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How Lego uses Instagram to inspire fans of all ages

Since it was founded in 1932, countless generations of children have grown up with Lego toys. As time and technology have progressed, Lego has created a whole new breed of Lego-obsessed youngsters – equally enthralled by its movie and video game franchise.

Social media continues to be an intrinsic part of Lego’s marketing strategy, with visual content a key way the brand drives engagement and fosters a sense of community online. 

Is the influencer marketing bubble set to burst?

Last year, influencer marketing became a billion-dollar industry, with reports suggesting that it could be worth a whopping $2.38bn by the time 2019 rolls around.

Other research suggests a similarly positive outlook.

Ask the experts: Paid social media trends, challenges & strategy

Next up for our ‘ask the experts’ series is paid social media.

We’ve got some consultants and agency bods to give us their opinions on everything from Snapchat to strategy, video to influencers. There’s quite a lot to digest so you can use the hyperlinks below to jump between questions.

Six lessons we can learn from the best stationery brands on Instagram

Some people like to follow food brands on Instagram, others are interested in fashion. For some reason, I seem to have a slightly unhealthy obsession with stationery.

Niche, I know. But it seems I’m not the only one. The hashtag #stationery has over 2 million posts on Instagram, with big brands including Primark and ASOS also jumping on the ‘stationery porn’ bandwagon.

Snapchat opens up to the web in a big way with new Paperclip linking feature

Since its launch, popular messaging service Snapchat has only been accessible via iOS and Android apps. The Snapchat ecosystem has been totally closed off from the outside world, including the web.

That stands in stark contrast to Snapchat’s biggest competitor, Facebook-owned Instagram. In 2012, it made user profiles accessible on the instagram.com website, and most recently, it upgraded its mobile web app to allow users to post content. Previously, content posting could only be performed via the Instagram native mobile apps.