Mark Zuckerberg's statement on 11 January 2018 effectively marked the end of the Facebook News Feed for brands and publishers as we know it. That might sound dramatic, but the impact of the Facebook's imminent algorithm change really will have a seismic effect on social media marketing strategies!
So, Twitter has finally done what it has been threatening to do for a while and doubled its character limit from 140 to 280 characters. After a recent testing period, Twitter has now implemented the change for all users. We have our say on the limit change and what it means for the network and for social media marketers.
Are you ready to dip your feet into the world of live video broadcasting? Or have you started using Facebook Live, but want to create more impact for your brand? Facebook Live is a powerful marketing tool to reach more people and build engagement on social media, especially as Facebook’s algorithm looks favourably on live video content.
Businesses of all sizes, across the globe, use email marketing to help boost customer engagement and brand awareness, nurture customer journeys and increase sales and conversions. Email is known to deliver ROI of up to 4300% – a great reason to start utilising the channel’s potential! However, it’s crucial for businesses to be aware of the latest and most effective email marketing techniques, to ensure investment in email creates the right impact.
You’ve heard of The Pengest Munch, right? No? You’ve not heard of the Chicken Connoisseur? Well, there’s a good chance a large percentage of your customers have. Successful digital marketers stay on top of the latest trends by understanding the heartbeat of their followers and fans. Leveraging social influencers and viral content, right when it happens, is a powerful tactic for increasing engagement and grabbing attention.
We're big advocates of storytelling. Whether it's behind-the-scenes happenings or something that displays emotion and brand character, this approach is crucial for cutting through the noise, being genuine and showing the world who your company really is at the heart.
If you take a moment to stop and look at the people around you, you'll notice a whole host of smartphone browsers on the move. We've become a head-down generation and we pound the streets with a stooping posture, checking our social media channels on our phones as we head from A to B. It’s no wonder that new trends are emerging based on the influence of our mobile content consumption.
Have you heard of Snapchat Spectacles? If you’ve not, you soon will. The social networking trendsetters have caused a big buzz in the States, after releasing limited batches of the futuristic glasses on November 22nd, and the new technology already looks like being a game-changer for social media – and fashion!
Making sure you get your brand messages across to your audience, by standing out from the crowd, is key in social media marketing. Creating visually-appealing and eye-catching images, and delivering vibrant content, is the best way to grab the attention of social media users.