Editorial Instagram publication tracks digital culture and trends on a global scale.
Powered by We Are Social’s network of 900+ social specialists, The Feed features daily artefacts of digital culture from across the world, with a focus on brands, platforms, communities, creators, memes, trending conversations, aesthetics and more. Each post includes an insight into a wider cultural or behavioral shift, a data point to validate its potential, and an implication for brands.
Recent posts include:
Joke Spotify playlists are being created and used as memes. Spotify users are creating joke playlists to create and share with other users – playlists that aren’t intended for listening, but are instead are used to tell funny, strange and unexpected stories. Read more here.
The #girlshelpgirls movement sees Chinese women push for accountability. In a social movement sparked by a 19-year-old student, women in China have taken a stand on social against inappropriate behaviour, leading a number of global brands to reassess their local partnerships. Read more here.
Diet Paratha is a community giving South Asians in British fashion a platform. Diet Paratha celebrates underrepresented fashion talent across the South Asian diaspora. It’s harnessing the fashion community’s long-standing rebellion against systemic industry issues via Instagram to encourage people to break free from cultural stereotypes. Read more here.
The Feed has been running in invite-only beta since November 2020 and is now open to all. It's a new output from We Are Social’s growing research division that specializes in cultural insights: a team of more than 50 cultural analysts and strategists globally. By distilling and applying cultural insights to supercharge its process, We Are Social is investing in generating communications that maximize clients’ cultural impact.
Lore Oxford, Global Head of Cultural Insights at We Are Social and Editor of The Feed, commented: “When people think about digital culture, viral fame is often the first thing to come to mind: jumping on the latest album drop from Drake or getting in some good tweets. But making an impact online is about so much more than landing a punchline. So many one-off digital events that have seemed alienating or niche at their conception have transpired to be early warning signals for important shifts in contemporary culture that have far-reaching implications for brands. In 2021, culture moves at the speed of social and as a socially-led creative agency, our global teams are identifying these moments and artefacts on a daily basis. The Feed gets the marketing community on the inside track of emergent digital culture as it’s happening, and translates it into actionable insights and opportunities they can apply to their own workstreams.”
App analytics and market data company, App Annie, have released a new report that sheds light on Gen Z’s mobile behavior, in order to help marketers develop effective strategies to reach them. 98% of Gen Z report owning a smartphone, on average receiving their first at the age of 10. They are also part of […]
Experticity, the world’s largest community of influential category experts have released a new study that sheds new light on the importance of micro-influencers on the average consumer. The study was conducted with online interviews of more than 6,000 individuals from the United States drawn from Experticity’s micro-influencer network and the general population. In addition, more […]
Market research companies eMarketer and Global Web Index have collaborated together to release the 10th edition of the global media intelligence report. The report is a detailed compilation of data and insights about internet users’ traditional and digital media usage in 42 key markets worldwide. Communicate will be highlighting the key trends that are shaping the […]
Social Bakers, a global AI-powered social media marketing company has released the Q3 edition of their social media trends report. The report reveals where the industry is currently standing with regard to spending and engagement globally. Here are the key findings – ADVERTISING Worldwide ad spend increased by 56.4% in Q3 compared to where it […]