Tag: tiktok

I Went Viral on TikTok – Here’s What I Learned

As a content marketer, I’ve always been a big fan of social media. I’ve long relied on social channels like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to engage in conversations with the various marketing communities I serve, and they have helped me drive traffic to my blog posts, video content, and podcasts. However, as a busy B2B marketer, I’m also conscious that engaging appropriately with every social media channel would be impossible. So I invest my time in the channels I believe my audience is predominantly based. This is why I’ve never given more than a cursory look at social channels like Snapchat or Pinterest to promote my objectives. But now and again, a social media channel comes along that completely shakes… Read more »

Is TikTok Livestream Shopping The New QVC For Gen Z Shoppers? Not Yet!

TikTok’s plans to turn the burgeoning social media platform into a global livestream shopping platform have been potentially derailed, according to a recent report in the Financial Times. The livestream shopping experience was launched in the UK last year after initial success in the Asian markets. However, plans to expand the scheme further into Europe and the United States have been put on hold after UK sales failed to meet expectations. What is Livestream Shopping? Livestream shopping is the social media equivalent of TV shopping channels like QVC, where live presenters demonstrate products, hype special offers, and ultimately sell products hand over fist. So the question is, can TikTok turn the “TV shopping” model on its head and appeal to… Read more »

How Y2K TikTok Trend is Driving Surge in Vintage Sales on eBay

If the thought of tuning into the TV news fills you with dread, you’re not alone. Let’s face facts; the current news agenda is pretty depressing. From the war in Ukraine to the cost-of-living crisis, the ever-present threat of global warming and the ongoing pandemic, it’s little wonder why people feel nostalgic for simpler times. Gen Z shoppers, in particular, are finding comfort in an age when life was less problematic – the turn of the century. As with so many other things in 2022, social media has influenced this trend. TikTok is leading the charge with content tagged Y2K, clocking up 6.1 billion views. This trend has led to a massive spike in eBay searches for products that were… Read more »

Should I use social media to promote my eBay business?

There’s a long and short answer to the question about whether eBay sellers should invest time, effort, and potentially money into promoting their businesses on social media networks like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Pinterest. The short answer is: Yes The fact is, you probably already knew this, but in reading this blog, you are looking for something more concrete to build your strategy. So for all you social media procrastinators, here’s the low-down on why you should invest in social to promote your eBay business as a matter of urgency. But before we get into the why and how of social media, let’s burst some social media myths. There’s nothing new about social media If you want to invest… Read more »