Social Commerce: the Future of eComm & Customer Loyalty
by Rachel Novosad | June 27, 2019 | Other, Social Commerce, Social Media, Social Media Marketing

  It’s 2019 and social media is evolving way beyond social purposes alone. Platforms like Facebook and Instagram have taken giant strides toward implementing a seamless eCommerce experience into its functionalities. From discovery to conversion, commerce can now be facilitated from your favorite social media channels, across devices and countless supportive apps. Social media and other digital platforms have entirely Read more…

Creating Your Full-Funnel Facebook Ad Strategy
by Sean Ogino | November 30, 2018 | Other, Social Media

To create a full-funnel ad strategy on Facebook, not only must you have a great funnel, but your landing pages need to be on point as well. You can write the best ad copy and target the right audiences, but if your landing pages are missing valuable information that the prospect needs to make their decision, then running a profitable Read more…

How Referral Marketing Can Combat Facebook’s Algorithm Update
by Sean Ogino | February 21, 2018 | Facebook, Referral Marketing, Social Media, Social Media Marketing

In the wake of yet another update to Facebook’s News Feed algorithm, marketers need to shift their focus from brand broadcasting to referral programs and word-of-mouth, earned social media. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg recently sent the marketing world into a flurry when he announced a News Feed algorithm update that prioritizes personal profiles and groups over brand pages. Marketers’ subsequent scramble Read more…

Product Update: Visual Commerce Reporting Enhanced with Pinterest and Instagram Insights
by Sean Ogino | December 7, 2017 | Instagram, Pinterest, Social Media, User Generated Content

Our development team has been hard at work on the latest enhancement to Annex Cloud’s Visual Commerce solution. In an effort to fully round out the visual commerce platform, we are adding comprehensive Pinterest and Instagram insights to the reporting dashboards. The original form of our Visual Commerce solution was a straightforward visual marketing solution that gave brands the ability to Read more...

UGC, Brands & Emotional Touchpoints on Social: Key Strategies from Sprout Social’s Latest Report
by Sean Ogino | December 5, 2017 | Social Media, User Generated Content

Just a month ago, Sprout Social released its meticulously crafted social media and user generated content report, Moments & Milestones: Brands, Emotional Touchpoints and UGC on social.  It once again reinforced the unavoidable role that social media and user generated content play in the lives of consumers and their buying decisions and one important customer insight has been revealed. The Read more...

Using User Generated Content on Social Media: Why And How

User generated content (UGC)--including reviews, questions and answers, and visual commerce--is the most trusted form of content, but it's not worthwhile if it's not shared and seen. Nothing is as powerful as social media in hitting the highest possible spot of reach and online visibility. Besides, at least once a month, 83% of survey respondents hear about a brand or product Read more...