Twitter Adds Checkmarks for Verified Accounts to Timeline

Jan 6 10:55am AllFacebook
Twitter users no longer have to access other users’ profiles to determine whether or not their accounts are verified.
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5 Reasons Theyre Ignoring Your Pitch, According to 1,300 Publishers

Jan 6 9:19am Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting
A new survey of 1,300 publishers reveals the most common mistakes writers make when pitching their content and what you can do to improve.       ...
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Adaptly Execs Share Their 2017 Predictions

Jan 6 9:00am AllFacebook
With the first work week of 2017 in the books, top executives at social media advertising agency Adaptly shared their thoughts on what the rest of the year will bring.
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Where Should Content Marketers Turn When Hiring New Resources?

Jan 6 8:39am Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting
Before growing your team, understand the pros and cons of working with freelancers, contractors, consultants, agencies, and internal hires.       ...
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The Best of Social Media Explorer Jan. 6 2017

Jan 6 8:00am Social Media Explorer
Hi! I’m Don Power, one of the Managing Editors at Social Media Explorer. Every week, we publish an informative and insightful newsletter and it occurred to us that not all of our blog readers are...read more The post The Best of Social Media Explorer – Jan. 6 2017 appeared first on Social Media Explorer.
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Instagram Adds Wide Color Capture, Display for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

Jan 5 5:30pm AllFacebook
Instagram users with the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus now have access to wide color capture and display.
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Fore! Twitter to Livestream Early Round PGA Tour Tournament Play

Jan 5 12:45pm AllFacebook
Early round action from PGA Tour tournaments will be livestreamed exclusively on Twitter as part of a partnership between the golf organization and the social network.
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Capcom Launches Mega Man 1-6 on Mobile

Jan 5 11:30am AllFacebook
In each game, players will need to help Mega Man defeat enemies in order to save the day.
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Vine Out, Vine Camera In Jan. 17

Jan 5 10:45am AllFacebook
Twitter announced in October that it was scrapping stand-alone video application Vine, and it said last month that it would be replaced by pared-down app Vine Camera. Now we know when.
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The Winner of the Live Streaming Battle Is ObviousHeres Why

Jan 5 10:30am Social Media Explorer
The battle to be the top live streaming service is in full swing. Periscope, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and others all seem to be competing for the “iron throne” of live streaming, a pocket of...read more The post The Winner of the Live Streaming Battle Is Obvious…Here’s Why appeared first on Social Media Explorer.
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Legal Issues and the Role of Social Media

Jan 5 9:00am AllFacebook
Let your posts on social media reflect what you say in court, or simply go silent on social media when you're involved in a court case.
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3 ELearning Insights That Will Improve Your Tech Marketing Videos

Jan 5 9:00am Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting
Educate customers and improve your marketing by incorporating eLearning strategies into your video content.       ...
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6 Amazing Facebook Pages To Get The Right Social Media Strategy

Jan 5 8:05am Maximize Social Business
Facebook has been around for quite some time now. Brands need a presence on Facebook. What can they do get the most our of their Facebook strategy? We have analyzed 6 different categories with the brands that are doing well on Facebook. Let’s see if we learn something interesting from them. Technology The technology industry is a […] Author information Nikhil Premanandan Nikhil Premanandan contributes a monthly column on Facebook. Nikhil s currently the head of marketing at SMhack, a social media management software startup. He likes to experiment with Facebook consistent...
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Why Was My Facebook Ad Rejected?

Jan 5 3:00am Blog – Agorapulse
Why was my Facebook Ad rejected seems to be a common question amongst social media marketers. In fact, soon after I... The post Why Was My Facebook Ad Rejected? appeared first on Agorapulse.
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#142: 7 Bold Moves to Shake Up Your Business NOW

Jan 5 2:59am Amy Porterfield
Forget your resolutions. Instead, let’s focus on making ONE BOLD MOVE in your business in 2017. I have seven ways for you to put a stake in the ground and inject new life into your business starting NOW. Most of these seven I have done myself, so I know they can boost your business, give ... Click to Read More The post #142: 7 Bold Moves to Shake Up Your Business NOW appeared first on Amy Porterfield.
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23 Proven Steps for Running a Successful Facebook Contest

Jan 4 4:39pm Post Planner Blog
Running a successful Facebook contest for your business doesn’t happen by luck.
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Facebook Live Sets Records on New Years Eve

Jan 4 3:30pm Facebook – SocialTimes
Facebook announced that use of its Facebook Live livestreaming feature reached record levels on New Year’s Eve.
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The Future of Digital Media: More Video, Smaller Screens (Report)

Jan 4 2:30pm AllFacebook
Internet users consume more video than ever on an average of two or more devices.
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The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Engagement, Social Media Strategy, & More: The Social Scoop 1/6/17

Jan 4 2:19pm MariSmith.com
Woohoo! Happy New Year! First, CONGRATS to our four lucky contest winners! I recently ran this fun contest on my Facebook Page, sponsored by Animoto, the fab video creation tool. These 3 folks each receive an Animoto Hoodie: Nancy Alexander, Ladybug Wreaths Dan Salder, Holistic Revolution Shereen Daly, Independent Diamond Beachbody Coach And, our Grand […]The post The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Engagement, Social Media Strategy, & More: The Social Scoop 1/6/17 appeared first on MariSmith.com.
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Nielsen Social Content Ratings, Week of Dec. 26: Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve Rules

Jan 4 1:30pm Facebook – SocialTimes
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest on ABC topped the Nielsen Social Content Ratings for TV series and specials for the week of Dec. 26.
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Christmas Weekend Saw Worldwide In-App Revenue of $500 Million (Report)

Jan 4 12:30pm AllFacebook
Worldwide in-app revenue for the Christmas holiday in 2016 was up significantly year-over-year.
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Facebook Extends Auto-Captioning to Videos From Pages

Jan 4 11:40am AllFacebook
Facebook introduced auto-captioning for video ads last February, and the social network quietly began extending the feature to videos from pages in October.
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Facebook to Reveal Q4, Full-Year-2016 Financial Results Feb. 1

Jan 4 10:00am AllFacebook
Facebook will release its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016 and the full year after market close Wednesday, Feb. 1.
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Social Medias Impact on SEO

Jan 4 9:06am Social Media Explorer
Social media has seen an explosion over the last couple of years — and has come a very long way since its beginnings. We all remember the now seemingly archaic platforms that we had once...read more The post Social Media’s Impact on SEO appeared first on Social Media Explorer.
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Pushing the Limits of Advertising With Paid Social, Mobile and Video

Jan 4 9:00am AllFacebook
The best marketers view paid social, mobile and video platforms as a foundation to drive performance, closed-loop marketing and unique insights--which make all of your marketing smarter.
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How to Fight for the Marketing Budget You Deserve in 2017

Jan 4 9:00am Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting
What story will your marketing metrics tell in your next budget meeting? Learn where to look for cuts, changes, and areas to improve.       ...
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The Toughest Challenge in Sales Find New Business

Jan 4 8:05am Maximize Social Business
Selling is not a “chicken or egg” riddle. There is no question that, if you can’t find new sales opportunities, there will be no new revenues. In today’s world of social selling, this task falls into two disciplines … being found and finding. Both can be applied to recurring orders from existing accounts as well […] Author information Craig Jamieson Craig M. Jamieson contributes a monthly column on Social Selling. Craig has been in B2B sales since 1977 and during that time has served in a variety of positions including; sales manager, division sales manager, nationa...
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3 New Things Digital Marketers Will Love

Jan 4 8:00am Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting
3 new content series from Jay Baer and Convince and Convert designed to educate marketers and business owners in 2017       ...
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7 Marketing Habits to Strengthen in the New Year

Jan 4 7:45am John Haydon
Goals, goals, goals were made to be loved. Everyone’s talking about setting goals, writing them down, and eliminating the one’s that don’t matter. But goals are nothing but an end – a destination. According to Buddhism (and common sense), the attainment of a goal is the merely the effect of causes you’ve made. According to […] The post 7 Marketing Habits to Strengthen in the New Year appeared first on John Haydon.
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This browser extension shows you just how smart Facebooks image recognition is

Jan 4 3:32am The Next Web » Facebook
Between Facebook’s social network, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, the company says its users share more than 2 billion photos each day. That’s a lot of content – and also a lot that visually impaired people don’t get to see. To that end, Facebook spent 10 months building image recognition tech to analyze and tag photos with descriptions of their contents – and it’s pretty damn accurate. It helps blind users by making these descriptions available to screen reading software so they can understand what’s in the photos people have shared on their timelines and in their feeds. You...
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How Often Should I Post to My Facebook Page?

Jan 4 3:00am Blog – Agorapulse
As social media marketers, we are often asked how often we post to our Facebook pages. My answer to this... The post How Often Should I Post to My Facebook Page? appeared first on Agorapulse.
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Mark Zuckerberg is going on a road trip

Jan 3 7:35pm The Next Web » Facebook
Over 1.78 billion people use Facebook. That, in itself, is a deeply impressive figure. But is there a fundamental disconnect between the people who use Facebook, and the people who run it? Mark Zuckerberg seems to think so, and consequently has resolved to visit all 50 states in 2017, where he will meet ordinary Americans and try to understand their concerns for the future. My personal challenge for 2017 is to have visited and met people in every state in the US by the end of the year. I’ve spent significant time in many states already, so I’ll need to… This story continues at The Ne...
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Mark Zuckerbergs 2017 Personal Challenge: Visit and Meet With People in All 50 States

Jan 3 5:50pm AllFacebook
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is hitting the road in 2017.
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Twitter to Livestream Red Carpet at 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Jan 3 5:20pm AllFacebook
The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be handed out Jan. 8, and all of the red carpet action will be livestreamed on Twitter that evening.
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WhatsApp Ceases Support for Older Operating Systems

Jan 3 2:00pm AllFacebook
WhatsApp users on devices with older operating systems were on the receiving end of a New Year’s Eve surprise.
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SimCity BuildIt Updated With Mayors Club Social Feature

Jan 3 1:00pm AllFacebook
With this update, players who have reached at least level 18 can access the new Mayor's Club House near the Cargo Ship Dock in their towns.
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Twitter Managing Director for China Kathy Chen Out After Eight Months

Jan 3 12:00pm AllFacebook
It seems these days that eight months in Twitter’s executive ranks makes one a grizzled veteran.
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CES 2017: Twitter, CTA, Conversable Team Up on CES Twitter Guide

Jan 3 11:00am AllFacebook
Attending CES can be an overwhelming experience, but the Consumer Technology Association, Twitter and Conversable teamed up on a solution to combat the confusion.
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A Look at Social Videos Big, Bright (and Somewhat Uncertain) Future

Jan 3 10:00am AllFacebook
Facebook can bypass not only traditional providers, but also services such as Netflix and Amazon, when it comes to widespread distribution and advertising opportunities.
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Why Cant Social Media Tools Post Directly to Instagram?

Jan 3 9:59am Blog – Agorapulse
Currently, no third-party tools can automatically post scheduled content to your Instagram profile. Truth is, it’s not the tools’ fault; Instagram... The post Why Can’t Social Media Tools Post Directly to Instagram? appeared first on Agorapulse.
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3 Ways to Spark Successful Relationships With Micro-Influencers

Jan 3 9:00am AllFacebook
The real sweet spot for an influencer’s follower count is within the 10,000 to 100,000 range, where you are still able to reach a high volume of followers but still get the audience engagement that drives results.
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How to Segment Your Traffic to Increase Leads and Conversions

Jan 3 9:00am Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting
Traffic segmentation can transform your lead gen strategy by matching the right experience to the right person. Learn how to get started.       ...
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Employees: Your Unstoppable Marketing Machine for 2017

Jan 3 8:52am Social Media Explorer
Well, it’s 2017 About the only thing we can say for certain about the new year is that change will abound — much of it beyond the control of the marketing department. So, what is...read more The post Employees: Your Unstoppable Marketing Machine for 2017 appeared first on Social Media Explorer.
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5 Social Media Marketing Myths about E-commerce

Jan 3 8:05am Maximize Social Business
E-commerce companies are investing very heavily in social media these days. According to Emarketer, e-commerce companies, and other advertisers spent nearly $24 billion on social media in 2015. That figure is expected to keep rising in the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, many social media marketers are spinning their wheels because they have a lot of incorrect […] Author information Ryan Kh Ryan Kh contributes a monthly column on Social Media for eCommerce. Ryan is a big data and analytics expert, marketing digital products on Amazon's Envato. Follow Ryan’s daily posts on tw...
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Why Your SEO Needs Better Testing

Jan 3 7:10am Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting
Learn a more precise, effective method for testing your SEO strategy, plus a list of recommended tests you can run today.       ...
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How to Increase Social Data Value: Add Context Over Time

Jan 2 3:00pm AllFacebook
By nature, social posts may seem fleeting. When sentiments expressed on social channels are analyzed over the course of weeks, months or even years, patterns emerge that can improve marketing campaigns in the future.
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Social Media Is Finally Growing Up

Jan 2 10:00am AllFacebook
Until recently, social media platforms have needed to build and remain inside their walled gardens to avoid sharing their competitive intelligence.
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4 Design Tips to Make Your Social Media Images Better

Jan 2 8:05am Maximize Social Business
The unfortunate truth is that a lot of us really suck at graphic design, especially when it comes to creating engaging social media images. Here’s one I came across recently on Twitter: It’s not horrible, right? But it’s not great. Here’s why: See the header? It says “Seeking Inspiration?” in white font. Well because the […] Author information Nadya Khoja Nadya Khoja contributes a monthly column on Infographics. Nadya is a Visual Content and Digital Marketing Specialist. She is part of the team at Venngage, an online infographic maker. Nadya has a B.A. with Specialize...
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Happy New Year from Social Media Explorer

Jan 2 8:00am Social Media Explorer
From all of us at Social Media Explorer and Renegade LLC, we wish you and yours a very Happy New Year! The post Happy New Year — from Social Media Explorer appeared first on Social Media Explorer.
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Using Facebook Marketplace Effectively, Content Marketing Development & More: The Social Scoop 12/30/16

Dec 30 2:05pm MariSmith.com
Happy New Year! I hope you are enjoying a fabulous break just now… as I write this, it’s almost New Year and I am SO excited to welcome 2017. New Year’s Eve is called “Hogmanay” in Scotland and us Scots sure love to celebrate for several days at this time of year. In fact, Edinburgh […]The post Using Facebook Marketplace Effectively, Content Marketing Development & More: The Social Scoop 12/30/16 appeared first on MariSmith.com.
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Consumers Uncertain of the Validity of Social Commerce Transactions (Survey)

Dec 30 2:00pm AllFacebook
While brands are ready to embrace social commerce, many consumers are still skeptical.
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Niantic Launches New Holiday Event in Pokemon Go

Dec 30 12:45pm AllFacebook
Niantic launched a new event in Pokemon Go as part of the game's ongoing holiday celebration.
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Top 10 SocialTimes Posts of 2016

Dec 30 11:00am AllFacebook
Everyone else is doing it, so why shouldn’t we? Here are the top 10 posts on SocialTimes in 2016, in terms of page views:...
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Analytics and Data Will Change Social Media in 2017

Dec 30 10:00am AllFacebook
I don’t need a crystal ball to tell you that in 2017, social media is only going to become more important and influential, both in society and for marketers. The key to taking advantage of this will be in the tools.
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The Best of Social Media Explorer Dec. 30 2016

Dec 30 9:00am Social Media Explorer
Hi! I’m Don Power, one of the Managing Editors at Social Media Explorer. Every week, we publish an informative and insightful newsletter and it occurred to us that not all of our blog readers are...read more The post The Best of Social Media Explorer – Dec. 30 2016 appeared first on Social Media Explorer.
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All the Feels: How Brands Use Holiday Video Campaigns

Dec 30 9:00am AllFacebook
Coca-Cola’s polar bears are slipping and sliding in the snow enjoying the savory drink, while the Campbell’s snowman is yet again melting into a young boy enjoying his soup. These ads just keep pulling us in year after year.
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10 Marketing Metrics You Should Always Measure

Dec 30 9:00am Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting
There are a lot of metrics out there, but only some of them actually matter. Learn which ones reveal the strength of your marketing efforts.       ...
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Jack Dorsey to Users: What Do You Want From Twitter in 2017?

Dec 29 3:57pm AllFacebook
Co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey wants to know what Twitter users would like to see from the social network in 2017.
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Instagram in 2016 (Infographic)

Dec 29 1:45pm AllFacebook
Instagram had a big year in 2016, and Robert Katai, visual marketer and brand evangelist for online banner creator Bannersnack, summed it up in infographic form.
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Facebooks Favorite Hacks of 2016

Dec 29 11:00am AllFacebook
With 2016 coming to an end, Facebook shared its favorite hacks for the year from the many hackathons it hosted.
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