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The Wheels on the Social Shopping Cart Will Finally Start Moving

Jan 15, 2020

We thought 2019 would be the year when social properties finally started making measurable gains in social commerce, and we were right. Instagram led the way, with several new shopping features, including Checkout, that make it easier for consumers to go from inspiration to purchase.

China Advertising Year in Review: Trends from 2019 that Are Here to Stay

China Advertising Year in Review: Trends from 2019 that Are Here to Stay

Dec 26, 2019

China has proven to be a hotbed for digital innovations, especially in the past few years. During this time, marketers worldwide have observed the latest trends coming out of the country, applying what they learn to their own markets.

Influencers Could Help Drive Social Commerce

Influencers Could Help Drive Social Commerce

Dec 10, 2019

Social networks like Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok have ramped up their social commerce efforts in the past year, shifting toward an ecosystem where users can discover, shop and purchase products one place. Initially, these social commerce features were only offered to brands, but now social networks are experimenting by bringing the same tools to influencers.

Instagram Removing Likes Could Boost Social Commerce and Retail Measurement

Instagram Removing Likes Could Boost Social Commerce and Retail Measurement

Nov 14, 2019

Since Instagram rolled out its Checkout feature earlier this year, brands have begun linking influencer content to shopping tools as a way to drive—and measure—direct sales. Should the platform hide likes from public view, which it began testing in the US this week, influencer marketers could be forced to look beyond vanity metrics to more advanced measurement tools, including social commerce and in-store purchase behavior.