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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…)