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User-Generated Content on Instagram More Likely to Influence Consumers

When asked to compare user-generated versus branded social media content from popular brands such as Netflix, Aerie, and Starbucks, people are more likely to prefer user-generated content on Instagram, while branded content is more popular on YouTube and Twitter Consumers tend to prefer user-generated content (UGC) on Instagram over other social media platforms, according to a new survey from Visual Objects, a visual guide to finding and hiring the best creative firms. When asked to compare screenshots of a brand's UGC…

WeCommerce Acquires the Leading Shoppable Instagram & UGC Content Platform, Foursixty

WeCommerce’s latest acquisition adds to its growing portfolio of Shopify related apps, themes and digital services WeCommerce, a Canadian e-commerce technology holding company, is happy to announce the acquisition of Foursixty Inc., a leading partner in the Shopify and Instagram ecosystems based in Toronto, Canada. Foursixty has been a pioneer and leader in the social commerce space since 2014, and helps thousands of the world’s most popular direct-to-consumer brands such as Fashion Nova, Pura Vida Bracelets, Knix, MVMT…

Facebook Welcomes GIPHY as Part of Instagram Team

GIPHY, a leader in visual expression and creation, is joining the Facebook company as part of the Instagram team. GIPHY makes everyday conversations more entertaining, and so we plan to further integrate their GIF library into Instagram and our other apps so that people can find just the right way to express themselves. Marketing Technology News: Together, XTERRA Community Brings Connect Series to Life A lot of people in our community already know and love GIPHY. In fact, 50% of GIPHY’s traffic comes from the Facebook…

Check an Influencer’s or Brand’s Instagram Account and Content Quality With InstaCheck by Combin

Combin has released a new service - InstaCheck, an Instagram account audit for individuals, brands and influencers. With InstaCheck, Combin intends to help entrepreneurs, influencers and regular Instagram users enhance their Instagram marketing by offering a thorough review and exclusive advice given by Combin social media experts. Marketing Technology News: TikTok Donates Over S$350,000 to Support Local Communities Affected By COVID-19 The innovative feature of the audit is that it is run by an AI and a human expert,…

Instagram Checkout To Disrupt How Brands Sell Online, Digital Silk Reports

Instagram Checkout has the capacity to generate $10 Billion in revenue by 2021. Digital Silk broke down why the new tool will spur a significant change and opportunity for eBusinesses in eCommerce, advertising, payable services and social media Over 200 million Instagram users visit at least one business profile per day, 130 million use the Shoppable tag and 80% of users have bought something off the platform. The platform has become an important marketing and sales tool for brands worldwide. Instagram Checkout tool is…

Why Your Digital Marketing Strategy Needs Instagram

Do you use Instagram for business? To me, answering that question should be the same as if someone were to ask: Do you have a Digital Marketing strategy? Both should receive an unequivocal yes. But you’d be surprised how many people bypass Instagram for their brand and miss out on what could be one of the best Visual Marketing tools out there. What makes it so great? Glad you asked. Here are five reasons Instagram Marketing should be part of your brand’s Digital Marketing strategy. 1. Direct Access to Your Target…

Opera Adds Built-In Instagram to Its Desktop Browser

Opera is adding a built-in Instagram feature to the newest version of its desktop browser, Opera 68. The popular browser (Windows, Mac and Linux) already has several built-in messengers in the sidebar, including Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram. Recent weeks, with people staying at home and social distancing as much as possible, have seen them increasingly rely on social media to stay in touch with friends and loved ones. This is also visible in the growing usage of Opera’s built-in messengers as people…

Top 10 Apps Like Instagram

Instagram is the current ruler in the kingdom of Social Media. If you have any doubts about it, check out the numbers behind this social giant: this network currently has 1 billion monthly active users, 60% of which log into their profiles every day. With 20 million businesses present on Instagram, it is hard to estimate even roughly how much revenue the platform gets. No wonder there are many Instagram lookalike and clone apps. Each of them is trying to get into the spotlight of user attention. Read More: Navigating…

Digital Citizens Alliance Calls on U.S. Department of Justice to Halt Advertising of Medical Masks, Coronavirus Test Kits and…

New Report Finds Inability for Facebook to Prevent Exploitation of Consumer Fears by Potential Profiteers and Scammers Facebook has shown it is unable to prevent advertisements hawking a variety of coronavirus products to include medical masks, test kits and even "vaccines," and it is time that the U.S. Department of Justice steps in swiftly to hold bad actors, who take advantage of consumer fears and anxieties, accountable. New research from the Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA) and the Coalition for a Safer Web (CSW) –…

Best Tools to Connect with Gen Z on Instagram

As Generation Y grows older, a younger generation is now emerging into the workforce. Generation Z, or Gen Z, is anybody born from the mid-'90s to the mid-2000s, and they're the following age group to influence the buying process. By 2020, Gen Z is expected to account for 40% of entire customers. A study says "Age Z is one of the most impressive shopper powers in the market today. Their purchasing power is $44 billion and grows to $600 billion while considering the impact they have on their folks' spending. If you…

Flashtalking Launches Beta Social Integration, Delivering Industry’s Leading Creative Personalization Management to Facebook and Instagram,…

Flashtalking, the leading global independent primary ad server specializing in open web creative personalization, is extending its expertise to social networks, beginning with Facebook and Instagram integrations. The move comes at a time when there are an estimated 2.7 billion social media users worldwide, and socially driven commerce continues to thrive. As sophisticated marketers strive to provide the consistent, personalized stories that customers across the open web and social platforms expect, Flashtalking's Social…

Share Love this Valentine’s Day with OUTFRONT Media Instagram Filters

Out Of Home and Social Media Come Together For a New Way to Send Valentines in the Digital Age OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the nation's largest out of home advertisers, announced that it has developed a new Instagram filter for its Share Love campaign that will run from Feb. 13-14. The activation brings the tradition of sending Valentine's Day letters into the digital age and delivers a new way for people to share sentiment with loved ones. According to a 2019 study by Kantar Millward Brown, out of home is the #1 preferred…

Instagram Now Attracts a Larger Audience Than Facebook Among Top Brands According to New Report From Socialbakers

Among top 50 brand profiles, Instagram has a larger audience and nearly 20X more interactions than Facebook, according to Socialbakers' new Q4 2019 Trends Report Socialbakers, the unified marketing platform for social media marketers, released a comprehensive report on Social Media Trends for Q4 2019. Key insights from the report include Instagram overtaking Facebook in audience size, the relative decline in engagement during the holiday season, the popularity of vertical videos, the dominance of women among fans and…

Salsify Social Commerce Capability Enables Brands to Sell on Facebook, Instagram, and Google Shopping

As social buying evolves, new functionality enables brands to sell directly on social channels without sacrificing other channel investments Salsify, a product experience management (PXM) platform that helps brands win on the digital shelf, announced the availability of Salsify for Social Commerce. Salsify for Social Commerce enables brands to use Salsify to manage the entire social selling journey for consumers, from product discovery to research to buy across multiple channels. This full range of capabilities, which…

Oribi Holiday Study: Online Stores See Low Traffic From Facebook and Instagram

Study revealed the online shopping behavior of over 17.5 million consumers across 512 eCommerce websites and various marketing channels Oribi, a leading website analytics solution, and direct competitor of Google Analytics, which converts raw data into actionable insights, released its analysis of online holiday shopping trends. The study analyzed online shopping behavior of over 17.5 million consumers across 512 eCommerce websites and various marketing channels - direct marketing, Facebook, Google, Google Paid and…

Fan-tastic FC Barcelona and 80 Million Instagram Followers: What Every Marketer Could Learn from Rakuten Arena’s Omnichannel Media…

The population of Spain is 47 million. The population of Argentina is 45 million. The number of followers on FC Barcelona's Instagram handle: 80 million and above. Interesting isn't it! It was a special Thanksgiving Sunday that we will remember for more than one sporting reason. First, 2019 Formula One (F1) season came to an end at Abu Dhabi with Brit Lewis Hamilton signing off the year with another win. And, second, the Spanish soccer giant, FC Barcelona had a ball yesterday, routing La Liga rivals Atlético de…

Video Tool Loom Raises $30 Million; Instagram Co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger Among Investors

This week, Work Communications and Video platform Loom, announced that it has raised $30 Million funding. Andrew Reed of Sequoia led the funding, Co-partnered by Kleiner Perkins and Dylan Field of Figma. The fascinating new funding round also saw the entry of Instagram’s co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and Front’s CEO and Co-founder, Mathilde Collin as investors. This is Loom's second-biggest funding since their Series A in late 2018. In an official blog, Loom Co-founder and CEO Joe Thomas said, "We believe…

New Data from The Manifest Says Most People Don’t Actually Care About Instagram Removing “Like” Counts

Instagram Announced That It Will Start Hiding like Counts for US Users. Celebrities and Influencers Have Spoken out About the Decision, Expressing Discontent or Approval. Most People, However, Don't Really Care About the Platform's Decision Most people don't care if Instagram users can see likes, suggests a new survey from The Manifest, a business news and how-to website. Media coverage so far highlights opinions from those in the spotlight, but what about the average user? A survey of 502 Americans found that more…

Issuu Launches Issuu Promote: Story Ad Integration for Facebook and Instagram

New Issuu Story Cloud Feature Increases Content Velocity, Enabling Marketers and Creators to Easily Turn Social Media Stories Into Ads for Facebook and Instagram Issuu, the world’s largest digital discovery and publishing platform, announced an addition to its Story Cloud suite of solutions with the launch of Issuu Promote at the Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles. Issuu Promote is a Story ad integration tool that enables marketers and creators to turn brand-approved assets into social media Story formatted ads. This…

Branded Stores with Integrated Instagram Checkout Lands Top Creators for Teespring

Leading social commerce platform Teespring is revealing that it has attracted some of the world’s top creators with the launch of Branded Stores. The latest product release allows creators to have a fully branded customer experience whilst using all of Teespring’s end-to-end fulfillment services. This fully customizable product allows a 360 shopping experience from URL, storefront, listing page, checkout and custom packaging enabling a full commerce solution to creators with their brand front and center.  At the core of…