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TikTok & Privacy, Should You Be Worried?

TikTok has become the subject of widespread paranoia thanks to recent bombshell reporting by BuzzFeed News illustrating critics’ concerns about the vulnerability of TikTok user data. “Everything is seen in China,” said a TikTok’s Trust and Safety department member in a September 2021 meeting, Buzzfeed reported. This seems to contradict TikTok executives’ previous testimony claiming …

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ecommerce

E-Commerce Predictions in 2022 & Beyond

If you’re hoping to increase online sales, drive more traffic, and convert that traffic into customers, it’s vital to understand the latest marketing trends. Before pandemic lockdowns, shopping behavior was equally split between in-store and online. However, consumers have adapted to a new way of shopping post-pandemic, with 70% purchasing more than usual and over …

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Social Media Engagement

5 Effective Ways to Drive Engagement

Social media was a fun, easy way to connect with friends and family in the early days. It has since evolved into a global industry and powerful marketing tool. According to Statista, in 2021, 91.9 percent of U.S. marketers in companies larger than 100 employees were expected to use social media for marketing purposes. In …

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What The * Is A Metaverse?

Chances are you’ve heard the word “metaverse” popping up in mainstream media and general conversation in recent months. Meta’s creator, Facebook, has even rebranded itself with the “Meta” moniker in a move designed to solidify branding across its global channels (Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsUp, et al.). It sounds exotic and important…but what exactly is the …

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community management

Tips for Successful Social Community Management

Managing an online community may be one of the most important things you do for your business or brand. If you’ve never embarked on this path, it can be equal parts daunting and rewarding. It creates a hub of information and interaction between your organization, your fans, and customers. Community management is a long-term project, …

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ATT

End of the Year Review: Apple’s ATT Update

It’s been about eight months since Apple released its controversial “App Tracking Transparency (ATT)” update. With 2022 on the horizon, let’s take a look at how the privacy requirement has affected some of tech’s biggest players. To review, ATT is Apple’s privacy protection framework for Apple device owners. With ATT, when an Apple device owner …

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Holiday Shipping

Q4 & the Global Shipping Crisis

It seems like holiday promotions start earlier every year. This year, it’s actually a necessity. Why? Shipping delays and supply chain woes. As Q4 draws nearer, the ongoing pandemic is causing global supply chain delays and clogging up shipping ports. Savvy marketers and retailers are pushing the season in October to hopefully mitigate the effects …

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eCommerce by the Numbers

Thirty years ago, it was almost impossible to imagine the internet as we know it today. What will the next thirty years look like? When you see the current data and analyze the trends, it’s actually pretty easy to imagine; society will continue to turn to the digital universe for almost everything: ordering food, buying …

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According to analysts from Technavio, the content marketing industry is projected to be worth $412.88 billion in 2021. The purpose of content marketing is to create and share relevant written, downloadable, and visual media so your target audience can learn about your brand, expertise, and products or services. Content marketing statistics inform your strategy and …

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Brand Partnerships: When to Swipe Right

The past five years have seen a shift in the marketing mindset from sponsorship to partnership. Until now, relationships between brands and partners were very transactional. Brands controlled the messaging and the activation. Partners had little or no control over the content; their role was limited to attaching their name or endorsement to a brand …

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