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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On a call this week I said I felt as though I had developed a split personality, one that’s motivated, encouraged by great client feedback and what we can do for brands right now on social ( ) and another that’s wistful, dreamy and engaging only in the…
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Oooh it’s been a creative week in social. The channels are beefing up their dev kits and creative back rooms with some new tools. There is no excuse now not to break the social boring and explore new ways to connect to customers. There has also been a…
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Though lockdown is in full swing, we haven’t all gone mute as a result. In the B2B tech sector, conversations around AI, cybersecurity, cloud, etc. are all staying strong – but have the discussion points changed, and what can you do to adjust your messaging so you remain…
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  Last Friday, we broadcast the latest episode of our Serious Social Facebook Live. Having moved from an edited weekly publication to a live broadcast. We’ve joined the brilliant British public response in flexing around Covid-19 requirements, whilst continuing our commitment to surface, address and offer solution to…
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Navigating through today’s societal challenges as a marketer is no easy task. Driving business objectives while also remaining respectful and providing support to audiences is a delicate balance that can easily be threatened with one wrong move. In recent podcast “Marketing in the time of Coronavirus” with…
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Pah! Long weekend, what long weekend.  When you’re in social, the chatter doesn’t stop just because it’s Easter. Whilst the conversations rise, the channels push out Beta functions they would normally keep under wraps until they were properly tested. Many companies are experimenting and launching co-viewing entertainment content…
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The current climate is changing our perception and view of what the word “community” means. If you’re unsure what you should or shouldn’t be using in your messaging right now – the first task is to listen to your audience. Discover where they are – which channels,…
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  (…in which the author has nostalgic ramblings)   Well it’s about time, Facebook!  The company has now announced that Messenger for desktop is available for download for both Windows and Mac OS machines.   In a quote from Facebook: “people are using technology to stay in…
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As we head into a short couple of weeks here in the UK there is no stopping the social platforms. They are supercharged. Delivering better formats, greater functionality and some interesting innovations. It isn’t likely to stop over Easter, either. Seems there are redesigns and rumoured launches aplenty…
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It’s a question that really puzzles me. Along with ‘why do some businesses try to mimic the market leader?’ or, ‘why do B2B companies continue to use awful stock photography of people pretending to be businesspeople?’ or, ‘why do travel companies persist with blue filters?’. At the risk…
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