Wed.Feb 06, 2019

Top Five: What’s your (Instagram) story?

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s top 5 social media news for marketing and communications professionals! We feature the new Facebook Messenger Unsend. See some how-to info for Instagram Messenger. Get information from Facebook on fighting fake news. Learn about Pinterest’s smarter search.

Facebook Publishes New Report on How Instagram Drives Shopping Behavior

Social Media Today

Facebook has published a new report which highlights the potential of Instagram to drive products discovery and purchase behavior

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Top Flavored Water Brands on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

I think you’d be lying if you said you haven’t at least tried some type of flavored water. (I’m I’m currently obsessed.) It’s pretty much become the new “thing” as people across the world declare their favorite brands, tweet pictures and even buy bathing suits to show their support.

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Facebook's Updating it's 'Why Am I Seeing This?' Ad Info with More Specific Detail

Social Media Today

Facebook will roll out a new ad info panel, with more specific insight into ad targeting as part of its ongoing measures to provide more data transparency

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Social Media Automation 101

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

How to Plan Instagram Content: 6 Tips for Captions, Stories, & More!


Are you wondering how to plan Instagram content in advance, without spending hours at your laptop? You’re not alone! For busy brands and businesses trying to leave their mark on Instagram, finding time to prepare, schedule, strategize, and optimize your Instagram content can be very difficult.

As Influencer Marketing Becomes More Prominent, Fakers are Likely to Come Under Pressure

Social Media Today

With more brands spending more money on influencer marketing, the push to identify fakes is growing, which could be bad news for those looking to cheat the system

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How to Make Best Use of Instagram Stories Stickers for Marketing

Social Media Today

As Stories hits the 500 million daily active users milestone, there’s never been a better time to harness their potential for engagement with your followers

1 Of 3 Marketers Shifting Ad Spend From Facebook and Google to Amazon, Study Says

Forbes Social Media

But brands know they're doing a deal with the devil. NASDAQ:AMZN

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Pinterest Expands eCommerce Potential with Automated 'Shop the Look' Pins

Social Media Today

Pinterest is expanding its on-platform shopping potential with the addition of automated 'Shop the Look' Pins, which will connect images with products for purchase

Guide Dog And Wheelchair Users To Be Added To Official Emoji Roster

Forbes Social Media

A list of 59 new proposed symbols has been announced by the Unicode Consortium and will be officially adopted in March

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.

Facebook Debunks Myth that Facebook Limits Post Reach to 25 Friends

Social Media Today

No doubt you've come across those Facebook posts that ask you to Like or Comment to stop Facebook limiting post reach. They're not true, as Facebook has clarified in a new post

'Famous Porn Star Turns Into A Promising Scientist'--A Lesson On Fake News

Forbes Social Media

An experiment on fake news that turned a famous porn star into a promising scientist

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YouTube Outlines Growing Opportunities for Creators in Strategic Outline Post

Social Media Today

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has outlined the platform's key areas of focus to assist creators in 2019

Digital Estate Planning: Preparing For Tough Times

Forbes Social Media

No one wants to think about what happens when they pass away. A final will and testament can address possessions and inheritances, but often neglects the digital side of our lives. This article is not exhaustive, but a means of to stimulate the thought of what to do when planning such events

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.

Why Do We Tolerate Social Media's Dark Side And What If We Made Them Pay For It?

Forbes Social Media

Social media has devolved into a medium that tears society apart, fostering trolling, bullying and all manner of toxic, hateful and violent speech. Why don't we force companies to take these issues seriously by forcing them to give up the profits they earn from destroying society