Facebook is being proactive about election advertising

Facebook isn’t going to let the clusterfuck of the 2016 U.S. election debacle happen again. Starting Tuesday, the social network has banned all foreign advertisements related to Ireland’s abortion referendum, happening in a few weeks time. SEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg wants to move past Cambridge Analytica, but the world won’t let him On May 25, […]

Six Important Points About the State of B2B Content Marketing [Infographic]

Now that B2B brands are catching up to their B2C counterparts in digital content marketing efforts, what’s working? What’s not working? And how is it all being created, distributed, and measured? Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Facebook stops accepting foreign-funded ads about Ireland’s abortion vote

Facebook has announced it has stopped accepting ads paid for by foreign entities that are related to a referendum vote in Ireland later this month, saying it’s acting to try to prevent outsiders from attempting to skew the vote. The referendum will decide whether to repeal or retain Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortion. “Concerns have […]

Stories are about to surpass feed sharing. Now what?

We’re at the cusp of the visual communication era. Stories creation and consumption is up 842 percent since early 2016, according to consulting firm Block Party. Nearly a billion accounts across Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Messenger now create and watch these vertical, ephemeral slideshows. And yesterday, Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox showed a […]

Ar’mon and Trey gave us pointers about ways to be successful

Ar’mon and Trey are the R&B singing brothers from Detroit who are taking social media by storm. They started out doing 6 second Vine covers, now they have over 4 million followers across all platforms and a record deal with Warner Bros. The brothers talked to us about how they found major success with social […]

6 Myths about the GDPR and Email Marketing Debunked

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. Thousands of sources have published their “expert” advice about the law and how it applies to email marketing over the past several months. But here’s the thing: Much of their advice is wrong or misleading — and it’s causing a lot of misunderstanding, confusion and fear […]

These Insta-famous singers talked to us about how their hard work paid off

Ar’mon and Trey are an R&B group from post-Motown Detroit. They got their start doing Vine videos singing mashups where they received millions of views. They really made it big on social media when they started doing covers on YouTube, and they now have 2.3 million subscribers.  Now, Ar’mon and Trey are signed to Warner […]

Facebook’s new ad wants you to forget about that whole subverting democracy thing

This time, it will be different. This time, and I know you’ve heard this before, but this time Facebook’s really going to change.  Yes, I know the company allowed third-party apps to scrape your data, and yes it allowed Russian trolls to foment race-based violence on its platform, but that’s not who Facebook really is. […]

Zuckerberg doesn’t want to talk about changing the business model

Facebook is testifying once again before congress about the Cambridge Analytica debacle and Facebook’s privacy policy in general. One representative in particular nailed down Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s position on many subjects. The U.S. Representative for California’s 18th congressional district Anna Eshoo started by setting the tone. “First, I believe that our democratic institutions are undergoing a stress […]

Instagram will let you download your content after criticism about portability

Yesterday we reported that Instagram lacked data portability, knocking the app for the absence of an equivalent to Facebook’s Download Your Information too. Now an Instagram spokesperson tells me “We are building a new data portability tool. You’ll soon be able to download a copy of what you’ve shared on Instagram, including your photos, videos […]