The Future of Social Media
Ah, the future. We all want to know it. We want to get a ‘jump on the competition’. We want to ‘be ready’. I get asked all the time, what’s the future of social media? Where is it headed? What will be the next big thing? I’ve been working in social media since social media was born, so I guess I’ve seen the way the tide works and I’m as qualified as anyone to look into the proverbial crystal ball. Right or wrong, here are my thoughts on where the future of social media is headed in the coming years.
Snapchat: Blending the Line Between Work and Play
If you tell me you’re not familiar with Snapchat, I have to assume you’ve either been living under a rock or have been trapped in a “Get Out” style hypnotic trance. These days, it is everywhere. The parent company of the trendy social media app, Snap (SNAP,) IPO’d last week at $17 per share, soared to as high as $26, and now has a market valuation of 35 billion (CNN Money.) This makes Snapchat worth three times as much as Twitter. As one of the fastest growing mobile apps under the social networking umbrella, Snapchat should be on every marketing directors’ radar.
Snapchat is no longer just for sharing your face with funny filters or recording your drunk friends doing embarrassing things, it’s applications stretch far beyond the founders’ original intent and is well positioned to aid you in your marketing efforts going forward. Below I’ve enumerated five steps to help you do just that.
Facebook LIVE and Your Business Strategy
It is predicted that by the year 2020 nearly 79% of all internet traffic will be video based (cisco). With this much online video content, you will need to stand out. What better way is there than to go LIVE! Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Periscope are social platforms that currently provide LIVE video services. The social media world is always changing. In order to stay on top, businesses need to utilize these video features. Some companies have gone LIVE featuring product launches, holiday events, behind the scenes footage, and clips of their company culture. If you are just entering the LIVE video community, I believe Facebook LIVE is the best option for your business. It is the best option as it notifies your current Facebook followers that you are LIVE as well as provides you with the opportunity to reach new customers. Facebook LIVE helps humanize your brand, allows for real time interactions with viewers, and provides memorability. Below are a few key benefits that Facebook LIVE will have on your Business Strategy when implemented properly.
How to Leverage Your Investment in Social Media
Today, 90% of young adults utilize some form of social media on a daily basis—and that number is only expected to continue rising in the future. It makes sense, then, that businesses are beginning to shift their marketing and advertising budgets to include a greater focus on social media. Still, if you’re relatively unfamiliar with how to use today’s popular social media platforms, you may be wondering how you can successfully leverage social media to make the most of your budget. Here’s some advice that’s sure to help.
4 Benefits of Social Media Marketing
Social media marketing can help you build your brand, increase your inbound traffic and enhance your customer experience — at little or no cost to you.
Instagram “Stories”: Casual Adaptation or Pure Conceptual Theft?
Society’s always evolving innovations are moving at an incredibly fast pace and we are all happily soaking it in as it’s happening. Take Snapchat, one of todays most popular apps, always finding ways to introduce us to inventive ways to share creative messages.