Wed.Apr 24, 2019

Instagram Officially Launches Quiz Stickers for Instagram Stories

Social Media Today

Instagram is rolling out its new Quiz Sticker option for Instagram Stories, which was first spotted in testing earlier in the year

3 Social Media Advertising Spending Trends to Consider in 2019

Ignite Social Media

Whether you are still finalizing your social media strategy or hitting the ground running with execution this year, we’ve compiled the following few social media ad spending trends to help guide and inform your social advertising spending in 2019.

4 Tools to Help Boost Your Social Media Marketing Productivity

Social Media Today

The right tools can have a major impact on your social media marketing workflow - here are four that can help, each in different ways

The Value of Facebook Pixel Events

Jon Loomer

A few days ago, I wrote about Facebook’s new Event Setup Tool that simplifies adding pixel events to your website. This is a huge development because Facebook pixel events aren’t fully utilized by marketers as they should be. Why do you need to use pixel events?

Social Media Automation 101

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

Facebook Reaches 2.38 Billion Users, Beats Revenue Estimates in Latest Update

Social Media Today

Facebook has posted its Q1 2019 results, showing yet another increase in total users, and a 26% jump in year-over-year revenue

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5 Proven Tips to Enhance the Effectiveness of Your Visual Content [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Improving your visuals can have a significant impact on the overall performance of your digital marketing efforts

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Brands vie for the throne in the game of social media marketing

Unmetric

The Game of Thrones has the world hooked to their screens. The fan following that this TV show has garnered over the years is unlike any other and perhaps can only be compared to the likes of Star Wars and Marvel. The opening episode of the final season had a record 17.4 million people tuning in.

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What Does $1 in Facebook Advertising Generate for a Business?

Social Media Today

Should you spend money on Facebook trying to get Likes or website visits? A look at what your Facebook ad spend can actually achieve for your business

7 Ways Brands Can Use the Instagram Close Friends List

Later

If you’re looking for a way to drive more interest in your campaigns, product launches, live broadcasts, and more, you definitely want to check out the Instagram close friends list !

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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.

Facebook is Killing Off its Messenger Codes Option

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced that it will roll back support for Messenger codes, which will have impacts for some marketers

4 Rookie Mistakes Storytelling Machines Make

Cortex

If you’re at all familiar with Joseph Campbell’s take on myths and folktales, it might interest you to learn that the deepest function of stories is to present configurations of the human psyche. The degree to which you understand the story is the degree to which you understand yourself.

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Cyclone Kenneth Threatens Africa - Will The World Pay Attention This Time?

Forbes Social Media

Cyclone Idai killed nearly 1000 people. Cyclone Kenneth threatens the same region of Africa

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What Happens When Social Media Weighs The Monetary 'Value' Of Our Posts?

Forbes Social Media

As social platforms move ever more aggressively towards AI content filtering, it is critical that as a society we come to terms with an algorithmically moderated world in which it becomes tractable for companies to value every individual post by its economic worth

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.

Is It Time To Give Up On One Set Of Social Media Rules For All?

Forbes Social Media

As social media platforms grapple with the globalization of their creations, they are increasingly coming into conflict with the vast diversity of global perspectives on what constitutes “acceptable speech." In the end, the dream of a single set of global content rules is simply impossible

Algorithmic Moderation: The Algorithms That Decide What We See Now Delete Us Too

Forbes Social Media

Social platforms are increasingly turning to the same silent algorithmic hand that once merely shaped our experience to cull the online world of anything and everything that is not monetizable or in line with their view of a perfect Western society

Did Wall Street Just Reward Jack Dorsey For His Apology Tour?

Forbes Social Media

Some have been skeptical about The Jack Dorsey Apology Tour, but Twitter's stock jumped over 15% when the company reported its quarterly earnings yesterday

Happy Birthday! I Got You Your Favorite.Spam

Forbes Social Media

What's wrong with wishing someone "Happy Birthday!" on social media? Well, nothing really, but you can do better by following these tips

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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.