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Why retailers should create product landing pages for their shoppable social posts

In certain product categories, such as fashion and beauty, consumers are increasingly discovering new products through social platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest.

To capitalize on this, these platforms have been rolling out so-called “shoppable experiences.” Instagram's shoppable posts format, for instance, allows retailers to tag products in their Instagram posts and link them to their websites.

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The best social stories and campaigns from April 2018

It's been a busy month for brands on social media, let's take a look at some of the best stories and campaigns from April 2018. 

Featuring April Fool's Day, Kanye West, Facebook (surprise, surprise), Coachella and more.

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Snapchat is finally opening itself up to the web

Snapchat's fortunes have declined since the company went public last year.

Facing waning user growth and a full-frontal attack from arch rival Facebook, some have gone so far as to suggest that Snapchat might not be built to last.

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How will Snapchat's redesign affect branded content?

By all appearances, Snapchat is struggling. The social photo sharing app, although still popular, has seen its user growth stagnate and while it's getting better at monetizing users, has yet to prove that it will ever become a profitable business.

Snapchat's woes don't appear accidental either. Facebook recognized that Snapchat presented perhaps the biggest threat to its dominance and has engaged in a concerted effort to thwart Snapchat's rise, one that seems to be working.

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What does Snapchat's Spectacles debacle mean for the future of the company?

Prior to its long-anticipated IPO earlier this year, Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, had a intriguing message for investors: “Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate.”

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Ask the experts: Paid social media trends, challenges & strategy

Next up for our 'ask the experts' series is paid social media.

We've got some consultants and agency bods to give us their opinions on everything from Snapchat to strategy, video to influencers. There's quite a lot to digest so you can use the hyperlinks below to jump between questions.

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Five reasons Instagram is beating Snapchat in the battle for brands

Instagram or Snapchat? For brands deciding which service to invest more heavily in, Instagram increasingly seems to be the winner.

Here are some of the biggest reasons why.

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Snapchat opens up to the web in a big way with new Paperclip linking feature

Since its launch, popular messaging service Snapchat has only been accessible via iOS and Android apps. The Snapchat ecosystem has been totally closed off from the outside world, including the web.

That stands in stark contrast to Snapchat's biggest competitor, Facebook-owned Instagram. In 2012, it made user profiles accessible on the instagram.com website, and most recently, it upgraded its mobile web app to allow users to post content. Previously, content posting could only be performed via the Instagram native mobile apps.

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Will Instagram's mobile web app help Facebook slay Snapchat?

Facebook's 2012 purchase of Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock now looks like one of the best acquisitions in recent tech history.

In fact, the New York Times' Farhad Manjoo recently observed that "Instagram is becoming Facebook's next Facebook."

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Does Snapchat matter in Asia?

Snapchat's parent company, Snap, recently IPO'd with unprecedented media coverage in the West.

In Asia, however, coverage was much lighter as the app has not enjoyed the same cultural impact in the region as it has in the US and Europe. Does this mean that Asians are oblivious to a future trend - or has Snapchat missed its chance to win over the region's 1.8 billion internet users?

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Amazon tries its hand at influencer affiliate marketing

Can influencers and affiliate marketing be a match made in heaven? Online retail's 800-pound gorilla is apparently interested in finding out.

Last week, it was revealed that Amazon has launched a beta of an invite-only Amazon Influencer Program "exclusively designed for social media influencers with large followings and a high frequency of posts with shoppable content." 

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Marriott uses Snapchat influencer campaign to target millennials

In 2016, almost half of Airbnb consumers were reported to be between the ages of 18 and 34. In contrast, only 28% of hotel guests who booked with Marriott online were millennials.

So, with younger generations embracing the sharing economy, Marriott has decided to do something about it by turning to every millennial’s sort-of-favourite app – Snapchat.

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