Tips for Creating Better Ads in Instagram Stories

It’s not just you. Instagram Stories are mesmerizing. They capture your attention and keep you entertained. In the first year of Instagram Stories (as of August 2017), the company reported that Stories helped users stay on the app longer and visit it more often. Instagram said users under 25 spend more than 32 minutes a…

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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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Facebook is Launching New Privacy Tools & Controls

The words “Facebook” and “privacy” are fairly loaded at the moment. The company has battled weeks of bad press and user outrage after the revelation that the data of millions of users may have been inappropriately shared with Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm linked to the Trump campaign. And this Wednesday, Facebook amended its…

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The Benefits of a Long-Term Influencer Collaboration

In an online environment that prioritizes quick results and instant gratification, there is something to be said for slowing down and taking the long view of your influencer marketing strategy. Brands have substantially increased their partnerships with influencers over the last few years. According to Linquia’s State of Influencer Marketing 2018 survey, 86% of marketers…

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Facebook News Roundup

Facebook has been in the news a lot in recent weeks – and not just for its latest product releases. Here’s a brief roundup of what’s going on with the world’s most influential social network. Private Data & Politics Facebook is facing a major crisis in the wake of revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a London-based…

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A Guide to YouTube’s New Live Streaming Features

Last month, YouTube announced a new suite of features to enhance the live streaming video experience. The recent additions include automatic captions for live videos, location tags, and live chat replays after a stream has ended. Here’s a quick overview of the new features and how your brand can use them. Automatic Captions for Live…

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Hit Hard by Facebook Algorithm Changes, LittleThings Shuts Down

LittleThings, a 4-year-old content website focused on producing original videos and positive stories, closed its doors at the end of February. The popular site – which at its peak had 58 million unique visitors – depended heavily on Facebook traffic for distribution. After Facebook’s January announcement that it would be changing its News Feed algorithm…

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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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