7 Holiday Ads That Dominated Social Media [2016 Edition]

We may know it as the season to be jolly, but for advertisers the holidays are a time of cutthroat competition.

Blockbuster-quality seasonal ads are part of a longstanding tradition, with many companies investing millions of dollars each year (just look at retailer John Lewis, who spent $8.7m on their 2015 slot alone). Ultimately, they know it’s a smart investment: the National Retail Federation predicts this year’s holiday spending to exceed $650 billion in the US alone, and the right ad can be key to directing those funds your way.

2016 saw an impressive number of holiday ads go viral, with contributions coming from seasoned veterans (we’re looking at you, John Lewis) and newcomers (well-played, Allegro) alike.  To see how this year’s ads stacked up, we used Keyhole to dig into what the people of Twitter have to say. Instead of focusing on view count, we decided to rank the Top 7 ads based on social buzz (and we’re glad we did – take a look at #4!)

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How to Use Hashtag Tracking to Optimize Your Social Listening Strategy [+ Tools and Examples!]

When many marketers and community managers think of social listening, scouring through sets of posts, tweets and messages comes to mind.

But being left with a small relevant dataset is common, even though the process involves keyword research to target what your audience is saying about your brand and competitors.

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5 Under-Analyzed Social Media Metrics that Matter [+ Free Tools to Measure Them!]

With so many social media analytics tools that focus on different stats, it’s hard to figure out which metrics matter.

Some of the most important ones are often ignored in favour of “vanity metrics” – numbers that don’t help guide your marketing decisions, but are easy to track. To make strides in your social approach, it helps to dig deeper into underlying data.

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A List of the Top 25 Social Media Analytics Tools

Tracking and reporting social media analytics used to be a hurdle for digital marketers – now the problem is finding the ideal tool.

The market is filled with different platforms, ranging in niche, effectiveness and user experience. And due to the recent Topsy shut down, more social media managers than ever are searching for a suitable alternative.

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Miss Topsy? Here are the Top 3 Topsy Alternatives

If you’re a social media marketer, you’re probably searching for a replacement tool for Topsy. Apple recently shut down Topsy, two years after they purchased it for $200 million.

Don’t hit the panic button just yet – you can still gather the Twitter data you need (tweets, impressions, share of posts and demographics) to inform your social media campaigns using these top 3 alternate tools.

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How to Run an Instagram Influencer Campaign [with downloadable templates]

In one our previous articles, we explained Why Influencer Marketing with Social Media Celebrities is the Hottest Trend in luxury Fashion Marketing. Indeed, Instagram campaigns are very influential, not just in the fashion industry, but across all industries.

Since you have already been introduced to these campaigns and are convinced by their powerful results,  we’ve created a step-by-step guide to help you launch your own successful Instagram Influencer Campaign.  

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How to Use Hashtags to Find Brand Influencers

Finding influencers has become much easier over time – especially given the transparent data that’s now available. You no longer need to rely on ‘black box’ scoring systems to find generic partner. You can use available data from social networks to rank their influence objectively.

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