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Friday, January 29, 2016

What Facebook's earnings mean for businesses

This week Facebook announced Q4 and full year earnings for 2015 - all solid numbers. The social network reports $1.62 billion in profits, which exceeds the forecasts; they attribute the growth to increases in mobile and video advertising across their network. What do these higher returns mean for businesses using the social network? >>

Friday, January 29, 2016

3-star reviews hurting real estate brands

While three star reviews aren't considered bad in most verticals, there is one space where three stars can be decidedly not good. The property space. According to new data out from Entrata, consumers believe three star review ratings are 'too low'; some say they consider three star rated properties as undesirable. >>

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Brand Networks reveals pace and scale of investment in Instagram ads

Social advertising and content marketing firm Brand Networks expects to deliver more than 1billion Instagram ad impressions per month by the end of the first quarter of 2016. >>

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Social Roundup: Facebook, Google leading the way

Google and Facebook continue to duke it out over social shoppers. According to two new reports the online giants are the top spots for social logins - meaning consumers are using their Google and Facebook information to login to etail shops the most. What does that mean for online retailers? >>

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Study: Spending to increase on influencers

Look for brands to invest a bit more money - and likely time - on reaching and engaging influencers. That's the word from a new report from Econsultancy. >>

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Top 3 tips to better social strategy

As we have seen over the past year, social strategy is about so much more than a social profile and a few links to product pages. A good social strategy will be engaging, will pass on needed information, and will serve as a two-way communication tool. Here are three tips to up your social media strategy game. >>

Friday, January 22, 2016

Report: Social ad spend up by 50%

Kenshoo has released the Digital Marketing Snapshot for Q4 of 2015 and among the more interesting findings are bumps for social advertising and product listing ads. These two ad options have shown increased spending by brands and marketers as they search for more consumer engagement. >>

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Brands: How to prep for #twitterdown situations

Earlier this week an outage at Twitter sent its users into a bit of a tailspin filled with memes and hashtags and a few user meltdowns. One expert weighs in on how brands can prepare for these kinds of situations. >>

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Campaigner: Buy buttons helping retailers sell

The social channel is making a change in the way retailers connect with consumers. That is the takeaway from new Campaigner data which indicates about one-third of retailers (36%) are seeing increased sales because of social media buy buttons. >>

Friday, January 15, 2016

3 Tips to improve brand interaction

Engagement is key to conversion. But did you know interaction is key to engagement? According to the Sprout Social Q4 2015 Index, shoppers are 7 times more likely to engage with branded promotions if they've previously interacted with that brand. The key? The interaction needs to be 'meaningful'. Here are three tips to improve your branded interactions. >>

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Six steps to make the most of your social media marketing

"We need to be on social media" is a statement that's been echoing around boardrooms for quite some time, yet few businesses, even those that are already using social media, have a well-defined social media strategy. Here are six steps you can take to ensure time and effort on social media is productive. >>

Monday, January 11, 2016

More research reveals social media an important customer contact channel

More research points to social media as being the place consumers increasingly turn to for answers to queries and to lodge complaints. >>

Friday, January 08, 2016

Top 4 tips to improve your social media strategy

Social marketing is expected to get even hotter in 2016 as more consumers adopt not only smartphones but phablets. One expert shares his top 4 tips to a stronger social media strategy. >>

Monday, January 04, 2016

Top 3 tips to better use buy buttons

Social marketing is beginning to come into its own, and while most shoppers are still mainly sharing their purchases a growing number are clicking on those posts with the intent to buy. That means retailers and brands need to have a buy button strategy in place. Here are our top three tips to implement a strong buy button strategy. >>

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

'Social media reversion' keeps us returning to Facebook even when we don't want to

It's that time of year when resolutions are made to start, or quit, something. Maybe you'll quit sugar, maybe you'll start running - but have you thought about quitting Facebook? Many have, but it's harder than you might think. Recent research from Cornell University explains why. >>

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