Jam Mayer

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Start 2018 Off With a Cleanse of Your Social Media Followers | Inc.com

Just like fake news, fake followers are a massive problem on social media. Not only can having a lot of fake followers damage your social credibility, it can hurt the distribution of your posts.<p>In other words, if you have fake or low-quality followers in your social networks, only a small number of …

Fake News

Watch: This ‘generic millennial ad’ parodies all the advertisements targeting young consumers

It serves as a mockumentary of sorts on stereotyped social-media-driven millennials.<p>“You are unique. You are different. You are special.” This seems …

How to Use Pinterest Analytics to Build Buyer Personas

Want more insight into your Pinterest following? Wondering what content and messaging will appeal to your Pinterest fans? When you have accurate …

Messaging

Facebook Messenger now lets you video call 50 people. Here's how

Almost eight months since Facebook added group calls to its Messenger app, it has expanded the feature to make group video chats with up to 50 people.<p>…

10 Digital Marketing Assets You Need To Invest In Today

Saving for most of us was encouraged from an early age.<p>The piggybank was placed somewhere safe. The shiny coins clunked and clinked into the slot …

Marketing

Facebook Messenger suggests what to talk about with “Conversation Topics” feature

Facebook Messenger may have already hit the billion-user club this past summer, but the company is always looking for new ways to increase app usage. The latest attempt is the introduction of “conversation topics” on Messenger – a feature offering suggestions about what to talk about with friends. …

Apps

3 soon-to-be social media trends you can profit on

What is the next big wave of social media?<p>Maybe it’s Peach — or another hot new social network. Maybe it’s a strategy like posting times or text faces.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>It’s really hard to say!<p>(And yet here I …

Social Media Marketing

How to Export Leads With Facebook Search

Do you use Facebook to find prospects? Ever wish you could export your lead lists? The new Facebook Search browser extension for Chrome makes it easy …

Chrome Browser

Instagram launches a Twitter Moments-like video channel

Instagram has launched a new video channel that will feature curated photos and videos from users focused around specific events. Available through the photo sharing app’s Explore tab, the feature looks eerily similar to Twitter’s Moment offering, or even Snapchat. Naturally, the first album, if …

58 Business Apps and Tools to Make Your Life Easier as an Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, you’re constantly looking for tools to help give you that edge above the competition.<p>Whether that be a tool to manage your …

This Dutch startup is designing a plan to beat Dropbox — and it's already profitable

His company, WeTransfer, is still small, but biting at the ankles of companies like Box and Dropbox. Further down the road, his competitors are Apple, Google, and the email attachment.<p>But along the way, Nalden wants to be distracted by the view.<p>The key to the Dutch startup's success are large, …

Jeff Bezos just invested in this company

Fundbox, an online lending site for small businesses, announced a new round of funding Thursday, adding Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and early Twitter …

The 5 questions you need to understand if you want to reach millennials

<i>This sponsored post is produced by TrialPay.</i><p>The millennial. A generation that has become a buzzword. Born into technology and hyper-connectivity, they are one of the most talked about and researched groups of consumers.<p>As an extremely diverse group, roughly 80 million in number, driving $200 …

Marketing

5 Great Free Apps For Minimizing Your Online Presence

See if your data’s out there, shut down old accounts, send self-destructing messages, and more.<p>There’s nothing wrong with having a high profile on the web, but too much of a good thing can lead to plenty of bad things. These tools can help you get stuff done without revealing too much to hackers, …

This London startup will let you book a restaurant with a tweet

Last time we spoke to CEO Madeline Parra Twizoo was in a pre-launch beta mode and only available in London. Since then it has launched in San Francisco and made a few minor updates to its app, which rates restaurants and bars based on what people are saying about them on Twitter.<p>Now the company is …

San Francisco

If you want to connect people, sell stories not social media shares

Content marketing may be a timeless concept, but its role within the digital media ecosystem is brand new. It’s known that blog posts, infographics, and videos are critical tools for building long-term customer relationships, but it’s also hard to connect ROI and effort.<p>When it comes to content, …

Marketing

5 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Start Blogging

If you’re an entrepreneur, you might think blogging is waste of time. Here’s why you’d be wrong.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur–or an aspiring one–you may think blogging is the last thing you’ve got time for. And you might be right. After all, there’s no immediate business value to be drawn from writing …

Here's How Startups Actually Start Up

There’s a sucker born every day — or so they say. But the way startup fever has been spreading across the land, it almost feels more like there’s a …

Facebook is leading the way in social commerce

Facebook is the top social commerce platform, driving more than two-thirds of mobile e-commerce traffic and boosting social media's quickly growing share of e-commerce web traffic.<p>Facebook accounts for 50% of total social referrals and 64% of total social revenue. The site's social commerce …

eCommerce

55 Striking Data Visualization and Infographic Poster Designs

Data visualizations, a.k.a Infographics, provide a great way to visualize a topic that would be hard to understand when reading. Infographics are …

Infographics

3 Charts Showing Facebook Promoted Posts Are More Important Than Ever

Since 2013, post promotion has risen 120% for brands on Facebook.<p>When marketers woke up from their New Year 2013 celebrations, they were in a world …

Marketing

Instagram’s All-New Search & Explore Features Will Change How You Use Instagram

By helping you discover photos more easily, the social network is going to feel like a news app, a travel guide, and much more.<p>More than 300 million people use Instagram. They share more than 70 million photos a day. But for most of us, those gigantic numbers don’t mean much: We live in our own …

Here's What Facebook Wants Mobile Ads to Look Like

Facebook showed off a new ad mockup to marketers at Cannes Lions on Tuesday.<p>Facebook isn’t rolling out any new ad products at Cannes Lions on Tuesday, the ad industry’s week-long annual festival in the south of France.<p>But it does have an idea for a new ad product — one that will host advertiser …

iOS 9 feature will help you download updates even if you don't have enough storage

iOS users: You will never again have to worry about what apps and photos to delete before installing an iOS update.<p>In addition to limiting the size …

Facebook working on tech that recognises you even if your face is unclear - BBC Newsbeat

<b>Facebook already collects information from your photos to suggest tags for your friends when they upload new pictures.</b><p>Now it looks like the social networking site could be taking things up a level.<p>Researchers from Facebook's artificial intelligence team have been working on technology that aims to …

Artificial Intelligence

Gmail Officially Lets You 'Unsend' Your Emails

Our prayers have finally been answered.<p>On Tuesday, Google announced an official "Undo Send" feature for all Gmail web accounts and the Inbox by Gmail app. The feature allows users to “take back” their emails within 30 seconds of sending them.<p>To activate the function, simply click onto Settings > …

Why Facebook doesn't like your brand

Organic growth for digital marketers is in steep decline. Brands shake in their boots at the prospect of Google making further major changes to its algorithms, and marketers struggle to keep up with the impact of those changes. Recently, its new mobile-friendly ranking factor algorithm has led to …