On this week's edition of Ignite Your Week, our focus is on Instagram's new in-app checkout feature. Although it's still in beta testing, what we have heard is that Instagram expects to make about 10 billion dollars on this feature. Great for them, but what...

When it comes to driving business value through social media, Facebook should have a spot reserved in your strategy. The social networking goliath has nearly 1.5 billion daily active users and averages over $98 in ad revenue per user – nearly twice as much as...

 Social Media Strategy Template for 2019With 2019 rapidly approaching, now is a good time to revisit your social media strategy. A lot has changed over the past year in terms of how people are using social, ad units, targeting capabilities and new media formats. Creating...

With over 68% of brand-side marketers having or planning to have internal resources dedicated to social media, the need for social media consultants is rising.Whether you are managing social media for a brand as a one-man-show or have a more robust internal team of resources -...

2019 Social Media Trends to WatchA few months ago, we shared relevant 2018 social media trends for the back half of the year. Now, as the year wraps up, it’s a good time for social media marketers to re-evaluate their social media strategy with fresh eyes....

The “live” feature can be a very helpful tool for brands to utilize. Social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram offer the option to go live. This can be used to promote events, give an inside look, run a live sweepstakes or show your community...

Chatbots are valuable tools for brands. They can supplement customer support efforts, capture qualified leads, or broadcast messages to users – just to name a few applications. Here at Ignite, we’ve done extensive research on the artificial intelligence service, analyzed the best in the biz,...

Getting verified on Instagram and across social media is one of the ultimate signs that your channel has ‘made it’. That blue check mark means so much to public figures, influencers and brands. Most of the time, social channels keep their verification criteria close to...

Unfortunately, sometimes we can’t plan ahead of natural disasters, but when we can, it’s always good to have a plan of attack so you can be extra prepared. Nowadays, during times of uncertainty and crisis, people tend to jump online quickly to get their questions...