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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
OpenAI’s ChatGPT has gone viral, with many claiming that this sophisticated chatbot could displace Google. But how well does it really perform as a search engine?
How TikTok is changing the linear purchase journey with a platform that is community-focused, creator-led and conversational.
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.
The latest trends, developments and statistics in social media. Stories this quarter include Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter and the implications for advertisers, trend-bucking growth from Pinterest, new security features on LinkedIn and Meta’s new monetisation opportunities for creators.
Mark Zablan is the CEO of Emplifi, a unified platform for social marketing, social commerce and customer care. We asked him about the role of data and automation in CX, as well as what makes for a successful rebrand (following the merger of Astute and Socialbakers – to become Emplifi – last year). What are […]
The increasing popularity of social media has changed consumer expectations around customer service. This guide provides a starting point for brands looking to create or update their social CX strategy.
Kilgore discusses the value in the brand’s membership approach, its long-form content which is less suited to influencers, and the potential for bricks-and-mortar when it becomes ‘harder to find new customers by algorithm’.