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Platforms provide best-practice guides for biz

Social platforms are giving away more knowledge than they previously let on! In this week’s Serious Social, we’re chatting about Instagram’s guide to Stories for businesses, which gives you advice on its prevalent feature. So, what else is out there? Well, they’ve sure kept it on the down-low, but which other platforms have got a…

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Building Brand Buy-In With Social

Today’s connected world means that brands are positioned front and centre of their audiences and competitors alike. With so many platforms and channels at their disposal, it’s often difficult to know which one to leverage in order to garner customer loyalty and engender trust. Here’s where social media can help. For brands that operate in…

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Fancy shopping around for your next influencer?

Facebook is building a Branded Content Marketing search engine to allow brands to find the best influencer partnerships for their marketing, particularly where Facebook ad campaigns are concerned. Brands can search based on certain parameters like location, interests, gender and education. You can save selected creators in a private list based on your initial findings…

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Social media gets to work!

71% of businesses advertise on social media. And even more businesses plan to start. Work and social media can go hand-in-hand if you take the right approach. In our most recent Serious Social, we spoke about how social media stands on legs of communication and networking. These two aspects are important when communicating with anyone,…

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Transparency ensures Facebook’s future

Facebook never really had an issue with advertisers. While mainstream media highlighted how some have opted to pull spend, by and large, Facebook remains the juggernaut it is because of the truck loads of money pumped into the business by marketers. Additionally, Facebook never really had an issue with members. While a handful have decided…

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The lowdown on Snapchat’s new six-second unskippable ads

Still keen on using Snapchat for your brand? The platform’s new ad format might be the best way to test your return on investment. Launching this week, the new six-second unskippable video ad format puts Snapchat firmly in the same ring as Facebook and YouTube, both of which already offer a similar advertising option. Users…

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Instagram’s becoming a major player in B2B marketing

Instagram want businesses on their platform, so new, useful features are the right way to go about it. A few additions have been made to Insta’s business profile offering. Action Buttons can be added to profiles, and the Direct Message feature has been cleaned up! Ahh, much better. It’s clear to many marketers why Instagram…

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Is UGC missing from your content strategy?

Conversations between a brand and a consumer are no longer a one-way street. Today’s consumers are empowered and connected like never before, and they’re producing content like it’s going out of style. It’s our job as marketers to produce lots of great content that will engage the consumer. This can often be time-consuming and costly,…

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