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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  As marketeers it’s our job to advertise a product or a brand to the masses, but what we sometimes forget is that we also need to be engaging. One of best and easiest ways to do this is to use more lifestyle content, that could be videos, images…
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Since 2017, brands and publishers have been getting far less traffic from referrals on social platforms and the sharing of content has been in decline. Not only has this increased the pressure on content marketers, but it has exposed the dire need for quality social content that ensures…
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General opinion is that consumer businesses have all the fun, right? They’re early adopters, the first to try new social networks, willing to take risks and are usually the most recognisable for award-winning campaigns. Yes, but also no. There’s an art to B2B marketing that requires originality and dexterity,…
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  Approximately 2 billion people use social media. Figures are expected to grow as mobile device usage and mobile social networks gain more traction. With customers using social media 24/7, and on such a variety of platforms, what was best practise last week might not work today.
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  The strenuous competition between Snapchat and Instagram/Facebook goes on. Last year we saw Snapchat’s fortune decrease following the launch of the IPO at the beginning of March. Source: Google   The profit decline can be blamed on a mix of overpromising and underdelivering in terms of customer…
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Here’s the headline – for the first-time, subscriptions to streaming services like Netflix, NOW TV and Amazon Prime have outstripped traditional pay-TV subscriptions. Not my snappiest headline! Here’s why this is important. While the difference in the number of streaming subscriptions against pay-TV is small now, just 0.3…
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We knew that Augmented Reality was going to be big for Facebook in 2018, but now the platform’s started releasing AR updates it seemingly can’t stop. At the F8 Conference in May, Zuck and friends announced support for the technology in Facebook Messenger, and now they’ve…
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  The key to every great relationship is listening, am I right? Whether that’s boyfriend and girlfriend, teacher and student or brand and consumer – everyone wants to be heard and listened to. Right now, on Facebook or Twitter there could be a customer or potential customer of yours…
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Over the last few weeks, we’ve been giving you some tips and hints about planning and filming your very own content for social. Now, we know that one of the most daunting parts of starting out is the equipment and knowing where the blooming heck to start. You might…
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Snapchat have been working on improving their visual identification offerings for a while now, with the view of expanding the list of features available for users. Late last year, Snapchat introduced object recognition in the form of filter and slogan suggestions that were relevant alongside different scenery/objects in…
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