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What Brands Can Learn from Amazon Prime Day This Year

by Meghan Gabel

branding technology

Nothing tells you more about American consumerism than an annual holiday designated specifically for online shopping deals. Last week was Amazon Prime Day: the company’s yearly one-day sales event that offers deals and discounts on hundreds of products available for Amazon Prime delivery. And for the first time ever, Prime Day surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday in number of online sales. This was quite a surprise to everyone as Prime Day hasn’t always been a success. The first ever Prime Day in 2015 was a flop as the company saw itself down hundreds of millions of dollars from the anticipated value of sales. In 2016 the hashtag #PrimeDayFail began trending as customers took to social media to complain about website interruptions, checkout issues and more. But to everyone’s surprise, Prime Day 2017 was Amazon’s biggest sales day to date as sales grew by more than 60% from 2016. Take a lesson out of Amazon’s book on how to leverage Prime Day for brands, how to make the most of the deals and how to prepare for next year: 

Everything You Need to Know About Sponsored Content

by Meghan Gabel

branding marketing

Sponsored content seems to be everywhere these days, even though you may not always know it. It can be difficult to recognize, as sponsored content seamlessly blends in with organic content (when done correctly). If you don’t know what sponsored content is, don’t worry - you’re not alone. Although sponsored content has been on the rise in media publications over the past few years, there are still plenty of people who are confused about its purpose and how it differs from advertising. But have no fear; we’re here to answer all your questions and show you the ins and outs of sponsored content.  

How Brands Can Successfully Use Facebook Live

by Meghan Gabel

branding marketing social media

When Facebook launched its live streaming feature earlier this year, it opened the door for countless marketing opportunities. By broadcasting a live stream, brands are now able to directly connect with followers from around the world in real time. Facebook users get a notification when a page that they follow or like begins live streaming so they know exactly when and how to tune in. In the past year, Facebook saw over 8 billion video views, and people are spending triple the amount of time watching live video as compared to pre-recorded videos. But how can brands effectively use Facebook Live to engage with the Facebook community? Check out our list of the brands that are dominating Facebook Live below! 

5 of the Best Brands Using Snapchat

by Emma Stepanik

branding mobile social media

Snapchat launched in September 2011, and in just five years, the app has changed the social media game completely. In June, Snapchat surpassed Twitter in active daily users, with over 150 million people using the app every day. Millennials account for seven out of every 10 Snapchat users, and 41% of all 18-34 year-olds in the U.S. are using this app, so it’s no surprise that companies have jumped on the 10-second bandwagon by creating their own accounts. Which brands are most effectively using Snapchat? Check out our top picks below! 

The 5 Best Instagram Analytic Tools for Businesses (Free and Paid!)

by Isabella DiSanto

branding business marketing mobile public relations social media technology

In case you haven’t heard, Instagram is a pretty big deal. The photo sharing platform is the fastest-growing social site globally and sees over 400 million visitors every month - and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Instagram isn’t just good for posting pictures of your brunch, though; visual storytelling can be a great way for businesses to connect with their fans. Like with any form of social media, using analytic tools with Instagram can provide your business with some incredibly valuable and interesting insight. Let’s explore some tools that can take your Instagram game to the next level: