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A round up of the latest social media and digital updates; platform updates, tools - includes Social, Search, Display, Programmatic, anything really.
Mar 17, 2021
Instagram gets Musical and Reel, TikTok launches Fashion Week, #SheCreates Inspiration on Facebook, ft Kings of Leon's NFT Instagram launches it's TikTok rival in the Middle East. TikTok celebrates fashion in the region through several initiatives Face
Feb 25, 2021
Socialwise breaks down the KSA Digital Report 2021 How 2020 affected platforms, e-commerce and gaming in KSA
Sep 20, 2020
Special Edition: We Are Social's first TikTok campaign, Trump approves TikTok's twin, Snapchat lets you go public, Instagram caption links are here - at a price!
* TikTok’s US twin is finally approved, with Oracle and Walmart as parents * Snapchat will give us all permanent public profiles soon * Facebook wants to charge us for Instagram caption links * Special Edition - #WiseGuys Guest segment: Amr Younis, our Creative Director, talks to us about We Are Social's first TikTok campaign, for Bugles World. Sources: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/trump-approves-oracletiktok-deal-securing-the-apps-future-in-the-us/585546/ https://www.tubefilter.com/2020/09/09/snapchat-vidcon-2020-user-profiles-analytics/ https://www.khaleejtimes.com/technology/mobiles/instagram-may-charge-a-fee-for-tagging-links-in-captions https://campaignme.com/socialize-and-bugles-team-up-for-crunch-time/
Sep 6, 2020
Instagram Stories come to Facebook, TikTok's Partner Program and Stitch feature is here!
In this week's round up: * Facebook tests letting Instagram stories play on the Facebook Story Feed * TikTok now has 20 certified partners for you to work with * The long awaited TikTok feature 'Stitch' is here * Facebook takes shoppable to the next level Sources: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-is-letting-some-users-view-instagram-stories-on-facebook/584772/ https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/tiktok-launches-marketing-partner-program-for-advertisers/584753/ https://newsroom.tiktok.com/en-us/new-on-tiktok-introducing-stitch https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/25/facebook-shop-instagram-live-shopping/
Aug 28, 2020
New iOS change hits Facebook's Audience Network, India get 3 TikTok substitutes, Fortnite battles Apple
In this week's round up Apple's new iOS 14 will drastically change Facebook’s targeted advertising business Facebook introduces 26-sec short videos to their feed in India Instagram introduces Suggested Posts Fortnite takes on Apple in true trolling Fashion Facebook Avatars are now a thing Sources: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-26/facebook-says-apple-s-changes-to-ios-will-dramatically-hurt-ads?srnd=technology-vp&sref=yBaTdxlg& https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-tests-tiktok-like-short-form-video-feed-in-its-main-app-with-india/583592/ https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/instagram-rolls-out-suggested-posts-at-the-end-of-your-following-feed-to-al/583825/ https://www.economist.com/business/2020/08/22/epic-games-takes-on-apple https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/03/facebook-avatars-stickers/
Aug 6, 2020
Instagram Reels are here, TikTok (might) split up, Google Influencers are a thing
In this week's round up, Instagram launches TikTok rival, Reels TikTok splits up over Microsoft & Trump Social is where people are 'Searching' for your brand The Facebook ad boycott didn't turn out the way we wanted Google gets (more) into the Influencer game Sources: https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/05/instagram-reels-launches-globally-in-over-50-countries-including-u-s/ https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/4/21354255/microsoft-tiktok-trump-ban-bytedance-china-us-canada https://www.socializeagency.com/2020/07/21/digital-around-the-world-in-july-2020/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/martyswant/2020/07/30/facebook-reports-slower-q2-advertising-growth-while-google-reports-a-rare-revenue-decline/#7fbfe1b8262b https://blog.google/products/maps/better-local-recommendations-google-maps/
Jul 15, 2020
Instagram Features Everywhere, TikTok Bug Scare, QR Codes Are Back!
In this week's round up, 00:00 - 00:15: Intro 0:45 - 1:56: Instagram launches #PinnedComments 1:59 - 2:48: TikTok #Bug drops likes & views to zero 2:50 - 4:21: Google introduces #Predictive #Audiences on GA 4:23 - 6:23: QR Codes & Catalog ads come to WhatsApp 6:26 - 8:15: IGTV lets you edit Discover Feed thumbnails 8:19 - 9:52: How we think #Quibi comes up with their shows Sources: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/i... https://www.vulture.com/2020/07/tikto... https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news... https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news... https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news...