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Facebook launch ads on Stories 🚀

Ads have existed on Instagram Stories for a while now and are earning the platform a fortune, with a daily userbase of 400 million. Recently, having reached 300 million daily users, Facebook has followed in its footsteps with an identical ad proposition. The first brands to test the format include Deliveroo, Pure Gym, TransferWise and KFC.…

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Instagram’s Future?

Once upon a time, Kevin and Mike loved playing with pictures. They created the Instagram app in 2010 to share their passion for photography and image composition, in particular the famous square format. The app, though, grew much bigger and more powerful than the two dads ever expected! It became one of the biggest social…

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TripAdvisor… from information to inspiration

In the week that we released our latest Serious Social focusing on travel, one of the biggest sites in this sector, TripAdvisor has revealed they will be developing a social feed within their proposition. There are 56 million conversations around travel in social… look at the word “holiday” and you’ll find mentions in the region…

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Collaborate with Pinterest’s influencer API

Once overlooked, Pinterest has been going from strength to strength in the social stratosphere. For travel, beauty, and fashion brands, it offers the perfect opportunity to showcase products or experiences, and now they’re looking to improve their influencer offering. Pinterest have realised influencers are becoming more and more active on the platform and brands are…

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Are travel brands doing enough to cut through the noise?

  It’s our travel edition! On this week’s Serious Social, we spoke to the CEO of Sagittarius, Paul Stephen, about his experience working in digital marketing for travel clients. The travel industry is so commoditised, it’s important for brands to stand out on social. To do this, they need content that tells a story around…

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Facebook M assistant can now translate French

At first glance, the news of the Facebook Messenger assistant M being able to translate French could be a little underwhelming. French translation isn’t a feature that most users are crying out for. But what makes this announcement a little more interesting is how this translation functionality is being used, which is primarily to assist…

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