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Using Twitter to Disseminate News Without a News Release

Spin Sucks

I’ve never been a fan of the news release. I’ll go ahead and put it right out there. In fact, earlier this year, I wrote, “ No One Cares About Your News Release ” when asked if it was OK to post your news release, verbatim, on your blog. That’s why I was so interested to read Peter Himler’s , “ Can Twitter Displace the News Release?

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How Fake News Affects PR

Proactive Report

Fake News has always been around, but 2016 saw a sudden rise in stories that were blatantly false or misleading or partially untrue. This sudden rise in fake news was fueled by a combination of the heated emotions created by the divisive Presidential election and the ease of publication and sharing of news online and on social media. Fake News vs Bad News.

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How to Apply SEO Best Practices to the News Release

Spin Sucks

The news release is dead! Long live the news release! The post How to Apply SEO Best Practices to the News Release appeared first on Spin Sucks. Maureen Jann has some great tips to show you how to use SEO best practices to increase visibility.

Social Media News & Updates: September

yMarketingMatters

Pages will be able to create ads for desktop and mobile News Feed to boost awareness of events and drive responses. Facebook Updates News Feed:  Facebook now shows more timely stories from friends and pages. Blog Social Media Updates marketing for small business social media Social Media Marketing Social Media News This is how the new event ad will look on the mobile New Feed.

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Facebook and Twitter Offer News Organizations Much More than Just News Delivery

Adam Sherk

The Pew Research Center’s The State of the News Media 2012 is out and the section on What Facebook and Twitter Mean for News makes for an interesting read. The figures on where users get their news links from is already being covered as a sign that Facebook and Twitter may not be as strong of a news source as previously thought. Social Media

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Agency Leads Must Absolutely Use Twitter

Spin Sucks

We try it all first and take our learnings and apply them to that of our clients. A few weeks ago, a client asked if we should try Twitter Lead Generation Cards  for their business. Just Follow on Twitter? You see the author, a lead at a very well-known firm, thinks those of us who run agencies should only follow people on Twitter—not engage, respond, or even tweet. She agreed.

5 Reasons Getting News Via Twitter Is All You Need

Social Media Citizens

For about 9 months, I haven’t opened any newspaper or trivia, watched the news or listened to any news programs on the radio. Instead I am consuming all the news I am interested in from my Twitter stream day in day out. The World is a good place – Twitter tells me that. One major reason I think Twitter is all you need, is because I got sick of the negativity in the news. Now don’t get me wrong, I know this is the kind of news that sells, but it just doesn’t add much value to my life. Your news are filtered in a better way.

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What Twitter Moments Means for Small Businesses

SocialTimes Twitter

A little more than one year ago, Twitter announced a new feature: Moments. At that time, the new feature was to be curated by a team at Twitter, as well as some big-name partners such as Entertainment Weekly , Fox News , NASA  and BuzzFeed. 28, Twitter made Moments available to everyone. What are Twitter Moments? How to create a Twitter Moment. On Sept.

How the New Twitter Moments Change News Discovery

Convince & Convert

#SeeTheMomentWhen Twitter Got a New CEO. Twitter’s board of directors began the search back in June, after former chief executive, Dick Costello, stepped down. With Dorsey now running Twitter on a permanent basis, there has been some discussion about leaving his other company, payments behemoth Square , behind. Only time will tell. Microsoft Event. Tech blogs.

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The Most Popular and Active News Brands on Instagram

Adam Sherk

Now that Instagram web profiles have been around for a few months I thought I’d check in on the participation and activity of major news brands. keep coming across things like the Simply Measured study showing that 59% of top brands are now active on Instagram and the news that Instagram has surpassed 100 million active users. Breaking News 65,471 84 339. News 53 2 14.

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests ‘Save for Later’ Reading Feature, Twitter Beefs Up Security

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Buffer: Facebook. Facebook testing Timehop-like feature to surface past news feed posts – Facebook is testing a new feature that will help users surface old posts from their Timeline (AllThingsD). Twitter. Foursquare. Buffer.

LOL News Stories

Spin Sucks

The news lately has been pretty depressing.  Between the wars, Mother Nature, and radiation leaks, it seems you can’t escape right now.  So I’m bringing you two LOL news stories. BUT that doesn’t top my favorite news story this week. That, in itself, is funny news to me but the kicker comes from the snake’s twitter feed.  asked Obama to laughter. How about you?

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5 Good Ideas for News Media Facebook Pages

Adam Sherk

What are news organizations doing to increase user activity and engagement on their Facebook pages? Here are five good ideas for news media Facebook pages: 1) Use Geotargeting. It’s a good fit for broadcast too, as local news stations often share user comments from their Facebook pages (and Twitter) on the air. 4) Host Live Chats. But it is good to experiment. What Else?

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Mobile Install-App Ads, New Twitter Profile, Updates to Facebook’s News Feed Algorithum & More | Social Media Snapshot

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , Facebook , Google , Social Media Marketing , Twitter Tags: Bing , Facebook , Google , Groups you admin section , install-app ads , linkedin , MoPub , new twitter profile , news feed algorithum , rich LinkedIn snippets , Twitter , youtube Catch up on the need-to-know changes and updates in social media that affect your business and brand…all in one place. Blog Facebook Google Social Media Marketing Twitter Bing Groups you admin section install-app ads linkedin MoPub new twitter profile news feed algorithum rich LinkedIn snippets youtube

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Google News Optimization Tips

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Google News Optimization Tips by Adam Sherk on September 3, 2009 This week Google put out a video to give publishers more information on how Google News works and how best to optimize for it. For instance Google News factors in how often articles from particular sources are clicked on in determining user trust.

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Does My Business Need to be on Twitter?

yMarketingMatters

As previously discussed in my post “Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?” ,  I am following up with an more in-depth look at Twitter and why your business should make use of this social media channel. There are about 1 billion registered Twitter users, with 241 million monthly active users. The average Twitter user has 208 followers. Build credibility.

Social Media News: Twitter Insiders & Facebook 360

Sprout Social

Introducing Twitter Insiders. On Twitter, your resource squad just got bigger. This week the company introduced Twitter Insiders, a group of 12,000 Twitter users that will participate in research studies, help test creative ideas, provide honest input with the goal of making consumer and market research more timely and accessible. The possibilities are endless.

BuzzFeed News, Twitter Join Forces on Election Night Livestream Special

SocialTimes Twitter

BuzzFeed News  will team up with Twitter on an exclusive livestreamed election night special from BuzzFeed ’s New York office. BuzzFeed News said in a release that Perlmutter has held senior roles with CNN , MSNBC  and E! Decision Desk HQ will provide “definitive calls” on how the vote is going, and the livestream will include advertising packages such as television-style mid-roll ad spots combined with BuzzFeed News-produced original news clips, which advertisers can sponsor and promote on Twitter. The special will begin at 6 p.m. ET Nov. 8—not Nov.

Meet 7 Twitter Influencers Who Follow Millions

Ari Herzog

How do you know if you are following one too many people on Twitter? What Twitter tools do you use to manage your relationships; and does the tool matter? asked these questions to seven Twitter users who collectively follow 2.3 Twitter lists are like Google+ circles. love Twitter lists. treat Twitter like TV and radio stations. Media Twittermillion.

Google+ Engagement for News Sites: Top Performers and One-Year Growth Rates

Adam Sherk

Which news sites get the most engagement on their Google+ pages? It’s been a year since I took an early look at engagement rates for news organizations on Google+ , so I thought I’d revisit the topic and do a fresh comparison. used the same news organizations as last time with a few changes and additions, bringing the list to 48. 394.04. 2 BBC News 147.34

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Twitter Adds Checkmarks for Verified Accounts to Timeline

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter users no longer have to access other users’ profiles to determine whether or not their accounts are verified. Mullin believes the move by Twitter will benefit journalists in the wake of the controversy over fake news  on Facebook and other social networks. Readers: Are you seeing verified checkmarks in your Twitter timelines?

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches Paper, Twitter Tweaks Homepage Search, Foursquare Now Delivers

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare: Facebook launches mobile app Paper. Twitter. Facebook. Foursquare. Any social media updates we missed? And have you checked out Facebook’s Paper yet?

Twitter and DMCA violations

Janet Fouts

A little while ago people were making a fuss about freelance author @RunOlgaRun who noticed a joke she posted on Twitter being shared without credit. She asked Twitter to take it down as a violation of her copyright and they responded by replacing the tweet in violation with the text. BREAKING NEWS: Twitter is hiding tweets reported stolen. Plagiarism is bad. Be good.

Social Media News & Updates: February

yMarketingMatters

Place Tips in News Feed: Place tips will show you fun, useful and relevant info about the place you’re at and will show at the top of your news feed.  It will include photos and posts that your friends have shared. TWITTER: Enhanced Ad Options – Quick Promote. You can now capture, edit and share videos of up to 30 seconds right from your Twitter app. Twitter

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests Mobile-Ad Network, Twitter Launches Card Analytics

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest and Snapchat: Pinterest now supports GIFs. Facebook, Twitter, Google. Twitter. Social Media News Ticker Facebook GIFs marijuana ads mobile ad network Pinterest Snapchat Twitter Twitter card analytics

How To Use Twitter For PR

Waxing UnLyrical

When I first started writing this post, I was going to call it “How I Use Twitter.” ” Then I thought again, because a) I’m not as frenetically active on Twitter these days as I used to be, and b) who the heck cares how I use Twitter? Where Twitter for PR usually begins… and ends. Pitching journalists on Twitter. ” 3.

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Video Ads Expand Outside U.S.

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: Users can now share multiple photos on Twitter via web and the Android app. Twitter. Facebook. Facebook to expand video ads to seven countries outside U.S. Instagram. ” (AllFacebook). Pinterest.

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Media Relations Without the News Release

Spin Sucks

When you have put a lot of time and effort into creating a news release, it can be hugely frustrating when you can’t get hold of journalists, or the story is turned down by your target publications. Placing thought leadership or advice comments can be more time efficient than the intense and lengthy news release pitching route. Four ways to gain media coverage without a news release.

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Six Sources for Nonprofit News

SocialFish

———— I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to keep up with all the news. Many of us have our own curation practice, but one of the most efficient I have is to keep an eye on those in our community who are curating the news for us. It’s the most efficient means of reading the nonprofit news that I need to know. must-read. Nonprofit Blog Carnival.

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The Week’s Biggest Social Media News

Spin Sucks

The Week’s Biggest Social Media News. Twitter Moments. On Monday, Twitter announced “Moments,” its long-awaited curation tool. Moments is on the Twitter home page between notifications and messages. Twitter Polls. And speaking of the Twitter home page, they  really want you to hang out there versus a desktop app, such as Hootsuite. Boring.

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Email is Dead, Twitter’s Amplify Now on Movie Screens

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn: Facebook’s new ad campaign structure. Twitter. Social Media News Ticker ABC China Facebook Facebook ad campaign Facebook email Google LinkedIn Promoted Accounts social media news Twitter Twitter Amplify

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Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Nears Deal With Stripe, Spotify Drops Free Listening Time Limit

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Spotify: Facebook’s new Trending section. Twitter. Facebook. Google+. LinkedIn. Spotify. Any social media updates we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

Why Instagram Stories is Actually Good News for Snapchat

Convince & Convert

Instagram Stories is actually good news for Snapchat. The same thing happened with Facebook (which of course was only available to youth at its inception, and as it became ubiquitous was largely abandoned by that audience). I’d argue growth and breadth didn’t do Twitter any favors, either. From an operations perspective, that’s all good news. Defection Ahead.

How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter

SocialFish

————— According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. Twitter can be used to distribute news about your organization and your stories. And you can use a variety of apps to automatically tweet that news ( Hootsuite and Buffer are tops)! love Twitter for media relations.

Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Ad Retargeting, Google ‘+Post Ads,’ Apple Buys Topsy

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr and Apple: Facebook. Facebook adds more ‘News’ to News Feed to become more Twitter-like – Facebook is now promoting more ‘real news’ posted by users; the social network’s news-feed algorithm will now expose more links to articles from media organizations — especially on mobile (AdAge). Twitter. Google+. Tumblr. and… Apple?!

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Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Adds Photo Tagging, Facebook Acquires Oculus VR

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook and Twitter: Twitter rolls out photo tagging. Twitter. Facebook. Foursquare. LinkedIn. Klout. Any social media updates that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches FB Newswire, Acquires Motion Tracking App Moves

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin and Pinterest: Facebook. Twitter. Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches “Nearby Friends” Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Launches New Profile Design and Buys Android App Cover. LinkedIn.

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Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Debuts New Ad Types, Vine Gets Direct Video Messaging

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube: Vine adds direct messaging via video (photo: Vine blog). Twitter. Twitter doubles down on TV in Europe – last week Twitter purchased two TV analytics companies, France’s Mesagraph and the U.K.’s Facebook.

Why Facebook and Twitter are Old News

Ari Herzog

You are never asked to like the company on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Are Facebook and Twitter less important in 2011 as they were in 2009? If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit Why Facebook and Twitter are Old News in your browser. Related articles you may enjoy: Did Twitter Kill Blellow? Syndicating FourSquare to Twitter.

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Learn Twitter From Justin Bieber

Ari Herzog

Does it surprise you that pop star Justin Bieber is ubiquitous on Twitter? Retweeting is how news about the recent Egyptian revolution spread across Twitter. Given Justin’s 7,677,139 Twitter followers (and granted everyone likely wasn’t glued to Twitter at that moment in time), it’s notable that the tweet mentioning Scooter and Gena was retweeted 100+ times.