What makes the world of social media go round? The simple answer is… memes! Social media memes bring cheer, joy and laughter to everyday life when used correctly. They’re even more fulfilling during those long work days that seem to be dragging, also known as...

The power-struggle is real. It seems that every brand out there is trying to figure out the right way to target Millennials and Gen Zers. However, there's a huge problem at hand that we at Ignite Social Media want to help fix: Understanding who Millennials...

The Current Online Shopping Landscape In response to the global pandemic, buyers significantly have shifted their consumption behaviors. A recent study from the Boston Consulting Group found that eCommerce has grown more in the last eight weeks than in the decade before that. Younger users who...

The year 2020 has been an interesting year, and has had social media marketers asking more often than not, “should we pause our paid media and hold publishing content?” It’s certainly the right question to ask. And the majority of brands have implemented their crisis management...

Ephemeral, or disappearing, content in the form of Stories is taking center stage in the digital world. Social media stories, originally popularized by Snapchat, have seen significant growth and adoption across nearly all major social networks. While the networks add Story capabilities to their channels,...

As we draw closer to the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, we wanted to provide an update on ad spending on Facebook and Instagram. We’ll share some trends we’re seeing and recommendations for social ad placements during election time. Trends on Facebook/Instagram As of 8/27, Facebook is reporting...

Over the last couple of weeks, you’ve probably seen live videos popping up on your Facebook and Instagram timelines left and right. In fact, Facebook reports a 50% increase in Live stream usage in the last month. With fewer options for entertainment given the current global...

For additional information on the current state of social media marketing during COVID-19, please reference the previous posts: Changing Consumer Behavior and How to Adjust Your Strategy (March 16th)Organic vs Paid Social Media Marketing Before and After the Virus (March 23rd)Top Questions Brands Have About Their...

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers across the world are struggling to find "the new normal." With that, brand marketers are trying to figure out how to adapt their social strategies to new social media behaviors. Key Takeaways Running paid media is ok during this...