Chris Thilk

1,461 Added | 7 Magazines | 2 Following | 24 Followers | @christhilk | I'm a content marketing strategist at Voce Communications and the writer of Movie Marketing Madness among more. 

Making News Feed an Easier Place to Connect and Navigate

<i>by Shali Nguyen, Product Design Manager and Ryan Freitas, Design Director</i><p>Every person’s News Feed is different and populated with a unique set of …

Social Media

Facebook’s dedicated "trending" news section is now available on mobile

The section also has its own dedicated link<p>Facebook’s redesigned Trending Topics section, now dubbed Trending News, is widely available on mobile for iPhone and Android users in the US, giving users a central location for all of the company’s aggregation efforts after a tumultuous year of changes …

Facebook

Snapchat “Crowd Surf” stiches together everyone’s concert videos

Snapchat’s got a new trick to stay one step ahead of Instagram by turning everyone’s quick video clips from concerts into a much more watchable music video you control.<p>Snapchat “Crowd Surf” uses artificial intelligence machine learning technology to analyze when lots of people are all recording the …

Festivals

New Controls and Capabilities for Branded Content Marketers

Get ideas<p>Connect with us<p>See the winners<p>Facebook Business<p>August 14, 2017<p>New Controls and Capabilities for Branded Content Marketers<p>47% of people aged …

Has Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Rescued (or Ruined) Hollywood?

For a soft-spoken man, Ted Sarandos makes a lot of thunderous news. Just consider the headlines he’s generated over the last week alone with a …

Netflix

Snap added fewer users and made less money than Wall Street expected

Snap missed on earnings for the second straight quarter.<p>Snapchat delivered another disappointing quarter on Thursday, adding fewer users and bringing in less revenue than Wall Street expected, and the stock dropped as much as 13 percent in early after-hours trading.<p>The relevant numbers:<p>Snap added …

Markets

Show authors more ❤️ with ’s

<b>Introducing Claps, a new way to react on Medium</b>Remember that time you saw a really amazing live show? You couldn’t help but jump out of your seat and …

Avocado Toast

BuzzFeed to Launch Morning Show on Twitter Livestream With Two Male Anchors

“Twitter is the beating heart of news and our newsroom has always embraced its power unabashedly,” BuzzFeed boss says<p>BuzzFeed News and Twitter …

Journalism

Becoming a social media “influencer” is the new unpaid internship, and just as exploitative

You may have heard about Chiara Ferragni, who started a personal style blog as a 27-year-old that now generates $8 million per year. Or Johnny Ward, who started blogging about his travels as a budget backpacker and ended up with a successful media company. Or the food blogger who earns $150,000 per …

Social Media Marketing

Google reveals sites with 'failing' ads, including Forbes, LA Times - Digiday

Publishers that have fretted about Google’s plans to unleash an ad-blocking version of Chrome in 2018 can now see if their own sites’ ads will be …

Advertising Industry

The Fashion Influencer Has Found A New Gig

In June it was announced that the much-revered J. Crew CEO Millard “Mickey” Drexler would be stepping down from his position at the fashion brand. While that news in and of itself was certainly noteworthy — J. Crew's sales had suffered over the past few years, and earlier this year, creative …

J.Crew

Snapchat’s Snapcodes decline in getting brands new followers, eclipsed by deep links

Of the 1.94 million new followers that 1,100 brands attracted in Q2 2017, 1.10 million were added via deep links versus 205,707 via Snapcodes.

Snapchat

Here's Why Influencers Are Making Bank

Influencers are driving engagement with brands on Instagram at levels well beyond those seen by companies’ own posts on the Facebook-owned social …

Marketing
Pinterest

Facebook discontinues Groups app, but says it still loves Groups

Facebook's Group app is almost no more. The company announced yesterday that iOS and Android users will no longer be able to log in after September 1st. Instead, they'll have to use the Groups feature on the Facebook mobile app or in their browser.<p>This is slightly ironic given that Facebook says it …

Facebook

Introducing Anchor Videos: the best way to share audio on social media

Starting today, anyone can leverage Anchor’s new video creation technology to quickly turn audio segments into beautiful, shareable videos, featuring …

Podcasting

Facebook killed the Snapchat-like app for high schoolers it quietly released last year

Facebook has killed Lifestage, the standalone app it released almost one year ago as a dedicated social network for high schoolers.<p>Lifestage was pulled from the App Store on August 4, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider on Tuesday. The Snapchat-like app hadn't been updated for …

Facebook

Say hello to the new Swarm 5.0

<b>My view, from 11,261 check-ins</b><p>Today, we launch Foursquare Swarm version 5.0 — a huge update that we’re all really excited about. Before I tell you …

Social Media

Snapchat

Go LIVE with a friend

Starting today, we’re testing a fun way to go live with a friend. Now, you can hang out and go live together, whether you’re just doing homework or …

Facebook
Content Management

WordPress.com Business Now Supports Plugins and Third-Party Themes

For many years, WordPress.com has been a simple way for people to create their own beautiful WordPress website in minutes.But that simplicity came …

Web Design

Venmo rolls out QR codes for user profiles in its mobile app

Venmo today rolled out a feature designed to make it easier to find friends within its mobile payments app, so you can add them to your connections list or get paid yourself. The feature, found under the new menu option “Scan Code,” is available now in both the iOS and Android version of the Venmo …

QR codes

Introducing a new way to share YouTube videos

Remember the first time you heard the opening beats of “Despacito”? Your ears perked up, your foot unconsciously tapping beneath the table. Like …

Despacito

The Campaign Against Facebook And Google's Ad "Duopoly" Is Going Nowhere

Independent publishers and advertisers have spent a year grappling with Google and Facebook's dominance, but they're still losing ground.<p>For well over a year now, the digital advertising and publishing industries have grappled with the growing power of Google and Facebook, which suck up 98% of …

Advertising

The AR/VR market will surge 100% over each of the next four years: IDC

Research house IDC says in a new report that worldwide revenues for the augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) <b>market will increase by 100% or more over each of the next four years</b>. Total spending on AR/VR products and services, IDC says, will “soar from $11.4 billion in 2017 to nearly $215 …

Augmented Reality

Is it time for a QR code comeback?

<b>Remember QR codes? Those blocky, black-and-white graphics that take you to a URL when scanned with your phone were everywhere from about 2011 to</b> …

QR codes

Snap stock is up after the world’s biggest ad buyer said it will spend even more money on Snapchat

WPP says it plans to double spending on Snap ads this year.<p>Sir Martin Sorrell to the rescue!<p>Snap investors received some good news on Friday courtesy of one of the world's biggest ad buyers.<p>WPP CEO Martin Sorrell, whose firm manages billions of dollars in advertising budgets, told CNBC that WPP …

Advertising

Google Working on a Mobile News Product Competing With Snapchat

Google is working with publishers on a news product called Stamp that would serve up articles in a mobile magazine-like design, similar to Snapchat's …

Advertising