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Infographic Shows How Specific Colors Affect Social Media Strategy Infographic Shows How Specific Colors Affect Social Media Strategy

Social Marketing Writing put out a very interesting infographic looking at the effects certain colors can have on your social media marketing campaigns. If you watched the video we shared last week about color’s effects on online shopping behavior, and …

Live-Tweeted Birth: Company Loyalty on 1,000+

First off, #gross. Secondly, #kudos to a Twitter employee for taking her job more seriously than anyone else in the lunchroom. Beat that, Bob. Claire Diaz-Ortiz aka @Claire began to have contractions and decided to show us all what over-sharing …

Pinterest Gives Businesses New Way To Track Pins Pinterest Gives Businesses New Way To Track Pins

Pinterest announced a new way for businesses to track their pinned links. It is adding support for Google Analytics UTM variables to give businesses a look at their performance in the Google Analytics dashboard. Pinterest’s Jason Costa writes, “Businesses have …

Forrester Says Marketers Need To Be Using Google+ Forrester Says Marketers Need To Be Using Google+

Forrester Research surveyed 60,000 adults in the U.S. about the social sites they use, and 22% said they visit Google+ each month, which is the same as they got for Twitter, and greater than what they heard for LinkedIn, Pinterest, …

Google+ Now Shows How Many Views You’ve Had Google+ Now Shows How Many Views You’ve Had

Google now tells you how many people have viewed your Google+ profile and content right on your profile page. The number is the sum of your profile, post and photo views since October 2012. Eddie Kessler posted about the update …

NBCU Kills DailyCandy, Television Without Pity NBCU Kills DailyCandy, Television Without Pity

Last week, news emerged that NBCUniversal-owned DailyCandy and Television Without Pity are shutting down. Both are considered by some to be pioneers of an all but forgotten Internet era. The former was primarily an Internet newsletter in its early days, …

YouTube Banned By Turkish Government Less Than A Week After Twitter Ban

Just a few days after the Turkish government blocked popular social networking site Twitter, it also imposed a crackdown on the video streaming site YouTube. Twitter, which has an estimated 10 million Turkish subscribers, was blocked by Prime Minister Recep …

LinkedIn Launches Content Marketing Score, Trending Content LinkedIn Launches Content Marketing Score, Trending Content

LinkedIn has launched a new analytics tool designed to help users gain insight into the impact of their paid and organic content on the social network. It generates a score, which is calculated by measuring “unique engagement,” which is gauged …

Instagram Surpasses 200 Million Users, Tests Facebook Places Integration Instagram Surpasses 200 Million Users, Tests Facebook Places Integration

Instagram announced that it has grown to over 200 million active users “capturing and sharing their lives every month.” The announcement comes about thirteen months after it announced 100 million monthly active users. Instagram also says it has exceeded 20 …

Pinterest Ads Are Coming In Q2 [Report] Pinterest Ads Are Coming In Q2 [Report]

Pinterest announced its forthcoming ads in September, and began testing the “Promoted Pins” the next month. Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the ads will get a proper launch in the second quarter, which isn’t too far off. …

Twitter Turkey Ban: Facebook Called “Immoral” by PM

In a statement at an election rally recently, according to AFP, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pronounced ER-doo-won) continued his attack on sites like Twitter, Facebook and Youtube, saying , “I cannot understand how sensible people still defend Facebook, …

The Good Wife: Will’s Dead, What Now?

The Good Wife, CBS’ standout legal drama gave the audience a shock Sunday with the killing off of lead character Will. The character has played an important part of the show; he’s a partner at the Lockhart Gardner law firm …

Facebook Tells You You ‘Missed’ The Stories It Chose Not To Show You Facebook Tells You You ‘Missed’ The Stories It Chose Not To Show You

Facebook may be going out of its way to hide more content from users from Pages that they’ve liked, but they’re also testing a way to make sure those users don’t miss some of their friends’ posts. Inside Facebook and …

Infographic Looks At B2B Social Media Potential For 2014 Infographic Looks At B2B Social Media Potential For 2014

UK-based Real Business Rescue has gathered some findings about B2B social media use to project what’s in store for the remainder of the year. Data comes from a bunch of sources including eMarketer, Social Media Examiner, InternetRetailer, BusinessInsider, MediaBistro, AdAge …

Facebook Is Reportedly About To Slash Your Page’s Organic Reach Even More Facebook Is Reportedly About To Slash Your Page’s Organic Reach Even More

Facebook is showing Pages’ organic posts to fewer and fewer people as time goes on. Have you noticed a dramatic drop in the visibility of your own posts? Let us know in the comments. As you may know, in December, …

Forrester: Brands Are Disillusioned With Facebook Forrester: Brands Are Disillusioned With Facebook

Facebook is failing marketers, according to Forrester’s Vice President and Principal Analyst, who says he’s talked to brands, who are becoming increasingly frustrated. This isn’t the first time Nate Elliott has criticized Facebook. Last fall, he wrote an open letter …

iPhone 5c Target of New Apple Marketing Campaign

Earlier this year, CEO of Apple Tim Cook revealed that the iPhone 5c did not sell as well as Apple had expected it to, placing the blame upon the immediate market-recognition and appeal of the iPhone 5s: “I think the …

Facebook Redesigns Timelines For Pages Facebook Redesigns Timelines For Pages

Facebook announced the launch of some changes to Pages, including a redesigned timeline, new options for admin tools and a new Pages to Watch feature. With the new Timeline design, all posts will appear on the right-side column, while the …

Christina Fallin: Native American Insult or Art?

An Oklahoma news station tell us that Christina Fallin, the daughter of Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin, has recently come under fire for an Instagram picture that involves her wearing a Native American headdress. The almost-authentic looking red-and-white headdress was posted …

“Hot Facebook Mom” Now Respected Health Guru “Hot Facebook Mom” Now Respected Health Guru

“Hot Facebook Mom” is no longer a joke. Maria Kang, who rose to short-lived internet fame after posting the infamous “What’s your excuse?” photo on Facebook, has helped found the “No Excuses Moms Movement”. The movement has over 700 groups …

eBay Launches ‘Smart Hashtags’ For Social Commerce eBay Launches ‘Smart Hashtags’ For Social Commerce

eBay announced the launch of Smart Hashtags on Wednesday. Users can click on the share widget on a product, guide or other page to share to Twitter or Pinterest, and a box pops up with a shareable link, a text …