May 14, 2018
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Facebook F8 2018: What Marketers Need to Know Ahead of Facebook’s Annual Conference

F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference, returns this week (May 1 and 2) in San Jose, CA at the McEnery Convention Center.

F8 offers developers, marketers, and anyone with a keen interest in the future of social media, a glimpse into what’s ahead for Facebook in both the short and long-term.

Last year, Facebook wowed onlookers with a range of eye-catching VR features, Messenger updates, and camera upgrades. So what’s ahead for this year’s conference?

Recap: Check out our full F8 2017 rundown here.

Here’s everything you need to know about Facebook F8 2018, including some … Continue Reading →

May 12, 2018
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5 Important Announcements From F8 2018: A Focus on Smaller Communities And The Future of the News Feed

F8 is one of the most important conferences of the year for the social media world.

And over the past couple of days, Facebook has announced a ton of huge updates for its suite of products including Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Messenger, Oculus, and more.

With so much going on, and so many updates and launches, it can be hard to keep up with. So with F8 2018 in the history books, we thought it’d be useful to recap some of the most important announcements Facebook made during its flagship conference.

Here are five key updates … Continue Reading →

May 12, 2018
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Facebook and Instagram Social Media Updates Through 5/10

Facebook had their big, annual F8 Conference this past week where they announce new features and things coming in the year ahead. As usual, lots of new and interesting items.  This was particularly a big year as Facebook had suspended the new app program for a time after the Cambridge Analytics data fiasco.

Facebook Dating

“This is going to be for building real long-term relationships alright- not just hookups,” said Mark Zuckerberg at the annual F8 Conference.

Facebook is adding an opt-in dating feature which will allow single people to create a profile that their Continue Reading →

May 11, 2018
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Facebook Image Sizes 2018: Everything You Need to Know

What are all the Facebook image sizes you need to know in 2018? Well, consider this your one-stop guide to everything from Facebook cover photo size to profile picture size, ad sizes, and more.

In the beginning, Facebook was mostly text and links with the occasional baby photo flying through your stream, however, with the changing trends in social media, visual content has become a dominant force.

Photos. Videos. Animated GIFS. They’re all the rage.

Truly, a picture is worth more than a thousand words, and Facebook has ensured that you can effectively communicate your … Continue Reading →

May 10, 2018
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The Best Social Media Management Tools

Need to make the most of your time on social media? These tools are the best of the best for social media management, planning, and posting.

If you’re like most people trying to grow your personal brand or business on social media, you’ve got your work cut out for you. It’s likely you’ve got a Facebook page, Twitter profile, Instagram account, Pinterest account, Linked In profile, and (if you’re really savvy) a Google+ page and/or profile.

And if you’re completely crazy, you may also be on YouTube, Periscope, Ello, Vimeo, and Snapchat.

That’s a lot … Continue Reading →

May 10, 2018
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How the Miami Dolphins Generated $4 Million in Sales Using Facebook Video

Too busy to read? Just click the play button below to listen to this post.

Lead generation is an important task for any marketing department.

And for most companies lead generation means focusing on creating lead capture forms and driving traffic back to those forms.

But that’s not the only way to generate new leads for your business.

Nowadays, social media content can play an integral role in lead generation for businesses of all sizes.

But how does someone go from viewing a piece of content on Facebook to making a purchase?

Look no further … Continue Reading →

May 8, 2018
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What the GDPR Means to Social Media Marketers

Up to €20 million…

or four percent of your total worldwide annual turnover of the previous financial year, whichever higher.

That’s the penalty for failing to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU’s new data privacy law.

Okay, sorry to start this post on such a heavy note, but the GDPR is very important to comply with. And not only that, I believe that the new regulation is something we should fully embrace as I can see it bringing around positive changes that could be beneficial to both customers and businesses.

In Continue Reading →

May 8, 2018
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Instagram Schedulers: Grum vs Hootsuite vs Agorapulse

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Instagram is a key player in the social media world and increasingly in the business marketing world.

The old saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. A picture can often communicate your message better than words and adds a level of interpersonal connection that words can’t. This is what Instagram does on steroids!

With over 500 million daily active users, Instagram is a social destination for many on their smartphone, and it also becomes a useful business tool. The challenge for businesses can be posting on a consistent basis when you have always … Continue Reading →

October 5, 2011
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New! Lock down your posts before publishing

An old feature from Google Plus is the ability to disable commenting and lock down a post after it’s published, allowing you to keep your friends from sharing the post to others, or to prevent comments on a post.

Starting today, it’s now possible to adjust those settings before the post is posted, allowing you to fine tune the posts. You can choose to change those preferences in the new drop box next to the share bar. Check out this video to see how:

In other news, the Google Plus API is now enhanced to … Continue Reading →