Two-thirds of 18 to 34-year-old’s admit that the ‘Instagrammability’ of a location is the single most important factor when booking a holiday

Few industries are more tailor-made for Instagram or the snap-happy, tech-savvy consumers who make up its user base than the travel industry. Think about it: before we venture abroad or to a far-flung region of our own fair isle, we visualize the enjoyment such a place will offer. From white sand beaches to aquamarine waters, snow-blanketed ski slopes to the bright lights of a modern metropolis, we see in our mind’s eye what is to come. An image that jives with our own perception, or plants a fresh seed, inspires thoughts about the experiences we will have and the memories we will make. According to a recent survey by Expedia, two-thirds of 18 to 34-year-old’s admit that the ‘Instagrammability’ of a location – that is to say,…

Unless you know where you currently stand, you won't know what to work on and what kind of improvements you’re making

There’s no doubt that social media is an important channel for marketing, especially with the increasing user base and rapidly evolving features. In fact, 73% of marketers in the State of Social survey said that social media marketing has been effective for their businesses. That said, some businesses may not get the desired results out of their social media marketing efforts - mainly because they’re making critical mistakes. [si_guide_block id="142889" title="Social media report template" description="Clearly show the ROI for your social media campaigns with our easy-to-use report template. It's ideal for internal use, or for presenting to a client you're working with."/] In this post, you’ll discover some of the best ways to improve the ROI of your social media marketing campaigns. Let’s take a look:

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Google to launch RCS messaging, brands failing at acting on social purpose, influencer marketing under fire, TikTok explodes in China, Facebook Top Fan targeting

We've taken a look at some of the news stories you should know about this week, including: Google made an interesting decision when it announced that it was no longer waiting for phone makers and networks to roll out RCS messaging. The tech giant is set to make the improved messaging service available for select Android features by the end of the month after a lot of delays. A survey has revealed that while social purpose is important to brands, they are failing to walk the walk when it comes to actually putting initiatives in place. This could ultimately leave to issues when attracting both customers and talent. Influencer marketing has come under fire after it was revealed that a 'surprise' life event was actually part of a marketing opportunity,…

As more competitors on the landscape compete for keywords and "airspace", it’s now more important than ever to explore new ways to engage and communicate with your target demographic and community

Marketing has come a long way since those smoky days in the Mad Men-style advertising board rooms. It has, at one point or another, revolved around each and every medium that has engaged us as humans, from newspapers and radio to television, and now, the internet and social media. What we used to call "traditional marketing" (the direct mail and radio/TV advertising) has now morphed into "digital marketing," a way to reach people where they are: online. Digital marketing these days covers a wide swath of channels: search engines, social media and email, among others. [si_guide_block id="5676" title="Download our Free Resource – Free digital marketing plan template" description="This popular digital marketing strategy template will give you a structure for applying the Smart…

Consumers don't trust influencers, Facebook launches 3 new ad tools for small businesses, Amazon storing UK biometric data, Facebook relaxes cryptocurrency ad rules, Google's new consumer privacy plans, Facebook removes "dangerous users", digital ad revenues top $1bn, Facebook political ad warning and Singapore passes 'fake news' law.

This week has seen a number of big digital and marketing stories in the headlines. We've taken a look at some of the biggest, including new findings that show only 4% trust information shared by celebrity influencers, bloggers and vloggers. On top of this, Facebook has announced three new advertising tools that are aimed at helping small businesses make the most of the platform. There are also concerns being raised about a new Home Office contract that could see Amazon storing biometric information belonging to millions of people in the UK. Other Facebook news reveals that the platform is loosening its rules on advertising related to cryptocurrencies…

Influencers are considered experts in a particular field. Their thoughts and reviews about products are the holy grail

Consumers are no longer paying attention to billboards when they want to know more about brands. Advertising has moved far away from that. In today’s digital world, everyone is looking for recommendations and reviews on the internet. This is why influencer marketing is creating such a buzz. Influencers are considered experts in a particular field. Their thoughts and reviews about products are the holy grail. So, it’s only natural that advertisers are lining up to collaborate with influencers. But what is the return on investment (ROI) that you can expect from influencer marketing? There are lots of factors you need to take into consideration. To give you a better idea about the ROI of influencer marketing, let’s take a look at the numbers. A study…

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