Marketing Strategies

An Overview of Snapchat Advertising

While Snapchat pioneered the ephemeral style of storytelling that is everywhere on social media right now, the app itself has a lot of staying power. Brands, enticed by the platform’s 150 million daily users, are integrating Snapchat into their marketing plans. But advertising on Snapchat is still relatively new territory (it’s only been available since…

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The Story Behind the Stories

Snapchat pioneered Stories. Then Instagram followed. And now Facebook has jumped on board. The basic functionality of Stories is the same across all three social networks. Users compile photos and short videos – enhancing them with filters, text, drawings and other tools if desired – into a slideshow that is viewable for 24 hours, and…

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Influencer Marketing: Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” When it comes to influencer marketing, that old cliche definitely applies. Brands new to this type of marketing may lean toward simply reaching out to a handful of mid-sized lifestyle bloggers to promote a new product. However, the most effective influencer marketing campaign requires a more strategic…

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Facebook Video Ads: MP4 versus GIF

With over 50% growth in video views (Facebook Business), it’s quite apparent that video outperforms all other content on Facebook these days. Recognizing the premium placed on video, marketers have accordingly modified their content strategies, and adaptation of their digital ad strategies will surely follow soon. At MtoM, we have already switched our strategy from…

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MtoM’s Top Initiatives for 2017: #3 Virtual Reality

It’s a brand new year, and we are looking forward to what’s on the horizon for MtoM and our clients. We have defined three initiatives that will be at the center of all our work in 2017: user-generated content, live streaming video and virtual reality. We’re confident that these three areas will be pivotal for…

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MtoM’s Top Initiatives for 2017: #2 Live Streaming

As we kick off 2017 here at MtoM, we’re taking some time to reflect on our predictions and goals. We have defined three 2017 initiative that will shape our work for the next year: user-generated content, live streaming video and virtual reality. We’re exploring each topic in detail in a three-part blog series; check out…

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Restaurants Breaking Through the Mold on Facebook Live

As every article and outlet pushes marketers and brands to use Facebook Live, the increasing amount of videos directed at consumers prompts one big question: how do you get them to actually view your video? While the streaming time is best kept short, one would hope to keep a viewer for longer than 3 seconds…

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How User-Generated Content Helped Polaroid Boost Sales by 180%

In 2001, Polaroid filed for bankruptcy as it struggled to pay down its large debt and compete with emerging digital photo technology. Yet in 2016, the brand is strong and its sales are thriving – in no small part due to its savvy leverage of user-generated content. Polaroid’s parent company, C&A Marketing, hired Aaron Paine…

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FTC Cheat Sheet

As sponsored influencer content becomes a more mainstream marketing strategy, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ramped up enforcement of their rules regarding sponsorship disclosure. We’ve compiled a quick overview of those FTC guidelines so that your marketing remains compliant. While the significant value that sponsored content could bring your brand is attractive and exciting,…

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