More than half of the 324.5 million people in the United States use Facebook—eMarketer estimates that 171.4 million Americans will use the social network at least monthly in 2017. And if that number sounds big, keep in mind that about 85 percent of Facebook users actually live outside of the United States and Canada; the social network has a total of 1.86 billion monthly active users worldwide.
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Social video: it’s kind of a big deal. People watch more than 100 million hours of video on Facebook every single day, and YouTube reaches more viewers in the coveted 18- to 49-year-old demographic than any cable network in the United States. Snapchat has been reported to have 10 billion video views every day.
There’s no question that social video has become a critical part of online marketing. After all, Facebook alone has 8 billion video views per day, and Bloomberg reported that Snapchat had 10 billion video views per day as of April 2016. That’s not even counting all the other social media video formats on channels like Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
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Would you ignore a channel with 1 billion active monthly users? If your brand is not currently using Facebook Messenger, that’s exactly what you’re doing.
If you think messaging apps are just for personal communications, consider this: Nielsen’s Facebook Messaging Survey showed that messaging ranked second out of nine possible modes of communication with business, and that 53 percent of people are more likely to shop with a business they can message directly.
Busabout welcomed 50 travel agents, media, and social influencers to Grandview Lanes in Vancouver last week for a night of glow-in-the-dark bowling to celebrate the launch of their 2017 Europe brochure.
“It’s a bit of fun to get everybody involved,” Damien Bennett, Busabout’s sales director for North America, told PAX. “One of the great things about Busabout is that many people travel as individuals, but they meet new friends and end up travelling together. This captures that same spirit.”
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You probably know by now that advertising your business on Facebook is no longer an option, no matter which demographic you’re marketing to.
There have been rumblings in the media that younger people are moving away from Facebook, making the granddaddy of social networks a site primarily for, well, granddaddies. But it’s simply not true.
The international terminal of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has launched a new full-service West Coast dining experience in the form of Lift Bar & Grill, a sister location to the iconic restaurant in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour.
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Let’s be clear right upfront: this post is not about clickbait—that dubious practice of pulling in clicks by withholding information (“you’ll never believe what happened next!”) or misleading readers (“lose 30 pounds by eating this one weird food!”).
Instead, it’s about crafting quality social media content that provides clear value and compels readers to click through to your website or blog to further engage with you and your brand. Here are seven key ways to make your content more clickable.
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