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Facebook Live Goes Full-Screen, Adds Video-Only Mode, Extends Sessions to Four Hours

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Facebook Live  has gone full-screen, in both portrait and landscape on iOS, and just portrait for now on Android. The social network said in an email to SocialTimes that landscape full-screen broadcasting on Android will launch later this summer, and also detailed two new features: a video-only mode and longer broadcasts. Users can bring back Reactions and comments by swiping left.

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Reducing Cognitive Load: The Best UX Design for Your Community Site

SocialFish

This excellent post is by Molly Talbert and originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog.  It’s reposted for SocialFish with permission. ——– Have you ever given up on using a website because it takes too much brainpower to figure it out? Or even find what it’s for? This happened to me last time I flew and tried to check in online. Why was it so bad? That’s what you want.

Facebook, Instagram and Users’ ‘Behavior and Emotions’ (Study)

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What are the similarities and differences between how users of Facebook and Instagram feel about both social networks? Facebook IQ  released a new study  in which more than 5,500 users of Facebook and Instagram in six countries—Australia, Brazil, France, Japan, U.K. and U.S.—were were polled on their “behavior and emotions across the two platforms.” Its findings included: Respondents were 1.3

An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

SocialFish

This is the first of a series of posts by David Blyer,  Founder & CEO,  DonorCommunity. ———– Social media has revolutionized the way we raise money, stay engaged with our current donors, and cultivate new donors. Peer-to-Peer fundraising is a great way to accomplish all of this at once. Friends of your supporters: your untapped resources. How to get started.

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15 Highly Engaging Pokemon Go Brand Posts

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I'll be honest with you. I am still half expecting the Pokemon Go fever to die down even though I don’t think it will anytime soon. mean, what is there not to like? Pokemon Go is taking us millennials back to a time when we used to watch it on T.V. Add to that the dopamine blast you get out of actually going on a quest. As if we needed more reasons to glue our eyes to our phones. New York Rangers.

5 Ways to Measure Agency Operations

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Guest Post by David Klein. More than ever, clients demand that PR agencies prove their value. Whether it’s the CEO or marketing manager, someone is going to ask about the ROI of your campaigns and other efforts. Successful agencies have become very good at telling their stories and quantifying the impact of their work. But what about the PR agency itself? It’s often overlooked. It’s not sexy.

Five Barriers to Sustainable Business Growth

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There are many barriers that may keep a business from sustainable growth. These barriers are usually different for smaller and larger businesses, based on the level at which they compete. Here we take a closer look at each one. The post Five Barriers to Sustainable Business Growth appeared first on Spin Sucks.

104 of the Best Free Data Sources For Your Next Infographic

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The best way to make a great infographic? Make sure it has great data. It’s… Read More.

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Drive Toward Social Intelligence Maturity

Propelling your organization to new levels of social intelligence skill and application is essential for maximizing the value of your listening and monitoring efforts.

The Ultimate LinkedIn Lead Generation Guide

Sprout Social

Unlike social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram where users sign up for a variety of purposes, a majority of LinkedIn users are there for business. You won’t find many selfies, heated arguments about celebrities or artsy brunch pictures. Most people sign up for LinkedIn for one of three reasons: Networking. Job hunting. Lead generation. That’s not the case. Try Ads.

Twitter Begins Application Process for Verified Accounts

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Twitter Tuesday rolled out an online application process for verified accounts , giving individuals and organizations the chance to join the social network’s nearly 187,000 accounts with the blue badge icon. Verified accounts launched on Twitter in 2009 , but there was previously no way for account holders to request verification. More information is available via Twitter’s Help Center , which stated that necessary information includes: Verified phone number. Confirmed email address. Biography. Profile photo. Birthday (for accounts for people, not companies, brands or organizations).

3 New Apps You Should Use for Social Content Creation

Ignite Social Media

Photography and content apps are a dime a dozen in your App and Google Play Stores. But there are some apps that stand out from the crowd, and by default, make your content infinitely better and more engaging. We’re talking about apps that give you the freedom to explore your creativity, while remaining realistic and relatively easy to use at the same time. So shall we get to it? Photo Candy.

The Importance of Music In Marketing Campaigns

Spin Sucks

Music in marketing has the power to move an audience in ways other mediums can’t. Don't forget about it during your next event or live campaign. Eddie Newquist has more. The post The Importance of Music In Marketing Campaigns appeared first on Spin Sucks.

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SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

15 Awesome Social Media Apps for iPhone

Razor Social

Using your mobile for social media marketing will make you more productive and efficient  when marketing your business on social media. You have your mobile with you 24 hours a day so you might as well get more benefit from it! Some applications will just waste your time and some will benefit your business.   The applications we have selected below will make you more effective on social media.

Do You Know How to Create the Perfect Content Marketing Strategy?

Sprout Social

Creating and curating content is important to businesses both big and small. Content builds your voice, presence and reputation online. But it is important to create a content marketing strategy specific to your goals and audience. You cannot just throw any content out there and expect it to work with and for you. You need a plan and a good one. This is why content marketing is so powerful. Ebooks.

[Cool Social Tools] IssueLab: To Unlock PDF Jail, Share What You Know

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Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! ———— Pity the poor PDF. couple weeks ago, Ernie Smith blogged at Associations Now that “PDF files are like nicotine for nonprofits: Some associations just can’t quit them.”.

Can Twitter Analytics Predict a Trump v. Clinton Winner?

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If you’re a social media trend watcher or a political junkie, you can’t help but pay attention to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Twitter this year! Using the free Twitter Analytics Report Card   from Agorapulse, let’s take a quick look at the two U.S. presidential candidates setting Twitter on fire right now. In the Red Corner: Donald Trump @RealDonaldTrump. Followers: 9.8 million.

The Smart Marketer's Guide to Social Media Management

Engaging in social media isn't an option anymore. So if you're going to do it, you want to do it well.

Use the Buyer’s Journey to Engage Brand Advocates

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Brand advocates can be a crucial resource for your business, but too often we overlook opportunities to both connect with and empower them. Laura Petrolino explains how using the buyer's journey can help you outline processes to find, connect, and engage with these valuable consumers. The post Use the Buyer’s Journey to Engage Brand Advocates appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments Comments Related Stories Three Strategy Development Lessons from Iceland Soccer Which Brand Storytelling Persona are You? Online Communication and Relationships: The Missing Skills.

37 Best Blog Post Topics to Cure Your Writers Block

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Why Do Tweets Go Viral? Our 10 Most Successful Tweets and the Psychology Behind Why They Worked

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If you’re anything like me, there are only a handful of things more exciting for a social media marketer than when a Tweet “goes viral.” ” Tina Fey sums up the feeling nicely: And so I set about with the audacious goal for this post of trying to unravel the great social media mystery of virality:  Figuring out the  formula for Twitter’s most successful tweets.

6 Facebook Features Marketers Overlook

Sprout Social

What began as a simple platform for specific college networks has grown into a hub of social activity for 1.65 billion monthly active users. Popular Facebook features like Pages, News Feed and a suite of advertising tools have made this network a must-have for marketers and advertisers. Since 2004 countless new Facebook features have been released for you to use to meet your business objectives.

Master The Next Wave Of Social

As social media adoption becomes more and more mainstream, marketing leaders race to keep up - creating blogs, communities, and Facebook pages, all too often without a clear road map in mind.

How are Fans Using Facebook Reactions?

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There was a great deal of excitement following Facebook’s proposal to revamp the Like button towards the end of last year. With the introduction of Facebook Reactions (‘love’, ‘haha, ‘sad’, ‘angry’ and ‘wow’), Brands could know how their Fans felt about their Posts. It sounded quite like a snapshot summary of the insights a social listening tool would be able to come up with.

ReadItForMe Is Cliff’s Notes for Business

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Are you one who hates to read business books? Or are there too many and you can't keep up? ReadItForMe, an executive book summary site, is for you! The post ReadItForMe Is Cliff’s Notes for Business appeared first on Spin Sucks. Comments i thought of you when he made this offer. thought, “OMG! by Gini Dietrich So cool! I end up going between audio and text if, for example, by Paula Kiger Related Stories Three Steps to Overcome Self-Doubt Five Barriers to Sustainable Business Growth Why I Bet On a Pro Poker Player to Lead My Marketing Team.

Death to the Page View, Here Are the Four Metrics of the Future

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Since the web’s inception, we have had a crazed obsession with “hits.” ” In the ‘90s… Read More.

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Facebook Tests Snapchat Stories-Like Quick Updates; Won’t Roll It Out

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Not every new feature Facebook tests makes it to launch. Take Quick Updates, the social network’s take on Snapchat Stories. Tiffany Zhong of Binary Capital was part of Facebook’s test group for Quick Updates, and she shared the screenshots below with Josh Constine  of TechCrunch. Users can also overlay text on top of media. They then select which friends can view their Quick Updates.

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7 Types Of Awesome Social Media Content Your Brand Can Be Creating Right Now

Buffer Social

Have you ever wondered why people love eating at buffets? It’s not because all-you-can-eat options are better for your wallet; in fact, economists have proved  ordering traditional dishes is actually cheaper. Humans crave variety. With a buffet ticket, you can try the dumplings, the salad, the spare ribs, brussels sprouts,  and  the pasta—and that variety  makes you feel good. Custom GIFs.

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Twitter Tests New Location for Tweet Composer in iOS App

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Twitter is testing a tweak in its iOS application in which the tweet composer appears atop users’ timelines. spokesperson for Twitter confirmed the test to Karissa Bell  of Mashable , saying: We want to make it easy for anyone to tweet. To that end, we’re experimenting with ways to make the tweet compose bar easier to access on Twitter for iOS, similar to the experience on Twitter.com. Readers: Should Twitter make this a permanent change? Screenshot courtesy of Karissa Bell, Mashable.

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10 Top Twitter Tips to Improve Your Engagement

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This guest post is by Josh Sayers of Adventure Connections. One of my biggest bugbears in the world of marketing are people that do not have Twitter. It’s a free platform that has over 310 million active users, and unlike the monster that is Facebook, doesn’t meddle with your timeline (too much). Ready to jump in? Share other content. Remember to geotag. Add some colour to your profile. Ask them!