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Follower count is often considered one of the vainest of vanity metrics. I can relate. I’ve had my fair share of ego tied to that golden number on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn—one day I’ll point out my follower growth to a friend and the next I’ll feel all insecure about the number not being big enough. Still, despite the vanity, there is value in follower count.
Twitter is about to make a big change to the way tweets work. From today, it’s reported that Twitter is cutting back on what types of content will use up its 140-character limit. It’s expected that @names in replies, media attachments (like photos, GIFs, videos, and polls) and quoted Tweets will no longer be counted against the valuable 140 characters that make up a tweet.
The social media world is a fascinating one. Every so often, a new social media platform emerges to capture our attention (Peach) or become part of our daily lives (Snapchat). The social media tools landscape can be just as fascinating — and robust! Every week, people build and launch new social media tools, empowering us marketers in our day-to-day work.
In an effort to get to the bottom of what makes videos successful on social media, we set out to answer two not-so-simple questions: Where does video perform best? In what format does video perform best? What we found is that there are so many ways to go about it! Video format, length, content, captions, and graphics (to name a few) all play a big part in the success of your video conten.
All eyes on video marketing. The subject that has taken the social media world by storm is now being implemented by brands everywhere. From increasing brand awareness to generating leads, the importance of video in your overall strategy is becoming apparent no matter which way you slice it. In 2016, TechCrunch found that more than 8 billion videos (equating to roughly 100 mill ...
Instagram offers incredible opportunities for businesses of all sizes to reach their target audiences. But as more and more brands join Instagram and the feed becomes more competitive, it can be harder to stand out. Imagine being able to reach the specific groups of Instagram users you want to connect with, engage them, and convert them into customers.
Facebook has today begun the global roll-out of Facebook Stories, short user-generated photo and video collections that disappear after 24 hours. The story format, originated and made famous by Snapchat, has been on Facebook’s radar for some time, with the Menlo Park-based company first testing a Snapchat Stories clone within Messenger in September 2016.
When I hear the words “LinkedIn marketing” my mind immediately jumps to traditional sales tactics. Cold emailing or messaging, following up, following up again, and then sometime down the line, closing the deal. Although a robust sales tool, LinkedIn rarely gets brought up in conversations about effective social media marketing channels for businesses.
Working on social media can be a little lonely at times, especially if you are working as a team of one. Imagine being around like-minded people who understand your daily struggles and learning from top professionals in the marketing world. Maybe even doing this while on a vacation! Social media conferences are the secret to all that.
Legendary marketer, Seth Godin, describes marketing as “the art of telling a story that resonates with your audience and then spreads.” If you look at some of the biggest brands around, you might notice that they are often amazing storytellers. Apple tells stories of people challenging the norms Nike tells stories of people doing the impossible Airbnb tells stories of t ...
Social media algorithms are a lot like “Dog Years.” They seems to progress and change at a rate of seven years for every one year on the human calendar. We’ve seen first-hand the dramatic declines in traffic and organic reach over the last two years as so many businesses have. But despite the challenges that marketers face with social media algorithms, there is still a way t ...
Storytelling has always played a part in successful marketing. Stories enable us to build personality and create a connection with consumers. But can we actually tell a story on social media? Is it possible to narrate a story with social media posts that are supposed to be short and sweet? It turns out there are many ways to use social media for storytelling! In this post, I ...
Instagram Stories is quickly becoming one of the go-to marketing channels for some of the world’s top brands. Take Bustle, for example, with more than 1.4 million followers on Instagram alone, they are seeing incredible results from investing in a consistent and thoughtful Instagram Stories strategy.
Video is taking over social media. In our end of 2016 social media survey, 83 percent of marketers said they’d like to create more video content if they didn’t have restraints such as time and resources. We also found that 30 percent of marketers are looking to spend more time focused on Facebook video in 2017.
Even though Instagram takeovers seem trendy now, they first started to gain popularity back in 2012 with brands like General Electric, Burberry and Food Republic inviting Instagrammers to take over their feeds for a day. What started out as a fun way for brands and Instagrammers to collaborate, has now transitioned into one of the valuable aspects of any Instagram marketing strategy.
Video marketing is one of the most-talked about subjects in social media right now. Marketers, brands, and businesses everywhere are all jumping aboard this incredible trend that has truly begun to take take over our social news feeds. But despite its growing relevance, one of the questions we get most here at Buffer is: How do I get started with video marketing? With more ...
Paralysis by analysis. I’ve totally been there, so many times. Choosing a place to eat, choosing a new computer, or even choosing the best social media marketing tool. When it comes to picking a tool for your business, there are just so many great options out there, so many wonderful, time-saving features, it’s a tall task to know exactly what’s right for you.
With over 600 million users across the globe, Instagram is quickly becoming a focal point for businesses of all sizes who use social media. 600 million! That’s a huge number. And the impressive stats don’t stop there… Instagram is the fastest growing social media platform and around half of its user base (more than 300 million people) use it every day.
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