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

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.

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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

Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide

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 Overview

Social Media Platforms Overview

 1. Introduction This guide has been written to complement Econsultancy’s Social Media Strategy Best Practice Guide,  and Content Strategy Best Practice Guide. Its purpose is to provide a snapshot of some of the major social media platforms and the most pressing considerations for marketers looking to generate the most value from social media. It provides […]

B2B Social Selling Strategy Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction Social media has grown exponentially. In January 2020, there were 3.80 billion social media users, with this number increasing by more than 9% (with 321 million new users) since January 2019.[1] But the term is misleading: social media has become as important for business as it has for social interaction, reflecting the changing […]

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Ratings and Reviews Best Practice Guide

1. Introduction Customer centricity is at the heart of any successful business today. Digital has empowered consumers in numerous ways, giving them greater choice and convenience when they shop, but also offering a platform for them to share their views at the touch of a button. There are a host of platforms enabling consumers to […]

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Small businesses could go big with Facebook Shops

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.

Instagram

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10 of the best brands on Instagram right now

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.

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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.

Influencer marketing

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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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Social media

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

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.

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Online Fast Track: Influencer Marketing (1 Day)

Knowing how to identify the right influencers to avoid the many pitfalls, and planning, implementing and measuring successfully, is more crucial now than ever before.

Take our instructor-led virtual training course.

Reports

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Social Media Platforms Trends Report

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 […]

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Social Media Advertising Best Practice Guide

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 […]

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Google’s Shoploop: Can the search giant conquer shoppable video?

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.

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How ecommerce brands are incorporating live streaming into digital strategy

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 […]

Social Media - Econsultancy's Internet Statistics Database

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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