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Monthly Link Roundup – 07-29-16

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Facebook Messenger Platform Gets Updated: Here’s What You Need To Know (MarketingLand.com)

Facebook is attracting brands and businesses across the globe, thanks to over 11,000 bots and more than 23,000 developers showing interest for Wit.ai’s bot engine. But this is only the beginning. Due to ongoing feedback from these developers, the social network has launched an update to its Messenger Platform, as well as a new blog for platform developers.

How Marketers Can Use New Tech To Deliver Meaningful Brand Experiences (EConsultancy.com)

According to the Future of Experience report by Adobe, instead of concentrating on the traditional path to purchase, brands need to consider the customer’s experience as a whole. Nikki Gilliland shares five ways on how brands can create more meaningful experiences for their customers.

Which Channels Do Customers Trust for Branded Content? (Blog.Kissmetrics.com)

With branded content, you’re essentially borrowing the customer’s time and thanking them by making them feel something – laughter, insight, or amazement. Which channels does your brand use to increase trust, brand recognition, and awareness among your target audience?

Periscope, Facebook Live, and YouTube Mobile Live Streaming, Oh My! (ReelSEO.com)

Periscope, Facebook Live, and Youtube Mobile represent the biggest names in the live streaming app category these days. This article will discuss what features video marketers need to know about these platforms.

Why Creating a Personal Online Experience for Your Visitors Is Critical [Infographic] (MarketingProfs.com)

Marketers are increasingly turning to Web personalization to engage audiences on their websites. Are you? If not, view this infographic to learn more about why you should consider Web personalization for your brand.

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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Mastering the Art of Marketing on Reddit

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

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Reddit is known as “The Front Page of the Internet” and for good reason. It offers a daily mix of informative news, cool links, social commentary, and computer nerdiness, all in one social media platform. With 234 million unique users and 7 billion monthly page views from 217 countries across the globe, it seems like the ideal place for marketers to promote their website, product, or service—right?

 

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Achieve Rapid Growth by Leveraging Your Mobile Programmatic Data

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

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Marketers already consider mobile as the top opportunity in programmatic advertising. Organizations that embrace mobile and recognize its strength for speed and targeting accuracy will be able to fully leverage the power of programmatic data when introduced soon after campaign inception.

 

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Monthly Link Roundup – 06-28-16

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Facebook Is Disabling Messaging In Its Mobile Web App To Push People To Messenger (Techcrunch.com)

In a notice that was delivered to Facebook users, the social network reported that its messaging capability will be removed from its mobile web application. This will force users into downloading and using Facebook’s Messenger app if they wish to continue real-time messaging and chatting with their friends on the network.

Snapchat Will Start Showing Ads Between Your Friends’ Stories (TheVerge.com)

Four years after Snapchat’s launch and with users watching 10 billion videos every day, the company is focusing harder than ever on revenue, launching a number of new products for advertisers. As reported throughout the web this month, the main change for Snapchat users will be that ads will start to appear between friends’ stories.

Microsoft’s Acquisition Of LinkedIn Confirms Work Is Social, But What About Marketing? (Business2Community.com)

Microsoft’s $26.2B acquisition of LinkedIn this month reinforces that work is social. Work is not just about completing tasks using applications. Rather, it revolves around the people who are working, communicating, and collaborating together.

New ‘Dashboard’ Tool From Twitter Gives Businesses A Simple, All-In-One Management Suite (MarketingLand.com)

To better help businesses understand and navigate Twitter, the site launched a new web and mobile app called Twitter Dashboard, which it describes as “a powerful tool to connect businesses with their fans, customers, and community.”

Instagram Just Made Video Discovery More Personalized (Refinery29.com)

Back in April, Instagram added video channels to the Explore tab to help users find new, more interesting clips to watch and interesting people to follow. Today, the app makes those suggestions even more customized by organizing videos into specific categories, and recommending these to its users based on their Instagram activity.

Why You Should Give Your Auto-play Videos the Silent Treatment

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

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Getting aurally violated by a loud, auto-playing video ad while browsing online is definitely one of the more annoying experiences you can have on the Internet. But when a video’s volume default setting is set to mute, or when the ad is part of your feed rather than invading the screen, the annoyance level drops drastically. This is what social media websites have done with their silent auto-play video ads, a format that has brands and marketers eagerly investing.

 

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The Microsoft/LinkedIn Deal and its Impact on You, the Social Media Marketer

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

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While much of the talk surrounding Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, announced Monday, has focused on improving the former’s cloud business, the deal will greatly affect social media marketers and deliver plenty of opportunities to users.

 

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