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Instagram: we won't sell your photos - Telegraph

Instagram: we won't sell your photos - Telegraph | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram has written to users clarifying the new terms and conditions, published yesterday, that led many to close their accounts.
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As thousands are abandoning their Instagram account, what's the truth behind the story? The Telegraph give a good low-down on where the story's at . . .

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A Field Guide to Content Marketing: Finding Your Groove - The Mention Blog

A Field Guide to Content Marketing: Finding Your Groove - The Mention Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Like many other content marketers, we’ve learned from those who are really good at what they do. We’ve developed the processes, strategies, and tactics that work best . . .

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TFI Friday and here's a treat for content marketers - great tips from  a bunch of experts in this post A Field Guide to Content Marketing: Finding Your Groove

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Facebook contest ideas: the word of mouth campaigns you must see!

Facebook contest ideas: the word of mouth campaigns you must see! | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Our friend and contributor Marcus Ho defines Facebook app campaigns as "word of mouth contests". In his recent article 5 effective ways to
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If you're looking to run a Facebook contest that  customers buy into, here are some really good examples.

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Allison Lloyd's curator insight, October 13, 5:41 PM

“Facebook contest ideas: the word of mouth campaigns you must see!” an article posted by Alexandra Erman explains 4 different types of interactive campaigns used on facebook.com. The first is a fan vote.  It gets users involved, and encourages a sense of comradery that makes people invite their friends.  Word of mouth marketing is displayed here because 90% of the participants were women with the same two interest: children and home décor.

The second type of campaign was a coupon campaign that was distributed through an app.  You could share the app coupon with your friends, showing how “word-of-mouth” marketing can be duplicated into “word of text” marketing!

The third campaign was a photo contest, which is a very interactive way to gain customers.  It is mobile, and promotes the “selfie” which shows that the brand using a campaign like this likes to keep up with trends and be relevant. 

The last campaign is a simple quiz that keeps the user interacting with the page, and shares results with friends. 

 

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5 Brands Shaking Up Visual Content Strategy with Hyperlapse

5 Brands Shaking Up Visual Content Strategy with Hyperlapse | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Instagram allows brands to create professional looking timelapse videos - I highlight 5 brands shaking up their visual content strategy with Hyperlapse.
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Since Instagram released their new timelapse video app, Hyperlapse, many brands have been experimenting with it. Donna Moritz shows some great examples here . . .

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DOs and DON'Ts of Social Media Pictures

DOs and DON'Ts of Social Media Pictures | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you getting the most out of your social media profiles? Our guide to social media pictures will detail how to best tell your brand's story visually.
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Harry Potter's a wizard with images too. A great post on how to put magic into your social spaces . . .

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7 Proven Ideas for What to Post on Facebook (from a Proven Page)

7 Proven Ideas for What to Post on Facebook (from a Proven Page) | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Wondering what to post on Facebook for your business? You're not alone. Check out these 7 proven ideas from a nutritional company page. These guys kill it!
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If you want to know what great content marketing on Facebook, I think this post from Aaron Lee highlights an excellent example from the Quest Nutrition FB page - Imagination a go-go . . .

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Lon Naylor's curator insight, September 22, 5:28 PM

Not strictly a Camtasia thing but rather a content creation idea...

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8 Visual Content Apps to Create Stunning Images and Videos

8 Visual Content Apps to Create Stunning Images and Videos | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do you want to present visual messages in new ways? This article shows eight design resources and tools to create visual content quickly and easily.
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Unless you've had your head stuck in an ice-bucket recently, you can't have failed to notice that more and more posts on all channels are driven by visual content. I recently saw a report that stated that posts with images drive traffic 75% than any other type of post. Here are some great tools and tips to help you give your visuals vavoom! . . .

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Facebook’s Feeds Give Videos a Boost

Facebook’s Feeds Give Videos a Boost | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook is announcing new tools for video producers, as use of the network to share video grows.
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Artists like Beyoncé require immediate connections with fans and it's no doubt that video sharing via Facebook is more effective than pulling through videos from YouTube. Read about Facebook's improved video features . . .

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Lorraine Elvire Wagenaar's curator insight, September 11, 6:13 AM

Facebook blijft gewoon voor iedereen heel belangrijk, bijna iedereen gebruikt het om foto's en andere dingen op te zetten. 

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You can now import Google+ videos in YouTube

You can now import Google+ videos in YouTube | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
YouTube unveiled a new feature that lets you import videos from Google+.
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It took time, but at last you can upload videos to YouTube directly from your Google+ account. Here's the skinny . . .

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Lorraine Elvire Wagenaar's curator insight, September 2, 9:00 AM

Altijd wel interessant. 

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Twitter will reportedly roll out 'buy' button later this year - CNET

Twitter will reportedly roll out 'buy' button later this year - CNET | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Soon, you may be able to buy things directly from Twitter thanks to a feature powered by payments service Stripe.
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Buy, buy, buy!! Strong rumours abound of a direct way to buy goods via Twitter. Things that make you go "Hmm" . . .

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"MobileMary" Barnett's curator insight, August 29, 1:21 PM

Come on, you knew this was coming, right?.... ;)

Maggie Anzardo's curator insight, August 30, 9:39 AM

Get ready to shop via Twitter!

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6 Lessons in Storytelling from Steven Spielberg via OneSpot

6 Lessons in Storytelling from Steven Spielberg via OneSpot | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

"Storytelling is an art that requires finesse, integrity and a touch of humility, and there is possibly no greater storyteller than filmmaker Steven Spielberg."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these 6 storytelling lessons from Spielberg:

Work with the right collaboratorsGet up close and personalKnow when to repurpose great storiesDelight in the processStory first, technique secondLearn from your mistakes


Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose), Os Ishmael
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As content marketers, we can learn really valuable lessons from the best story-tellers and they don't come much better than Steven Spielberg. Fascinating and really useful blog post . . .

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Lorraine Elvire Wagenaar's curator insight, August 20, 8:55 AM

Hij is gewoon goed, maakt goede films.

Lorraine Elvire Wagenaar's curator insight, August 22, 3:59 AM

Hij maakt gewoon hele goede films.

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, August 23, 1:15 AM

The master speaks.

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18 Amateur Social Media Marketing Mistakes To Avoid - Part 1

18 Amateur Social Media Marketing Mistakes To Avoid - Part 1 | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Social media marketing isn't rocket science, however there are an incredible amount of details, nuances and procedures that not only take time to understand, they're changing on a daily basis. If y...
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Its not only amateurs - I've seen many so-called professionals committing some of these social media crimes too. The truth is we're all learning all the time and this list of "don't dos" from Bundlepost is really worth studying. Oh, and, DON'T DO NUMBER 2!! . . .

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Toni Nunn's curator insight, August 16, 1:03 PM
Worth a read just to remind yourself.
Sylvie BH's curator insight, August 28, 6:27 AM

Des erreurs à ne pas commettre pour ne pas faire avec les médias sociaux ce qu'on ne ferait pas IRL. 

Greg Arnaz's curator insight, August 28, 2:48 PM

PHO-G's Marketing

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Start a conversation about a Pin

Start a conversation about a Pin | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Start a conversation about a Pin . . .

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Pinterest just got a bit more interactive, with a new Pinterest message feature. Try it and and let me know what you think . . .

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Pinning for PR: 3 successful Pinterest campaigns

Pinning for PR: 3 successful Pinterest campaigns | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
PR professionals are going visual to tell their brands’ stories, and with over a third of U.S. women using Pinterest, the social platform is a huge draw for campaigns.
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Looking for some new ways to use Pinterest for marketing?  Here are 3 really imaginative campaigns to help spark your creativity . . .

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Cool Invent's curator insight, August 3, 2:50 PM

Can pinning contests get you more followers?

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Why Google+ is the place for passions

Why Google+ is the place for passions | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The single biggest controversy about social media is whether Google+ is a dying wasteland of non-activity or a hive of conversation and engagement. Mike Elgan is here to explain why it's the latter.
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Cupcakes, scuba or tattoos? You'll find all these and 1,000 more topics on Google+, a place for your passions . . .

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How to Use Pinterest Promoted Pins

How to Use Pinterest Promoted Pins | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do you use Pinterest in your social media strategy? This article shares what promoted pins are, and how, when and why to use them.
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For those of you that use Pinterest as part of your social media marketing you now have the option to promote pins on a Cost Per Click  basis, similar to Facebook and Google. Here's a great blog post from Cynthia Sanchez with the  complete skinny, or should be the complete Pinny? . . .

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Erik Retallick's curator insight, October 9, 6:24 AM

Pinterest is often overlooked. The great thing about it is that it relies on visual stimuli and we live in more of a visual than literate society.

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The article “How to Use Pinterest Promoted Pins” by Cynthia Sanchez explains how to use this social media platform as part of your digital marketing strategy. 

Pinterest’s “promoted pins” are the sites answer to advertising.  They target certain locations and demographics, putting your content closer to the eyes of the people you want to view it. 

Unlike regular social media marketing, this type is not allowed to contain any call to actions.  It must simply link to an accurate, relevant website, and there must not be any immediate sign up prompts.

These pins can be a way to get in front of the eyes of new customers you want to target, especially those customers that you haven’t been able to reach with other types of marketing.  Pinterest provides an interactive way to reach their consumers, and provided an easy way for pinners to share these advertisements with their friends in a way that makes it feel like their own. 

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10 Content Marketing Lessons from The World's Fastest Growing Websites

10 Content Marketing Lessons from The World's Fastest Growing Websites | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The media world is changing. The traditional media such as the New York Times is under threat. Here are 10 content marketing lessons from two upstarts.
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Buzzfeed and Upworthy are two news blogs that are tearing up trees and giving traditional news outlets like the New York Times and The Guardian a run for their money. Jeff Bullas examines the secrets of their success and as usual its a combination of bright ideas and being imaginative with content . . .

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Facebook Tweaks News Feed to Highlight Fresher Content

Facebook Tweaks News Feed to Highlight  Fresher Content | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
A new tweak to Facebook's News Feed aims to address the common problem of seeing days-old posts on the platform.
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The secret of comedy is good timing. Its also now the new secret of posting on Facebook, as this latest tweak to the Facebook News Feed demonstrates . . .

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Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, September 22, 5:39 AM

In tune with our we-want-it-now culture.

Lorraine Elvire Wagenaar's curator insight, September 23, 5:29 AM

voeg uw inzicht ...

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5 Tips for Building Meaningful Relationships with Influencers

5 Tips for Building Meaningful Relationships with Influencers | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Does influencer marketing work? Do you actually know who the right influencers are for your business? . . .

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The best advocates are people who already like your brand and are prepared to tell everyone else why . . .

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5 Pinterest Marketing Tactics That Produce Big Results

5 Pinterest Marketing Tactics That Produce Big Results | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Here’s how to use Pinterest marketing to get out of this world results… while promoting a product, a service, an experience, a book or just… yourself!
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Do you know how to make Pinterest work for your business? Here are some great ideas via Jeffbullas.com  . . .

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Chris Balbrick Infographiste's curator insight, September 25, 4:51 AM

Discover Pinterest Strategy.

Josephine Croft's curator insight, September 25, 6:59 PM

clever Pinterest ideas...

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Hands-on with Hyperlapse: Instagram's fun, easy answer to timelapse videos - The Next Web

Hands-on with Hyperlapse: Instagram's fun, easy answer to timelapse videos - The Next Web | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
As mobile video apps get increasingly sophisticated, people don’t just want to record video clips on their iPhone: they want full-on cinematic productions complete with special effects, transitions, stop motion,... Keep reading →
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Instagram's new Hyperlapse iPhone app seems to be taking the digital world by storm. Here's the low-down on how simple and sexy it is . . .

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Jon Dewar's curator insight, September 4, 10:09 AM

#instagram 

Lorraine Elvire Wagenaar's curator insight, September 4, 10:18 AM

Leuke app om te hebben!

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Is your tweet getting traction? Find out from open access Twitter analytics . . .

Is your tweet getting traction? Find out from open access Twitter analytics  . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The social network opens up its analytics dashboard for all users. Now people can see how their tweet traffic is doing in real-time.
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Hot news for Twitter! - now everyone has open access to Twitter Analytics, not just advertisers . . .

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12 Twitter Marketing Tips From the Pros . . .

12 Twitter Marketing Tips From the Pros . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Here are the latest Twitter marketing tips from pros. Use these to make a difference in your Twitter marketing today.
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Some seriously good advice here to supersize your Twitter results. I really love the stuff on Advanced Twitter searches (number 4 ) - Excellent! . . .

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Chris Balbrick Infographiste's curator insight, August 23, 12:43 PM

Don't be lazy :) 12 Twitter Marketing Tips...

Greg Arnaz's curator insight, August 28, 2:42 PM

PHO-G's Marketing

Tony Adams's curator insight, September 22, 2:49 AM

I really like using Influencer Lists to keep across the conversations of the Tweeps that I am particularly fond of following.  Add those people who you really enjoy following (maybe by area of expertise, current topic etc) to a list - either your own or a List to which they are already attached.  

 

This allows you to quickly scan the conversations of those people, plus other like-minded people on the same lists - a really simple way to bundle up your most influential conversations.

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Facebook is demolishing the like gate - Inside Facebook

Facebook is demolishing the like gate - Inside Facebook | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook announced recently that it will end the process known as the like gate, where users would have to like a page to enter a contest or receive more points in a game.
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Facebook have gone all Miley Cyrus and are breaking down your Like-gates with their wrecking ball. From November 5 you can no longer force people to like your page via contests, polls etc. Get the low-down on the new rules here . . .

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Jon Dewar's curator insight, August 20, 8:40 AM

#jdc #jdsmc

Russell Iles's curator insight, August 23, 8:59 PM

This will be a bummer for businesses, but I can see why Facebook would take this step

Aaron Curtis's curator insight, September 7, 10:42 PM

Facebook :  Social Media's version of a Wrecking Ball.

Ever since the launch of Facebook, the social powerhouse website has destroyed barriers of all kinds. 

This clipping is bang on in regards to the "LIKE" gate. My view would be the same as the majority of others that have posted their reviews: I agree 100% in destroying that feature. 

When a company sends out their promotions through any social media site, they would be looking for an honest response, not some half whit "LIKE" just for someone else to advance on a game or gain a prize. 

This article shows that the companies want to be recognized for their hard work, not just because their an ad on a mass website. The organizations want a real response, not a forced like. So I say its time to " unleash the Kracken " and let Facebook wipe away all the strings holding back those app developers and have a less cluttered website. 

We want real feedback, not automated feedback.

 

Where are all the real people? If you find one, please share with us your thoughts 

 

 

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8 Tips and Tricks for LinkedIn Power Users

8 Tips and Tricks for LinkedIn Power Users | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Here are eight ways to get a leg up on the LinkedIn competition.
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So you think you know all about LinkedIn? Well this post is full of extra tips and tricks you might not be aware of, particularly if you're using LI to help you get a new job. My favourite is the first one . . .

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eProAgi Anderson's curator insight, August 13, 9:45 AM

LinkedIn is so powerful! Most Real Pros really do not know how to leverage LinkedIn.

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How to Use the New LinkedIn Header Image for Profiles

How to Use the New LinkedIn Header Image for Profiles | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Have you noticed the new images at the top of LinkedIn profiles? This article explores the new LinkedIn header image and shows how others are using theirs.
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Fantastic blog post on how to maximise impact with the new LinkedIn hero image . . . 

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