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The PR Industry is Full of Spin Doctors and Liars

Spin Sucks

On the second day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you: Two lies told consistently about the PR industry and what to do about it. Gini Dietrich outlines an approach to take that will fight the perception people have of us. The post The PR Industry is Full of Spin Doctors and Liars appeared first on Spin Sucks.

21 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Brand Inspiration

Sprout Social

If you’re a brand, you want eyes on your product or service–and more importantly, you want people to come back. To stand out in the crowd, your brand might’ve adopted Instagram. However, does your audience consider you one of their favorite Instagram accounts to follow? Having visually appealing tools and reporting can make social media management simply more manageable. AirBnB. Tesla. Adobe.

10 Great Gifts to Inspire Girl Bosses

Peg Fitzpatrick

Girl bosses need a little extra love this holiday or any day! Show your support for your favorite girl boss with a few items from this fun list that bound to add a little spring in her step. Some of these are my current faves and I’m adding some to my Santa wish list too! Or I might just order them.   A girl boss doesn’t need to wait for a gift, right? Folders to color and use! 12.24.


4 Reasons Why Vine Couldn’t Keep Up

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Social media platforms serve various users, from the everyday account holder to company investors and now talented content creators whose influential posts turn fad into phenomenon. Keeping these invaluable influencers top of mind—for example, Instagram’s latest advertising update –is crucial for social platforms as their support and engagement can arguably become a make-or-break situation.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

10 Posts You Need to Read Before the End of the Year


It can be so easy to slide into holiday mode too early at this time of year (trust me, I’m struggling with it from time to time myself!) but the desire to clock off can be a good motivator to end the year well. also find that I end up doing some kind of blog audit (stay tuned for that one!), But first things first! How to get the words written: 10 tips for writers | Allison Tait. STOP IT!

Periscope Users Can Now Save HD Versions of Their Broadcasts

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Periscope released an update for its iOS application, which allows users to save high-definition versions of their broadcasts to their devices. ⚡️ You can now save high definition versions of your broadcasts to your iOS device! Switch this on in Settings pic.twitter.com/aiylSG7hv5. Periscope Help (@periscopehelp) December 5, 2016. Users can turn on this option within the app’s settings menu, which can be accessed by tapping the people icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen, and then tapping the profile icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

Users Can Finally Touch the Oculus Touch

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The long-awaited Oculus Touch  controller was released online  and in stores Tuesday. The virtual reality controller launched with 54 gaming and experience titles , and it can be test-driven at more than 500 retailers in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany and the U.K. Personalization platform Oculus Avatars  also launched Tuesday, and it is supported by several of the Oculus Touch launch titles.


Facebook to Users: Does This Link’s Title Use Misleading Language?

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Facebook is turning to its users for help in its efforts to curb fake news. Devin Coldewey of TechCrunch  shared the tweet  below from Chris Krewson of Billy Penn , in which he was asked whether the headline of a post from the Philadelphia Inquirer “uses misleading language.”. Facebook is asking whether this @PhillyInquirer headline is fake? pic.twitter.com/cCUpwtvQlS. — Chris Krewson (@ckrewson) December 5, 2016. Krewson was given the following options to choose from: not at all, slightly, somewhat, very much and completely. Readers: Have you seen any similar surveys in your News Feeds


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Retaining Customers in the Age of Dying Brand Loyalty


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How Often Should I Post on Instagram?

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How often should you post on Instagram? Seeking advice can be overwhelming because everyone states a different best practice. Everyone’s advice is different. Searching online reveals varied answers. Brian Hughes says post once per day. “Aim to post once per day , every day. Don’t spam your followers with more than two daily posts!” One blogger recommended posting “ 1.5