Tips for Creating Better Ads in Instagram Stories
It’s not just you. Instagram Stories are mesmerizing. They capture your attention and keep you entertained. In the first year of Instagram Stories (as of August 2017), the company reported that Stories helped users stay on the app longer and visit it more often. Instagram said users under 25 spend more than 32 minutes a…Read More
The Benefits of a Long-Term Influencer Collaboration
In an online environment that prioritizes quick results and instant gratification, there is something to be said for slowing down and taking the long view of your influencer marketing strategy. Brands have substantially increased their partnerships with influencers over the last few years. According to Linquia’s State of Influencer Marketing 2018 survey, 86% of marketers…Read More
Top Social Media Trends of 2018
At the beginning of every new year, smart marketers set priorities to focus on for the next 12 months. But – like all new year’s resolutions – sometimes these good intentions fall by the wayside before Q2 even begins. Take control of your social media strategy for 2018. With the new year already well underway, it’s…Read More
How Businesses Can Use the Instagram Graph API
Over the last year, Instagram has started gradually rolling out new features to help businesses manage their organic presence on the platform. Starting in July, businesses could access to view organic insights and moderate comments through the Instagram Graph API. And two weeks ago, Instagram released new features to the API, allowing businesses to schedule…Read More
What Brands Need to Know about Facebook’s News Feed Changes
Facebook is changing what you will see in your News Feed – but probably not in the way you expect. Instead of expanding its content offerings or advertising opportunities, Facebook is refocusing the News Feed to prioritize personal connections over content from publishers and marketers. In a January 12 post, Mark Zuckerberg wrote: We built Facebook…Read More
Is Snapchat’s Redesign a Smart Move?
Last week, Snapchat unveiled a redesign in what it hopes will be a successful move to combat stagnant growth and revenue. The new Snapchat design separates social content from media content, so that you see at the top of your feed is most relevant to your interests. In an opinion piece for Axios, Evan Spiegel,…Read More
Is Organic Reach Dead?
The short answer: no, organic reach isn’t dead. But it has been declining for some time – and it may get more complicated. For marketers trying to get their content seen for free on Facebook, outwitting the News Feed algorithm is a constant challenge. Before 2012, organic reach for Facebook Pages was significantly higher than…Read More
Better Engagement with Facebook’s Custom Audience Ad Options
When creating Facebook ad campaigns, you want to reach the right people, and engage them to achieve your brand’s objective. Facebook is continuously fine-tuning its ad targeting to make it more effective – and one option that offers helpful customization is Custom Audiences. What is a Custom Audience? A Custom Audience allows you to target…Read More
Why 6 Seconds is Ideal for Video Ads
Short and sweet: that’s the recipe for success when creating video ads. While 30-second spots have long been the norm for TV, mobile and social media usage are changing the way brands think about ads. And the new standard is brief, punchy video ads that last only a few seconds, and stand out in a…Read More
Are You Looking at the Influencer Marketing Long Game?
Most savvy marketers don’t need to be sold on the value of influencer marketing. The evidence is all around us, as brands of every size partner with influencers to connect with their audiences. But though more brands each year are maintaining or expanding their investment in influencer marketing, many are still not making a significant,…Read More