Instagram is now the top place to view influencer content

Instagram is now the top place to view influencer content

YouTube is no longer the number one location to view influencer content with the Google-owned platform being eclipsed by Instagram, according to a report from Rakuten Marketing and Viga. The research, which saw 1,000 UK consumers and 200 UK marketers surveyed as part of a global study, found that Instagram is used 65 per cent […]

New Nissin Cup Noodles Vending Machines Use Instagram as Currency in the US

New Nissin Cup Noodles Vending Machines Use Instagram as Currency in the US

FOODBEAST, a digital media house known for breaking food news and creating visceral food experiences just debuted a social media-powered vending machine with legendary instant noodle company Nissin Foods USA. The machines found their homes within Del Amo Fashion Center (near Lids) in Los Angeles County starting March 1, and Las Vegas Premium Outlets South […]

Buzzoole launches fraud detection tool for Influencer Marketing based on opt-in first-party Instagram data

Buzzoole launches fraud detection tool for Influencer Marketing based on opt-in first-party Instagram data

In a bid to eradicate fraud from influencer marketing, Buzzoole has developed proprietary technology that can identify fake accounts, fake followers and fake engagements or interactions. Based on opted-in first-party data collected from Instagram Business Accounts supplied by actual influencers and creators on Buzzoole’s platform, the technology will deliver to brands influencers who can guarantee […]

Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

Facebook is reportedly has plans to integrate the messaging services of WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger. All three will remain as standalone apps, but the underlying messaging functions of each will become intertwined. Work to create a unified messaging infrastructure has begun and expected to be complete by the end of the year or in […]

The Social Order: One in five Brits check restaurants’ social feeds & sites before deciding whether to visit

The Social Order: One in five Brits check restaurants’ social feeds & sites before deciding whether to visit

With only a few weeks to go until Mad Friday (21st December), the busiest night of the year for festive celebrations, Barclaycard’s new ‘Food for Thought’ study reveals that a restaurant’s social media presence is now more important than ever for drawing in diners at Christmas. The company, which processes nearly half of the nation’s credit and […]

Xbox Hacks Instagram’s Shopping Bubble to Reach Would-Be Gamers

Xbox Hacks Instagram’s Shopping Bubble to Reach Would-Be Gamers

As part of Xbox’s recently-launched ‘Jump in’ campaign, 215McCann developed social shopping carousels to mimic shopping ads. These ‘ads’ contain a series of sneakers, fashion and consumer electronics but are actually fictional in-game items for some of this year’s most popular games available on Xbox. For example, a collection of shoes targeted to ‘sneaker heads’ […]

Instagram adds new Stories features and accessibility tools

Instagram adds new Stories features and accessibility tools

Instagram has announced two new improvements aimed at making it easier for people with visual impairments to use the platform, as well as a new feature for the Instagram Stories section that provides users with a new way to manage how they share photos and video. To aid accessibility, Instagram is introducing automatic alternative text […]

Bacardi and BBDO New York Turn Instagram into a Drum Machine

Bacardi and BBDO New York Turn Instagram into a Drum Machine

Bacardí has recently become synonymous with hacking social media to create fun and engaging content. For example, you may recall Bacardí’s use of Instagram Stories to launch ‘Instant DJ’ (which was recognised at The 19th FAB Awards), developing a Snapchat lens to create a music video in Snapchat, and utilising Instagram polls in ‘Live Moves’. […]

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