Happy New Year to you all, I have come across this detailed article by Social Examiner which i think its very detailed for our clients and social media entrepreneurs. Hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to leave a comment

The social platforms are constantly changing, and that means marketers need to change as well.

To find out how marketing on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest will change in the coming year, we reached out to expert social media professionals to get their thoughts.

17+ Social Media Marketing Predictions for 2018 From the Pros on Social Media Examiner.

#1: Pinterest Hones Ad Targeting

kate ahl bio imageI anticipate that Pinterest will get smarter and more efficient at keyword and visual search.

In their continual quest to serve their user base, I believe Pinterest will focus on creating better ad targeting based on those searches and fill the users smart feed with top pins that are relevant to the search term.

Additionally, video will gain broader acceptance on Pinterest. Marketers will have to learn what types of video pins will best engage Pinterest users.

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Did you know that social media marketing has a 100% higher lead-to-close rate than outbound marketing? Or that 84% of B2B marketers use social media in some form? No matter what you sell and who you sell it to, using social media as a marketing tool can help you grow your brand and pad your wallet.

At this point in the game, not having an active social media presence is kind of like pulling out a flip phone at a business meeting and then not understanding why your boss keeps giving Brad all the new accounts. Read More