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TikTok Publishes New Report on the Benefits of an Integrated Media Strategy to Boost Brand Messaging
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TikTok Publishes New Report on the Benefits of an Integrated Media Strategy to Boost Brand Messaging

Yes, digital platforms are where everyone is consuming media these days, with more people spending more and more of their time using social apps to stay connected and entertained at all hours of the day. But that doesn’t mean that traditional TV is dead. As noted by TikTok: “Despite viewers having more options, Linear TV (or traditional TV) remains extremely influential within entertainment and will continue to be a marketing tentpole. But as consumer attention spreads across new platforms, so should marketing strategies.”Despite rising focus on various apps, and despite video becoming the most popular content type across all of them, traditional TV still plays a key role in our connective process. Our homes are virtually built around the TV set as the central engagement device, and...
21 Social Media Management Tools for Great Results in 2022
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21 Social Media Management Tools for Great Results in 2022

Between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, TikTok, Snapchat and more, keeping track of all of your brand’s social media accounts can feel like herding cats (and it’s not nearly as cute). But you don’t have to go at it alone. There are lots of apps, platforms and websites out there for properly managing multiple social accounts. This includes schedulers, reporting tools, and software that ensures you’re engaging with your followers regularly (and that no post, comment or direct message is missed) — and more. With these tools, you can gather up those kitties in no time. Let’s start right meow.Bonus: Read the step-by-step social media strategy guide with pro tips on how to grow your social media presence.What is social media management? Social media management involves prope...
Facebook Business Suite – Everything You Need to Know About in 2022
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Facebook Business Suite – Everything You Need to Know About in 2022

Facebook has been around for over a decade, and in that time, it’s become the most popular social media platform on the planet. With over 2 billion active users, it’s no wonder why so many businesses have started using Facebook to promote their products and services. But as Facebook continues to evolve, what does that mean for business owners? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the Facebook Business Suite in 2022 and what you can expect from using it. Whether you’re just starting out on the social media platform as an FBA Amazon seller or you’re looking to upgrade your current strategy, read on to gain insight into it! What is the Facebook Business Suite and its features? The Facebook Business Suite is a set of tools that can help businesses grow on the social media platform. ...
5 Ways to Drive Traffic and Sales with Short Videos
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5 Ways to Drive Traffic and Sales with Short Videos

We live in a world where everything is moving faster. People no longer have the patience for long-form content and are looking for short, digestible videos, preferably under 3 minutes. Adopting a video marketing strategy that is based on short video content not only allows you to give your audience what they want but also helps you get across your message to them in a more effective manner. But why is short video content better than traditional long-form content? Let’s assume you have an excellent blog post on your website about a particular feature or a product that you offer. The chances are that even if a particular set of your audience is intrigued by the content in the article, they might not read the entire thing. And this can happen due to a multitude of reasons ...
Everything You Need to Know in 2022
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Everything You Need to Know in 2022

Instagram video content is currently available in four formats: Reels, Live, Stories, and Instagram Video. Video content has exploded on the platform in recent years, with 91% of Instagram users reporting they watch videos on a weekly basis. The varying formats of video across the platform may feel like a lot to juggle. But it’s also created new ways for marketers to tell stories and reach their audience. Which Instagram video format is right for your brand? There may be a place in your social media strategy for all of them. Or maybe you’ll decide just to focus on a couple. In this guide, we’ll teach you all about the features, specifications, and best practices for every type. Plus, we’ve rounded up tools that make using Instagram video that much easier.Bonus: Download the free...
How to Download Instagram Reels: 4 Simple Ways
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How to Download Instagram Reels: 4 Simple Ways

Since their introduction in 2020, Reels have become one of Instagram’s most popular and engaging types of content. The platform makes posting Reels worth brands and creators’ while — Instagram’s algorithm favors video content, which means Reels are more likely to reach large audiences than static Instagram posts. If you find yourself wanting to download Instagram Reels for inspiration, future reference, or use on a different platform, you’ll notice that there’s no built-in feature that would allow you to do so. But don’t worry, there are plenty of workarounds. Keep reading to find out how to download other users’ Reels to your device.Bonus: Download the free 10-Day Reels Challenge, a daily workbook of creative prompts that will help you get started with Instagram Reels, track yo...
How to Manage Social Media for Business in Only 18 Minutes a Day
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How to Manage Social Media for Business in Only 18 Minutes a Day

Many small business owners don’t have the bandwidth to manage social media accounts—let alone the budget to hire dedicated team members or a social media manager. But that doesn’t make social media management any less important. People expect to be able to connect with businesses on social platforms: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or even TikTok. Without an active presence, your company may be forgotten, lose customers to competition—or worse yet, look neglectful. Plus, you may be missing out on new customers. More than 40% of digital shoppers use social media to research new brands and products. For those who are short on time, we’ve put together an 18-minute plan. This plan takes you minute-by-minute through the social necessities, highlighting time-saving tips along the way. If...
How to Change Your YouTube Channel Name (and 44 Name Ideas)
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How to Change Your YouTube Channel Name (and 44 Name Ideas)

Choosing a name for your YouTube channel is a lot like picking a band name. It can be difficult to land on a decision, and when you’re just starting out you might not think it matters too much. But the last thing you want is to get famous and be stuck with the name you picked. Just ask Hoobastank. Fortunately, as of last year, it’s now possible to change your YouTube channel name and profile picture. The company rolled out a new feature that will allow you to update your account’s aesthetics without needing to change the name and photo on your associated Google account. Read on to learn how to change your YouTube channel name. While you’re here, we’ve also compiled some creative channel name ideas to get you started on your YouTube marketing plan.Bonus: Download a free pack of 3...
What Is Substack and How Does it Work?
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What Is Substack and How Does it Work?

The social media sphere is chock full of jargon and buzzwords, so much so that it can be hard to keep track of them all. It’s enough to keep track of Wordle, NFTs and the metaverse, but what is a Substack? Resisting the urge to make a joke about a pile of sandwiches, we’ll tell you that Substack is a major game-changer in the world of online publishing. In fact, it’s the biggest disruption to journalism, personal writing and thought leadership since the blog boom of the 2000s. And it might just be the missing piece in your social media marketing plan. Read on to learn everything you need to know about Substack, and whether or not it’s the right choice for your brand.Bonus: Read the step-by-step social media strategy guide with pro tips on how to grow your social media presence. ...
TikTok Storytelling: How to Stand Out From the Crowd : Social Media Examiner
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TikTok Storytelling: How to Stand Out From the Crowd : Social Media Examiner

Social Marketing TrendsThe data you've been missing!Need a new plan? Find out how thousands of marketers plan to change their social marketing activities in our 14th annual Social Media Marketing Industry Report. This 40-page report reveals what marketers have planned for their organic social activities, video marketing, social ads, and more. Get this free report now and never miss another great article from Social Media Examiner.
Twitter’s Working on Tweet Awards, Another Creator Monetization Option
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Twitter’s Working on Tweet Awards, Another Creator Monetization Option

After adding tipping along with its Super Follow and other subscription options, Twitter now appears to be working on a new ‘Awards’ option for tweets, which would potentially provide another way for creators to generate income from their on-platform efforts.As you can see in this image, shared by reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong, the new award option appears as a gift icon in the lower tweet function bar. There’s also a microphone icon before Wong’s user name in this example, which appears to be connected with Super Follows, though what it actually means is not clear as yet.Awards looks similar to Facebook’s virtual gifts, which are purchasable with Stars, its in-app currency to donate to creators, while YouTube also has its own ‘Super Stickers’ option to facilitate t...
How to Sell Products on TikTok in 7 Easy Steps
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How to Sell Products on TikTok in 7 Easy Steps

TikTok feels like it’s a self-contained internet of its own. Think about it — you can find literally everything on there, from super popular internet celebs blowing up trends to niche weirdos who rant about their hyper-specific obsessions. There’s joy, drama, passion, a shared language and a whole lot of community. And, just like any other corner of the internet, there are also plenty of opportunities to sell products. Yes, TikTok’s growth and cultural ubiquity means it’s the perfect place for your brand. We’ve already learned how TikTok marketing can help you reach new audiences and grow your client base, but the app is far more powerful than that. If you learn the ins and outs, you can learn how to sell on TikTok in 7 easy steps.Bonus: Get a free TikTok Growth Checklist from f...
How to Plan a Winning Cross-Platform Campaign: Tips and Examples
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How to Plan a Winning Cross-Platform Campaign: Tips and Examples

If your brand has accounts on multiple social media accounts, your job involves juggling metrics, audiences, and goals specific to each platform. Making sense of it all and maintaining an active, on-brand presence across networks can be a challenge. Wondering how to turn a bunch of scattered social media post ideas into a cohesive, powerful cross-platform campaign that leverages the best opportunities of each platform? You’ve come to the right place!Bonus: Read the step-by-step social media strategy guide with pro tips on how to grow your social media presence.What is a cross-platform campaign? Cross-platform campaigns are social media campaigns run across multiple platforms. They meet your audience where they’re at with messaging tailored to each platform that generates aware...
The Beginners Guide to Target Market Vs Target Audience
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The Beginners Guide to Target Market Vs Target Audience

The marketing world is full of buzzwords. While certain terms are exactly what they sound like, such as pay-per-click marketing, others can be vague. Yes, you know it. Those words where finding out the exact intent gets brain-racking. Target audience and target market are two such terms that are often used interchangeably. But how many people actually know the difference between the two? Understanding the differences between each will be essential in creating an effective marketing campaign that resonates with a section of your core consumer group. Without further ado, let’s jump onto the beginner’s guide to target markets and target audiences.What is a Target Market? We could sum up the difference between target markets and audiences in a sentence or two, but that wouldn’t give ...
20 Instagram Post Ideas to Boost Engagement
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20 Instagram Post Ideas to Boost Engagement

Instagram is still one of the hottest spots online to connect with customers — if you’ve got good Instagram post ideas. Even Gen Z still thinks Instagram is cool. Research shows that most prefer it to other platforms — and that includes TikTok. 90% of Instagram users say they follow at least one business, which means brands have a chance to connect to strengthen relationships with current customers and pique the interest of potential ones. Since adult Instagram users are on the platform for nearly 30 minutes per day, you’ll want to drum up some creative Instagram posts to capture the attention of your followers. To help, we’ve created a list of 20 Instagram post ideas for business. You’ll want to bookmark this page for when you’re trying to ignite the creative spark.Bonus: Downl...
TikTok Gains 8 New Users Every Second (And Other Mind-Blowing Stats)
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TikTok Gains 8 New Users Every Second (And Other Mind-Blowing Stats)

If you expected digital to return to “business as usual” in 2022, you may want to reset those expectations. Our new Digital 2022 Global Overview Report—published in partnership with Hootsuite and We Are Social—reveals that most of the connected world continues to grow faster than it did before the pandemic. Social network user numbers. Time spent on those platforms. Social ad spend. They’re all growing. Read on for the juicy details. Download the complete Digital 2022 report—which includes online behavior data from 220 countries—to learn where to focus your social marketing efforts and how to better target your audience.Top 10 takeaways This video offers a handy summary of this year’s essential headlines and trends.Social media users grew 10% in last year Meanwhile, social me...
A Simple Guide to Set You Up For Success
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A Simple Guide to Set You Up For Success

Did you know Pinterest users spend twice as much shopping every month compared to non-Pinners? Ka-ching! Pinterest is unique among social platforms because its users are — largely — going there to discover new products, and they respond well to ads. Pinterest offers a mix of free and paid advertising tools, and combining both can earn you 3x more conversions and twice the ROI on your ad spend, versus paid ads alone. Plus, Pinterest has one of the lowest CPCs in social media advertising. Sounds amazing, right? Buckle up as we dive into everything you need to know about Pinterest ads, from ad formats and specs to creative ad examples to inspire you.Bonus: Download a free guide that teaches you how to make money on Pinterest in six easy steps using the tools you already have.What...
Longer-Form Video Is an Opportunity for Marketers : Social Media Examiner
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Longer-Form Video Is an Opportunity for Marketers : Social Media Examiner

Social Marketing TrendsThe data you've been missing!Need a new plan? Find out how thousands of marketers plan to change their social marketing activities in our 14th annual Social Media Marketing Industry Report. This 40-page report reveals what marketers have planned for their organic social activities, video marketing, social ads, and more. Get this free report now and never miss another great article from Social Media Examiner.
Instagram’s Chief Outlines the Key Areas of Focus for the App in 2022
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Instagram’s Chief Outlines the Key Areas of Focus for the App in 2022

Throughout 2021, we saw Instagram copy virtually everything that TikTok has to offer, and according to Instagram chief Adam Mosseri, you can expect even more of the same in 2022, as the platform looks to focus on its key areas of growth - and in particular, consolidating its video formats to maximize engagement.In the above video post, in which Mosseri sums up the past year, he also says that Instagram will be focused on two key themes in 2022 – ‘Video and Control’ On the video front, Mosseri says that – you guessed it – Reels will remain the key focus: “We’re going to double-down on our focus on video and consolidate all of our video formats around Reels”The rise and rise of TikTok has consequently increased the pressure on Instagram, which was once the leading platform for young...
Mapping the Social Media Landscape [Infographic]
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Mapping the Social Media Landscape [Infographic]

While Facebook is the dominant player in the social media space, it’s worth noting the major influence that Chinese social apps also have in their respective regions, which we’ve seen expand more recently via various apps – primarily TikTok – posing a level of threat to Facebook’s gold on the market. Of course, Facebook – now Meta – is making a play to control the next stage of digital connection, in the theoretical metaverse that will provide all-new ways to facilitate interaction and engagement. If and how that comes to fruition will be a key element to watch, but it’s interesting to consider the broader social media landscape, and where things are placed in the final stages of the year. This graphic from Visual Capitalist does exactly that, with a bubble chart of the biggest social ...
Twitter Adds Auto Captions for All Video Uploads in Tweets
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Twitter Adds Auto Captions for All Video Uploads in Tweets

This is a sneaky big addition – today, Twitter has announced that all videos uploaded within tweets will have auto captions enabled, providing more ways for users to consume video content in the app. Where are video captions when you need them? They’re here now automatically on videos uploaded starting today.Android & iOS: auto-captions will show on muted Tweet videos; keep them on when unmuted via your device's accessibility settingsWeb: use the "CC" button to turn on/off pic.twitter.com/IHJAI31IvX— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) December 14, 2021 As explained by Twitter, all videos attached to tweets from today will have auto captions enabled. Captions will be activated for in-stream videos that are muted, on both iOS and Android, while desktop users will be able to switch th...
9 Social Media Goals to Help Keep Your Strategy on Track
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9 Social Media Goals to Help Keep Your Strategy on Track

Most businesses have come around to the idea that social media marketing can have immense value for their brand. Unfortunately, businesses aren’t always sure what that value is. That’s where social media goals come in. If making compelling social media content is your specialty, it can be intimidating when you have to translate business speak into social marketing. But all is not lost. With this guide to setting social media goals, you’ll be able to figure out what your company needs — even when your company isn’t sure what it needs.Bonus: Get a free social media analytics report template that shows you the most important metrics to track for each network.What are social media goals? A social media goal is a statement about what you want to achieve with your marketing activity...
Social Media Marketing Trends for 2022: Predictions From the Pros : Social Media Examiner
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Social Media Marketing Trends for 2022: Predictions From the Pros : Social Media Examiner

Social Marketing TrendsThe data you've been missing!Need a new plan? Find out how thousands of marketers plan to change their social marketing activities in our 14th annual Social Media Marketing Industry Report. This 40-page report reveals what marketers have planned for their organic social activities, video marketing, social ads, and more. Get this free report now and never miss another great article from Social Media Examiner.
New Study Highlights Key Trends and Traits in Viral TikTok Content [Infographic]
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New Study Highlights Key Trends and Traits in Viral TikTok Content [Infographic]

What works on TikTok, and what elements should you be focusing on in your TikTok content approach? The best answer, really, is organic content, with TikTok users responding better to ads and campaigns that align with the presentation styles and formats of user clips in the app. But if you want to dig a bit deeper – which no doubt many brands will be looking to do this holiday season – this new study from the team at SEMRush might help. To glean more insight into what TikTok users respond to, SEMRush conducted an analysis of 300 of the most popular TikTok clips to measure what the common elements were in each, what impact including certain hashtags and keywords might be (note: TikTok has previously stated that adding tags like ‘ForYou’ and ‘FYP’ have no impact on reach), and the varianc...
How to Use TikTok for Business: A Step-by-Step Guide
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How to Use TikTok for Business: A Step-by-Step Guide

At a glance, it might seem like TikTok is simply a platform for comedy sketches and dancing moms, but the business opportunities on TikTok are juicy. After all, TikTok has 1 billion monthly active users. It’s the place to see and be seen, which means ample opportunity for brands to engage with audiences in a whole new way. And with the launch of TikTok Shopping, the commercial potential here only continues to grow. Follow the lead of the big brands who are already optimizing the potential of TikTok, and tap into trending topics and hashtag challenges, experiment with TikTok live streams, or play around with editing tools and trending sounds to create high-energy short-form videos that represent your business. It can feel overwhelming, though, especially if you’re new to the platfo...
How to Create a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps (Free Template)
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How to Create a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps (Free Template)

A social media strategy is a summary of everything you plan to do and hope to achieve on social media. It guides your actions and lets you know whether you’re succeeding or failing. The more specific your plan is, the more effective it will be. Keep it concise. Don’t make it so lofty and broad that it’s unattainable or impossible to measure. In this post, we’ll walk you through an eight-step plan to create a winning social media marketing strategy of your own.Bonus: Get a free social media strategy template to quickly and easily plan your own strategy. Also use it to track results and present the plan to your boss, teammates, and clients.What is social media marketing? Social media marketing is the practice of using social media channels to sell or promote a brand, product or ...
What TikTok Shopping Means for the Growing Social Commerce
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What TikTok Shopping Means for the Growing Social Commerce

The growth of TikTok has been phenomenal. What started as an oddball social platform to showcase dancing and dubbing talent is now blooming as a powerpack platform to influence sales. There are tons of TikTok marketing case studies that prove the power of TikTok in driving shopping trends and inspiring sales through creators and content. So, TikTok decided to up the ante by introducing the TikTok Shopping feature that provides a streamlined in-app product selling experience to eCommerce businesses. This move enabled TikTok to join the social commerce parade alongside Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram shopping. In this blog, we will shed light on the importance of what TikTok shopping means for social commerce and how you can optimize your TikTok online shopping experience. Let’s ...
TikTok Publishes New Playbook for Auto Marketers in the App, Including a Range of General Ad Tips
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TikTok Publishes New Playbook for Auto Marketers in the App, Including a Range of General Ad Tips

TikTok may be good at inspiring new meme trends and promoting the latest music. But can it also help automotive marketers sell cars? Are TikTok users open to auto ads, and are they looking for car-related content within the app? As it turns out, they are, based on the latest insights included in a new, 33-page ‘Auto Playbook 101’ published by the platform. The guide looks at a range of key engagement trends and case studies – you can download the full guide here, but in this post, we’ll take a look at some of the key elements. First off, TikTok highlights the popularity of auto content in the app, with 60 billion views of car-related content in the first half of 2021.The guide also outlines key auto trends, including the types of cars TikTok users are most interested in.The guide a...
72 Free Instagram Story Templates (And How to Use Them)
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72 Free Instagram Story Templates (And How to Use Them)

Want your brand’s Instagram Stories to look clean, polished and consistently stylish? Instagram Stories templates are the way to go. The truth is, most of your favorite brands probably already use them. But really, it’s no surprise they want to make their Stories look good: half a billion users interact with Instagram Stories daily, and 58% of people say their interest in a brand or product increased after seeing it in Stories. If you’re not using this Insta feature to put your best foot forward, you’re going to miss out. In this post, we’ll show you how to use Instagram Stories templates to wow your audience and showcase your best content. We’ve also included a designer pack of 72 customizable templates that will boost the look of your Stories right away.Download your free pack...
The Basics of NFTs [Infographic]
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The Basics of NFTs [Infographic]

If you use social media, basically at all, you would have definitely noted the rising interest in NFTs, or ‘non-fungible tokens’, as a vehicle for buying and selling digital artworks. Aligned with the broader push on cryptocurrency, NFTs have become the latest tech trend, with people paying thousands, even millions, to own exclusive pieces of digital art, which many are then putting on display on their social profiles. It’s become a form of in-crowd credibility, even prestige, in some respects. But for those on the outside looking in, it can be difficult to wrap your head around how NFTs actually work, and how they apply to the broader digital connection space.As a basic definition, ‘non-fungible’ means unique, a token that can’t be interchanged for something else. There is only one...
Want to Buy TikTok Followers? Here’s What Happens When You Do
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Want to Buy TikTok Followers? Here’s What Happens When You Do

Thinking about buying TikTok followers? I get it. In this instant-gratification world, of course it’s tempting to buy the metrics you want. If we as a society have developed the technology to order a pizza with an emoji on Twitter, why shouldn’t I be able to become TikTok famous with the click of a button? Organic growth just takes so much time and you want a nice juicy follower list nowwwww! Bonus: Download the free 10-Day Reels Challenge, a daily workbook of creative prompts that will help you get started with Instagram Reels, track your growth, and see results across your entire Instagram profile.TikTok has been downloaded more than two billion times, and has 100 million active users in the U.S. This is the place to see and be seen, but it’s increasingly challenging to stand ...
Facebook Tests New ‘Community Awards’ to Encourage Engagement in Groups
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Facebook Tests New ‘Community Awards’ to Encourage Engagement in Groups

Facebook’s trying out another way to boost positive contributions in groups, with a new feature called ‘Community Awards’ now in live testing.As per this screenshot, posted by app researcher Radu Oncescu (and shared by Matt Navarra), Facebook’s Community Awards will enable group admins to give awards to ‘outstanding group comments’. The new prompts are also being shown beneath group posts.The idea is that by rewarding more engaging, more beneficial interactions, that you can encourage individual users to interact more often, while the awards will also highlight to other group members what types of comments you want to see, which could help to improve overall interaction. Facebook’s tried similar group engagement markers in the past, with ‘Top Fan’ and other badge types to recognize...
How to Get Followers on TikTok for Free: 11 Top Tips
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How to Get Followers on TikTok for Free: 11 Top Tips

Want to know the secret to getting a lot of followers on TikTok? We don’t blame you! With 689 million global active users as of January 2021, everyone and their grandmothers are on TikTok. Having lots of followers can mean a direct line to your business’s target audience –a connection that most marketing strategists only dream of—so making sure your audience can find you is key. So, how do you make yourself “findable”? And better yet, “followable”? Spoiler alert: it’s not so straightforward. If it were, we’d all have gone viral by now. And don’t be fooled by apps that let you buy bots and fake followers. This will only feed your ego and do nothing for your brand awareness. The following tips will show you how to get more followers on TikTok the honest way. Bonus: Download the free...
How Social Media Marketers successfully Run Livestream Stores
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How Social Media Marketers successfully Run Livestream Stores

Social Media has come a long way since the days of teaching ourselves basic HTML and editing a top friends list on a MySpace page. Despite the controversial recent changes many platforms are turning social into more of an e-commerce platform—ahem, Instagram—the change is starting to be accepted, utilized, and social media marketers are beginning to make the most of it. In this article, we’ll explore ways to successfully run Livestream stores to increase sales for your business while building trust and engagement with your social following. What is a Livestream store? A Livestream store is a place where someone can buy a product directly from a live video. It means they never have to leave the video to purchase, and they can ask questions or place requests to the presenter of the...
How to Win Social Media Conversions After The Holiday Rush
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How to Win Social Media Conversions After The Holiday Rush

If only the world of marketing came with a little respite once in a while. As a chaotic, tumultuous holiday season packed with desperate brainstorming sessions for new holiday slogans, themed ads and special offers draw to a close, marketers find themselves tasked with campaigning their way through the new year lulls.  While the transitional months from winter into spring are typically quiet for many businesses spanning retail and eCommerce, more companies are assembling marketing campaigns in order to win customers and maximise profits during the spending downturns of January, February and March. (Image: Statista) As we can see from the chart above, drops in retail sales from the build-up to the festive season into the new year can amount to a 30% fall in purchases among con...
How to Add a Link to Instagram Stories (RIP Swipe Up Link)
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How to Add a Link to Instagram Stories (RIP Swipe Up Link)

Want to add a link to your Instagram Story? We have good news and bad news. (And then more good news!) The good news is that even though Instagram has retired its swipe-up feature, you can still add links to Stories using Instagram link stickers. The bad news is that, so far, you still need 10,000 subscribers or a verified account to get access to link stickers. Which leads us to the OTHER good news: we have a simple hack to add a link even if you don’t have access to link stickers, yet! Read on for all the steps.Download your free pack of 20 customizable Instagram Stories templates now. Save time and look professional while promoting your brand in style.Wait, what was the Instagram swipe up feature? The Instagram swipe up feature helped brands and influencers reach their audi...
How to Make Money as a Freelance Social Media Manager
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How to Make Money as a Freelance Social Media Manager

Working as a freelance social media manager can provide a lot of freedom. Luckily, social media management can be done from anywhere, as long as you have access to a reliable Wi-Fi connection. If you already have some experience under your belt, it’s quick and easy to get started as a freelancer. (Keep reading to find out how to get started in just four steps.) Whether you’re an established social media manager interested in becoming a freelancer, or a business looking to hire one, we’ve outlined the rates, best practices, and key requirements of the role below.Bonus: Customize our free, professionally designed resume templates to land your dream social media job today.  Download them now.What is a freelance social media manager? A freelance social media manager is a social me...
Increase Your TikTok Followers With These Simple Tips
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Increase Your TikTok Followers With These Simple Tips

Out of the 1.1 billion active users in almost 150 countries, the US TikTok users spend more than 850 minutes monthly on the app. This means 9 out of 10 TikTok users use the app multiple times of the day. This all seems fantastic, but the real question for people starting out on TikTok is: How can you get your content to catch your audience’s attention? Whether it’s marketing for beginners or for brands, the creative ways to gain more TikTok followers are endless. From leveling up your posting schedule to leveraging on the out-of-the-box content creation, you can successfully build your TikTok community and keep your audience engaged with your content consistently. Why is TikTok so popular? TikTok is a level playing field for marketers when it comes to engagement and reach. Getti...
Announcing Our First Wave of Speakers for #SMWNYC 2021
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Announcing Our First Wave of Speakers for #SMWNYC 2021

January 26th, 2021 Conference SMW Staff We are thrilled to announce the first round of leaders who will bring our 2021 theme, “Reinvention,” to life this May (4-7). Throughout their sessions, you’ll gain actionable insights into the different ways we can use this year to come together as an industry and reinvent the syste...
How TikTok is Supporting Creators and Fostering New Talent
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How TikTok is Supporting Creators and Fostering New Talent

January 26th, 2021 Marketing Erica Perry With TikTok expected to reach 1.2 billion active users this year, the app is wasting no time executing efforts to foster new talent and double down on its efforts to help its community of creators thrive. This includes helping talent find innovative ways to connect with their audien...
What Is The Best Time To Post On TikTok In 2021?
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What Is The Best Time To Post On TikTok In 2021?

TikTok can no longer be called a new kid on the block. It came, conquered, surpassed the expectation of every naysayer, and became a household name.With 850 million active users worldwide, most brands are vying to make their TikTok marketing effort a success. If you are also looking to boost your reach and engagement on TikTok, you ought to know the best time to post on TikTok. Posting at the best times ensures that your creative videos get seen by as many people as possible. However, finding when is the best time to post on TikTok can be a tricky quest. Therefore, in this article, we will discuss the tips to find the best time to post on TikTok for your brand. Let’s dive in!Why does the best time to post on TikTok matter? If you have been using TikTok for a while, you would kn...
5 Insights to Chart Your Brand’s Path to Digital Growth in 2021
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5 Insights to Chart Your Brand’s Path to Digital Growth in 2021

February 2nd, 2021 Marketing SMW Staff As marketers, it’s easy to find comfort in our respective lanes and fall back on data that validates our assumptions about what will work or not. 2020 proved that in order to be a leader, you must find opportunities to be a challenger. The best way to do this is by constantly bursting...
TikTok Holds its Lead as the Most Downloaded App Once Again in June
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TikTok Holds its Lead as the Most Downloaded App Once Again in June

Despite ongoing content concerns, data safety issues, and other controversies of varying degree, TikTok was once again the most downloaded non-gaming app in June 2021, according to the latest data from Sensor Tower.That means that TikTok has held onto the top spot for basically all of the past 18 months, with the only two exceptions being November last year, when WhatsApp briefly re-took the top spot, and January this year, when Telegram saw a sudden download surge (as a result of WhatsApp's controversial data privacy update). As per Sensor Tower:"TikTok was the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for June 2021 with more than 65 million installs. The countries with the largest number of installs were from Douyin in China at 13%, followed by Indonesia at 12%." So Sensor Tower ...
3 Trends Disrupting Mobile in 2021
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3 Trends Disrupting Mobile in 2021

February 9th, 2021 Marketing Erica Perry The world changed drastically in 2020 and several of these shifts are here to stay including the uptick in mobile usage. With people staying home, mobile devices became the cement, the go-to tool for managing our day-to-day lives. Transforming nearly every vertical in the industry i...
How To Drive Traffic From TikTok In 2021
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How To Drive Traffic From TikTok In 2021

The importance of social media is increasing significantly. Brand storytelling is evolving, influencers experience a sharp rise into fame, and social media campaigns are becoming the main traffic source of many companies. In this piece, we’ll talk about a specific and very platform, TikTok, and walk through the various ways for how to drive traffic from it. Let’s get to it. Driving Organic Traffic Image source: https://www.marketingcharts.com/digital/social-media-108342 Organic traffic is the best, free way to drive traffic from TikTok. Haf (50%) of the users are under the age of 34. What is also interesting is that around 50% of the users are in the $75k+ household income bracket. Complete your Bio On TikTok, clicks can come only from the links shared in your bio. That is, ...
The Complete List of Social Media Holidays (2021 Edition)
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The Complete List of Social Media Holidays (2021 Edition)

Organic reach is pretty hard to find for brands in 2021, with the rare exception of social media holidays. When coupled with the right hashtag, these holidays provide businesses with an occasion to reach a like-minded crowd. Who makes social media holidays up? Some days are the byproducts of marketing campaigns. Some were declared by official organizations such as the United Nations. Others seem to have been manifested by the sheer absurdity of the Internet. Some days have multiple holidays, such as May 7, which happens to be National Beer Day in the United States and World Health Day. Some days are about serious issues, other days are National Just Because Day (August 27). Some are strictly social media holidays, while many are holidays off social media, too. Not every social med...
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...
Instagram Expands IGTV Ads to the UK and Australia
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Instagram Expands IGTV Ads to the UK and Australia

After launching an initial test of IGTV ads with US creators in May last year, Instagram has now announced an expansion of the program, with selected creators in the UK and Australia now eligible to activate ads on their IGTV uploads.As explained by Instagram: "Over the coming weeks we’re expanding [IGTV ads] to select creators in the UK and Australia. IGTV ads will initially appear when people click to watch IGTV videos from previews in their feed. The video ads will be built for mobile and up to 15 seconds long." That's good news for content creators in these regions, with further expansion set to come soon, which will open up even more opportunities for those uploading to Instagram's long-form channel.The main impetus here is to encourage more creators to keep posting to IGTV, ...
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...
TikTok Launches New Ads Library, Enabling You to Find the Best Performing Ads in a Range of Categories
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TikTok Launches New Ads Library, Enabling You to Find the Best Performing Ads in a Range of Categories

If you're running TikTok ads, or you're thinking of launching a TikTok ad campaign, this could be hugely valuable. TikTok has launched a new Ad Library tool, currently called 'Top Ads', which enables you to search for the best performing TikTok ad campaigns, by vertical and region, in order to get inspiration from their approach.As you can see here, the platform provides a range of search filters to navigate through the ad listings, including 'Ad Type', 'Region' and 'Industry'.You can then further filter your displayed results by time (last 7 days or last 30 days) and by performance (CTR, Impressions, 6 second video view rate), honing in on the most relevant examples for your business.From there, you can tap into any of the listed ad examples to get more info on that specific pro...
How TikTok and Shopify are Maximizing E-Commerce Revenue Options
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How TikTok and Shopify are Maximizing E-Commerce Revenue Options

February 17th, 2021 Marketing Erica Perry Over the past several years the way we shop has changed dramatically. As social platforms evolve into the new-age shopping malls, a trend largely fueled by the pandemic, consumers will continue to prioritize relationships with brands based on the online experience they provide ever...
How Social Platforms Are Supporting a Growing Community of Digital Advertisers
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How Social Platforms Are Supporting a Growing Community of Digital Advertisers

February 17th, 2021 Marketing Erica Perry This year social media will play perhaps the largest role in client marketing and advertising ever. To succeed, marketers need a clear understanding of how consumer behavior on social media has changed, which platforms they’re now turning to, and feel confident they have the tools ...
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 ...
10 YouTube Videos That Every Small Business Should Create [infographic]
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10 YouTube Videos That Every Small Business Should Create [infographic]

Is YouTube part of your 2021 digital marketing plan?  The online video leader remains a key platform, despite rising challenges from Facebook, Instagram and more recently, TikTok. Indeed, YouTube has over 2 billion monthly, logged-in users - and what's more, YouTube has seen a rising amount of usage on home TV sets. That presents significant opportunity for big-screen, impactful outreach, all with Google's advanced audience targeting options. It has the reach, the ad options, and now the potential to connect with viewers on the key focus for home entertainment. If you're making video content, you need to have YouTube on your planning map. But what should you create your videos about, and what works best on YouTube? The team from Headway Capital have put together a new infographic that ...
Important User Stats for Marketers
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Important User Stats for Marketers

Instagram demographics give marketers a way to get to know the people behind the numbers. And with more than one billion people on the social network across the globe, there’s a lot of people to get to know. Demographic insights should inform your Instagram marketing strategy, especially if you’re new to the platform. You can also use demographics to compare your current Instagram audience to audiences you’d like to reach, whether through organic marketing or Instagram ads. Learn about age, location, gender, and other Instagram demographics so you can tailor your strategy and content for the right audience.Download the complete Digital 2021 report—which includes online behavior data from 220 countries—to learn where to focus your social marketing efforts and how to better target...
“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...
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...
TikTok Faces New Legal Challenge Over its Tracking of Underage User Data
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TikTok Faces New Legal Challenge Over its Tracking of Underage User Data

Despite facing an array of challenges - which, at times, threatened the app's very existence - TikTok has continued to grow in 2020, and looks set to become an even more important, and influential platform in the year ahead. But while TikTok has seemingly avoided a ban in the US (for now), the app remains under scrutiny, due to concerns about its impact on young users, and international data security considerations, given its Chinese ownership.  On the first point, TikTok is set to once again be examined over the ways in which it tracks and uses data from underage users as part of newly launched legal proceedings in the UK.  As per Sky News UK:"A 12-year-old girl from London, who cannot be identified, plans to bring a damages claim against six firms said to be responsible for TikTok...
Google Adds Short-Form Video Carousel in Selected Search Results
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Google Adds Short-Form Video Carousel in Selected Search Results

This is interesting, and could, potentially, have implications for your 2021 content approach. This week, Google has begun testing a new carousel of short-form video results for selected queries, providing direct links to relevant TikTok and Instagram Reels video clips.The move aligns with the rising popularity of short-form video content, enabling Google to tap into that trend, while also maintaining the relevance of its search results. And there's a key element to Google's lean-in to short clips. As noted by TechCrunch:"Both Instagram and TikTok videos were available in the Short Videos row. When clicked, you’re taken to the web version of the social platform - not the native mobile app, even if it’s installed on your device. The end result is that Google users are more likely t...
How TikTok and Shopify are Fueling Shoppable Videos
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How TikTok and Shopify are Fueling Shoppable Videos

October 28th, 2020 Marketing Erica Perry Earlier this year, TikTok announced a $200 million creator fund with a goal of helping more leading creators in its community sustain themselves financially solely through TikTok. More recently, the platform announced a partnership with Teespring allowing creators to sell merchandis...
5 Mobile Trends Marketers Should Know for 2021
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5 Mobile Trends Marketers Should Know for 2021

November 11th, 2020 Marketing Erica Perry In 2020 consumers have reshaped their daily lives. They expect brands to tap into innovative ways to engage with them at virtually every stage of the journey in a world where digital connections are the new norm. Through mobile devices and video we’ve endeavored to create shared ex...
How Instagram’s New Redesign is Driving Short-Form Video and In-App Shopping
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How Instagram’s New Redesign is Driving Short-Form Video and In-App Shopping

November 18th, 2020 Marketing Erica Perry Instagram launched Reels in August after a year of testing, and now the platform is getting serious about its leadership in the e-commerce space, and more specifially competing with the likes of TikTok, through some bold real estate changes that give it direct exposure on the main ...
How to Use Exaggerated Emotion and Original Audio to Drive Your TikTok Engagement
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How to Use Exaggerated Emotion and Original Audio to Drive Your TikTok Engagement

November 18th, 2020 Marketing Erica Perry Since 2018 TikTok has nearly tripled in size. Among U.S. users 18 and older, TikTok brought in 22.2 million mobile unique visitors in January 2020, 23.2 million in February and 28.8 million in March. In April, that number skyrocketed to 39.2 million. Looking ahead to 2021, new proj...
5 Creative Ways Brands Are Using Influencers
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5 Creative Ways Brands Are Using Influencers

Most people tend to associate influencers with social media. However, influencers have been around for a lot longer than most people might think and can be dated as far back as the middle ages with royalty, popes, knights, earls, and artists.  In recent years, influencers have exploded in popularity on social media platforms like Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Snap, Pinterest, and TikTok. This has resulted in the emergence of 4 distinct influencer types: nano, micro, macro, and celebrity influencers.Image courtesy of Tribe Brands, both large and small are tapping into the influencer space at an ever-increasing rate. That’s why it may not come as a surprise to hear that the market has been forecasted to be worth more than $15 billion by 2022. Here’s a fresh look at some creativ...
TikTok Content Marketing: How to Grow Your Business With TikTok : Social Media Examiner
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TikTok Content Marketing: How to Grow Your Business With TikTok : Social Media Examiner

Social Media MarketingIndustry ReportIn our 12th annual social media study (46 pages, 60+ charts) of 5,200+ marketers, you'll discover which social networks marketers most plan on using, organic social activities, paid social media plans, and much more! Get this free report and never miss another great article from Social Media Examiner. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.8&appId=1481434622174394"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));
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. ...
How Instagram is Expanding its Branded Content Offerings
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How Instagram is Expanding its Branded Content Offerings

December 2nd, 2020 Marketing Erica Perry Instagram recently unveiled a new redesign of its main home screen on the app in an effort to combat the rise of TikTok. Specifically, the Reels icon is now front and center in the app and directs users to a dedicated page of curated content organized by people they follow and your ...
TikTok Launches New Small Business Resource Center for Marketers
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TikTok Launches New Small Business Resource Center for Marketers

As it continues to expand its business offerings and ad options, TikTok has launched a new Small Business Resource Center, which includes a range of case studies, creative tools and explainers to help SMBs tap into the fast-growing app.As explained by TikTok: "From success stories to creative tools and free webinars, it has everything you need to grow your small business on our platform." As noted, the platform includes a range of helpful tools, including case studies:And creative tools for your campaigns:There are also webinars, details on TikTok ad and performance metrics, and links to a range of other business resources.TikTok has had a tumultuous year, with a total ban on the app in India, and an ongoing legal battle for its survival in the US. Yet, despite this, TikTok ha...
TikTok’s Top 100: 2020 in Review
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TikTok’s Top 100: 2020 in Review

December 9th, 2020 Marketing Erica Perry Since September 2020, TikTok has amassed more than 800 million active users worldwide and the app has been downloaded over 2 billion times on the App Store and Google Play. To commemorate a year of success, the app released its annual edition of TikTok 100 — a year-in-review roundu...
YouTube Adds New ‘Shorts’ Shortcut Button to User Home Screens in India
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YouTube Adds New ‘Shorts’ Shortcut Button to User Home Screens in India

YouTube is testing a new shortcut option for its TikTok-like 'Shorts' feed, as it seeks to establish the option in the Indian market. As you can see in this screenshot, posted by Digital Information World, the new home screen link gives Shorts prominent space in the top bar of the app, making it easier to tap through and see the latest in a dedicated Shorts feed. As explained by YouTube:  "We’ll be adding a Shorts icon to the top or bottom row of the mobile app that makes it easier for you to tap and watch Shorts on YouTube. Those who are in the experiment will either see a Shorts icon in place of the Explore tab (with the Explore icon moved to the top row) or will see a Shorts icon in place of the Cast icon in the top row (casting can still be done in the player while watching a vid...
A Very Serious and Prestigious Social Media Awards Show
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A Very Serious and Prestigious Social Media Awards Show

Fridge-Worthy is a social media awards show developed by Hootsuite to recognize brands who have posted unique, interesting, or savvy content on social media. Every episode features one brand, and explains what the brand has done to deserve a place on Hootsuite’s fridge, as well as a few main takeaways for businesses hoping to replicate the success for themselves. Season 2 Episode 4: Vancouver Coastal Health Award: Least Awkward Attempt to Peer Pressure Young People Into Not Spreading DiseaseWhat they did that was Fridge-Worthy:Started a TikTok channel to reach a younger audience, creating funny and informative content to spread awareness about COVID-19Takeaways:If you’re going to try a new channel, do it in a way that matches the tone and feel of content that’s already pop...
10 Unique Instagram Reels Ideas to Get People Watching Your Channel
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10 Unique Instagram Reels Ideas to Get People Watching Your Channel

Move over TikTok, Instagram Reels are here—and they’re looking to make a splash. Launched in late-2019, Instagram’s answer to TikTok has received mixed responses from creators, influencers, and brands. But big name businesses such as Sephora, Walmart, and Beardbrand are already on board. What does this mean for you? Instagram Reels is another great way for your brand to increase engagement and awareness on an already popular network. By creating Reels now, you have an opportunity to take advantage of its potential early. We want to help. Below are some of the best Instagram Reels ideas to help jump start the creative process. Tip: Instagram Reels are still pretty new on the scene. Make sure you know exactly how they work with our article Everything You Need to Know About Instagram...
5 Social Media Strategy Questions Every CMO Needs to Answer in 2021
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5 Social Media Strategy Questions Every CMO Needs to Answer in 2021

Social media hit historical highs in the CMO budget this year. In fact, spending on social media marketing spiked by 74% to reach 23% of marketing budgets according to The CMO Survey, and marketers anticipate spending will remain close to this new high level as we enter the new year. With fewer events, tighter budgets, and changing customer demand, CMOs are looking to their social media programs to deliver more than ever. But is your social strategy up to the task? Our 2021 Social Trends report—based on a survey of over 11,100 marketers and in-depth interviews with top experts at agencies, brands, and social platforms—uncovered strategies and tactics that are setting top organizations apart on social. Here are 5 questions to see how your approach compares. Download the full Social...
TikTok Adds ‘Year in Review’ Option to Highlight the Clips That You Engaged with Throughout the Year
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TikTok Adds ‘Year in Review’ Option to Highlight the Clips That You Engaged with Throughout the Year

It may be the year that many want to forget, but 2020 hasn't been all bad, with people also finding new ways to work, new ways to connect and new ways to engage with family and friends in order to stay in touch.  And for many, one of those discoveries has been TikTok. The app has been growing fast over the past couple of years, but it gained even more momentum in 2020, with people in lockdown seeking entertainment. The app's now on track to become the next billion-user platform, and that's despite it being banned in India, and facing ongoing speculation about its future in the US. TikTok's made a lot of new fans, and now, it's looking to provide a little nostalgia to heighten that connection. Today, TikTok has added a new 'Year in Review' feature, which enables users to take a look bac...
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...
4 Data-Driven Digital Marketing Tactics to Embrace in 2021
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4 Data-Driven Digital Marketing Tactics to Embrace in 2021

The new year is fast-approaching, so it’s high time that we evaluate our marketing strategy and come up with tactics to shake things up. Digital marketing is one of the fastest-changing industries out there – is your marketing strategy agile enough to adapt? There have been multiple marketing innovations introduced in 2020 (driven by both technology and the pandemic that has changed all the aspects of our lives), yet one trend is the most prominent one: Data Never before have brands had access to so much marketing data that includes:Internal / private data (customers’ emails, buying preferences, etc.) Public data (like competitors’ identifiable marketing tactics, overall shopping trends, etc.)You don’t need to be a data scientist or invest hundreds of thousands of dollars i...
The Top Instagram Updates You Need to Know: December 2020
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The Top Instagram Updates You Need to Know: December 2020

Keep informed with this rundown of Instagram’s latest updates. From new ad formats to Instagram Shop upgrades, Instagram is constantly introducing new features for marketers. But if you don’t know about them, you can’t take advantage of them. Stay in the know so you get ahead of Instagram trends and give your marketing that extra edge. Here are the new Instagram updates for December 2020. Jump back to previous months: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.Top Instagram updates you need to know in 2020 December 2020 Instagram updates Instagram wraps up a complex year with updates to branded content, guides, and more. Product and branded cont...
How Reddit is Expanding its Video Presence with Dubsmash
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How Reddit is Expanding its Video Presence with Dubsmash

December 16th, 2020 Marketing Erica Perry 2020 has seen a surge in the ever-expanding category of video offerings, particularly short-form, geared toward younger audiences. The latest to make a place in the space? Reddit. The platform recently revealed its acquisition of short video platform Dubsmash. While the app will re...
How Zapier Supports SocialPilot To Be The Most Cost-effective Tool
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How Zapier Supports SocialPilot To Be The Most Cost-effective Tool

Nobody wants to do repetitive work which is a necessary element of the job. Right? To address this issue, people are opting for automation tools. With this regard, Zapier has been one of the leading tools in this arena. (more…)