Social Media

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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When you think of social media platforms, Meta and TikTok probably come to mind first. But what about YouTube? While YouTube is primarily known as a video-sharing platform, it has been steadily incorporating more social features, transforming it into a hybrid space that brands should not ignore. Here’s why YouTube…
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If you are a Creative, what is it that inspires you?  When you have a new project where do you go to look for ideas? As you may have heard back in school studying physics  “Nothing is created, nothing is lost, and everything is transformed”. This is also true for ideas…
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Instagram is toying with the idea of video ads that you can’t skip. Much like YouTube’s ads, these Insta ads come with a timer, ticking away the seconds until you can get back to your scrolling.
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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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Why settle for the ordinary when you can achieve the extraordinary? Forget about those cookie-cutter social media approaches—one size certainly does not fit all. Start looking deeper into the data to unlock insights that elevate your social media presence from mundane to ✨magical✨. The future is immediate, and speed is…
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Are you mentally struggling in your workplace right now? Have you lost confidence, or is your self-esteem lower than normal? If this sounds like you, let's overcome these issues together with a few tips that may help with your creativity when creating content.
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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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While social media platforms offer unparalleled reach and engagement, they also expose companies to the scrutiny of a sometimes very unforgiving global audience. What happens when a brand’s reputation takes a hit? Let’s explore simple strategies for brand restoration in 10 easy steps. Start with Honesty: Brands are like relationships;…
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Get ready for our latest social snapshot! Each week, we gather the freshest updates from social media to keep you in the loop. Let’s jump straight into the highlights 👇 New TikTok Guide for Beauty Brands 💄 TikTok’s new guide for beauty brands offers essential tips to boost your presence…
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As we are well into spring 2024, one trend that has been making waves since the beginning of the year up until now is 3D gradients. You may have noticed the subtle yet impactful shift in design across various social media platforms, since the restyling of the Instagram logo in…
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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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Ready to take a trip down memory lane? It’s time to explore the world of throwbacks and discover how you can infuse some retro charm into your brand’s TikTok presence. Let’s check out the vibes that are turning heads. Tracking Trends Feeling nostalgic? You’re not alone! Breaking down why throwbacks…
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It’s 2024, and the world of Fintech is buzzing with new trends, insights, and challenges. As the Fintech B2B marketing conference revealed, social media is at the heart of Fintech marketing, offering brands a platform to connect with audiences in genuine ways. Let’s dive into the key takeaways from the…
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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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Stay in the loop with the ever-changing landscape of social media updates. Explore the newest highlights right here
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As we step into spring 2024, the winds of change are blowing across the landscape of social media marketing. One trend, in particular, is making a bold resurgence from the archives of the 90s: heat-mapping. This nostalgic yet contemporary approach to design is transforming social media graphics into colourful canvases…
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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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In social media marketing, relationships are everything. But what happens when consumers start to sour? A new report exposes the seven deadly sins that brands commit on social media that can tarnish reputations, drive away customers, and ultimately lead to the downfall of even the mightiest…
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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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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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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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B2B brands are constantly seeking innovative ways to engage their audience and stand out amidst the digital noise. One powerful tool that has emerged victorious in impactful storytelling is episodic content. By unfolding narratives across multiple episodes, B2B brands can captivate their audience, foster deeper connections, and drive meaningful engagement.
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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: LinkedIn Celebrates a Year of Collaborative Articles Collaborative articles on LinkedIn have thrived in just a year, boasting…
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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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TikTok leads the way in setting trends and shaping how we interact, connect, and share. We’ll dive into the latest TikTok Trends Report to explore trends that reshape the platform, giving you a sneak peek into what makes TikTok the hub of creativity, entertainment, and building connections.
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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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Cosy culture is having a profound impact on society. The desire for comfort, warmth, and connection has revolutionised the way content is consumed. Let’s unravel the significance of cosy culture in social media, why it’s so popular, and how to infuse our feeds with everything cosy. Understanding Cosy Culture Cosy…
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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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Explore how brands can harness TikTok's power to unleash creativity, engage audiences, and elevate their online presence.
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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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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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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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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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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: LinkedIn Phases Out Lookalike Audiences LinkedIn is ceasing the use of Lookalike Audiences…
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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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Welcome to your weekly snapshots! Staying in tune with the ever-evolving world of social platforms is no small feat. Let’s dive into the latest highlights: TikTok announces their new Certified Creator Program Graduates Are you interested in collaborating with a TikTok creator to enhance your in-app promotions in 2024? Well,…
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TikTok isn’t just about viral dance videos and catchy pop music anymore. It has become a search engine for Generation Z. The younger generation is tapping into TikTok’s powerful algorithm, which tailors the videos they see based on their interests and interactions. It’s like having a personalised search engine that…
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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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It’s that time again! Discover another social snapshot of what you might have overlooked this week in the fast-paced world of social media 👇 Next-Level Analytics: LinkedIn Introduces PEDAL Exciting news from LinkedIn! Introducing PEDAL – the Privacy Enhanced Data Analytics Layer. Now, you can supercharge…
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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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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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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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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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Don’t miss out on the most important social media updates – check our weekly social snapshot for all the latest news! Let’s dive in… Facebook allows users to create multiple profiles Facebook will now enable users to create multiple personal profiles to explore different experiences on the platform. With the…
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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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Are you ready to dive headfirst into a world where creativity knows no bounds? Hold onto your imagination because Procreate is about to take you on a journey beyond your wildest dreams!
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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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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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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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Determining the ultimate formula for effective B2B social media success on LinkedIn remains a subject of debate – but a simplistic approach involving mere infusion of technical terminology into posts isn’t going to land. Ever. You might be sceptical, thinking, “Oh great, another blog advising me to…
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Today, we're taking a daring plunge into the treacherous waters of "CREATIVE BURNOUT" – cue the dramatic soundtrack! 😱
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