The IF Blog: Insights and Trends

Social Snapshot – 25.05.2022

Latest social media news and updates in our regular weekly Social snapshot. This week we look at Snap, TikTok Live and Reactions in Instagram Reels
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By now, you must have heard of Prisma, the app that lets you turn any picture into instant art. If you haven’t, here’s a few reasons why should find out: It was named best app in both the Apple and the Google play stores It’s time for you…
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Social is moving to take over TV. This has been the case for a while and as we have recently explored Facebook is ramping up to take on YouTube for the social video top spot. In mid-February Facebook announced the launch of the Facebook video app…
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Facebook has just quietly rolled out its latest development in the fight against one of its biggest issues – the distribution of fake news. While the term has rapidly become adopted into pop culture (I visited my sister this weekend, and when I found my clothes in her…
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The expertise, guidance and knowledge that CEO’s have to offer is invaluable! Tap into your CEO’s brain by putting them forward as ‘thought leaders’ on social media. Raising awareness for your business, attracting new potential customers and creating a community is the start of a long list of…
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The paid advertising landscape is changing and this time it’s all about video. Two big announcements have rocked the video world… Facebook is introducing mid-roll video ads Youtube is scrapping 30 sec pre-roll video ads in favour of 6 sec – 20 sec. It’s clear to see that…
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Had you even remembered WhatsApp had a ‘status’ feature? It’s that original line that states ‘Hi there, I’m using WhatsApp’ underneath your profile that probably hasn’t been changed, or in my case, noticed, since you downloaded WhatsApp when it was released in 2009. Talking of originality, WhatsApp have…
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    It’s safe to say that the use of visual content is going to stick and there is a wealth of data that can be used to support the benefits of this type of content. On average, visuals perform 4.4 x better than text-based content and as…
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For years, the mantra touted by every social expert is that brands need to “be transparent and honest” when engaging in social networks. Whilst the rewards of social marketing are undoubtable, occasionally organisations make mistakes or fall into holes. It happens. Most learn and move on. But some…
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I was walking on the street and I just saw a girl with my dream pair of shoes (OK I already have a lot, so let’s just say one of my dream pair of shoes). Right then and there, I wished there was some way I could get…
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There has been so much written about social media strategy for small businesses.  Almost everyone uses social media today as it’s very much a personal medium that works, and a few employees engaging directly with customers on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn can be a natural extension of any…
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