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Social Quarterly: Q3 2022

The latest trends, developments and statistics in social media. Stories this quarter include the latest shopping features from YouTube and TikTok, Meta’s increased focus on AI and the metaverse, and new privacy features from WhatsApp.

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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 […]

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Seven examples of brands engaging in social commerce

Social commerce is maturing. As Accenture states in its ‘Future of Shopping‘ report: “Rather than a handful of big retailers and brands selling to mass markets of millions, we’re now seeing millions of individuals and smaller businesses selling to one another within a vast social commerce ecosystem.” Consequently, social commerce is expected to grow three […]

Social Quarterly: Q2 2022

The latest trends, developments and statistics in social media. Stories this quarter include the opening of the first physical ‘Meta Store’, WhatsApp and Facebook’s investment in tools for community development and growth, plus the comeback of ‘real, authentic’ content with Instagram’s reintroduction of the chronological timeline and BeReal’s time-sensitive approach to photo sharing.