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TikTok isn't just for dancing and memes – it's a game-changer for businesses looking to engage and inspire people. TikTok is your secret weapon! And we have ties for you!
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Happy birthday! Can you believe that Threads launched a year ago? Social media can often feel overwhelming and negative, but Threads is a space to comfortably share your thoughts and ideas. As we look back on the past year and forward to the future, it’s clear that Threads is more…
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Thought leadership is a hot topic in the B2B space right now. More than anything, it is a marketing tactic to establish authority, build trust, and foster deeper customer relationships. We recently published a podcast episode, Leading from the Front, where we explore how to drive your thought leadership…
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Get ready for another social media snapshot! Each week, we summarise the latest developments to keep you informed. Let’s dive into the key highlights from the last 7 days: WhatsApp tests new AI selfie generator tool Meta is introducing a new AI feature to WhatsApp: an image creation tool that…
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We get it: growing your YouTube subscriber base can be challenging, and taking shortcuts is tempting. But here’s the reality: quick fixes won’t pay off in the long run. The top YouTube creators aren’t wasting their time and money on shady growth schemes. They’re focused on creating fantastic videos and…
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Staying updated with the ever-evolving world of social media is tough at times. Explore and learn about the most recent highlights and trends right here: YouTube tests QR codes The video network is introducing QR codes for channels to enable quicker connections. It is also testing effects creation for Shorts…
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As an Instagram creator, understanding the nuances of the platform’s algorithm and content strategies is crucial for maximising your reach and engagement. Recently, Instagram’s content team shared some valuable insights including a key takeaway about the optimal length for Reels. Here’s what you need to know to enhance your Instagram…
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The demand for visually captivating video content is higher than ever. Marketers need to produce eye-catching visuals quickly and efficiently, fortunately, advancements in mobile technology have made this possible to happen from devices that fit in our pockets. In this realm CapCut has emerged as a game-changer, empowering marketers to…
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Stay in the loop with the ever-changing landscape of social media updates. Explore the newest highlights right here: OpenAI is exploring fresh approaches to boost transparency in AI content As the wave of generative AI content sweeps across the internet, OpenAI is taking steps to enhance transparency. The organisation has…
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Alright folks, let's dive into the world of social media wizardry and explore a game-changer: motion graphics.
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Innovation is constant and staying ahead of the curve is essential for success. Nowhere is this more evident than in the dynamic market of the EMEA region, where tech marketing and sales teams are continuously seeking new avenues to connect with buyers and drive high-quality engagements. But what exactly is…
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There’s a myth that the number of followers you have is the ultimate measure of success. But hold on to your hashtags, because here’s the truth: obsessing over your follower count is like chasing fool’s gold. Let’s dive into why it’s time to stop counting followers and start counting what…
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One of the toughest hurdles for brands isn’t just gaining new likes or followers—it’s keeping their existing audience engaged on Facebook. But fear not! There are savvy tactics you can employ to not only boost engagement but also foster a loyal and active fan base. Native Videos…
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In this blog post, we're diving headfirst into the realm of creative social media assets and unleashing a tidal wave of fun-filled strategies to turbocharge your online presence. So grab your digital paintbrushes and let's get ready to shake up the social scene with some seriously sensational content!
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Worried about AI oppressing your creative mojo? Explore the positive side of artificial intelligence in design and marketing. From owning your story to embracing the messy process.
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Nostalgia On Trend Remember the era when pixels ruled screens? With today’s high-res images and digital, out-of-this-world AI smoothness, a swing back to the comfortable imperfection of the glitch can be reassuring for millennials seeking their childhood vibe or Gen X looking back at their ‘youth’ years loving this style.
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Today's blog takes a look at some ideas for posts on social media, by revolutionising your feed using these captivating tips!
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Get ready for another social snapshot! Each week, we recap the latest social media updates to keep you informed. Let’s jump straight into the highlights: 
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“So you just get paid to make TikToks???” No, I don’t. I get paid to scroll TikTok… Just kidding. But what does a typical day for a Social Media Manager look like? Here we go Get to work (WFH desk or office desk) and open my…
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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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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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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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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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In an era dominated by digital conversations and online interactions, the power of words has never been more significant. Social media, with its billions of daily users, provides a platform for individuals to voice their opinions and thoughts. However, the impact of these words, especially when expressing dissatisfaction, can spread…
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Navigating the dynamic realm of social media updates can be quite a task. Discover the latest highlights here: X is experimenting with a specialised video tab X is in the process of creating a new video tab, positioned at the center of the lower function bar in the app.
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Last week, we attended the Brandwatch: London Masterclass, where we listened to panels and talks from leading brands, social media platforms (TikTok & Meta), and Brandwatch themselves, about what the future holds in digital marketing. One of the panels was Leveraging Influencers for a Bigger Impact…
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In 2023, TikTok solidified its position as a leading entertainment provider with over a billion users engaging in clips, music discovery, and trend insights. While TikTok’s expanded eCommerce listings have yet to gain traction, data suggests untapped potential for brands. Today, we’re looking at five tips for a successful TikTok…
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And we’re back with the first social snapshot for this year! Keeping pace with the constantly changing landscape of social platforms can be quite demanding. Here’s a glimpse of the most recent highlights: Threads takes steps to tackle borderline content More inappropriate content is being seen by some Threads users,…
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An exciting but hectic year for social media marketers – as ever, let’s be honest, there’s never a dull moment! What have we learned? When two big movies are released on the same day, you need social media to give you a viewing schedule This year, the big trial…
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Is it that magical time of the year again where we dust off our crystal balls, wave our design wands, and predict the fantastical trends that will dominate the creative landscape in the upcoming year? Oh, you betcha! Grab your trend-tracking binoculars because we’re about to embark on a wild…
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In the dynamic landscape of digital marketing, precision targeting is not just an optional extra; it’s a must. The most recent data reveals that an impressive 93% of companies surpassing their lead and revenue goals attribute their success to the strategic segmentation of customers through buyer personas.
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For years, platforms like YouTube and Instagram aimed to challenge TikTok’s dominance by copying its short video style. Now, TikTok seems to be shifting its strategy, encouraging its creators to explore longer content similar to what you find on rival apps. TikTok hosted an event in late…
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Staying updated on the ever-evolving social media world can be challenging. Here are the latest highlights: X announces the return of post deadlines X introduces the reinstatement of post headlines within in-stream link previews. In October, X made the decision to remove post headlines and preview text, altering how publications…
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Close your eyes and imagine a scenario where your social media content not only captures attention but also forms a lasting connection with your audience… ✨ Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? We can all agree that creating memorable content is not that easy. In this blog, I delve into the ever-evolving…
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In a bold move catering to the evolving landscape of privacy regulations in the European Union, Meta has announced the launch of a paid subscription service to remove ads from Facebook and Instagram. This offering will give users across the EU a choice: pay a fee to…
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Keeping up with the constantly changing social media landscape is difficult. Check out the latest social media headlines below: YouTube introduces new tagging requirements for AI-Generated content YouTube has recently announced a policy mandating creators to label content generated by AI. This means creators must now specify if a…
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Integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into social media advertising provides a strategic advantage for businesses seeking to boost their marketing ROI. AI’s proficiency in analysing large datasets swiftly and accurately allows for a more refined understanding of consumer behaviour and preferences. By harnessing AI, marketers can customise their campaigns to connect…
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No company is immune to the challenges of the fast-paced tech world. As we approach the one-year milestone of Elon Musk’s transformation of Twitter into “X,” it’s time to reflect on the evolving landscape of social media and its impact on alternative platforms. The crowded field of Twitter-like platforms will…
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Keeping up with the constantly changing social media landscape is difficult. Check out the latest social media headlines below: Reddit removes the option to opt out of personalisation ads Reddit has implemented some changes to its ad control settings, including the removal of the option for users to opt out…
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In today’s rapidly evolving food landscape, staying ahead of the curve is critical for food and drink marketers. As consumer preferences shift, so must marketing strategies. To help you adapt effectively, we’ll explore key food trends backed by both secondary research and social listening data. This comprehensive guide will not…
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If you want to find out some information, where do you look as a consumer?  In days gone by, you’d find a book, but now it’s a quick Google search or a hop onto your preferred social media. Platforms like Reddit, Twitter/X or Facebook pages can sometimes have already made…
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In today’s blog, our Design team share their thoughts, reflections and lessons learnt from Inmotion 2023, a conference for leading professionals across the creative industries.
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Are you tired of feeling lost in the social media jungle? 🌴 Our latest blog is here to guide you through the process of selecting the right platforms for your brand, check it out!
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Social Listening, Barbenheimer
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In the last 6 months, the public’s mind has been occupied by the perception of AI as an over-hyped technology that will change the world. This was empowered by the launch of ChatGPT by Open AI at the end of 2022, recognised as the fastest-growing app in history, reaching…
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Step behind the lens and discover the captivating world of 'go behind the scenes' content creation! From unravelling audience desires to crafting unique angles that dazzle, we're diving into the art of sharing the magic that happens backstage.
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Keeping up with the constantly changing social media landscape is challenging. Check out the latest social media headlines below: WhatsApp ads screensharing on video calls WhatsApp has added another element to its video calling option, with screen sharing now available in the app. Find out more here.
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Social media definitely has transformed the way businesses communicate with their customers. It’s no surprise, right? But guess what? With the right community management strategy, your brand can build awesome and lively communities! In this blog, I will share some tips to help you foster stronger connections with your audience.
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Have you heard of BlueSky? what about Mastodon? Threads? In today’s Blog we take a look at some of the emerging alternatives the are hope to steal the crown from Twitter as the leading social media platform.
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The dreaded "B" word - Burnout. You're juggling a multitude of responsibilities, running on caffeine-fueled adrenaline, and trying to meet never-ending deadlines. Suddenly, the inevitable happens – you hit the wall. In this blog, We say goodbye to feeling like a frazzled mess and hello to a state of empowerment and balance!
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Should your B2B brand bother to be on TikTok? Hold on tight, because we're about to embark on a wild journey through the untapped potential of TikTok for B2B engagement.
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Plan your brand's birthday a social media celebration
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A marketer and a designer walk into a bar… No, it’s not the setup for a joke. It’s the beginning of a beautiful collaboration that unleashes the power of visual storytelling that transforms campaigns from “meh” to “mind-blowing. In today’s digital days, capturing the hearts and minds of your…
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“Can you just put this up quickly?” – the dreaded words. We all know we can’t just throw random content up on social and expect it to perform to an optimal level – yet the same pitfalls continue to be stumbled upon by countless staff trying to make sure their…
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Are you eager to stay ahead of the latest trends and truly understand what resonates with your audience? In today’s dynamic and ever-evolving world, staying attuned to your audience’s preferences, interests, and the latest trends is not just important—it’s essential. That’s where social listening comes to help.  It’s the tool…
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People come to Facebook to view all types of videos, but Reels is definitely Meta’s fastest-growing content format. Creators are using Facebook Reels to reach new audiences and express themselves in more appealing ways. Facebook creators will now be able to maximise their Reels creation efforts as…
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It feels like one company said ‘we need brand guidelines to make sure our logo is recognisable across the board’ – then a person at that brand moved to another company and the method spread and spread. In reality, ‘guidelines’ shouldn’t be rules – they’re a foundation for creativity. We’re…
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Here at Immediate Future, we love looking at dominant social media trends and really taking them apart. I can’t be the only one who’s noticed the increasing presence of stop motion on their TLs recently, especially in product shoots. It’s popularity – I believe stems from the fact that it…
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Curious about the Instagram algorithm? Wonder no more! Instagram has finally spilled the beans on how content is ranked.
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Keeping up with the constantly changing social media landscape is challenging. But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Check out the latest social media headlines below: Meta introduces ‘Meta Verified’ program to users in the UK Meta’s expanding availability of the ‘Meta Verified’ subscription scheme to the UK users.
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Good Evening Europe! Love it or hate it, Eurovision holds sway over the eyeballs and thumbs of millions of Europeans every year – and still more watching around the world! This offers a great opportunity for brands big and small to get in on the action and use all that…
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Hold onto your crowns, peeps, because the King’s coronation was a total buzz! And if you thought the celebrations were limited to the streets of UK, think again. Social media was all abuzz with the hashtag #coronation getting 5.5 billion impressions in just one month! That’s a lot of chatter. And of…
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What is new and exciting in the world of social media? Let’s talk about it…
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Businesses work so hard to succeed on social media, but sometimes a small missing piece can be a deal-breaker. Video is certainly one of the most effective tools for B2B marketers to send their messages across on LinkedIn. Creating your visuals properly is essential to ensure your B2B campaign runs…
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­Have you ever wondered why your social media posts just aren’t performing as well as they used to? Are you looking for ways to get across your information about your brand in a fun, accessible and thumb-stopping way? Maybe an animated video is the right way for you to go.
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Check these tips and insights to be a pro in building relationships with procurement
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Get ready to be the life of the virtual party with our weekly social snapshot, filled with all the latest and greatest social media updates to keep you in the loop and on top of your game!
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Social media marketing has changed a lot over the years, and so have the metrics used to measure success. As social media platforms continue to evolve, marketers need to keep up with the latest trends in social media metrics to ensure their strategies remain effective. In this blog post, we…
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Discover all the social media updates you need to know in our weekly social snapshot!
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From creating content that captures attention and builds trust, to showcasing your brand's personality and driving conversions, video has it all. In this blog post, we're breaking down why video is the ultimate game-changer for businesses looking to connect with their audience in a fun and engaging way.
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Keeping up with the constantly changing social media landscape is challenging. But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Check out the latest social media headlines below: WhatsApp adds new group chat controls The app announced new control options for group chats which will enable users to manage who joins…
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With the demand for trusted local services on the rise and more businesses looking for ways to reach new customers. Google originally launched Local Services Ads with home service businesses, but now they’re expanding the offerings by introducing five new categories. Businesses that fall into Education, People Care, Pet Care,…
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Looking back at some of the iconic women in design history
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Are you looking to elevate your TikTok ads game? Look no further than TikTok‘s latest tool in the Creative Center – Keyword Insights! This cutting-edge feature allows you to discover the top-performing keywords and phrases in TikTok ads. By browsing…
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Have you ever set yourself SMART marketing goals? In today's blog, we help you get closer to not only achieving your goals but also measuring your progress.
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Find out some dos and don'ts to help you avoid the biggest social media fails
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The Importance of Consumer Insights
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It’s that time of the week again! Here is a snapshot of the latest happened in the world of social media: Twitter adds alerts for Community Notes The network announced earlier this week that they’re rolling out a new update for its Community Notes on tweets users have previously engaged…
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Consumers today want seamless experiences, that are easy and quick, allowing people to carry out the entire shopping journey without ever having to leave the app. That’s what makes channels like Instagram ideal for online shopping. However, Meta announced earlier this month that the livestream shopping on…
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What is retro rebranding and why does it work? In today's blog we take a look at brands who have done just that.
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Artifact, the new text based media app that it's like TikTok for text.
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Gosh January was a long month wasn’t it? between the freezing weather, dark evenings and various strikes it felt like we were rushing to keep up in the first month of 2023. As the evenings start to brighten up, and those calendars start to fill up, it can be a…
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Newsletters went through a boom phase in the last couple of years and the social media platforms are working to incorporate newsletter elements to grow personal brands and thought leadership. LinkedIn announced last week that they’re looking to add a new option which will enable members to view what newsletters…
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Social media is no longer just a place to post pictures of your lunch. It’s a powerful tool for businesses to connect with their target audience and drive sales. As users climb to near 5 billion worldwide on platforms from LinkedIn to…
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With only 3 weeks to go for the most romantic day of 2023, we can feel the love in the air! So we've done some digging through Brandwatch and GWI to unearth key insights around purchase behaviours, most discussed topics, and trends. Curious to know what we discovered? Keep reading! 👇
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Keeping up with the regular stream of new social media insights is challenging. Relax, we’ve got you covered. Check out the latest social media headlines. 👇
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Has your reel failed to reel ‘em in? With social media platforms incentivizing the posting of video content over stills more and more, it can be essential to get to know the ropes when it comes to producing video content. But where to start? It can…
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The sober movement is growing… it’s more than just Dry January or Sober October! The growth of non-alcoholic drinks is about consumers having more choices. Driven largely by Gen Z, it’s interesting to see that males aged 18-34 are the most likely to trial no/low-alcohol drinks, and in fact, stats…
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Consumers are becoming more and more conscious of the impact of the food industry on the environment, animal welfare, and their health. According to a 2022 survey by YouGov, 60% of UK consumers are concerned about the environmental impact of the food they eat. As the demand…
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What are the best times to post on each social media channel in 2023?
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Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media on our weekly social snapshot!
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Why delivering incremental MQLs for your brand, starts with heads-up marketing.
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Employee advocacy has become a hot topic lately for a good reason – this trend has evolved in the digital world, accelerating as a program, pushing out business messages in new ways and putting employees at the forefront of marketing campaigns. What is often missed is that they have the…
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Does your marketing plan include the holidays? Well it should. Tiktok has launched a whole mini-site to help you out. It is full of holiday insights, tips and tricks. They also released a handy infographic which we’ve featured below. It’s packed full of juicy insights that should…
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Continued chaos at Twitter? Conjecture or cause for brand concern – and should we be pausing content? FInd out more in this blog.
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Discover our best tips for protecting your mental health when you work on digital marketing:
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Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media on our weekly social snapshot!
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Let’s talk about stress and anxiety in the workplace and how to deal with this.
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