Tue.Dec 11, 2018

Instagram Launches Voice Messaging in Direct

Social Media Today

Instagram is rolling out voice messages in Direct, providing another way for users to keep in touch

The December 11 Instagram API Changes are Here. Let’s Talk about Them.

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In April of this year, I wrote about the Big Facebook and Instagram API Changes that had just been announced. In that post, I did my best to calm the nerves of social media marketers who thought they’d be out of a job with these changes.

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Google Expedites Shut Down of Google+ After Discovery of API Bug

Social Media Today

Google has announced that it will shut down Google+ earlier than expected after the discovery of a new bug

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How to Use the Countdown Sticker for Instagram Stories


Instagram just released the perfect feature to get more traction with your events and sales: the Instagram Stories countdown sticker!

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

5 Surprising Benefits of Social Listening

Social Media Today

No doubt you're aware of social listening, but you may not have considered these potential benefits


3 Social Media Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2019


Heading into next year, social media is projected to solidify its dominance with overall usage climbing up three percent to hit 204 million US users. With spend projected to grow twenty percent, however, (eMarketer, November 2018), that means competition and clutter are going to increase.

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The Health of Your Teen is Instagram’s Latest Target

The Realtime Report

The Health of Your Teen is Instagram’s Latest Target. By Natalie Doppelt. Instagram has become Gen Z’s latest drug—addictive and harmful, it is now a prevalent component of American youth’s daily life.

Snapchat Launches 'Solutions in a Snap' Ad Overview Series

Social Media Today

Snapchat has launched a new video series to help educate advertisers on the range of ad options it has available, and how to use them to best effect

Q4 Social Media Updates

Ignite Social Media

Now that all the turkeys have been carved and the Black Friday shopping has ended, brands and marketers are in their final Q4 push and are preparing for 2019. Catch up on the latest news from the social media world in with our Q4 social media updates. . Q4 Social Media Updates. Instagram Expands Shopping. In September, Instagram rolled out product stickers in stories and the shopping channel in Explore. In the latest rollout , they have introduced three new ways to shop i n the app. .

Track the Right Statistics to Improve Your Instagram Growth

Social Media Today

Improving audience growth organically on Instagram is becoming easier and more effective

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.

LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms: 9 Best Practices for Increasing Conversions


Last week we published a piece on Lead Ads and why B2B marketers should harness them into their campaign strategy. This time, we’re zooming in on LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms, which unlike their predecessor, take a mobile-first approach to help marketers capture more quality leads using pre-filled forms. Although LinkedIn has released this format back […]. B2B Marketing B2B Marketing Tips Lead Generation LinkedIn

[Product Update] Automated Segment Naming + Shareable Reports are now LIVE!


The season of giving has arrived and we have been working hard to deliver. From us to you Merry Christmas in advance….

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Shah Rukh Khan's Zero: Now On Alexa, Whatsapp, And Beyond

Forbes Social Media

Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Zero" becomes the first Bollywood film to collaborate with Amazon Alexa and Whatsapp

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Teamwork makes the dream work: Sprout Social Philanthropy Week 2018

Sprout Social

Every year, our team comes together around the winter holidays to support causes near and dear to our hearts. At Sprout, our company values include championing diversity, equity and inclusion, and an important piece of this is using our resources and our privilege to support the communities where we live and work.

Social Media Marketing GPS

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.

14 Predictions About The Future Of AI And VR

Forbes Social Media

Artificial intelligence and virtual reality technologies have the potential to fundamentally alter both daily living and business operations. Members of Forbes Technology Council speculate on where AI and VR may be going in the near future


Apple Turns Its Back On Customers And NVIDIA With macOS Mojave

Forbes Social Media

This situation has some prominent Mac users up in arms. Forum posts have been popping up at various locations since Mojave’s release and last month, a petition that currently has over 2,800 signatures landed on Change.Org urging Apple and Tim Cook to work with NVIDIA

Pornhub 2018 Year In Review Insights Report Will Satisfy Your Data Fetish

Forbes Social Media

Pornhub has released its 2018 year in review, with even more statistics about porn for your data consumption fetish. NASDAQ:SBUX

15 Ways To Leverage Video Technology To Build Your Business

Forbes Social Media

Videos are an impactful way to get a message across, but it's important to consider the best uses and tools for your business. Members of Forbes Technology Council offer ideas on ways to use video to improve your business' internal and external communications

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How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

How I Used LinkedIn To Write A Leadership Book

Forbes Social Media

Write a powerful book, rich with moving stories, by reaching out to your LinkedIn connections

How To Maximize Your Brand’s ROI With Live Event Partnerships

Forbes Social Media

Whether your brand is hosting a party of 10 or 10,000, here are a few tips to help you get the most value out of the experience

On Cultural and Technological Parenting

Forbes Social Media

What are the lessons we can learn from the uses of media and public debate that the Ohio father, Matt Cox, who made his daughter walk to school five miles after she was kicked off the bus for bullying another student brought to the fore


Storyblocks' 2019 Trend Guide Reveals The Continuing Creative Connection To Content

Forbes Social Media

Storyblocks has released its 2019 Creative Trends Guide and one thing is clear - we love content and it loves us. NASDAQ:FB

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Apple's New Revenue Streams Are Everything About Timing - & Risk

Forbes Social Media

Apple needs additional revenue streams, and it needs them now. Ideal revenue streams live in the Apple ecosystem. Products and services qualify but Apple needs to reduce risk by creating new product categories and new products and services instead of fast-following others into existing markets

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They Wouldn't Sell Your Geolocation Data Without Your Permission.

Forbes Social Media

What happens when we realize that many of the apps we have entrusted with our location data are selling such data to the highest bidder, just because we agreed to some clause buried in some terms and conditions that we never bothered to read? Who is responsible for such privacy disaster? NASDAQ:FB