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Top Video Marketing Trends of 2024

Video is no longer optional for marketing teams, with 91% of businesses using it as a marketing tool and 88% describing video as an important part of their marketing strategy. Of those that don’t currently use video, two-thirds plan to start in 2024. But video isn’t a silver bullet. If you’re going to see success…

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10 Tips for Navigating Negativity on Social Media

Unfortunately, negative comments are a fact of life for any brand with a social media presence because you can’t please everyone all the time. But, because we’re naturally optimistic people, we prefer to see it as an opportunity: handle those comments effectively, and your audience could even end up liking you more. In fact, 83%…

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10 YouTube Shorts Examples to Inspire You

YouTube Shorts is YouTube’s answer to TikTok and Instagram Reels, featuring vertical videos of up to 60 seconds in length. Since launching in India in mid-2020, Shorts has seen rapid growth, with the number of monthly logged-in users climbing from 1.5 billion in summer 2022 to more than two billion a year later. If you’re…

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How to Implement a Portfolio-Wide Social Media Strategy for Student Communications

Higher education marketers and communications teams are constantly grappling with the sheer number of social media accounts across campus. When each unit, team, faculty, and degree has its own account, it’s near-impossible to figure out who’s sharing what and when. And creating a holistic social media strategy becomes a serious headache. It makes it hard…

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How “MeeMaw” Helped VDOT Northern Virginia Create a Highly-Engaged Social Media Community

One of the biggest challenges for government agencies on social media is humanizing their communications. You want your audience to feel that you’re friendly, approachable, and genuinely care about their needs — not just another faceless public body. As part of our December 2023 Social Media Strategy Summit for Public Agencies & Government, Ellen Kamilakis…

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20 of the Best Examples of Brands Using Instagram Reels

It’d be easy to dismiss Instagram Reels as a shameless TikTok clone. Whether it is or isn’t, that doesn’t change the fact that people like it. Since its launch in August 2020, search activity around Reels has caught and overtaken another of the platform’s video-based features, Instagram Stories: Not only that, but research conducted shortly…

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