1. Introduction This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s Social Media Platforms Overview. Its purpose is to provide a framework for developing a social media strategy, as well as a summary of the main considerations for marketers when developing a strategic approach to social media marketing and communications. 1.1 About this report Over the […]
Social Media Platforms Trends Report
A comprehensive summary of the key trends in social media in 2020. This report draws on insights from social media managers across different industries to provide an overview of the latest trends influencing the world’s most popular social media platforms.
Social Media Advertising Best Practice Guide
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Social media and the coronavirus crisis
How have alcohol and drinks brands adapted to the highs and lows of Covid-19? We spoke to Tom Harvey, co-founder of “grain to glass” marketing agency YesMore, about direct-to-consumer sales, adapting marketing strategies, and how to be more human on social media.
Some observers are expressing skepticism about brands’ motives for boycotting Facebook advertising.
The amount of user-generated content (UGC) in marketing strategies has almost tripled in the last 10 years. This is according to a new report by Yotpo, based on a survey of 100 leaders of some of Europe’s largest ecommerce retailers.
Facebook recently announced the launch of Shops; a new feature that enables businesses to display and sell products on the platform. We reached out to some social experts for their opinions.
The launch of Facebook Shops has far reaching implications. It could ultimately change the way small businesses operate, possibly forever. The idea that the local mom-and-pop shop can now have access to a global audience and even operate without a storefront brings with it excitement and inevitably, lots of questions.
After months of anticipation, Instagram has launched its short-form video feature Reels on a global stage. Here are four things marketers need to know – including which brands are already doing well on Reels and why the timing could be perfect for Instagram.
Brands and businesses must constantly recalibrate how they work with influencers as social platforms change. This briefing covers the latest trends in influencer marketing, including Covid-19, ad spend, trust and TikTok. It is an edited version of the influencer section in Econsultancy’s new Social Media Platforms Trends report, authored by Michelle Goodall. Reduced adspend is […]
Instagram turns 10 in 2020, and the platform has certainly come a long way since its early days. Once a place for personal photos (mainly of cats and food), it’s now the dedicated home of creative and innovative brand content.
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.
The accessible and ‘always on’ nature of social media seems slightly at odds with the world of luxury fashion and beauty.
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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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The fast food chain uses criticism of its old fries to build a platform for its new offering, gaining 66,000 more customers.
The magazine worked with RocketMill to boost year-on-year subscriptions and cut CPA by 62% by targeting new users with Facebook Ads as well as Instagram in-feed and Story ads.
To reach a new target audience with its premium car rental service, Hertz invites influencers to an exclusive launch event, who created live stories to share on social media.
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1. Introduction Social media is a rapidly evolving and fast-moving area of digital marketing and communications. There are feature updates across the major platforms almost daily. To keep track of key changes, please check Econsultancy’s blog and Social Media Hub and other regular subscriber updates, as well as updates from the platforms themselves (covered in […]
1. Introduction This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide, Social Media Platforms Overview, B2B Social Media Best Practice Guide and Paid Search Best Practice Guide. The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the opportunities, risks and the required investment of time, effort and budget […]
Social media usage has grown significantly in the past year, spurred on by the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the daily lives and habits of people in lockdown.
With the coronavirus pandemic still casting a cloud over everyday life, ’back to school’ marketing for 2020 has been massively disrupted.
Google’s Area 120 incubator recently released Shoploop, a platform that aims to combine social, video, ecommerce and influencer marketing all in one place. Is it a revelation, or simply long overdue? Rebecca Sentance tested out the platform and spoke to experts to get their thoughts on Shoploop.
The China Internet Report predicts China’s livestreaming market will reach 613 million users in 2020. That makes live commerce big business in China, with more than 900 live-streaming sites now allowing consumers to interact and buy from brands in real-time – a market that, according to forecasts by iiMedia, will reach RMB 916bn by the […]
If, like me, you’re a 20-to-30-something with too much spare time on your hands, the chances are you may have been playing a lot of Animal Crossing over the last three months.
The world has been an increasingly tumultuous place and while the digital economy has continued to prosper, there are signs that global geopolitical tensions could have meaningful spill-over into the digital economy.
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