Tag: social media marketing

Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat Stories: What You Need to Know


Last Tuesday, Instagram announced its newest feature: Instagram Stories. Like Snapchat Stories, Instagram’s new feature allows users to post photos and videos that disappear after 24-hours.

If you’re a brand or marketer, you’re probably asking yourself 1) how Instagram Stories works, 2) how it’s different than Snapchat Stories, and 3) where you should be investing your time. Or maybe you’re just freaking out over having to create additional content for your social channels.

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How to Drive Traffic and Reach New Users with Pinterest

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If you haven’t started using Pinterest to enhance your marketing efforts, you could be missing out on valuable new website traffic. Pinterest is already sending more traffic to retailers in the U.S. than Google Plus, YouTube, and LinkedIn combined. So how can you leverage Pinterest as a channel for users to visit your website?

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5 Social Media Marketing Lessons We Learned in 2015


At AddThis, testing is a huge part of our decision making for marketing, product enhancements, and more. Whether it’s a call-to-action for landing pages or email subject lines, we take a data driven approach to almost everything we do. That’s why at the end of Q3 last year, when we saw a drop in our social media performance, we stepped on the gas with what we were testing. After we saw a significant increase in growth, we decided it was only right to share what we learned!

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How TV’s Top Horror Dramas Use Social Media to Engage Fans

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Even if you don’t watch The Walking Dead, American Horror Story or Scream Queens, you’ve probably seen comments or reactions in your social media feed at some point. The Walking Dead has a very active group of followers online (3.8 million Twitter followers) who respond to the show across numerous social sites. They are encouraged to react to what’s happening in the series. In fact, their followers are so passionate that they helped spawn the popular talk-show follow up, Talking Dead, where they, you guessed it, talk about The Walking Dead. Fans of the show can engage by using hashtags and commenting during a live episode.

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Tips, Tricks & Best Practices to Increase Twitter Engagement


With over 250 million active users, Twitter is here to stay. And for good reason — it’s an extremely effective method for communicating with your user base. AddThis data shows that Twitter users shared over 182 million pieces of content in 2014 — and are on track to more than double that in 2015, with nearly 107 million shares to date. However, it’s more than just a “build it and they shall come” platform.

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