When Canadian entrepreneurs go looking for information or inspiration on YouTube, most of what they find has been produced in other countries. When they do find Canadian content on the network, it’s often severely limited or outdated.
Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and a wealth of other social networks facilitate image sharing. Some of the most commonly-shared images are digital posters or ‘memes’, which are basically text added to a photo or other background. Networks like Facebook now facilitate animated gifs that you can customize for your business as well. Shareable images may […]
Social media contests are all about engagement and actionable data. They pack more punch than traditional social media marketing due to the sharing potential, which you can encourage with entry requirements and features like bonus entries. It’s also a brilliant way to score coveted User Generated Content (UGC), such as photos and videos. Additionally, expert marketers […]
Bloggers can gain an impressive, loyal following on the social Web through excellent content, communication, and trust built through fellowship and familiarity. Their value to brands is in their influence over consumer purchasing, often in a very specific niche. A nod of approval from the right blogger can seriously increase sales, and having one as […]
It’s time for our annual report on the use of social media in Canada. Data has been scarce this year and much of what’s available revolves around the pandemic. Information from 2020 won’t be very useful in planning your campaigns next year but it might help you this year, and in the event of future […]
For the first few weeks into this pandemic, consumers were focused almost entirely on COVID-19 and were only interested in buying items that would help them through it. For most businesses, that meant their traffic and engagement dropped dramatically.
According to CIRA, LinkedIn is the second most popular social network in Canada, with 35 percent of Canadians having an account. I expect that number to grow as this country copes with job losses and businesses are desperate for sales.
Canadians of all ages are noted for their enthusiastic consumption of online videos. Our Social Media Use in Canada report reveals that 72 percent of Millennials, 67 percent of GenX and 50 percent of Baby Boomers are on YouTube. Sixteen percent of Canadians follow businesses on YouTube. Many more find companies at random as they […]
Instagram‘s 400 million+ active users (well over 7 million in Canada) are proving to be a marketing asset for businesses big and small. With the highest engagement rate of all major social networks, brands need to effectively and efficiently reach users with the best Instagram tools for businesses.
Online networking holds a lot of promise, especially in a country with a population as spread out as Canada’s is. It isn’t easy to find our online Canadian business peers, however, especially in specific niches or local areas. LinkedIn Groups provide an opportunity to reach out across our great country and connect in ways that […]