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Friday, May 17, 2019

Despite demographic differences, social media users quite similar

According to a new Pew Researcher Center Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram remain the most-used of the social networks. Researchers also found that young adults like Instagram while Facebook's users are trending older. But there are similarities that make social media users similar despite their differences. >>

Friday, May 10, 2019

Report: Expect more marketing dollars to head to influencers

Influencer marketing has seen a sharp increase in use over the past 18 months, and brands can expect that to continue. That's a key takeaway from RhythmOne's Influencer Marketing Benchmarks Report. Their data shows that influencer marketing spending increased 2.9x between 2017 and 2018. >>

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Study finds more B2B teams hitting LinkedIn

Social media has been a go-to for many retail and beauty brands for the past five or so years, but one new report finds B2B sales teams are pushing farther into a specific social network: LinkedIn. >>

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

How to use B2B video to engage in social

Video has become a major force in the digital space, specifically in social. But, not all videos are created equally. Here are three types of B2B video content brands should use to increase their social stature. >>

Friday, April 26, 2019

Study: Social pushing conversions

While it can be said that social media is mainly a downtime activity or straight-up time-waster for many consumers, it should also be said that social is influencing more sales conversions. That is a key takeaway from new Fullscreen, Shareable and IRI data which shows that social media posts influence consumers to buy CPG products at between 1.5% and 5.2% higher rates than non-social ads. >>

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Expert: How brands can make the most of non-social budgets

Earlier this month, Facebook announced changes to how they measure ads. This change will, of course, change how businesses use the social giant as part of their campaigns, and it could change the way consumers interact with ad messages in the social space. But, according to one expert, the changes could also help brands engage better outside of social because the insights gained from Facebook campaigns could be used outside of the social network. >>

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

As the web turns 30, what is coming next?

This year the world wide web turns 30, and while the digital space has definitely caught consumers' attention, there are areas of the web that its creators could never have envisioned. We asked a digital expert to weigh in on the internet at 30. >>

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Expert: What Facebook's ad changes mean for brands

Facebook has announced changes to their ad routines. These include relevance score changes along with the addition of three new metrics which brands can use to better target ads within the social platform. What do these changes mean for brands? We asked a digital expert how these might impact social marketers. >>

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Instagram testing checkout option

A new release from Instagram may change how merchants and brands interact on the social platform. This week, they announced a beta test, using a select group of retailers, for what is called Instagram Checkout. >>

Friday, March 01, 2019

Study: Fraudsters make billions off social cybercrimes

Brands and marketers should take a hard look at the information on their social media accounts. That, according to one new report which notes that fraudsters have made billions of dollars thanks to cryptomining and malware spread through various social media platforms. >>

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Report IDs threats to digital security

The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, data breaches at retail giants like Macy's and Saks, even hotel chains like Marriott have suffered data breaches. In fact, according to one report, US retailers led the world in data breaches in 2018. Here are thee security concerns highlighted in new data out from Akamai. >>

Monday, February 25, 2019

Forecast: Look for US retail to increase 4% this year

Retailers may not break huge sales goals this year, but 2019 should be a solid year for retail. That's the word from the National Retail Federation's 2019 retail forecast. According to their estimates, a solid economy should have retail sales increasing between 3% and 4% for the year. >>

Friday, February 22, 2019

Study: Cambridge Analytica scandal still worrisome

For consumers, the fallout from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal hasn't stopped, and that means brands cannot forget about data privacy, either. In fact, according to one new report finds that most consumers feel brands and marketers are contacting them in inappropriate ways, and about half have unsubscribed from email lists because of privacy concerns. >>

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Top 3 tips for brands testing dark marketing

Hyper-customized, targeted marketing strategies are changing the way big brands do business online, and tenets from this strategy could be helpful for all businesses. Here are three tips to help develop a strong "dark marketing" strategy. >>

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Study: Orgs interested in blockchain, unsure how to use

While interest in blockchain integrations - tech that is supposed to help defeat digital fraud - continues to rise, one new report indicates that organizations don't feel prepared to use blockchain or implement its strategies. >>

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