Category for "Social Media"

Get Ready for GIFs: Facebook To Roll Out New Commenting Feature

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Call it GIF creep. For years, Facebook steadfastly refused to support animated GIF files: their logic was that the moving images disrupted the Facebook experience, potentially ruining the aesthetics of a users’ feed. The launch of the autoplay video shattered the logic in that argument. Facebook began allowing GIFs in posts in 2015. GIFs have… Continue Reading »

A Surprising Insight into Instagram Advertising

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It’s no secret that Instagram is popular – as of this writing, there are 600 million active users – and the number of businesses advertising on Instagram has reached new heights. There are 8 million business profiles on Instagram, and of those, 1 million advertise. Types of Instagram Advertising There are four kinds of Instagram… Continue Reading »

In A Sea of Content, Look for Islands

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Content marketing is one of the few truly effective tools small companies can use to compete effectively with larger brands. Creating articles, videos, graphics and other content that your customer base values and appreciates is easier than ever thanks to smartphone technology and a range of free online tools. There’s just one problem: there’s so… Continue Reading »

Persistence Pays Off: The Secret of Building Real Relationships on Social Media

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Developing an effective social media presence takes time. While setting up a profile and beginning to post content isn’t all that involved, it’s the process of developing and interacting with your followers that demands both patience and persistence. Brands sometimes become frustrated when the levels of engagement they’re enjoying aren’t translating into the real-world sales… Continue Reading »