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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There is strength in numbers, and integrating live brand experiences with your social media activities is a prime example of this. Together they become Live Brand Social, and together they generate amazing figures. 53% of consumers said they will purchase a branded product as a result of this…
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Did you skim stones at the beach when you were younger? It’s a favourite summer pastime for plenty of kids but it isn’t so far from the marketing mix that many adults find themselves swimming through these days. How so? Skimming stones has a short lifespan when it comes…
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  There’s a reason that people like chilli and chocolate and it’s really simple: opposites attract. Alone, these ingredients are delicious but in very different ways. Combined (despite the initial reaction that you’re preparing a culinary disaster) the result is surprisingly satisfying. It’s not so different in brand marketing. You…
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  Rumours are plentiful that Facebook will begin to roll out a video advertising offering this summer. This would have Facebook users finding video ads popping up in their Newsfeeds, as soon as July this year. The video ads would begin playing in silent mode, until the Facebook user opts…
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Let’s face it, there is a little piece of us that lights up inside when we get a comment, like or retweet on our latest post. The knowledge that what we have to say is being heard, or read, is satisfying and it encourages us to share more. But is…
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With social media being a hub for news stories and updates brands and companies are ever increasingly jumping on popular stories to engage with wider audiences. This is known as newsjacking. When done correctly newsjacking can be an amazing asset for a brand, however, if done badly the backlash can…
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Social media continues to revolutionise corporate culture. It opens up new avenues of communication, breaks down barriers between employers, employees and the public, and provides new opportunities for brands to put a human face to their image. CEOs are no exception to this quiet revolution. Customers want to see that…
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LinkedIn has a reputation as a place where professionals go to find a job. With an array of new features like LinkedIn Today for breaking news, LinkedIn Groups for discussions and LinkedIn Company Pages introducing a Facebook-esque feel to proceedings, some might argue that its reputation has subsided…
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  immediate future had the same question. Unfortunately there is no button on your keyboard that can give you the answer to all your legal questions. But, after researching how UK businesses approach their use of social media we were able to create a best practice guide to social…
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  US Attorney General, Eric Holder, made headlines this week as he is investigating whether employers have the right to ask for Facebook passwords  during job interviews, or whether this goes against federal law in America. While imitation may well be the sincerest form of flattery, if you were to…
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