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Social Media Spotlight: Snapchat To Show Ads

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The latest and hottest social media news bundled just for you…like Snapchat now offering in-app ads! What’s the Social Media News? The social media messaging app, Snapchat, announced Friday it will now include ads. The company claims it will not use native advertising (ex: sending users promoted messages that look like they’re from a real…

Latest on the HuffPost: 4 Simple Tips to Improve Social Media Advertising Results

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Check out my latest social media for business article on the Huffington Post… Latest on HuffPost: 4 Simple Tips to Improve Social Media Advertising Results Social media advertising can be an expensive and come with varying levels of results. Yet, we’ve all seen those ads online that manage to capture attention, wrangle clicks and pique…

Social Media Spotlight: Pinterest’s Growing Social Shopping Network

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The latest and hottest social media news bundled just for you…like Pinterest increasing its publishing partnerships! What’s the Social Media News? Although Facebook still dominates social traffic and referrals among social networks, Pinterest has long reigned as the king of social media shopping. Pinterest has made several big moves to increase its partnerships with publishers….

Social Media Spotlight: Messaging on Pinterest & Twitter Shopping Services

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The latest and hottest social media news bundled just for you…like Twitter adding shopping services to its platform! What’s the Social Media News? Twitter may be making plans to move into the e-commerce arena. On Tweeter found a Payment and Shipping option in his settings. @jonrussell twitter payments and shipping? pic.twitter.com/51NcNxhtmI — Peter. (@am_Bix) August…

Update: How to Add Links to Instagram Posts

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There’s a new short link development that – if used correctly – will make a huge difference in business Instagram posts. Update: How to Add Links to Instagram Posts I originally posted about how to add links on the blog here. Instagram does not make it easy for users to move people off the app,…

The Future of Social Media and Retail

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How social media is changing the way we discover products – and now, how and where we buy them. The Future of Social Media and Retail Facebook has announced that it will be testing a buy button on its mobile ads. Payments would be made directly on Facebook, without going off-site. Although this feature is…

Social Media Spotlight: World Cup 2014 Breaks Twitter Record

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The latest and hottest social media news bundled just for you…like the intense reaction of World Cup on social media! What’s the Social Media News? The final World Cup 2014 match broke all Twitter records, with 618,725 tweets per minute about the game. From a faux-Pope to Kobe Bryant, celebrities and fans alike were buzzing…

One Social Media Rule Every Big Brand Breaks

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(Originally posted as a LinkedIn article) There’s one rule that’s been repeated and touted since the dawn of social media. And it is this: “Businesses, stop talking about yourselves on social media!” But you know what’s funny? All the big brands seem to have missed the memo. I mean, have you looked at Starbucks’ social…

Social Media Spotlight: Facebook Plays With Our Emotions & What It Means For Social Media

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The latest and hottest social media news bundled just for you…like Facbook emotion experiment! What’s the Social Media News? By now you’ve probably heard that in a mass test in manipulating emotions, Facebook changed the news feeds of nearly 700,000 users. The social media giant removed all positive news or negative news stories to see…

Social Media Disasters of 2014 (So Far) & How They Were Handled

Social Media Disasters of 2014 (So Far) & How They Were Handled

Whether it’s a hashtag hijack or damaging press gone viral, social media disasters of 2014 are alive and well. Social Media Disasters of 2014 (So Far) & How They Were Handled Here are a few of the biggest gaffes and how the brands responded. KFC, Little Girl Hoax A photo of a little girl went…

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