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Russell Hughes

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YouTube Follows Meta With New Clipping for Long-Form Videos into Shorts

While short-form video is coming to dominate social media, the biggest challenge for businesses looking to capitalise on the trend remains is one of production – since very few are set up to be able to create video at scale. Sheryl Sandberg, former Meta COO, July 2022 “Video is harder than photos, than static photos. …

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Google Streamlines Campaigns With 3 New Creative Tools

Google has released three new updates which could seriously cut ad creative production times for businesses large and small. The new updates should make it easier for marketers to create ads and collaborate with team members. It hopes to help brands “unlock the benefits of video advertising” and make life easier for creatives. Eduardo Indacochae, …

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LinkedIn Business Manager Now Live for Pages & Ads

Following the June announcement of LinkedIn Business Manager, the platform has now gone live for Pages and Ads. What is LinkedIn Business Manager? Launched as a central control station for social media managers, the Business Manager is designed to make life easier for brands using the platform. Praveen Gujar, Product, LinkedIn “LinkedIn Business Manager (is) …

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Instagram Adds New Editing & Engagement Tools for Reels

It’s been a mixed week or so for Instagram, which announced new tools for Reels but has backed down on other changes after criticism from users, creators and celebs alike. We’ll address that awkward turn-around later because there’s a bit to get through regarding the new features. Until now, Reels has been focused on videos. …

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YouTube & Shopify expand in-stream commerce opportunities 

YouTube has announced a host of new shopping features enabling Shopify merchants to feature their products across their YouTube channels and content. With the launch of the YouTube Shopping on Shopify, merchants can easily integrate their online store with one of the world’s biggest entertainment platforms, reaching over 2 billion monthly logged-in users. David Katz, …

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Instagram Improves Business Discovery Tools Within Instagram Maps

Get ready folks, because if you get your Instagram offering right, you may be about to see a swarm of folk begging you to take their money. That’s because Instagram has updated its Maps offering to include a search feature that users will be able to explore locations around them. Instagram, via Social Media Today …

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Google Announces Ads Creative Studio for Rich Personalisation

In a move that should appeal to advertisers, Google has announced a new feature called Ads Creative Studio (ACS). After a successful beta launch last year, it’s now available globally. We know that generic, blanket campaigns don’t pull in the results that personalised adverts do – and the data backs that up. According to Google, …

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Google Releases New Metrics for Google Analytics 4

The A in GA4 just got juicer as Google Analytics 4 has introduced three new metrics to the platform. The trio will be available across surfaces such as explorations, segments, audiences, reports and the Google Analytics Data API. The new dimensions and metrics are bounce rate, UTM term and UTM ad content and conversion rate. …

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Instagram Expands Reels Template Access, Speeding Up Video Creation

With both Instagram and now Facebook shifting focus to Reels, the pressure for brands and marketers to jump on board the Reels bandwagon has been racked up, but it’s not always easy to know where to start. Not all businesses automatically lend themselves to creating short-form videos, and not all marketers have that experience in …

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