Joe Biden has launched a new Twitter account @PresElectBiden, after it was revealed the incoming US leader will not retain all the followers on the official @POTUS account.
Pinterest is secretly the fastest growing platform in revenue, while ecommerce spending on Facebook grew 57% this year, according to new stats looking at the biggest social media marketing trends to expect in 2021.
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.
Fashion brand Gap has deleted a tweet about the US presidential election after it sparked criticism on social media.
In a surprising move, Burger King has urged customers to ‘order from McDonald’s’ to help the hospitality industry during the UK’s second lockdown, in a tweet that has earned tens of thousands of replies.
Twitter reported earnings for its third quarter on Thursday that beat analyst estimates on the top and bottom line, but it fell short of estimates on user growth.
Parties and trick or treating may be on hiatus this Halloween due to Covid, but that hasn’t stopped brands coming up with inventive marketing campaigns. We look at the top 10 contact-free ads for Halloween 2020 from around the world.
The UK government has been forced to apologise over a ‘crass’ advertising campaign which suggested a ballet dancer could “reboot” their career by moving into cyber security.
Trump’s social media posts about coronavirus have been flagged by both Facebook and Twitter for spreading ‘potentially harmful information’.
Ice cream brand Ben and Jerry’s has criticised the UK Government’s call for the Navy to stop migrants crossing the Channel, sparking a war of words with the Home Office, which claimed it did not care about angering ‘a brand of over-priced junk food’.
Twitter said it saw “moderate recovery” to its ad business compared with March, but ad revenue was still down 23% year over year, missing analyst expectations as the pandemic and lockdown hits the ad industry hard.
The Twitter accounts of major companies and individuals have been compromised in one of the most widespread hacks the platform has ever seen, resulting in a bitcoin scam that is earning its creators huge amounts of money.
Twitter has begun hiring people to work on new subscription platform, as the social media giant looks to move away from ad revenue, according to a mysterious new job listing.
Twitter has announced this week that it will be adding a new feature for a selected number of users of the micro-blogging platform.
Budweiser is marking the return of top flight football in the UK with three new initiatives, resurrecting its ‘Whassup’ commercial, an Uber Eats promo and a social media campaign that uploaded fan selfies onto stadium billboards during matches.
Instagram is set to overtake Twitter as a news source, as more people, media and political figures have opted for it as a broadcast platform, research suggests.
Social media companies are pulling more of the tens of thousands of the foreign propaganda accounts notorious in interfering in elections around the world.
Yorkshire Tea has shown it’s support for the Black Lives Matter movement by telling a right-wing YouTuber ‘please don’t buy our tea again’, resulting in much support and controversy amid global protests over racial discrimination.
Bristol Gin has faced a social media backlash after it tweeted that rioters favoured its gin due to its flammability.
Twitter has flagged down one of Donald Trump’s tweets after the president wrote “When the looting starts, shooting starts” in response to violent protests over the death of a black man in Minneapolis.