Category: social-media
  • Tips for social media competitor analysis: Let’s stop talking about follower count

    This year, Hootsuite announced that 3.196 billion people are now active social media users. That is 42% of all the people on earth. In the UK, that percentage climbs to 66% and it’s 71% in the US. Even with recent data protection scandals, platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn... Read more

  • Optimizing Pinterest for the Buyer’s Journey

    This is a post written by our Seattle intern, Tammy Yu. Tammy is a recent graduate from the University of Washington who majored in Informatics and is soon to be a full time Distiller. According to Pinterest, 72% of survey respondents said Pinterest helps them find ideas for their everyday lives... Read more

  • Your brand’s next social media platform — Spotify

    Spotify’s launch in 2008 took the music listening world by storm; with 71 million paying listeners and 101 million ad-based listeners, it is clear that your brand needs to be reaching out to this audience, and I’m here to tell you how. Music has always been a point of connectivity between human... Read more

  • Facebook and Twitter now let you see anyone’s ads: Here’s what we found

    Both Facebook and Twitter have taken steps to let you see the ads any organization is running. On June 28 Facebook announced that it is making key changes that allow any user to be able to view any ads that are currently active, for any page. Additionally, users can now see any changes that have... Read more

  • How to Drive Traffic to Your Website with Instagram

    We already know that social media is a powerful marketing tool. Even if Google has said that social media is not a ranking factor (this is debatable— it very well might be ), we’ve seen the importance of using social media to engage a community, build a brand’s voice, and promote content. However... Read more

  • The Real Story in the Decline of Organic Facebook Reach

    Recent Facebook announcements about upcoming News Feed changes have been underscored by widespread sharing of the story that publishers are seeing declines of 20-something% in organic Facebook reach already over the last year. Digging into the data a little deeper, I think the story is even worse:... Read more

  • Facebook News Feed Experiments: Threat or Opportunity?

    As Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed at Facebook noted in a post yesterday “There have been a number of reports about a test we’re running in Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Slovakia, Serbia, Guatemala, and Cambodia.” The test he is referring to is that of moving all content posted by brand pages (not content shared by friends) from the main user News Feed into a separate tab named “Explore”. Read more

  • 4 Steps to Performing a Social Media Content Audit

    Conducting a social media content audit is an important part of a social media marketing plan, as it reveals strengths and weaknesses of the activity you are carrying out across your marketing channels. Let’s go through the 4 steps below which explain how to perform a social media content audit. Read more

  • Hide and Seek with Facebook Ads

    Advertising on Facebook over the last few years has continued to explode, particularly on mobile devices, with Facebook seeing a 72 per cent year-on-year growth in advertising on smartphones and tablets to $3.3bn. With that in mind, this post is going to highlight a number of features that you may or may not know exist within Facebook Ads due to its rapidly changing landscape. Some of these features are in early testing and as such not integrated to the main Ads platform, some are being tested regionally, and others are just tucked away. Read more

  • How to Begin Integrating Social Media into Your Marketing Mix

    Brands use social media to build dedicated communities. Experts and influencers grow their authority. Small businesses engage local audiences. And so, whether you like it or not, you have no choice but to get your business on social media. But I bet you’re wondering: How am I supposed to actually use it? I hardly have the time for it right now. And even though I have tried it in the past, I have never seen any positive results from social. In this post I’ll show you exactly that. How to integrate social media into five key areas of online marketing to make it work for your business. Read more

  • Story Focussed Data Visualisation

    Towards the end of last year, we completed a project for blinkbox Books that charted the careers of some of the greatest authors of the last 200 years, and showed at what age they published their breakthrough books. The final piece was an overall success, doing well on social media and gaining some excellent coverage online. However, the process of arriving at the final execution and design was by no means straight forward.
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