Trends: Social Media

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Which podcasts will break through? Twitter offers more subscriptions

Podcast Palooza The seventh annual IAB Podcast Upfronts wrapped up this month, leaving brands, agencies and buyers to ponder which podcasts will break through in the year ahead. The three-day event gi … Read more

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Podcasting perseveres, Facebook Reels and Twitter gets to work

Pandemic Proof When the coronavirus pandemic led to a significant economic slowdown, advertising budgets took a hit as companies pared back and hunkered down. Few advertising formats were spared. Mean … Read more

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Weekly Recap – March 19, 2021

Bottom Feeders The race to the bottom of the sales funnel begins with brand marketing. Branding is the foundation on  which enduring consumer relationship are made. Few purchases are made without prev … Read more

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Weekly Recap – February 12, 2021

Home Works If you prefer to work from home, you’re in the majority. Preference has nothing to do with the pandemic, apparently.  Nearly 2 in 5 US remote employees agree that they don’t ever plan to re … Read more

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Weekly Recap – January 29, 2021

Next Binge Adults spent an extra hour per day on digital activities in 2020 than they did in 2019—nearly eight hours on the daily, per eMarketer reports. Total time online across all devices is expect … Read more

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Weekly Recap – January 15, 2021

Safety Dance Brands have been anxious to advertise on social media since the dawn of Facebook, because that’s where the consumers are. But as problems of misinformation, disinformation, and other cont … Read more

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Weekly Recap – January 8, 2021

TikTok Ups FX TikTok has debuted its first foray into augmented reality effects, leveraging the new iPhone 12 Pro’s Lidar (short for Light Detection and Ranging) tech. The scanner allows users to crea … Read more

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Weekly Recap – November 20, 2020

Fleeting What do you call a tweet that disappears after 24 hours and cannot be retweeted? If you said a Snapchat Story, you’re not far off. This week, Twitter launched “Fleets,” a new story feature me … Read more

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Weekly Recap – September 24, 2020

Cord-Free By year end, 31.2 million US households will have cut the cable TV en masse. Relatedly, 6.6 million households will cancel their pay TV subscriptions. By 2024, more than one-third of US hous … Read more

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Weekly Recap – September 18, 2020

Tiktok Blocked Just when you finally learned how to Dougie, the US will ban all TikTok and WeChat app downloads from Sunday, per to a government order published today. The order, issued by the Commerc … Read more

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