Tommy’s and Mindshare harness social media noise to challenge silence around baby loss and connect bereaved parents

Tommy’s and Mindshare harness social media noise to challenge silence around baby loss and connect bereaved parents

Today, Mindshare, part of WPP, and Tommy’s, a charity funding research into baby loss, launch a campaign to challenge the cultural silence around the issue using one of the loudest tools at our disposal: social media.  At a time when we are more connected than ever before, there remains a deafening silence around baby loss […]

Les Twins, A-Trak and Bacardí Invite Fans to Direct New Music Video Entirely Through Instagram

Les Twins, A-Trak and Bacardí Invite Fans to Direct New Music Video Entirely Through Instagram

Bacardí are becoming well recognised for their music-centric entertainment by consistently creating content and experiences that push people to “Do What Moves You.” Their latest summer campaign activation, following on the heels of their playful “Dance Floor” film, is no different. “Live Moves”, debuts as the first music video directed in real-time entirely by fans […]

Instagram rolls out video chat along with other new features

Instagram rolls out video chat along with other new features

Instagram has rolled out video chat, giving users the chance to be part of up to four-person video calls via the app’s ‘Direct’ private messaging feature. With video chat, Instagram users can communicate with their friends via video without a phone number across both iOS and Android. The feature can be accessed through any message […]

Instagram launches its latest emoji slider feature

Instagram launches its latest emoji slider feature

Facebook-owned photo sharing platform Instagram has launched a new variation of its popular poll sticker for use in its Stories feature: the emoji slider. The new sticker lets people ask and answer questions with an animated emoji that is designed to give polls more emotional context and allow for more meaningful feedback. Polling has proved […]

Burger King polled Instagram fans to crowdsource the ‘InstaWhopper’

Burger King polled Instagram fans to crowdsource the ‘InstaWhopper’

 Burger King Spain let Instagram users build their own hamburger through polls on “Stories” to receive a coupon for a free, customized Whopper. Without any paid media, the effort earned 270,000 interactions across 45,113 unique users and generated 34,675 custom Whopper coupons in less than three hours, according to Adweek. The fast-food brand boosted […]

Select Instagram business partners offered range of enhancements

Select Instagram business partners offered range of enhancements

Instagram has introduced a call-to-action native payment button for select business partners in a bid to boost functionality. It has also offered a new way for those chosen to organise direct messages. The partners will be able to display options such as ‘Book’, ‘Get Tickets’, ‘Reserve’ or ‘Start Order’ buttons on their profiles, establishing Instagram […]

Instagram adds video chat to its host of features

Instagram adds video chat to its host of features

Instagram is rolling out video chat in addition to a number of other new features. According to the Facebook-owned app, video chat will be available to users in the “coming weeks.” The feature, which will support both one-on-one and group chats, will also give users the option to minimize the video and continue the chat […]

92% of marketers plan to ramp up Instagram influencer efforts, according to Activate

92% of marketers plan to ramp up Instagram influencer efforts, according to Activate

Instagram and blogs are seeing greater partnership activity between social influencers and marketers this year, according to a study released by influencer marketing platform Activate. Eighty-eight percent of influencers and 92% of marketers said they plan to use the image-sharing platform for more campaigns than last year. Meanwhile, 89% of influencers and 86% of marketers […]

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