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Marketing Stat Nirvana

As marketers, there is nothing we like more than to sink our teeth into some meaty stats in an effort to satiate our appetite for evaluation, understanding and improvement. Also, they make us sound smart. And like we know what we are talking about which, in an industry that is undergoing relentless, exponential change, is…

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10 creative executions for social you must use

Storytelling has been a hot topic for some time now, and rightly so. The brands (and their channels) that have the best storytelling content enjoy greater reach, engagement and conversion to spend. At IF, we’ve championed our audience-first approach for more than two years now; and we have the press coverage to evidence this. Audience-first…

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6 ways YouTube gives video creators more control

Building a relationship with your viewers is key and what makes YouTube stand out from the social media crowd. YouTube’s recent updates shows their dedication to making conversations within the YouTube community easier and more personal. Here’s a handful of YouTube features giving video creators more control over the comments on their channels. Pinned Comments:…

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4 lessons to learn from the rise and fall of Vine

Vine; the social media app where users can upload and share no more than 6 second clips, is officially dead in the water. Twitter acquired the app in 2012, and 4 years later has decided to shut it down. Poor Twitter – can’t catch a break! Although Vine has been less-than-popular recently, the golden days…

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Just Why Is Video So Important On Social?

It’s a standout content, right?! Video that auto-plays in a customers’ social feed will draw their attention. Well, yes and yes. It goes much further than this though. Regular readers of our blog will know we advocate the ‘half scientist and half artist’ approach to marketing. Some will say: that’s a clichéd statement. Perhaps so.…

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Social platform video comparison

It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and a video is basically lots of pictures, right? Every social platform has it’s own video content processes and rules, many of which are prone to change at the drop of a hat, effecting metrics and stats across the board. So with that in…

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Your social media budget wish list for 2017

As we rush towards the end of the year, many marketers turn attention to budgets and planning. Planning goals, KPIs and a roadmap for the year is, as always, the essential starting point. So too is an understanding of what has changed since last year.  What are the priority platforms, what are the opportunities and…

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Facebook Might Say Goodbye To Likes

Facebook is testing removing “Page Likes” but before you start panicking, let’s look at the pros and cons of this possible reality. PROS: Page Likes are slightly different from what they used to be in the good old days when Facebook’s organic reach was considerably higher than current 0.5% (or less) and Facebook’s algorithm way…

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