Social media marketing

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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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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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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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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Essential Social Media Metrics: A Deep Dive
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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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In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, where our attention spans have dwindled to less than that of a goldfish (yes, you read that right!), making a lasting impression is crucial. But how do you captivate your audience from the get-go? It’s all about creating visuals that demand attention, leaving viewers in…
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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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Ready to spice up your snackonomics game? We’re about to unravel the scrumptious mysteries hidden in the latest market data. In the ever-evolving world of social media, understanding these numbers is like finding the perfect dip for your crisps – crucial for an unbeatable snacking experience. Grab…
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In this fast-paced digital era, if your brand isn't on TikTok, you're missing out on a dance party that's shaping the future of marketing. Let's groove through the whys and hows of this social media sensation.
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Building Trust in the Social Media Garden Whether you’re a start-up or a seasoned player, weaving sustainability into your online presence is key to turning followers into dedicated customers. Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword, it’s not just a trend; it’s a resonance with the values of the users scrolling through…
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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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New year, new strategies! Every move can significantly contribute to business growth, and initiating a strategic social media overhaul is the catalyst to success. In today’s blog, we will outline seven tactical tips designed to assist your brand in claiming the board and maintaining a vibrant online presence. ♟️ Opening…
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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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In the ever-evolving world of digital marketing, B2B marketers are constantly on the lookout for innovative strategies to captivate their audience and drive meaningful engagement. One avenue gaining increasing attention is the use of YouTube Shorts—a feature that brings a dynamic twist to the conventional video content game. Let’s delve…
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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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Time for another social snapshot! Find out what you may have recently missed in the fast-paced world of social media.
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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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I found myself utterly unable to resist the temptation of curating a rollicking list featuring the absolute crackers that the Christmas ads of 2023 have generously bestowed upon us. It’s the time of year when brands don their festive finery, roll out the proverbial red carpet, and treat us to…
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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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In Social Media, organic efforts can only take you so far. While they are vital, the secret sauce to elevate your brand's social presence lies in embracing the dynamic duo of organic and paid social ads. Why? Because the two work better together!
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The charts don’t lie, and there’s a prevailing trend among industry leaders! Marketing captains continue to steer significant portions of their budgets towards brand awareness and demand generation, ranking them as their second and third highest priorities. Join us as we embark on a journey to unravel the intricacies of…
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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 the fast-moving world of marketing, authenticity is a big deal, with 70% of consumers consider authenticity a major factor in selecting a brand. So, here’s the question: Can AI-generated content live up to this demand? The truth is, the consumers can easily identify machine-generated content, making it imperative not…
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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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Hey party people! Buckle up for another thrilling ride through the ad universe as we revisit some iconic campaigns that have left an indelible mark on our creative souls. Inspired by The Ad Professor’s thread over on X 🚀 First in the lineup is Chupa Chups…
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It’s time to dust off those crystal balls and take a sneak peek into the future of social media marketing. Get ready to discover how AI, engaging content, and innovative features will play a pivotal role in your social media next year. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just dipping…
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Keeping up with the constantly changing social media landscape is difficult. Check out the latest social media headlines!
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November may be on the calendar, but in the digital world, Christmas is already here. It’s the most wonderful time of the year for marketers (😉), and it’s time to ensure your social media strategy is packed and ready for the holiday ride. Getting your brand’s social media ready for…
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Today’s blog promises to be a treat as we delve into some of the most captivating Halloween marketing campaigns that brands have rolled out this year. Halloween, being one of the most creatively inspiring seasons (I might be a little biased due to my love for Halloween), is the perfect…
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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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Halloween is just around the corner! And it’s a golden opportunity for social media marketers to engage with their audience in a creative way. This blog will guide you through the steps of creating a spooktacular social media campaign that leverages the Halloween season to increase brand awareness and connect…
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Social media has transformed how businesses engage with their audience, offering unprecedented connectivity. Authenticity is paramount in establishing genuine relationships, but the surge of AI in marketing introduces a new challenge. Striking a balance between authenticity and leveraging AI is the key to a flourishing social media marketing strategy. 1.
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In today’s digital age, where brand reputation can either make or break a company, marketers are facing an increasingly complex challenge. The rise of social media has given consumers an unprecedented voice, and a single tweet or post can have a profound impact on a brand’s reputation. In this comprehensive…
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In the vast sea of social media marketing, navigating your strategy requires a compass, and that compass is data. In today’s dynamic digital world, businesses are constantly seeking innovative ways to stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of social media. AI-infused marketing strategies are becoming increasingly popular for their ability…
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AI is revolutionising the way we create, share, and interact with visual content on social media platforms. In this blog, we'll explore the fusion of AI and visual design in social media, highlighting its impact, benefits, and potential for the future.
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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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Dive into the enchanting universe of stop-motion animation! 🌟 Unleash your brand's story in a captivating and unique way. explore the captivating possibilities for your brand.
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Get ready to turn your social media ads into a real party! Social media advertising is more than just a promotional strategy; it’s an art form. It involves crafting tailored ads to reach specific target audiences on a wide variety of evolving social media platforms. Armed with insights such as…
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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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Staying updated with the ever-evolving world of social media can be demanding. However, there’s no need to fret because everything is right here, in our weekly social snapshot. Check it out!
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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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Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off on the 15th of September and recognises the contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx communities to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. But why limit it to the US and not encourage global celebration of the culture? While as a brand, you…
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Enter the world of Social Snapshot, your ultimate destination for staying informed about trending topics. Explore the latest social media updates and notable moments from the past week. Read all about it 📰👇 New Branded Content Library 🧰 LinkedIn has added a search feature for…
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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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You’re probably well aware of the importance of creating great content, right? Well, today’s your lucky day because I’m sharing basic tips on how to create valuable content for your social media and what you should avoid doing! Why is content so crucial, you wonder? Info overload: Imagine the internet…
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Staying ahead in digital marketing requires continuous learning. As summer comes to an end, the slower pace we all cherish is almost over. This is the perfect opportunity for marketing professionals to invest time in upskilling. This blog post will address the importance of social media paid campaign training on…
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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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In today’s ever-evolving digital world, our screens overflow with a ceaseless stream of information clamouring for our attention. In the quest to capture hearts, minds, and wallets, a potent force has re-emerged, reshaping how we perceive and engage. Authenticity is an unwavering beacon of truth that stands tall amidst the…
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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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As of today, we’re officially in the holiday season yay! For many, August brings a break from our working lives and allows more free time to spend with family and friends. On top of that, the school summer holidays are in full swing with loads of activities being sought to…
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I’m sure we’ve all seen by now, Elon Musk’s rebrand of Twitter to “X” – I wanted to take this opportunity to have a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly. Let’s start with… The Good. Is there? Taking such an iconic brand and changing it to something…
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Hello there, fellow social media enthusiasts and marketing maestros! Can you believe it’s been two decades since social media burst onto the scene? Time sure flies when you’re busy scrolling. Let’s get down to business as social media has come a long way. According to the latest B2B content marketing…
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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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The Barbie Movie's marketing department has been on fire this summer, they've capitalised on early buzz and really turned the hype around the upcoming movie into a wave of anticipation. In today's blog, we'll break down how they did it!
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Every single day, our social media feeds are flooded with countless brands and companies wanting users’ attention. So, how can your brand stand out from the crowd? Well, it all comes down to having a well-defined identity and personality, and the key is maintaining a consistent and authentic tone of…
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Plan your brand's birthday a social media celebration
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Keeping up with the constantly changing social media landscape is challenging. Check out the latest social media headlines below: More than 100 million members have already signed up for Threads The social media world is all over the latest Meta app – Threads. Launched a week ago, the application rushed…
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The social media world is all over the latest Meta app – Threads. Launched on Wednesday of last week, the application rushed to 30 million sign-ups within 24 hours of release. The number of users then increased to 50 million just hours later, then 70 million within less than…
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As you may have seen by now… (and the fact that it’s over 2M trending on Twitter…) Threads is live! Where we are now: Threads, an Instagram app is available for pre-download July 6, 2023 App Store: https://t.co/QzxKwyVQoG…
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In 2023, 19% of marketers identified generating leads as their top priority. However, developing an effective lead generation strategy can be challenging without a deep understanding of various channels. In this blog post, we will explore the major channels for B2B lead generation, including social media,…
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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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Social media is a powerful tool for organizations looking to connect with their customers. I think we can all agree on that. But it’s not just that – it allows businesses to reach their exact target audience with their advertising messages; it helps create a community and build brand trust,…
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In today's blog we'll be taking a look at 3D Design. Once thought the preserve of blockbuster film-making 3D design, or CGI (computer-generated imagery) has never been more accessible, and now it's taking over our feeds.
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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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Welcome to social snapshot, your go-to source for staying updated on the fast-paced world of everything related to social media. We’ve got you covered with the most recent highlights over the past week. Let’s get going and dive right in: Social Summit This exclusive event will challenge your perceptions of…
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We’re up for an award! Yep, that’s right. We’ve been selected as finalists in the UK Content Awards 2023 for our work with our fabulous client Chavroux Over the past year, we’ve been on a mission to make Chavroux the G.O.A.T. cheese, by…
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Well well well, what do we have here?! Looks like Twitter is making moves to allow verified organisations to post job openings in app! As shared by user Nima Owji; BREAKING: #Twitter is working on a…
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We're diving head-first into the world of vertical videos, the viral sensation that's reshaping the social media landscape, and we're not gatekeeping our best tips for creating jaw-dropping, thumb-stopping content that will have your followers begging for more.
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LinkedIn, the world’s leading professional networking platform, has recently released its highly anticipated B2B Marketing Benchmark Report. This comprehensive report offers a deep dive into the current landscape of B2B marketing, highlighting emerging trends, industry shifts, and invaluable insights that could shape your strategic planning. With…
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Staying updated with the ever-evolving world of social media can be demanding. However, there’s no need to fret because everything is right here.
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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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The Power of Data Analytics
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You must have seen a few apps on the web that claim to show you how to see other people’s likes on Instagram. In fact, when the platform was launched, there was a relatively simple process to see what other people were doing on the channel. Users were able to…
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Social media has many uses; It’s not limited to posting pretty pictures with well-thought-out captions… although that part is often thought of as the ‘bread and butter’ of it. But today, we’re going to talk about using social media as a tool to foster brand advocacy. First things first…
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Yes, and here’s why! The metaverse has been capturing the tech industry’s attention for quite some time and undoubtedly still holds unforeseen potential. As metaverse development progresses, it is not only an intriguing topic of office gossip around the water cooler but perhaps a true game-changer for various industries. In…
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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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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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Discover all the social media updates you need to know in our weekly social snapshot!
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Let’s face it, social media is pretty much a part of our lives now. We’re constantly scrolling through our feeds, checking out what our favourite brands are up to, and connecting with our friends and family. With a whopping 4.76 billion people using social media and spending an average 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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In the early days, there was a lot of confusion about how to work with creators and what that even meant. Creators would approach brands with the promise of making them the hero of their content in exchange for a flat fee. However, in recent years, we’ve seen a shift…
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Twitter's blue checkmark was feeling a bit like a yo-yo lately, first disappearing and leaving us feeling blue, then making a comeback with a sassy "I'm back, baby!" attitude. We're not sure what Twitter was thinking with their U-turn, but at least now we can all feel a little more verified in this crazy online world.
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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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The designers here at IF attended a super informative and inspiring virtual event hosted by Monotype, and I thought it would be cool to share some of the top typography trends to keep an eye out for this year. Match Maker This trend has several different…
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