A third of UK Instagram Shoppers purchase products promoted by influencers

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New research reveals that UK users of the social media app are swayed by Instagram influencers. It’s no secret that Instagram shoppers are influenced by social media marketing. However, new research from influencer marketing platform, Takumi, has revealed that about a third of UK Instagram users are more likely to buy a product if it was promoted by an influencer on the social media platform. The survey found that 18 – 35-year olds were especially likely to make purchase decisions influenced by Instagram. The Takumi research was carried out by…

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Confirmed: New Twitter unfollow suggestions feature undergoing testing

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The micro blogging social media platform is piloting the opposite of its “Who to Follow” suggestions. A new Twitter unfollow feature is currently being tested as an opposite suggestion to the “Who to Follow” tool. The company has confirmed an original report made by Slate indicating that the micro blogging social media platform was trialing this option. Though Twitter has confirmed that the test is in process, it did not expand on the details. The “Who to Follow” suggestions have been around for years. They make suggestions for users regarding…

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Celebrities are being investigated for social media advertising practices

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UK regulator wants full disclosure from celebrities who endorse products on social media. Many celebrities and other influencers use social media advertising to endorse products for companies who pay them to do so. While there is nothing illegal about this practice, the UK regulator Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating celebrities and other influencers amid concerns that these celebrity social media users are not making it clear when they are paid to endorse products. Celebrities were warned by the UK watchdog that they were breaking Britain’s consumer laws. As…

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Facebook augmented reality ads let consumers digitally try on products

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Advertisers now have a new way to show off their products on Facebook. Facebook augmented reality ads isn’t just a rumor. Earlier this week, the social media giant announced that it is implementing augmented reality ads into the News Feed. These ads will give Facebook users the chance to digitally try on products. In new ad feature was demoed at an even earlier this week. At a New York City event that took place on Tuesday, July 10th, TY Ahmad-Taylor, the vice president of product marketing for Facebook’s global marketing…

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Unilever pushes for better social media influencer marketing practices

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Unilever wants to see greater transparency in the influencer marketing space. The transnational consumer goods giant is taking a stand against corrupt social media influencer marketing practices. It wants to improve a brand’s ability to measure impact, create a better experience for consumers and fight against fraud in the digital ecosystem. Unilever revealed its three commitments toward supporting advertising transparency. The social media influencer marketing space continues to grow and as it does, Unilever wants to work with honest social platforms to increase visibility and transparency. Unilever announced three commitments…

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Sound activated AR Lens Launched by Budweiser for World Cup 2018

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The limited edition augmented reality lens will be available to Snapchat users. This week, in partnership with Snapchat, Budweiser will unveil multiple AR (augmented reality) lenses, filters and vertical video ads, including the world`s first sound activated AR lens. Part of Budweiser`s marketing strategy for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, this new technology launched on June 18th to coincide with England`s first match against Tunisia. The unique AR tech is for Snapchat users aged 18 and up. The sound activated AR lens is designed to respond in real-time to the…

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Beat Fever mobile game successfully connects fans and music artists

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The mobile game is driving millions to music streaming services Beat Fever is a relatively new music-based mobile game app that helps to bring music artists closer to their fans. It has successfully driven millions of streams to music streaming services including Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube and others. The music game has dramatically boosted music streaming. It is not uncommon for music from popular artists to be used in games for consoles, mobile and tablets. That being said, in most cases, fans rarely engage with the music they hear outside…

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YouTube monetization changes make it harder for new and lesser-known creators to earn

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The Google-owned video sharing service has made its monetizing regulations tougher again. The YouTube monetization regulations are getting tougher again, making it harder for video creators to reach the minimum requirements for earning. The new rules go beyond the number of views threshold implemented in 2017 for the Partner Program. The new YouTube monetization rules require that a channel must have at least 10,000 views to apply for the Partner Program, which was made in a change last year. However, now creators must also have a minimum of 1,000 subscribers…

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Facebook mobile ad growth drives the social network’s earnings higher

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The company’s financial performance moves upward despite criticism regarding Russia’s U.S. election interference. Facebook mobile ad growth is pushing the company’s earnings upward despite the negative press the company has been receiving. The social network has received heavy criticism regarding the role it played in Russia’s interference in the American presidential election last year. The company revealed that its quarterly revenue has spiked to $10.3 billion, a massive year over year growth. Facebook’s quarterly revenue of $10.3 billion is significantly higher than it was in the same quarter in 2016,…

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Twitter ad transparency gets a boost to prevent potential future elections tampering

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Social media networks have been scrambling to improve their reputations when it comes to elections results. Twitter has announced that it is making some serious changes to the Twitter ad transparency on its platform. Following a Russian political advertising investigation, the company is aiming to ensure that it will avoid influencing future elections results. The new transparency center will launch in coming weeks and will make it easier for users to see who is advertising. Over the next few weeks, Twitter ad transparency will becoming increasingly obvious by way of…

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