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The eyes of the world are affixed upon social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. It has become necessary for businesses to have a social media presence in order to maintain relevance. However, a common misconception is that social media marketing is more beneficial for B2C companies, and a waste of time for those who sell directly to businesses. B2B companies who neglect the marketing mecca that is social media are placing…

In an effort to cut down on misinformation (or “fake news” as everyone is calling it), Facebook is making some big changes to its API that prevents all users (both personal pages and company pages) from modifying the preview of any link shared on the social network, including the headline (or title), description, and the image that accompanies a link. Facebook claims this update will help weed out posts containing modified headlines and descriptions meant…

What is it that draws us to a brand? Is it effective marketing, a killer mission statement, or maybe a fail-proof social media strategy? It can be a combination of these things, and typically we are attracted to brands that align with our interests. At GAIN, we like to keep up with social media trends and topics so we can keep you informed and inspired. Our team compiled a few of our favorite brands we’re…

Where there is demand, there is opportunity. From presidential debates to professional sporting events, the live streaming experience is definitely in high demand. Audiences are finding live video much more appealing as well. In fact, 80% would rather watch live video from a brand than read a blog, and 82% prefer live video from a brand to social posts. Periscope and Snapchat has paved the way for live video, and other social media platforms are…

Big news: We’ve updated our Creative Editor! Now creating social media content is faster and simpler than ever. Take a look at what’s new: The New Creative Editor Layout The new Creative Editor allows content creators to build posts next to the post preview and see every part of the posts quickly at a glance. This provides better visibility into all the available features GAIN has to offer. Creative Editor Page Facebook Channel Updates Adding multiple images can increase…

You invest plenty of time in your social media marketing campaigns, which you hope to see reflected in your posts’ performance. Third-party scheduling and publishing tools, like GAIN, are a popular aid for Facebook marketing campaigns but have been stuck with the perpetuated myth that these tools can actually decrease post reach. Luckily, many studies, and Facebook itself, are breaking down the real effect third-party publishing tools have on post reach and debunking this myth.…

After almost ten years of hashtags, new studies have led social media influencers to believe that hashtags might not be as useful as they once thought. These studies have compared post performance, with and without hashtags, on popular social media platforms, revealing interesting results. For example, when Caitlyn Jenner was first trending on social media you might be surprised to know that “Caitlyn Jenner” as a keyword set on Twitter trended higher than the hashtag…

GAIN’s Facebook channel comes equipped with many user-friendly editing tools to help content creators make a flurry of dynamic, engaging social media posts, with every content detail customized to your clients’ wishes. Some of these tools may have gone unknown to you since you’ve been using GAIN, as there are many available. That’s why we thought we’d create a quick walkthrough of all the post editing tools available on GAIN Facebook channels so you can…