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Will Companies Pay For LinkedIn Elevate? Will Companies Pay For LinkedIn Elevate?

LinkedIn just announced a new product called Elevate for companies to get their employees engaging in social media on their behalf. It comes in the form of an app that’s separate from LinkedIn itself, and actually requires payment from businesses. …

Facebook Is Messing Around With Its Trending Section Facebook Is Messing Around With Its Trending Section

Facebook is testing some changes to its Trending feature, which for some has become a staple of the Facebook experience since it launched on desktop early last year. In December, Facebook introduced some big changes, adding new sections to split …

Clorox Washes ‘Racist’ Bleach Joke Clorox Washes ‘Racist’ Bleach Joke

Clorox has become the latest in a long line of companies to say something dumb on Twitter. It won’t be the last. Looking to piggyback on all the chatter surrounding the new Apple emojis, which made their debut earlier this …

Some Brands Are Absolutely Dominated By Social Spam Some Brands Are Absolutely Dominated By Social Spam

It’s not news that spam plagues social media, but Networked Insights (via Marketing Land) recently put out some research looking into how it affects brands, and the conclusion is that data is pretty “dirty”. According to the report, 9% of …

Your Online Customer Service Needs To Get Better ASAP! Your Online Customer Service Needs To Get Better ASAP!

Thanks to technology it’s now easier than ever for consumers to connect with businesses and vice versa. Still, businesses aren’t doing the best job of taking advantage of this to provide their customers with the best service possible. What do …

Pinterest Just Made Its 7th Acquisition Pinterest Just Made Its 7th Acquisition

Pinterest announced that it has acquired the team behind mobile publishing startup Hike Labs. This includes founder and CEO Jason Shellen and Head of Engineering Mike Demers. A Pinterest spokesperson told WebProNews the two “bring their years of experience in …

Report: Social Networks Surpassed 2 Billion Users For First Time Last Year Report: Social Networks Surpassed 2 Billion Users For First Time Last Year

There’s a new report out from Strategy Analytics, which looks at the growth in usage and advertising spend across major social networks. One of the more interesting findings is that social network usage surpassed 2 billion users for the first …

Sharing From Pinterest To Facebook Pages Now Easier Sharing From Pinterest To Facebook Pages Now Easier

I recently wrote a long post looking at different types of content (mostly from social media) that you can embed on your blog. I remembered that you could embed pins from Pinterest, which I don’t think I’ve ever actually done, …

Pinterest Makes Pinning Faster And Easier Pinterest Makes Pinning Faster And Easier

Pinterest announced the launch of a new “Pin It” flow to make saving things faster and easier. “At Pinterest, we’re building a save button for the Internet because we think there’s a better way to save than leaving browsers open, …

Bug Leads To False Facebook Organic Reach Reporting Bug Leads To False Facebook Organic Reach Reporting

A report from News Whip came out on Tuesday indicating that publishers experienced a significant drop-off in organic reach. This wouldn’t come as a huge shock to most people considering that Facebook has already significantly hurt organic reach for many …

25+ Embeddable Content Options To Make Your Blog Posts More Interesting 25+ Embeddable Content Options To Make Your Blog Posts More Interesting

Embeddable user-generated content has been around for many years now, and it has added a lot of interesting context and value to many articles and blog posts. More types of embeddable content have recently been made available from major web …

Gigi Hadid Gives Tips For Success With Social Media Marketing

Having a pretty face does not guarantee a successful career in modeling. With this generation’s massive use of social media, models and celebrities need to learn how to package and market themselves via their own social media accounts in order …

A Pinterest Stat Businesses Shouldn’t Ignore A Pinterest Stat Businesses Shouldn’t Ignore

You’ve heard over and over again that your business should be using Pinterest, but are you really taking this advice? And if so, to what extent? Are you paying as much attention to it as you should be? Probably not, …

Flipboard Magazines Get More Business-Friendly Flipboard Magazines Get More Business-Friendly

Two years ago, Flipboard launched its now-fundamental Magazines feature, which turns all users into content curators. Now, the company is launching a highly-requested feature with private group magazines, which it says are ideal for classrooms, clubs, work groups, friends, and …

How Brands Are Generating Engagement On Instagram How Brands Are Generating Engagement On Instagram

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 …

How Shoppers Use Twitter During The Buying Process How Shoppers Use Twitter During The Buying Process

Twitter is sharing some research from studies it conducted with Millward Brown and Crimson Hexagon about Twitter’s role in the buying process for shoppers. Twitter says its findings can help businesses maximize sales by “sending Twitter shoppers the right message …

ShareThis Study Looks At Pinterest And Purchases ShareThis Study Looks At Pinterest And Purchases

ShareThis has a new report out combining third-party purchase data and its own social data to examine the value of a pin on Pinterest. “Pinterest’s recent valuation at $11 billion and growing international user base further solidify it as a …

Facebook Teaches Marketers Some Things With Blueprint Facebook Teaches Marketers Some Things With Blueprint

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. …

Comcast Is Hiring More Twitter Reps to Help All You Super Bitches Comcast Is Hiring More Twitter Reps to Help All You Super Bitches

If you’d like to work for Comcast and handle angry customers on Twitter, well, they’re hiring. In fact, Comcast says it’s tripling its online @ComcastCares team, which handles customer service issues on Twitter and other social outlets. “So, today we …

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 Is Now Testing Autoplay Videos Twitter Is Now Testing Autoplay Videos

We recently heard that Twitter was meeting with top ad execs about potentially running autoplay videos. The feature, according to a report from AdWeek, is at the “top of advertisers’ wish lists for Twitter”. It looks like Twitter is now …