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Influencer marketing in 2023: What do the experts predict?

Influencer marketing is now an integral part of the digital marketing mix, enabling brands to engage audiences and to promote authenticity and trust. According to The State of Influencer Marketing 2022: Benchmark Report, the industry was set to grow to approximately $16.4 billion this year; this growth has been buoyed by the continued success of […]

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Social advertising in 2023: What do the experts predict?

It has been a tumultuous year in social advertising, as brands and advertisers pulled back on paid social amid macro-economic challenges and iOS privacy updates. So, as we head into 2023, can we expect a different story? We spoke to industry experts to get some insight into what’s to come, with brand safety, first-party data, […]

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Social Commerce Best Practice Guide

As social commerce continues to evolve, it has become an essential part of how many brands do business online. This best practice guide looks at developing a selling strategy across each of the major platforms, including influencer marketing and emerging trends within the space.

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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 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.

B2B Social Selling Strategy Best Practice Guide

A report providing a practical guide to creating a social selling strategy. It considers the three most effective social media platforms for B2B marketers and salespeople – LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter – advising on how brands can best harness the unique potential of each.

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Instagram removes Shop tab from its homepage: What will the impact be?

Instagram is to remove the Shop tab from its homepage navigation bar this February, in what may form part of a wider shake-up that will see the social media platform re-focus on driving ad revenue. Parent company Meta announced the change earlier this week, informing users that the Reels tab will replace Shop, while the content […]

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Three fundamentals of an effective social commerce strategy

With social media platforms including TikTok, Instagram, and Pinterest adding new commerce features – from shoppable Reels to product tagging in live-streams – brands are investing, and consumers are buying in. Consequently, social commerce is expected to be worth $1.2 trillion by 2025. So, how can marketers create an effective social commerce strategy? Where should […]

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Six travel and tourism brands using TikTok to connect with young consumers

Social media has long been a source of travel inspiration. Direct engagement on social channels can encourage sales – particularly for younger consumers. GlobalData’s GlobalData’s Q1 2021 Consumer Survey revealed that 30% of Gen Z and 32% of Millennial consumers stated that direct engagement with a brand is a key driver of a purchase – […]

How the pharma industry is embracing influencer marketing

The pharma industry is increasingly embracing social media as a tool for influence – a term we are used to hearing in the context of fashion, beauty, or sport. But now, with the rise of new social media platforms like TikTok – where users are increasingly seeking out health-related advice in a more informal or […]

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With eBay sponsoring Love Island, is sustainable fashion going mainstream?

The ITV reality show Love Island last month announced a partnership with eBay, with this year’s contestants showcasing secondhand clothing instead of fast-fashion pieces. And just last week, former sponsor Missguided was bought out of administration by Frasers Group for £20m. What does eBay’s move tell us about the state of the retail industry? And […]

Community Strategy Best Practice Guide

This guide outlines the many different ways online communities can bring value to an organisation and covers how to develop a strategy to ensure its success.

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Webinar: Social Commerce - with Neil Perkin

Agenda Points:

– Social commerce strategy: developing a robust strategy to deliver objectives and build momentum, and ensuring that strategies are grounded in consumer understanding, effective channel selection and solid measurement

– Selling on the key platforms: setting up for success and optimising the opportunity for driving sales on the main social platforms

– Using influencer marketing in social commerce: understanding the role of influencer marketing through the customer journey, and how to utilise different models to deliver success

– Emerging models in social commerce: a look at the cutting edge of innovation in the area, and the new opportunities emerging from practices such as live and conversational commerce, social shopping, and in-app checkout

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Virtual influencers are helping brands to succeed in China

In the west, virtual influencers – digitally-generated characters who exist only online, though their followings and fanbase are very real – still have the aura of something that is niche and futuristic. But in China, virtual Key Opinion Leaders (or KOLs) are an increasingly popular way of connecting with audiences, particularly young audiences. Brands can […]

Snug CEO Rob Bridgman: social commerce is “the next wave of innovation in retail”

 ‌ The founder of the category-defining D2C sofa company discusses how the shift to ecommerce has forced companies to innovate, to find new ways to reach and interact with their customers.

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Stats roundup: How social media marketing has changed after Covid-19

Changes to consumer lifestyles and the continued digitisation of commerce and entertainment have made a major impact on social media since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this regularly updated stats roundup, we include figures on ad spend, platform usage and consumer behaviour, to help add some context to social media trends.

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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Social Commerce Best Practice Guide

As social commerce continues to evolve, it has become an essential part of how many brands do business online. This best practice guide looks at developing a selling strategy across each of the major platforms, including influencer marketing and emerging trends within the space.

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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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