The latest social media best practice, case studies, trends, training and more. From influencer marketing and community management to chatbots and CRM

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Social Media Advertising Best Practice Guide

 ‌ 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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Social Media Platforms Trends Report

‌ A comprehensive summary of the most important trends in social media, including platform innovations and new entrants, of which marketers need to be aware.

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Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

A guide providing marketers with a framework for developing a social media strategy, summarising the main considerations including frameworks and models for connecting with audiences, successful strategies for integrating customer service into social media and the opportunities of social listening.


Webinar: Key trends from Econsultancy's Social Best Practice Guides

 ‌ From the rise of social commerce through to the impact of Covid, trade wars and increasing data regulation, this webinar covers some of the key trends and talking points from our latest social media best practice guides.

AR, NFTs and the metaverse: How luxury brands innovated for China’s Singles Day shopping festival

With a huge opportunity in the offing to target Chinese consumers when they are in a prime shopping mindset, and competition higher than ever, what have luxury brands been doing to stand out?

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Four retail brands using live streaming to drive omnichannel strategy

As the retail industry readjusts post-pandemic, new research suggests that consumers aren’t necessarily prioritising in-store or online shopping, but prefer retailers that meet them wherever they are.

Influencer marketing

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Three ways influencer marketing is evolving in 2021

Marketers upped their spend on influencer marketing in 2020, as brands strived to connect with consumers in a more authentic way. According to a Takumi study, undertaken in October 2020, 73% of marketers surveyed said they had allocated more resources to the strategy in the past year, with 60% agreeing that influencer marketing provides better […]


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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Four retail brands using live streaming to drive omnichannel strategy

As the retail industry readjusts post-pandemic, new research suggests that consumers aren’t necessarily prioritising in-store or online shopping, but prefer retailers that meet them wherever they are. According to Klarna’s ‘Owning Omnichannel’ report, 89% of shoppers say they use multiple channels to search and spend. One trend emerging from this omni-channel demand is live streaming […]

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The best social media campaigns from September 2021

Welcome back to our regular roundup of the stand-out social stories from the month just gone. In September, we saw many brands continue to adopt sentiments of togetherness, authenticity and self-expression in their campaigns as life returns to normal, social lives ramp up, and young people return to school and university. TikTok has maintained its […]

What does Molly-Mae’s PLT role reveal about the future of creator-brand partnerships?

The announcement that influencer Molly-Mae Hague was recently appointed as the new UK and EU Creative Director for fast-fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing has generated equal amounts of praise and criticism online. More generally, the announcement has sparked a wider conversation about the increasing influence that content creators have over the brands they work with. […]

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Collaboration, customisation and TikTok: examining the success of Crocs

Love them or hate them, Crocs have undoubtedly enjoyed something of a resurgence in the past few years. Seen on the feet of influencers and Oscar-attendees alike – as well as those who simply care more about comfort than style – the footwear brand has recently cemented its success with record earnings. In its Q2 […]


What are Facebook’s new smart glasses and the metaverse?

Since the discontinuation of Google Glass back in 2015, the wearables market has focused on smartwatches and fitness trackers. In 2021, however, a new pair of smart glasses – created by Facebook in partnership with Ray-Ban – could usher in a new era of mainstream wearable technology. But will it take off, even amid privacy […]

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Social Media

From major trends to key planning considerations, this module provides a great introduction to the social media ecosystem. Plus, targeting options and how to future-scape for social media.

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Affiliate and Influencer Marketing

What is affiliate marketing? What is influencer marketing? In this module you’ll gain an understanding of how they work and how to align this with your customer journey.



Quick Guide to B2B Social Selling Strategy

This quick guide covers the benefits and opportunities for brands in B2B social selling, looking at the key steps for planning a social selling strategy, evaluating the main social platforms and giving advice on empowering employees and measuring success.


Fast Track Paid Social Training Course

With the potential to reach huge audiences through sophisticated targeting, paid social has become a powerful marketing tool. Take a strategic approach to this ever-evolving channel and reap the rewards. This one-day Fast Track Paid Social training course covers the essentials of successful social media advertising. It explores best-practice campaigns, tools and techniques that you’ll be able to apply right away.


Fast Track Influencer Marketing Training Course

Influencer marketing has had to adapt to an environment that changed radically in 2020. This Influencer Marketing training course will allow you to stay on top of shifts in approach, while understanding the best-practice methods that underpin this relatively new discipline.

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Find the latest social media trends - explore the ISD

The Internet Statistics Database contains thousands of charts and statistics related to social media, for you to browse, save and export.

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