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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…

The American Influencer Council Launched On The Social Media Day

The American Influencer Council, Inc. (AIC) is a newly formed not-for-profit membership trade association created by influencers for influencers. The trade association is dedicated to sustaining the integrity, viability and growth of the U.S. influencer marketing industry in a globally connected world. The AIC's mission is to advance digital marketing education as well as the art and authenticity of co-branded content as shared through social media platforms for the ultimate benefit of society. Its members are Instagrammers,…

Leavemark Social App Launches First of Its Kind Ad-Free Data Storage and Social Media Hybrid

Leavemark Launches Social Platform to Allow Users to Archive Life’s Best to Share Today or in the Future Leavemark, an unparalleled ad-free data storage and social media hybrid app that enables users to archive life’s most important memories and documents, announced the app is available for download. Users can store and share information instantly or in the future through its time capsule or family tree functions. “We like to think of ourselves as a memory vault with added features,” stated Jason Morgese, CEO &…

3 Ways to Adapt Your Digital Marketing Strategy During the Coronavirus – K2 Analytics Reveals

The recent and sudden transition into the coronavirus world of business has left some brands struggling, but K2 Analytics reveals the ways companies can successfully adapt their digital strategies K2 Analytics INC, a leading digital advertising agency in Las Vegas, identified three key steps businesses can take to adapt to the current social and economic situation brought on by the coronavirus. As many businesses have had to put an indefinite hold on in-person operations, the digital market place has quickly become the…

Enhancing The Performance Of Facebook AdLibrary With A Browser Extension

AdLibrary Helper is a free Facebook ad spy tool. Its data comes from Facebook's official ad library As one of the leaders in social media platforms, Facebook always tries to offer something extraordinary to the advertisers. Its grant program for small businesses in this relentless pandemic is an obvious example in this regard. Apart from this laudable favor for small businesses, it also offers a handful of valuable resources for the advertisers. Facebook’s adlibrary is one such example. The library contains a collection of…

MediaCrossing Inc. Launches Innovative Digital Advertising Solution to Help Marketers Reach Consumers in Uncertain Economic Environment

MXEdge Will Ensure Small & Medium-Sized Businesses Survive in 2020 and Beyond MediaCrossing Inc., founded in 2012, is a leading digital media firm dedicated to bringing tools and solutions normally reserved for the world's largest brands to emerging growth companies. The firm works with companies nationwide to plan and execute strategic digital advertising strategies that distinguish brands from competitors. MXEdge, the company's newest offering, ensures small and mid-sized firms have access to the same, effective…

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…

Small Marketing Tech Company Offers $1M COVID-19 Relief Program for Other Small Businesses as Social Media Usage Soars

Program will help tens of thousands of small businesses survive the COVID-19 crisis and come out stronger on the other side Social marketing software provider Tailwind announces the Tailwind Small Business Relief Program, a $1 million fund to help small businesses worldwide survive the COVID-19 economic crisis. Surging engagement on social media platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest has created a unique opportunity for small businesses. The Tailwind Relief Program includes an educational component to help…

Social Media’s Young Users Are Reshaping How Real ‘Power’ Works

In the hurly-burly of social media’s everyday onslaught of news, it can be difficult to ponder the much bigger picture. It’s easy to overlook how social media and it's Millennial and Gen Z audiences are transforming how power is wielded. It’s a complicated topic, but a new study suggests why Gen Z and Millennials are more important than ever, in concern with the brands that are their frequent partners. Viacom’s Velocity unit studied 11,000 people in eight countries for “Power In Progress,” which effectively connects a wide…

Facebook Leads Ads – How to Acquire Perfect Facebook Leads

If Your Facebook Ads Are Not Performing Learn from Facebook Experts in this Resource With 2.3 billion users as of 2019 and the increasing variety of tools being made available, Facebook ad campaigns are a marketing opportunity that you shouldn't neglect. Social media platforms like Facebook can increase brand awareness, help you learn about your customers, allow your brand an easy public relations strategy, and increase website traffic and conversions, among other factors. Over seven million brands actively use Facebook as…

New Research from Arkose Labs Shows Human-Driven Fraud Attacks are on the Rise

Data Reveals a Surge in Sweatshop-Powered Fraud Alongside Attack Spikes on Online Gaming and Social Media Platforms Arkose Labs, providers of online fraud prevention technology combining risk assessments and sophisticated enforcement challenges, today announced the release of its Q1 2020 Fraud and Abuse Report. The most notable trend this quarter was a major spike in human-driven attacks – which rose 90% compared to six months previously. Changing attack patterns were felt across geographies and industries, at a time of the…

AspireIQ Meets Growing Demand for Pinterest Engagement With New Search Functionality

AspireiQ Empowers Brands to Combat Content Fatigue by Discovering Influencers and Running Campaigns on the Visual Discovery Engine AspireIQ, the leading influencer marketing platform for enterprise brands, released Pinterest Influencer Search, a solution that opens the door to brands focused on influencer marketing on Pinterest. Brands using this product can discover Pinterest influencers who align with their brand values, view Pinterest-specific engagement metrics, and engage those influencers in long-term relationships.…

SafeGuard Cyber Expands Leadership Team to Support Growing Global Enterprise Customer Base

Tom Dukes Brings More Than 25 Years of Global Cyber Policy, Strategic Leadership, and Operational Experience to Company SafeGuard Cyber, a SaaS security platform that secures the technologies driving the digital economy, announced the hiring of Thomas A. Dukes, Jr. as Senior Vice President for Information Security and Corporate Affairs to support the growing need for data security and compliance in today's digital workplace. Dukes brings more than 25 years of global cyber policy, strategic leadership and operational…

How Artificial Intelligence Can Transform Influencer Marketing

Power of AI Influencer Marketing is the newest breakthrough to have shaken up the Digital Marketing landscape. Once an experimental channel, it has grown exponentially over the past few years – up to $6.5 billion this year and projected to rise to up to $10 billion by 2020. Now a mainstay of Marketing organizations, the key success factor is figuring out how to get the most from it. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Natural Language Processing (NLP) are revolutionizing the way brands conduct…

Socialbakers’ Q3 Trends Report Reveals the Latest Social Media Insights and Data

Key Findings Include Data About Ad Spend, Social Commerce, Influencer Marketing and Video Engagement Socialbakers, the unified marketing platform for social media marketers, released a comprehensive report on Instagram and Facebook Trends for Q3 2019. The report reflects the current state of online marketing, with data and graphics that reveal the trends and changes shaping the social media landscape. Key insights from the report include the expanded importance of Ecommerce and social commerce, ad spend on Instagram…

LIFEAID Launches Northern California Advertising and Retail Marketing Campaign with Pro-Basketball Star

LIFEAID Beverage Co. signs Golden State Warrior star Kevon Looney FITAID, one of the most popular items in the LIFEAID Beverage Co. portfolio, has long been a favorite of professional athletes in football, baseball and basketball. And it's one of basketball's rising stars that LIFEAID selected as a partner for upcoming Northern California retail marketing campaigns: Kevon Looney of the Golden State Warriors. The endorsement agreement was confirmed today by LIFEAID co-founder and president Aaron Hinde.…

E-Commerce Marketing Strategies: For 2019 and Beyond

“The New American Dream is a version of the entrepreneurial journey that is unlike anything that has ever existed before,” writes CEO Bedros Keuilian in Entrepreneur. “The barrier to entry to becoming an entrepreneur is literally the lowest it's ever been right now.” This is an incredible time to start and grow an e-commerce business. Unlike decades past, when companies required massive funding, ad budgets, and connections with major broadcast networks and magazines to spread the word about its products, the technology…

PR Newswire Launches Asia-Pacific Communications Survey 2019 – Press Releases and Content Distribution Trends

With the rapid development of technologies such as news recommender algorithms and mobile-first social media platforms, corporate communications in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is facing greater challenges. These include measuring, evaluating and quantifying the impact of communications across a fragmented media environment. PR Newswire Asia-Pacific Communications Survey 2019 - Press Releases and Content Distribution Trends To explore how businesses are meeting these challenges, PR Newswire, the premier global provider…

Convenience Trumps Concern: 31% of Consumers Shop on Social Media Despite Worries, According to New MarkMonitor Research

Majority of Consumers Believe More Should Be Done to Protect Them Online More than 90% of consumers have concerns about shopping via social media, yet nearly one-third still use it as a shopping platform, according to new research. The report by MarkMonitor, a Clarivate Analytics company and a world leader in enterprise brand protection, revealed that shoppers are worried about payment security (59%), the quality of goods (56%), safety of their personal details (55%) and buying a fake (47%). Worries around shopping…

LATV Network Launches “History by Us” in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

LATV, the premier destination for the Latinx millennial, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by launching their "History By Us" campaign with cross-platform content honoring members of the Latinx community currently making history. While Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally focuses on the past, LATV wants to shine a light on the history that is being made by this generation of Latinos that will shape the future of American culture as a whole. LATV's groundbreaking multi-channel series, History By Us, will profile today's…