What You Need to Know About Emojis

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So, you thought emojis were just a millennial fad? Well, think again. Emojis allow advertisers to portray real-world expressions and feelings in one simple image, enabling them to easily add sentiment and emotions into their ad, without the use of words.

Why is Social Listening Fundamental For Your Business?

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Following our ASRE post, we look at why social listening is a crucial part of the ‘Awareness’ stage when formulating your social media Strategy. Here’s why:

Social media listening is a fundamental tool for any business. Although many companies are not ready to dive into the social media realm to increase brand awareness and reach customers, all should be utilising these platforms to listen (or monitor as it’s often called). Although there are a variety of platforms set up to help you monitor social media usage, such as Meltwater Buzz, it can also be done manually for those smaller businesses.

Facebook has HOW Many Daily Users Now?!? (New and Updated Facebook Stats)

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Facebook released their quarterly earnings report earlier today and all of my Facebook stats posts have been updated. Lots of good stuff about mobile, monthly and daily users along with revenue stuff. I also worked in a number of other stats I have had sitting in my logjam over the past few weeks.

As always, this slideshow is only a sample of what I have for new Facebook stats. Be sure to visit all of my Facebook posts, listed at the bottom of this post, for hundreds more.

5 Digital Marketing Tips to Keep an Eye on in 2015

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New Year is just around the corner, and as people are making their resolutions lists, most marketers are thinking about the next big thing that is going to help them in 2015. So, what is the best social network to focus on during the next 12 months? While there is no clear answer, it is obvious that our area of work is extremely volatile, and what is good today might not be so successful tomorrow, but you know what they say “Luck favors the prepared mind” so it is best to stay informed about all the latest trends and news when it comes to online marketing.

We have prepared a few simple tips that each marketing manager should consider before totally relaxing and embracing the holiday cheer.

Can You Copyright a Tweet?

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We were recently quoted in an online magazine article; our picture, our name and our original tweet. In fact, it was a screen shot of what we had written on a fairly controversial topic! We were never informed that we had been quoted and would never have seen it if it wasn’t for Google Alerts. In short, our permission was never sought. In the journalism world, this would have been a sure no-go; quoting someone on a controversial subject without their knowledge, could get them into a sticky situation.

So, this led us to the million dollar question…..can you copyright a tweet?

The Rise of Video Marketing

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Video is the future of content marketing…a bold statement you may think, but this really is undeniable. Research has shown that the average internet user watches around 206 videos each month and so it’s a total no-brainer that video is set to become the content king.

As we become increasing scanners, with heaps of content at our disposal, marketers need to find ever more engaging ways of getting their content seen. Unlike reading articles, video has an impressive 79% completion rate, and so its no wonder this is quickly becoming the go-to marketing platform.

Already, 70% of marketers now include video in there overall marketing strategies, positing them as a vital mart of campaigns. So, if your business isn’t reaping the endless benefits of video then what on earth are you waiting for? Video is undeniably the most powerful marketing tool on the web; it’s persuasive, memorable and search engines love it!

Brands are Taking the Wrong Approach to Social and Here is How to Fix That

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Social media is undeniably an integral part of our daily routine and brings huge benefits to both our business and personal lives. As these benefits become more apparent, an increasing number of brands and businesses are integrating social media into their overall marketing strategies. These platforms give brands a free and invaluable way to connect with clients (both current and potential), spread brand warmth, monitor competitors, manage customer service, gain customer insights and drive website traffic….so what’s not to love?
Yet, many brands are jumping feet first into the social media realm without truly understanding the basics; mainly, how to post content. This seems like a no-brainer to some people, yet many brands still don’t know the most basic and fundamental ‘rules’ of social media. Yes, social media is integral to your brand, but going out all guns blazing with no planning or strategy may in fact do more harm than good.

You Won’t Believe How Many Users Facebook Has Now (new and updated stats)

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Since it went public two years ago, one of the most heavily anticipated quarterly earnings statements in the digital world is Facebook’s. Not only does Facebook give us the usual income and revenue data that is required of them, but there is always a bunch of updated user stats littered throughout the filings.

As always, I have updated my Facebook stat posts to reflect the new tallies just released Wednesday evening. Below is a sampling of the new and updated stats. For hundreds more, visit the individual Facebook stats pages listed below them.