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TIDAL Unveils Playable Video Sharing Capabilities For Instagram Stories

Users Can Also Share Songs and Albums Directly to Stories Across Social Channels Global streaming and entertainment platform, TIDAL, is announcing a series of enhancements to its social sharing capabilities. Starting today, TIDAL members are able to share the platform's robust catalog of music to both Instagram and Facebook Stories, while playable video content can be shared to Instagram Stories. TIDAL members using iOS and Android devices will see the new sharing option across all content when clicking the three-dot…

Animoto Investigates Marketing Potential For Branded Videos on Instagram Stories

74 percent of businesses post at least 2 videos on Instagram Stories each month, with 62 percent saying a Story prompted a direct message from a customer Animoto takes a close look at stats behind the rise of Instagram Stories in 2019 with the release of an infographic aimed at marketers. The company that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos compiled data about the rapid growth of Instagram Stories, its effect on the social media marketing landscape, and how marketers and small businesses…

Instagram Stories and Video Ads Become Branding Staples in Social

Instagram Stories and Video Ads Become Branding Staples in Social; Investment in Apple Search Ads Accelerates Kenshoo, a global leader in marketing technology, released The Kenshoo Q1 2019 Quarterly Trends Report, and accompanying infographic, detailing Q1 spending growth in social (27%), paid search (11%) and Ecommerce Channel Ads (ECA) (83%) on a year-over-year (YoY) basis. As Kenshoo continues to expand its support for myriad ad types within key publishers, more trends emerge that highlight the value of each stage in…

Ingage Launches Instants 2.0 — The Fastest Way to Create Engaging Instagram Stories for Free

Ingage by Scrollmotion, the leader in branded marketing content creation -- no design experience required, launched Instants 2.0.  Instants 2.0 enables businesses to create beautiful and engaging custom videos, using the speed and simplicity of the 3-step Instants workflow, in under 60 seconds.  Downloadable free for iPhone from the App Store, Instants 2.0 offers more customization free of charge, including the brand new Instagram-friendly 9:16 aspect ratio, built-in templates, styles, filters, custom colors, speed control,…

Marin Software Research Reveals Search, Instagram Stories, and Product-Focused Ads Dominate in Q4

Monthly Spending on E-Commerce Channel Ads Increased by 5x Since January 2018 Marin Software, a leading provider of digital marketing software for performance-driven advertisers and agencies, released research findings from its global Q4 2018 Digital Advertising Benchmark Report. Marin Software's research confirms that search spend grew 10% globally year-over-year, advertisers spent larger portions of their budgets on Instagram Stories, and advertisers continued to invest in lower-funnel product-focused ads to take…

Online Marketing Agency, fishbat, Discusses The 3 Ways Instagram Stories Help Build Your Brand

As part of their mission to provide businesses with a multitude of avenues for growth, online marketing agency, fishbat, discusses 3 ways Instagram Stories help build your brand. The idea of using ephemeral content to grow a brand might seem counterintuitive at first, since the postings are only available for a limited amount of time. However, with their massive popularity comes massive potential for raising awareness of a company and what they have to offer. Marketers have started to realize the returns that effective…

Clinch Delivers World’s First Dynamic Instagram Stories for Personalized Video Advertising

New Clinch Product for Instagram Stories Provides Analytics and Unique Insights Regarding Client Data Segments and the Best Performing Creative Move aside LinkedIn and Twitter, and make way for Instagram. In the chats we do with the global marketers from various industries, most agree to the growing prominence of Instagram Marketing and how the social media and image sharing platform is steadily becoming the 'Product discovery platform' of the future. With the launch of IGTV and a recent update to its Instagram Stories,…

You Can Now Share GoPro Moments Directly to Your Instagram Stories

New Sharing Feature of GoPro Helps Move Content to Insta Directly From App This is the news that is going to make you smile! No more million steps to connect GoPro videos and photos to the Insta Story feature, because GoPro App has simplified life hereon. Beginning today, you can now add your GoPro photo/video directly to your Instagram story from the GoPro app in just a few taps. Other cool new tools you can experiment with include trimming your video to the exact clip desired, wide shot for that perfect angle and…

Snaplytics Publishes Activities’ Comparison for Instagram Stories versus Snapchat

More brand mentions on Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat among influencers according to the Snaplytics Quarterly Report Snaplytics is a marketing platform for new social channels including Snapchat and Instagram stories. This month, they are expected to launch their Brand Listening service to analyze brands share of voice among influencers and which influencers are most active on the story based platforms. According to the company, influencers are more active endorsing beauty brands through Instagram Stories than on…

Shareablee Adds Instagram Performance Analytics for Stories and Video

Shareablee's Enhanced Reporting Provides Greater Insight for Digital Marketers Surfing the current wave of Instagram advertising in #martech, Shareablee has announced the expansion of its Instagram performance analytics to include several new insight metrics, including Instagram Stories and video views. With the average brand’s Instagram presence increasing 27% year-over-year through May of this year – even without taking video views into account – the need for greater insight into all formats on the platform is becoming…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…