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Q2 Digital Statshot 2019: TikTok peaks, Snapchat grows, and we can’t stop talking

It’s only been three months since I published our first round of Digital 2019 reports here on TNW, but our new Q2 Global Digital Statshot – produced in partnership with We Are Social and Hootsuite – shows that the connected world has already changed considerably during that time. You’ll find all the latest charts in the SlideShare embed below, but read on for my analysis of all the key trends. Highlights this quarter include some surprise numbers for Instagram and Snapchat, a new entry in our ra...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Snapchat, Hootsuite, Podium, Global Digital Statshot


10 Great Mobile Apps for Small Business Owners on a Budget

Small business owners now have more productivity tools at their disposal than ever before. This has allowed owners to organize, streamline, and automate many of the processes of their daily operations. The problem is, navigating the seemingly endless sea of business applications has become a job in itself. A new infographic from Smarter Business has complied affordable apps for budget conscious business owners. Titled, “Top 10 Apps For Business Owners On A Budget,” the infographic has affordabl...
Tags: Google, Sales, Skype, Mailchimp, Wix, Expensify, Hootsuite, Google Drive Google Drive, Product Lists, Apps For Business Owners On A Budget, Cheap Apps Skype Skype


Want More Leads? Check Out These 5 Tools

Having a website with a ton of traffic is exciting, but it won’t do your bottom line any good if you can’t turn those website visitors into leads. And even if you do have a ton of visitors, not all of them are ready to buy. In fact, 96 percent of visitors who come to your website aren’t ready to buy – yet. That’s why it’s essential to capture their information before they leave so that you can turn them into customers later. But how do you get more leads from your website? Capturing leads isn’t...
Tags: Blogging, Hootsuite, Make Money Online, Google Adwords, Facebook Instagram, ReferralCandy ReferralCandy


Podcast: How to Reduce the Stress of Social Media

 Social media sites have become a huge part of our lives, enabling us to easily stay in touch with countless friends and family members all over the world. But there’s a dark side to social media, as it also enables negative things like bullying to proliferate. Many people have found that social media creates a huge amount of anxiety in their lives, but don’t feel they can live without it. In this episode, learn some ways to reduce the anxieties associated with social media. ...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Technology, General, Instagram, Cdc, China, America, Social Media, Linkedin, Stress, Bbc, Britain, United States, Fox News, Green Party


Keeping your Social Media Content On Brand Isn’t Hard, Read These 11 Tips

Social media has become an integral part of any modern company’s marketing strategy. However, as each platform handles content a little differently, it can be difficult to come up with a consistent strategy for multiple platforms. To find out how to make sure your message carries through, we asked the experts of Young Entrepreneur Council to weigh in on the following question: “What is the best way to make sure your social media content stays on-brand, no matter which site you’re currently post...
Tags: Sales, Social Media, Voice, Hootsuite, Young Entrepreneur Council, Instagram Facebook Twitter, DepositPhotos, Patrick Barnhill, Kevin Getch Webfor, Joey Kercher, Angela Ruth Calendar, Kristin Kimberly Marquet, Jean Ginzburg JeanGinzburg, Jonathan Long Uber Brands, Sweta Patel Startup, Joel Mathew Fortress


One Million New People Online Every Day, Is Your Business Reaping the Benefits?

Did you know a staggering one million new people are online every day? Hootsuite and We Are Social’s Digital Trends 2019 Report uncovered this staggering statistic in an analyses digital trends and use of social media across 230 different countries and territories. For businesses of all sectors, this phenomenal number of new people heading online every day to carry out various tasks, such as researching and purchasing products and services, presents a wealth of opportunity that can’t be ignored...
Tags: Facebook, Digital, Sales, Hootsuite, Global Marketing, Small Business Trends, Technology Trends, Small Business Trends YouTube, Greg Perotto, Hootsuite Perotto


Philippines tops world internet usage index with an average 10 hours a day

South-east Asia has three countries in the top five, while Japan comes in last South-east Asia is one of the most internet-addicted regions on the planet, with the Philippines topping the global list with an average 10 hours and 2 minutes of screen time every day.The country was joined in the top five by Thailand and Indonesia, according to findings in a new report on online habits released by HootSuite and We Are Social. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Technology, Internet, Indonesia, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Hootsuite


Digital in 2019: Global Internet Use Accelerates

We Are Social and Hootsuite’s latest collection of Global Digital 2019 reports reveals that internet users are growing by an average of more than one million new users every day, with all of the original ‘Next Billion Users’ now online. The number of people using the internet has surged over the past year, with more than one million people coming online for the first time each day since January 2018. It’s not just internet users that have been growing either, as the extensive new collection...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Japan, UK, Africa, Marketing, Digital, US, Social Media, Seo, Snapchat, Voice, Alexa, Taobao


Study shows we’re spending an insane amount of time online

Are we all addicted to the Internet? Maybe. The latest Digital 2019 report, from Hootsuite and We Are Social, shows we’re spending on average 6 hours and 42 minutes online each day. Half of that is spent on mobile devices. That figure sounds like a lot, but it’s absolutely astronomical when spread across an entire year. It equates to more than 100 days of online time every year for every Internet user. That’s more than 27 percent of every year. 2019’s figure shows a modest decrease from the prev...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Hootsuite


Digital trends 2019: Every single stat you need to know about the internet

We Are Social and Hootsuite’s latest collection of Global Digital reports reveals that internet users are growing by an average of more than one million new users every day, with all of the original ‘Next Billion Users’ now online. The number of people using the internet has surged over the past year, with more than one million people coming online for the first time each day since January 2018. It’s not just internet users that have been growing either, as the extensive new collection of Digita...
Tags: Startups, Hootsuite, Contributors, Global Digital


9 Tools for More Effective Content Marketing Campaigns in 2019

Content marketing is overwhelming: There’s a ton of content to create and amplify, a lot of trends to keep in mind and a lot of tools to try. Content marketing is one of the fastest moving industries. These days a digital marketer has to balance social, content, email, and other inbound marketing tactics. Content Tools Here are 9 content tools to help. 1. Plan Your Content with CoSchedule CoSchedule is a platform I have been using for a long time, and I love it. It makes planning content an...
Tags: Google, Sales, Hootsuite, Buzzsumo, Marketing Tips, Cyfe, Mailchimp Mailchimp, Visme, TextOptimizer TextOptimizer, TextOptimizer, Manage Social Media Updates


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #429

Facebook rolls out fact-checking operation in UK Facebook has appointed independent charity, Full Fact, as its first fact-checking partner in the UK; in an attempt to further tackle misinformation on the platform. Full Fact will be responsible for reviewing and rating the accuracy of content on the social network. Posts, links and videos found to contain false information will then be tagged accordingly as a warning to potential readers and sharers. No one will be stopped from sharing or reading...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, UK, Instagram, India, Seo, Thailand, Pga, Nba, Algeria, Mashup, Hootsuite, Google YouTube, Instagram Marketing Partner Social Report, Public Homes


2019 Social Media Resolutions

As 2019 begins, some of us find ourselves attempting to begin New Year’s resolutions we’ve set into place, while others are still trying to decide on one. A resolution is generally centered around something you’re trying to improve, which is why we tend to find some overlap when it comes to broader topics. Common resolutions like “travel more” or “save more money” are among some of the more often used resolutions that we find. Going over this distinct group of improvements that people seem to ch...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Social Networks, Seo, Hootsuite, Social Media Networks, Social Media Channels, Cambridge Analytica, 2019 Resolutions on Social, Social Media Resolutions, Social Media Resolutions for 2019


PR management firm Cision is acquiring Falcon.io to expand into social media marketing

Social media has become a primary conduit for getting the word out, in some cases proving to be an even stronger force for publicity than more traditional media outlets and paid advertising, and so today, a company that has grown its business around public relations services has acquired a social media management company to make sure it has a foothold in the medium. Cision, which provides press release distribution, media monitoring, and other PR services to businesses and the media industry, ha...
Tags: TC, Facebook, US, Linkedin, Tech, Denmark, Falcon, Hootsuite, Cision, Datasift, Facebook Twitter, PitchBook, Ulrik Bo Larsen, Kevin Akeroyd, Falcon Sprout Social, Akeroyd


Experts say a counterintuitive management strategy used by top tech companies like Google and Facebook can yield major benefits

Many top tech companies allow employees to easily move between roles and teams (this practice is commonly called internal mobility). Experts say this strategy helps with talent retention because people are less likely to leave out of boredom. Gaining a variety of skills and experience can also benefit your career in the long run. One survey found only one-third of employees say their companies offer strong internal mobility programs. So you're bored at work. The obvious move here is to start ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Trends, EK, Reid Hoffman, Fast Company, Daniel Ek, Google News, Hootsuite, Holmes, Blake, Dickinson, Ryan Holmes, Erica Keswin, New York University s Stern School of Business


Top tech companies like Google and Facebook let employees try out different jobs, and experts say that strategy can yield major benefits

Many top tech companies allow employees to easily move between roles and teams (this practice is commonly called internal mobility). Experts say this strategy helps with talent retention because people are less likely to leave out of boredom. Gaining a variety of skills and experience can also benefit your career in the long run. One survey found only one-third of employees say their companies offer strong internal mobility programs. So you're bored at work. The obvious move here is to start ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Harvard, EK, Reid Hoffman, Fast Company, Daniel Ek, Google News, Hootsuite, Holmes, Blake, Dickinson, Ryan Holmes, Erica Keswin, New York University s Stern School of Business


5 smartest things to do when starting your own company

We all have dreamt of or at least fantasized how would it be to be our own boss, create a big company out of our idea and run a thriving business. Startup’s today have lost the struggling image but are in fact associated with a glamorous rebellion, breaking the norm and taking the world by a storm. And while all that does happen, the grim reality is that only 4% of startup’s make it to their second year! So to help you fulfill your start-up dream, you need a strong plan to keep in mind that will...
Tags: Google, Design, Startup, Linkedin, Hootsuite, Yanko Design, Nicole Rollender


The Top 10 Instagram Tools

As arguably the most popular social media platform on the planet, Instagram has taken the digital world by storm. This has led a lot of marketers to try and find clever ways to game the system, leading to an array of different tools and services to use. If you’re looking to boost your following on Instagram, consider getting started with these top ten tools we’ve compiled. Check them out below: SocialSteeze If you’re looking to boost your Instagram in no time, then SocialSteeze is the perfect...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Cta, Hootsuite, WordStream, Pew Research, Ragan, LINKIN, Social Media Networking SMM, Instagram Tools, Facebook for Business Facebook for Business, Digital Marketing Institute, Instagram SocialSteeze, Magic Social, Web Strategies Inc


5 Social Media Trends Hootsuite Sees Taking Hold in 2019

Social media management platform Hootsuite shared five trends that it sees for the sector in 2019. Hootsuite chief marketing officer Penny Wilson discussed the social media industry's experiences in 2018 and what she and her company see in the cards for 2019. "In many ways, 2018 was a tumultuous year for brands, marketers and customer...
Tags: Advertising, Hootsuite, Penny Wilson, Social Pro Daily, Social Media Trends Hootsuite


Why You Need Content Amplification and How to Get It Right

If you blog, post or share stories online, chances are you have seen a steady decline in traffic over the past few years. Likes and shares are harder to come by and there are fewer comments. This can be very frustrating especially when you are posting important and valuable material. The reason is pretty simple, however. Competition has been growing rapidly. Sadly, excellent content will not be enough on its own, not anymore. With more than 90 million blogs posted in a month your content wil...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Sales, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Online Marketing, Hootsuite


The State of the Internet in Q4 2018

The data in Hootsuite and We Are Social’s new Q4 Global Digital Statshot report reveal that the ‘Next Billion’ is fast becoming a reality, as more and more people across the developing world connect to the internet. Millions of people across Africa and South Asia came online for the first time in the past three months, with almost all of these new users accessing the internet solely via mobile devices. There have been some meaningful changes to social media numbers too, although some of the most...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, Indonesia, China, Singapore, Nigeria, Africa, Social Media, Seo, Spain, Snapchat, Netflix


Q4 2018 internet report: Almost 4.2 billion humans are online

The data in Hootsuite and We Are Social’s new Q4 Global Digital Statshot report reveal that the ‘Next Billion’ is fast becoming a reality, as more and more people across the developing world connect to the internet. Millions of people across Africa and South Asia came online for the first time in the past three months, with almost all of these new users accessing the internet solely via mobile devices. There have been some meaningful changes to social media numbers too, although some of the most...
Tags: Startups, Africa, South Asia, Hootsuite, Contributors, Global Digital Statshot


See you in Vancouver tonight

We’ve finalized the Vancouver micro meetup tonight. We’ll be holding it at Hootsuite HQ on 5, East 8th Ave at 7pm on October 4. Extra special thanks to the folks at Hootsuite for helping out. You must RSVP here so we know how many are attending. I’ve already picked ten companies to pitch so if you haven’t been notified please come and support your friends. Since there will be no booze at the event we’ll have an extra special drinkathon at 9pm at a bar of your choosing. I’m open to suggestions...
Tags: Startups, TC, Berlin, Tech, Vancouver, Cyberspace, Hootsuite, Hootsuite HQ


Social Media for Lawyers and Clients

Originally posted 2011-02-04 09:01:00. For this week’s Guest Post Friday, Construction Law Musings welcomes Gwynne Monahan.  Gwynne (@econwriter5) is the chief consultant of Shadow Froggy Consulting, where she focuses on educating the legal community on the benefits and practical uses of open source applications. She also founded Lawyer Connection, a social media network aimed at creating “a community of attorneys dedicated to assisting one another in making our way through the economic downtu...
Tags: Firefox, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Law, Marketing, Linkedin, Pop, Guest Post, Abacus, Web 2.0, Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, McDonald, Twitter Facebook, Quicken


Three Digital Solutions Your eCommerce Business Needs

No matter the size and scale of your eCommerce trading, new tech tools are no longer solely reserved for big businesses. While it used to be a fact that only the largest businesses were able to afford the technologies that could help improve operations, nowadays, the sheer number of resources available means that any business of any size can now take advantage. In the digital era, there is a number of solutions available that your eCommerce business can make use of, and failing to do so could le...
Tags: Business, Social Media, Web, Google Analytics, Sap, Hootsuite, SAP ERP, SAP Supplier Omnia


20 Ways to Market Your Business, 10 Ways to be a Better Leader, The Importance of Social Media and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

By Rieva Lesonsky 1—20 Ways to Market Your Small Business From the startup capital to the sweat equity to the countless hours you’ve spent toiling away by yourself, you’ve invested a lot in your small business. Because you’ve put so much of yourself, your time and your money into your business, there’s too much on the line to let it simply wither and die. You want to succeed, not just survive. That means you have to be bold about marketing your small business. No matter how great your produ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Ebay, Singapore, Americas, Los Angeles, Google Search, Snapchat, Williams, Michael Dell, Nba, Square


The Small Business Marketing Tools We Can’t Live Without

At PaySimple, we help over 17,000 businesses across the U.S. accept online payments every day. But despite how much we’ve grown as a business over the past 13 years, we still have a lot more in common with the small businesses we serve than you might think. For one thing, we still believe in operating in a financially responsible way. That means we don’t shell out tons of cash for tools we don’t need, and if we can find a more cost-effective way to do something, we do it! A fancy brand-name and ...
Tags: Sales, Google Analytics, Canva, Trello, Hootsuite, Buzzsumo, U S, Google Analytics Google Analytics, Pexels, Products & Innovation


8 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Your Small Business

When it comes to managing a small business, most small business owners must wear a wide variety of hats. In some cases, you may have to be your own marketing department, accounting department and sometimes even your own graphic design department. By Joe Peters Sometimes, important tasks can get lost in the shuffle of juggling so many tasks and having so many responsibilities. Thankfully, in the digital age there are a wide range of online tools, apps and programs available to help you organize y...
Tags: Google, Business, Management, Facebook Messenger, Microsoft Office, Baltimore, Hootsuite, Right Now, Dropbox Dropbox, Google Analytics Google, Joe Peters, Slack Slack, Dropox, Titov Nikolai Shutterstock


16 Powerful Tools and Services to Help Non-Marketers Grow Their Business

Most small businesses and young startups can’t afford to hire marketers. That leaves those companies in a tough situation: they need to market to grow their business but they need to grow their business to be hire marketers. Fortunately, there are terrific services and apps that can help non-marketers to market their business until they can hire experienced marketers. We’ve collected some of the essential marketing tools and services that can help you improve your marketing and grow your compan...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Small Business, Australia, Wikipedia, Marketing, Sales, Social Media, Ppc, Google Analytics, Zimbabwe, Vancouver, Mailchimp, Acquisition, Online Marketing


Report: Facebook ad clicks tumble, but the internet keeps on growing

The new 2018 Q3 Global Digital Statshot report from Hootsuite and We Are Social shows that there was plenty of change in the world of digital, social, and mobile over the past three months. There are many encouraging trends within this new data, but there are also some more worrying findings that marketers will need to monitor closely over the coming months. In particular, the latest data from Facebook suggests that clicks on ads on its platform have dropped dramatically in the past three months...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Hootsuite, Contributors