Instagram Video, Pinterest Rich Pins and Snapchat

Social platforms are more visual than ever. This week, we look at some of the biggest changes and newest additions to the social community.

Instagram Video: It was only a matter of time before Instagram added video. Smartphones switch easily from photo to video mode, so why shouldn’t Instagram users be able to do the same? The fifteen-second format is ideal for today’s social media consumer. It’s long enough to deliver a marketing message and short enough to hold the attention span of a viewer on the go.

Pinterest Rich Pins: The latest upgrade to Pinterest business accounts is the creation of rich pins which offer consumers additional information at a glance, like pricing or available colors. There’s money in those pins. A number of recent studies indicate Pinterest users spend more money than Facebook users for items they find on the respective platform.

Snapchat: Not quite ready for business, this fun app is quite popular with teens and young adults. This app allows for the user to take a picture in the moment knowing it will self destruct within 10 seconds. Right now, there isn’t much of a business application, but that might change over time. This week we talk about what you need to know about this new tool.