LinkedIn Launches Re-Vamped Desktop Experience

LinkedIn Launches Re-Vamped Desktop Experience

Back in September, LinkedIn gave us a first glimpse of their coming desktop refresh. which, as per LinkedIn, will deliver “a world class, elegant and sophisticated user experience”. Can it live up to that billing? Well we’re about to find out – today, LinkedIn has announced that the new desktop version is now in the process of being rolled out to …

Social Media Trends For 2017 To Boost Your Marketing

Social Media Trends For 2017 To Boost Your Marketing

I want to talk to you today about social media trends for 2017 and what you should really be focusing on this year and make the most out of your social media marketing. The first thing that you need to be focusing on in 2017 is video. I’m you probably fed up of hearing this because you’ve probably heard it …

Stand Out on Social with These Visual Acrobatics

Stand Out on Social with These Visual Acrobatics

Social marketers who think their words alone will win fans and influence people — how to put this gently?  It had a good run, but it’s pretty much over.  Long form content still has its place. According to Social Media Examiner’s 2016 Social Media Marketing Industry Report, 38 percent of marketers said blogging was the single most important form of …

20 Ways to Grow Your FB Live Audience

20 Ways to Grow Your FB Live Audience

In April 2016, Facebook launched its new Facebook Live (FB Live) feature. Like competitors Meerkat and Periscope, FB Live features streaming video. Users tap the live stream icon on their smartphones and use the phones to broadcast to their timeline. The current system has a 30 minute limit. After broadcasting live, users can then save the video to their timeline. …

3 Ways to Extract Meaningful Audience Insights from Twitter

3 Ways to Extract Meaningful Audience Insights from Twitter

I’m a big fan of Twitter – it’s the social network I use the most and I get a huge amount of value from it. So it confuses me when I see complaints about the platform being too confusing or too difficult, rendering is largely useless in the eyes of many. And while not every brand will get value from tweets, there are a heap …

Airbnb is using Twitter live 360 video to showcase travel destinations

Airbnb is using Twitter live 360 video to showcase travel destinations

Airbnb is one of the first brands to jump on Twitter’s recently launched live 360 video feature. The online accommodation marketplace is tapping its hosts and local insiders to showcase a selection of homes and experiences currently available to book as part of its recently launched “Trips” initiative. On Friday, the company kicked off its broadcasts with a 360 live-stream …

Why B2B Influencer Marketing is Your Next Big Thing

Why B2B Influencer Marketing is Your Next Big Thing

According to author Josh Steimle, influencer marketing, which has long been popular in B2C, will grow in use by B2B marketers during 2017. Thought leaders in various industries continue to grow dedicated followings, especially because of the rise of live streaming and podcasts. Livestream reports that 81 percent of internet views reported viewing more content in 2016 than the year …

How to Create a Killer Personal Brand

How to Create a Killer Personal Brand

Recently, I had an interesting coffee date with my husband. Not that our coffee dates are usually boring but you know… they’re more a couple of hours just to ourselves where we usually wind up discussing our kids… which we are trying to take a small break from… *cue Alanis in the background* Anyway, back to the interesting part of …

How brands can use social media analytics in 2017

How brands can use social media analytics in 2017

Social media has developed into an effective component of digital strategy, but measuring its performance is still a challenge. How will analytics affect social media in 2017? It’s interesting to examine how social media analytics change the landscape of digital marketing, as their sophisticated use brings out more opportunities for marketing campaigns with a clear ROI. I discussed the latest trends in …

What’s the Value of a Like?

What’s the Value of a Like?

Brands spend billions of dollars a year on lavish efforts to establish and maintain a social media presence. But do those campaigns actually increase revenue? New research provides an answer to this question, which has vexed marketers ever since social media burst upon the scene. In a series of experiments, the researchers tested four increasingly interactive ways in which Facebook …