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What heightened social platform scrutiny means for brands in 2021

With the swiftness of response by social media giants to remove President Trump’s from their platforms following the violent attack on Washington DC last week, it was easy to lose sight of other news around brands choosing to use – or not use – these platforms. Yet just before Christmas, Unilever confirmed it will cease its boycott of social media platforms and recommence its presence from January 2021.

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UK regulator will investigate Google’s plan to retire third-party cookies

Google’s plans to retire third-party cookies from its Chrome browser may have hit a snag with news the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating the proposal to assess whether it will distort competition. It comes after complaints of anticompetitive behaviour by Google and that the changes concentrate ad spend in the Google ecosystem and further entrench its market power.

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How 2020 has changed the way brands engage on social media forever

2020 has challenged – and changed - how brands and marketers use social media. Some have scrambled to make a rapid move to the digital environment, while others have followed users as they’ve embraced and altered the ways they use social media.

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How the coronavirus crisis brought a new meaning to social media for brands

The average time spent on social media has grown by 30 per cent during the COVID-19 crisis, according to an L&A Social census.This increase in social media usage, coupled with the shift towards ecommerce, has created a commercial imperative for brands and businesses to understand consumer behaviour across social platforms, according to the agency.​

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Suncorp aims to inspire with Pinterest as platform reports rising consumer demand for positivity

Nearly half of Australian adults are more likely to both feel more positively towards and remember the brands they encounter online when they’re feeling more positive and inspired, a new Pinterest survey has found. The findings come as Suncorp launches its first-ever campaign on Pinterest aimed at inspiring and positively connecting with Australian consumers around home renovations.

Social Media

Study: Gen Z are huge opportunity for brands

​Brands have a huge opportunity to engage Gen Z via social media advertising and then use Gen Z as brand ambassadors to influence their peers and household, according to new research from Snap and Kantar Media.

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Industry: Snapchat's first B2B marketing push is a timely, smart move

Snapchat’s first global B2B marketing campaign is being positioned as an overdue and clever step in solidifying the social media brand’s position as its platform rivals face claims of racial insensitivity and advertising boycotts through to data privacy challenges.

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Microsoft looks to buy TikTok

Short-form video app Tik Tok is in line to be acquired by Microsoft in the US, with the computing giant saying it’s discussions are continuing. It comes after TikTok recently launched its marketing offering, encouraging brands not to make ads, but instead TikToks.

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Why the COVID-19 crisis has elevated influencer marketing

It was 12 March 2020 when Elma Beganovich saw the world suddenly change. As co-founder and chief operating officer at New York-based influencer-led digital marketing agency, Amra & Elma, she had been monitoring rising concern regarding the COVID-19 health crisis among the global influencer community and their followers.

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Buy Aussie Now marketplace launches

In a bid to help local businesses affected by coronavirus restrictions, a new marketplace for Australian-made and owned products has now launched. Buy Aussie Now, which started as an Instagram page in mid-March as the nation prepared to shut down with the Coronavirus, has developed into a new platform to showcase local businesses.

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The power of fangelism

Fandom in Australia is worth $4.3 billion, with each fan spending on average $909 per year on their particular fandom and aligning with the right fans represents a significant opportunity for brands, according to new research by Powered, Nine’s marketing solutions division.

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TikTok makes play for marketers

TikTok has launched its marketing offering, encouraging brands not to make ads, but instead TikToks. The Chinese-backed platform, which is owned by ByteDance, specialises in short dance, lip sync and performance videos and has seen an uptick in use, particularly during the COVID-19-enforced lockdown.

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In 2020, brands did something they’d never done before: They spoke up about race.

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Determining our Humanity

‘Business as unusual’ is a term my organisation has adopted to describe the professional aftermath of COVID-19 and the rest of the tragic events this year. Social distancing, perspex screens at counters and masks in all manner of situations have introduced us to a world we were never familiar with. But, as we keep being reminded, this is the new normal. This is the world we created. Yet we also have the opportunity to create something else.

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In times of uncertainty, people gravitate towards the familiar. How can businesses capitalise on this to overcome the recessionary conditions brought on by COVID? Craig Flanders explains.

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