Social Media

8 Social Media Secrets Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Tune in April 7 and find out how to provide stellar customer care with social media in our free webinar. Register Now » When I first stepped into the world of social media marketing, I thought it was as easy as putting together a list of Facebook posts and hitting publish. I was dead wrong. Good social media is evocative ... Read More »

What You Can Learn From Your Agency’s Social Media Feed

Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us put a lot of thought into what we share publicly. We have our own ‘content strategies’, sharing different content themes to different platforms. We are curators. As marketers, we’ve often left the curation up to our agency partners. They curate the latest consumer trends, insights, and best creative ideas. ... Read More »

Tackling abuse on social media is a monumental task – but billion dollar companies should be up to it

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies have faced criticism over their moderating CREDIT: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Much of the activity which makes up our lives online is conducted in public. The giant social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube – are all to some extent designed around similar principles; they thrive on open, instant, global participation. The processes of ... Read More »

Official: America auto-scanned visitors’ social media profiles. Also: It didn’t work properly

The US Department of Homeland Security used software to scan social media accounts of people visiting America, but it didn’t work properly. That’s the conclusion of a study by the department’s inspector general. In a heavily redacted report [PDF] that surfaced this week, the watchdog revealed that in December 2015, US Citizenship and Immigration Services ran a pilot program to ... Read More »

Facebook Launches ‘Disputed’ Tag to Crack Down on Fake News

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook had launched tools to tackle fake news back in December It now features a ‘disputed’ tag next to the stories that are deemed fake It is unclear how many people currently have access to the “fake news” Social media giant Facebook has launched its much hyped “fake news” crackdown initiative in the US, tagging as “disputed” the stories ... Read More »

4 Businesses That Use Social Media for Growth

Social media remains a critical method of spreading the word about your business, no matter what kind of business it may be. In fact, an infograghic compiled by Udemy shows how marketers use social media to get potential customers talking about their products and services. The most popular social channels for marketers in the U.S. have been Facebook, Twitter and ... Read More »

Dominate your social media in an hour a week

+ ZOOM What if I told you that you can spend less than an hour a week and have content for all your social media platforms by using a simple process I can teach you right now? This process has really helped me get more content pushed out across many more social media platforms while not having to reinvent the ... Read More »

Can social media determine market trends?

Goldstein on Gelt with Douglas Goldstein Goldstein on Gelt with Douglas Goldstein Market trends are often reflected in indices, like the Dow Jones Index or the S&P 500. But what about an index based on social media? Douglas Goldstein, CFP, a financial advisor specializing in cross-border investments, discusses the BUZZ Index, an index based on social media statistics, with its ... Read More »

Town of Renfrew approves new social media policy

New website/social media policy Renfrew Mercury By Tiffany Lepack The Town of Renfrew approved a new website and social media policy on Feb. 14. The 24-page report is a policy statement for the use of the relaunched website and various social media accounts. Town clerk Kim Bulmer told council they currently have fringe Facebook pages and are looking to move ... Read More »

Social Media Insights: All Talk And No Action

Steve Auger Follow Research analyst, special situations, long/short equity, ETF investing Send MessageStock Market Student Summary BUZ is the first fund to attempt to use social media analytics to invest in stocks. The theory is that AI can lead to deep analysis of finance on social. After almost a year live, BUZ has underperformed a passive index of large cap ... Read More »