Social Media Marketing

How to Use 'Surprise and Delight' Tactics to Win Consumers’ Hearts
January 11, 2024 at 4:44 pm

Let’s face it: Traditional loyalty programs were designed for another age and now they’re necessarily evolving as brands recognize the need for innovative strategies to capture and keep consumers' hearts. The shift towards "surprise and delight tactics" on social media is becoming increasingly crucial in building solid customer relationships and fostering brand association — and…

The Big Idea is Broken. Welcome to 'Weirdvertising'
January 9, 2024 at 2:06 pm

Is it just me, or is advertising getting weirder? There was a time not long ago when brands and ad agencies would talk about the big idea and the importance of telling a compelling story. But these days, with TikTok dominating the social media landscape, it seems like big ideas are being traded in for…

X, Formerly Twitter, in Talks With Amazon
December 13, 2023 at 5:42 pm

The social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter and owned by Elon Musk, is reportedly in conversations with Amazon.com to incorporate itself into the e-commerce company's ad-buying software, The Wall Street Journal reported. The news outlet reported that the potential collaboration would aim to target small and midsized businesses on Amazon’s marketplace and convince…

10 Tips for Optimizing Creator Marketing This Holiday Season
November 16, 2023 at 8:58 am

The holiday shopping season is often referred to as retail’s Super Bowl, with the National Retail Federation estimating that November and December have accounted for 19 percent of total U.S. retail sales over the past five years. Even those with tight purse strings tend to loosen them during this time of year, with more money spent…

Winning Marketing Strategies for the Holiday Shopping Season
September 28, 2023 at 10:05 am

:Effective marketing strategies for the upcoming holiday shopping season include the following: 1. Utilize short-form videos. The competition for the best online experience is accelerating as consumers become increasingly selective about how they spend their time online. With time being a limited resource, it's crucial for brands to ensure that consumers get the most value…

Fashion Consumers Don’t Trust Influencers Anymore; Here’s How to Fix the Problem
September 14, 2023 at 9:10 am

A recent survey on the effectiveness of marketing via social media influencers has officially burst a long-suspicioned bubble: The facts are in, and nearly 90 percent of consumers are no longer willing to buy what influencers are paid to sell. Such unnerving data indicate a particularly dramatic shift in the marketing landscape for fashion retailers,…

4 Tips for Using Influencers to Build Brand Loyalty
August 14, 2023 at 5:49 pm

If you've spent any time on social media you’ve probably come across influencers sharing advice on where to go, what to wear and, most importantly, what to buy. Influencers and content creators are often viewed as more trustworthy and reliable than other paid spokespeople, and have become a collective force in digital marketing. As influencers…

Welcome to the Next Wave of Influencer Marketing
July 19, 2023 at 11:29 am

There’s no industry quite like social media. Its ability to spread information, entertainment, scandal, news, as well as its ever-changing nature makes it one of the best and equally volatile places for a marketer to connect with consumers. With the rise of TikTok and social media use throughout the pandemic, influencer marketing in particular is…

Brands Need to Weave Into 'Threads' Now, Despite Lack of Ads
July 13, 2023 at 9:55 am

In an earlier-than-expected launch, Meta's new platform, Threads, is separating from the visual storytelling of its sister social networks. Threads gives brands the ability to strengthen relationships with existing audiences via conversations and real-time commentary, and also reach new audiences who don't pay attention to the visual space. While there isn’t a monetization model in…

Is Your Brand Messaging Customers on WhatsApp? Here Are 3 Reasons Why it Should Be
June 6, 2023 at 4:18 pm

Are you connecting with your customers on the apps where they spend their time each day? Traditional marketing channels are in decline, and it's getting harder to gain the attention of customers in crowded newsfeeds and cluttered inboxes. Why not go to where your customers already are and interact with them on the messaging platforms…