How Twitter Is Fighting Harassment & Cyberbullying

I’ll say it: I love Twitter.I use Twitter to follow breaking news stories, to promote my work and the work of colleagues and peers I admire, and to consume and laugh at jokes and memes. I like spending time on the platform to stay informed and connect with people.But it goes without saying that I…

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The One-Week Social Selling Action Plan

The One-Week Social Selling Action Plan written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing Think back to a sales situation with a friend of a friend, one where you started with a huge trust advantage: how much smoother and faster was the process?  What if you could replicate that dynamic on a much…

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How to Use LinkedIn Groups to Generate Quality Leads Continuously

If you’re a professional or job seeker (which, if you’re on the DTM blog, you obviously are), you’ll know that LinkedIn is the biggest, baddest kids on the block. With over 400 million users to date, a recent acquisition by Microsoft, and a revamped user interface, LinkedIn seems poised to be the best platform for…

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Facebook Journalism Project aims to build stronger ties with news publishers

In the wake of the November election and “fake news” scandals, Facebook has taken several corrective measures and launched new initiatives to restore its credibility as a news publishing platform; among them, it hired former CNN journalist Campbell Brown as an industry liaison. Today it announced a number of new efforts to support and collaborate…

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YouTube Top 10 ads in December: Jennifer Hudson helps drive Shell’s “Best Day of My Life” to top of list

Last month’s most watched ad on YouTube was from Shell Oil Company. With Jennifer Hudson, DJ Steve Aoki and others performing the song “Best Day of My Life,” the spot is a music video produced to promote the brand’s #MakeTheFuture campaign. Shell’s spot generated 24.4 million views during December — nearly double the views for…

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Facebook’s retargeted ads broadened to include rivals’ sites, Page audiences

Almost two years after Facebook rolled out a way for advertisers to retarget people checking out products on their sites, the social network is adding the ability to extend that retargeting to people checking out products on other brands’ sites and apps, as well as their Facebook followers. Facebook’s Dynamic Ads can now be used…

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Medium will eliminate its Promoted Stories ad product following layoffs

Medium’s advertising product never made it out of beta. The publishing platform created by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams will shut down its Promoted Stories ad product that had been released in beta in April 2016, according to a person familiar with the matter. The decision to eliminate its ad product coincides with Medium rethinking its…

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How to Engage with Customers Using Facebook Live Video

Facebook Live is among one of the remarkable developments in the social media marketing world in 2016. According to Unmetric Discover, the number of brand mentions of Facebook Live to date is close to 40,000. One of the key features of live videos is its flexibility. It can be used for a wide range of…

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Facebook will let celebs edit Live videos after broadcast ends

Celebrities live the good life. They get the best tables at restaurants, free swag and access to some Facebook features before anyone else, like Facebook Live. And now they’re getting access to Live features that won’t be made available to normal people using Facebook. Facebook will let people using its Mentions app — which is…

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Trust & transparency: Why we need it more than ever in 2017

Can technology help to create transparency and therefore restore trust in brands and agency partners? Columnist Carl Erik Kjærsgaard weighs in. With 2016 coming to a close, it’s time for marketers to think about the past year. Was it the year we pushed our industry toward a better future, or just another year with minimal…

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What does the Consumer Review Fairness Act mean for consumers and online reviews?

Online reviews have steadily become a part of our everyday online world and an integral part of consumers’ buying process. Whether you’re proactively seeking out reviews for a product/service or responding to a Facebook friend’s post asking for provider recommendations, online reviews surround us. Reviews and star ratings show up in search engine results pages (in…

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Twitter is eliminating its ads that requested people’s personal information

tanuha2001 / Shutterstock.com Twitter is phasing out its lead generation ad format that brands could use to request people’s names, Twitter handles and email addresses. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the move on Monday. The spokesperson said in an emailed statement: “We are always experimenting with the best ways to help advertisers effectively connect with consumers. At…

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