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The Meme-ification of Instagram

Buffer Social

In particular, we’re noticing an embrace of memes — that historically unpolished, yet highly relatable category of social media content. Keep reading for examples, inspiration, and directions on the meme-ification of Instagram and how to ride the wave. Memes included.

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9 Popular Instagram Trends of 2019 (So Far)


Summer has finally hit, and while most brands are taking a vacay, now’s the time to level-up your Instagram strategy and jump on some of the hottest Instagram trends in 2019! Never miss an Instagram trend again. Instagram Trends 2019 #2: IGTV is Going to Get Even Bigger.

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How to Know If Your Brand Should Hop on a New Social Media Trend

Ignite Social Media

Trends can be found everywhere but social media is the best place to find the freshest and most relevant trends today. The client is emailing you, asking if their brand should jump on the new social media trend that everyone seems to be talking about. How old is the trend?

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Two Key Questions for Every Community Manager


Online Community Management is a profession that has seen a huge boom and evolved over these last couple of years. For Community Managers, this has happened fast; we’re still trying to develop key concepts that will help current and future Community Managers do the job.

Top 8 Influencer Marketing Trends Coming in 2020


Wondering what big influencer marketing trends are coming in 2020? . We’ve rounded up predictions and the top influencer marketing trends in 2020, according to social media experts: Influencer Marketing Will Be Bigger Than Ever in 2020.

The 5 Most Important Social Media Trends to Watch for in 2020


If you want to be successful on social media in 2020, you need to base your strategy on the latest real-word data and social media trends. This gave us multiple perspectives on the social trends that matter most in the year ahead. Top 5 social media trends for 2020.

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Where is the Instagram Aesthetic Headed in 2020?


Instagram aesthetic trends are constantly evolving — but what does 2020 hold for your feed? . From the “no-edit edit” to homemade memes and the obsession with carousel posts, your Instagram feed is about to become more creative than ever. . Ready to jump on the UGC trend for 2020?

3 Key Takeaways from Advertising Week New York 2019


Diverse speakers from companies like Hulu, Bumble, Spotify, and Burger King led and participated in thought-provoking sessions like The Value of Diversity in Advertising and Inside the Zeitgeist: Conversations Shaping Culture , and there was a ton to be learned about different facets of the industry.

16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Not community driven content. But they are also about COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST and linking your content to groups that would be interested. Jump In on One-off #hashtag threaded conversations (one time, temporary community). Understanding Memes #PoopTweet and random stuff.

The Psychology of Change: How We React When Our Favorite Social Networks Shift

Buffer Social

And the memes started flowing. The Facebook-owned company moved on from its old-fashioned camera icon and embraced a new, minimalist design across its suite of products: Instagram, Layout, Boomerang, and Hyperlapse. News and Trends Social Media Marketing

5 Exciting Social Media and Marketing Trends to Know in 2017 – Noah Kagan [SSM055]

Buffer Social

What if you could predict the future and gain access to the latest social media and marketing trends that will eventually make a huge difference in your business? 5 Exciting Social Media and Marketing Trends to Know in 2017. Slack Communities.

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What brands are missing by sleeping on TikTok

Sprout Social

Trends are the currency of the Internet and TikTok is the breeding ground of today’s most permeating trends and memes. The way communities converge is part of TikTok’s ability to spread influence farther and faster than any other social platform. It’s a trend incubator.

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Instagram Year in Review: The Biggest Moments from 2019


Not forgetting the viral trends, most popular hashtags, and filters that filled our feeds: . So, now that we’ve covered the top line stats, let’s go back to the beginning — from January 2019 to present day, and relive the Instagram trends that took over our feeds: .

How to own the social media game in 4 simple steps!


We’ve listed some goals you might have below, so you can begin by giving this a proper thought: Increase community engagement. Aside from posting regularly , it’s very important to make an impact and to enhance the social media image of your company.

15 Innovative Brands Using Technology to Power Their Content


The apparel company uses AI for purposes that extend beyond product innovation. This makes Under Armour more relevant to their customers and encourages more UGC that the company can then use later to market their products. Engaging the community has never been more efficient.

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The Winners From This Year’s SXSW Interactive Awards


I’ve been following “Get Satisfaction&# since I wrote about them on our blog for the first time in October, 2009, and I think that in a time where companies need to involve their community on a larger scale, “Get Satisfaction&# has made a great product and is a honorable winner.

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Ugly Drinks’ Four Secrets to Disrupting a $392 Billion Industry

Buffer Social

And now, Ugly Drinks is creating a new, healthier future for the $392 billion soft drinks industry, challenging giants like The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Red Bull head on. Ugly tries to steer clear from perfection, something that Zenner sees as growing trend in social media. “We

How to Rock TikTok Just Like the Cool Kids Do (and Even Do It Better)

agora pulse

As the director of leading content marketing agency Contentworks , I have to stay on top of the latest trends. TikTok is for sharing fun, meme-related videos. (It’s Challenges are an essential feature of TikTok’s community and probably the best known of all the marketing techniques.

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Social Media Terminology: Social Media Words You Need to Know

agora pulse

A brand advocate is literally “a helper” that shares positive reviews about your company, extols its virtues, shares excitement about upcoming events, posts content about your brand, and, at the core, cares about your brand’s well-being. Branding will include a company’s design, logo, colors, brand voice, tone, abbreviations for the company name, and style. Community management. 13 YouTube Community-Building Hacks You Never Knew About.

11 ways social data can take you and your business to the next level

Sprout Social

Harness the Voice of the Customer and community . Effective monitoring can power connections with your audience, uncover trends and lead to stronger brand loyalty. When it comes to trends, brands must favor relevance over reach.

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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 was a powerful message that millions stood behind especially given that Nike donated $5 million to organizations advancing equality in US communities.

How to Use Reddit to Boost Your Marketing through the Roof

Webbiquity SMM

However, when used correctly and with the interests of the Reddit community in mind, it can be used to drive highly specific traffic to your website, build a fan base around your brand, and reach internet “influencers” who can help spread and promote your best content.

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20 Social Media Post Types That Perform Well (and How to Use Them)

agora pulse

Comments on a Trending Topic. Keep an eye on trends and share your own opinion (or news update) on some of them. TechTuesday: Post on some technological trends. Sharing your company’s behind the scenes pictures and videos builds empathy and makes your brand more relatable.

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How These 5 Brands Are Acing Storytelling on Social Media

agora pulse

Why should we care about the company that makes our washing powder or bakes the bread we eat? This character came to light when an agency creative realized that the name of the insurance company sounded like a duck’s quack. Create memes. You can count on Netflix for great memes.

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How to use Slack: a guide for social savvy businesses

Sprout Social

Perhaps the most notable distinction of Slack is its plethora of bots, many of which are focused on productivity and improving company culture. Meanwhile, the emergence of Slack communities has extended the uses and benefits of the platform beyond the workplace. Company-culture.

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Mind Your Manners: Etiquette Tips for Your Social Media

agora pulse

The worst thing you can do when you are new to a group is to violate the community’s procedures. But most LinkedIn etiquette expectations come from the LinkedIn community. Do Post: Company recruitment news. Share this to save a puppy” style memes.

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Best Craigslist Personals Alternatives In 2019


The company felt that taking any risks in not closing down would jeopardize the other services available on its platform. Luckily, some other sites sprung up to meet the yearnings of the Craigslist personals subscribers, and the new online community that was seeking dating/personal sites.

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What Are You Looking Forward to in Social Media in 2020?: Experts Round-Up

agora pulse

Unless you catch lightning in a bottle with some sort of meme-worthy one-off, it is very, very difficult to sustain social media reach and engagement with a content approach that is non-episodic. And having valuable content resources on your site helps interested people/companies find you.

Everything Social Marketers Need to Know About Generation Z


Bonus: Get all the insight and tools you need to inform your social strategy in 2019 with our free social trends toolkit. Find out how successful brands are adapting to each trend, access data from over 3,000 customer surveys, and read the full report.

Everyone Can Now Create Twitter Moments: Here’s All You Need to Know

Buffer Social

When they originally launched, Moments were intended to help Twitter users keep up with what the world is talking about at any given time without having to follow loads of new people or watch trending topics closely. News and Trends Resources

Instagram marketing: how to establish an effective strategy

Sprout Social

From social selling to community-building and beyond, there’s a reason why Instagram is booming right now among businesses and consumers alike. Building a community? Memes and image macros. 5 Instagram marketing trends changing the industry in 2019.

10 Unexpected Places to Find Business Blogging Inspiration

Writtent Blog

While the lines between personal and business blogging have become increasingly blurred in recent years as companies leverage independant content creators’ audiences for brand sponsorships, there’s still plenty to learn. Google Trends. Twitter’s Trending Topics.

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Top 10 Brands Killing It on Instagram

Social Media Strategies Summit

They aim to inspire people to think about everything they could do with a suitcase, positioning the company as more of a travel brand than a luggage one. With 400,000+ members around the world, the coworking brand has a global community of users built into their business model.

The complete guide to social media and the beauty industry

Sprout Social

Through hashtags, such companies can create a powerful army of brand advocates to shout them out time and time again. In short, hashtags and UGC are crucial to creating a much-needed sense of advocacy and community. Be sure to TAG us in your favorite memes, gorgeous!

Everything You Need to Know About the Byte App, the New Vine


Then, in 2016, Vine’s parent company Twitter announced that the platform would be shutting down. The platform is community-focused, with founder Dom Hofmann actively participating and sharing updates and information with creators. Home will show you trending videos on the platform.

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When Social Media Turns Into A Nightmare


It has also armed people with the power to lash out at companies and brands whenever they want. There are companies that have had social media presence but subsequently decided to “go dark” because of a gaffe or they failed to see the value in joining the bandwagon.

35 Killer Blog Post Ideas for an Awesome Business Blog

Writtent Blog

Company History. Company News. Use your business blog to provide regular updates on what is going on in the company; demonstrate your constant progress and evolution. Blog about company features that distinguish you from your competitors. Local Community.

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A Daily Social Media Checklist That Will Double Engagement

Rebekah Radice

As Ron Guirguis points out in an Edelman Trust Survey , “People don’t just buy products anymore, they buy the companies that make products, the values they represent and what they stand for.”. Use Post Planner’s “Find” section to discover trending and scientifically proven content.

5 fitness brands winning social media

Sprout Social

Lululemon is known for their leggings but the company makes a variety of fitness clothing and takes the time to engage with their audience. The company frequently features stories from the community. In the below example, it showcases the company’s social impact program.

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8 Tools to Help You Make Stunning Instagram Collages


If you’ve been following the latest social trends , chances are you’ve made an Instagram collage. Or the “LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter” meme. But brands have used the crafty artform for more than memes.

When Social Media Turns Into A Nightmare


It has also armed people with the power to lash out at companies and brands whenever they want. There are companies that have had social media presence but subsequently decided to “go dark” because of a gaffe or they failed to see the value in joining the bandwagon.

Threadless Shares 10 Years of Insights and Inspiration

Convince & Convert

Tweet Threadless – everyone’s favorite T-shirt purveyor and example of crowdsourcing and customer community success – recently published a terrific 10th anniversary book that combines company history with dozens of its best designs.

What is TikTok? Everything social media marketers need to know

Sprout Social

Odds are you’ve probably seen at least one of those viral lip-syncing videos, or screencaps and gifs from meme-worthy content across your other social channels, like Instagram and Twitter. One great example of this type of meme spreading across social is the “Kombucha girl” meme.

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