Snapchat’s New Ad Tools Copy Facebook’s Playbook
by Prasad Dhamdhere | September 20, 2016 | Facebook, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, User Generated Content | 2 comments

Not long ago Evan Spiegel, co-founder and CEO of Snapchat, famously said that he doesn’t want for the network to “creepily” target users. But it looks like reality has dawned upon him. And that reality is to monetize any social media or digital platform, targeting audiences on the basis of behavior is a necessity. Of course, he was right in Read more...

Burberry’s See Now Buy Now Collection Debuts with Massive Social Campaign
by Prasad Dhamdhere | | eCommerce, Facebook, Social Media, Social Media Marketing | 1 comments

“If they see a girl wearing a red dress, they want to go out and buy that red dress and they don’t understand that it’s a season. For them, it’s just a red dress”. These words from Kate Phelan, creative director of High Street giant Topshop, exactly mirror the psyche of most fashion customers. More than the need, the fashion industry Read more...

Recent Instagram Updates: A Can’t-Miss Overview
by Prasad Dhamdhere | August 23, 2016 | Customer Engagement, Instagram, Social Media, Social Media Marketing | 2 comments

Since 2014, roughly 18 new Instagram features, updates, or changes to the app have been released. Every time something changes, have to step back again, pause and think about how to frame these Instagram updates for your strategy. Considering the fact that the photo app has roughly half-a-billion users and more than 300 million active users on the network each day, you Read more...

The New Instagram Stories Feature and What It Means For Your Brand
by Eliza Fisher | August 2, 2016 | Customer Engagement, Instagram, Social Media, Social Media Marketing | 2 comments

Instagram just announced the launch of Instagram Stories, a new format of photo and video sharing in which content disappears after 24 hours. Does this sound familiar? Well, it should, given that this feature bears a lot of resemblance to Snapchat--the trailblazer in disappearing content--and its Story function. Even The New York Times is noting the similarities, and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Read more...

Snapchat Patent: Serving Ads Based on Object Recognition
by Eliza Fisher | July 20, 2016 | Social Media, Social Media Marketing, User Generated Content | 0 comments

Details have emerged about a Snapchat patent that would serve users sponsored filters, advertisements, and coupons based on the photos and videos they take. While the patent was first filed in January of 2015, the United States Patent and Trademark office released the documentation last week. The Snapchat patent application offers the example of a user taking a picture of the Empire Read more...