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The best social stories and campaigns from January 2018

January sure does drag on, doesn’t it? Luckily, the end is in sight, which means it’s time to take a look back at what happened in the world of social media throughout the month.

With some big platform updates and interesting campaigns, it’s been a busy start to the year. Let’s review.

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Eight tips for a killer YouTube strategy

The likes of Instagram and Snapchat have presented a new way for brands to experiment with video, yet with 5bn videos being watched on its platform on a daily basis - YouTube is still the reigning king of visual content.

Recently, YouTube has been in the headlines, but not for the most positive reasons. On the back of controversy over brand safety and influencer wrong-doings, brands might be reconsidering how to navigate this increasingly confusing channel. 

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10 of the best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Whether it’s been a dry January, or a decidedly wet one for you – we’ve got the last stats roundup of the month to well and truly round things off.

This week’s includes news about influencers, ad viewability, ecommerce experimentation and lots more. Don’t forget to check out the Internet Statistics Compendium for further facts and figures.

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Which pharma companies are winning at social? Survey says...

While not without risk and regulatory concern, pharma companies have increasingly embraced social media in recent years.

As Tamara Littleton, CEO of social media agency The Social Element, put it, “The industry has realised that even if it ignores social media, its customers won't.”

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Snapchat is finally opening itself up to the web

Snapchat's fortunes have declined since the company went public last year.

Facing waning user growth and a full-frontal attack from arch rival Facebook, some have gone so far as to suggest that Snapchat might not be built to last.

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Seven of the best charity marketing campaigns from 2017

2017 was a stellar year for charity campaigns, with many innovative, uplifting, and impactful examples to choose from.

Here are seven of the very best.

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What marketers need to know about WhatsApp Business

When Facebook bought the popular messaging service WhatsApp for approximately $20bn in 2014, some observers questioned how Facebook would ever make its money back, let alone profit.

And for good reason: at the time of the acquisition, WhatsApp had a meager $10m in revenue.

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How Philips has benefitted from authentic influencer marketing

Brands continued to associate with famous or authoritative individuals in 2017, with the Instagram influencer marketing industry alone being worth $1billion.

It’s perhaps unsurprising then that this way of advertising is set to retain its popularity amongst brands for years to come; especially considering 71% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase based on a social media reference from an influencer. 

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Facebook's News Feed update is more significant than you know

Here's the lowdown on Facebook's big news recently and why it does matter to you as a user and as a marketer.

It isn't as bad as some seem to be calling it out to be.

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The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

We’re back in the January swing, which means another stellar round-up of the best digital marketing stats to grace the interweb this week. It includes news about grocery sales, failed deliveries, email performance, and so much more. 

The internet statistics compendium is also ready and waiting to download should you want to get stuck in.

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Why the Facebook News Feed update might be the wake-up call that marketers need

For those of you who missed it, on Jan 11, Facebook announced that it plans to alter its algorithm, so that you will see more from friends and families, and less from publishers and brands.

For marketers, this is, well, certainly worrying. How are you going to generate ROI if you can't reach people? I’m sure we all remember the shitstorm around the decline in organic reach.

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Facebook updates News Feed again: The detail

After a year in which Facebook found itself under growing scrutiny over how it determines what content is displayed to users, Mark Zuckerberg made a simple resolution for 2018: fix Facebook.

It would appear that the Facebook CEO is serious as not two weeks into the new year, the company has announced an update to its News Feed that will impact brands active on the world's largest social network.

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