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  • How to Create Facebook Video Ads People Will Watch

    How to Create Facebook Video Ads People Will Watch

    Want more people to watch your video ads? Wondering how to create video ads that look like native, organic content? In this article, you’ll learn how to create Facebook video ads that feel like organic news feed posts. To find out how to create Fac…
    - 30 Mar 21, 6:00am -
  • How Marketers Can Respond to Apple’s iOS 14 Privacy Update

    How Marketers Can Respond to Apple’s iOS 14 Privacy Update

    Do your customers use iPhones? Wondering how you should alter your marketing based on the new Apple privacy updates? In this article, you’ll discover six tips to adjust your marketing activities in response to the data tracking permissions changes…
    - 29 Mar 21, 6:00am -
  • LinkedIn Video Strategy: Getting More Exposure on LinkedIn

    LinkedIn Video Strategy: Getting More Exposure on LinkedIn

    Want to use LinkedIn video to position yourself as an expert? Wondering what kind of video content to produce? In this article, you’ll learn how to build your expertise using three types of video on LinkedIn. Why Consider LinkedIn Video? When most…
    - 25 Mar 21, 6:00am -
  • YouTube Analytics: How to Use Data to Inform Your Future Videos

    YouTube Analytics: How to Use Data to Inform Your Future Videos

    Want more engagement, leads, and sales from your YouTube videos? Wondering how to use data to create high-performing videos? In this article, you’ll learn how to use YouTube analytics to identify successful videos you can model for similar results.…
    - 24 Mar 21, 6:00am -
  • Facebook Ad Testing on a Budget: A Proven Method

    Facebook Ad Testing on a Budget: A Proven Method

    Looking for a process to test Facebook ads? Wondering how to test Facebook ads without blowing your ad spend? In this article, you’ll discover a proven Facebook ad testing method designed for small budgets and discover which metrics will help you i…
    - 23 Mar 21, 6:00am -

Pro Blogger

  • How to Avoid Becoming a Negative Blogger

    How to Avoid Becoming a Negative Blogger

    The post How to Avoid Becoming a Negative Blogger appeared first on ProBlogger.  Recently we’ve been looking at a variety of ways that bloggers let their blogs ‘slip’ over time. So far we’ve looked at mainly things that are pretty easy to i…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Oct 21, 12:00am -
  • Tips for When You Can’t Blog

    Tips for When You Can’t Blog

    The post Tips for When You Can’t Blog appeared first on ProBlogger.Have you ever come across a blog that posts more about why they don’t post than anything else? I hesitate to write about this method of ‘letting your blog go’ because I know…
    - 10 days ago, 7 Oct 21, 6:55am -
  • How to Avoid Comment Spam Taking Over Your Blog

    How to Avoid Comment Spam Taking Over Your Blog

    The post How to Avoid Comment Spam Taking Over Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger.One of the saddest things that I see on blogs is where a blogger completely gives up on staying on top of comment spam. You dig into their archives searching for i…
    - 17 days ago, 30 Sep 21, 7:17am -
  • How do Bloggers Continue Their Professional Development?

    How do Bloggers Continue Their Professional Development?

    The post How do Bloggers Continue Their Professional Development? appeared first on ProBlogger.I have a confession to make: I was a bit of a geek at school. I was the kid who asked questions all the time. What can I say? I loved learning. And I stil…
    - 25 days ago, 22 Sep 21, 10:00am -
  • Why Blog Post Titles Are Crucial

    Why Blog Post Titles Are Crucial

    The post Why Blog Post Titles Are Crucial appeared first on ProBlogger.One problem that I regularly saw in the days that I took on blog consulting work was bloggers who spent hours and hours slaving over the writing of quality posts only to take 5 s…
    - 26 days ago, 21 Sep 21, 10:09am -

Chris Brogan

  • What Does it Mean to be Chris Brogan These Days?

    What Does it Mean to be Chris Brogan These Days?

    For all the years you might have followed me, I never sit still in one place for too long. That’s tricky to wrap your head around, especially in a world that really feels we need to categorize and understand everything. For me, I’ve always just c…
    - 97 days ago, 12 Jul 21, 1:59pm -
  • Chris Brogan and Kerry O’Shea Gorgone Release the $BKPK Cryptocurrency to Support the Backpack Show

    Chris Brogan and Kerry O’Shea Gorgone Release the $BKPK Cryptocurrency to Support the Backpack Show

    The other day, Kerry O’Shea Gorgone and I launched a new cryptocurrency called the Backpack Show Coin (or just $BKPK, if you want to be like the cool kids). It’s built by a company called Rally and was part of a project they launched called Creat…
    - 2 May 21, 10:14am -
  • 37 Interview Questions You Could Ask a Podcast Guest

    37 Interview Questions You Could Ask a Podcast Guest

    I had an interesting experience the other day that has me laughing and a bit befuddled. A guy wanted to interview me for his show, and then canceled saying that he couldn’t come up with a few questions to ask me. It’s obviously quite the insult,…
    - 23 Feb 21, 4:54pm -
  • My 3 Words for 2021

    My 3 Words for 2021

    Thank BUDDHA that it’s 2021! Since 2006, I’ve been recommending that people choose 3 words to guide their actions and choices over the year to come. You’ve shared with me 14 years of your experiences with more to come, I want to share with you…
    - 1 Jan 21, 4:30am -
  • How the Beast is Us – by Chloë Forbes-Kindlen

    How the Beast is Us – by Chloë Forbes-Kindlen

    This post comes from a conversation with Chloë Forbes-Kindlen, where we ended up talking about the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast. She said that the part she hates the most about that movie is that the Beast transforms into a normal human at the…
    - 26 Oct 20, 8:02pm -

Social Fresh

  • Steal These 9 Instagram Templates and Make Them Your Own

    Steal These 9 Instagram Templates and Make Them Your Own

    There’s a myth that if you design something using a template, that you’re limiting creativity. That templates create repetitive content and miss that… special something. It’s nonsense. Creativity THRIVES within boundaries. Some of the most cr…
    - 6 Oct 20, 5:00am -
  • Lessons Learned From Hosting A Virtual Conference

    Lessons Learned From Hosting A Virtual Conference

    It turns out that running a live events company during a pandemic is not optimal. Like many other companies, we had to adapt. In the last week of April, we launched tickets for our virtual conference, Social Fresh X. We moved quickly to host a virtua…
    - 22 Jul 20, 4:46pm -
  • Facebook Boycott: How To Pivot Your Ad Dollars #StopHateForProfit

    Facebook Boycott: How To Pivot Your Ad Dollars #StopHateForProfit

    Facebook’s 3 billion monthly users is larger than any country, organization, or religion in the history of humanity. With that size comes influence. And responsibility. Social networks, Facebook especially, have a responsibility to reduce their neg…
    - 27 Jun 20, 2:37pm -
  • The Social Media Technology Pyramid

    The Social Media Technology Pyramid

    What makes each social network different is the type of content created, how that content is created, and why that content is created. Consumers share a large variety of content for different reasons on different social networks. And social media pla…
    - 25 Mar 20, 8:12am -
  • How To Adjust Your Social Media Marketing During Coronavirus

    How To Adjust Your Social Media Marketing During Coronavirus

    Marketing in the age of coronavirus can feel like shouting into the ether. It’s an unprecedented time for many folks (and their business models) to say the least. Fear, stress, and uncertainty is a universal tax on all of us. And yet, there is stil…
    - 12 Mar 20, 1:36pm -

Logic + Emotion

  • Goodbye Logic+Emotion, Hello Armano Design Group

    Goodbye Logic+Emotion, Hello Armano Design Group

    The world has changed much since 2006, and a recent Pandemic has accelerated decades of change and transformation in less than two years. We're only just at the beginning.
    - 94 days ago, 15 Jul 21, 8:46am -
  • The Mentor / Mentee Value Exchange

    The Mentor / Mentee Value Exchange

    For the past five years or so, I have been informally mentoring people. I’m happy to report that some of the earliest are ridiculously successful and I still keep in touch. I’m also a mentee to a few people I look up to. Here’s what I’ve lear…
    - 16 Jun 21, 1:34pm -
  • Six Thoughts On Career Transition

    Six Thoughts On Career Transition

    The fact is, some version of career transition, reinvention, reframing, or transformation comes for all of us — or we come for it. Either way, it’s a learning experience.
    - 6 Jun 21, 12:25pm -
  • A Year of Personal Disruption

    A Year of Personal Disruption

    On an evening in March (you know, the night), I knew something had changed significantly but, like many others, couldn't see past the fog of shock. At the time, I was watching in real-time as the NBA canceled games, the...
    - 31 Dec 20, 11:54am -
  • An Open Letter To My Younger Self

    An Open Letter To My Younger Self

    Hi, it's me. You don't know me, but in time you will. I have the benefit of time and experience on my side and wanted to share some thoughts with you if you're willing to listen. If you receive this,...
    - 6 Oct 20, 1:11pm -

Brian Solis

  • Shifting Mindsets from Customer Experience to the Customer’s Experience

    Shifting Mindsets from Customer Experience to the Customer’s Experience

    I recently had the opportunity to partner with my colleague Jon Suarez-Davis on a fireside conversation for the CMO Club. What an incredible experience to hear from so many CMOs leading through change in these uncharted times.  Jessica Denny summari…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Oct 21, 9:47am -
  • The New Playbook for the Future of Marketing and CX Will Be Written by You

    The New Playbook for the Future of Marketing and CX Will Be Written by You

    Recent McKinsey research uncovered a “growth triple play,” where successful companies integrate creativity, analytics, and purpose to deliver at least two-to-three times the growth of their peers. But even for those companies that used just one o…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Oct 21, 9:31am -
  • Digital Experience Is Your Brand’s Superpower

    Digital Experience Is Your Brand’s Superpower

    A special video/audio conversation recorded for the Invoca Summit that explores how #DX will shape #CX. Description: A conversation between Kenneth Kinney, host of “A Shark’s Perspective” and Brian Solis, the Global Innovation Evangelist at Sal…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Oct 21, 12:43pm -
  • 100 CX Thought Leaders That Are Changing The CX Game

    100 CX Thought Leaders That Are Changing The CX Game

    via Survey2Connect Customer Experience has become the top priority for brands and businesses all around the globe. It can be seen in the increased investment in customer experience and extra focus on providing impeccable customer experience alongside…
    - 10 days ago, 7 Oct 21, 9:13am -
  • How to Transform in a Time of Uncertainty; The Path to Personal and Professional ROI (Return on Innovation)

    How to Transform in a Time of Uncertainty; The Path to Personal and Professional ROI (Return on Innovation)

    The following was written as a prelude to a keynote presentation for a global company undergoing massive transformation. May it also inspire you in your work to bring about meaningful change… Change isn’t easy. This is why “business as usual”…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Oct 21, 3:11pm -

Social Media Today

Chris Pirillo

Social Times

  • newStudios and Hollywood Union Reach Tentative Deal, Averting TV, Film Strike

    Studios and Hollywood Union Reach Tentative Deal, Averting TV, Film Strike

    Hollywood studios and the union representing tens of thousands of Hollywood crew members reached a tentative new deal Saturday night, narrowly avoiding a work stoppage that could have ground most television and film production to a halt just as it ha…
    - 20 hours ago, 16 Oct 21, 8:42pm -
  • All the Way Up: 5 Ways Companies Can Diversify Boardrooms and C-Suites

    All the Way Up: 5 Ways Companies Can Diversify Boardrooms and C-Suites

    Diversity pledges that were going full steam ahead a year ago have come to either a jolting halt or have lost significant momentum. Commitments have stayed commitments rather than being formed into action plans which begs the question--where lies the…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 21, 9:01am -
  • Pinterest Finds That the Pandemic Is Still Impacting Travel Plans

    Pinterest Finds That the Pandemic Is Still Impacting Travel Plans

    Pinterest shared some trends from travel-related searches on its platform Friday, showing that although many pandemic-induced restrictions have been lifted, Covid-19 is still playing a role in Pinners' plans. The platform wrote in a blog post Friday,…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 21, 9:00am -
  • Emotional and Realistic PSA Normalizes the Grieving Process

    Emotional and Realistic PSA Normalizes the Grieving Process

    The Covid-19 pandemic has killed more than 4.8 million people around the world, leaving countless people grieving for lost friends and family. Yet no matter how widespread the experience is, those experiencing bereavement often still feel confused an…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 21, 9:00am -
  • Publishers Flock to Food Licensing Deals as G-Commerce Heats Up

    Publishers Flock to Food Licensing Deals as G-Commerce Heats Up

    The hottest food you may ever eat will soon be available in the frozen food section. This morning, First We Feast announced a new partnership with Walmart to distribute its newest product, Hot Ones Boneless Chicken Bites, a frozen food kit that lets…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Oct 21, 8:00am -

Scobleizer

  • Dolby Atmos and Apple’s rewritten audio stack
    This is a reprint of my email newsletter. Subscribe here. Human storytelling is about to become MUCH richer. I’ve been spending the summer understanding the technology changes coming to consumers soon. Lots of people at lots of companies, from car…
    - 17 days ago, 30 Sep 21, 5:30pm -
  • The Apple Table is Set
    The big meal is about to come. We’ve been waiting for years for Apple to reveal its mixed reality products, including visors and glasses. We’ve been seeing the potential coming in other products like the Oculus Quest, the Magic Leap 1, or Microso…
    - 8 Jun 21, 12:24pm -
  • The New 3D Apple Arriving at WWDC

    The New 3D Apple Arriving at WWDC

    I have been talking with hundreds of people across the industry and have discovered that the changes coming to Apple are deeper than just a VR/AR headset. Way deeper. The changes already being worked into products represent tens of billions of dollar…
    - 15 May 21, 3:27pm -
  • Tesla’s data advantage. Can Apple, or others, keep up?

    Tesla’s data advantage. Can Apple, or others, keep up?

    This is a long post. Short version: Tesla is way ahead on data collection and is pulling further ahead every day. Do you ever think about what the cameras on a Tesla are doing? Cathie Wood does. She runs ARK Invest and has made billions by investing…
    - 21 Feb 21, 2:14pm -
  • Now that my career is over…

    Now that my career is over…

    Reading “The Scarlet Letter: A Romance,” back in high school in the early 1980s I never imagined I’d have to wear a letter of shame on my chest while moving around Silicon Valley (don’t understand? Just Google my name and you’ll see my “L…
    - 8 Jan 21, 8:26am -