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What’s new in the world of social media?

The social landscape moves at an alarming pace. Let me get you up to speed with what’s happening in the world of social media. This is by no means an all-encompassing account of app updates and new features, but rather a highlight of a few things that you might want to take note of and incorporate into your social strategy. Snapchat Back in February of 2018, Snapchat launched a new, redesigned...

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Where the Teens are on Social

Over 2.8 billion people – that’s 37% of the world’s population – use social media. And in America, seven in ten people use social media. But the way those people interact with each other and the platforms they use varies widely. With audience segmentation tools constantly evolving, marketers must keep track of the numerous audiences and take note of how consumer behaviours...

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Stories, Everywhere You Look

What’s the deal with Stories? The Stories format is currently dominating social media. Remember just a year ago when you would only have seen it on Snapchat? Now, if you use social at all, you can’t escape it. Instagram copied Snapchat. Facebook copied Instagram copying Snapchat. (The Stories format is also dominant on the Messenger and WhatsApp apps.) Beyond the big players of Facebook...

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Ephemeral Social Trends

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Instagram (translated, that means I spend way too much time scrolling through images) but this addition to the app came as a bit of a surprise and I wanted to fully suss out the new feature before giving my two cents. What new feature, you ask? Oh, just a handy-dandy tool called Stories. Instagram released Stories on August 2 and at first glance...

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Before You Open Another Social Account, Read This Checklist

We talk about social here a lot. It’s hard not to, because it makes up such a huge part of our marketing world. But that world changes so fast! It always seems like just as soon as you’ve gotten into a groove with your social strategy, a brand new social app shows up. Suddenly, everyone’s talking and blogging about how cool and exciting it is, and you’re wondering if your...

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Are You Snapping Yet?

Optimizing Snapchat for Your Business We’ve written about Snapchat a few times on the Dowitcher blog but I realized, while perusing the archives, that we’ve never delved deep into how it can be used for businesses. That’s likely because, at first, it was really just an alternative social network for teens. Now, however, the social platform has evolved (as all good long-lasting...

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Snapchat Launches Our Story at Electric Daisy Carnival

Recently Snapchat teamed up with a Las Vegas music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, to present a new feature for Snapchat users: Our Story. Our Story is a spinoff of Snapchat’s My Story, launched last October, which allows users to add snaps to a personal stream. Unlike typical Snapchat messages, which disappear immediately after being viewed, each My Story snap lives in the stream for 24 hours...

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