Deepfakes: the next generation of counterfeits

Thanks to deepfakes, the internet is experiencing a new generation of counterfeits: they enable realistic video manipulation with little effort...

Vero – True Social: a closer look at the hyped-up network

Where has this Vero – True Social suddenly come from? The social network has been experiencing a remarkable hype since the beginning of the year....

How to delete your Facebook account: a step-by-step guide

Recent scandals with Facebook’s data protection policies have left many users feeling betrayed by the social networking giant, which has been facing...

The best WhatsApp alternatives

Invitations to dinner parties; updates about work; an away day with the college football team: if you’re not using WhatsApp, you run the risk of...

Micro influencers and what they mean for social media marketing

In the world of social media marketing, micro influencers are gaining a more and more prominent role as brand ambassadors. Users are more inclined to trust ‘smaller’ opinion leaders and their recommendations, because they see them as more authentic and interact with them regarding a specific topic. Their credibility and expert status make them particularly appealing to brands, which is why micro...

Pinterest for businesses

It would be a serious mistake not to take Pinterest seriously as a marketing platform. While it may look like an extensive photo album of recipe ideas, DIY tutorials, and dream holiday destinations, the truth is that the social media site can offer a valuable service: generating referral traffic for your company website. Brands can therefore use the platform to curate their image and attract new...

Social media tools

In the world of social media marketing, the key to commercial success is a balancing act. A like here, a share there. Getting those Twitter follows is an art: combining regular updates with engaging content that is of interest to your target group. Social media tools can help to break this daunting task into manageable chunks.

Instagram for businesses, part 2: strategy and planning

Finding success on Instagram — if unknown members of the public can expand their follower base and become famous influencers in just a couple of months, it seems like it should be easy for a business to do the same. But there’s more to creating a successful Instagram account than just posting pretty pictures. To gain many long-term followers and lots of interactions it takes hard work and...

The best WhatsApp alternatives

Invitations to dinner parties; updates about work; an away day with the college football team: if you’re not using WhatsApp, you run the risk of missing out on important information. With more than a billion worldwide users to date, the app is more popular than almost any other on the market. But this networking comes with its disadvantages too: the main one being that WhatsApp shares user data...

Snapchat Spectacles: Glasses with a camera function?

Snapchat Spectacles are becoming more and more popular but are also polarizing the general public. Supporters of the Snapchat initiative view the sunglasses with an integrated camera as very practical and as an iconic addition to the app. Others, on the other hand, criticize the glasses due to the fact that they allow people to be filmed without their knowledge or permission. But just how exactly...

Instagram for business, part 1: What is Instagram?

A picture paints a thousand words – this may sound like a cliché, but in a marketing context, it’s become an accurate assessment. Images and videos are becoming more and more important when it comes to communicating with potential customers; the visual image of a brand is almost as important as the content offered. And this is where Instagram comes into play. Almost all major brands are aware of...

Instagram for business – part 3: measuring success

Monitoring success is an indispensable part of advertising, and social media marketing with Instagram is no different. But there is still quite a bit of uncertainty with this social network, where everything revolves around having the perfect picture. In reality, many businesses have no idea how successful their campaigns are. The potential for optimization often goes untouched, and the followers...

Snapchat followers: How do I give my channel more range?

Snapchat is only accessible via an app. This can make it difficult to extensively promote your account’s content and gain more followers on Snapchat – especially if part of your target group isn’t already on Snapchat and has to first install the app to visit your channel. But while the promotion of social media channels on other platforms such as Facebook or Instagram is easier, there are several...

Social selling: business relations on the social net

Purchasing decisions are rarely made out of the blue. Customers usually go through a decision-making phase, during which it’s up to the company to convince the customer of their need for the product. This is most effective when you present yourself and your products as trustworthy and honest as possible – particularly on social networks, where your target group conducts research, asks for...