Facebook Plans To Double Size Of AI Research Unit By 2020

Forbes Social Media

But it's competing with DeepMind, and many other companies. The Facebook AI Research group is hiring as many leading research scientists as it can. NASDAQ:FB

New LinkedIn Ad Targeting Capabilities

Ignite Social Media

Targeting perimeters include: Company, Demographics, Education, Job Experience, and Interests. This feature is expected to roll out in 2020, but is a significant improvement since currently, advertisers can only see clicks that come from certain audience groups.

The New Kind of Customer Loyalty Your Company Needs

Convince & Convert

It has been predicted that by 2020, price and product will no longer represent a brand’s biggest advantage for standing out in a crowded marketplace. Image via Unsplash.

Ignite Your Week: Micro-channels are the New Brand Channel for Gen Z

Ignite Social Media

We don’t know yet, however, what we do know is according to Forbes, Generation Z is going to be the leading consumers on social in the year 2020.

Mobile app stats & growth trends you need to know (infographic)


Both the iOS and Android platforms are projected to grow substantially by 2020, and as mobile technology continues to evolve, the potential for companies of all sizes to get involved in mobile sooner than later has never been more important. Post by Andrew Gazdecki.

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May Social Media Trends

Ignite Social Media

Real-time information and Q&A among companies, competitors and potential job candidates is a sweet spot brands can and should take advantage of. According to Forbes, Gen Z will be the leading consumer by 2020 with a whopping 29 to 143 billion in spending power!

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16 Smart Inside Sales Trends In 2016 [Infographic]

Social Selling Masters

There will be over 6 million salespeople in the US by 2020. An estimated 1 million salespeople will be replaced by computers by 2020. Job descriptions are constantly changing as companies continue to evolve. Selling effectively entails keeping up with industry updates and trends.

The 4-1-1 on the (Not So) New Marketing Trend: Influencer Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

But with the stratospheric rise of Instagram, influencer marketing is expected to become a $10 billion industry by 2020. When considering influencers for your company or brand, first ask yourself the following questions: What critical business objective would this support?

The Top #Nifty50 Men Writers on Twitter for 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Cheryl Burgess ( @ckburgess ) CEO and CMO of Blue Focus Marketing, author of The Social Employee – How Great Companies Make Social Media Work , published by McGraw-Hill, in summer 2013. Proud to be an invited contributor to the Wharton FOA’s Advertising 2020 Project.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Setting Up a Facebook Messenger Chatbot

agora pulse

No wonder that 80% of businesses already use them or plan on using them by 2020. For example, Fandango sells movie tickets, so the company uses its Facebook Messenger chatbot to help customers browse showtimes at nearby theaters.

10 Social Media Predictions for 2019

agora pulse

Studies show that 92% of consumers have a more positive image of a company when it supports a social or environmental issue. It’s time to get key stakeholders in your company behind live streaming. In fact it’s anticipated that 50% of all searches will be voice search by 2020.

4 Brands Demonstrating the Power of Podcasting


After increasing by 86 percent last year, podcast ad revenues are expected to double by 2020. Now, brands are wading deeper into the podcasting world by teaming up with talent and podcasting companies to launch their own sponsored shows.

Can monkey’s tell stories?

Direct Marketing Observations

The company’s Content 2020 advertising strategy is to “move from creative excellence to content excellence”. How important is content to marketing professionals?

4 Emerging Social Media Platforms To Watch In 2019

Social Media Strategies Summit

Kik also allows users to engage with companies through opportunities to earn Kin in exchange for taking a brand’s desired action. By 2020, an estimated 80% of global internet traffic will be attributed to videos.

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity SMM

91% of people have unsubscribed from company emails they previously opted into. Nearly half (46%) of people say a website’s design is their number one criterion for determining the credibility of a company. 62% of companies outsource their content marketing.

3 Really Difficult Ways to Create Great Customer Experience

Convince & Convert

According to Walker, by 2020 customer experience will be more important than even price for B2B buyers. ” Customer experience is how your company makes its customers feel. Almost every company has a trust deficit, because they are inauthentic in one (or many) ways.

How to Be Great at Social Media for Financial Services

agora pulse

The industry has seen an average year-on-year growth of 31% on social media with companies waking up to the fact that a digital presence is good for business. Agorapulse provides easy reporting for financial services companies and also allows for an approvals hierarchy.

Facebook Is Global, But Social Is Local


For international brands and companies, it is a challenge to control and maintain product perception worldwide. Context influences the way people understand expressions.

How eCommerce Is Helping The Environmental Cause

The Realtime Report

A number of big names including Amazon and DHL are currently trailing the technology and, if successful, we could expect to see drones filling our skies by 2020. How eCommerce Is Helping The Environmental Cause. By Victoria Greene.

11 Types of Video Content Every Business Needs to Create

Rebekah Radice

Or that online videos will account for more than 80% of all consumer internet traffic by 2020? With so many companies online, it can be difficult to differentiate yourself and get noticed. Show some fun moments of company life – parties, birthdays, etc.

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“What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate”

Waxing UnLyrical

Your company culture matters , and how you communicate within the workplace is a vital piece of the puzzle when putting it all together. If we look at the math, when we reach the year 2020 we could easily be dealing with up to five different generations in the workplace. Guest Post by C.A. Newberry. Every time you try to reach out, do you end up frustrated and feel like quoting “ Cool Hand Luke ?”

VMA Viewership is Down, but Social Media is Alive with Conversation

Convince & Convert

If you remember a few weeks back , Google announced a massive reorganization under their new parent company, Alphabet.

How to Increase Your Brand Awareness Via Social Media


billion by 2020. Working with influencers is a great way to increase your brand awareness quickly, because they have already built up an audience that fits your company’s product or service. The Internet and social media have reshaped the world as we know it. There were 2.46

36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing has become ubiquitous, most companies and brands still struggle to achieve their desired results. Meanwhile, 91% of brand/company mentions on social networks come from people with fewer than 500 followers—and 94% of those mentions are positive.

8 Tips for Social Video Storytelling


Amy DeLouise is a video director-producer who specializes in telling real people stories that help nonprofits and companies tell their brand story. 75% of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video by 2020 (Cisco).

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3 Predictions For IG Shopping and the Future of Ecommerce on Instagram

Buffer Social

With Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resigning from the company , we could also see Instagram adopt a more aggressive approach to monetization. Instagram is rumored to be building a standalone shopping app, IG Shopping.

6 Reasons Your Business Needs a Facebook Messenger Bot


Did you know that 80% of businesses plan to use Facebook Messenger bots by 2020? . It’s really no surprise.

When Millennials Take Over [Book Review]

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s one in which companies must learn how to move faster, flatten their hierarchies, share more openly, and operate more digitally. Successful companies, on the other hand, are shifting to embrace four key capacities that will drive the future of business: digital, clear, fluid, and fast. 2010 to 2020. By all accounts, Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter’s new book, When Millennials Take Over , launched to riotous success at SxSW last week.

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47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

All 100 of the top global brands maintain at least one company YouTube channel, and more than half (27 of 50) of CEOs in top global companies have appeared in a company video. 45% said they haven’t been able to show social media’s impact on their companies’ performance at all.

6 mobile app trends to watch in 2017


This means that small businesses can finally compete with larger companies that have already been in the mobile game for a while. By 2020, 85% of customer interactions will be managed without a human. Post by Andrew Gazdecki.

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50 Video Marketing Stats to Help You Create a Winning Social Media Strategy in 2017

Buffer Social

1) Online videos will account for more than 80% of all consumer internet traffic by 2020 ( CISCO , 2016). 45) 70% of millennials are likely to watch a company video when shopping online ( Animoto , 2015). Video is taking over social media.

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A Look Back on 2017

Ignite Social Media

Is My Company Killing Me? In this blog post, we look at how internal collaboration improves employee satisfaction and how companies can find a collaboration tool that works for them.

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How eCommerce Is Helping The Environmental Cause

The Realtime Report

A number of big names including Amazon and DHL are currently trailing the technology and, if successful, we could expect to see drones filling our skies by 2020. Online retail giant Amazon for example are taking steps to right-size their packaging , and computer technology company Dell have implemented sustainable bamboo cushioning and wheat straw elements to theirs. How eCommerce Is Helping The Environmental Cause. By Victoria Greene.

25 Killer Resources to Learn Storytelling

Writtent Blog

Brand Storytelling Lessons from the Content 2020 Project. Coca Cola’s latest YouTube venture, the Content 2020 project has gotten a lot of attention. Ever feel jealous of companies with perfectly-curated visual content? Image source.

How to Use Data to Tell a Stronger Story

Convince & Convert

One shining example of this is The Coca-Cola Company’s “Content 2020” animated whiteboard video. Stats, facts, and figures—we all love data, and it certainly helps make content all the more powerful.

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5 Ways Socially Mature Brands Deliver Great Customer Experience

Convince & Convert

Instead, you’re competing with every other company your customers have ever dealt with. According to YPulse, 75 percent of purchases will be on mobile by 2020. In addition, more and more companies are getting in on the Facebook Messenger action. Image via Unsplash.

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An expert’s guide to influencer marketing

Sprout Social

According to Adweek , the industry is set to reach $10 billion in worth by 2020. With a variety of photographers and videographers at their disposal, the company’s able to diversify their feed to showcase what their equipment can do.

10 Pinterest statistics marketers must know in 2019

Sprout Social

Simply put, Pinterest has potential for both local and global companies alike. Simply put, if your company has a visual marketing strategy , Pinterest could be the place to let it shine as audiences turn to the platform for ideas on where to spend. This channel is an excellent place for wedding brands , niche companies and more to show off what makes them unique. Fitness company Gymshark used Pinterest to drive engagement with more than 1.8

Top 5 Instagram Marketing Trends for 2019


The influencer marketing industry has exploded thanks to Instagram, and global ad spend on influencers is expected to reach $5-10 billion by 2020. Last year, we saw a huge change at Instagram as the founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger left the company.

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Blog #7.1: The Rise of AI


According to IDC, by 2020, our digital world will have nearly as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe. It is doubling in size every two years, and by 2020 the digital universe – the data we create and copy annually – will reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes.

My 7 Favorite Content Marketing Tips and 29 More I Like A Lot

Convince & Convert

It’s almost September, which means it’s almost time for Content Marketing World , the Lollapalooza of the content marketing industry.

2018 Social Media Trends Report: 10 Key Insights Into the Present and Future of Social Media

Buffer Social

We’re very grateful to the companies and organizations that have collected and analyzed the data. Social media is changing at a rapid pace. For example, the content format Stories was introduced on several major social media platforms slightly more than a year ago.

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The digital marketing trends & ideas to take into 2017, and beyond


trillion between 2015 and 2020, with growth expected to be between 27-40%. Social needs to be a cross-company resource. As a result, companies need to look at the smoothest ways of integrating creative ways to take advantage of these opportunities.

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