Posts Tagged ‘snapchat’

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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Snap’s IPO Moves Forward: What Should We Expect?

Snap Inc.’s upcoming initial public offering (IPO) is the cause of much speculation and anticipation – not to mention a hefty dose of skepticism or excitement, depending on who you talk to. Snapchat’s parent company recently made its public S-1 filing with the SEC, which gives us a first peek at Snap’s growth, income, users,…

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Snapchat Partners Will Target Ads Based on Offline Behavior

Snapchat users may soon notice a more personalized touch to the ads they see. Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, has been aggressively expanding its advertising offerings over the course of the last year. From high-dollar NFL packages, to interactive movie and TV Snapcodes, the company has been creative in testing new ways to…

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Super Bowl Advertising: Is Snapchat the New TV?

The advertising buzz leading up to the Super Bowl is nothing new. Every year, we analyze the price tag for a 30-second spot during the game, pore over the list of brands purchasing ad time, and speculate on who the winners and losers will be. But traditional TV advertising is not the only option for…

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How Brands Are Engaging Audiences with Snapcodes

No one can accuse Snapchat of being complacent. This past year, the company has been on a roll releasing new features, and amping up its efforts to engage both users and brands. And Snapchat isn’t satisfied with interactions remaining within the app; it’s crossing digital barriers to bring branded campaigns to users in the “real…

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Is the Future of Video Vertical?

Whether you’re snapping a selfie or filming a video, most people naturally hold their phones vertically when capturing content to share on social media. (Who can be bothered to flip the phone horizontally?) While this approach makes professional videographers cringe, the shift from wide to tall is here to stay…and brands are getting on board. …

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How Brands Can Use Snapchat Memories

Over the past month, Snapchat has started to roll out one of its biggest changes to date. The app’s newest feature, Memories, allows users to save snaps in a private long-term collection within the app. This is a major shift from Snapchat’s defining characteristic – that snaps last only for a few seconds, or for…

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A “Snappy” New Instagram Update

Instagram is all about sharing life’s big highlights and perfectly edited images. But today, the platform launched Instagram Stories—a new feature that allows users to piece together the not-so-perfect moments of their day into a slideshow. Drawing tools and text allow even more creativity in how a story is told. And after 24 hours, it…

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Tips for Designing Snapchat On-Demand Geofilters

Snapchat is undoubtedly the most popular kid on the marketing block right now. Big brands are paying big bucks for sponsored lenses to promote their products – with everyone from Benefit Cosmetics to Twentieth Century Fox forking over between $600,000 and $750,000 for 24 hours of a fun custom lens that generates high engagement. But…

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The Lifespan of a Social Media Post

See Our Updated 2019 Infographic A big challenge when developing your brand’s marketing strategy is figuring out how often to post to different social media accounts. You want to optimize your posting to reach and engage your audience just enough to stay top of mind without being overbearing. It’s a tricky balance, and it’s even…

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