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LinkedIn’s 10 Best Company Pages for 2017 Are …

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:15:58 +0000

Global professional recruiting group Hays was named the best LinkedIn company page of 2017. The professional network began accepting nominations earlier this month, and it said the top 10 were selected due to "thought-provoking content and eye-catching imagery that showcases the best of their brands," as well as their use of features such as LinkedIn...

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The New York Times Passes Another Subscription Milestone in a Strong Q2

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:49:01 +0000

The New York Times set another subscription record, as revealed in its second-quarter earnings report released today: it has passed the 2 million mark in digital-only news subscribers. Last quarter, NYT passed the 2 million digital-only mark with the help of its digital crossword subscribers, but this time around it was able to do it...

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Michiko Kakutani Ends Her Reign as The New York Times’ Chief Book Critic

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:39:46 +0000

The Michiko Kakutani book review is an institution unto itself, one that has now come to an end as The New York Times chief book critic steps down from her role after 38 years at the Times, 34 of which have been spent writing about the work of basically every author in the contemporary Western...

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Stats and Milestones from Facebook’s Q2 2017 Financial Results

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:15:28 +0000

Facebook surpassed 2 billion monthly users in late June, and the social network revealed several other milestones in its second-quarter-2017 financial results and earnings call with analysts Wednesday. Facebook finished the quarter with 2.006 billion monthly users, up from 1.936 billion at the end of the first quarter of the year, and 1.325 billion daily...

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Messenger Platform 2.1 Brings a Seamless Payments Process, New Call-to-Action Buttons

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:00:56 +0000

The process of monetizing Facebook Messenger took a big step forward Thursday with the launch of version 2.1 of Messenger Platform. The social network introduced Messenger Platform at its F8 developers' conference in March 2015, and at the next F8, in April 2016, bots came into play. Messenger Platform 2.0 debuted at this year's F8,...

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Instagram: Here’s How to Clear Your Search History

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:20:33 +0000

As you search for things like hashtags and locations on Instagram, you may have noticed that the application keeps track of these searches in your search history. Did you know the app also allows you to quickly clear your search history? Our guide will show you how. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram...

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Katherine Bell Is Named Editor in Chief of Barron’s

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:29:02 +0000

Beginning Aug. 28, financial publication Barron's Magazine will have a new editor in chief in Katherine Bell, who is joining the Dow Jones-owned publication from Harvard Business Review, where she has been editor of its digital site, In addition to taking responsibility for the newsroom, Bell will guide the almost-century-old publication through a digital...

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BuzzFeed’s Tasty Is Launching a Smart Cooktop That Connects to Its New Recipe App

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:00:26 +0000

Check out our full coverage. These days, there's always a new way to make your home work smarter, not harder. BuzzFeed is throwing its hat into the smart home ring with its latest IRL product, a smart cooktop. The cooktop, which is basically just a fancy hot plate that can track the surface temperature of...

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The Billboard Music Charts Are as Old as Bugs Bunny

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:50:30 +0000

Gary Trust, associate director of charts for Billboard magazine, has a fun item noting the launch of the famous Billboard music charts in the weekly edition dated July 27, 1940: The maiden 10-position "National List of Best Selling Retail Records" was the first to poll retailers nationwide on record sales. The new chart was billed...

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Despite High Hopes, Twitter’s User Growth Fell Flat in the Second Quarter of 2017

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:49:24 +0000

After a couple of promising quarters showing an increase in user growth, Twitter once again seems to have fallen flat, with monthly active users failing to gain momentum. In the company's second-quarter earnings released today, Twitter said its monthly active users total remained at 328 million even while its overall revenue beat Wall Street's expectations....

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Social Marketing and Consumers: 4 Distribution Strategies That Are Still Effective

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:00:31 +0000

While creating high-quality content is essential, it won't do you any good if no one sees it. You have to get it to the right people--your target audience--to attract new customers. When trying to reach new audiences, you have to keep in mind that the internet is growing fast, more and more marketers are creating...

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Here’s One Way Snapchat Plans to Make Mobile Revenue Outside of Its Own Advertising

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:00:39 +0000

In June, Snapchat acquired location-based data company Placed to beef up its measurement tools that help advertisers know if their digital ads actually persuaded someone to a store. Now, a new campaign for STX Entertainment gives a peek at how Placed will become a revenue opportunity for Snap. While Placed is run independently and has...

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Facebook Raked in $9.16 Billion in Ad Revenue in the Second Quarter of 2017

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:14:40 +0000

Facebook reported advertising revenue of $9.16 billion in the second quarter of 2017, a 47 percent increase over the same quarter last year. In its quarterly earnings report released today, the social giant beat analysts' expectations with a total revenue of $9.3 billion--an increase of 45 percent year-over-year. Mobile now makes up around 87 percent...

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Twitter’s Notifications Tab Just Got Much More Crowded

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:45:31 +0000

Twitter quietly tweaked its notifications tab in its flagship iOS and Android applications and the web. Twitter confirmed the update to Social Pro Daily, saying that it began testing the additional notifications with "certain types of users" last year before launching the feature to all iOS, Android and web users last week. The social network...

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These 39 Trends Are Ruling Back to School (and Work) on Pinterest

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:55:14 +0000

Like it or not, retailers' back-to-school promotions are rearing their ugly heads, and Pinterest dug into ideas that have been popular in searches and saves for its 2017 Back to School Report. Pinterest said in an email to Social Pro Daily that 11 million U.S. users saved nearly 45 million back-to-school-related ideas in 2016. The...

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Time Inc. Is Planning to Sell Coastal Living, Sunset and Golf

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:31:16 +0000

If Time Inc.'s intended sale of a majority stake in Essence sent mixed signals about what Time Inc. considers a "core asset" (Essence is core, according to Time Inc. CEO Rich Battista), Time Inc.'s plans for Coastal Living, Sunset and Golf do not. As Bloomberg's Gerry Smith reported yesterday, Time Inc. is considering a potential...

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Google’s Trusted Contacts App Now Lets iOS Users Share Their Locations

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:10:09 +0000

Following the launch of the Trusted Contacts application on Android in December 2016, Google released the personal safety app on iOS devices. The app allows users to share their location with "trusted" contacts even if they're offline or are unable to get to their devices. With the Trusted Contacts app, users can mark specific contacts...

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2 Trumps Make The Hill’s Annual 50 Most Beautiful List

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:14:05 +0000

There's something different about this year's 50 Most Beautiful list. The Hill dispensed with its traditional ranking system for its 50 favored faces, going instead with a presentation in alphabetical order . There are things that are not so different. Like Michelle Obama before her, Melania Trump made the list in her capacity as first...

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5 Things to Think About When Moving From Managed to Self-Service Social

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:00:37 +0000

Critical to success in digital marketing is using the right tools--and there's no shortage of vendors looking to fill the gaps for digital agencies. The hodgepodge of marketing technologies that make up the agency's tech stack requires a constant process of evaluation and negotiation to keep the overall solution filled with the best tools for...

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U2’s Adam Clayton Takes Out an Ad in The Irish Times

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:30:02 +0000

"Want to thank the Arch of bishop for the lend of the hall," Bono began over the weekend from the stage at Dublin's Croke Park. "Here we are off Jones Road, Hill 16. C'mon!" U2 is currently in the midst of a European tour swing through France, the Netherlands and Belgium before an August break...

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It’s LinkedIn’s Turn to Enable Brands to Track Which Audience Types Visit Their Sites

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:00:32 +0000

LinkedIn Wednesday announced the launch of LinkedIn Website Demographics, a new tool that enables brands to tap into data from the professional network to see who has been visiting their websites. LinkedIn Website Demographics will launch "in the coming weeks," and it appears to function similar to the Facebook pixel, a snippet of code brands...

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Why Brands Like L’Oréal and Acura Are Betting Big on Augmented Reality

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:00:47 +0000

Two weeks ago, Acura set up a racetrack in El Toro, Calif., around a former Marine base and asked four influencers to drive a car as quickly and safely as possible down the course. The catch? All of the drivers were wearing augmented reality-equipped helmets that overlaid HD graphics on top of the real world...

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New York Times Reporter Succeeds Beloved LSU Journalism Professor

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:00:39 +0000

We reported yesterday about New York Times Phoenix bureau chief Fernanda Santos moving on to a faculty position with Arizona State University. Today, it's about the similar turn of an even longer-termed veteran reporter at the paper, in the shadow of a tumultuous round of NYT buyouts. (Drew is among those who accepted the offer.)...

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Reuters Names Jean Yoon Executive Editor, Editorial Strategy

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:59:36 +0000

Jean Yoon will be originating a new role at Reuters as its first executive editor, editorial strategy, based in New York. In a note to staff, Reuters editor in chief Steve Adler explains the components of Yoon's new responsibilities: In this role, Jean will - as the title suggests - take on responsibility for our...

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LinkedIn Users Can Now Share Multiple Photos in a Single Post

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:45:19 +0000

LinkedIn users now have the ability to share multiple photos in a single post. The professional network said in a blog post that the feature became available via iOS Tuesday, and it is "coming soon" to Android and desktop. Senior director of corporate and product communications Julie Inouye suggested in the blog post that the...

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What Happens to Flash-Powered Facebook Games When Adobe Scuttles the Format in 2020?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:25:52 +0000

What will happen to games on Facebook that are powered by Flash in the wake of Adobe's announcement Tuesday that the format will be phased out by the end of 2020? Facebook partner engineering manager Jakub Pudelek announced in a blog post Tuesday that the social network is teaming up with Adobe, Apple, Google, Microsoft,...

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After 37 Years of Adweek’s Hot List, We’re Changing Up the Way We Honor Publishers

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:46:53 +0000

In the 37 years since Adweek first honored standout magazines in its annual Hot List, the publishing industry has undergone a massive transformation (to put it mildly), which we've been helping our readers navigate in our pages and online. As such, we felt that the Hot List itself was due for a refresher to keep...

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Gabriel Sherman Is Headed to Vanity Fair

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:00:17 +0000

Gabriel Sherman, who has spent the past nine years writing about media and politics at New York magazine, is headed to Vanity Fair. He'll be a special correspondent there, writing feature stories as well as articles for the Hive, Vanity Fair's hub for business, politics, tech and media coverage. "Gabe is one of the finest...

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During Every Minute on the Internet … (Infographic)

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:40:18 +0000

People in the U.S. use an average of nearly 2.658 million gigabytes of Internet data every minute, but on what? Data visualization company Domo answered that question, in infographic form. Data Never Sleeps 5.0, the fifth annual version of Domo's infographic on what happens on the internet in a single minute, contains statistics including: Snapchat...

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Giphy GIF Maker Lets Mobile Web Users Create GIFs Without an App

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:00:43 +0000

Giphy launched GIF Maker on the mobile web, allowing mobile users to create GIFs without downloading an application. When using GIF Maker on the mobile web, users can create GIFs by importing images or video clips from their devices, or by taking new pictures within the GIF Maker. Users can add text to their GIFs,...

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