Tue.May 21, 2019

Instagram announced new designs in Explore

Sherrilynne Starkie

Instagram is introducing new designs in Explore to improve the discovery experience. The new navigation bar features shortcuts to IGTV and Shopping followed by topic channels tailored to the user’s interests, such as Food, Art and Travel.

Best Brand Monitoring Tools – At Any Price

Webbiquity SMM

Given the increasing importance of reviews, not just for consumer brands but B2B offerings as well—plus backlinks, microinfluencers, and social media conversations—it’s vital to track online brand mentions.

18 Magical Marketing Words and Phrases for an Irresistible Online Strategy [Infographic]

Social Media Today

It's not only your overall messaging, but the specific words you use that can influence consumer behavior. Take a look at this infographic

Benefits of Taking Your Business To A Trade Show

The Realtime Report

Benefits of Taking Your Business To A Trade Show. There comes a time when businesses large and small need to look at how their company is performing. How are the people who are interested in your products converting into customers? What can you do to attract more leads to help boost your profits?

Social Media Automation 101

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

New Research Shows the Average Rates that Influencers Charge for Sponsored Posts

Social Media Today

With influencer marketing on the rise, this new report looks at what different types of influencers are actually charging for brand partnership arrangements

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13 Fresh Instagram Themes to Inspire Your Platform Approach in 2019

Social Media Today

Here are some of the top picks for this year's best Instagram themes - use them to inspire your own Instagram approach, and stand out from the growing crowd on the platform

Pornhub's Top 20 Cities Report Shows Your Town Likes Porn On The Go

Forbes Social Media

Pornhub has released a new site traffic infographic that shows what the Top 20 Cities around the world like to watch, while generally on mobile devices

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Instagram Re-Vamps IGTV to Better Align with Rising Consumption Trends

Social Media Today

Instagram has reformatted its IGTV long-form video platform to better align with the discovery formats on TikTok and Snapchat

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Great Lakes Student Loans


When the time to repay your student loan comes, you may be surprised that you do not deal directly with the US Department of Education. This is because the Federal Government issues out billions of dollars in student loans, but they do not supervise this directly. They instead authorize many servicing companies which then act as go-betweens for processing and answering any loan related questions that the students may have. wpsm_toplist]. Who are they?

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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.

40+ Stats Which Underline the Growth and Importance of Video Content [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Video marketing can be highly effective, and should be a key consideration for all marketers. These stats underline the growth and resonance of video content

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My Fed Loan


If you have taken a federal student loan, there is a 1 in 3 chances that it is being serviced by FedLoan, who are known as AES-PHEAA. That may sound a little confusing, but, don’t worry, I shall explain. Now, all federal loans, are generally assigned to a management and collection company, and borrowers are not allowed to choose which one. This means that, if you got a loan from the US Department of Education, that is not exactly where you are supposed to send the monthly repayment.

Social Media and its Impacts on Democracy [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Social media and digital platforms are now playing a significant role in the flow of information, which is particularly relevant when it comes to democratic process

Facebook Clear History, Apple ITP & Chrome Updates: What It All Means for Brands


In May 2018, Facebook announced that it would be launching a Clear History tool, which would give users the ability to delete data that the platform gathers from third-party websites. Then seen as a damage control move in the wake of last year’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, the tool is finally nearing its release as Facebook continues its bid to prioritize data privacy.

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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.

Facebook's Working on a New Stories Composer Layout

Social Media Today

As it continues to push Stories use, Facebook is working on a new layout for its Stories composer screen

7 Online Business Ideas To Try in 2019

Forbes Social Media

Having an online business is quite possibly one of the greatest ways to make a living. Being able to create an income with just a computer and a phone is a freedom like none other. It’s a ton of work, don’t get me wrong, but you get to forgo a commute, office politics, showers


10 Pinterest statistics marketers must know in 2019

Sprout Social

Pinterest was the fastest standalone site in history to reach 10 million unique users in 2012. Since then, the platform has maintained and grown the highly engaged audience that helped it reach that initial milestone. Pinterest users are also doubly likely to say their time on the platform was well-spent.

Three Problems With The Word 'Bust' During Real-Time Weather Threats

Forbes Social Media

Messaging challenges associated with severe weather and forecast "bust" declarations


How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

Outdated ECommerce Tactics You Should Definitely Stop Using


Online communities and the way they purchase are constantly evolving. Ecommerce brands need to keep up with these changing demands if they want to remain. If you have been running your ecommerce store for a while, you might have been using some techniques for a little longer than you should.

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Betabrand's Podcast Theatre: How The Audio Revolution Is Influencing Retail

Forbes Social Media

Retailers have redesigned stores for the eyeballs of Instagram; now Betabrand is doing the same for ears with their new immersive retail experience: Podcast Theatre

Amanda de Cadenet Talks About Shattering Beauty Stereotypes

Forbes Social Media

According to Dove, 70% of women say they they do not feel represented in media. Here is what these women are doing to help change that