Top five: Messaging gets a lot more engaging

Sherrilynne Starkie

This weeks’ must-know news from Google, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. News from Google, SnapChat, Facebook and Instagram. This week Snapchat started rolling out a redesign that separates brand and friend snaps into different streams. It’s bad news for brands who fear engagement levels will plummet as a result of the separation. Messenger streaks coming to Facebook? Facebook ‘borrows’ another great idea from Snapchat and introduces Messenger streaks.

How to Create Engaging Social Media Ads

Later

With some simple design and strategy tips, you can create social media ads that represent your brand, capture people’s attention, and drive real results. . Similarly, Facebook (as a parent to Instagram!) and Facebook posts. . A good place to start is with your own branded font.

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media | chrisbrogan.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

100 Personal Branding Tactics Using Social Media. Branding one’s self in an online environment built on entropy and go-baby-go is difficult at best, and impossible if you forget to take your happy pills. But most people who want to develop a personal brand do. It’s a good idea to build an account on some of these sites to further extend your personal branding. Facebook and/or MySpace are useful social networks where you can build outposts (see next list).

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Cutting The Mustard With The Grey Poupon Facebook Society Of Good Taste

The Realtime Report

Then Elizabeth Olson of The New York Times reported that Grey Poupon ’s Facebook-based “Society of Good Taste” was about to go exclusive. So the news that this particular mustard brand was emerging from its low profile in the marketing world to defend its market share (a second-place 12.6

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Facebook Reassurance

Kikolani

HOW TO: Still Use Twitter Search to Track Your Brand Mentions via RSS – All feeds are still working as they had been just removed from the site after the re-design but not deactivated. Social Media / Social Networking – Facebook Edition.

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Social Media Campaigns Kick-Off 2014 World Cup

The Realtime Report

Memes will also play a large roll on the site; a new tool allows users to either design their own art or remix existing illustrations, and share them across different social media platforms. Here’s how it works: How does your brand plan to keep up with this year’s World Cup?

19 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Buffer Social

For example, you might create: A video for Facebook. After you create your video, you can download it at various video quality and upload it directly to Facebook or Twitter to get more engagement and shares. Price: Free (with branding that can be removed for a limited time ).

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Hong Kong Time Lapse

Kikolani

21 tips for using Twitter and Facebook for business. Facebook. 10 reasons to delete your Facebook account. 5 ways to promote your Facebook fan page from your personal account. 6 things you need to know about Facebook connections. Facebook toolbar malware spam.

The Ultimate Guide to Spark AR Studio for Instagram

Later

The future of Instagram is a fun, filtered experience that remixes the real world with technology and art. Facebook’s Spark AR Studio , which allows anyone to create augmented reality filters and effects for Instagram Stories. 3: Keep branding to a minimum.

The Complete Guide to Using Stock Photos in Your Marketing

Buffer Social

Facebook posts with images see 2.3X We’ve become so accustomed to seeing this style of image that it can often be hard to differentiate between where we saw it and the brands that used it. If the image feels fake, or in any way inauthentic, we might lose trust in the brand instantly.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & a New Version of Friday

Kikolani

How to build the perfect Facebook fan page , 2011 edition – a look at how to use the best new features of Facebook fan pages for your brand. So if you love photography, be sure to follow him on Twitter , friend him on Facebook , and subscribe to his blog !

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, OMS Takeaway & Swagger Wagon Rap

Kikolani

The ultimate personal branding exercise + giving up center stage for it. Facebook. Facebook sells out and no nixes default landing tab option. Roundup of 20 effective branded Facebook pages (aka, ones you want to model your pages after). 6 alternatives to Facebook (will you go?). Facebook: the big picture for small business. Facebook and other networks caught sending user data to advertisers.

Who Influences You? (Plus, get a free book) | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Plus, get a free book) Posted by Irene Koehler in Branding , Business , Tips on April 6, 2010 | 18 responses One of the best ways to learn is to watch others; see what works, what falls flat, what suits your style and what doesn’t.

50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media

Socially Sorted

Some places you can find Hit Lists are: Facebook Pages (Facebook Interest Lists are great for this). I have used it for both but the magic (for me) lies in using Post Planner to find out what is getting shared on sites like Instagram and Facebook and then sharing more of it!

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Into the Mind

Kikolani

Top 20 TED Talks That Will Improve Your Productivity – This list contains videos that can inspire you in the many different aspects of your life and boost your productivity with some brand-new ideas. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Kittywood Studios

Kikolani

15 must dos to rock your Facebook page – 6,000+ words on developing real strategies and tactics for Facebook. 7 free iFrame applications to create welcome tabs for your Facebook page – if you need help with custom tabs on your Facebook page, check out these great resources.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Partners in Crime

Kikolani

Making Money Online / Online Business / Personal Branding. How to manage photos for the new Facebook pages and photos – aka how to get the photos you wan to be dispalyed front and center. Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Follow Friday, & Slap Chop Remix.

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Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

David Erickson reports on recent research showing that “48% (of searchers) are likely to click if a brand shows up multiple times within a set of search results.” because it is unique, inspirational or entertaining) and encourage sharing on networks like Facebook and Twitter.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & How to Generate Good Ideas

Kikolani

Beyond laughing, embrace every bad marketing moment as inspiration to make your brand better. 101 Ways to Improve Your Freelance Brand – Here are 101 branding tips to help you improve your freelance identity and help your business succeed.

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Fetching Fridays – Resources Mashup & Happy Little Clouds

Kikolani

12 Steps to Building Your Stand-Out Freelance Brand – Your goal is to present a consistent, unified message in all your marketing. Repeating one brand message will also help make you easier to remember. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Buttermilk the Dwarf Goat

Kikolani

3 Ways to Use Social Media to Improve Your Search Rankings – How to use social media marketing to improve SEO to your website with quality content, backlinks, social sharing buttons, call-to-action and branding. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Temporal Distortion

Kikolani

15 Creative Tips to Rock Your Timeline Cover Photo for Facebook Pages – How shall we, the (smaller brand) facebook page owners can make use of cover photo for brand awareness? Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Happy Holidays

Kikolani

SEO Strategies and Inbound Marketing Best Practices for 2012 – Here are some of the best practices on search, link development, social, content development, conversions and online branding for 2012. Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Follow Friday, & Slap Chop Remix.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Royal Wedding

Kikolani

Using RSS to monitor your industry and brand reputation – how to find the right feeds so you can easily see what you need to know. 6 tips to increase your Facebook EdgeRank – aka the thing that will get you better position in your fans’ news streams.

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Fetching Friday – The First Resources Mashup of 2010

Kikolani

How to use a company blog for your personal branding strategy. Stats show Facebook is most beneficial for businesses. Facebook How To Guide Book. 2010 social media wishlist for Facebook, StumbleUpon, and Twitter. Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Follow Friday, & Slap Chop Remix. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, a humorous Happy Holiday, and the week in review at kikolani.com.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & My Arizona

Kikolani

Famous Bloggers and Internet Marketers Facebook Timeline Images – I thought it would be a cool idea to feature some of the top names in the industry and see what pictures they are using for their Facebook accounts. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Sock Monkeys

Kikolani

20 Websites to Help You Hire a Company Blogger – Hiring an experienced blogger can turn your company blog into a brand-building tool. 8 Stunning Facebook Landing Page Designs – Examples of beautifully designed landing pages organized by the primary conversion goal for the page.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Matt Cutts on Blackhat SEO

Kikolani

Brand Anchor Text – A Link Building Hypothetical – A webmaster allows you to host a link on their site, but they refuse any anchor text that isn’t the exact name of your website. Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Follow Friday, & Slap Chop Remix.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Journey Through Canyons

Kikolani

The Marketer’s Guide to LinkedIn – This post will show you the important areas you need to be taking advantage of on LinkedIn for branding and traffic including your personal profile, groups, answers, company pages, and plugins.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Purely Pacific Northwest

Kikolani

The Ninja’s Guide to Google Alerts – How I use Google Alerts to leverage brand, authority, traffic and sales, as well as share the exact alerts I have setup for my personal SEO blog. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Within Two Worlds

Kikolani

20 Creative Ways Brands Are Using Pinterest – How does one go about getting their content re-pinned on Pinterest? We’ll explore a few popular brands and see how they are maximizing the potential Pinterest holds in generating the traffic they want.

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7 Traits of Highly Effective Viral Videos

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It’s why songs like this translate to tweets , remixes , and playoff game invitations. Are you looking for brand awareness or visibility, or are you looking for money? Digg Diigo Disqus Dopplr Facebook Fetch Flickr FriendFeed gdgt Google Reader Identi.ca

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & New Search Engine Community

Kikolani

Facebook. Facebook quietly implemented a de-facto follow feature – this makes it a two step process to turn down unwanted friend requests. Is marketing your business on Facebook effective ? A look at four Facebook success stories.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Neurowear

Kikolani

Create the ‘WOW’ factor your Twitter page needs for brand visibility. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Follow Friday, & Slap Chop Remix.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Canary Sky

Kikolani

5 Content Marketing Assets You Forgot You Had – Great content marketing and brand storytelling doesn’t have to be an arduous, from scratch process. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Midnight Sun Iceland

Kikolani

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Positive Brand Image for Online Reputation Management – The thing to keep in mind is that online reputation management is one of those things that works better if you implement it before you actually need it. How Twitter’s Bad SEO Affects your Brand Reputation Management – I’ll start with a simple question: have you ever thought that linking to your Twitter profile can be very difficult?

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup and Two Corgis

Kikolani

How to build a reputation with a blog: differentiate – this is the 5th post in a great series about building your personal brand through blogging. Facebook. How to send updates to Facebook fans based on their location – great tip for local marketing! Get more exposure for your blog posts and other wall posts using Facebook tagging – How to allow photo tagging by fans on your Facebook page – good tip to get your fans involved and active on your page.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, First Newsletter & Tennis Street Magic

Kikolani

Facebook. How to create your own custom Facebook share URL – super easy and makes sure you get the image you want shared with your pages! How to use status tagging successfully on Facebook pages – great way to get your posts noticed on other Pages (tip: when you promote a new blog post on your personal profile, status tag your blog’s fan page to get new fans!). Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Follow Friday, & Slap Chop Remix.

Fetching Friday – Resources, Easy Tweet Sharing Tool & Maru Meows

Kikolani

Facebook. Facebook community pages – how to protect your brand while building your reputation. 10 ways to grow your Facebook page following – how to get people to “like&# your page! All the traffic you want for just pennies per click – how to utilize Facebook ads. Ultimate guide to Facebook pages – a huge list of resources. How to block Facebook applications from your news feed – very nice way to clean up the clutter.

Viral Marketing: Weezer Gets it Right

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

That’s a lot more original than taking the best videos and remixing it as your own, wouldn’t you say? Digg Diigo Disqus Dopplr Facebook Fetch Flickr FriendFeed gdgt Google Reader Identi.ca

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