The Facebook Creator App, How AI can Boost Digital Marketing & More: The Social Scoop 11/23/17

 In The Social Scoop

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New Facebook Creator App

Facebook is on a mission to attract more VIDEO creators! The new Facebook Creator app is a “one stop shop” for creators of all kinds, to help take your passions to the next level. Easily create original video, go live with your own custom intro & outro video, give your fans custom frames and sticker, and connect with your community.

Get results with video on Facebook… fast!

Facebook is heavily focusing on a VIDEO FIRST strategy and has been for the past couple years. VIDEO content gets the best reach & engagement on Facebook. Video gets 1200% more shares than text & photos combined! But, most businesses struggle to optimize VIDEO in their content marketing efforts. I’ve created a brand new training program designed to help you quickly grow your reach, results and revenue using video on Facebook!

This Week’s Top 3 Articles

1. Facebook Launches Video App for Content Creators that could Challenge YouTube for Talent via LATimes.com

The Facebook Creators app is a rebrand and updated version of the Facebook Mentions app launched in 2014 that was originally only available to verified public figures and Pages. Now the app is open to everyone. The Creator app is intended to woo influencers and content creators which could be a challenge for YouTube!

2. 5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Boost Digital Marketing via GetResponse.com

An example of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in action is the likes of Amazon recommending products for you that are similar in size, shape or brand to the products you’ve searched for or purchased. We also now have machine learning technologies that can recognize voices and faces. Think about this: if AI is already influencing our buying decisions without us knowing it, what does it have in store for marketing in the future? Hmm, food for thought. Excellent article. 

3. How to Use Facebook Ads to Grow your Business via SmartInsights.com

Advertising on Facebook (and Instagram) is a huge headache for many people. In fact, many businesses struggle to properly optimize all that Facebook offers. Check out the great tips here on improving your Facebook ad performance, including video ads. Plus, get the help you need to really maximize your video and ad performance with my new online course, FAST Facebook Results!

That’s all for this week’s issue of The Social Scoop. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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P.S. Did you download my VIDEO GEAR LIST yet? If you haven’t already, go get this fabulous free resource designed to help you get started with professional equipment for quality Facebook Live video broadcasts! The 28-page PDF is divided into 3 sections: Lighting, Microphones and Cameras. I know you’ll find it super valuable.

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