2.5 billion people use Facebook, WhatsApp, or Instagram at least once a month

Around 2.5 billion people use Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, or the company's instant messaging app, Messenger, at least once per month, Facebook Inc. has revealed. Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the number during

Published on: July 26th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

You’re using social media wrong, Sprout tells CMOs

Social media marketing has long become standard practice for CMOs, but are their teams focusing on the right content? The Sprout Social 2018 Index report, released July 3 by the Chicago-based social media

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Instagram takes a swipe at YouTube, Intel CEO resigns, Microsoft launches blockchain project

Instagram will let users post longer videos, Intel's CEO resigns, and Microsoft launches an ambitious blockchain project. First up, on LinkedIn. In an apparent swipe at YouTube, Instagram has announced that it will

Published on: June 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Now retailers can use Instagram Stories as an ecommerce platform

Instagram wants to help businesses use its Instagram Stories feature as a new retail platform. This week the social media network unveiled a feature that adds shopping tags to Instagram Stories - shopping

Published on: June 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Oculus Go launches; Vine’s return on indefinite hold; Facebook raids Instagram photos

Oculus Go might be the VR gadget you actually buy, Vine’s much anticipated return comes to a standstill, and Facebook harvests more than 3.5 billion Instagram photos. From Reddit - The long arm

Published on: May 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Zuckerberg testifies; Instagram scores low on mental health; YouTube gets hacked

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at Capitol Hill, a new report suggests Instagram negatively impacts the mental health of young people, and YouTube gets hacked. Mark Zuckerberg is in the hot seat. Facebook

Published on: April 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Shopify now allows merchants to sell on Instagram

Shopify merchants are in luck. Today, the Canadian company announced that merchants based in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Brazil can now start selling on Instagram. With this

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Alex Radu

Want to reach a younger audience? Advertise outside of Facebook, expert says

Facebook is still the king of social media, but different platforms are grabbing the attention of its younger generations, and advertisers have taken notice. “Advertisers are concerned about fishing where the fish are,

Published on: February 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

Instagram introduces carousel ads to Instagram Stories

Online marketers can now create ads on Instagram that users can tap through, swipe back and forth or pause whenever they want. Instagram announced Carousel Ads for Instagram Stories this morning, nearly two

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

Mobile – including Instagram – now accounts for almost 90% of Facebook’s ad revenue: Sandberg

Facebook Inc.'s focus on mobile users continues to pay off for the social media giant, and it's lifting the fortunes of the businesses who advertise on its platform along with it, COO Sheryl

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Instagram announces post scheduling feature; Hootsuite upgrades Instagram support

Hootsuite users frustrated by the platform's inability to post directly to Instagram have had their prayers answered... by Instagram. The San Francisco-based social media icon/Facebook division announced on Tuesday that it had added

Published on: January 30th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Mobile ad sales drive Facebook shares to record high

Facebook Inc.'s investment in mobile continues to pay dividends - literally, as the social media giant's latest quarterly results pushed shares to a record high on Wednesday. In fact, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

Published on: July 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Take a look at Amazon’s rumoured ‘all-in-one’ messaging app

The Seattle-based tech giant is reportedly working on launching its own competing messaging app called Anytime. According to AFTVnews, Amazon has started surveying customers about a new messaging service for input on which

Published on: July 17th, 2017 Alex Radu

Just how friendly are Canadians? Facebook has an idea [infographic]

As Canada gears up for its 150th birthday, companies large and small are lining up to celebrate, and Facebook Inc. is no exception. In celebration of our country's upcoming sesquicentennial, the social media

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood