How Snapchat will change the music industry in 2017

How Snapchat will change the music industry in 2017

It started with a Twitter video, announcing: New music coming Friday. Then, an Instagram video—revealing a beat, and some lyrics.  But when globally famous pop star Ed Sheeran wanted his fans to experience the first true listen of his new music, he turned to Snapchat. With an augmented reality lens, people could put on a pair of sunglasses, surround themselves …

Why Twitter Won't Be Around in 5 Years

Why Twitter Won’t Be Around in 5 Years

The favorite social networkof our 45th President might not even live to see the end of his first term. While Facebook has been on a rocketship of fiscal growth, the userbase ofTwitterhas remained largely stagnant over the past couple of years. Many experts (and shareholders) feel that Twitter isn’t long for this world — and I agree. Twitter has failed …

Six things marketers should know about social media in Asia-Pacific

Six things marketers should know about social media in Asia-Pacific

Three out of every five people on Earth and more than half of the global internet population live in an Asia-Pacific (APAC) country. With impressive numbers like this, it is likely that most in our industry will, at some point, face the challenge of marketing in the region. Of course Asia-Pacific also offers great opportunities for brands to find new …

4 Trends in Social Media That Are Changing the Game

4 Trends in Social Media That Are Changing the Game

Savvy brands have been using social media to engage with their audiences for a long time, and with continuous changes, updates, and additions making these platforms better and easier to use, brands no longer have an excuse to avoid using social. As a marketer and leader, you have your choice of free social media tools to save you time and …

Why Instagram Won 2016 and Snapchat Didn't

Why Instagram Won 2016 and Snapchat Didn’t

Instagram shows no signs of slowing down. The service now boasts a whopping  600 million active monthly users , and that last 100 million joined in just the past six months. Instagram’s only real competition is Snapchat. And while the latter may be the more popular teenager hangout, the real marketing takes place on Instagram. Yes, Snapchat took the industry …

5 Ways to Integrate Social Media and Influencer Marketing

5 Ways to Integrate Social Media and Influencer Marketing

So you want to work with influencers to leverage your social media marketing campaign. But you’re not sure where to start, or what kind of content you should create. There are plenty of options for those who wish to integrate influencers into their social media marketing. Find out five strategies below, and learn how each can benefit your brand: Your …

Small Business Social Media Tips & Strategies from 40 Experts

Small Business Social Media Tips & Strategies from 40 Experts

So you are a small business and you want to start in the world of social media.  But you are probably thinking where do you start, which network should you be on, what types of things should you be sharing and how do you do it correctly? Search for the answers no longer as we asked 40 Social Media Experts …

How To Use Social Media On A Small Business Budget

How To Use Social Media On A Small Business Budget

If you’re the owner of a small business or a start-up, chances are you’re running low on a marketing budget. So what should you do to spend less and get more exposure and brand awareness? Let me share some simple and easy ways to make your brand stand out with a rock bottom, or almost free budget. Many of the …

New Social Media Tools for the Smart Musician

New Social Media Tools for the Smart Musician

Are you making the most of your social media presence? Sure, you tweet. You connect with friends and fans on Facebook. You post videos of your shows on YouTube. You’re even trying out Snapchat to see what the fuss is all about, although you are not quite sure what a “snap” is. You are doing your best to connect with …

5 Steps To An Influencer Marketing Strategy

5 Steps To An Influencer Marketing Strategy

Influencer marketing is vital for any consumer-facing brand in 2017. The concept is certainly not new. Many brands have used influencers as marketing assets in some form or another for decades. So, how has influencer marketing evolved ? The rise of new platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Snapchat have been the game changer for influencer marketing. “It’s the current …