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Happy December, readers, and welcome back to another Spark Social Report by Spark Growth! This week, Facebook announced its latest resource hub for businesses, and TikTok and YouTube released their lists of top videos from 2020. Continue reading for more social media updates! ...

Marketers can and should strategically approach their audiences by understanding which social media platforms and types of content resonate best with certain age groups. This is where “generational marketing” comes in, which is a marketing approach that recognizes generations as archetypes in order to better appeal to them. Currently, differences between the four most relevant generations—Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z—vary vastly, particularly due to the role of the internet and advancing technology in each age group’s life. ...

Another week, another Spark Social Report by Spark Growth! In further efforts to support Black-owned businesses, Facebook has expanded on its #BuyBlack campaign, and platforms like TikTok and LinkedIn have followed suit with similar initiatives. Scroll to read more of this week’s social media updates! ...

We’re back with another Spark Social Report by Spark Growth! This week, Snapchat launched “Sounds,” and Instagram released a set of monetized badges for creators to use during Live streams. Scroll to read more of this week’s social media news! ...

These days, Instagram has an ever-growing array of Stories features for users to choose from. Marketers shouldn’t be afraid to experiment with all of the creative avenues, as Stories are an effective way to engage with followers. Making use of Stories also improves discoverability and can ultimately help to strengthen a social media presence. This article will highlight some of the ways brands can use Instagram Stories to increase user engagement on the platform! ...

Though it’s important for businesses to invest in paid social media content in order to improve brand growth and audience reach, it is equally as important to implement an organic social media program as well. Why is this the case, though, and exactly how effective can organic social media be for a brand? Today, we’ve asked one of our core team members, Jackie Le, Copywriter and Social Media Coordinator at Spark Growth, to give us her insights on the topic! ...

We’re back with another week of social media news in Spark Growth’s Spark Social Report! This week, TikTok has imposed a ban on fasting apps and weight loss supplement-related ads, and Pinterest has rolled out “Story Pins.” Read the full article to learn more about what’s new on the top social media apps! ...