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Posts tagged with Instagram


Instagram's new 60-second video limit: Five things brands need to know

On Tuesday, Instagram announced it is increasing the maximum length of videos on its service to 60 seconds. Until now, videos have been capped at 15 seconds.

Here's what brands need to know about the change.


Three reasons Instagram’s algorithmic timeline is yet another terrible idea

It seems wherever you turn in the digital marketing world these days there is some popular app updating its timeline to an algorithmic one.

Apparently this is what users really want, you see, although judging by the reactions of said users every time one of the announcements is made you’d be forgiven for assuming those Silicon Valley meeting rooms exist within actual bubbles. 


Instagram is shaking up its feed with an algorithm: what brands need to know

Brands could find that their efforts to market to users on Instagram are about to get more complicated.

On Tuesday, the popular social photo and video sharing service, which Facebook acquired in 2012, announced that it will be moving away from chronologically-ordered user feeds.

Instead, it will start employing an algorithm that aims to determine which content is most likely to be of interest to each user.


Nine incredibly helpful influencer marketing tools

One of the most important parts of any content marketing strategy is identifying and approaching influencers that can help amplify your message to the right audience. 

But with so many people active on social media and many of them claiming to be influencers when they’re actually anything but, where the hell do you start?

Amazingly, 84% of marketers in a recent Econsultancy and Fashion & Beauty Monitor survey say they carry out influencer research manually. 


Is Amazon's Style Code Live this generation's answer to the TV shopping channel?

The idea of sitting in front of a television to discover and purchase products might seem like a bizarre concept to many young consumers.

But the world's 800-pound online retail gorilla could bring the home shopping channel into the 21st century with the launch of Style Code Live, a live 30-minute show that it is now streaming daily Monday through Friday.


Is Instagram's blocking of social cross-promotion a harbinger of things to come?

With most brands active in multiple social channels, it's no surprise that many seek to cross-promote their various social accounts.

But could the ability to do that be severely curtailed in the future? Instagram's behavior suggests that it could.

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What’s the point of social media for luxury brands?

Research from Emerson College’s Engagement Lab, suggests luxury brands performing well in social media engagement often lagged behind in word-of-mouth (WOM) performance.  

At the same time, brands who performed well in the WOM arena were making less impact in social media.

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14 best branded Instagram videos from February 2016

Another month has passed, and brands are just about starting to panic about those Q1 results. 

But fear not, for today I bring you the best of Instagram video – some light-hearted digital marketing fun to take your mind off the daily grind. 


Our 10 favourite digital marketing stats from the past week

Aristotle Onassis once said, ‘It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the weekly Econsultancy digital marketing stats round-up.’ 

So turn up that screen brightness, put your glasses back on and let’s do this thing. 


Could Shield 5 signal a new wave of social cinema?

If you’re not already aware of the Shield 5 series on Instagram, go and watch it now. 

To me it is a perfect example of just how ridiculously far we’ve come with social media since MySpace first became the next big thing all those years ago. 

Not only that, but if people react positively to it I think we could see much more of this type of content on Instagram, and no doubt brands will want to get involved with their own series. 

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The top 10 digital marketing stats of the week

Welcome to Friday! You’re going to love it here. But don’t get too comfortable because the laws of space and time dictate that all good things must eventually come to an end.

Except for the weekly Econsultancy digital marketing stats round-up…


Why Instagram's new view counts could boost branded video

Instagram built its billion-dollar business largely on the back of photos, but since adding support for video in 2013 the Facebook-owned app has, by virtue of its massive user base, become one of the most popular video-sharing services in the world.

And its video appeal could grow for brands thanks to a change that will make it easy to track the popularity of videos.