Erica Perry In partnership with Oxford Economics, Snapchat recently set out to explore the role of Gen Z in driving the post-pandemic recovery, digital economy, and their impact in marketing efforts and what this means for the industry at large. We’ll take a closer look at some of the themes and ...
How to Use Facebook Stories for Business: The Complete Guide
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How to Use Facebook Stories for Business: The Complete Guide

From swapping faces on Snapchat to sharing water cooler moments on LinkedIn, Stories have made their mark on most, if not all, of today’s leading social platforms. Facebook Stories is no exception. The visual, immersive appeal of Stories has won over a wide range of demographics, including those who continue to use Facebook as one of their go-to social media channels. The platform remains a powerhouse when it comes to building and maintaining relationships, with no signs of slowing down. Approximately 500 million people are using Facebook Stories daily. It’s pretty clear that despite the ephemeral nature of Stories, they provide lasting impact. And, they’ve been shown to be just as good at driving brand lift as Facebook feeds and Instagram Stories. After viewing a business’ Story,...
Announcing Our Initial #SMWNYC 2021 Agenda!
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Announcing Our Initial #SMWNYC 2021 Agenda!

Our preliminary agenda for the thirteenth edition of Social Media Week New York (May 4-7, 2021) is live, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with you! Featuring insight from professionals with Snap, TikTok, Peloton, LEGO and many more, consider this your first look at our curated lineup of speakers and sessions dedicated to unlocking the power of “Reinvention,” our 2021 global theme. Secure Your Pass Today and Save Up to $360! Building meaningful connections, brands and businesses in an era of disruption Love it or Leave it: How Red Antler Builds Brands that Matter What does it actually mean to be a disruptor in our industry today? Why are great ideas. a massive social following, or better prices no longer differenatiors for success? In this session, Emily Heyward ...
“Water Cooler” Moments in a Remote Work World?
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“Water Cooler” Moments in a Remote Work World?

LinkedIn Stories is the career network’s latest pitch to reach a younger demographic. The feature could help your company reach that audience, too. Released in September, stories may be new to LinkedIn, but they’re not new to social media. First popularized by Snapchat, disappearing posts have been replicated as Instagram and Facebook Stories, YouTube Stories—and most recently, Twitter Fleets. Short-form social video ismore popular than ever. Instagram Stories counts 500 million daily active users worldwide. More than 10 million people in the U.S. log on to TikTok everyday. Microsoft, LinkedIn’s parent company, even attempted to acquire TikTok last year. But will the off-the-cuff format click with young professionals on LinkedIn? According to a post by LinkedIn’s senior product ma...
How Google is Preparing for Fully Immersive AR Environments
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How Google is Preparing for Fully Immersive AR Environments

January 5th, 2021 Marketing Erica Perry Since its inception, one of the biggest use cases of AR on mobile remains the ability to play with your appearance whether through clothes, accessories, or makeup. Snapchat and Instagram are no stranger to this trend, and now Google is making its mark in the space with its own update...
44 Instagram Statistics That Matter to Marketers in 2021
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44 Instagram Statistics That Matter to Marketers in 2021

2020 was a year of new developments at Instagram, with some interesting new Instagram statistics emerging along the way. Now much more than a photo-sharing platform, Instagram has launched a ton of features to help businesses market and sell directly from the app. As you plan your Instagram marketing strategy for 2021, it’s important to know the latest facts about this very popular social network. To make sure you’re working with the right information, we’ve compiled all the most important Instagram stats you need to be aware of this year.Bonus: Download a free checklist that reveals the exact steps a lifestyle photographer used to grow from 0 to 600,000 followers on Instagram with no budget and no expensive gear.Fast stats for instagram 1. Instagram turned 10 years old in 202...
How Snapchat is Preparing for the Next Creator Movement
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How Snapchat is Preparing for the Next Creator Movement

December 2nd, 2020 Marketing Erica Perry 2020 has seen many brands and platforms step outside of their comfort zones and experiment with ways they can deliver content at scale and create personal experiences. A player of late that has stood out in departure from the original focus on intimate communications is Snapchat. ...
Snapchat Shares New insights into Consumer Behavior and Trends
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Snapchat Shares New insights into Consumer Behavior and Trends

Snapchat has shared some new insights into the latest consumption trends, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic, but Snapchat says are set to remain in place as the next generation of consumers becomes increasingly influential in buying decisions. As per Snapchat: "The events of 2020 changed the way we work, shop and stay in touch, creating what became known as the “new normal”. Now, as we build hopes of recovery in 2021 and beyond, it’s time to focus on the next normal." Snapchat has collected a range of trends and insights into a new, 15-page report called 'Strategies for the Next Normal', which outlines how habits have changed, and what it means for your approach.Snap has identified several key shifts, including the rise of mobile eCommerce, the resurgence of QR codes for ma...
Snapchat Offers Tentative Support for UK MP’s Call for Labels on Digitally Altered Images
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Snapchat Offers Tentative Support for UK MP’s Call for Labels on Digitally Altered Images

Negative self comparison is one of the biggest risks for young people online, and the availability of advanced photo editing and image-altering tools now means that many of the photos of people you see posted are not realistic depictions of what they actually look like. That can have serious impacts, and recently, a UK MP called for direct action to address it. Back in September, Tory MP Dr. Luke Evans proposed a new law which would force social platforms to add labels to any posted image that had been digitally altered or enhanced. Evans said that such enhancements create an "unrealistic and unachievable aspiration" for young people, which can cause significant psychological impacts. "With the click of a mouse you can have bigger biceps, with the swipe of a thumb you can have a slimme...
Cheat Sheet for Every Network
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Cheat Sheet for Every Network

Social media image sizes seem to change constantly. One moment you have the perfect cover page for your account. The next, it’s been resized, and looks all pixelated and wrong. It doesn’t help that information about official dimensions and image sizes are harder to find than a civil discussion on politics on Facebook. But, it’s not difficult if you consult this guide to social media image sizes! Below are the most recent social media image dimensions, as of 2021.Bonus: Get the always-up-to-date social media image size cheat sheet. The free resource includes recommended photo dimensions for every type of image on every major network.Why is it important to get social media image sizes right? There’s a lot to get right when your brand is creating great visual content for social m...
How Twitter is Driving Tweet Exposure and Virtual Hangouts
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How Twitter is Driving Tweet Exposure and Virtual Hangouts

December 16th, 2020 Marketing Erica Perry It’s hard to believe more than seven years ago Snapchat unveiled “Stories,” a feature allowing consumers to string together images and videos into a digestible, diary-esque sequence that would disappear after 24 hours. It proved so popular that several other prominent players inclu...
The Top Facebook Updates You Need to Know: December 2020
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The Top Facebook Updates You Need to Know: December 2020

“The only constant is change,” Greek philosopher Heraclitus has famously said. We can’t prove it, but we’re pretty sure he was talking about Facebook updates. Sometimes its changes delight (see: the introduction of Messenger). Sometimes they cause mass outrage (see: literally any time the interface is redesigned). But one thing’s for sure: Facebook never rests on its laurels. There’s always something new in the works, which is to say there are always new opportunities for your brand to get ahead of its competitors. It’s why we’ll be keeping this page updated regularly, spotlighting the most important Facebook updates each month. Be sure to check back often (and maybe even bookmark this page?).Bonus: Download a free guide that teaches you how to turn Facebook traffic into sales i...
Snapchat Shares New insights into Christmas and New Year’s Trends
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Snapchat Shares New insights into Christmas and New Year’s Trends

Looking to make that last-minute push for your Christmas campaigns, or planning your marketing approach ahead of what will be a very different New Year's celebration? This week, Snapchat has provided some new insight into how its users are approaching the holiday season, which could have some bearing on how marketers angle their campaigns for such. First off, on Christmas trends - Snapchat says that the majority of its users are planning to celebrate with family, however they can, with holiday movies and outdoor activities high on the list. That's in line with general holiday trends, but it is worth noting that more people will be taking part in smaller, more intimate gatherings this year, which could place more emphasis on these activities than in times past. Snapchat also notes that ...
Everything You Need to Know About Twitter’s Disappearing Tweets
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Everything You Need to Know About Twitter’s Disappearing Tweets

It’s common wisdom that the internet is forever. Country superstar Brad Paisley even wrote a song about it, for goodness sakes. But Twitter, with its new Fleets feature, dares to disagree. Rolled out to users worldwide November 2020, Fleets are a way to post content on Twitter that will disappear after 24 hours. Reactions so far have been… mixed.It's very meta how everyone stopped caring about Fleets after 24 hours. — Monty Ashley (@monty_ashley) November 27, 2020ok all of your fleets are excellent, it's like having access to an exclusively wholesome take-free alt twitter whenever I like and I'm begging you to keep it that way — Hannah Malcolm (@hannahmmalcolm) November 27, 2020I ain watch 10 fleets since this feature come out — Duke (@Dxke_fz) December 9, 2020Finally u...