The absolute best way to save yourself time and money in your video marketing activity is to repurpose video content for social media. Here’s how.
Twitter video is limited to 30 seconds long, but there is a way you can upload much longer videos to Twitter, and it’s completely free to do so. Here’s how.
Snapchat is a fantastic platform for brands on a budget, so here are 5 ways you can use it to develop your audience with younger people.
For late adopters, Snapchat can be a confusing social media tool. Forget about integrating Snapchat into your organisation’s overall marketing strategy, many people don’t even know how to use it personally. I’ll admit that I was one of those… Read More »Get Started With Snapchat: A Guide For “Older People”
Montfort work daily on social video for global clients, and can bring this fresh expertise to your social videos. Social video is marketing communications video content optimised for social media platforms and audiences. Social video can offer incredibly high return-on-investment… Read More »New Social Video Offering from Montfort
Your go-to Twitter hashtag tracking tool Topsy has shut down. Don’t worry – we’ve got alternatives for you! Here are our favourite Topsy alternatives.
With the recent explosion in unique Facebook videos, many people are looking for a way to embed Facebook videos on their website or blog in the same way they would with YouTube or Vimeo content. Luckily, you’re finally able to… Read More »How To Embed Facebook Video On WordPress
The excellent Digital Communications Conference is taking part in London today, and there’s an abundance of great tweets emerging on #DigCommsConf. The conference offers industry expertise and networking insight for charities, not-for-profits, the public sector & low-budget organisations, looking to increase… Read More »Digital Communications Conference Highlights
The growth rate of Facebook video views, shares and engagement are exponential, reaching a whopping 8 billion views per day in late 2015.
To help you get the most out of Facebook video for your organisation, Montfort has compiled these tips, gleaned from current client work.
Facebook are holding their annual two-day developer conference – Facebook F8 – this week.
While a lot of the announcements are aimed more at developers, with plenty of technical updates, there are always several announcements made of upcoming features and changes to the Facebook platform that would be of interest to people working in marketing.
Here are the announcements from Facebook F8 that are worth a look at for marketeers.
Facebook used to make it really easy to like, comment and share as if you were acting as your Facebook business or organisation page.
But we’ve been getting lots of questions from clients recently who can no longer access or use this useful Facebook feature.
If you need to act as your page to engage with fans and other pages, Facebook has recently changed this feature. You may also want to see posts from other pages that your business follows, to make it easy to like, follow or comment on their posts, direct to your Facebook page.
Here’s the new way to address both of these challenges.
Facebook Ads are a fantastic way to generate donations and awareness for charities, and the causes they’re looking to address.
With a wide range of creative placements to choose from and excellent targeting options, it’s no wonder that charities are increasingly looking at Facebook Ads to help deliver return-on-investment (ROI) on fundraising and communications objectives. Take a look at Montfort’s success story with vInspired as an example.
This is especially true with the likes of Donations for Charities arriving on Facebook, which makes it even easier for charities to deliver ROI through Facebook generated-funds and awareness.
If you’ve been running your Facebook page for a while and often take a look at Facebook Insights to see how your page is performing, it can be a real boost to see the steady growth in fans that your… Read More »How To Find Where Your Facebook Page Likes and Unlikes Come From
It’s a busy time in the Montfort offices, so we’re looking for an excellent and ambitious digital marketing superstar to help our growing agency. We’re looking for someone who loves all things digital and is keen to learn more about… Read More »Digital Marketing Executive: Job Opportunity with Montfort
Montfort Director Ben Matthews has been announced as Runner-up in the National Freelancer of the Year Awards, run by the self-employment trade body IPSE. IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, presented Ben with a wealth of… Read More »Montfort director named one of UK’s top freelancers
Charities have been using Facebook since brands first started using the platform and have been using it well over many years to raise awareness of the work they do. However, charities have been restricted in how they could use the platform… Read More »Facebook Donations for Charities is Here: Raise Funds and Awareness on Facebook
Dark social is a mysterious type of traffic where links are shared in a private yet social way, such as sent in an email, by instant messenger or in a text message, and is an increasing problem in a measurable digital… Read More »Dark Social Media: Can You Measure What You Can’t See?
Bloomberg News recently broke the story on a new artificial intelligence program from Google that it calls “Rank Brain”: “For the past few months, a “very large fraction” of the millions of queries a second that people type into the… Read More »Google Rank Brain: What is it and how will it affect SEO?
Montfort Director Ben Matthews has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Freelancer of the Year Awards, hosted by IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed. Freelancers from a whole host of sectors applied and the winner… Read More »Montfort Director nominated for national Freelancer of the Year Award
Facebook Reactions are coming! Facebook have said that they are testing a new feature called Reactions in Spain and Ireland, which gives fans the ability to Like, Love or Laugh at Facebook Page Posts and Ads. Reactions can be either… Read More »Facebook Reactions: Like, Love or Laugh at Facebook Posts
Instagram’s 400 million users, Twitter’s video app cards, YouTube’s top 500 users (Montfort Mondays)
Every Monday, Montfort publishes the latest digital, social and content news. Sign up by email to receive free updates straight to your inbox – every update, every Monday, every week. Instagram reaches 400 million users Instagram’s community has grown to… Read More »Instagram’s 400 million users, Twitter’s video app cards, YouTube’s top 500 users (Montfort Mondays)
There’s been a recent new addition to Montfort’s “Marks Of Quality” in the form of becoming a Recommended Agency. The Recommended Agency Register is “the place where clients look for trusted, high-performance agencies”. The scheme works by having agency clients… Read More »Montfort achieves Recommended Agency status
A good read on how and why the Facebook vs YouTube video landscape has changed, by Louise Tierney at Storyful. They analysed their substantial videos on both platforms and shared some insights in the context of this big shift: “Have no doubt about… Read More »How the Facebook vs YouTube video landscape has changed
There are a whole ton of digital marketing resources out there if you’re looking to learn more about digital marketing. There are also plenty places where you can find out information or advice if you’re looking into specific marketing areas, like Communications, SEO, Social Media, Content… Read More »Digital Marketing Resources, Guides and Templates for New Digital Marketers