As social media users increasingly prefer to share content and recommendations via private messaging apps, brands need to be aware of how to take advantage of this trend. Highlights: Nearly two-thirds of social media users now prefer to share content and recommendations through private messaging apps. Facebook Messenger is by far the most popular of
The long-rumored launch of an Amazon logistics service is unlikely to be rumor much longer. Here’s what 3PLs need to know. Highlights: Amazon recently invited select shippers to use a service called Amazon Shipping. The retail giant boasts a global logistics footprint that covers 243.5 million square feet – and counting. Amazon’s hiring plans offer
Facebook Updates Stories, LinkedIn Adds New Audience Insights, and More Social Media News for August 2019
Also this month in social media news: Facebook adds Instagram scheduling to Creator Studio and Twitter launches 6-second video ad bidding. Highlights: Facebook is adding an easy option for users to create a still-image slideshow in its Stories feature. LinkedIn’s new audience engagement insights will offer improved audience discovery, content recommendations, and industry benchmarking. Marketers
Social media growth slowed for the first time, but marketers are still set to increase budgets in 2020. Here are three reason why they’re sticking with social. Highlights: Social media promotes engagement, and can be used to reinforce ads and boost their performance. Brands can continually test campaigns on their platform, get immediate results, and
Its disruptive data-recording and -securing technology begs the question: Could blockchain change the supply chain fundamentally and for the better? Highlights: Blockchain offers the ability to record, track, and verify any transaction. Potential benefits include greater transparency and security. Supply chain operations could record, track, and share information more accurately and easily. Ever since blockchain
Fed Chief Halts Facebook’s Libra Project, Digital Marketing Growth Statistics Released, and More Social Media News for July 2019
Also this month in social media news: Facebook strives to attract content creators, and Pinterest debuts new video tools for brands. Highlights: Less than a month after Facebook released details of its new cryptocurrency, the project has met a stumbling block from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Newly released statistics highlight key growth metrics and lay
Here are four ways the Amazon effect is shaking up supply chain trends – and why it’s a net positive for the industry. Highlights: More companies will start to tap into the gig economy in the last mile, and Uber-style delivery companies will emerge. To meet growing customer demand, same-day delivery will become increasingly standard.
With the ubiquity of mobile phones and the ease of SMS messaging, text-based marketing holds plenty of potential for supply chain marketers. Highlights: Many of marketers’ hesitations about text-based marketing are based on misconceptions. Research shows that text outperforms email in open and click-through rates. Currently, there’s a competition vacuum as business have been slow
Here are our most-viewed supply chain and logistics blog posts from this year as of July 1, 2019. Throughout the year, we regularly write blog posts to help our readers stay on top of the latest news and trends happening in the supply chain and logistics industries, particularly in regards to digital marketing. We hope
Knowing when and how often to tweet is just as important what you post. Here’s how often your business should be tweeting. Highlights: Be consistent with your tweeting frequency, while keeping content fresh. To determine how often to tweet for your business, experiment with different posting frequencies, and use analytics tools to track your results.
U.S. Consumers will shell out $6.78 billion on food for cookouts and picnics for the Fourth of July 2019. Highlights: Holiday food spending is projected to be down slightly from recent years. More Americans than ever (48.9 million) are planning to travel this Fourth of July. Men are expected to spend about $10 more on
Facebook Changes Business Pages, LinkedIn Acquires Drawbridge, and More Social Media News for June 2019
Also this month in social media news: Facebook releases details of its forthcoming cryptocurrency, and Instagram Pushes IGTV With Horizontal Video LinkedIn updates ad features. Highlights: Facebook is removing several Information sections from business Pages, while also testing a feature that lets users preview posts. LinkedIn is increasing transparency for native advertising and boosting its