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Top five: The news industry’s war on Trump

Sherrilynne Starkie

This was a busy week for must-know news in the world of social media. The major theme is that times are changing. Facebook, Twitter and Google are all working to transform. SnapChat continues to innovate. And, a classic man bites dog scenario is rolling out in mainstream media.

Can Every Blog Benefit From Pinterest? The SocMedSean Pinterest Experiment

SocMed Sean

Pinterest…it’s kinda the bane of my existence as a social media blogger. Not because I don’t like the platform, but more because I’m totally jealous of those who get to use it to drive mad-traffic to their blogs.

On forgiveness, resilience and reconciliation in Rwanda #MindfulSocial

Janet Fouts

Recently I had 2 guests on the Mindful Social podcast and their story of their interactions with the people of Rwanda is truly inspiring. Dr. Karin Jeffery from San Jose State University took a group of students on a faculty led program to Rwanda.

Robocalls on the Rise

Ari Herzog

“A legal lawsuit has been issued against you and a warrant has been issued for your arrest,” the robotic voice said when I picked up my ringing phone. It was a New York number. “Call this number immediately before legal action is taken.” ” I immediately recognized the scam. First, if police want to arrest me, they’re not going to call me about it. Second, that particular prerecorded robocall is common.

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Social Media for Nonprofits: 5 Key Questions

Ignite Social Media

Looking for your nonprofit to get social? Social media is a great way to tell the story of your organization, engage with your audience, and drive the results that you’re looking for. Here are five key questions to ask yourself before you get started. What are you trying to accomplish?

New and Reinstated Professional Targeting Options on Facebook

Jon Loomer

Many recent announcements from Facebook concerning targeting are seemingly about the removal of features. Thankfully, this post is not about that! Facebook quietly mentioned some new (and some reinstated/returning) professional targeting options on the Facebook Developers blog.

Facebook Launches New Process to Convert Still Images to Video, New Ad Creative Guide

Social Media Today

Facebook is looking to help advertisers improve their Facebook ad performance by providing a new video option, and a new listing of tips

5 Reasons Every Business Professional Should Take A Course In Marketing

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Jade Anderson, who is an experienced In-house Editor at Upskilled. With a background in online marketing, Jade has always had a love for the written word. She enjoys being able to combine these skills with her passion for the education industry.

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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.

How to Use Instagram to Market Your Restaurant or Cafe

Socialmedia.biz

Marketing can be an arduous and expensive process but it doesn’t have to be that way. With a daily active user base of over 500 million, Instagram is a great platform that you can use to market your restaurant or café. But there’s a catch; over 95 million posts are made daily.

Do You Need a Social Media Consultant?

Ignite Social Media

Now, we may be biased, but whether you’re a small business or an established corporation, social media marketing is a vital marketing channel.

[Product Update] New plans for Audiense Connect, our Twitter marketing platform

Audiense

We are pleased to inform you that our plans for our Twitter marketing platform, Audiense Connect, were updated on the August 8th. Now Audiense Connect users can choose between Free, Starter and Standard plans. Audiense News Twitter Marketing

5 Tips for Incorporating Video into Your Social Media Strategy

Social Media Today

Looking to add video into your social media marketing approach? Here are some tips on how to do it

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A World Gone Social

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5 Reasons Every Business Professional Should Take A Course In Marketing

SocMed Sean

Today’s guest post comes from Jade Anderson, who is an experienced In-house Editor at Upskilled. With a background in online marketing, Jade has always had a love for the written word. She enjoys being able to combine these skills with her passion for the education industry.

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7 Psychology Facts That All Social Media Marketers Should Know

Buffer Social

What do psychology and social media have in common? A lot more than you might imagine! Believe it or not, there are some very scientific reasons that people like, share, comment, click, and even purchase products online.

How Social Media Monitoring Can Help Customer Service

Ignite Social Media

Social media is quickly becoming one of the leading channels for customers to choose when they are looking for customer service. Social media customer service accounts for 34.5% of people’s choice for resolving their issues, outstripping email, websites, and 1-800 numbers.

How to Find The Best Social Media Platform For Your Business (the Sweet Spot)

Socially Sorted

Not sure what the best social media platform is for you? If you’re overwhelmed by social media networks and choosing between them, then you’re in the right place. In this post, I’m sharing some key ways to narrow down the best social media platform (or. // Read More.

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When Should You Expect to See Results from a Content Marketing Strategy?

Social Media Today

How long does it take content marketing to work? This post looks at the key elements involved, and what you can expect

Could Buyer Personas be Your Secret Weapon for More Leads and Sales with Social Media?

Pam Moore

As with anything in life, it's easy to skip to the easy part. I love chocolate cake and I usually go straight to the frosting. Executing your social media strategy is similar in that it's easy to skip to the easy parts…the posting on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter etc.

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Collect Leads from a Facebook Canvas Contact Form (and Target Them)

Jon Loomer

Last week, I provided you with a step-by-step for how to create a Facebook Canvas contact form. But once you create these ads, how do you collect the leads? And how do you target those who engage with these forms?

What the Teens Are Up To: Most Used Social Channels

Ignite Social Media

While parenting a 13-year-old, I realized two things: first, I’m old and second, social media wasn’t a thing when I was a teen. To stay relevant to my ever-growing bundle of joy, I’ve had to dive into apps I otherwise wouldn’t use as much.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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IGTV: Welcome to Instagram’s Youtube-Like Video Channel

Meltwater

Instagram has officially announced its intention to become a video platform that lies somewhere between Snapchat and Youtube. The video app and hub will be known as IGTV (Instagram TV)… Read More >>>.

Instagram Adds Private Polls to Direct Messages

Social Media Today

Instagram has added poll stickers to Direct, giving you a new way to interact within enclosed groups

What Should I Do with Trolls on My YouTube Videos?

agora pulse

Ever scrolled through the YouTube comments section on a cool video you just watched? Then you’ve seen comments from the terrible YouTube trolls. Not these guys. YouTube trolls (and their other social media counterparts) are nothing like the adorable cartoon variety.

How to Land and Keep Clients in the Social Media Business

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8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

How to Review Competitors’ Ads On Facebook

Ignite Social Media

In an effort to create more transparency after their big privacy debacle , Facebook has released a way to view all ads that a page is currently running across Facebook, Instagram and the Messenger and Audience networks.

7 Ways Brands Take Advantage of Facebook Stories

Sprout Social

Videos are perfect for social media. They’re immersive, engaging and inherently social. The right video creates the intimacy of face-to-face interaction, without ever asking your audience to leave their sofa. It’s no wonder that social platforms around the world are investing in video. Facebook Stories is just one of the latest ways to delight your customers with visual content.

YouTube Offers Platform Creators Incentives to Try New Revenue Generation Tools

Social Media Today

YouTube is offering big money payments to platform stars to get them to try out the latest revenue generation options

Take Your Blogging To The Next Level

The Social Media Hat

Here are a number of articles I've published which you can spend some time reviewing and learn several key techniques and aspects of blogging that will help you

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