The reality of a post pandemic world is that life as we know it has transformed, from manufacturing supply-demand crunches to the restrictions on shopping, businesses have had to adapt to an uncertain environment at lightning speed in order to survive in this Brave New World.
Given the extent to which use of platforms like TikTok and Instagram Reels skyrocketed in 2020, social media will undoubtedly continue to play a significant role in digital marketing in 2021. In the last year alone, the social media landscape has necessarily adapted to accommodate the disruptions and social movements of 2020.
Social media has now matured far beyond its initial iterations of platform-based news and meme sharing. Today, not only does social allow us to cultivate our online personas but it gives us an opportunity to professionally market ourselves as well. LinkedIn has truly changed the way we professionally interact, including overhauling business news, recruitment, and onboarding processes, as well as the way that companies market themselves online.
It is undoubtedly apparent that social media has become a huge part of the way we live. Shockingly, there are 3.3 billion active social media users around the world and reports suggest the average daily time spent on social is a whopping 116 minutes a day!
Do hashtags work? Can they increase my businesses following on Instagram? What benefits do they hold?
Research has revealed that people remember 80% of what they see, 20% of what they read and 10% of what they hear. Instagram’s effectiveness is undeniable, we as a society are hooked on subconsciously scrolling through Instagram, admiring strangers’ personal lives through their pictures and videos.
As our online network of friends continues to expand, social media companies and their newsfeeds transform and evolve as well.
On March 15th 2016, Instagram, the fastest growing social media network, announced their latest update: an algorithm-based, personalised newsfeed. This means that photos and videos will no longer appear in chronological order, rather, appear based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post.
It's something Marketing Eye does everyday, but is so important for businesses to think about. Each platform has a specific personality. All posts should be based on your audience, but businesses need to think about the way in which they deliver their information. Does your audience want to read an extensive study? Or would they prefer a humorous anecdote? We've translated each platform and given them an equivalent voice
'dress code' to make things simple.