Brands are continuing to see the value in influencer marketing. In Linquia’s State of Influencer Marketing 2018 survey, 86% of respondents said they used influencer marketing in 2017, and 92% of them found it effective. More than a third – 39% – of those surveyed planned to increase their budget for influencers in 2018. The…

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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