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Six reasons why Vine is a killer news tool | Pando Daily

Six reasons why Vine is a killer news tool | Pando Daily | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

... I’m tentatively excited for Vine’s potentially transformative powers. Its six-second looping films will expand Twitter’s abilities as a broadcast network while arming journalists with greater storytelling firepower in the digital form. Its advantages are already obvious, and they will become only more so if the tool is integrated natively into Twitter’s website and apps, thereby nixing the need to use a separate piece of software. Of course, it is early days for the technology, which is still a long way from confirming its worth, but with Twitter’s distributive power behind it, Vine has a shot at becoming important. Consider the following points....

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Lots of excitement and perhaps innovation ahead for Twitter's new Vine app? You've got six seconds, GO...

 

Don't forget Fotobabble as well, with 60-sec to tell your story. http://bit.ly/14padbz ;

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Video Content on Social Media is About to Boom - Insights

Video Content on Social Media is About to Boom - Insights | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it


It’s no secret that video content is on the rise. By 2019, video content will be the driving factor behind 85% of search traffic in the US. Whether it’s Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook, video content on social media is what marketers need to focus on in 2017. Additionally, marketers must understand how each social channel is optimizing its platform to allow for more video content in users’ feeds, and how brands are using video content to engage their followers.

The reason why these major social networks are optimizing their platforms is because the majority of search traffic will be a result of video content, and future marketing projects will include high spending on digital. To illustrate this is eMarketer’s data on the expected ad expenditure in the US over the next four years. These future projections indicate that not only will digital ad spend increase significantly, increasing on average $13 billion every year, but social and video are the only ad types expected to grow in the near future. While social is expected to grow significantly, video ad types will boom 184% from $9.9 billion to $28 billion in ad spend – making them the fastest growing ad type....

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In just two years, video content will be 85% of search traffic in the US, mostly on social media. That's 85%. EightY-five. Percent. Got it?

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In just two years, video content will be 85% of search traffic in the US, mostly on social media. That's 85%. Eight-five. Percent. Got it?

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This is why Hillary Clinton doesn’t do press conferences

This is why Hillary Clinton doesn’t do press conferences | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Political press conferences are pointless, and mostly about media showboating.


This isn’t something reporters are supposed to admit. We’d all like more chances to see a potential presidential candidate on the hot seat. But these days, at these things, the heat isn’t on. I cringe at press conferences more than I learn from them, because they usually degenerate into shout-fests based on questions that are rarely designed to elicit any new information, but rather a response to the other party’s latest talking point.


“Reporters ask questions not to get information, but to get a reaction,” Susan Milligan wrote in the Columbia Journalism Review last year. “And even with that strategy, they rarely succeed.”


With social media, candidates don’t need to rely on reporters to convey their views. That in turn means that stories that break news are rarely produced by press conference. So why the ongoing obsession with press conferences? Could it have something to do with a need to justify the money being spent by mainstream news organizations to keep reporters on the campaign trail, versus the exclusive content they take away from that investment?...

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In my view, press conferences died five years ago. They offer no control, the questions asked are mostly pointless and there are many better new social channels available for messaging more personally and effectively. PR and politicos, what do you think?

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IoT Handbag Vibrates, Auto-Locks to Prevent Compulsive Spending | MediaPost 

IoT Handbag Vibrates, Auto-Locks to Prevent Compulsive Spending | MediaPost  | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

While a lot of behavioral change will come with the Internet of Things, some people are attempting to cause a bit of that change right away.In a push to help shoppers save money, a company has created a programmable handbag with built-in robotics that causes the bag to vibrate, flash and self-lock when the shopper enters a ‘danger spending zone.’


The iBag2 (yes, there was an earlier version, which launched in Australia a while back), is the brainchild of the personal finance website finder.com in the U.K.


The rather high-tech bag was designed by a New York fashion designer and a team of engineers crafted the robotics features....

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The latest IoT innovation? A handbag that vibrates and auto-locks to prevent compulsive spending. Parents may rejoice but teenage girls will not be amused. Price? Only $5'000!!!

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The latest IoT innovation? A handbag that vibrates and auto-locks to prevent compulsive spending. Parents may rejoice but teenage girls will not be amused. Price? Only $5'000!!!

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8 Big Changes To LinkedIn Groups That Will Enhance Your Social

8 Big Changes To LinkedIn Groups That Will Enhance Your Social | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

So if and when LinkedIn makes a necessary change it is important that organizations make a note.

LinkedIn has made more than 2 million discussion groups private, a major step in the social network’s efforts towards improving the quality and professional nature of membership groups.

The move here was based on feedback of LinkedIn groups who craved real connections with peers and industry leaders helping them learn and grow.

Along with making the groups private, LinkedIn has also introduced several other changes that warrant a closer look for any brand making strides and gaining social presence on the network.

Here are the eight changes to LinkedIn groups that B2B marketers need to be aware of....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

LinkedIn changes to its Groups are important to note if it's a key channel.

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LinkedIn changes to its Groups are important to note if it's a key channel.

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Pizza Hut Boxes Feature Playable Flick Football Field

Pizza Hut Boxes Feature Playable Flick Football Field | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Starting today, Pizza Hut is offering a pizza box featuring a playable “flick football” field on its top, including goal posts, football triangles and a score card. 

The box is available with the purchase of any medium pizza, including a one-topping medium pizza off the $5 Flavor Menu.

Pizza Hut is also launching a “Flick Football Challenge” game inviting fans to share videos of their skills for chances to win free pizza from the $5 Flavor Menu. 
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Here's a smart marketing idea from Pizza Hut, just in time for the busiest time of sports season and just prior to NFL launch.

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WhatsApp Wants to Help Businesses Reach Its Users - eMarketer

WhatsApp Wants to Help Businesses Reach Its Users - eMarketer | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Sharing phone numbers and offering ads may irk the security-focused service’s users.WhatsApp, which was acquired by Facebook in February 2014, finally made an announcement last week that most industry watchers saw as inevitable: It would begin sharing information with Facebook about its users, allowing Facebook to offer “more relevant” ads as well as ads within WhatsApp itself, which until now has been ad-free.


eMarketer estimates that 12.8 million people in the US used WhatsApp on a monthly basis in 2014, the year it was bought by Facebook. Since then, we estimate, about 5.6 million more people have gotten on board with the free mobile messaging service—many likely taking seriously assurances by WhatsApp that it would not harvest user data for ad targeting, or serve ads at all.Indeed, such assurances were seen as especially important to WhatsApp users because the service itself foregrounds privacy and security.


Messages in WhatsApp are encrypted end-to-end, meaning the company can never see any of the content sent by its users around the globe.WhatsApp can share phone numbers, however, and Facebook has been trying to get that information from its users—many of whom have been reluctant to share it—for a while....

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Get out my personal info! What's up with WhatsApp?

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Pokémon Go Showcases Augmented-Reality Explosion In Retail

Pokémon Go Showcases Augmented-Reality Explosion In Retail | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

One of the main effects of Pokémon Go has been to draw attention to existing AR apps, that build on current smart device functions — namely GPS and cameras. This works because the cameras allow for a view the environment in real time, which can be “augmented” from the user’s viewpoint. AR’s potential has been recognized by retail for quite a while. For example Lego introduced an AR app a full six years ago, allowing customers to hold a box in front of an in-store monitor and see what the finished model would look like.


More recently, the online store Wayfair launched Wayfair view, allowing shoppers to superimpose potential purchases on their own space to see if the items would fit and how they would look. Ikea has an AR catalog app, that lets shoppers use their smartphones to virtually furnish their rooms with items from the catalog. Other apps allow customers to virtually try on shoes and clothes and in some cases share photos with their social networks.


Retailers can also use AR to enhance and tailor the customer experience. Using a specialized store app, customers can get more information about a product, its availability and potential discounts or promos. By including AR components to store displays, retailers are able to profit from the fact that their customers are often more preoccupied with their phones than the merchandise right in front of them. Apps can also direct customers to particular items, and provide a guided map to the specific shelf, something that is tremendously useful in large stores....

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Valuable thoughts on how retail and business can capitalize on the potential impact of Pokémon Go.