Social Media Trends

Social Media News: Is MeWe Poised To Be The Next Big Arena?

There has been a lot of upheaval in the world of social media over the past handful of months. First Google Plus announced they were officially ending support for the platform, then Tumblr tried to one-up them by saying they were going to crack down on explicit content. Facebook is, as always, mired in controversy over mining user data, and allowing toxic groups to flourish on their platform.

With all of this going on, lots of people are looking for other ways to get their social media fix. And one website that's drawn a lot of folks is the relative newcomer MeWe.

What Is MeWe?

The short version is that MeWe is a platform whose look and function is similar to Facebook, in as much as it allows you to make a profile, find friends, put stuff on your wall, message people, and join interest groups. However, while the interface might look messier and less polished than what folks are used to seeing on Facebook, there is something notable by its absence; ads.

MeWe's major selling point, as a platform, is that it allows users to do all the things they're used to on a platform like Facebook, but it doesn't try to mine their information, or upsell them with random ads. While it isn't as popular or established as some sites, it is gaining steam and picking up a lot of users... especially users who found their platform of choice was no longer available when Google Plus went the way of the dodo.

A New Frontier?

While MeWe is not as open to businesses as Facebook is in terms of advertising, it is a fresh ground for those looking for a place to put their content marketing skills to use. And with a steadily growing population of users, the site is only drawing more attention. Whether it will ever be as big and successful as Facebook and Twitter remains to be seen, but it certainly represents a market that a lot of businesses would do well to start tapping.

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3 Social Media Trends Taking Over 2019

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At this point, it may seem as if it's all been done before when it comes to marketing strategy and ways to stay ahead of the game. Truth is, this is an incredible time to be in business because marketing has reached a whole new level with the advances taking place in social media. The following are a few social media trends guaranteed to dominate in 2019.

 

Video kills the television ad.

Video consumption will undoubtedly increase in the coming year, surpassing the reach of ads seen on TV. Staying on top of this trend goes beyond the simple understanding that you need to turn your phone horizontal while taking videos for proper format on most mobile devices. Video streaming lends you a sure chance to gain customer approval by becoming more transparent, engaging through compelling storytelling. Keep in mind, the average attention span on social media is decreasing, so it's imperative you use the first few seconds wisely, reeling viewers in with a hook, line, and sink.

 

Personalization offers relative content.

Personalization is a marketing strategy that collects audience analysis and data to customize the information users see based on interest, demographics, and features such as buyer history. A users experience is enhanced when they are being fed content relevant to their personal wants and needs. Personalization is a perfect filter to ensure your target audience is being reached and your message is properly communicated. No matter your industry, personalization is a trend that must be part of your marketing strategy in 2019.

 

Chatbots are your friend.

 Human-to-human contact will always rule over robots, but Chatbots are a form of artificial intelligence that any modern marketer should be using to leverage their business. Chatbots are a program designed to send and receive messages in form of text with the ability to offer more one-on-one interaction with customers than human interactions. Chatbots offer 24/7 customer service appealing to both brands and consumers, with information instantaneously becoming user accessible. With the expansion of customer engagement, Chatbots become an essential social media tool being used in 2019.

 

The final year of the decade is here and if you're not incorporating social media into your marketing campaign, you're already way behind. These trends are only a few of many that can make your business the topic of conversation in 2019. Be sure to contact us to get started.