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Is Facebook preparing to tax influencer marketing campaigns?

Influencer marketing is now a billion-dollar business.

And despite challenges like disclosure rules and fraud, there's no reason to believe that it won't continue to be an important part of the way brands market their wares to consumers via social media.

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Six lessons we can learn from the best stationery brands on Instagram

Some people like to follow food brands on Instagram, others are interested in fashion. For some reason, I seem to have a slightly unhealthy obsession with stationery.

Niche, I know. But it seems I’m not the only one. The hashtag #stationery has over 2 million posts on Instagram, with big brands including Primark and ASOS also jumping on the ‘stationery porn’ bandwagon.

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Five reasons Instagram is beating Snapchat in the battle for brands

Instagram or Snapchat? For brands deciding which service to invest more heavily in, Instagram increasingly seems to be the winner.

Here are some of the biggest reasons why.

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Snapchat opens up to the web in a big way with new Paperclip linking feature

Since its launch, popular messaging service Snapchat has only been accessible via iOS and Android apps. The Snapchat ecosystem has been totally closed off from the outside world, including the web.

That stands in stark contrast to Snapchat's biggest competitor, Facebook-owned Instagram. In 2012, it made user profiles accessible on the instagram.com website, and most recently, it upgraded its mobile web app to allow users to post content. Previously, content posting could only be performed via the Instagram native mobile apps.

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Five lessons retailers can learn from Wayfair’s Instagram channel

Wayfair, the US-based home ecommerce retailer, has enjoyed continuous growth over the past couple of years. It recently announced a 32% increase in direct retail sales year-on-year for Q1 2017. 

Another significant point of growth for Wayfair has been its presence on social media.

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Will Instagram pods impact influencer marketing?

In 2016, Instagram scrapped its chronological news feed for an algorithmic timeline. Naturally, many users bemoaned the change, complaining that it’d make it even harder for posts to reach audiences. 

Now, it appears Instagram communities are attempting to fight the algorithm by forming Instagram pods.

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Will Instagram's mobile web app help Facebook slay Snapchat?

Facebook's 2012 purchase of Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock now looks like one of the best acquisitions in recent tech history.

In fact, the New York Times' Farhad Manjoo recently observed that "Instagram is becoming Facebook's next Facebook."

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Amazon tries its hand at influencer affiliate marketing

Can influencers and affiliate marketing be a match made in heaven? Online retail's 800-pound gorilla is apparently interested in finding out.

Last week, it was revealed that Amazon has launched a beta of an invite-only Amazon Influencer Program "exclusively designed for social media influencers with large followings and a high frequency of posts with shoppable content." 

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All the digital news stories you missed this week

This week's digital news covers the serious, the sublime and the stupid.

Google is under attack yet again and Amazon keeps on keeping on.

Enjoy..

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Social Quarterly Q4: How four platforms are combatting online abuse

A running theme in our latest Social Media Quarterly is how platforms are reducing harassment and increasing support for users online.

For more on this topic, and the very latest news and stats from the world of social media, you can download the full report here.

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Why UGC is the future of social media in travel and tourism marketing

Relying on user generated content (UGC) in social media marketing can be a gamble.

It can work if you have a great creative idea, a sizeable existing audience and a brand that people want to engage with.

But if you’re lacking any one of these elements, you could find it’s a steep hill to climb.  

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How Glossier has used Instagram to create a cult following

From Estee Lauder to Clinique – the biggest beauty brands in the world have been heavily building on their digital presence over the past five years, particularly on social media. 

In contrast to this, one of the most talked-about new brands on the block, Glossier, has been built on digital from the very start.

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