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How to Drive Engagement on your Social Media

A strong social media strategy allows businesses to reach, nurture, and engage with their target audience. There are many important factors that marketers should consider when building a successful social media strategy, but one of the main focuses should always be driving engagement. In today’s […]
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Facebook Watch, the video-on-demand service, is launching globally after previously only being available in the US. The video destination proved to be somewhat of a success in the US. According to the head of video at Facebook, Fidji Simo, the time spent watching videos has increased by 14…
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Earlier this month, Facebook acknowledged the growing number of game developers who advertise and make money on the platform. The platform rolled out a couple new additions to its offering for game advertisers and, most notably, playable ads. It’s a genius solution for social media gamers to try…
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If you consider yourself to be a “notable public figure” and have a healthy follow on Instagram, you can now apply to have the blue badge that makes your public status official. Instagram considers the badge to be an important way for the wider community to know that the…
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  Time poor, but feeling creative? Fret no more. A couple of weeks ago Facebook announced its Creative Shop, a simple way for brands and marketers to easily convert static images into video. You may be lucky enough to have a wonderful design team who can whip up…
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Add a Pixel to your Group Since GDPR, Facebook has stopped collecting or using data for behavioural targeting and removed thousands of targeting options. According to Marketing Land, Facebook removed a further 5,000 ad targeting filters to fight discrimination against religious and ethnic groups. So now, in…
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We all know that the trend of taking photos of your food and sharing them on Instagram is nothing new. However, now it seems we’re not only taking photos of our food to document what we ate, but to help others decide where to eat too. More so…
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In an effort to make “Feed the best place to share and connect with the people and interests that matter most to you”, Instagram is testing a feature which will add recommended posts to your content stream from users you don’t already follow. A similar feature was previously…
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  It’s easy to overlook Pinterest, with the likes of Facebook and Instagram dominating the social space. But, whilst Facebook has been stealing the limelight with data breaches, algorithm changes, and updates to its ad offering, Pinterest has quietly been growing in the background. Is it time your brand…
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When you pay for a service, you absolutely need to know the value of it. That’s why reporting is so important. Depending on your needs, reporting can be done over different timescales, can be campaign-based or time-based, and can be pulled for paid or organic media. We know reporting…
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If you said LinkedIn Groups to me, I’d break out in a cold sweat thinking of all the spammy emails I used to get on a daily basis trying to persuade me I wanted to pop over to the platform to participate, so I was really interested…
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