An Updated Look at Social Media Demographics (With Quality Takeaways)

Social media platforms are constantly changing as are the demographics that are using them. Did you know that middle schoolers don’t even think Facebook is cool right now? Instagram is where it’s at for them, at least, for now.

Let’s take a deeper look at where social media demographics are right now. But, don’t get too comfortable, they are bound to change within a few months.

At the end of the graphic, we’ll look at a few takeaways.

Five Things You’re Probably Doing Wrong on Facebook

Facebook makes it pretty easy for your business or organization to share moments, memories, upcoming events, and more. However, there is still something to be said for having a little bit of Facebook savvy.

Here are a few things that you may be doing on your business or organization’s Facebook page that you should stop doing like, yesterday.

Lehigh Valley with Love Media Proud to Sponsor Lehigh Valley Beer Week

Lehigh Valley Beer Week returns to your favorite bars, restaurants, and brew pubs February 18 – 25 and Lehigh Valley with Love is proud to be the sole media sponsor for 2017.

What is Lehigh Valley Beer Week? Well, think of any restaurant week in your area where each spot has a pre fixe menu that highlights some of their best stuff at a reasonable packaged price. Now, imagine if your favorite bars did that, but also had tap takeovers, special events, and even more.

Lehigh Valley with Love Media is proud to team up with the great people who run, volunteer, and participate in Lehigh Valley Beer Week.

Be sure to check out their website, Facebook, and Twitter to find events going on near you.

Let’s do this. #LVBeerWeek

What NOT to do on Social Media: Personal Branding and the Job Search

We’re always happy to present one of our favorite topics, “What NOT to do on Social Media.”

This particular presentation was given at Moravian College on January 14, 2017 at its “Backpack to Briefcase” program.

Thank you, Moravian, for having us. We’re always eager to present!

Check out the full presentation (minus the cool animations) below.

Some of the Best Facepalm #FellowKids Moments on the Internet

Marketing to teens, tweens, and and younger millennials makes a ton of sense. Their parents have money and will buy stuff for them, so it makes sense to get them all into something.

However, marketing directly to younger groups, who are pretty proud of their memes; 4Chan and Reddit jokes; and purposefully not including anyone older than them, can be a slippery slope.

Companies or institutions actively trying to market or relate to a younger demographic can put up some content that can backfire hilariously or ironically simply work in that company’s favor because it’s so bad it’s good.

This is called the #FellowKids phenomenon, which comes from this “30 Rock” clip.

Facebook Unveils Group Video Chats

Ever wanted to video chat with 50 of your closest friends? Well, Facebook is making it even easier to connect and giving users one less reason to use another app. And, yes, it allows for up to 50 people to join at one time.

Facebook recently announced that group video chat would be supported for Facebook Messenger and on the web and it’s stupid easy to do.

Cinnabon’s Carrie Fisher Tweet Polarizes Internet and What Your Business Can Learn From It

The case could be made that social media users are becoming more tolerant of ads within their social media platforms, but that doesn’t translate to them putting up to what they perceive to be corporate pandering. However, a little bit of time to think it over can also mean a change of mind.

Cinnabon, that delectable bakery chain in many a shopping mall, released a tweet that they say, and I believe, was meant to be in honor of the late Star Wars actress. However, since the company used its product within the tweet image, other twitter users weren’t having it at first.

Instagram Adds Live Streaming Feature

Ready for another social media platform to “go live” from? Instagram recently announced that it is rolling out a live streaming feature included in Version 10.2 as another way for users to share their experiences.

What was once seemingly a novelty, “going live” has become increasingly commonplace on platforms like Facebook. Moms share school concerts as they happen, annoying friends share their food updates, and you probably get to see a lot of babies.