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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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With the jump in Twitter’s share prices earlier this year, it seems that the social giant is going from strength to strength. Considering the playground of pundits and the cerebrally astute, how do brands cut through the rants and opinions and make the most of this platform? Here…
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  Over the last week, we’ve heard a lot about the data breach between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. 300,000 users shared their data and, as a result, 50 million users had their data taken without their express consent. Mark Zuckerberg has finally made his statement. You can see it here.
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  Since its recent algorithm change, Instagram now rewards posts with high engagement. Your reach is based on how much interaction your posts are getting.  Anything from video views to comments and shares, if your post receives high engagement, it tells Instagram that your content is quality and worthy…
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After 9 months of beta testing, YouTube have finally launched their new Studio interface. Equipped with three new metrics and better insights, you’ll now have access to an improved understanding of how each of your videos is performing. The new dashboard shows you personalised news and information for your…
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Recent news from Twitter suggests there are plans in the pipeline that could see us all the proud owners of our very own blue ticks in the future. Twitter verification has been under scrutiny for a while now, with most users seeing it as a symbol of endorsement…
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  The past few years have been a roller-coaster ride for Twitter. Success stories broadcasting their flotation and rise to $69 a share (in January 2014) were followed by column inches informing us of declining revenues, their share price crashing to $14 (in May 2016), ensuing staff cutbacks and…
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There are plenty of tactical ways to use social media for B2B marketing. The first question… which channels are you using? Well, we all know that B2B loves LinkedIn. But, how should you be using LinkedIn? There has been a huge focus on LinkedIn over the past year. The platform…
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The latest news out of Google is that they’re opening up Maps so developers can create the next big mobile gaming phenomenon, in the mould of Pokémon Go. While initially this seems like great news solely for gaming, there’s no reason this shouldn’t get marketers excited too. The…
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Wanna know how to thrive on Facebook in 2018? Here’s what Facebook’s second algorithm change means for brands. It focuses on prioritising content from friends and family, so it’s no surprise that has sparked huge concern, interest and conversation for brands. Publishers, marketers and news outlets will have lower…
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  Remember June last year when YouTube announced a beta trial of YouTube studio, its new hub for Creators? It’s been a while, so you’d be forgiven for not remembering.  The good news is, after 9 months of testing, the new hub will be rolled out to everyone…
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