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What social media trends speed up as 2018 looks to a close

Social Media Marketing By BrandzGarage

What social media trends speed up as 2018 looks to a close


In the months past, social media significance has increase exponentially than what anyone could have predicted, Facebook baited Snapchat clients to Instagram, the POTUS officiated quite-some policies and forthcoming decisions in 140 characters on Twitter and Apple reported plans to adjust the way we indulge with our smartphones.
One year from now, online presence is going to introduce more serious disruptions in the digital world we see and live-in, as social media guidelines and usages change. Here are the main 5 online networking patterns to get ready for as 2018 enters its second half.


1. The Ascension of augmented and virtual reality
At the first-historically speaking occasion facilitated in the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple reported the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. The two gadgets consolidate another chip that enables the smartphone to empower users with exceptional augmented reality experiences. While it is of no question that augmented reality will have its underlying effect on the gaming sector, it is likely that online experiences will come-across approaches to consolidate new innovations as well.

For instance, it’s possible that Snapchat or Instagram will soon allow their users to take selfies with their favorite celebrities and icons without requiring their presence at all with the help of augmented reality.


2. The ever-increasing prominence of Instagram Stories
More than 200 million individuals make-use-of Instagram Stories every month, which is more than 50 million individuals who utilize Snapchat – and Instagram Stories is only a newly incorporated feature by the company when compared with Snapchat! Along these same lines, almost 50% of all Instagram customers will utilize Stories before the finish of 2018. This implies brands keen on interfacing with Instagram clients must optimize the opportunity to ace Instagram Stories.


3. Influencer promotions – are we looking at saturation?
What is touted to have started as a means of entertainment in the online world soon became a major source of income and promotions for many. More than 90 percent of advertisers trust the viability of influencers in promoting their products/services or ideas. Companies of all sizes and magnitude utilize social media– based influencer advertising systems to interact with new gatherings of people and enhance commitment with existing groups of potential customers.

So far we have seen that brands that selected conventional publicizing systems attempted to associate with web-based social networking clients. One year from now, it is likely that more brands will hold onto influencer marketing and interactions as an approach to associate with groups of people who have a tendency to overlook conventional techniques.


4. Generation Z at the center of attention

An ongoing report directed by Goldman Sachs inferred that Generation Z was more significant to most associations than twenty to thirty year olds. Today, the most seasoned Gen Zers are 22 years of age. They are simply starting to enter the work constrain, and will have expanded purchasing power for quite a while. Brands will start to perceive this, and will move their internet based life
techniques in like manner. Expected platforms to garner traction from this segment are Instagram and Snapchat, companies leveraging these platforms are highly probably to catch public eye and interest.


5. What the future holds for live streaming
Today live streaming is not a technology alien to customers and onlookers alike, with more and more people now getting attracted towards real-time content and updates from their favorite brands and uploaders, live streaming is here to stay, what remains to be seen is what advents can big players like Facebook(read Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp) introduce to a technology that does not
allow a lot of flexibility from the organization’s side.



Various new online networking patterns that will affect customers and brands alike are always surfacing and improvements to the ones prevalent are now happening in a faster pace than ever. It is highly likely that video spilling and virtual reality will go standard. Furthermore, brands will frequent to more traffic attracting social platforms like Instagram and Snapchat as Gen Zers progressively invest their time there.


Saquib holds 8 years of experience in product, marketing and business analysis. He is the Founder and CEO of BrandzGarage and CPO of The Moustache Laundry.

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