When Will Snapchat Finally Die?

In the seemingly never-ending battle of “who did it first?” Instagram may soon be taking a page out of Snapchat’s book. Snapchat, the social media platform that popularized individual photo-sharing, is well known for having user-sent pictures and messages disappear after a short period of time. While Instagram and Facebook have since integrated Snapchat’s “Stories” and face-filter features onto their …

Why You Can’t Force Virality

Some of the biggest viral moments of 2019, including the rise of rapper Lil Nas X and his song “Old Town Road,” came from video-sharing app TikTok. While 2020 will no doubt provide some similarly entertaining viral stories, one thing is different: More people know about TikTok. As TikTok continues to creep its way into mainstream media, more celebrities than …

How Will Hiding Instagram Likes Affect Businesses?

As the world enters 2020, it seems as though you and I aren’t the only ones with resolutions for the new year. Towards the end of 2019, Instagram toyed with the idea of making ‘likes’ on the photo-sharing platform invisible to the public. With so much talk in the past few years about anxiety and depression in teens stemming from …

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Snapchat Is Still Alive and Kicking

While the “out with the old, in with the new” mentality can be very tempting to social media users, the older platforms are continuing to maintain a solid core of daily users. Snapchat, for example, turned eight years old over a month ago, yet a recent report revealed that the social media platform gained seven million new daily active users …

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This Celebrity Just Set an Instagram World Record

Most of us with Instagram profiles have seen our follower count gradually increase over time. Those with business accounts may see a little bit more follower action, but the average casual account probably won’t have too many more than 1,000 followers at the most. Things are much different at the top, however, as celebrity and former ‘Friends’ actress Jennifer Aniston …

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How to Run a Successful Social Media Campaign

A few days ago, a social media marketing company called Socialbakers released a report detailing some of the “Must-Know Social Media Trends” for 2019 thus far. For those of you looking to up your social media presence, specifically with business accounts, the report may provide you with some invaluable advice regarding advertisements, audience, and influencers. Although these are important topics, …

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Bots vs. Us: How Do You Combat Fake Accounts on Social Media?

Over the past few years, it has become seemingly impossible to go on any social media platform without interacting with or seeing bots and spam accounts. On popular tweets or Instagram posts, it has become common to see these strange accounts posting in the replies or comments in order to grab the average user’s attention. But, before I get in …

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Instagram’s Augmented Reality Filters Are Here!

The battle between Snapchat and Instagram for “best” social media platform has been going on for the past couple of years, and one of Instagram’s recent updates proves that it is not going to end any time soon. Instagram added augmented reality (AR) to its already extensive list of Instagram story filters. Given that this update comes only a few …

When Is the Best Time to Post on Social Media?

One of the most common questions our social media professionals get is, “when is the best time to post on social media?” Whether you’re utilizing Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. there is no easy answer to give. It really all depends on who your target audience is and what social platform you are using. Then, it comes down to trial and …