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The Best of 2012′s Social Media White Papers | Social Media Today

The Best of 2012′s Social Media White Papers | Social Media Today | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
  Are you addicted to white papers, just as I am? Well, my friends at Awareness, Inc. have put together an epic list of the top 10 social media whitepapers of 2012. Enjoy the white paper goodness.

 

To help you understand important shifts in the social media landscape and how they affect marketing, Awareness Inc combed through the juiciest research findings from 2012, pulling out 10 studies and 30 essential takeaways for any successful marketer and created a guide to help you with them. The ten white papers included are...

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This is a really useful list and social media resource.

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Debate strategies leaked by insiders in advance

Debate strategies leaked by insiders in advance | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

We were able to speak with campaign insiders on both sides and can now disclose in advance their debate strategies and key messages for tonight. You read it here first!

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You might be able to save yourself 90 minutes of pain. On the other hand, it could be the best TV entertainment since the Super Bowl.

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SnapChat Changes Name and Focus; Snap, Inc. Now a Digital Lifestyle Company - Brian Solis

SnapChat Changes Name and Focus; Snap, Inc. Now a Digital Lifestyle Company - Brian Solis | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

SnapChat officially changed its name to Snap, Inc. as the company restyles itself from a one-[major] hit app company into a digital lifestyle brand. To mark the occasion, Snap, Inc. introduced Spectacles, fashion and tech-forward sunglasses that record 10-second clips, which can then be uploaded to SnapChat Memories via wifi. Following the Apple playbook, Snap, Inc. also designed a fashionable case that doubles as a charger. Spectacles will be available this Fall and will cost $130.

Spectacles are the result of a secret acquisition in December 2014 of VergenceLabs, which developed Epiphany Eyewear to record video clips with the press of a button on the side of the frame and upload them online via its app. Over the last 19 months, Snap, Inc. remodeled Epiphany into a fun, but thoughtful sunglass package to give Snappers a way to share their perspective hands-free.

By pressing a small button on the side of the glasses, Spectacles capture video through a 115-degree lens, which better conveys someone’s natural perspective and field of vision. Those on the other side of the lens, will know they’re being recorded because of a halo-like light that surrounds the lens. Unlike smartphones, which record video in a rectangular format, video via Spectacles is circular, allowing the viewer to watch the content naturally, whether in portrait or landscape mode, the way the user “saw” it. Essentially, clips offer a playback experience that simulates your natural point of view....

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it the illegitimate child of Donald Trump? Well SnapChat, I mean Snap Inc, that was, well, what the hell was that?

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LinkedIn Unveils Redesign, New Features

LinkedIn Unveils Redesign, New Features | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

With its acquisition by Microsoft still several months from closing, LinkedIn is wasting no time revamping the Web site and adding new features to help bolster user engagement. The new features include an “Interest Feed,” aggregating content relevant to individual users, a new platform for its online education service Lynda, and of course the inevitable chat bot.

The Web site redesign gives LinkedIn’s desktop profile pages a sleek new look and layout, bringing it up to date with the network’s mobile app, which got an overhaul at the beginning of the year. The new format includes easier navigation from the main feed, with buttons for things like profiles, messages, and updates from their professional connections, all appearing in the top left homepage.

Like similar features on Facebook and other social platforms, the new LinkedIn “Interest Feed” brings together updates with new content from other users including posts, links to articles, and commentary from thought leaders on the site. Content appearing in the Interest Feed will be chosen partly by algorithms and partly by editors, guided by factors like the users’ profession, industry, and location....

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New LinkedIn features are worth a quick look.

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SEO Copywriting - An In-depth Guide to Rank High and Wow Readers

SEO Copywriting - An In-depth Guide to Rank High and Wow Readers | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
SEO copywriting is the answer to one of the biggest challenges faced by many website owners these days. Users now have to create content that appeals to people and search engines alike.

After all, we not only want to rank well and generate traffic but also turn that traffic into buyers, customers, and subscribers, right?

These two goals used to be the responsibility of SEO specialists and copywriters and it used to be enough to be either or. However, the way search engines work today, that is no longer the case.

To be successful in today’s online market, website owners and online marketers need to master both sides of the equation and embrace what is known as SEO copywriting.

If you are unsure what hides behind that term, this article will not only explain what it is but also show you SEO copywriting best practices to start using right away.
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This is a really good introduction to SEO copywriting for newbies. Recommended for those who need to understand the basics better.

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4 Graphs That Illustrate How Facebook and Google Dominate Ad Revenue - MediaShift

4 Graphs That Illustrate How Facebook and Google Dominate Ad Revenue - MediaShift | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Our industry faces a well-known duopoly, with Facebook and Google commanding an ever-increasing share of digital ad spend, both in the U.S. and globally. I recently dug into the data and forecasts available, to better quantify (for my own benefit and hopefully yours!) just how much Facebook and Google are eating digital.

Global ad spend, across all channels (digital, TV, print, radio, outdoor, etc.) is growing annually on average by 5.6 percent from 2015 to 2020, and will reach $674 Billion from $513 Billion in 2015.


The U.S. market will represent 35 percent of the global ad market, reaching $234 Billion by 2020 with a slightly slower growth rate compared to the global average, at 5.0 percent from 2015 to 2020. This is expected as rapidly developing markets in the East and a growing middle class represent new markets on which advertisers can focus.

45% Of U.S. Ad Spend Will Be Digital
33 percent of ad spend in the U.S. was digital last year and that is expected to reach 45 percent by 2020. In real numbers, that’s a $60-billion market growing to $105-billion, with a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.9 percent.


The growth of digital is more than 2 times higher than the growth of the overall ad market, which represents a tremendous opportunity for digital businesses. More people are accessing content online and more advertisers are spending their budgets online. Will the rising tide lift all ships?...

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Facebook and Google dominate digital ad revenue and here's a look at how the industry shapes up globally.

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Mobile apps responsible for 80% of digital media growth | Mobile Commerce Daily

Mobile apps responsible for 80% of digital media growth | Mobile Commerce Daily | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Mobile applications are responsible for 80 percent of digital growth and while they take up a massive chunk of all time spent on mobile, a report from comScore suggests that app marketers will have to work harder to cut through to the consumers they want to reach.

 

According to the report, mobile represents two out of every three minutes spent on digital media in the U.S. If brands and marketers want to capture that huge amount of time consumers spend on mobile devices, they will have a lot to compete with....

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Mobile gets two of every three minutes of time spent online.

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