Emerging Technology

Facebook Tests an Influencer Marketing Search Tool

Facebook began its first big influencer marketing push in November 2017, when it launched the Facebook Creator app. The company positioned Facebook Creator as “a one stop shop to create and cross-post videos, go live with exclusive features, track your insights, and manage your messages — all in one place.” At the same time, it…

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Virtual Influencers Can’t Replace Actual Human Connection

Lil Miquela is a bona fide Instagram celebrity. A model, activist and recording artist, she has more than a million followers, and partners with brands like Prada and Chanel. Vogue called her “Instagram’s latest It Girl.” The only thing is: she’s not a real person. Miquela is a virtual influencer, a CGI avatar that occupies…

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What You Need to Know from Facebook’s F8 Conference

Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference is a showcase for the company’s new products, upcoming changes and overall vision for the future. This year’s F8 conference, held May 1 and 2, seemed like business as usual – with splashy announcements and a keynote speech from CEO Mark Zuckerberg – despite Facebook’s recent high-profile privacy controversy. Here are…

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How Does Digital Life Affect Our Overall Well-Being?

As digital technology continues to evolve and expand, it opens up countless new opportunities for connection, commerce, work and play. Our mobile devices are so integrated into our lives that it’s hard to imagine how we did anything – run businesses, order food, fight boredom, date – without them. But despite all the benefits we…

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Self-Care & Tech Can Coexist

For people of all ages, from millennials to baby boomers, self-care is a hot topic of conversation. Browse any number of studies, magazine articles and online lists, and you’ll find tips for improving self-care. Often these strategies focus on unplugging from technology to boost health and wellness. But technology and self-care are not mutually exclusive.…

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Top Social Media Trends of 2018

At the beginning of every new year, smart marketers set priorities to focus on for the next 12 months. But – like all new year’s resolutions – sometimes these good intentions fall by the wayside before Q2 even begins. Take control of your social media strategy for 2018. With the new year already well underway, it’s…

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Tips for Taking an Addictive Boomerang

A short, hypnotic video catches your attention as you scroll through your Instagram feed. It captures an action – a person jumping into a pile of leaves, a cat chasing a toy, or a spoon digging into an ice cream sundae – in a video that plays forward, then backward, over and over. Without even…

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Facebook ‘Watch’ to Offer New Ad Opportunities

This month, Facebook announced the launch of Watch, a new video tab that will feature dozens of original shows. “We hope Watch will be home to a wide range of shows — from reality to comedy to live sports. Some will be made by professional creators, and others from regular people in our community,” CEO…

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Voice AI & the Future of Brand Marketing

Alexa, how will marketers use voice search in the future?   Voice-assisted devices, powered by artificial intelligence, are gaining a strong foothold in households across the U.S. According to eMarketer, there are 45 million devices in use now, and that number will rise to 67 million by 2019. Google Home and Amazon Echo (famous for…

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Facebook to Launch Video Creator App This Year

Later this year, Facebook will launch a new app that will make it easier for influencers to create video content. They also announced that they would launch more video games for Facebook in which you can get elo boosting services from ElitistGaming. This dedicated video creation platform will be part of an update to Facebook…

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