Global social media ad spend increased by 50.3% in the final quarter of last year compared to Q4 2019, but brand interactions fell by 5.4% on Facebook and 6.3% on Instagram as video ad costs continue to rise, according to new research.
Social media influencers often use their platforms to promote new products, however new research from Trinity Business School reveals that using them to develop new products can ultimately make them much more successful.
From the economic effects and catastrophic loss of life brought on by the pandemic to the growing climate emergency, 2020 was year many would want to forget. But beyond the tragedy and uncertainly there were many positive stories of unity against adversity – and the digital marketing sector was no different. We take a month-by-month look back at how advertisers and tech giants alike adapted to a year like no other.
We’re living in an age where celebrity status is no longer confined to traditional ‘celebrities’. Today, if you have something to say and a mobile phone in hand, the possibilities are endless. By creating unique and engaging content and gradually building up an astonishing following on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, or Twitter, people from all walks of life can become an influencer and get their voices heard.
Over half (59%) of influencers have seen an increase in brands wanting to work with them, whilst 50% of brands have allocated more budget to influencer marketing since the pandemic started, according to new research.
From a US omnichannel Super Bowl campaign to and Indonesian Instagram Live shopping event, we look at some of best-in-class ecommerce case studies from around the world.
Being able to sell on social media is becoming more lucrative for businesses. This report investigates the gender split and pay gap for the most followed accounts on Instagram, looking at the top 100 influencers for each category.
People are now seeking out influencers for news, and marketing budgets are growing accordingly. 73% of marketers in US, UK, and Germany put more resources to influencer marketing this year, engaging talent across a wider channel mix.
More than half (51%) of consumers have purchased a product or service based on an influencer endorsement in the past two years, according to new research.
More than three quarters of influencer adverts on Instagram have the disclosure hidden somewhere in the post, whether that be in the middle, at the end or in a comment, according to new research.
Facebook has announced that it will not take on any new political ads in the seven days prior to the US election in November, but will still allow existing ads to continue to be promoted and targeted at different users.
The UK Government has revealed that it paid social media influencers and reality TV stars to promote its NHS Test and Trace system.
Marketing agency Takumi has launched a new creative division with a creator-led approach to influencer marketing.
Instagram is the most popular social media platform amongst UK consumers , with nearly half (46%) selecting it as the app they have consumed the most content on during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research.
Innocent drinks has revealed its latest social campaign featuring former boyband star, Duncan James, for the launch of its first ever blue smoothie – Blue Spark.
Tech titans vs. US Congress: Zuckerberg, Cook, Pichai and Bezos face blockbuster grilling over digital monopoly
Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon bosses have appeared virtually together at a US hearing, grilled over having ‘too much power’.
The lockdown has sparked a shift in social media use, has people revert back to chat over sharing news and memes, according to new global research.
Instagram has launched the next stage of its on-platform ecommerce experience with a new ‘Shop’ section in the Explore tab, showcasing a range of personalised items within a single buyable feed.
User-generated content (UGC) Is a popular strategy on social media, but does user generated content (UGC) actually influence consumers? New research suggests consumers prefer user posts on brand’s Instagram than other channels.
Brands including Spotify, Depop and Globe (Universal Music) have signed up to the new #BrandShareTheMic initiative, showcasing the spectrum of standout Black talent by magnifying their voices on brand’s Instagram accounts.