The IF Blog: Social Media Insights and Trends

AI tools – social media under threat?

Generative AI is encroaching on all forms of social media – whether it’s post creation tools, text and image creators or chatbots – the very face of social media as we know it is transforming and may never be the same again. For better or
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Stay in the loop with the ever-changing landscape of social media updates. Explore the newest highlights right here: Meta plans to unveil its next-generation AR glasses Meta intends to showcase the progress made over the years on its upcoming augmented reality glasses. As per the source: “The…
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Why, When, Where, all at once  Botanica is the trend of response to a world increasingly shaped by technology, seeking to reconnect individuals with the beauty of the environment. Ok you may have seen this before, in the early 2000’s, but it is now back and it’s here to stay.
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Sailing the unpredictable waters of social media demands more than just a map. It requires a dynamic compass. In the constantly evolving landscape of digital platforms, where algorithms shift like tides and trends come and go, strategic navigation becomes the compass that guides you to your destination. Here are some…
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Valentine’s Day is not just about love; it’s also a crucial moment for brands to connect with their audience in meaningful ways. By looking into the latest social listening data from Brandwatch, we uncover nuanced insights around Valentine’s Day trends and provide actionable recommendations to elevate your social media strategy.
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Switch up your backgrounds with Instagram’s AI “Backdrop” sticker Instagram is developing a new AI “Backdrop” sticker, which will allow users to replace the background on their images. The technology works by picking out the main focal point of the image, separating that from the background and then allows it…
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Success today is often measured by likes, shares, and followers—and it’s easy for brands to become fixated on primary Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). While these metrics are undeniably crucial, adopting a holistic approach demands a delicate balance. This is where Counter KPIs come into play, serving as invaluable safeguards against…
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In this blog we talk about the stormy seas of burnout and look at some ways to help overcome it.
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For companies within FinTech, the progression of AI has put brands at a crossroads heading into 2024. Research by FinTech Marketing has uncovered some interesting themes that may develop this year – with brand building, value proposition and personalisation key focusses for FinTech B2B companies, alongside growing…
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Are you ready for another social snapshot? Each week, we explore the latest trends in social media, saving you the hassle of searching for the most noteworthy moments. Let’s jump into the highlights.
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If you’re anything like me, you’ll know of the Super Bowl, but never actually knew what it was for specifically. I may or may not have had to google what sport it was related to yesterday morning… Regardless, I’ve never watched the sporting event for the Super Bowl. But I…
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Working conditions and environment can have a huge impact on mental health, and, equally, someone's mental health can significantly affect performing well in their job. Here are a few dos and don'ts we use at IF for transforming your office into a positive environment.
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What’s in your bag? It better be a mini digicam… extra points if it’s a fun colour!  Over the last year we can see that Gen Z have taken a liking to vintage digital cameras. Between our cult obsession with Mean Girls, low rise jeans and paparazzi style content, creating…
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Get ready for another social snapshot! Each week, we recap the latest updates in social media to keep you in the know. Let’s jump straight into the highlights: TikTok Tests AI Song Feature In case you missed it, TikTok is testing a new “AI Song” feature…
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The Dystopian Aesthetics of AI-Generated Art in Social Media Marketing In the ever-evolving landscape of social media marketing, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for grabbing the attention of today’s scrolling-savvy audience. A recent trend that has taken the digital marketing realm by storm is the use of AI-generated…
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Essential Social Media Metrics: A Deep Dive
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