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WhatsApp monetization to increase for Facebook through new business function

WhatsApp monetization to increase for Facebook through new business function

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The app will make it possible for companies to be able to communicate with other app users. New WhatsApp monetization efforts are going into effect as Facebook looks to boost its earnings on the messenger app. The additional income will be generated through new business tools for small companies and bigger enterprises. A new free WhatsApp Business app is being tested and developed for smaller sized companies. At the same time, an enterprise solution … Read entire article »

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Colorful Balloons mobile app discovered as Facebook’s secret Chinese entry

The social network giant anonymously released the photo sharing application into China’s market. Back in May, the Colorful Balloons app was launched in China, allowing users to share pictures with friends and family. That said, according to a New York Times report, that photo sharing mobile app was actually a secret Facebook project in the country. Facebook is banned in China, but the social network launched the application anonymously. The Colorful Balloons application has a very similar look and feel to Facebook’s more well known photo sharing app, called Moments. That said, in the case of the Chinese launch, the mobile app uses WeChat, the largest social network in that country, instead of using Facebook, which is banned. The social network was able to anonymously launch the mobile app through a local firm … Read entire article »

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Terrorist social media marketing? Not on YouTube, says Google

Terrorist social media marketing? Not on YouTube, says Google

The technology giant has amped its extremism blocking efforts on the video sharing platform, using AI. Terrorist social media marketing – and how to block it – has become an area of central focus for the top platforms as both Facebook and YouTube work to combat the spread of extremist propaganda. Google and Facebook have both opened up to the public in their own ways to tackle this issue. To help fight terrorist social media marketing via YouTube, … Read entire article »

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Facebook Rewards QR codes provide in-store savings

Facebook Rewards QR codes provide in-store savings

The social network is aiming to show its stuff in terms of boosting traffic to brick-and-mortar shops. A new Facebook Rewards QR codes feature test is now underway as a new form of mobile marketing. This advertising is designed to send more in-store shoppers to the checkout counter with items to purchase. The reason is that the quick response codes are not only personalized but offer savings or bonuses. When a consumer scans the Facebook Rewards QR codes, … Read entire article »

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Snapchat augmented reality leading the way, says research

Snapchat augmented reality leading the way, says research

New data shows that mobile AR technology is being driven by certain social media tools. eMarketer released a report showing that Snapchat augmented reality is fueling the popularity of that technology, particularly when it comes to mobile device use. The report pointed to Snapchat Lenses as a leader with the tech, followed by Facebook and Instagram. The eMarketer report indicated that while Snapchat augmented reality may be the top driver for AR tech use, Facebook Stories and Instagram … Read entire article »

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Instagram is the social media platform hardest on a user’s mental health, study

Instagram is the social media platform hardest on a user’s mental health, study

That said, YouTube appears to be the social network that is among the easiest on positivity. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) released the results of a study conducted by its Youth Health Movement, showing that Instagram is the social media platform with the most negative impact on mental health. While Instagram may be negative, it was YouTube with the most positive influence on mental health. The research revealed that of the “big five” social media platform … Read entire article »

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Will the next Facebook marketing cleanup make ads less spammy?

Will the next Facebook marketing cleanup make ads less spammy?

The social network is boosting its crackdown against ads leading to spam or click-bait websites. The largest social network is once again overhauling its ad posting strategy as the Facebook marketing algorithms crack down on click bait sites. The platform has been struggling with annoying and deceptive advertisements. Previous attempts have thinned the use of these types of ads to a certain degree, but not enough for users. Therefore, the Facebook marketing teams are working to boost the … Read entire article »

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Mobile video advertising is exploding in popularity

Mobile video advertising is exploding in popularity

The growth rate for these ads is so rapid it is surprising that users haven’t heard a sonic boom. A tremendous spark has ignited the mobile video advertising and it has caught fire in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. This form of mobile marketing is proving to be highly effective among consumers in those countries. This is driving companies brands and marketers to direct their funds into a range of different forms of … Read entire article »

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Facebook Messenger QR codes could make the barcodes popular in the US

Facebook Messenger QR codes could make the barcodes popular in the US

Quick response codes have become commonplace, but American companies and consumers are still iffy about them. Facebook announced the launch of several new features on its messaging app, including Messenger QR codes. With the addition of the quick response codes to the platform, it is more than likely that the black and white squares will experience a popularity boost in the United States. These QR codes were announced at the same time as she update to the … Read entire article »

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Twitter social media marketing isn’t earning enough for the company

Twitter social media marketing isn’t earning enough for the company

A new strategy is being developed that may involve the use of paid subscriptions on a premium Tweetdeck version. As Twitter social media marketing simply isn’t generating the level of income the company had hoped for. It is considering the launch of a new paid subscription version of Tweetdeck. It is geared toward professionals and would provide them with an ad-free experience. Twitter is looking into this and other potential revenue streams after its advertising has fallen … Read entire article »

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Cheerios social media marketing campaign aims to use cereal to #BringBackTheBees

Cheerios social media marketing campaign aims to use cereal to #BringBackTheBees

The General Mills brand of breakfast cereal is using a hashtag and wildflower seeds to save the bees. A newly launched Cheerios social media marketing campaign is combining the use of the #BringBackTheBees hashtag with the distribution of 1.5 billion wildflower seeds. The goal is to spread awareness and broaden efforts to increase the North American bee population. After the first week, the campaign not only met its goal, but greatly exceeded it. The original intention of the … Read entire article »

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