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5 Facebook Stories Statistics Changing How We Communicate On Social

5 Facebook Stories Statistics Changing How We Communicate On Social

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With Stories Growing 15x Faster Than News Feeds, Here Are The 5 Facebook Stories Statistics To Know

On March 28, 2017, Facebook launched Stories within its own app of nearly 2.2 billion monthly active users (MAUs). “Until now, Facebook was just running missile tests and fighting skirmishes on the frontier. Today Facebook declares total war on Snapchat” notes TechCrunch’s Josh Constine.

Facebook had successfully debuted Stories, a Snapchat invention, with Instagram to the tune of 300 million daily active users (DAUs). Instagram reached its first 150 million DAUs in five months. For perspective, Snapchat’s entire user base is slightly over 190 million DAUs. Facebook has recognized the critical importance of Stories to a profitable future and is focused on making Stories a global hit.

Here are the biggest Facebook Stories statistics marketers need to know:

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The Top 10 French YouTubers Impacting Culture In France

The Top 10 French YouTubers Impacting Culture In France

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The Top French YouTubers Reach Beyond Entertainment

Due to its rich history, popular tourist attractions, and proximity to other prominent global destinations, France is the most visited country in the entire world. At the same time, with their crowd-pleasing personalities and humorous tone, top French YouTubers connect with millions of France natives on one of the world’s most dominant digital platforms.

After the Paris Attacks in 2015, top French YouTubers broadcasted messages of hope, love, and solidarity to their home country and the world. Along with these intimate and empathetic communications, French YouTubers offer a variety of entertaining channel topics, including music, video games, comedy, pranks, and challenges. In the following list, we’ll take a look at the top 10 French YouTube channels:

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What Happened to Facebook Live?

What Happened to Facebook Live?

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How Does Facebook Live Compare to Other Live Streaming Platforms?

Facebook Live launched in August 2015 to much fanfare. Live streaming allowed brands (and later all users in April 2016) to instantly connect with followers. Live was touted as a valuable tool for influencers, celebrities, brands, and media publishers to publish real time video content on Facebook for the first time. Brands started to use Facebook to stream live events and other video content and users quickly adopted live streaming to publish life updates to friends in their network.

During the initial launch, Facebook sourced a wealth of high-quality video content to bring attention to the new streaming service. Facebook did this by securing lucrative partnerships with major publishers, celebrities, and influencers. Fun features like Live Reactions (animated likes, hearts, and smiley faces) and Q&A in real time helped to cultivate an interactive experience for fans.

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10 Marketing Facts Every Marketer Must Know

10 Marketing Facts Every Marketer Must Know

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The 10 Marketing Facts That Will Transform Your Digital Strategy

Every year, the advertising industry evolves in new and unexpected ways. Fortunately, it's possible to keep up with the latest trends by following the hundreds of studies continually published around marketing best practices. From consumer insights to bold predictions regarding the industry's future, well-researched studies help to shape the marketing strategies of some of the world’s most powerful brands.

Below, we’ve compiled 10 of the most fascinating marketing facts from authoritative industry studies to help your business stay ahead of the competition. From influencer marketing statistics to the rise of online video, each is poised to alter the advertising landscape in coming years. Read More>>

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The Top 10 British YouTubers Entertaining Audiences Everywhere

The Top 10 British YouTubers Entertaining Audiences Everywhere

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The Top British YouTubers Maintain 122M+ Subscribers Combined

Since its launch in 2005, YouTube has grown to more than 1.5 billion MAUs. Its popularity is undeniable, with the average person spending nearly two years of their lifetime on the platform. Over the years, the video-sharing site has become a home to influencers of all types, many of whom have leveraged their online fame to launch entrepreneurial endeavors.

British influencers are a particularly well-represented group on YouTube, with the top ten British creators boasting over 122 million subscribers cumulatively. From gaming to fashion, each is making their mark via streaming video content.Read More>>

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How To Talk Gaming: Key Terms Defining The Industry

How To Talk Gaming: Key Terms Defining The Industry

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Gaming Terms: Everything Marketers Must Know To Understand The Industry

By 2021, global PC and mobile gaming revenue is expected to reach $132 billion. Both in the U.S. and abroad, the gaming industry is incredibly lucrative. Take for example the cross-device video game Fortnite, which is making a reported $2 million a day on iOS alone and as much as $2.7 billion a year across-platforms. One of the web’s most popular gaming influencers, Tyler Blevins — aka Ninja — is making upwards of $500,000 a month from playing Fortnite online.

Video games are most popular among young American adults, with 6-in-10 people between the ages of 18-29-years-old reporting they play video games often or sometimes. Broken down by gender, across all age groups 47% of American men report playing video games often or sometimes, compared to 39% of women. Interestingly, when considering mobile games exclusively this gender disparity reverses. Today, 63% of mobile gamers are female and 37% are male.

The gaming industry is projected to continually grow in the coming years and attracts users far and wide who are willing to spend, non-dependent on factors like age and gender. As such, the industry has become one that marketers can’t afford to ignore. In the following post, we’ve broken down the most crucial gaming terms that marketers should understand to take advantage of the gaming industry’s growing value.

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Behind Facebook’s Video First Growth Strategy

Behind Facebook’s Video First Growth Strategy

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The Secret Behind Facebook Stories' Growth Strategy & Snapchat's Demise

In roughly one year (2016 to 2017), Stories content grew 15x faster than news feed content. Stories (currently available on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and Messenger) is a new type of social media and short-form photo and video content easily digestible and captured from one’s mobile phone.

Snapchat pioneered Stories in 2013 and it helped Snapchat grow incredibly fast during this period until 2016 when Facebook-owned Instagram rolled out its own version. Facebook launched Stories first on Instagram in 2016 - next came Stories for Messenger followed by Facebook’s own version of Stories and finally WhatsApp (dubbed “Status”) in 2017 (all of which are Facebook-owned social media properties)

To continue fueling its user growth (now upwards of two billion monthly active users) and attracting mobile-first younger demographics, Facebook in recent years has staked its growth strategy on a “video-first future” tied strongly to in-app camera use and activity à la Stories. See how Facebook leveraged Stories and a global user base to shut out competition (i.e. Snapchat), adapt to a changing social and digital landscape, and grow to new heights.

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How Facebook’s Creator Search Engine Will Alter Influencer Marketing

How Facebook’s Creator Search Engine Will Alter Influencer Marketing

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Facebook's Influencer Tool: Will Its Creator Database Render Influencer Platforms Useless?

First, Twitter bought Niche, a then social media talent agency, in 2015 for $30 million. Then Google/YouTube bought influencer marketing platform FameBit in 2016. While late to the game and via a leak first shared on German site, AllFacebook.de, Facebook it seems is deep into building its own influencer marketing platform, database, and search engine dubbed “Branded Content Matching.”

This isn’t the first time Facebook has been late to the game and succeeded over first-mover competitors. Facebook waited three years before rolling out its own version of Stories on Facebook-owned Instagram giving Snapchat full credit of the Stories format. Now, the Stories functionality is not only present and more popular among Facebook’s most popular apps including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Messenger, but a central driving factor in the social network’s growth and content strategy.  

Learn more about Facebook’s influencer marketing platform, its chief features, and larger implications for the influencer marketing industry as a whole here. Read More>>

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Marketer’s Guide: 11 Types Of Blogs That Can Help Businesses Reach New Customers

Marketer’s Guide: 11 Types Of Blogs That Can Help Businesses Reach New Customers

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11 Blog Types That Every Marketer Must Know

With over 440 million blogs in the world, keeping tabs on the globe's top writers and most interesting stories is nearly impossible. Covering every niche and industry, editorial-focused influencers offer a wealth of information that has helped to shape the internet and our everyday lives.

For businesses, identifying and partnering with the right blogs can generate brand exposure and create meaningful interactions with potential customers. In the following list, we’ll take a look at 11 popular blog categories to learn how they can help brands expand their online reach and impact.

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Fortnite Could Make As Much As $2.7 Billion A Year

Fortnite Could Make As Much As $2.7 Billion A Year

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Fortnite: The Ultimate Marketer’s Guide

In the past year, few games have captured the public imagination quite like Fortnite. In July 2017, its producer Epic Games presented it to the world for the first time. Interestingly, Fortnite’s first iteration was a paid version and launched with little fanfare. Two months later, Epic Games released a free-to-play version of the apocalyptic survival game. The popularity of the free version exploded seemingly overnight and has since become the subject of ongoing jokes in which significant others, friends, and family neglect responsibilities because they’re too busy playing the game.  

According to YouTube head of global gaming Ryan Wyatt, Fortnite holds a record for the most videos uploaded in a month related to a video game. The game is also responsible for YouTube’s most-viewed live gaming stream ever, with 1.1 million concurrent viewers.

On iOS alone, Fortnite is reportedly earning $2 million a day and in March the game earned $233 million in revenue across platforms. The game has captured the hearts and minds of millions across the globe. Its astounding revenue and popularity on live streaming platforms has left brands of all types wanting to get a piece of its success.

In the following post, we’ll delve into Fortnite’s financial wins and examine the factors playing into its widespread popularity. We’ll also break down today’s top Fortnite influencers and explore various ways marketers can leverage the game.Read More>>

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