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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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:…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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As a business, have you ever asked the question “Why are we struggling to make social media work for us?” or “Do we have the right social media strategy for our business?”  If the answer to both questions is No, then you’re not alone as the real challenge…
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For a lot of brands, having a YouTube channel as part of a social media strategy may seem as if it’s not worth the hassle. For one thing, making good quality long-form videos is certainly on the expensive side of the content creation spectrum. Also, there are 300…
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Whether you’re an X Factor fan or one of their many haters, there is a lot learn from the social media published by prime time television shows. For disclosure, I should say we’re working across X Factor this year, through one of their sponsors; but this is not…
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The launch of Facebook Live has seen brands and agencies (including us) experimenting with the new broadcasting format.
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Streaming video content from mobile devices to TVs has been around for many years and the big players such as YouTube have taken the lead. Facebook now wants a piece of the action with the inclusion of video streaming on your TV through popular devices such as Apple…
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The quality of Periscope’s live streams is about to skyrocket thanks to the launch of Periscope Producer. It’s a bold leap forward for the Twitter-owned live-streaming platform which, until now, broadcast content exclusively shot on mobile devices. Periscope Producer allows content creators to stream highly polished…
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