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Having been involved in social media marketing since the early days, when brands first began to use the various platforms to grow brand awareness and engage with customers, we’ve seen a lot of change. From increased considerations for brands to shifts in who uses which platforms and how, to new (and obsolete) features and changes to the value of both paid and organic content, social platforms are in constant flux and marketers must have their finger on the pulse to keep their tactics and strategies relevant.   Facebook’s Cliff-Drop Decline Back in 2010, Facebook launched the ability for users to become a ‘Fan’ of a brand Facebook Page and the ability for brands to run contests and create specialized ‘tabs’ and apps through the platform. Later that same year they launched Storefronts and Ads. Facebook essentially served as a mini webpage, allowing...

Welcome to Spark Bites, the express route through all the social media news you crave! Whether you have an exciting career in social media or you love to stay up to date with the newest options for your personal feeds, this Spark Growth blog can take you where you want to go! This week, there are lots of new options for marketers out there, so all aboard the Spark Bites train! First stop: Facebook!   Facebook: Ooh, new choices! Facebook stories now gives you the option of adding CTA stickers. These options include “Shop,” “Call now,” “Get directions” and other buttons that will be very intriguing for marketers to incorporate into their stories. Applaud now! Many Android devices have agreed to a deal with Facebook, which will make the app preloaded and undeletable. The permanent version of the app can be disabled,...

With all the recent backlash against Facebook, brands and advertisers alike are wondering what impact it will have on their business. The good news is, the engagement is still there. Despite the trending #DeleteFacebook movement last month, Facebook still has unparalleled scale. In fact, in the wake of the scandal, most users haven't changed their privacy settings, advertisers are not leaving in droves, and engagement on the platform seems unchanged. Facebook is, however, overhauling their privacy settings, and this will impact how advertisers are able to target users....

When every brand looks the same, do you follow suit or stand out? It all began with Silicon Valley startup brands who came of age, and wanted to be perceived as the big players that they now are in our lives. From Google, to PayPal, to Airbnb, this generation of companies grew from zero to hero at speeds completely unlike the mega brands before them. In the span of only a few years, these up-and-comers came to not only match, but in some cases eclipse, the cultural reputation of past goliaths such as Unilever, Sony and Nestle. EVERYBODY FALL IN LINE! pic.twitter.com/B9JU5nvpMu — OH no Type Co (@OHnoTypeCo) February 13, 2018 With that historic growth came a unique problem. Many of these brands started out with logos created at the hands of scrappy talent with scrappy strategic approaches. To become fully-evolved and established...