03.21.2018

 
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Instagram has unreleased 'nametag' scanning, adds # & @ links to profiles

 Users will now be able to add links to several hashtags of content on Instagram so they can show off their favorite subcultures and topics. Users also will be able to provide links to other Instagram accounts.

Users will now be able to add links to several hashtags of content on Instagram so they can show off their favorite subcultures and topics. Users also will be able to provide links to other Instagram accounts.

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10 minutes Read

03.20.2018

 
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03.16.2018

 

Instagram Stories gets ‘quote tweet’-style feed post resharing

Instagram has created a new feature that lets you share other people’s posts as part of your own Story, alongside your own captions and commentary.
 

 Instagram confirmed that this new feature  is appearing to a small subset of users. 

Instagram confirmed that this new feature  is appearing to a small subset of users. 

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Fashion For The Instagram World

Getting an influencer to post about your brand or product has now become just as effective in boosting sales as a traditional ad would.

 Bloggers take note "today's consumer cares as much about aesthetic as it does about ethical values their fashion choices represent."

Bloggers take note "today's consumer cares as much about aesthetic as it does about ethical values their fashion choices represent."

 5 minutes Read

5 minutes Read

 

03.15.2018

 
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The Brand-Influencer Power Struggle

In a multi-billion-dollar influencer economy, bartering for gifts and front-row seats has given way to paid projects, but who really has the power?

 Two important takeaways from this article.  1.It’s the responsibility of influencers to make their own rules.   2. More brands would start paying [for everything] if we were all to push for it.

Two important takeaways from this article.

1.It’s the responsibility of influencers to make their own rules. 

2. More brands would start paying [for everything] if we were all to push for it.

 10 minutes Read

10 minutes Read

 
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Stop Wasting Your Digital Ad Budget: Why Brands Are Gifting Influencers at Scale
 

What is “gifting at scale?” Learn how to use this strategy to enter new markets, test new audiences and identify your best customers.

 Please spend time and read this article. Brands are constantly finding ways  NOT TO PAY YOU  for your creativity and time. Very disappointed!

Please spend time and read this article. Brands are constantly finding ways NOT TO PAY YOU for your creativity and time. Very disappointed!

 15 minutes Read

15 minutes Read

03.14.2018

 
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Social Studies: Condé Nast Italia Launches First Academy to Train Influencers

While only 46% of influencers reported the vocation as their full-time job, the majority is serious about the work.

 It's about time! here's hoping USA will catchup soon.

It's about time! here's hoping USA will catchup soon.

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10 minutes Read

 
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Influencer Measurement: The Good, The Bad And The Totally Fake

The truth about measurement at three levels of the purchase funnel: awareness, interest and action.

 Great article to learn how Brands/ PR agencies measure your Influence

Great article to learn how Brands/ PR agencies measure your Influence

 15 minutes Read

15 minutes Read

03.12.2018

 
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Twitter Wants to Verify All Users as a Way to Prove Identity

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey said Friday that the company intends to find a way to allow all users to verify.

 Twitter’s verification process has had quite a ups and downs from the time it was introduced in 2009. There are no specific details how they are going to verify all users.

Twitter’s verification process has had quite a ups and downs from the time it was introduced in 2009. There are no specific details how they are going to verify all users.

 Good to know. No timeline when this will happen!

Good to know. No timeline when this will happen!

 
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Five Tips For Generating Facebook Video Ideas That Your Audience Will Love

By year 2020, 80% of all internet traffic will be video.Are you ready?

 If you were thinking about adding facebook video to your content strategy, this article will lead you in the right direction. 

If you were thinking about adding facebook video to your content strategy, this article will lead you in the right direction. 

 25 minutes Read

25 minutes Read

 

03.11.2018

 
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FTC rules for Influencers

The United States government now also has an official stance about the placement of hashtags in sponsored posts on Instagram.

 Spend time going over your posts, use the FTC   template  as your guide. 

Spend time going over your posts, use the FTC  template as your guide. 

 20 minutes Read. Save it as a Important reference.

20 minutes Read. Save it as a Important reference.

 
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Why it's so hard to go Viral?

Many authors and gurus make a fortune selling you magical pixie dust of instant influence.

 If you don't spend few minutes to read this insightful article, just think about this - most people who like, click or forward on article barely open it.  “Most people who click don’t read,”

If you don't spend few minutes to read this insightful article, just think about this - most people who like, click or forward on article barely open it.  “Most people who click don’t read,”

 20 minutes Read

20 minutes Read

03.10.2018

 
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Facebook Is Testing ‘Voice Clips’ In Status Updates. Can’t write it, or you’re too self-conscious to film it? You may soon be able to just say it.

  Facebook has confirmed it is testing a new Voice Clips feature in status updates. 

 Facebook has confirmed it is testing a new Voice Clips feature in status updates. 

 10 minutes Read

10 minutes Read

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6 Great Ways To Boost Your Brand With Instagram Stories

A good story is nothing without the right way to tell it. 

 Learn from the Instagram Insiders. Morgan Cornelius, Instagram’s small and medium business community lead did a fantastic how to about Instagram stories and how use it to gain more exposure for your brand.

Learn from the Instagram Insiders. Morgan Cornelius, Instagram’s small and medium business community lead did a fantastic how to about Instagram stories and how use it to gain more exposure for your brand.

 30 minutes Read

30 minutes Read

03.08.2018

 
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4 new features (possibly) headed to Instagram

Recent explorations into the app’s code suggest Instagram is toying with several new features.

 Another day another rumor about new Instagram features. Take it with a grain of salt, Developers hide code all the time but that does not mean we get to see all the new features. ‘Universal’ portrait mode sounds intriguing!

Another day another rumor about new Instagram features. Take it with a grain of salt, Developers hide code all the time but that does not mean we get to see all the new features. ‘Universal’ portrait mode sounds intriguing!

    Save it for later, 

   Save it for later, 

 
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The Instagram-ization of food

When we let well-prepared food get cold while we hem and haw over the perfect photo angle, it begs the question: Have we gone too far?

 If you are a food blogger  this is a must read!  The food industry and our own food consumption has changed due to social media. Find out where we are going with this trend.

If you are a food blogger this is a must read! The food industry and our own food consumption has changed due to social media. Find out where we are going with this trend.

 15 minutes Read

15 minutes Read

 
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Top Web and Graphic Design Trends That Will Dominate in 2018

What's in and what's out of website design

 Whether you hire a graphic/website designer or DIY, here are the latest design trends you should keep in mind.

Whether you hire a graphic/website designer or DIY, here are the latest design trends you should keep in mind.

 20 minutes Read

20 minutes Read

 
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What Does It Cost To Be Big On Instagram?

Some influencers impatient to speed up the process of getting established may turn to fraudulent methods of building their following, including purchasing followers, likes, and comments, and using bots — which violate Instagram’s terms of service.

 Being an Blogger/ influencer can be very rewarding — once you make it. There is no shortcut to greatness and the road is not easy. Don't do it for money for fame do it because the process makes you happy.

Being an Blogger/ influencer can be very rewarding — once you make it. There is no shortcut to greatness and the road is not easy. Don't do it for money for fame do it because the process makes you happy.

 Save it and revisit this article time to time. 

Save it and revisit this article time to time. 

 
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This Company Came Up With a Score to Measure an Influencer’s Reach and Industry is taking note.

"The follower count was a very good 2013-2017 marker but now with the score, it no longer is."

 There is no guess work how Brands selects Bloggers/ Influencers for campaigns anymore. Find out what metrics are used now and update your influence strategy.

There is no guess work how Brands selects Bloggers/ Influencers for campaigns anymore. Find out what metrics are used now and update your influence strategy.

 15 minutes Read

15 minutes Read

 
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Inside too faced's winning Instagram strategy

The bulk of its content — a combination of selfies, video tutorials and product shots — is user-generated, with only the occasional brand-lensed product shot sprinkled throughout.

 Insightful article how Too Face Brand stay on top of social selling. Don't forget  you are creating a Brand  for yourself. Learn from the Best!

Insightful article how Too Face Brand stay on top of social selling. Don't forget you are creating a Brand for yourself. Learn from the Best!

 15 minutes Read

15 minutes Read

 

03.07.2018

 
 
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YouTube Studio adds new metrics for impressions, unique viewers.

Youtube channel management system, which launched into beta last June, will now become the default experience for creators.

 If you are a Youtube creator you know the struggle! Any in house help is a blessing. 

If you are a Youtube creator you know the struggle! Any in house help is a blessing. 

 YMMV - If you are new to this studio you might feel overwhelmed at first but take your time and learn. Data is your friend! 

YMMV - If you are new to this studio you might feel overwhelmed at first but take your time and learn. Data is your friend! 

 
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You’ll soon need a licence to be a social media influencer in the UAE!

If your Instagram feed is filled with social media stars promoting everything from make up and fashion to resorts and vacations to their legions of fans, it's about to change.

 This was bound to happen, but interesting thing is out of all the countries UAE is first to do so!

This was bound to happen, but interesting thing is out of all the countries UAE is first to do so!

 10 minutes Read.

10 minutes Read.

 
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Many Marketers Plan to Up Their Investment in Influencer Marketing. Majority now see it as a legitimate form of media

 Good news for the Bloggers! 6 in 10 look at press mentions as a way to determine whether their influencer campaigns paid off.

Good news for the Bloggers! 6 in 10 look at press mentions as a way to determine whether their influencer campaigns paid off.

 10 minutes Read.

10 minutes Read.

 
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Can Artificial Intelligence Be The Ultimate Influencer?

How automation will streamline the influencer campaign process.

 Less emails and streamline process to book a campaign? We are onboard! 

Less emails and streamline process to book a campaign? We are onboard! 

 5 minutes Read.

5 minutes Read.

03.06.2018

 
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03.05.2018

Social Media Use in 2018

Facebook remains the most widely used social media platform by a relatively healthy margin: some 68% of U.S. adults are now Facebook users. 

 Its always a good idea to know how the social media landscape is changing. Yes, its a lot of data to go through but spend time on this. Change and update your strategy periodically.

Its always a good idea to know how the social media landscape is changing. Yes, its a lot of data to go through but spend time on this. Change and update your strategy periodically.

 30 minutes read. Save this.

30 minutes read. Save this.

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Web Widjet for Bloggers

Add your Instagram Stories to your website for *Free.

 

 

 This is a great way to have the best insta stories live forever in your own website!

This is a great way to have the best insta stories live forever in your own website!

 If you are familiar with coping and pasting few lines of HTML code to your website, this is a DIY quick widget to add. *As of today the service is still Free. 

If you are familiar with coping and pasting few lines of HTML code to your website, this is a DIY quick widget to add. *As of today the service is still Free. 

 
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One in eight children a vlogger or blogger! Research by Ofcom has found that children aged 12-15 are more familiar with YouTube than they are with the BBC or ITV. 

 If you are not already a Youtube content creator, watch out completion is getting younger! There is a chance that Youtube will be the most visited site/app in the near future!

If you are not already a Youtube content creator, watch out completion is getting younger! There is a chance that Youtube will be the most visited site/app in the near future!

 YMMV - If you already have a Youtube channel, go ahead and create good content more frequently! If not start a channel ASAP!

YMMV - If you already have a Youtube channel, go ahead and create good content more frequently! If not start a channel ASAP!

 
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03.02.2018

Instagram has replaced the magazine rack as the dominant platform for discovering, engaging with and buying beauty products.

 Insightful article about the business side of makeup industry. New way of advertising.  

Insightful article about the business side of makeup industry. New way of advertising.  

 15 minutes read.  Bookmark and read it later.

15 minutes read.

Bookmark and read it later.

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Though Vero has been around since 2015, it surged to popularity in recent days, thanks in part to sudden, word-of-mouth interest from online groups and a frustration with the flood of ads, lack of privacy options and the recent end to the chronological ordering of posts in Instagram.

 Instagram alternative? Maybe but it does not hurt to create your Vero profile. 

Instagram alternative? Maybe but it does not hurt to create your Vero profile. 

 10 minutes to setup + create a profile.

10 minutes to setup + create a profile.

 
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It’s a fascinating new retail world, a mutation of globalized capitalism that’s been growing in the cracks of mainstream commerce.

 Interesting article about the ins and out of drop shipping + Shopify +Instagram.

Interesting article about the ins and out of drop shipping + Shopify +Instagram.

 30 Minutes  Bookmark and read it later. 

30 Minutes

Bookmark and read it later. 

 
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Instagram’s code reveals potential voice and video calling features.

If the features do go live, it would make Instagram an even bigger threat to Snapchat.

 Instagram is known to copy features from Snapchat. Too early to say whether how this will affect the user experiences.

Instagram is known to copy features from Snapchat. Too early to say whether how this will affect the user experiences.

 10 Minutes Read.

10 Minutes Read.

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It looks like Facebook’s U.S. user growth has officially peaked.

 The good news for Facebook: Instagram is picking up some of the slack. Keep an eye on the changes. Diversify your content platforms! 

The good news for Facebook: Instagram is picking up some of the slack. Keep an eye on the changes. Diversify your content platforms! 

 10 Minutes Read.

10 Minutes Read.

 
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Google’s new YouTube Stories feature lets you swap out your background (no green screen required)

 YouTube content creators — removing or replacing a background is a great tool to have in your toolbox and this makes it quite easy. 

YouTube content creators — removing or replacing a background is a great tool to have in your toolbox and this makes it quite easy. 

 10 Minutes Read. Spend some time getting to know the new features. It's worth it.

10 Minutes Read. Spend some time getting to know the new features. It's worth it.

03.01.2018

 
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Beauty brands made up only 5% of the conversation on social media in 2017—but their conversations were among the buzziest.

 Checkout the Top 10 Brands.

Checkout the Top 10 Brands.

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         5 Mins Read

 

 
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According to data from research firm Euromonitor, American women now spend nearly as much on leggings as suits.

 Put more leggings on Your Feeds!

Put more leggings on Your Feeds!

           5 Mins Read

          5 Mins Read

 
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Decisions, decisions. Do you link to your Instagram profile on your Twitter feed or your Facebook page?

     Multiple social media links and only one url field on your social profiles, never change that link again....

    Multiple social media links and only one url field on your social profiles, never change that link again....

 15 mins to Sign up + Setup for this FREE service.

15 mins to Sign up + Setup for this FREE service.