Live-streaming on social platforms was hyped as the next big thing three years ago when Meerkat and Periscope were the new shiny social media platforms of choice. Since then, Facebook, Instagram and You Tube have all launched their own live services. But just how far have we come with ‘live’ and what are the opportunities for brands when you’re already producing other video content? Where does is fit into your day-to-day marketing activities?
Welcome to Social Signals No 20, your fortnightly feed of insights and what’s hot from the world of Social Media, Video and Content Marketing. This week we find out how the #metoo hashtag went viral, how Maybelline is winning at social, and argue why you should think of content as a relationship and not a product. We ask the question which is better Facebook advertising or Influencer marketing? And show you how you can lead a better digital life with your very own 8-day digital detox program
Welcome to Social Signals No 19, your fortnightly feed of insights and what’s hot from the world of Social Media, Video and Content Marketing. This week we find out the essential social pillars you should use when creating video, how to use video more effectively on Instagram, and how to inject more emotion into your content. Our must-read article this week comes from experienced marketer Josh Spector who outlines his ultimate guide to growing your audience online.
Today, anyone can create content and call themselves a publisher, which means we need to work especially hard to cut through the clutter and get through to a person at the right time in the right place. Key to harnessing video to tell stories people care about and engage with, is to observe what the medium is already telling us about human behaviour and how people are engaging and interacting with video content in the newsfeed.