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Facebook’s new influencer marketing search engine is almost here, and it could change everything. The official name of this tool is the Branded Content Matching search engine. Forget the Kardashians – the new and best advertising for a brand is influencer advertising, and a brief look into Facebook’s new Influencer Marketing platform has revealed some interesting things in the pipeline for this form of advertising. Originally leaked by AllFacebook.de, the company are looking to get involved in influencer marketing. And quite rightly so – their social media platform is a huge part of the business, and now they’re cashing in on it. They will launch a search engine to find the perfect social influencer for your needs. It’s part of a bid to get bloggers and influencers using Facebook more, instead of competitor sites. It will work alongside brands, PRs and influencers to monetise pages and profiles with influence. If…

The same time that Mark Zuckenberg, the CEO of Facebook, apologised one more time to the American Congress for the undoubted breach of security and personal data in regards to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, there are a few other questions also now been posed around whether Facebook has grown too large and could be considered a monopoly. It was also, quite interesting to hear both Mark and Sheryl Sandberg – for the first time – talk about a Subscription Facebook platform which would help the company ensure privacy details and data are not breached. (We will be discussing this matter on another blog next week) At the same time however, there are now many prominent figures (Twitter CEO as well as one of the Apple founders) and members of the public, deactivating their accounts due to fear of total lack of security and management of their data. This is a…

The Super Bowl is always a massive opportunity for companies to put their brand out there and in this year’s Super Bowl several companies did just that. In this article, we will be taking a look at every ad which ran during this year’s Super Bowl. Amazon “Alexa Loses Her Voice” by Lucky Generals The first Super Bowl spot was clinched by Amazon’s UK agency Lucky General’s which ran a 90-second monster featuring celebrities like Cardi B, Gordon Ramsay, Anthony Hopkins and Rebel Wilson as emergency replacements for Alexa who has gone quiet. Amazon Prime “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” The tug of war between Netflix and Amazon Prime rages on with the latter pushing out its first Super Bowl commercial. This 60-second slot showcases “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”-an action/thriller adapted from the popular book. It will be available for members on Labor Day. Avocados From Mexico by GSD&M Avocados From…

During a recent press release, Amazon explained how advertising had become a “key contributor” to its business as this present offer appears to be “extremely valuable” to both customers and brands. Presenting its business result for the fourth quarter, Amazon showed how they were able to generate up to 60% profits on mostly its ad business but also includes co-branded credit card agreements to $1.7bn. In the previous quarter, the growth   rate in ‘other’ revenue was 58%. Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky Speaking on a call with investors stated that the rise in its ad business is considered a critical line in for brands and agencies into the e-commerce marketing line. Amazon’s ad business is another form of digital advertising that stretches way beyond search and social He further went on to explain that their strategy is to ensure that customers experience additive in the ad process.  “We want our customers…

Some may think that traditional marketing is a thing of the past for most industries. Consequently in order to save money and at the same time build strong brand awareness in other to increase sales may seem impossible, but the solutions to your problems are easier than what you may think. Unique advertising campaigns that drive your target market seem to be the way forward in minimizing costs while achieving results. Know your audience Most people think that traditional advertising methods are less effective on younger generations; researchers have found this to be false. Most youths consider this option to be better than digital advertising. So why waste additionally budget on expensive online campaigns when traditional advertising is still having the desired impact? Most people prefer to see adverts that are inclined to their interests and shopping style. Perhaps knowing who most of your clientele would help you tailor advertising…

Since Facebook copied the stories feature from Snapchat, they seem to have made bold steps to take the feature to a whole new level. Facebook is now looking to re-focus its stories tools to provide significant benefit for brands and the latest effort on this front is a new test which would allow Instagram users to cross-platform their Instagram stories to Whatsapp Status. This functionality is currently being tested among users in Brazil. Facebook has earlier made moves to make this functional on some other story tools like back in November they announced the merger of the Messenger Day and Facebook Stories into one which means if you upload a story on messenger it appears on Facebook Story (and vice-versa). They also confirmed the ability to cross-post Instagram stories on Facebook which means if you post an Instagram story you can heave the story appear on the top bar of…

Choosing the right social media marketing agency can have a significant impact on the way your brand is viewed and how successful your company evolves to become. As is often said, you rarely get a second chance to make a first impression – and for many potential customers today, social media is the easiest way to attract hat initial awareness. That is why it’s so important for you to take the time to find the right social media management company for your needs. Digital marketing has brought a revolution to advertising and is widely considered the most powerful source of delivering information to a vast number of audiences. It is not only on the rise but here to stay and is consequently critical to know and understand that digital marketing doesn’t just are relevant to your small business website.help but can add significant value to your business. However, choosing an agency can be difficult with the number of agencies…

There’s more to starting a business than just office rental and desks. Especially in the early stages, startup costs require meticulous planning and careful accounting and investments decisions. Neglecting this process and relying on a flood of customers to keep the operation afloat can have significantly negative results for your business. We work with many start ups and SME’s locally and internationally as we have successfully managed to gain a positive reputation for our quick results and in depth knowledge of business practices. As such, we have decided to create a small infographic categorising the Top 5 Business costs the the majority of our clients seem to encounter. Conclusively, – providing it doesn’t restrict your business operations – keep your start-up costs to a minimum, or you’ll have pressure to generate more money quicker. It can take time for a new business to begin making regular sales, let alone turn a healthy profit.…

New on Social Media ? Wondering how to create a plan for success? This article is made for you! As social media experts, we are highly aware of how confusing it could be when it comes to elaborating your social media strategy for the first time. However, establishing your online presence doesn’t have to be a daunting task. In this article, you’ll discover the four major steps to get started with social media marketing. #1: Identify your goals and audience This is the first thing you need start with. Write down all of your business goals and objectives  to build a future coherent and effective Social Media strategy. You  will then be able to choose the best Social Media to engage on. But first, this is what your SM plan should include : Define your online brand image: this is  all about identifying how you want people to perceive your business. Why don’t you…

Social media and subsequently social media marketing and advertising have growing hugely the last decade and are not showing any signs of decline. Indeed the opposite. This unprecedented growth has also brought about some inevitable  significant operational inefficiencies, missed opportunities and clouded visibility. Being transparent, optimising channels and teams and managing profiles consistently can be a huge challenge today and one many brands face daily. According to research, social advertising campaigns of all kinds are expected to grow to $50 billion in 2017 which clearly demonstrates the focus major brands and companies are showing to shifting buying trends on social media. And as user numbers are rising, so is the complexity of the digital landscape which these conglomerates need to operate in and effectively convert their audience into active fans and buyers. So let’s have a look at some of the latest trends and insights we have noticed through our daily work…