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Instagram Stories Vs Snapchat Stories: Who Wins?

Instagram Stories Is Better Than Snapchat Stories

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Why Instagram Stories Is Better Than Snapchat Stories

Instagram recently launched a new feature called “Stories,” a secondary content feed which resembles Snapchat's defining, identically-named innovation in almost every way. From the content's ephemeral nature (like Snapchat Stories, Instagram Stories disappear after 24 hours) to tools that allow Instagram users to draw directly onto photos and videos (again, like Snapchat), Instagram Stories now places the competing platforms on an unavoidable collision course.

While it may be too early to predict how Instagram Stories will impact Snapchat (or how it will affect brands creating sponsored social media content on either platform), a cursory examination of Instagram's new feature shows that Instagram Stories are better than Snapchat's proprietary offering in a number of important ways.Read More>>

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How Facebook Influencers Helps Brands Reach New Audiences

Facebook Influencers Brand Marketing

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How Brands Are Partnering With Facebook Influencers

Facebook currently boasts 1.7 billion users worldwide, making it a valuable marketing platform for brands looking to reach massive social media audiences who now spend an average of 50 minutes on Facebook and Facebook-owned apps (i.e. Instagram) each day (Business Insider). Though the network captures 68% of social media ad revenue worldwide (eMarketer), many companies have yet to realize Facebook's full marketing potential, especially when it comes to creating and/or publishing brand sponsored content with top Facebook influencers.

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Why Brands Should Care About Facebook Live & Facebook Content Creators

Top Facebook Content Creators Live Streaming

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Facebook Live: Facebook Marketing Strategy With Content Creators

Since Facebook launched in 2004 as a platform for online social connectivity, it has gradually made efforts to make video an integral feature. The release of Facebook Live in 2015 was arguably Facebook's biggest video-related breakthrough to date, and this new offering from the world's biggest social network is now beginning to attract top content creators from other social channels.

As the social media landscape continues to shift and evolve, collaborating with Facebook content creators is becoming a powerful way for brands to reach audiences. Recently, Facebook acknowledged this trend when it agreed to pay nearly 140 media companies and digital stars to use and create videos for Facebook Live (Wall Street Journal).

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A Roundup Of Influencer Marketing News, Trends, & Stats From This Week

Influencer Marketing News Roundup Stats Trends

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Influencer Marketing News Roundup: Facebook Paying Influencers To Host Live, How Birchbox Is Using Snapchat, & More

This week on the Mediakix blog, we wrote about the 10 ways for brands to use Snapchat for marketing, shared our tips for choosing the right influencer agency, and presented insights on how brands can avoid an FTC violation when working with social influencers. We also penned a quick guide to creating an influencer marketing campaign on Instagram and created an original infographic on the 10 different ways to advertise on YouTube with and without YouTubers.

For our Friday roundup of influencer marketing news, we delve into Facebook's recent practice of paying top social media influencers to produce Facebook Live content, how subscription service Birchbox is using Snapchat for customer service, and more.

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Everything Marketers Should Know About Social Media Marketing

What Is Social Media Marketing Definition Examples

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What Is Social Media Marketing?

Consumers are spending more time than ever on social media networks and platforms. According to We Are Social, a digital analytics firm, the average American spends 1.7 hours on social media platforms every day (Smart Insights), while a recent report by the non-profit organization Common Sense Media found that teens spend nine hours each day consuming digital media (Washington Post).

To reach audiences who increasingly rely on Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook, and several other social media platforms for information and entertainment, today's top brands and companies are developing social media marketing strategies designed to increase engagement with social media users and boost brand awareness through social interactions, conversations, and sharing. Before investing in social media marketing, however, it is important to obtain a firm understanding of why this form of marketing is effective, as well as the distinctions between social media marketing and other forms of digital advertising.

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5 Ways Brands Are Using Facebook Video Advertising

Facebook Video Advertising

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5 Facebook Video Advertising Strategies For Huge ROIs

Facebook may be the oldest of the major social media platforms, but the network's maturity (and perceived lack of "coolness" among teenagers) hasn't noticeably affected the impact Facebook ads have on the network's 1.65 billion users. In fact, a March 2016 study found that 96% of global marketing professionals say Facebook produces the best ROI (only 2.1% of those surveyed said the same about Snapchat, according to eMarketer), and Facebook has recently stated that users watch 100 million hours of video on the network every day (Adweek).

To help companies decide what type of Facebook video advertising may be best for reaching their campaign goals, we've compiled a list of the most popular ways that brands are creating branded ads and/or brand-sponsored content on the world's biggest social network.

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Why Teens Are “Unfriending” Facebook

Why Teens Are Unfriending Facebook

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Teens Are Abandoning Facebook In Record Numbers, & Here's Why

Facebook recently celebrated its 12th birthday, and in that relatively short period of time, the social media platform has become a mainstay in the lives of 1.44 Billion people (to put that number in perspective, about 20% of the global population now has a Facebook account). According to We Are Social, however, Facebook may be falling out of favor with the youngest generation of internet users (13- to 18-year-olds). The U.K.-based digital marketing firm found that only a third of Facebook’s American user-base is under 30 years old, and 17% more Facebook users are over the age of 40 than those under 30.

In lieu of these developments, brands looking to market to young audiences must identify the reasons why teens are now “unfriending” Facebook in record numbers and where, if not on the world’s most widely-used social platform, teens are now spending their time.Read More>>

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The Latest Influencer Marketing News | Weekly Roundup

Influencer Marketing News Nike YouTube Series

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This Week's Influencer Marketing News Features Facebook vs. YouTube War, Anonymous YouTuber Interview On Brands, More

Check out this week's installment of Influencer Marketing News, where we take a look at Facebook's newly released "hours watched per month" metric, how one top YouTube channel generated community backlash for their new content licensing program, Nike's brand new YouTube series, and more:

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DeStorm Power: Viner, YouTuber, Now Facebook Video Creator?

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Meet Digital Star DeStorm Power, Accomplished Viner & YouTuber, Now Set To Conquer Facebook Video

Already an established music industry professional, DeStorm Power quit his job for a career as a social media influencer. He first gained social media recognition on YouTube, where his comedy skits, beat-boxing, and rapping videos gained a steady following. Launching his channel in 2006, Power quickly became one of YouTube's brightest stars where his originality stood out from the rest of the pack in the website's early days. To date, DeStorm Power has 1.8 million subscribers and a total of 242 million views on his primary YouTube channel and remains one of the most popular YouTubers.

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3 Ways Marketers Can Beat Declining TV Viewership

TV Viewership Declining What Marketers Need To Know

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With Quickly Declining TV Viewership Rates, Here's What Marketers Need To Know

It is no secret that traditional TV viewership is losing its audience fast. With the rise of services like Netflix and Hulu - as well as individually produced video content streamed on platforms like Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook Video - cable is no longer the holy grail of in-home entertainment. MediaPost projects that, by 2019, "connected" TV viewership through online streaming services will hit 200 million, representing a whopping 78.1% of U.S. households.

This, of course, poses a problem to companies who have traditionally relied on TV advertising spots to get the word out about their products and services. However, savvy companies have already begun carving a space out for themselves in this rapidly changing media landscape by turning to the Internet. The marketing industry is changing with the times, and new developments are being made every day. Here are three ways that marketers can beat declining TV viewership:

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