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Digital Shift Q4 2020 Chapter 6 – Instagram at 10

‌ As Instagram celebrates its first decade, Digital Shift examines what’s next for the platform and asks, as Instagram goes all in on commerce integration, will it be the next generation of shopping mall?

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Social Media Advertising Best Practice Guide

 ‌ This updated edition of Econsultancy’s Social Media Advertising Best Practice Guide provides an overview of the major social media channels and the most pressing considerations for marketers looking to generate the most value from social media advertising.

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Instagram SEO: nine tips for boosting your visibility

In 2020, Instagram is a major force in social media. With more than one billion active users every month, it is increasingly the place to be for many businesses who want to promote themselves – and since the introduction of Instagram Checkout in early 2019, a place for businesses to sell their products directly.

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Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s Social Media Advertising Best Practice Guide, Social Media Platforms Overview, Social Media Platforms Trends Report, B2B Social Media Best Practice Guide and Social Selling Best Practice Guide. The purpose of this guide is to provide a framework for developing a social media strategy, as well […]

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Social Media Platforms Overview Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s Social Media Advertising Best Practice Guide, Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide, Social Media Platforms Trends Report, B2B Social Media Best Practice Guide and Paid Search Best Practice Guide. The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of some of the world’s major […]

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10 brands getting creative with GIFs and looping video on Instagram

The GIF is still seeing a surge in popularity with the rise of emojis, memes and stickers. And while its cousin, short-form video, is having its time in the spotlight thanks to the rise of TikTok, GIFs remain nonetheless a very viable and popular alternative for brands looking to quickly convey messages.

The changing face of social content

 ‌ This is an edited version of a section in Econsultancy’s new Social Media Platforms Trends report, authored by Michelle Goodall, and covers changes to social content, from stories to AR and live video.

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Keys to effective influencer marketing in a pandemic world

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has dealt the booming influencer economy its first real setback. Despite the fact that social media usage is up, brands faced with the threat of a prolonged economic downturn are cutting their influencer marketing engagements. According to SocialBakers, UK posts using the hashtag #ad dropped by more than a third this […]

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The Insta effect: How the ‘gram is impacting travel marketing & commerce

 ‌ In recent times, we’ve seen brands take direct inspiration from the platform itself, as well as find new ways to incorporate its functionality into their own marketing tools and campaigns. Here’s just a few examples.

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Is Instagram’s popularity giving rise to Clickbait 2.0?

Viral content on the internet never lost its appeal, and now, it seems like we may be in the throes of a second clickbait era. This time, the battleground is a different Facebook property: Instagram.

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Instagram stats – explore the ISD

 ‌ Visit the Internet Statistics Database for hundreds of charts and statistics related to Instagram, for you to browse, save and export.

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