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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 ...
Tips and Tools to Do it Right
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Tips and Tools to Do it Right

Social media customer service is the practice of using social tools to resolve customer questions or concerns. Social customer support is highly effective because it allows customers to reach your team on the platforms they already use.Bonus: Read the step-by-step social media strategy guide with pro tips on how to grow your social media presence.Social media customer service stats Why should you incorporate social media customer service solutions into your business plan? It’s simple: People want brands to offer social media customer support.1 billion messages are exchanged between people and businesses every month on Facebook Messenger. 70% of people expect to message businesses more in the future for customer service questions. 64% of people would rather message than call ...
How YouTube is Expanding into Short-Form Video Territory with ‘Clips’
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How YouTube is Expanding into Short-Form Video Territory with ‘Clips’

February 3rd, 2021 Marketing Erica Perry Move over, Twitch. YouTube is testing the ability for viewers and creators to make clips of longer videos, allowing for the sharing of short, bit-sized clips of a video. Sound familiar?The feature is currently “in testing” with a small group of channels while YouTube gathers feedbac...
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...
How Google is Preparing for Fully Immersive AR Environments
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How Google is Preparing for Fully Immersive AR Environments

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

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

October 20th, 2020 Marketing Erica Perry The 2020 holiday season will undoubtedly look a little different this year, but one thing that is unchanged: it is still a time of peak demand and a critical time to connect with consumers. With just under 70 days until Christmas, brands are scaling their efforts as best they can an...
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 Pinterest is Advocating for Underrepresented Communities and Cultural Sensitivity
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How Pinterest is Advocating for Underrepresented Communities and Cultural Sensitivity

October 28th, 2020 Marketing Erica Perry Earlier this year, in a push to create a more diverse community and deliver unique and hyper-refined results for every person, Pinterest upgraded its skin tone feature launched initially in 2018 and opened it to more regions including the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The ...
Google Announces Closure of Google Play Music | by Tapaan Chauhan | Dec, 2020
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Google Announces Closure of Google Play Music | by Tapaan Chauhan | Dec, 2020

Google has announced the closure of its popular Google Play Music service. The Google Play Music service is first shutting down in countries like New Zealand, South Africa from September. Later, this service will be stopped in all other regions from the month of October. If the company believes, then by December, this service will be stopped entirely. After this, users will not be able to use the content of Google Play Music nor transfer it.1. 3 Tips for your Voice and Chatbot Program from Gartner’s Customer Service Hype Cycle 20202. Deploying Watson Assistant Web Chat in Salesforce Lightning Console3. Are Chatbots Vulnerable? Best Practices to Ensure Chatbots Security4. Your Path to AI — An IBM Developer SeriesAlbeit, Google Play Music started allowing its users to transfer literally e...
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...
A New SMW+ Series in Partnership with Triller
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A New SMW+ Series in Partnership with Triller

November 19th, 2020 Marketing SMW Staff Following the announcement of our subscription packages for SMW+, we’re excited to introduce a new branded content series in partnership with Triller and Beats & Bytes to the platform. If you haven’t already, be sure to browse our suite of subscription options and activate your m...
What Your Brand Should Know
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What Your Brand Should Know

December 2nd, 2020 Marketing Erica Perry Music has always played a special role in culture but this year particularly people are tuning into more audio content via YouTube and YouTube Music. This is largely in an effort to combat Zoom fatigue and make it easier to absorb content whether tutorials, lectures, classes, meeti...
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. ...
Use Email Marketing to Create and Drive Traffic to Your Content
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Use Email Marketing to Create and Drive Traffic to Your Content

By Sean Tinney November 19, 2020 Creating and delivering content that your audience raves about is no easy feat. Here’s how photographer Jared Polin uses video content to build his audience and drives traffic with email. Jared Polin went from unknown Youtuber to one of the biggest names in photography.His journey began in 2008, when Polin filmed a video of himself talking about his camera gear. It was awkward. He was visibly uncomfortable in front of the camera. But he kept going.He created another video. And another, and another.In 2010, he launched his website Fro Knows Photo to show off his photography expertise and land some freelance jobs. His following back then was non-existent, but he kept creating.Slowly, people began to notice. They ...
YouTube Ad Targeting: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner
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YouTube Ad Targeting: What Marketers Need to Know : 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'));
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 Strategic Guide To Social Media Marketing For Nonprofits
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A Strategic Guide To Social Media Marketing For Nonprofits

Let me start with the truth - a lot of people do not donate to nonprofits because they do not know if they will use the money for its intended purpose, or how nonprofits will invest the money or people might think if their donations can make a real difference! (more…)
Nine Year-Old Ryan Kaji Once Again Leads YouTube’s Top Earners for the Year
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Nine Year-Old Ryan Kaji Once Again Leads YouTube’s Top Earners for the Year

Time for your annual reminder that children are earning way more than you, and having more fun doing it also. Well, one child in particular - Forbes has published its annual listing of the top earners on YouTube, which, once again, is lead by Ryan Kaji, of the ever-popular channel 'Ryan's World', who is now only 9 years of age.Kaji's videos mostly consist of toy unboxings and light-hearted story clips (like this one). And as you can see from the view count, they remain hugely popular on the platform, facilitating extensive monetization opportunities.According to Forbes, Kaji earned $29.5 million from YouTube clips in 2020, up from $26 million last year, when Kaji was also number one on the Forbes list. Kaji also lead the way in 2018 ($22 million). That's an amazing run for Ryan's ...
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...
An Undervalued Asset in Marketing
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An Undervalued Asset in Marketing

December 15th, 2020 Marketing SMW Staff Hosted by Jesse Kirshbaum and in partnership with Triller, Beats, Bytes, and Brands is a show exploring the future of music marketing and how innovations in social media and shifts in consumer behavior are reshaping how music is made, consumed, and shared and how brands will need a 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...
The Top Facebook Updates You Need to Know: December 2020
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The Top Facebook Updates You Need to Know: December 2020

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