The IF Blog: Insights and Trends

Design Time - Template Edition

Before you even think about design, start off with setting up templates for social. Here's how
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My post-graduate degree comes to a close with a 15,000 word dissertation on influencer marketing. With the pressure of getting that word count in, I was at risk of losing sight of what I was actually trying to find out. But upon reflecting on all of the things…
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Clients often come to us seeking guidance on their social media strategies, and one question is always asked of us ‘What and how many channels should we be on?’ In order to answer this, we first look at their current social media presence, in the form of a social…
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Gone are the days of shaky videos that make you feel queasy. Facebook saves the day with its new algorithm designed to stabilise 360-degree shots. The smart technology will combine 2D motion with 3D reconstruction to fill in the gaps and reduce the unwanted effects caused…
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Recently I had a baby – well not personally, but my partner did. I also had, probably, the longest period of time off in one go I have ever had since working – 17 days! It was a magical time, filled with ‘firsts’ and all kinds of wonderful,…
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The trouble with paid social is tracking the customer journey from click to brick. Facebook thinks it has the answer to this problem and is in the process of revamping its offers program. Core updates include: Bookmark: People can easily claim an offer on mobile or on desktop and…
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Shortly after Facebook announced a range of changes to its Trending Topics section things started to go wrong. As this blog post describes the update – “Today, we’re making some changes to the Trending feature on Facebook that will make the product more automated and will no…
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The biggest news to come out of social over the weekend has been the controversial reveal that WhatsApp will now be sharing its data on consumers with Facebook.
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There’s a story that Chip and Dan Heath tell in their book “Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die” that I think about often when creating B2B content for social. A Stanford University Graduate by the name of Elizabeth Newton ran a simple…
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  Vloggers and YouTubers watch out, YouTube is making some changes to its platform. The new feature will see a social timeline added to the platform, which will allow users to share a range of different content including photos, links, videos and text posts with its subscribers. The…
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Marketers can now measure the success of a campaign by tracking how many people are talking and engaging with a brand’s social activity. The Twitter Ads dashboard will display the engagement metrics and the earned media metrics generated by the campaign’s success. Struggling to encourage your fans,…
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