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Facebook Live and Videos Offer Plenty of Opportunities for Marketers

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

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Facebook—the once clogged and overwhelming feed of baby shower announcements, birthday greetings, and Monday morning rants is now recognized as the future for marketers. Creating an effective Facebook strategy has become an essential focus in social media marketing, where combining influencer marketing with interactive video content offers huge opportunities for brands.

 

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Instant Articles by Facebook: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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When Facebook made Instant Articles available to all this year, many users were excited. Instant Articles load faster and are more interactive than most mobile websites. The news made publishers excited too; they can now host their articles within Facebook and still display their own ads while generating more traffic and attention from the social network and their respective communities. For marketers though, the news came with many important questions such as: Will Instant Articles kill my website? Is it a mistake to leverage Instant Articles?

 

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F8 Conference 2016 Highlights: Bots, 360° Video, and VR

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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Facebook dominated the marketing and tech newsreels last week, thanks to announcements made during its annual F8 developers’ conference. Although the event is primarily aimed at developers, it’s when the company announces some of its biggest news and unveils services and features that users can expect in the coming months.

 

 

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How to Create a Successful Giveaway for Social Media

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Giving away prizes is almost a surefire way to expand your audience and increase engagement with your customers, but givaways can also be tricky. When done poorly, they can even backfire to the detriment of your brand’s reputation. Below are a few things to consider that might before you start.

 

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Instant News: The Next Big Thing in Social Media Marketing

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

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What do you think will news websites look like in the future? If current trends are any indication, they will probably look like today’s social media websites.

 

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Monthly Link Roundup – 09-25-15

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Facebook wants a ‘dislike’ button without the negativity (Fortune.com)

In a Q&A this month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that a “Dislike button” was under development and might soon be added to the social network. Zuckerberg said the new feature wouldn’t serve as a way to express negativity, which could lead to online harassment, but rather sympathy for tragic or serious posts.

Twitter’s Custom Emojis Make Their Debut As An Ad Unit With #ShareACoke (TechCrunch.com)

Previously introduced for special events and famous people, Twitter’s custom emojis recently debuted as part of Coca-Cola’s #shareacoke ad campaign. Whether custom emojis will be offered as an ad product in the future will depend on data collected from this partnership.

Pinterest Targets Search Ad Budgets (WSJ.com)

Pinterest is setting itself apart from social networks as it convinces advertisers that it’s a place for discovering products, not for connecting with loved ones. In line with this positioning, the visual bookmarking service has been working to change its image as a scrapbooking tool by launching several ad products in the last few months.

Snapchat is letting users pay $.99 to replay disappearing snaps, and it just added a ‘lens’ feature to animate your selfies (BusinessInsider.com)

Snapchat’s most recent update included three new features: face filters, virtual rewards, and paid replays for a single snap. The last one is the company’s first attempt at in-app purchases, providing users with up to three replays for $.99.

Tumblr changes reblogs so you can actually read them (Mashable.com)

Tumblr’s update at the start of the month now shows reblogs in a uniform column to make navigation easier. In the old system, comments were nested under reblogs, creating a very long, confusing chain especially if there were lengthy threads.

Mobile’s Where It’s At With Facebook’s New Ads Manager App

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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To deliver better mobile support for small business owners and marketers, Facebook recently launched its new Ads Manager app, following its announcement of acquiring 2 million active advertisers on its platform last February 24.

 

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