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How Brands Are Generating Engagement On Instagram

How Brands Are Generating Engagement On Instagram

By Chris Crum March 27, 2015

A shockingly low percentage of brands are using Instagram despite its potential for excellent engagement, according to Yesmail study we recently looked at. That will likely change over time, but for the time being, brands have a great deal to …

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Facebook Finally Lets You Embed Facebook Videos Facebook Finally Lets You Embed Facebook Videos

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Facebook marketing hasn’t gotten any easier over the years, and perhaps in recognition of that fact, the company just announced some new resources for marketers aimed at helping educate them on better leveraging the social network as a marketing platform. …

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Facebook Walks You Down Memory Lane Facebook Walks You Down Memory Lane

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Early this year, as Facebook was touting its incredible growth as a video hosting provider, speculation began to mount that Facebook would look to host content beyond video. Would Facebook get publishers to let it host their articles? Would you …

Add Value To Your Content With Reddit Embeds Add Value To Your Content With Reddit Embeds

Reddit is now letting people embed its comment threads on their websites. They’ve been doing this for a couple of months with a limited number of people while the feature was in beta, but now anyone can embed comment threads …

Twitter Takes First Proactive Step to Fight Abuse Twitter Takes First Proactive Step to Fight Abuse

Twitter is taking the first real proactive step to combat abusive content on the site. Anil Dash noticed a new feature when he logged into Twitter on Monday called “quality filtering.” It looks like Twitter is finally attempting to filter …

Instagram Finally Launches Its Own Photo Collage App Instagram Finally Launches Its Own Photo Collage App

Instagram just killed all those photo collage apps, so you can probably start deleting them right away (if you’re an iOS user). The company has just launched its second standalone app, and it’s a photo collage app called Layout. It’s …

Why Aren't Brands Taking Advantage Of Instagram? Why Aren't Brands Taking Advantage Of Instagram?

We recently looked at a study from Yesmail, which found a shockingly low percentage of brands are using Instagram despite the visual social service providing excellent engagement for most brands that are taking advantage. The study found that while brands …

Shockingly Low Percentage Of Brands On Instagram Shockingly Low Percentage Of Brands On Instagram

Yesmail has a new study out, which finds that while brands on Instagram experienced a 278% growth in followers in 2014, the number of brands adopting the platform is still quite low. The firm analyzed over 2,000 brands on social …

Twitter: We’re Not Blocking Porn on Purpose Twitter: We’re Not Blocking Porn on Purpose

Twitter, one of the last refuges for uncensored, explicit content in the realm of social media, appears to be blocking certain sexually explicit search results for certain keywords. Searches for words like “porn,” “boobs,” “pussy,” f*cking,” and more currently yield …

Facebook Messenger Will Now Let You Send Money Facebook Messenger Will Now Let You Send Money

Rumored for some time, Facebook is finally announcing that peer-to-peer payments have come to Messenger. Not immediately, however. Facebook says it’ll be rolling it out to iOS, Android, and Desktop in the “coming months,” and we all know how slowly …

Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police Easier Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police Easier

It’s not a giant new feature or anything, but Twitter has taken yet another in a long line of recent steps to deal with abuse and harassment on the site. Starting now, if you report a threatening tweet, Twitter will …

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What can you post on Facebook and will Facebook remove it? What’s ok and what crosses the line? Where the hell is the line? Facebook has pulled the curtain back – at least a sliver – on its much-maligned content …