Social Media

LinkedIn Premium is the company’s AI proving ground: After making $1.7 billion in subscription revenues thanks to AI, the company looks to expand the tech elsewhere.

Instagram beat TikTok in 2023 downloads thanks to Threads: Meta’s social media app is back on top, but it still trails TikTok in crucial areas.

TikTok faces another potential ban: Congress will vote next week to force Bytedance to sell TikTok to a US company

How physicians are using social media: We unpack what pharma brands need to know about docs’ social usage—and how marketers can connect with them on various platforms.

The first AGI could be a marketing tool from Meta: The social media giant is stockpiling AI chips to build a massive model for content recommendations and user predictions.

A House committee unanimously votes to advance a bipartisan bill to ban TikTok unless ByteDance divests. The bill could affect other foreign-controlled apps but requires Big Tech’s involvement.

Facebook was the No. 1 social media channel where US internet users interact with brands in 2023 at 61.5%, according to February 2024 data from Attest.

Reddit's IPO faces hurdles with a predominantly white user base: A shift to more inclusive strategies could expand its appeal and relevance.

TikTok revises monetization rules at creator summit: The platform aims to push towards longer content to increase time spent.

Turnaround plans aren’t easy: While Abercrombie turned its fortunes around by delivering styles that resonate with Gen Zers and millennials, Foot Locker’s growth strategy remains a work in progress.

The latest outage hit Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Threads on Super Tuesday, affecting over half a million users and signaling potential underlying network issues.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss what's fueling the social ad spending upswing and what to watch from each of the major social platforms. "In Other News," we talk about advertisers' level of caution in returning to X (formerly Twitter) and why New York City is suing the social media giants. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Minda Smiley and Max Willens.

Meta to end News Tab in US, Australia as it focuses on video content: The shift reflects changing digital media consumption patterns.

Who holds the power in the music industry? A clash between Universal Music Group and TikTok could redefine the sector leaders.

TikTok often gets all the attention, with headlines trumpeting it as Gen Z’s new search engine. But the reality is more nuanced.

Over half (51%) of Gen Z consumers worldwide use social media to look up a brand versus 45% who turn to search engines, per GWI Core data from 2023.

Expanding YouTube Create, rising CapCut reshape content creation: These tools both aim to empower creators and leverage user data for platform growth.

X is losing ground to Threads rapidly: Meta’s Twitter-like platform passed X in daily downloads last month by a wide margin.

Some of Gen Z’s favorite social media platforms claim a similar share of young users; but how they spend their time on the platforms vary, prompting marketers to align their strategies and investments accordingly. Instagram dominates direct messaging, while YouTube takes the lead on livestreaming and TikTok maintains its stronghold on short-form video. We delve into the three insights, with an actionable takeaway for marketers.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss in what instances Gen Zers prefer TikTok over Instagram, Snapchat's relevance for young folks, and how much we anticipate young people will soon pull back from social media. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Minda Smiley.