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Find Music for Your Videos, Draft the Perfect Email & More: The Social Scoop 10/19/17

By Mari Smith | October 15, 2017

A few Facebook updates of note this week: Facebook is testing news subscriptions support in Instant Articles Facebook officially rolls out its new discovery-focused Explore feed (the one with the rocket icon) on both desktop and mobile. More on TechCrunch. The Explore feed comprises posts only from Pages, and from what I see on my own tab, mostly Pages I’ve…

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Why Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Change Impacts Marketers, Customer Experiences & More: The Social Scoop 10/15/17

By Mari Smith | October 10, 2017

As mentioned in the last issue of The Social Scoop, Facebook continues to put massive emphasis on videos in the News Feed, including Live streaming video and video ads. Here are two great articles on this topic from my friends at AgoraPulse and AdEspresso: 5 Ways to Use Facebook Video Ads to Land New Customers…

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Fabulous Facebook Marketing Ideas, Borrowing Images Online & More: The Social Scoop 10/5/17

By Mari Smith | September 25, 2017

Are you ready to create 6-15 seconds video ads? Facebook continues to ramp up the video ad break offerings with the new Watch digital streaming television platform taking root (US only for now), and the good news is that creators can share in the revenue (55%). Check this out: the average video ad view on…

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Facebook Groups for Pages, Facebook Privacy Settings & More: The Social Scoop 9/20/17

By Mari Smith | September 19, 2017

This week, SocialMediaToday.com reports 5 New Facebook Updates and Tests Spotted This Week. Number two on the list is a new ‘Events’ icon on the mobile app navigation. This is a limited test for some users. In addition, some users are reporting seeing a new ‘Groups’ icon on mobile. It’s interesting to see Facebook test a…

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5 Sale-boosting Facebook Ad Features, Digital Marketing Mistakes to Avoid & More: The Social Scoop 9/13/17

By Mari Smith | September 13, 2017

Facebook introduced a sweeping change to its self-serve ad buying tools this week: a merger of Power Editor and Ads Manager. Plus, deeper integration of Instagram ads inside Ads Manager, including using Facebook Canvas in Instagram Stories ads and vice versa – Instagram Stories can now be used as Facebook Ads. Fun fact – did you know? Facebook owns six of the…

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Facebook Leading Brands Towards Video, Improving Messenger Interactions & More: The Social Scoop 9/7/2017

By Mari Smith | September 4, 2017

Facebook has offered to pay ‘hundreds of millions‘ of dollars to record labels and music publishers which will allow Facebook users to includes songs in videos they upload. This is great news! If you’ve every uploaded a video to Facebook, or streamed a Live broadcast, only for it to be taken down later because you…

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Facebook Video Engagement, Increasing eCommerce Sales & More: The Social Scoop 8/30/17

By Mari Smith | August 28, 2017

Here’s a short list of important Facebook updates I’ve selected for you this week: Facebook Camera Updates The Facebook Camera now allows capturing in 360 (basically very similar to the Pano feature on your phone!). Plus, your personal profile cover photo can be 360 (coming to Pages, too). Facebook Stories Updates Facebook Stories keeps evolving fairly quickly – if…

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Facebook Ads Copy Tips, Messenger Ads, Content Repurposing & More: The Social Scoop 8/23/17

By Mari Smith | August 20, 2017

Just a few Facebook updates to report today: Facebook Marketplace will soon feature daily deals from eBay, cars for sale by local auto dealers, real estate listings, ticket sales, products by featured retailers and more. Facebook continues to make updates as part of its Journalism Project and mission to reduce ‘fake news.’ Zuck posted an update today stating…

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Facebook Marketing Hidden Gems, Awesome Instagram Stories & More: The Social Scoop 8/16/17

By Mari Smith | August 14, 2017

I tested out the new Facebook Live Stories today. If you haven’t tried it yet – or don’t yet have access – Live Stories on Facebook is available only on personal profiles and as soon as you end the Live broadcast, the video disappears. Hm, what’s the point, right? Well, that’s how Instagram Stories first started out and…

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How to Make a Facebook Cover Video, Facebook Ad Types & More: The Social Scoop 8/9/17

By Mari Smith | July 30, 2017

Facebook Updates – here’s a selection of updates from my recent roundup post on my Facebook Page (embedded below). News about Facebook Stories, the Groups mobile app, video re-shares, mobile site loading time, and more. Facebook Tests Live Stories On Mobile Stories do not seem to be catching on among Facebook users by the same gusto…

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