Episode 34 of DigiKnow brings you the latest updates, changes and new features across social media platforms and digital marketing. This week we talk about Twitter's initiative to delete terrorist accounts, Pinterest's and Twitter's new notification changes, and Facebook's image text changes in relation to ads (plus a lot more!)

Featuring Andrew McCauley (@andymac71) and Will Hanke (@redcanoemedia)

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New Tools

  • Awesome Screenshot - a Chrome extension that lets you take screenshots. Includes full pages plus drawing
  • Pablo - Quick and easy graphic creation tool with over 600,000 free images plus lost of font/text options

Big News/Week

80% customers use digital devices to contact customer service
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/80-of-consumers-use-digital-devices-to-contact-customer-service-report/643671

Instagram

Instagram adds events video channel to explore tab
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/instagram-events-video-channel-explore/643691

Facebook

FB 20% text rule now gone (but you'll pay more), Image Overlay grid gone too
http://www.jonloomer.com/2016/06/08/facebook-text-rule-ads-change/

FB says no SMS charges for Account Kit users until August 2018
http://www.techinvestornews.com/Facebook/Facebook-Bloggers/facebook-no-sms-charges-for-account-kit-until-august-2018

Now you can use up to 10 images in FB carousel ads
https://www.facebook.com/business/a/online-sales/carousel-link-ads

Facebook Developing New PC Gaming Platform; Teams Up With Unity Technologies
https://unity3d.com/company/public-relations/news/unity-and-facebook-team-help-game-developers-reach-facebooks-audience

Twitter

Twitter suspended 360,000 accounts promoting terrorism over the last year
http://mashable.com/2016/08/18/twitter-isis-update/#QgUIjomeiGqg

Twitter releases new notification options, Quality filter
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitter-launches-new-notifications-options-quality-filter/643726

Twitter Debuts Promoted Stickers, Starting With Pepsi
http://www.netimperative.com/2016/08/twitter-debuts-sponsored-stickers-pepsi-first-brand-sign/

Pinterest

Pinterest lets you now turn off ‘Picked for You’ recommendations
http://venturebeat.com/2016/08/18/pinterest-now-lets-you-opt-out-of-picked-for-you-pins/

Promoted Video: Video Ads Come to Pinterest
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/17/pinterest-launches-promoted-video-ads.html

Misc

Driver caught by police helicopter hunting Pokemon
http://mashable.com/2016/08/12/pokemon-go-drive-police-helicopter/

Microsoft Adds Drawing Tools to Word, Excel, PowerPoint iOS Apps
https://tech.attribyte.com/item/13689032

Lyft now allows you to set exact pick up, drop-off locations
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/lyft-now-lets-you-set-exact-pickup-drop-off-locations/643666

Blab closes down
https://medium.com/@shaanvp/blab-is-dead-long-live-blab-d2f72449ddb8#.84j6o9xly

What’s Going On?

Will: 6 week social media challenge

AndrewOnline Training

About 

Will Hanke owns Saint Louis' top independent Internet Marketing firm, Red Canoe Media. In addition to helping some of St Louis' most recognizable brands with their online marketing strategy, Will also is an Amazon bestselling author, speaker and teacher.