Digi Know Podcast

Each week Will Hanke and Andrew McCauley host Digi Know – the podcast about the latest changes in digital marketing and social media.  Previously named What the Hell Happened, the newest episode of each podcast is typically available on Saturday mornings.

DigiKnow Episode 94

DigiKnow Episode 94

DigiKnow Episode 94

Episode 94 talks about how to Ranking Locally.

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Topic Discussed

I. Ranking Locally

 

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DigiKnow Episode 93

DigiKnow Episode 93

Episode 93 features about link building, how to do it properly, where to hire someone for this job and where to find influencers and bloggers to connect. subscribe to our social media news podcastFeaturing Andrew McCauley (@andymac71) and Will Hanke (@redcanoemedia)

Topic Discussed

I. What is link building? II. Can I hire someone to do this? III. What is domain authority? IV. Where can I find influencers & bloggers to link to me?

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DigiKnow Episode 92

DigiKnow Episode 92

Episode 92 features Facebook’s email marketing tools, Google’s discovery ads global availability and google search made easier with snippets highlighted, Snapchat’s removal of President Trump’s Account and Youtube’s ads news analytics report. subscribe to our social media news podcastFeaturing Andrew McCauley (@andymac71) and Will Hanke (@redcanoemedia)

Show Notes

Facebook

Facebook Confirms Test of Email Marketing Tools for Small Business Pages https://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-confirms-test-of-email-marketing-tools-for-small-business-pages/

Google

Google is coming for Facebook budgets with Discovery ads, now available globally https://marketingland.com/google-is-coming-for-facebook-budgets-with-discovery-ads-now-available-globally-279627 Google Search makes it easier to find what you’re looking for https://mashable.com/article/google-search-snippets-highlighted/

Snapchat

Snapchat Removes President Trump’s Account from Discover Due to Comments About the #BlackLivesMatter Protests https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/snapchat-removes-president-trumps-account-from-discover-due-to-comments-ab/579152/

Youtube

YouTube Adds New Analytics Report, Alerts for Merchandise Sales Within Live-Streams https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/youtube-adds-new-analytics-report-alerts-for-merchandise-sales-within-live/579162/

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DigiKnow Episode 91 – What’s Working Now

DigiKnow Episode 91 – What’s Working Now

subscribe to our social media news podcastEpisode 91 is a discussion between two digital marketing agency owners about what’s working, what’s new, and what to watch for. Featuring Andrew McCauley (@andymac71) and Will Hanke (@redcanoemedia)

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Google My Business CallRail Google Voice Refreshing Old Content (blog) Answer the Public  

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DigiKnow 90

Episode 90 features Facebook’s new marketing tools for business pages, Google’s discovery ads and it’s new featured snippets to find what you’re looking for easier. Also, Snapchat’s removal of Trump’s account and Youtube’s alert popup on live-streams.

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Show Notes

Facebook

Facebook Confirms Test of Email Marketing Tools for Small Business Pages
https://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-confirms-test-of-email-marketing-tools-for-small-business-pages/

Google

Google is coming for Facebook budgets with Discovery ads, now available globally
https://marketingland.com/google-is-coming-for-facebook-budgets-with-discovery-ads-now-available-globally-279627

Google Search makes it easier to find what you’re looking for
https://mashable.com/article/google-search-snippets-highlighted/

Snapchat

Snapchat Removes President Trump’s Account from Discover Due to Comments About the #BlackLivesMatter Protests
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/snapchat-removes-president-trumps-account-from-discover-due-to-comments-ab/579152/

Youtube

YouTube Adds New Analytics Report, Alerts for Merchandise Sales Within Live-Streams
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/youtube-adds-new-analytics-report-alerts-for-merchandise-sales-within-live/579162/

DigiKnow 89

Episode 89 features Trump’s Executive Order against social media companies, Instagram’s monetization and revenue options for Instagram Live, Tiktok’s owner profit of staggering worth $3 billion and Google is tracking users even if it is turned off, sued by Arizona.

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Show Notes

Instagram

Instagram Announces Next Stage of IGTV Monetization, New Revenue Options for Instagram Live
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/instagram-announces-next-stage-of-igtv-monetization-new-revenue-options-fo/578705/

Users Can Now Create Messenger Rooms on Instagram
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/users-can-now-create-messenger-rooms-on-instagram/578544/

Tiktok

TikTok owner ByteDance reportedly made a profit of $3 billion on $17 billion of revenue last year
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/27/tiktok-bytedance-profit.html

The Rise of New Short-Form Video App Zynn Could Spell Trouble for TikTok
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/the-rise-of-new-short-form-video-app-zynn-could-spell-trouble-for-tiktok/578733/

Others

Trump is set to announce an executive order against social media companies
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/politics/trump-twitter-social-media-executive-order/index.html

Arizona sues Google for tracking users’ location even when they turned tracking off
https://mashable.com/article/arizona-google-lawsuit/

DigiKnow 88

Episode 88 features Facebooks’ acquisition of Giphy, it’s new e-commerce platform and it’s rollout of Shops, Chrome’s new update focus on privacy and safety control, and how Wahl’s How-To videos became their best marketing investment they have.

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Show Notes

Facebook

Facebook Begins Testing Skippable Mid-Roll In-Stream Video Ads
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/0P4KmDb2/facebook-begins-testing-skippable-mid-roll-in-stream-video-ads

Facebook Acquires Giphy, Which Will Become Part of Instagram
https://venturebeat.com/2020/05/15/facebook-acquires-giphy-to-integrate-with-instagram/

Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils its Shops e-commerce platform
https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/20/daily-crunch-facebook-unveils-its-shops-e-commerce-platform/

Facebook and Instagram roll out Shops, turning business profiles into storefronts
https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/19/facebook-shops/

Chrome

Chrome’s new update puts a premium on privacy and safety controls
https://mashable.com/article/google-chrome-83-update/

Others

A Few How-To Videos Became the Best Marketing Investment Wahl Has Made in Years
https://www.adweek.com/retail/a-few-how-to-videos-became-the-best-marketing-investment-wahl-has-made-in-years/

10 Powerful SEMrush Alternatives You Need to Know About
https://socialmediaexplorer.com/content-sections/tools-and-tips/10-powerful-semrush-alternatives-you-need-to-know-about/

DigiKnow 87

Episode 87 features Instagram and Facebook’s rolled out more features to help small and midsized businesses, McDonald’s marketing plan as their dining rooms reopen, Digital Video Ads are now winning against TV ads and Six Flags’ post-coronavirus reservation system.

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Show Notes

Instagram / Facebook

Instagram, Facebook Roll Out More Features for Small and Midsized Businesses
https://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-facebook-roll-out-more-features-for-small-and-midsized-businesses/

McDonald’s

McDonald’s will boost US marketing $100M as dining rooms reopen
https://www.marketingdive.com/news/mcdonalds-will-boost-us-marketing-100m-as-dining-rooms-reopen/577927/

Others

Unlike TV, Almost All Viewers Are Present for Digital Video Ads
https://www.adweek.com/programmatic/unlike-tv-almost-all-viewers-are-present-for-digital-video-ads/

Six Flags announces post-coronavirus reservation system
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/six-flags-announces-post-coronavirus-reservation-system/

DigiKnow 86

Episode 86 features Facebook’s Messenger Room to compete with Zoom, the removal of LinkedIn from Google’s Index, and Tinder’s plan to add video dating.

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Show Notes

Facebook

Facebook Goes After Zoom With ‘Messenger Rooms’ Video Chat
https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebook-goes-after-zoom-with-messenger-rooms-video-chat

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Removed From Google’s Index
https://www.seroundtable.com/linkedin-removed-google-index-29408.html

Tinder

Tinder to add video dating next quarter, after slowing user growth due to coronavirus
https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/06/tinder-to-add-video-dating-next-quarter-after-slowing-user-growth-due-to-coronavirus/

DigiKnow 85

Episode 85 features Tiktok’s Donation Stickers for Organizations providing  Covid-19 relief, Instagram also allows raising fund via Live, Amazon is watching the third-party’s data and Facebook expands test for in-stream ads on Live.

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Show Notes

Tiktok

Sensor Tower: TikTok Has Been Downloaded More Than 2 Billion Times
https://sensortower.com/blog/tiktok-downloads-2-billion

TikTok Rolls Out Donation Stickers to Benefit Organizations Providing Covid-19 Relief
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/tiktok-launches-donation-stickers-matches-donations-up-to-10-million/576847/

Instagram

Instagram Live Gets the Donation Sticker
https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/28/instagram-now-allows-users-to-fundraise-for-nonprofits-while-livestreaming/

Amazon

Third-Party Sellers Aren’t Surprised Amazon Is Reportedly Looking at Their Data
https://www.adweek.com/retail/third-party-sellers-arent-surprised-amazon-is-reportedly-looking-at-their-data/

Facebook

Facebook expands test for in-stream ads on Live
https://marketingland.com/facebook-expands-test-for-in-stream-ads-on-live-279127

DigiKnow 84

Episode 84 features how Chatbots saved businesses, Facebook’s action towards CoVID-19, Netflix continues to increase subscribers, and Zoom’s new encryption after hacking issues.

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Show Notes

Chatbots

Chatbots saved businesses $300,000 on average last year, study finds
https://marketingland.com/chatbots-saved-businesses-300000-on-average-last-year-study-finds-271470

Facebook

Facebook rolls out hours and services update for COVID-19 communications
https://marketingland.com/facebook-rolls-out-hours-and-services-update-for-covid-19-communications-278498

ESPN

ESPN’s SportsCenter Turns to User-Generated Content From Facebook, Instagram
https://www.adweek.com/digital/espns-sportscenter-turns-to-user-generated-content-from-facebook-instagram/

Netflix

Netflix Adds 15.7 Million Global Subscribers Amid Pandemic
https://www.adweek.com/tv-video/netflix-adds-15-7-million-global-subscribers-amid-pandemic/

Zoom

Zoom’s encryption update is like ‘skipping two generations on a smartphone upgrade’
https://mashable.com/article/zoom-encryption-update/

DigiKnow 83 – The Lots of Big Updates This Week Podcast

Episode 83 features the latest action of Nike breaking from Amazon, the new grocery store of Amazon, Disney’s 10 million sign-up, Twitter bans all political advertisements and more of the latest tech news updates.

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Show Notes

Amazon

Nike Is the Latest Brand to Pull Its Products From Amazon
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-13/nike-will-end-its-pilot-project-selling-products-on-amazon-site

Amazon Has a New Kind of Grocery Store Coming in 2020
https://www.today.com/food/amazon-opening-new-grocery-store-2020-t167020

Facebook

Facebook wants you to pay people on Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp with Facebook Pay
https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/12/facebook-wants-you-to-pay-people-on-messenger-instagram-and-whatsapp-with-facebook-pay/

Disney

Disney+ Already Has Over 10 Million Sign-Ups by Its Second Day
https://www.adweek.com/tv-video/disney-plus-10-million-sign-ups-day-two/

Instagram

Instagram to begin removing “Like” counts for U.S. users as early as this week
https://marketingland.com/instagram-to-begin-removing-like-counts-for-u-s-users-as-early-as-this-week-270934

Instagram tests a new feature that looks suspiciously like TikTok
https://mashable.com/article/instagram-reels/

Twitter

Twitter bans all political advertisements
https://kmox.radio.com/articles/ap-news/twitter-bans-all-political-advertisements-0

Major changes may be coming to Twitter
https://mashable.com/video/twitter-major-changes-execs/

YouTube

YouTube’s next big change could penalize anyone who creates for kids
https://thenextweb.com/google/2019/11/15/youtube-change-child-videos-ftc/

DigiKnow 82 – Facebook News (again), Google Video Series for SEO and YouTube Ends Pixels

Episode 82 features Facebook shows interest in News again, Google launches video series for SEO, YouTube to end third-party pixels and more interesting updates in the tech world.

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Show Notes

Facebook

FTC Rules that Selling Followers and Likes is Illegal, Along with Posting Fake Reviews
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/ftc-rules-that-selling-followers-and-likes-is-illegal-along-with-posting-f/565598/

Facebook Is Getting Interested in News Again With News Tab Launch | Digital Trends
https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/facebook-is-getting-interested-in-news-again-with-news-tab-launch/

Facebook is changing how it measures organic Page impressions
https://marketingland.com/facebook-is-changing-how-it-measures-organic-page-impressions-269428

Google

Google Launches New, Animated Video Series About SEO for Beginners – Search Engine Journal
https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-launches-new-animated-video-series-about-seo-for-beginners/331965/

LinkedIn

Microsoft search, LinkedIn revenue growth remains slower than a year ago – Search Engine Land
https://searchengineland.com/microsoft-search-linkedin-revenue-growth-remains-slower-than-a-year-ago-323938

LinkedIn Rolls Out New Format for its ‘Daily Rundown’ Professional News Updates
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/linkedin-rolls-out-new-format-for-its-daily-rundown-professional-news-upd/565712/

Tiktok

TikTok’s new set of safety videos teach users about features, the app’s focus on ‘positivity’
https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/23/tiktoks-new-set-of-safety-videos-teach-users-about-features-the-apps-focus-on-positivity/

Twitter

Just 6% of US adults on Twitter account for 73% of political tweets… and they disapprove of Trump
https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/23/just-6-of-u-s-adults-on-twitter-account-for-73-of-political-tweets-and-they-disapprove-of-trump/

Twitter’s Considering a New Checkmark to Highlight Bots on the Platform
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitters-considering-a-new-checkmark-to-highlight-bots-on-the-platform/565730/

YouTube

YouTube to end support for third-party pixels early 2020
https://marketingland.com/youtube-to-end-support-for-third-party-pixels-early-2020-269163

Quora

Quora adds 3 new targeting options for advertisers
https://marketingland.com/quora-adds-3-new-targeting-options-for-advertisers-268817

Reddit

Reddit and Snapchat Roll Out a Content Sharing Integration on iOS
https://www.adweek.com/digital/reddit-and-snapchat-roll-out-a-content-sharing-integration-on-ios/

YouTube

YouTube testing ad-buying tool that lets you reserve ad placement 120 days out
https://marketingland.com/youtube-testing-ad-buying-tool-that-lets-you-reserve-ad-placement-120-days-out-268852

Q3

Canva has just been valued at $4.7 billion, triple what it was 18 months ago and cementing founders Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht status as tech billionaires
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/canva-4-7-billion-valuation-melanie-perkins-net-worth-2019-10

TikTok Continues to Lead Social App Download Rankings in September
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/tiktok-continues-to-lead-social-app-download-rankings-in-september/565692/

Snapchat beats in Q3, adding 7M users & revenue up 50%
https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/22/snapchat-earnings-q3-2019/

DigiKnow 81- Facebook’s update, Amazon’s Ad Spend Forecast and Other Tech Updates

Episode 81 features Facebook ads in groups tab, removal of gray verified badges, Amazon’s ad spend forecast, LinkedIn’s global events rollout and many more…

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Show Notes

Register for Will and Andrew’s upcoming webinar on chatbots

Facebook

Customizable Templates Roll Out for Stories Ads on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger
https://www.adweek.com/digital/customizable-templates-roll-out-for-stories-ads-on-facebook-instagram-messenger/

Facebook testing ads in Groups tab
https://marketingland.com/facebook-testing-ads-in-groups-tab-269231

Facebook removing gray verified badges from Pages later this month
https://marketingland.com/facebook-removing-gray-verified-badges-from-pages-later-this-month-269168

Amazon

Amazon’s Share of Search Ad Spend Forecast to Grow 30% in 2019
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/15/amazon-is-eating-into-googles-dominance-in-search-ads.html

Instagram

Instagram Further Tightens Third-Party Access to User Data
https://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-further-tightens-third-party-access-to-user-data/

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor advertisers can now run co-branded ads on Facebook, Instagram
https://marketingland.com/tripadvisor-advertisers-can-now-run-co-branded-ads-on-facebook-instagram-268838

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Events Is Finally Rolling Out Globally
https://www.adweek.com/digital/linkedin-events-is-finally-rolling-out-globally/

LinkedIn gives Page admins tools to notify company employees of updates
https://marketingland.com/linkedin-gives-pages-admins-tools-to-notify-company-employees-of-updates-269031

Pinterest

Pinterest’s new Home Feed tool lets users fine-tune the Pins they’ll see
https://marketingland.com/pinterests-new-home-feed-tool-lets-users-fine-tune-the-pins-theyll-see-269052

Quora

Quora adds 3 new targeting options for advertisers
https://marketingland.com/quora-adds-3-new-targeting-options-for-advertisers-268817

Reddit

Reddit and Snapchat Roll Out a Content Sharing Integration on iOS
https://www.adweek.com/digital/reddit-and-snapchat-roll-out-a-content-sharing-integration-on-ios/

YouTube

YouTube testing ad-buying tool that lets you reserve ad placement 120 days out
https://marketingland.com/youtube-testing-ad-buying-tool-that-lets-you-reserve-ad-placement-120-days-out-268852

DigiKnow 80 – Facebook ads, Instagram bullies, and Youtube’s auto-delete

Episode 80 features Facebook’s ads on stories, hiding likes from posts, Instagram’s anti-bullying features, and Youtube’s auto-delete video features.

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Show Notes

Facebook

Facebook advertisers can now use Stories ads to start conversations in Messenger
https://marketingland.com/facebook-advertisers-can-now-use-stories-ads-to-start-conversations-in-messenger-268386

Facebook tests hiding ‘likes’ from posts
https://mashable.com/video/facebook-hides-social-media-likes/

FBI runs Facebook ads to entice would-be Russian spies
https://mashable.com/article/fbi-facebook-ads-russian/

Twitter

Twitter Rolls Out Filters for Unwanted DM Requests, Search Bar for DMs
https://www.adweek.com/digital/twitter-rolls-out-filters-for-unwanted-dm-requests-search-bar-for-dms/

Instagram

Instagram’s Restrict Anti-Bullying Feature Is Now Available Globally
https://www.adweek.com/digital/instagrams-restrict-anti-bullying-feature-is-now-available-globally/

Youtube

YouTube will now let you auto-delete your video search and watch history
https://mashable.com/article/youtube-autodelete-history/

DigiKnow 79 – Facebook’s AR ads and AR glasses, Twitter to allow hiding replies, Samuel L. Jackson’s voice on Alexa

Episode 79 features Facebook’s AR ads and AR glasses, Twitter to allow hiding replies, Samuel L. Jackson’s voice on Alexa and more.

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Show Notes

Facebook

Facebook Details 3 New Interactive Ad Options
https://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-details-3-new-interactive-ad-options/

Facebook rolls out new video poll ads, set to open AR Ads to all advertisers
https://marketingland.com/facebook-rolls-out-new-video-poll-ads-set-to-open-ar-ads-to-all-advertisers-267641

Report: Facebook News Feed getting 60% of total ad spend across Facebook, Instagram
https://marketingland.com/report-facebook-news-feed-getting-60-of-total-ad-spend-across-facebook-instagram-267498

Facebook rolls out new video tools, plus Instagram and IGTV scheduling feature
https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/16/facebook-rolls-out-new-video-tools-plus-instagram-and-igtv-scheduling-feature/

Facebook: ‘We are building AR glasses’
https://mashable.com/article/facebook-oculus-ar-glasses/

Google

Noticeable drop in reviews showing in Google search results – Search Engine Land
https://searchengineland.com/noticeable-drop-in-reviews-showing-in-google-search-results-322269

Youtube

YouTube gives back verified badges to creators after backlash over recent changes
https://marketingland.com/youtube-gives-back-verified-badges-to-creators-after-backlash-over-recent-changes-267825

Twitter

Twitter discloses another 10,000 accounts suspended for fomenting political discord globally
https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/20/twitter-discloses-another-10000-accounts-suspended-for-fomenting-political-discord-globally/

Twitter now allows U.S. users to hide replies to their tweets
https://mashable.com/article/twitter-hide-replies-us/

Twitter updates lists as it pushes users toward ‘interests’
https://mashable.com/article/twitter-lists-update/

Tiktok

TikTok tops 500 million users, says VP, as brands flock to the video platform
https://marketingland.com/tiktok-tops-500-million-users-says-vp-as-brands-flock-to-the-video-platform-267970

Snapchat

Snapchat extends video ads to 3 minutes, adds new features, Goal-Based Bidding
https://marketingland.com/snapchat-extends-video-ads-to-3-minutes-adds-new-features-goal-based-bidding-268027

Reddit

Reddit rolls out mobile landing pages, standard sizes, optional referral URLs for video ads
https://marketingland.com/reddit-rolls-out-mobile-landing-pages-standard-sizes-optional-referral-urls-for-video-ads-268110

Pinterest

Pinterest Adds New Features to Its Group Boards
https://www.adweek.com/digital/pinterest-adds-new-features-to-its-group-boards/

Microsoft

Stop using Internet Explorer immediately; also, why are you still using Internet Explorer?
https://mashable.com/article/internet-explorer-vulnerability-just-stop-using-it/

Google

Gmail app finally gets dark mode
https://mashable.com/article/gmail-app-dark-mode/

Amazon

Amazon’s Alexa will soon add Samuel L. Jackson’s voice
https://mashable.com/article/amazon-alexa-samuel-jackson-privacy/

DigiKnow 78 – Facebook Partnership with RayBan, LinkedIn Skill Test and Snapchat 3D Effects

Episode 78 features Facebook’s partnership with RayBan for smartglasses, LinkedIn’s new way to test skills, Snapchats 3D effects and more.

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Show Notes

Facebook

Daily Crunch: Facebook announces Portal TV – TechCrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/18/daily-crunch-facebook-announces-portal-tv/

Facebook Partners With Ray-Ban to Make Its Own Pair of Smartglasses | Digital Trends
https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/facebook-ray-ban-luxottica-smart-glasses-ar-vr/

Facebook Outlines Evolving Efforts to Detect and Remove Hate Speech and Extremist Content
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-outlines-evolving-efforts-to-detect-and-remove-hate-speech-and-ext/563124/

Google

Noticeable drop in reviews showing in Google search results – Search Engine Land
https://searchengineland.com/noticeable-drop-in-reviews-showing-in-google-search-results-322269

Instagram

Instagram Restricts Posts for Diet and Cosmetic Surgery Products | Digital Trends
https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/instagram-restricts-posts-for-diet-and-cosmetic-surgery-products/

Instagram Posts Can Now Be Scheduled in Advance Through Facebook – Search Engine Journal
https://www.searchenginejournal.com/instagram-posts-can-now-be-scheduled-in-advance-through-facebook/326201/

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Now Has a Way for Users to Verify Their Skills – Search Engine Journal
https://www.searchenginejournal.com/linkedin-now-has-a-way-for-users-to-verify-their-skills/326311/

Pinterest

Pinterest brings Shoppable Pins to visual searches for fashion, home products – Search Engine Land
https://searchengineland.com/pinterest-brings-shoppable-pins-to-visual-searches-for-fashion-home-products-322235

Pinterest is Adding its Own ‘Dark Mode’ Option
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/pinterest-is-adding-its-own-dark-mode-option/563227/

Snapchat

Snapchat Introduces 3D Effects for Selfies – Search Engine Journal
https://www.searchenginejournal.com/snapchat-introduces-3d-effects-for-selfies/326295/

Twitter

Twitter discloses another 10,000 accounts suspended for fomenting political discord globally
https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/20/twitter-discloses-another-10000-accounts-suspended-for-fomenting-political-discord-globally/

Misc

‘Intent’ should be every marketer’s #1 obsession – Search Engine Land
https://searchengineland.com/intent-should-be-every-marketers-1-obsession-322275

Episode 23: Founder and CEO Robert “Cujo” Teschner

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  • How the Air Force set Rob up for success after leaving the military

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Guest Profile

Mr. Teschner is a combat veteran, former F-15 “Eagle” instructor at the prestigious Air Force Weapons school and a former F-22 “Raptor” fighter squadron commander. A 1995 distinguished military graduate of the Air Force Academy and 2013 distinguished graduate of the National War College, Mr. Teschner retired from the Air Force in December of 2015, having achieved the rank of full Colonel. He is now the Founder and CEO of VMax Group, a St. Louis-based national Leadership training company.

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To learn more about Robert “Cujo” Teschner visit www.vmaxgroupllc.com

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DigiKnow 77 – A Review of the Big Events From 2019

Episode 77 features Kroger’s plan on setting up mini-store and in-store bars, major update of Worpress, a big change from LinkedIn, and oh – remember GDPR?

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Kroger / Store Collaborations

Kroger is setting up mini-stores inside Walgreens
https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/05/business/kroger-walgreens-mini-stores/index.html

Kroger, Whole Foods, and Wegman’s are betting on in-store bars
https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/11/30/18116801/kroger-whole-foods-wegmans-grocery-store-bars

Big News From the Past Year

WordPress 5, LinkedIn emails, GDPR, Facebook targeting, and a few other things!

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DigiKnow 76 – Guest Derek Chew, Amazon Tweeting, Instagram Shopping

Episode 76 features our first guest contributor Derek Chew! From working at LegalZoom to doing SEO for Yahoo! Derek is a veteran in the digital marketing world. Now with his own agency Full Moon Digital, Derek’s insight to this week’s news adds a great twist to our podcast.

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Social Media News:

Amazon

Amazon is paying employees to tweet nice things about its warehouses
https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/amazon-paying-people-to-tweet-about-warehouse-working-conditions/

Facebook

Are Facebook, Instagram taking a Labor Day break? Users report downtime globally
https://www.yahoo.com/news/facebook-instagram-taking-labor-day-233008578.html

New deal suggests Facebook is looking to add sweet interactive tools for Live
https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/13/facebook-vidpresso/

To Recommend or Not to Recommend: Why Businesses Will Benefit from Facebook Review Changes
https://www.adweek.com/digital/to-recommend-or-not-to-recommend-why-businesses-will-benefit-from-facebook-review-changes/

Instagram

College students — Instagram is testing a new feature that’s just for you
https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/24/technology/instagram-college-community-feature/index.html

Instagram Just Added A Verification Request Form And New Security Features. Here’s How To Apply.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jessedamiani/2018/08/28/instagram-just-added-a-verification-request-form-and-new-security-features-heres-how-to-apply/

Instagram said to be prepping a stand-alone shopping app
https://marketingland.com/instagram-rumored-to-be-making-further-moves-into-e-commerce-with-a-standalone-shopping-app-247479

Instagram Is Reportedly Developing a New App Dedicated to Shopping
https://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-is-reportedly-developing-a-new-app-dedicated-to-shopping/

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Overhauled the Reporting Experience in Its Campaign Manager
https://www.adweek.com/digital/linkedin-overhauled-the-reporting-experience-in-its-campaign-manager/

LinkedIn Adds New Job Listing Tools, Including Option to Search by Remote Working Opportunities
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/linkedin-adds-new-job-listing-tools-including-option-to-search-by-remote-w/530741/

Snapchat

Snap’s Spectacles 2 can take stills and don’t mind the rain
https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/snapchat-spectacles-2-news/

Twitter

Twitter tests suggestions on people to unfollow for when your timeline is too much
https://mashable.com/article/twitter-unfollow-suggestions-button/

Vimeo

Vimeo thinks regular stock video stinks, launches alternative for creatives
https://venturebeat.com/2018/09/05/vimeo-launches-stock-video-marketplace-starting-at-79-per-clip/

YouTube

YouTube expands unskippable ads to more creators
https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/unskipable-ads-youtube/

Misc

New Study Finds Teens and Parents are Concerned About Excessive Social Media Usage
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/new-study-finds-teens-and-parents-are-concerned-about-excessive-social-medi/530837/

DigiKnow Episode 75 – Facebook Group Updates, Video Additions & Disappearing Targets

Episode 75 features a series of new Facebook’s updates, it’s suspension on hundreds of Cambridge-Analytica-Like Apps and a demand to decrypt messenger. Also, Instagram’s new feature of adding music to its videos. 

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Show Notes

Facebook

Facebook Rolls Out New Options for Creating Video from Still Image and Text Assets
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-rolls-out-new-options-for-creating-video-from-still-image-and-text/530734/

Facebook Group Admins Can Now Pin Comments to Focus Discussion
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-group-admins-can-now-pin-comments-to-focus-discussion/530737/

Facebook Will Remove More Than 5, 000 Ad Targeting Options to Stamp Out Discrimination
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-will-remove-more-than-5-000-ad-targeting-options-to-stamp-out-dis/530633/

Facebook Assigns Users with a ‘Reputation Score’, Helping to Sort Issue Reports
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-assigns-users-with-a-reputation-score-helping-to-sort-issue-rep/530624/

Facebook is cracking at the seams. But where is everyone going to go?
https://www.digitaltrends.com/features/facebook-is-cracking-at-the-seams/

Facebook Has Suspended Hundreds of Cambridge-Analytica-Like Apps
https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/facebook-third-party-apps-400-suspended/

Department of Justice demands Facebook Decrypt Messenger
https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/facebook-doj-messenger-fight/

Facebook clarifies Custom Audience list management terms for agency-advertiser relationships
https://marketingland.com/facebook-clarifies-custom-audience-list-management-terms-for-agency-advertiser-relationships-246614

Facebook rolls out mobile-first video creation tools for advertisers
https://marketingland.com/facebook-rolls-out-mobile-first-video-creation-tools-for-advertisers-246577

Facebook to reveal country of origin behind Pages
https://marketingland.com/facebook-to-reveal-whos-behind-pages-and-their-country-of-origin-245824

How marketers can take advantage of Facebook’s Advanced Matching Pixel
https://marketingland.com/how-to-take-advantage-of-facebooks-advanced-matching-pixel-245562

Facebook bans bail bond ads & requires pre-certification for addiction treatment ads
https://marketingland.com/facebook-bans-bail-bond-ads-requires-pre-certification-for-addiction-treatment-ads-245781

Facebook updates business pages to focus on CTAs
https://www.falcon.io/insights-hub/industry-updates/social-media-updates/5-social-media-news-stories/

Facebook will soon allow admins to add pixel to their Facebook groups
https://newsfeed.org/facebook-will-soon-allow-admins-to-add-pixel-to-their-facebook-groups/

Instagram

How to Add Music to Instagram Videos
https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/how-to-add-music-to-instagram/

DigiKnow Episode 74 – New Season! Twitter is Horrible, View Competitors’ Ads

Episode 74 is the start of our new season of DigiKnow! We’re glad to be back on the horse and can’t wait to share all the new things going on in social media and digital marketing. In this episode we touch on a few big items of note and share our upcoming plans for the podcast.

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Show Notes

Facebook

3 Reasons Why Facebook’s View Ads Feature Is Great for Agencies
https://www.adweek.com/digital/3-reasons-why-facebooks-view-ads-feature-is-great-for-agencies/

Facebook’s Watch Party Feature Is Now Available to All Groups Worldwide
https://www.adweek.com/digital/facebooks-watch-party-feature-is-now-available-to-all-groups-worldwide/

Pinterest

Pinterest says it will attract some 50M back-to-school shoppers this season
https://marketingland.com/pinterest-says-it-will-attract-some-50m-back-to-school-shoppers-this-season-245883

Twitter

Jack Dorsey Is Finally Realizing Twitter Is a Terrible Place
https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/15/twitter-ceo-talks-core-reforms/

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DigiKnow Epsiode 73 – Platforms Prepare for Elections, WalMart Boasts Growth, We Love GDPR

Episode 73 features Walmart’s ecommerce growth, Adobe’s acquisition of magento and Square has bought weebly for theirecommerce business. This epiosode also features, Facebook’s update, Twitter updates and AirBnB’s travel stories features.

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Show Notes

Facebook

Facebook goes after Yelp with its latest Marketplace update
https://mashable.com/2018/05/23/facebook-marketplace-home-services-monopoly/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial

Facebook Officially Launches “Issues Ads” Tags to Increase Political Transparency
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-officially-launches-issues-ads-tags-to-increase-political-transp/524332/

Facebook rolls out new Group features & launches pilot support program for admins
https://marketingland.com/facebook-rolls-out-new-group-features-launches-pilot-support-program-for-admins-240850

Google

Google removes ‘Don’t Be Evil’ motto from its Code of Conduct
https://mashable.com/2018/05/19/google-removes-dont-be-evil-motto-from-code-of-conduct/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial

GDPR is currently searched for more than Beyoncé on Google
https://mashable.com/2018/05/23/google-trends-gdpr-beyonce/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial

Google to Remove HTTPS Secure Indicator in September
https://www.webpronews.com/google-to-remove-https-secure-indicator-in-september/

Instapaper

Instapaper to temporarily block European users, citing GDPR
https://mashable.com/2018/05/24/instapaper-shutting-off-gdpr/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Turns 15
https://blog.linkedin.com/2018/may/3/linkedin-turns-15

Snapchat

Airbnb Is the Latest to Copy Snapchat With ‘Travel Stories’
https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/airbnb-travel-stories/

Square

Square Acquires Weebly for $365 Million, Aims to Be a One-Stop Solution for eCommerce Businesses
https://www.webpronews.com/square-acquires-weebly-for-365-million-aims-to-be-a-one-stop-solution-for-ecommerce-businesses/

Twitter

Twitter rolls out pol ad rules ahead of midterm elections | Digital
http://adage.com/article/digital/twitter-rolls-pol-ad-rules-ahead-midterm-elections/313643/

Twitter Tackles Harassment by Tweaking Its Algorithm, Hides Mean Tweets
https://www.webpronews.com/twitter-tackles-harassment-by-tweaking-its-algorithm-hides-mean-tweets/

Walmart

Walmart’s eCommerce is Booming, Sales Grow 33% in First Quarter
https://www.webpronews.com/walmart-ecommerce-is-booming-sales-grow-33-in-first-quarter/

Yelp

Yelp Uses AI to Deliver Personalized Recommendations With Collections
https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/yelp-collections-announced/

Misc

Adobe to Acquire Magento | Magento
https://magento.com/blog/magento-news/adobe-to-acquire-magento

StumbleUpon Shutting Down as Tech Moves To Swipe Discovery App Mix
https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/stumbleupon-shuts-down/

Cambridge Analytica Announces Closure, Files for Bankruptcy
https://www.webpronews.com/cambridge-analytica-announces-closure-files-for-bankruptcy/

DigiKnow Epsiode 72 – CryptoCurrency Banned and Embraced, Lots of IG Updates, and Yahoo! is Still a Thing?

Episode 72 features the action of Bing for banning cryptocurrency ads, latest updates on facebook, IG’s new relevant updates and Yahoo’s new messaging app.

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Show Notes

Amazon

Amazon poised to launch new retargeting ad product — [report]
https://marketingland.com/amazon-poised-to-launch-new-retargeting-ad-product-report-240119

Bing

Bing begins removing sidebar text ads on desktop – Search Engine Land
https://searchengineland.com/bing-removing-sidebar-text-ads-on-desktop-us-295059

Bing Bans Cryptocurrency Ads
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/319328/bing-bans-cryptocurrency-ads.html

Facebook

5 Important Announcements From F8 2018: A Focus on Smaller Communities And The Future of the News Feed
https://blog.bufferapp.com/facebook-f8-2018-recap?utm_campaign=weekly_digest_week_2018W18_dormant_test_control&utm_medium=email&utm_source=digest

Publishers of Facebook Live Videos Got 3 New Features to Play With
http://www.adweek.com/digital/publishers-of-facebook-live-videos-got-3-new-features-to-play-with/

Facebook Messenger Platform 2.4 Added Customization to Its Customer Chat Plugin
https://www.brandhaus.com/facebook-messenger-platform-2-4-added-customization-to-its-customer-chat-plugin/

Facebook Is Releasing 3 Features to Make Its Stories Easier to Use
https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/16/facebook-stories-archive/

Facebook Rolled Out Dynamic Ads for Lead Generation for Auto Dealers
https://marketingland.com/facebooks-dynamic-ads-for-auto-dealerships-get-new-lead-gen-features-240316

Facebook Stories Now Has 150 Million Daily Users, So Here Come the Ads
https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/17/facebook-stories-150-million-users/

Facebook Revealed a Host of Updates to Its Ads Manager
https://nitro-net.com/2018/05/18/facebook-revealed-a-host-of-updates-to-its-ads-manager/

Facebook lets publishers cross-post Live videos across multiple Pages & tests a rewind button
https://marketingland.com/facebook-lets-publishers-cross-post-live-videos-across-multiple-pages-tests-a-rewind-button-239674

Facebook Reportedly Developing Cryptocurrency
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/319140/facebook-reportedly-developing-cryptocurrency.html

A leaked look at Facebook’s search engine for influencer marketing
https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/18/facebook-creator-search/

Facebook Rolls Out New Live Video Tools
https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/facebook-rolls-out-new-live-video-tools/

To make Stories global, Facebook adds Archive and audio posts
https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/16/facebook-stories-archive/

Google

Google Maps Gets More Social
https://www.adweek.com/digital/google-maps-gets-more-social/

Google’s Web Store Spreads Malware Again, 100,000 Users Infected By Malicious Chrome Extensions
https://www.webpronews.com/googles-web-store-spreads-malware-again-100000-users-infected-by-malicious-chrome-extensions/

Google AdWords new responsive search ads can show 3 headlines
https://marketingland.com/google-adwords-new-responsive-search-ads-can-show-3-headlines-239532

Instagram

Instagram Is Quietly Introducing a Native Payments Option
https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/03/instagram-payments/

Businesses on Instagram Are Getting Calls to Action, Direct Messaging Improvements
https://hugethinking.com/post/businesses-on-instagram-are-getting-calls-to-action-direct-messaging-improvements/

Instagram Users Can Now Share Posts From Their Feeds in Stories
http://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-users-can-now-share-posts-from-their-feeds-in-stories/

Instagram testing a booking & payments feature it first announced more than a year ago
https://marketingland.com/instagram-testing-a-booking-payments-feature-it-first-announced-more-than-a-year-ago-239559

Instagram quietly launches payments for commerce
https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/03/instagram-payments/

Instagram code reveals upcoming music feature
https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/07/instagram-music/

Klout

RIP Klout
https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/10/rip-klout/

Snapchat

Snapchat to test 6-second unskippable video ‘Commercials’ to run during Shows
https://marketingland.com/snapchat-to-test-6-second-unskippable-video-commercials-to-run-during-shows-239110

Snapchat begins rolling out redesign on iOS that reverses changes launched last year
https://marketingland.com/snapchat-begins-rolling-out-redesign-on-ios-that-reverses-changes-launched-last-year-239964

WhatsApp

WhatsApp Introduced Several New Features for Groups
http://www.adweek.com/digital/whatsapp-introduced-several-new-features-for-groups/

Yahoo

Yahoo is testing Squirrel, an invite-only group messaging app
https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/08/yahoo-is-testing-squirrel-an-invite-only-group-messaging-app/

DigiKnow Epsiode 71 – Voice Search Gains Momentum, Everyone Abandons Snapchat, Bud Light Upsets Golfers

Episode 71 features the Amazon’s delivery drones patent approved, new Facebook features and plans and voice search gains momentum as such Google’s First Voice-Activated Coupon for Google Assistant and more interesting tech news.

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Show Notes

Amazon

Amazon Gets Patent for Delivery Drones with Gesture and Voice Recognition
http://snip.ly/dbrh1

Facebook

Micropodcasting? Facebook tries Voice Clip status updates
http://snip.ly/qotm5

Report: Facebook on lobbyist hiring spree
https://marketingland.com/report-facebook-on-lobbyist-hiring-spree-237099

Amazon, Facebook Poised To Acquire More Streaming Sports Rights
http://snip.ly/fw1aq

Mozilla Releases New Tool To Block Tracking By Facebook
http://snip.ly/dq9a2

Facebook to Cut Off Third-Party Data for Targeted Ads
http://snip.ly/doz3j

Facebook plans crackdown on ad targeting by email without consent
http://snip.ly/s7168

Advertisers on Facebook Have Some New Ways to Conduct A/B Tests
http://www.adweek.com/digital/advertisers-on-facebook-have-some-new-ways-to-conduct-a-b-tests/

360-Degree Photos and HD-Quality Video Can Now Be Shared via Facebook Messenger
https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/04/with-360-degree-photos-and-hd-quality-video-messenger-gets-even-more-visual/

Google

Google To Ban Cryptocurrency-Related Advertising In June
http://snip.ly/uf6f2

Google Connects Search, Home, Assistant Purchases Through Shopping Actions
http://snip.ly/4xrw8

Google’s Mobile-First Search Indexing Goes Live
http://snip.ly/h58d6

Google and Target Issue the First Voice-Activated Coupon for Google Assistant
https://www.marketingdive.com/news/target-calls-on-google-for-first-voice-activated-coupon/520699/

Instagram

Instagram Is Bringing Newer Posts to the Top of Its Feed
http://nymag.com/selectall/2018/03/instagram-to-show-newer-photos-first-in-feed.html

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Is Making In-Feed Video Ads Available to All Companies Soon
http://www.techsite.io/p/800968

Snapchat

Snapchat Is Adding Group Video Chat and @ Mentions
https://mashable.com/2018/04/03/snapchat-group-video-chat-tagging-stories/#akFXYSxzuGq6

Twitter

Users Can Now Add Timestamps to Live and Replayed Videos From Twitter and Periscope
https://blog.twitter.com/official/en_us/topics/product/2018/video-timestamps.html

MailChimp

MailChimp’s Ban on Cryptocurrency Marketing Is Causing Collateral Damage
https://www.inc.com/sonya-mann/mailchimp-icos.html

Misc

Yelling ‘Dilly Dilly’ Is Banned at the Masters, and Bud Light Is Royally Offended
https://hugethinking.com/post/yelling-dilly-dilly-is-banned-at-the-masters-and-bud-light-is-royally-offended/

DigiKnow Epsiode 70

Episode 70 features Amazon’s achievement as the Third Most Valuable Company and its plan to venture into banking. Also, Dropbox is going to public and will integrate G Suite Tools, Facebook’s new features and Googles plan to label all HTTPtes as “NOT Secure” and of course WeChat’s new milestone.

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Show Notes

Amazon

Amazon is Now Worth More Than Microsoft, Becomes the World’s Third Most Valuable Company
http://fortune.com/2018/02/15/amazon-microsoft-third-most-valuable-company/

Amazon Reportedly Wants to Venture into Banking
https://www.webpronews.com/amazon-reportedly-wants-venture-banking/

Dropbox

Dropbox Gets Ready to Go Public After Earning $1.1 Billion in Revenue for 2017
https://www.itbnews.info/2018/02/dropbox-gets-ready-to-go-public-after-earning-1-1-billion-in-revenue-for-2017/

Dropbox Announces Plans to Integrate Google G Suite Tools into Its Platform
https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/01/dropbox-to-add-native-g-suite-integration-in-new-partnership-with-google/

Facebook

Facebook Pulled the Plug on Its Test of Separate News Feeds
https://hugethinking.com/post/facebook-pulled-the-plug-on-its-test-of-separate-news-feeds/

50+ More Publishers Will Soon Begin Testing Facebook’s Breaking News Tag
https://marketingland.com/facebook-opens-breaking-news-label-50-publishers-north-america-latin-america-europe-australia-235475

Facebook is Now Testing a Reddit-Like ‘Downvote’ Feature
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/02/09/facebook-tests-downvote-feature/

Google

Google Chrome Browser Will Label HTTP Sites as ‘Not Secure’ Come July
https://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/google-chrome-will-start-labelling-all-http-sites-as-not-secure-from-july-1810641

Google Chrome’s New Adblocker is Now in Effect
https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/14/how-chromes-built-in-ad-blocker-will-work-when-it-goes-live-tomorrow/

Google Rolls Out Hangouts Chat, Set to Compete with Slack and Microsoft Teams
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-hangouts/google-launches-slack-competitor-hangouts-chat-idUSKCN1GC2L8

Google Drive Update Will Use AI to Help Organize and Retrieve Shared Files
https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/05/google-drive-getting-ai-powered-organization-shared-files/

Wechat

WeChat Reaches a New Milestone — 1 Billion Monthly Active Users
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-07/wechat-reaches-one-billion-monthly-users/9523278

Misc

2018 Will See Continued Decline in Facebook Use Among Teens
http://snip.ly/wjze0

DigiKnow Epsiode 69

Episode 69 features new updates from Facebook such as mass messaging, helping local publisher on getting more digital subscribers and its expansion on the job posting to 40 countries. Also, on the other side. Google is facing the uproar of the internet when they remove view image feature.

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Show Notes

Facebook

Will Facebook Users Soon Be Making a List and Checking It Twice?
http://www.adweek.com/digital/will-facebook-users-soon-be-making-a-list-and-checking-it-twice/

Facebook Is Offering More Clarity on Some of Its Ad Metrics
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2018/02/22/facebook-promises-metrics-clean-up-bring-more-clarity-its-advertising-offering

Facebook Is Helping Local News Publishers Get More Digital Subscribers
https://media.fb.com/2018/02/27/helping-local-news-publishers-develop-digital-subscriptions/

Mass Messages From Small Businesses on Messenger Are One Step Closer to Reality
https://nitro-net.com/2018/03/01/mass-messages-from-small-businesses-on-messenger-are-one-step-closer-to-reality/

Facebook Is Testing a Feature That Automatically Creates Events for Page Admins
https://hugethinking.com/post/facebook-is-testing-a-feature-that-automatically-creates-events-for-page-admins/

Look Out, LinkedIn: 40 More Countries Get Facebook’s Job Application Tool
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kathleenchaykowski/2018/02/28/facebook-expands-jobs-postings-to-40-countries-taking-on-linkedin-glassdoor/#6ae84681207f

Google

Google Just Threw Its Hat Into the Stories Ring With the Launch of AMP Stories
http://www.adweek.com/digital/google-just-threw-its-hat-into-the-stories-ring-with-the-launch-of-amp-stories/

Google Search Removes ‘View Image,’ Sets Precedent
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5402111/Web-users-furious-Google-removes-view-image-tool.html

Google Releases Leaderboard At MWC To Rank Web Site Speed, Tools To Verify Increases
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/315113/google-releases-leaderboard-at-mwc-to-rank-web-sit.html

Instagram

Instagram Posts Can Now Be Scheduled in Advance by @MattGSouthern
http://snip.ly/5q8hq

Instagram Unleashes the Ultimate Weapon for Marketers
http://www.adweek.com/digital/brian-killen-shareiq-guest-post-instagram-regram/

Pinterest

Pinterest Now Lets You Archive Boards, Rearrange Pins and More
https://venturebeat.com/2018/02/14/pinterest-now-lets-you-archive-your-boards-and-rearrange-pins/

Twitter

Twitter is *finally* profitable for the first time ever
http://snip.ly/e3e3k

Twitter Cracks Down on Bots and Automation
https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/twitter-cracks-down-bots-automation/

YouTube

Updates to YouTube Live Are Highlighted by Chat Replay
http://www.adweek.com/digital/updates-to-youtube-live-are-highlighted-by-chat-replay/

DigiKnow Epsiode 68 – Alexa Expanding, Bitcoin Tech on Facebook, New YouTube Engagement Rules

Episode 68 features changes from Amazon’s Alexa program, more platforms making adjustments similar to what Facebook did last week, an Instagram rumor, and SnapChat’s big FAIL

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Show Notes

Amazon

Amazon Will Soon Add Alexa to Wearable Devices
http://snip.ly/ezg6m

Facebook

Facebook Is Pulling the Plug on Its Human-Powered M Assistant for Messenger Jan. 19
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-m-messenger-rip-011917/

Facebook Is Testing a Separate Destination for Local News in Its Mobile Apps
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-today-in/

Your Facebook Group May Soon Be Able to Host a Watch Party
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-watch-party/

Is Mark Zuckerberg Planning to Bring Bitcoin to Facebook?
http://snip.ly/ykrxd

Cluttered Facebook Messenger Could See Big Changes in 2018
http://snip.ly/6ol66

Facebook brings Messenger Kids to Fire tablets
http://snip.ly/fdyvk

Facebook won’t retreat from Stories as it adds desktop posting
http://snip.ly/n8ydw

Google

Google Updates Its PageSpeed Insights Tool, Now Shows Real User Speed for Website Pages
http://snip.ly/a215e

Instagram

Instagram is testing another killer feature that could crush Snapchat even more
http://snip.ly/fnkq0

Instagram just added a powerful new way to stalk people on the app
http://snip.ly/mbi7o

Snapchat

Snapchat’s big redesign bashed in 83% of user reviews
http://snip.ly/3wt2x

WhatsApp

As Predicted, Whatsapp Launches a New App for Business Users
https://www.webpronews.com/predicted-whatsapp-launches-new-app-business-users/

WhatsApp reportedly testing anti-chain letter spam warning
http://snip.ly/zszel

YouTube

YouTube Is Demonetizing Small Channels, And That’s A Good Thing
https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2018/01/18/youtube-is-demonetizing-small-channels-and-why-thats-a-good-thing/#36796e0453d8

Misc

HuffPost Shuts Down Unpaid Contributor Blogger Program
http://variety.com/2018/digital/news/huffington-post-ends-unpaid-contributor-blogger-program-1202668053/

Pornhub Says Traffic Went Limp During Missile Scare, Then Surged With Relief
http://www.adweek.com/creativity/pornhub-says-traffic-went-limp-during-missile-scare-then-surged-with-relief/

DigiKnow Episode 67 – Big Announcement From Facebook

Episode 67 features a big announcement from Facebook. If you own a business and are currently using Facebook for any of your marketing, you need to pay attention to this!

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Show Notes

Facebook Announcement
https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10104413015393571

Facebook Is Pulling the Plug on Its Human-Powered M Assistant for Messenger Jan. 19
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-m-messenger-rip-011917/

DigiKnow Episode 66 – Apple is Shazam, Netflix Overtakes TV, Target Adds Wallet

Episode 66 features a (cheap?) sale for Shazam, the Facebook snooze button (finally!) and a quick discussion about dying Twitter (and what they’re doing about it)

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Show Notes

Will’s other podcasts

Sink or Swim
https://redcanoemedia.com/sos/

Navigate the Rapids

Navigate the Rapids – Online Marketing Podcast

Apple

Apple IS Shazam
http://thehustle.co/apple-buys-shazam-400m/

Apple now lets you pre-order apps
http://snip.ly/8q8s7

Facebook

Facebook’s Latest Video Changes Favor Longer Shows and Larger Pages
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-video-distribution-monetization-updates-december-2017/

Next Up for Demotion in Facebook’s News Feed: Engagement Bait
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-news-feed-engagement-bait/

Facebook Sound Collection lets you add no-name music to videos
http://snip.ly/k92hf

Facebook adds a Snooze button for muting people, groups and Pages for 30 days
http://snip.ly/iz89w

Google

Google Adwords Upgrades Consumer Targeting Functionality With Phone Numbers and Addresses
http://snip.ly/5v6xk

Google confirms ad blocking in Chrome will start February 15
http://snip.ly/ojnff

Google Chrome now lets you mute those annoying autoplay videos
http://snip.ly/l7o5w

Instagram

Instagram has a cool new feature that only appears after you wait 5 seconds
http://snip.ly/657xw

Instagram now lets you share live videos through direct messages
http://snip.ly/6fcyd

Netflix

The Number of People Who Use Netflix Is Now the Same as Paying TV Consumers
http://www.adweek.com/tv-video/the-number-of-people-who-use-netflix-is-now-the-same-as-paying-tv-consumers/

Misc

Reddit launches new mobile apps with support for real-time comments, chat, mod tools and more
http://snip.ly/o5ugt

Target Lets You Pay With New ‘Wallet’ Mobile Payment System
http://snip.ly/rb3xo

Twitter

Twitter’s Ad Business Shrinks, Company Focuses on Selling Data
http://snip.ly/tmojj

Digi Know Episode 65 – Following Hashtags, Target vs. Amazon, Uber Ambulance

Episode 65 features the new Instagram feature of following hashtags, Target setting it’s sights on Amazon, and how people are calling Uber instead of an ambulance.

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Show Notes

Big News of the Week

There Have Been 17 Billion Video Chats on Messenger in 2017
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-messenger-year-in-review-2017/

Facebook

Facebook’s Ticker Is Finally Gone for Good
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-ticker-rip/

Unwrapping Facebook’s Holiday Feature Presents
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-2017-holiday-features/

Facebook Pages Can Now Add Click-to-WhatsApp Buttons to Their Boosted Organic Posts
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-pages-click-to-whatsapp-buttons-boosted-organic-posts/

Uber

People are using Uber instead of ambulances
http://snip.ly/vgg0w

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Will Share Skills Listed by Fellow Professionals With the Same Job Title
http://www.adweek.com/digital/linkedin-monthly-trending-skills-notifications/

Google

Google Revises SEO Starter Guide
http://snip.ly/4its7

Amazon

Target sets sights on Amazon with same-day delivery plans
http://snip.ly/xdd5x

YouTube

YouTube’s hiking up its premium ad prices
http://thehustle.co/youtube-premium-ads/

Instagram

Instagram Users Can Now Follow Hashtags The Same Way They Follow Accounts
http://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-follow-hashtags/

Pinterest

A Self-Service Insights Tool Is Coming to Pinterest in Early 2018
http://www.adweek.com/digital/pinterest-100-2018/

Misc.

Digital Media Overtakes TV In Ad Revenues
http://snip.ly/mvmua

Digi Know Episode 64 – Black Friday Billionaire and the Facebook/YouTube Fight Continues

Episode 64 features Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’ net worth, facebook’s brand integration with Messenger and other latest updates from instagram, twitter and reddit.

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Show Notes

Amazon

Black Friday raised Jeff Bezos’ net worth to $100 billion
https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/25/black-friday-pushes-jeff-bezos-net-worth-to-100-billion/?ncid=mobilenavtrend

1999 Interview on 60 Minutes with Jeff Bezos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjjUOemW-_Q

Facebook

Facebook Will Let Brands Integrate Messenger With Their Websites
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-will-let-brands-sponsor-messages-within-messenger/

Messenger Day and Facebook Stories Become, Simply, Stories, and More
https://hugethinking.com/post/messenger-day-and-facebook-stories-become-simply-stories-and-more/

PayPal Sellers Can Now Send Invoices to Buyers Directly via Facebook Messenger
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/21/paypal-users-can-now-send-invoices-over-facebook-messenger.html

Facebook Is Testing a Way for Brands to Send Mass Messages via Messenger
http://latest.news.real-english.com/news/facebook-is-testing-a-way-for-brands-to-send-mass-messages-via-messenger

Facebook steps on YouTube’s turf with a creator-focused video app
http://snip.ly/ys69a

Google

Google Is Quietly Building a Facebook Page Killer for Local Businesses
http://www.adweek.com/digital/albizu-garcia-gain-guest-post-google-posts/

Instagram

Instagram Is Notifying People When You Screenshot Their Photos And No One Is Safe
https://pizzabottle.com/59910-youre-not-low/

Instagram Users Can Now Ask to Join Their Friends’ Live Videos
http://www.bloggingrepublic.com/instagram-users-can-now-ask-friends-join-live-videos/

Instagram Users Can Now ‘Remix’ Photos Sent via Instagram Direct
http://www.adweek.com/digital/remix-photos-instagram-direct/

Pinterest

Pinterest Just Introduced Its Take on QR Codes
https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/14/pinterest-rolls-out-its-own-version-of-qr-codes/

Reddit

Reddit Hopes Its First Major Redesign in a Decade Will Attract More Advertisers
http://www.adweek.com/digital/reddit-hopes-its-first-major-redesign-in-a-decade-will-attract-more-advertisers/

Snapchat

Snap lost $40 million on Spectacles
http://snip.ly/q7fet

Twitter

Twitter switches everyone to 280 chars
http://mashable.com/2017/11/07/twitter-280-character-limit-expansion/

Twitter Display Names Can Now Run Up to 50 Characters
https://hugethinking.com/post/twitter-display-names-can-now-run-up-to-50-characters/

More Than Standard, Less Than Enterprise: Twitter Debuts Premium APIs
http://www.adweek.com/digital/twitter-premium-apis/

Youtube

Even YouTube is launching its own Snapchat ‘Stories’ clone
http://snip.ly/0rl9g

Misc

Jim Beam Has the Sassy, Whiskey-Pouring Voice Assistant You Never Knew You Needed
http://morning.news.itthon.ma/news/jim-beam-has-the-sassy-whiskeypouring-voice-assistant-you-never-knew-you-needed

Digi Know Episode 63 – Facebook Easter Eggs, Amazon’s New Clothing Line & Purple Checkmarks

Episode 63 features Amazon’s new takeout feature and it’s new clothing lines, Facebook’s Easter Eggs, new updates on messenger, ads and more and Twitter’s answer to violent and sexual posts.

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Show Notes

Amazon

Amazon adds restaurant takeout to its shopping app
http://mashable.com/2017/10/23/amazon-restaurant-takeout-orders/#q0DmQCVYUgqU

Amazon launches clothing lines
http://www.glossy.co/the-amazon-effect/amazons-pushing-its-private-label-brands-for-the-holidays?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=glossydis&utm_source=daily&utm_content=171110

Facebook

Facebook Dynamic Ads for Travel Now Pack More Punch With 3 New Features
https://hugethinking.com/post/facebook-dynamic-ads-for-travel-now-pack-more-punch-with-3-new-features/

Two New Tools Will Enable Facebook Advertisers to Fine-Tune Their Campaigns
https://www.growthstartups.com/news-two-new-tools-will-enable-facebook-advertisers-to-fine-tune-their-campaigns-2016/

What Do You Think of Facebook’s Newest Feature? Take a Poll
https://blog.smithbrosagency.com/2017/11/think-facebooks-newest-feature-take-poll/

FB Tour coming to a city near you
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/st-louis-tapped-as-first-city-in-facebook-tour-to/article_2cf6dcaf-a922-584d-9bf0-10d6f75db8ab.html?ito=792

Messenger chat on your own site
https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/07/facebook-introduces-a-messenger-plugin-for-business-websites/

More Brands Will Be Able to Send Sponsored Messages on Facebook Messenger
https://hugethinking.com/post/more-brands-will-be-able-to-send-sponsored-messages-on-facebook-messenger/

Facebook is making it easier to tell who’s running the ads you see
http://snip.ly/x52hv

Facebook just added a bunch of hidden Easter eggs you can unlock by typing special words
http://mashable.com/2017/10/23/facebook-words-hidden-animations/#ICOYo0ZmUaqM

Facebook rolls out new tools for group admins, plus badges and profiles for members
http://snip.ly/2qxgv

 

Google

Google just cut off a key airfare data feed used by many major travel websites
http://snip.ly/5bhso

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Premium Subscribers Can Now Dig Deeper Into Company Pages
http://meo.social/daily_updates/linkedin-premium-subscribers-can-now-dig-deeper-into-company-pages/

Twitter

Twitter plans to add purple checks to all political ads
http://snip.ly/jsnnr

Finally, Twitter shares actual examples of violent and sexual content *not* allowed
http://www.codebringer.com/earth/finally-twitter-shares-actual-examples-of-violent-and-sexual-content-not-allowed/

Twitter switches everyone to 280 chars
https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/7/16616076/twitter-280-characters-global-rollout

 

Whatsapp

WhatsApp Users Can Now Delete Messages, But Only Within 7 Minutes
http://www.adweek.com/digital/whatsapp-delete-messages-7-minutes/

Digi Know Episode 62 – Donut Pop Up Shows, Video Ads, & Taking on Amazon

Episode 62 features LinkedIn video ads, Pinterest self service system, and a look into the Google, Walmart, & Target alliance to take on Amazon

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Show Notes

LinkedIn

Video Ads Are Finally Coming to LinkedIn
http://www.adweek.com/digital/video-ads-are-finally-coming-to-linkedin/

LinkedIn launches autoplay mobile video ads

http://snip.ly/kqey0

LinkedIn is rolling out Snapchat-style geofilters for events and conferences

http://snip.ly/6a45h

Pinterest

Brands of All Sizes Can Now Run Search Ads on Pinterest

http://www.adweek.com/digital/brands-of-all-sizes-can-now-run-search-ads-on-pinterest/

Pinterest Introduces Self-Serve Search Ad Platform With Autotargeting

http://snip.ly/c9od6

PayPal

You can now PayPal friends in Messenger and get help via chat

http://snip.ly/h92u3

Snapchat

Snapchat Context Cards Are About to Bring a Lot More Information to Snaps

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/10/snapchats-new-context-cards-use-snaps-for-spontaneous-discovery/

Snapchat Is Twice as Popular as Instagram When It Comes to Teens’ Favorite Social Apps

http://www.media-marketing.com/en/news/snapchat-is-twice-as-popular-as-instagram-among-us-teens/

Twitter

Twitter Users Will Soon Be Able to Bookmark Tweets and Save Them for Later

https://www.theverge.com/tech/2017/10/10/16453776/twitter-bookmark-tweets-save-for-later

What’s Happening Now? Twitter Will Let Its iOS and Android Users Know

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/10/twitter-launches-happening-now-to-showcase-tweets-about-events-starting-with-sports/

Twitter for Apple TV Users Can Now Link Their iPhones, iPads

http://www.adweek.com/digital/twitter-for-apple-tv-update-iphone-ipad/

Twitter adds a new feature that puts sports updates at the top of your timeline

http://snip.ly/npag9

Twitter Is Approaching Profitability for the First Time After Exceeding Q3 Expectations

http://www.adweek.com/digital/twitter-gains-4-million-users-in-q3-but-overall-ad-revenue-is-down/

YouTube

YouTube Advertising: New Research and Insights for Marketers

https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/youtube-advertising-research-insights-marketers/

Walmart

Walmart and Target Are Banding With Google to Take on Amazon

http://www.adweek.com/digital/walmart-and-target-are-banding-with-google-to-take-on-amazon/

Walmart Challenges Amazon, Launches Grocery Line With Jet.com

http://snip.ly/2k08r

Other

4 Things Marketers Should Know About the FTC’s Latest Crackdown on Influencer-Driven Social Media

https://www.ftcguardian.com/articles/4-things-marketers-should-know-about-the-ftcs-latest-crackdown-on-influencer-driven-social-media/
Two-Person Instagram Live Video: What Marketers Need to Know

https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/two-person-instagram-live-video/

A Giant New Billboard in London Knows What Car You Drive, and Even How You’re Feeling

http://www.adweek.com/creativity/a-giant-new-billboard-in-london-knows-what-car-you-drive-and-even-how-youre-feeling/

Digi Know Episode 61 – Special Episode: Facebook Changes You Need to Know About

Episode 61 features all latest innovations on Facebook, like food ordering, temporary status update, market place for U.S. car shoppers and more.

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Show Notes

Facebook

Facebook Is Testing Screen Sharing via a Workplace by Facebook Desktop App
https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/05/facebook-screen-sharing/

You Can Now Order Food on Facebook Without Leaving the App
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/13/16468610/facebook-food-ordering-new-feature

Facebook Stories open to Pages, bringing brands to the ghost town
http://snip.ly/ntplw

Facebook ‘3D Posts’ will let you interact with virtual objects in your News Feed
http://snip.ly/ggx03

Facebook’s getting into the online ordering biz
https://thehustle.co/facebook-online-ordering

Facebook Is Taking Aim at LinkedIn Again By Testing a Résumé Feature
http://www.techsite.io/p/711497

Facebook Goes Retro With Its Test of Text-Only Temporary Profile Status Updates
http://www.techweez.com/2017/10/18/faebook-temporary-profile-status/

Facebook Is Officially Rolling Out Its Explore Alternative News Feed
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-is-officially-rolling-out-its-explore-alternative-news-feed/

Why Brands Will Love Facebook’s Paid Influencer Marketing Features
http://www.techinvestornews.com/Facebook/Facebook-Advertising/why-brands-will-love-facebooks-paid-influencer-marketing-features

Facebook and 10 Publishers Are Testing Subscriptions Within Instant Articles
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebooks-testing-a-new-subscription-option-within-instant-articles/507716/

Facebook Is Testing a Pinterest-Like Feature Called Sets
https://www.brandbucket.blog/facebook-is-testing-a-pinterest-like-feature-called-sets-adweek/

Facebook Messenger Now Supports Peer-to-Peer Payments via PayPal
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-messenger-peer-to-peer-payments-paypal/

Publishers Are Really Not Going to Like Facebook’s Latest News Feed Test
http://mashable.com/2017/10/23/facebook-explore-publisher-post-organic-reach-drop/#hoEcCQs8cPqA

Not Just a Token Gesture: Facebook Joined the Visa Digital Enablement Program
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-visa-digital-enablement-program/

Facebook Marketplace Adds Features for Car Shoppers in the U.S.
https://hugethinking.com/post/facebook-marketplace-adds-features-for-car-shoppers-in-the-u-s/

Facebook Introduced New Tools for Group Admins, Members
https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/26/facebooks-new-tools-help-build-supportive-groups/

Digi Know Episode 60

Episode 60 features news on LinkedIn for jobs, Bing’s Productivity play, and Delta Airlines possibly going down a slippery slope. On, and Anchor – you remember them, right? (didn’t think so…)

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Show Notes

Big News of the Week

Microsoft’s Bing for Business Aims to Make Companies More Productive
https://www.webpronews.com/microsofts-bing-business-aims-make-companies-productive-2017-10/

LinkedIn

LinkedIn to launch Talent Insights, a new analytics tool, as it dives deeper into data
https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/04/linkedin-to-launch-talent-insights-a-new-analytics-tool-as-it-dives-deeper-into-data/

Instagram

Instagram Stories Can Now Be Shared to Users’ Facebook Stories
http://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-stories-facebook-stories/

Instagram Now Lets You Share Polls in Stories
http://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-now-lets-you-share-polls-in-stories/

A Beam of Light From Instagram
http://www.adweek.com/digital/beam-of-light-instagram-face-filter/

Google

Google now lets you mute an ad because it ‘knew too much’
http://mashable.com/2017/09/26/google-ad-knew-too-much

Facebook

Facebook’s Newest News Feed Test Is All About Context
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-news-feed-test-context/

Facebook Tests Putting the ‘Face’ in Account Recovery
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/2/16395766/facebook-tests-facial-recognition-verification

Facebook Is Hiring 1,000 People to Review Ads and Monitor Targeting
https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/02/facebook-toughens-ad-scrutiny-in-response-to-russian-campaign/

Amazon

Merch by Amazon
https://merch.amazon.com/landing

Amazon Is Said to Test Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx, UPS
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-05/amazon-is-said-to-test-own-delivery-service-to-rival-fedex-ups

Miscellaneous

Delta will offer free messaging on flights, but never, never phone calls
http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/27/technology/delta-free-texting/index.html

Anchor raises $10 million for podcast platform
https://venturebeat.com/2017/09/28/gv-leads-10-million-investment-in-audio-broadcasting-platform-anchor/

Digi Know Episode 59

Episode 59 features our shortest show yet – with social media & marketing updates from Facebook (of course), InstaGram (FB Junior), big news from the Twitter and Snapchat

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Show Notes

Big News of the Week – Twitter’s New 280 Character Limit

Twitter is actually ditching the 140-character limit (for some)
http://mashable.com/2017/09/26/twitter-character-count-280-test/

Twitter is testing a 280-character expansion and everyone is making the same joke
http://travelwirenews.com/twitter-is-testing-a-280-character-expansion-and-everyone-is-making-the-same-joke-445419/

Here’s how to give yourself 280 characters on Twitter right now
http://breaking.mrpt.org/latest/heres-how-to-give-yourself-280-characters-on-twitter-right-now

Apple

Apple switches back to Google search results for iOS & Mac
http://searchengineland.com/apple-switches-back-google-search-results-ios-mac-283252

Bing

Bing for business helps organizations search smarter
http://searchengineland.com/bing-business-helps-organizations-search-smarter-283232

Facebook

Facebook is trying to match blood donors with those who need it
http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/28/technology/future/facebook-blood-donations/index.html

Instagram

You can now launch the Instagram app directly from Facebook
http://socialbarrel.com/instagram-users-can-now-launch-the-app-directly-from-facebook/112697/

Instagram now has 800 million monthly and 500 million daily active users
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/25/how-many-users-does-instagram-have-now-800-million.html

Instagram now lets you choose who can comment on your posts
http://www.popbuzz.com/internet/social-media/instagram-now-lets-you-choose-who-can-comment/

Snapchat

Snapchat’s new sky-changing filters make even boring snaps look cool
http://amplifyblog.com/story/snapchats-new-sky-changing-filters-make-even-boring-snaps-look-cool/

 

Digi Know Episode 58

Episode 58 features social media & marketing updates from Facebook (of course), Pinterest, Twitter (they’re still alive) and the FTC

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Show Notes

Amazon

Amazon Is Opening Up Its Ads Business, and Marketers See a Big Opportunity to Shake Up Search
https://digiday.com/marketing/amazon-makes-presence-known-dmexco/

Apple

Every Major Advertising Group Is Blasting Apple for Blocking Cookies in the Safari Browser
https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/09/14/1739234/every-major-advertising-group-is-blasting-apple-for-blocking-cookies-in-the-safari-browser/informative-comments

Facebook

Facebook Groups for Pages May Be the Best Thing for Brands on Social
http://www.adweek.com/digital/lisa-barnett-the-social-element-guest-post-facebook-groups-for-pages/

Take In a Film With Facebook
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-movies/

Wave Goodbye to Facebook Instant Articles on Messenger
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/12/16293938/facebook-drops-instant-articles-feature-messenger

Facebook Is Testing Instant Videos That Users Can View Without Draining Their Data
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-is-testing-instant-videos-that-users-can-view-without-draining-their-data/

Facebook’s Revamped Ads Manager Will Include Features From Power Editor
http://wersm.com/facebook-is-combining-power-editor-and-ads-manager-into-one-tool/

1.3 Billion People Are Now Using Facebook Messenger Every Month
http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/facebook-reveals-messenger-day-usage-data-messenger-climbs-13b-mau

Advertisers on Facebook Can No Longer Edit News Articles’ Headlines, Descriptions
http://www.adweek.com/digital/advertisers-on-facebook-can-no-longer-edit-news-articles-headlines-descriptions/

Facebook Is Considering Allowing Users to Hit the Snooze Button
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/09/18/facebooks-new-snooze-button-makes-easier-silence-annoying-friends/

Facebook Users Can Now Examine Their Recent Ad Activity
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-recent-ad-activity/

Get ready to see way more vertical ads on Facebook
http://snip.ly/8uvsr

Instagram

Instagram Users Can Now Add Selfies, Color Backgrounds to Direct Messages
http://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-direct-selfies-color-backgrounds/

Pinterest

Pinterest Just Crossed 200 Million Active Users After Growing 40% Since Last Year
https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/14/pinterest-crosses-200-million-monthly-active-users/

Pinterest Opens Up 5,000 Interest Categories for Ad Targeting
https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/21/pinterest-opens-up-more-than-5000-interests-for-advertiser-targeting-through-its-taste-graph/

Twitter

Twitter Does Some Ad-Targeting Cleaning Up of Its Own
http://www.adweek.com/digital/twitter-ad-targeting-bug/

Twitter Just Introduced a Popular Articles Feature on iOS, Android
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/19/16334510/twitter-popular-articles-nuzzel-competitor-feature-launch

Misc

Scandal prompts FTC to crack down on social media influencers
http://snip.ly/ny0ky

St Louis Social Media Summit 2017
http://www.smcstl.com/new-events/2017/10/10/smcstl-annual-summit

Coachella Women’s Business Center Advanced Facebook Marketing Class
http://www.cvwbc.org/component/ohanah/?view=event&id=133&format=html&Itemid=

Digi Know Episode 57

Episode 57 features social media & marketing updates from Facebook (of course), Pinterest, YouTube and Burger King. Yeah, Burger King.

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Show Notes

Facebook

Facebook comments might soon get colored backgrounds, because we all deserve to suffer
http://mashable.com/2017/09/07/facebook-testing-colored-comments/

Facebook comments might soon get colored backgrounds, because we all deserve to suffer
http://snip.ly/abgoz

Facebook Watch original video tab launches to all U.S. users
https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/05/facebook-watch-tab/

Facebook Claims It Reaches More People Than the U.S. Census Data Says Exist
http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-tells-advertisers-reaches-25-million-more-people-than-exist-us-census-data-2017-9

Facebook is dropping $1 billion on video, and that’s pretty great news
http://mashable.com/2017/09/08/facebook-1-billion-dollars-video/

Instagram

Instagram test feature lets users share Stories straight to Facebook
https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/06/instagram-stories-on-facebook/

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Is Going to Start Serving Native Ads to Outlook Users’ Inboxes
https://techbox.co.za/linkedin-is-going-to-start-serving-native-ads-to-outlook-users-inboxes-adweek/

Pinterest

Tutorials and tips for creating successful Promoted Videos
https://business.pinterest.com/en/blog/tutorials-and-tips-for-creating-successful-promoted-videos

WhatsApp

Get ready for businesses to start blowing up your WhatsApp messages
http://mashable.com/2017/09/05/whatsapp-for-business-enterprise-service-apps/

WhatsApp announces free Business app, will charge big enterprises
https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/05/whatsapp-business-app/

YouTube

YouTube Live Now Supports Ultra-Low Latency, More Streaming Options
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/youtube-live-ultra-low-latency-chat-moderation-tools-ios-apps-steaming-apple-replaykit-1746620

Misc

Burger King Is Now Selling a Mystery Burger for Those Who Like to Take Their Chances
http://www.adweek.com/creativity/burger-king-is-now-selling-a-mystery-burger-for-those-who-like-to-take-their-chances/

Will’s ECommerce Book
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=ecommerce+guide

Digi Know Episode 56

Episode 56 is short and sweet – our Pumpkin Spice episode! Yes, of course Facebook has several new updates, as do YouTube and Instagram.

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Show Notes

Top News

There are now over 3 billion social media users in the world — about 40 percent of the global population
http://snip.ly/pexwh

Facebook

Facebook introduces Watch, its redesigned tab for video programming
https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/9/16122026/facebook-watch-video-tab-original-programming

These New Facebook Features Enhance Users’ Sharing of Memories With Friends
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-on-this-day-updates-monthly-seasonal-recaps-milestone-friends-likes/

These New Facebook Features Enhance Users’ Sharing of Memories With Friends
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-on-this-day-updates-monthly-seasonal-recaps-milestone-friends-likes/

Facebook Pages That Share Fake News Will Be Blocked From Advertising
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-pages-that-share-fake-news-will-be-blocked-from-advertising/

Facebook Marketplace Continues Global Expansion http://snip.ly/d867hFacebook adds new ways to revisit your memories and milestones
http://snip.ly/6o8gn

Instagram

Instagram Posts With Multiple Photos, Videos Can Now Be Portrait or Landscape
http://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-posts-with-multiple-photos-videos-can-now-be-portrait-or-landscape/

Instagram Stories Can Now Be Viewed via the Mobile Web
http://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-stories-can-now-be-viewed-via-the-mobile-web/

YouTube

YouTube Has a New Look on Mobile, Desktop
http://www.adweek.com/digital/youtube-has-a-new-look-on-mobile-desktop/

Misc

Fox Sports Will Air 6-Second Ads During NFL, Baseball and Soccer Games
http://www.adweek.com/tv-video/fox-sports-will-air-6-second-ads-during-nfl-baseball-and-soccer-games/

WhatsApp is testing verified business accounts
http://snip.ly/mx4z5

Digi Know Episode 55

Episode 55 talks about the new Amazon’ new messaging app, Facebook’s new 360 photo feature and their new soft app launch in China and Paypal’s partnership with Apple.

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

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Show Notes

Amazon

Amazon: We’re lowering Whole Foods prices on Monday
http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/24/news/companies/amazon-whole-foods/index.html

Is Amazon Building a New Messaging App Called ‘Anytime’?
https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/14/amazon-messaging-app-anytime/

How Will Amazon’s New Social Media Platform Benefit Brands?
http://www.webpronews.com/will-amazons-new-social-media-platform-benefit-brands-2017-08/

Facebook

Facebook launches comparison tool to prove Instant Articles beat mobile web
http://www.codebringer.com/news/facebook-launches-comparison-tool-to-prove-instant-articles-beat-mobile-web/

Facebook makes a soft, secret app launch in China under a different name
https://www.digitalcommerce360.com/2017/08/14/facebook-makes-soft-secret-app-launch-china-different-name/

Sprout Social Just Brought Its Bot Builder Tool to Facebook Messenger
http://www.adweek.com/digital/sprout-social-bot-builder-facebook-messenger/

Facebook Users Can Now Take 360 Photos Directly Via Its App
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-360-photos-directly-via-app/

Facebook is turning up the heat on media companies yet again
http://snip.ly/9pwfg

Google

Google to slap warnings on non-HTTPS sites – Naked Security
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/09/09/google-to-slap-warnings-on-non-https-sites/

Google Is About to Offer Publishers a Feature Similar to Snapchat’s Discover Stories
http://www.adweek.com/digital/google-is-about-to-offer-publishers-a-feature-similar-to-snapchats-discover-stories/

Google Maps Now Lets Users Post Questions and Answers on Business Pages
http://www.adweek.com/digital/google-maps-now-lets-users-post-questions-answers-on-business-pages/

Google Is Teaming Up With Walmart to Take on Amazon in Voice-Activated Ecommerce
http://www.adweek.com/digital/google-is-teaming-up-with-walmart-to-take-on-amazon-in-voice-activated-ecommerce/

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Users Can Now Share Multiple Photos in a Single Post
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/linkedin-users-now-have-ability-share-multiple-photos-pierson

LinkedIn Users Can Finally Upload Videos
http://www.adweek.com/digital/linkedin-video/

LinkedIn Introduces Native Video Feature to Simulate User Engagement on Its Platform
http://www.webpronews.com/linkedin-introduces-native-video-feature-simulate-user-engagement-platform-2017-08/

Paypal

Now you can use PayPal on iTunes and in the App Store
http://www.macworld.com/article/3207729/iphone-ipad/how-to-use-paypal-as-a-payment-option-for-itunes-and-app-store-purchases.html

Skype Partners With PayPal, Users Can Now Send Money Even While Chatting
http://www.webpronews.com/skype-partners-paypal-users-can-now-send-money-even-chatting-2017-08/

Reddit

Reddit Rolls Out Native Video on Desktop, Mobile
http://www.ibtimes.com/reddit-rolls-out-native-video-support-desktop-mobile-apps-2580038

Digi Know Episode 54 – Ad Blocking is All the Rage and Snapchat Knows Where Your Kids Are

Will and Andrew talk about the new features of Apple browser Safari, the latest updates of Facebook, also Google is getting ready for Chrome on blocking ads, New updates on IG stories, Snapchats sharing your child’s location and a Happy Anniversary to Pokemon GO!

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

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Show Notes

Apple

Apple’s Next Version of Safari Will Block Desktop Ad Tracking and Autoplay Videos
http://www.adweek.com/digital/apples-next-version-of-safari-will-block-desktop-ads-and-autoplay-videos/

Facebook

Facebook Advertisers Can Now Create Lookalike Audiences Based on Customer Lifetime Value
http://wersm.com/facebook-now-allows-lookalike-audiences-based-on-customer-lifetime-value/

Brands Can Use These Two New Facebook Tools to Target ‘Valuable’ Users
http://prismdigitalmedia.com/2017/06/12/brands-can-use-these-two-new-facebook-tools-to-target-valuable-users/

Advertisers Can Now Deliver Mocked-Up Ads Directly via Facebook Creative Hub
http://www.workingmediagroup.com/advertisers-can-now-deliver-mocked-up-ads-directly-via-facebook-creative-hub/

Facebook Added Three More Suggestions From M to Messenger and Launched the Feature in Spain
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-three-more-suggestions-from-m-messenger/

Here’s a Status Update: Facebook Now Has More Than 2 Billion Monthly Users
https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/27/facebook-2-billion-users/

Facebook Just Bolstered Its Retail-Focused Dynamic Ads With Video and Merchandising Overlays
http://www.4-traders.com/RETAIL-HOLDINGS-NV-165565/news-twitter/Facebook-just-bolstered-its-retail-focused-dynamic-ads-with-video-and-merchandising-overlays-879861152775258112/

Facebook Will Soon Let Brands Target Ads at Entire Families or Specific People Within Households
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-will-soon-let-brands-target-ads-at-entire-families-or-specific-people-within-households/

Facebook Messenger Users Can Now Search Brand Bots via Discover Tab
https://www.recode.net/2017/4/18/15336942/facebook-messenger-bots-qr-codes-fb

Facebook Is Now Reducing the Reach of Users Who Routinely Share Fake News, Clickbait and Spam
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-is-reducing-the-reach-of-users-who-routinely-share-fake-news-clickbait-and-spam/

Facebook’s Find WiFi Feature Is Now Available Globally
http://uk.businessinsider.com/facebook-wi-fi-finding-feature-main-app-global-2017-7

Facebook Is Testing the Addition of Pages’ Descriptions to Their Cover Images
https://www.thestreet.com/story/14211985/1/facebook-testing-descriptions-for-cover-photos.html

Google

Google Is Getting Ready to Make Changes to Chrome That Could Block Bothersome Ads
http://www.adweek.com/digital/google-is-getting-ready-to-make-changes-to-chrome-that-could-block-bothersome-ads/

Google Plans to Stop Scanning Users’ Emails for Ad Targeting
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-to-stop-scanning-users-gmail-inboxes-to-send-ads-2017-6

Instagram

Instagram Stories Now Has 250 Million Daily Active Users, Heating Up Its Rivalry With Snapchat
https://www.scoopnest.com/user/Adweek/877241390710702080

Posting Offensive Comments or Spam on Instagram? These New Filters Will Catch You
http://www.techsite.io/p/625138

Photos and Videos Can Now Be Used in Replies to Instagram Stories
http://www.adweek.com/digital/photos-videos-replies-instagram-stories/

Periscope

Periscope Users Can Now Connect to Their Facebook and Google Accounts
http://www.adweek.com/digital/periscope-users-can-now-connect-to-their-facebook-and-google-accounts/

Periscope Now Allows Android Users to Broadcast Live 360 Video
http://www.adweek.com/digital/periscope-now-allows-android-users-to-broadcast-live-360-video/

Pinterest

Pinterest Is Jumping Aboard the Two-Factor Authentication Train
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/community/threads/pinterest-is-jumping-aboard-the-two-factor-authentication-train.240929/

Snapchat

Warning to parents: Snapchat now shares your child’s exact location
http://www.kmov.com/story/35729245/warning-to-parents-snapchat-now-shares-your-childs-exact-location

Snapchat Users Can Now Create On-Demand Geofilters on Their Phones
https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/28/15886612/design-custom-snapchat-filters-from-phone-creative-studio

You Can Now Link to Websites on Snapchat, Which Is Good News for Brands and Publishers
http://www.adweek.com/digital/you-can-now-link-to-websites-on-snapchat/

Snapchat Launches New Features Including ‘Infinity’ Snaps & Looping Video
http://www.justjared.com/2017/05/10/snapchat-launches-new-features-including-infinity-snaps-looping-video/

Snapchat Releases Sponsored World Lenses, Which Allow Brands to Augment Reality
http://www.adweek.com/digital/snapchat-releases-sponsored-world-lenses-which-allow-brands-to-augment-reality/

Snapchat hits a disappointing 166M daily users, growing only slightly faster
https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/10/snapchat-user-count/

Snapchat now lets you create custom stories for groups of friends and family
http://snip.ly/d2i9j

Spotify

Spotify Just Became More Social With a Feature That Make Sharing Super Easy
http://www.konnectmedia.com/spotify-just-became-more-social-with-a-feature-that-make-sharing-super-easy/

Twitter

Twitter reportedly explores the idea of a fake news button
http://mashable.com/2017/06/29/twitter-fake-news-button/#hf2DVuSJQOqK

Twitter news video will appear 24/7, thanks to Bloomberg
http://snip.ly/tw9hg

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Is Rejoining the Company to Shape Its Culture
https://www.recode.net/2017/5/16/15647494/twitter-biz-stone-returns

Twitter is giving brands a new way to promote their chatbots
https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/23/twitter-is-giving-brands-a-new-way-to-promote-their-chatbots/

Pokemon

Pokemon Go Is Celebrating Its First Anniversary With an Ash Hat Pikachu and More
http://www.vg247.com/2017/07/07/pokemon-go-anniversary-in-detail-anniversary-box-contents-pikachu-with-ash-hat-and-more/

Others

The global app economy could quadruple to a whopping $6 trillion in the next four years
http://mashable.com/2017/06/27/app-economy-quadruple-size/#Uuq3FfvmXSq9

Digi Know Episode 53 – Playing Catch-up: LOTS of Facebook, Google & Instagram Updates

Will and Andrew talk about the new Facebook features and changes, how Google could find your events and personal job search, Instagram added features, Pinterest’s autoplay video and Happy 20th birthday to AOL Instant messenger.

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

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Show Notes

Facebook

Facebook Is Testing Rewards QR Codes in Its Mobile Apps
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-testing-rewards-qr-codes/

Facebook Added Another 76 Million Users in the First Quarter of This Year
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-added-another-76-million-users-in-the-first-quarter-of-this-year/

Facebook Added a Latest Conversations Section, Featuring Public Posts, to Mobile Search
https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/05/facebook-debuts-a-twitter-like-latest-conversations-feature-that-shows-public-posts-about-buzzing-topics/

Brands Using Facebook Lead Ads Can Now More Effectively Measure Offline Conversions
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-lead-ads-offline-conversions/

Facebook Messenger Chat Extensions Are Here
https://www.weareimpero.com/blog/2017/05/23/facebook-messenger-chat-extensions-are-here/

Facebook’s Latest News Feed Algorithm Change Is Aimed at Links to Low-Quality Websites
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-news-feed-algorithm-low-quality-websites/

Want to Join This Facebook Group? First Answer These Three Questions
https://hypegram.com/article/96947749

Facebook Is Automatically Adding Images, Links From Landing Pages to Canvas Ads
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-automatically-adding-images-links-landing-pages-canvas/

Facebook Is Cracking Down on Facebook Live Videos That Aren’t Really Live
http://www.emgigroup.com/2017/05/16/facebooks-cracking-down-on-live-videos-which-use-static-images-and-reactions-as-votes/

Facebook Messenger Just Reorganized Its Home Screen
http://www.techinvestornews.com/Facebook/Facebook-Advertising/facebook-messenger-just-reorganized-its-home-screen

Facebook, Messenger and Instagram Notifications in One Place?
https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-messenger-instagram-cross-notifications/

Facebook Is Guiding Publishers Through the Rough Waters of Recent News Feed Changes
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-guidelines-publishers-news-feed-changes/

Facebook to stream MLB games, continues grabbing live sports rights
https://www.omg25.com/facebook-to-stream-mlb-games-continues-grabbing-live-sports-rights/

Facebook’s Instant Articles platform to support Google AMP, Apple News
http://snip.ly/2dph5

Google

Google Now Helps You Find Events
https://www.seroundtable.com/google-adds-events-search-feature-23832.html

Publishers Can Now Use Video Ads Through Google’s AMP Pages
http://www.adweek.com/digital/publishers-can-now-use-video-ads-through-googles-amp-pages/

The power of Google for personalized job search results? Yes, please.
http://snip.ly/wvdfk

Quora tests video answers to steal Q&A from YouTube
http://snip.ly/oyadr

Instagram

Instagram Users Can Now Share Photos Via Its Mobile Site
http://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-mobile-site-updates-may-2017/

Instagram Copies Snapchat Again, This Time With Filters for Your Face
http://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-copies-snapchat-again-this-time-with-filters-for-your-face/

Instagram May Allow Users to Search Publicly Shared Stories By Location
http://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-location-stories-test/

WTF Are Instagram Pods?
http://snip.ly/qdtu1

Instagram Location Stories appear in Explore. Is Story Search Coming?
http://snip.ly/pj8ka

Instagram deters deletion with reversible “archive” option
https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/22/instagram-archive/

Instagram launches Story Search for hashtags and locations
http://snip.ly/mbzcl

Instagram direct messages now support web links and different photo orientations
http://thenewnewthing.com/instagram-direct-messages-now-support-web-links-different-photo-orientations/

Pinterest

Pinterest Brings Its Visual Discovery Technology to the Advertising Side
http://www.adweek.com/digital/pinterest-visual-discovery-advertising/

Pinterest opens up autoplay videos in home feed and search with new measurement tools
http://snip.ly/jzp8b

AOL

Happy 20th birthday to my first true love: AOL’s Instant Messenger
http://snip.ly/adpjl

Digi Know Episode 52 – WiFi Charging, Rich Snippets, & Video Cover Images

Will and Andrew talk about the new Apple technology of Wifi charging, how Google and Pinterest are competing with image searches, Twitter getting a Roku channel, and of course, all the new changes to Facebook.

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

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Show Notes

Google

A Google Docs Phishing Scam Is Sweeping the Internet
https://www.wired.com/2017/05/dont-open-google-doc-unless-youre-positive-legit/

The Google Phishing Attack, Explained | Greg Leffler | Pulse
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/google-phishing-attack-explained-greg-leffler

Google+ Adds Recommended Topics – Adweek
http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/04/27/google-adds-recommended-topics-home-stream/

Android Overtakes Windows For First Time
http://snip.ly/p7n9y

Google SERPS to Include Rich Results for Podcasts
http://snip.ly/4zwcd

Google Image Search Takes On Pinterest
http://snip.ly/l3xw6

Blog Searches on Google Get Rich Results
http://snip.ly/4k5c6

Facebook

Facebook Is Testing Video Cover Images for Pages
http://www.techweez.com/2017/04/27/facebook-video-cover-pages-test/

Facebook Just Extended Reactions to Comments – Adweek
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-reactions-comments/

Facebook Is Rolling Out Instant Games for Messenger to All 1.2 Billion of the App’s Users
http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/facebooks-rolling-out-messenger-games-all-users-adding-new-games-features

Facebook Marketplace Has a New Look
https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/01/facebook-gives-its-marketplace-a-colorful-redesign/

Facebook Adds 1 Million Advertisers in 7 Months
http://snip.ly/3hd82

Twitter

There Is Now a Twitter Channel on Roku
http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/twitter-tv-roku-channel-1202409286/

Twitter Considering Premium Subscriptions for Marketers
http://snip.ly/613i3

Twitter Users Can Now Search for Emoji in Usernames, Tweets
http://www.adweek.com/digital/twitter-search-emoji/

Periscope

Pre-Roll Ads and Analytics Coming To Periscope Video
http://snip.ly/732of

LinkedIn

Microsoft and LinkedIn Ready to Challenge Salesforce CRM
http://snip.ly/u8pf8

SnapChat

Snapchat Is Rolling Out a New Viewability Score to Help Advertisers Know If People See Their Video Ads
http://www.adweek.com/digital/snapchat-is-rolling-out-a-new-viewability-score-to-help-advertisers-know-if-people-see-their-video-ads/

Apple

Apple Patent Hints at Plan to Use Wifi Routers for Wireless Charging
http://www.webpronews.com/apple-patent-hints-plan-use-wifi-routers-wireless-charging-2017-05/

Also Mentioned

WordCamp Kansas City (part of WordCamp Central)

ChannelAdvisor

The Growth of Facebook’s Messenger App

Yoast SEO plugin

Yoast WooCommerce plugin

Digi Know Episode 51 – Hacked Sites, Positive Twitter News, and Pinterest Likes Disappear

Will and Andrew catch up on all the news that’s NOT Facebook, but (of course) there’s still new items from Facebook as well. Also, Pinterest tries hard not to be a social network and Twitter has some good news for once.

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

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Show Notes

Google

Google My Business is Now Automating Ownership Conflict Resolution by @MattGSouthern
http://snip.ly/5lu15

Google: Hacked sites increased 32% in 2016
http://snip.ly/sj1nx

Google Maps Will Soon Let Users Share Their Real-Time Locations, Trips
http://www.adweek.com/digital/google-maps-will-soon-let-users-share-their-real-time-locations-trips/

Facebook

Facebook Is Testing Related Articles That Appear Before Users Click on Stories in News Feed
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-related-articles-news-feed-test/

Instagram

Instagram on Android Now Has Offline Functionality
http://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-on-android-now-has-offline-functionality/

Instagram bookmark and collections for organizing your bookmarks

Instagram up to 700MM monthly active users
http://mashable.com/2017/04/26/instagram-new-milestone/#FCUpn.9HDOqb

SnapChat

Snapchat’s new world lenses are its biggest push into augmented reality
http://snip.ly/fy6ck

Snapchat Is Adding a Search Function That Lets Users Sift Through Over 1 Million Stories
http://www.adweek.com/digital/snapchat-is-adding-a-search-function-that-lets-users-sift-through-over-1-million-stories/

Twitter

In-stream video ads have arrived on Twitter
http://marketingland.com/stream-video-ads-arrived-twitter-212375

Twitter is adding pre-roll ads to Periscope as it warms up to profits
http://snip.ly/t3shq

Twitter Gives Users a New Revenue Stream With Expanded Pre-Roll Ads on Periscope
http://www.adweek.com/digital/twitter-givers-users-a-new-revenue-stream-with-expanded-pre-roll-ads-on-periscope/

Twitter Adds 9 Million New Users in 3 Months, Surpassing Q1 Estimates
http://www.adweek.com/digital/twitter-adds-9-million-new-users-in-3-months-surpassing-q1-estimates/

YouTube

YouTube Channels With Under 10K Views Can No Longer Display Ads by @MattGSouthern
http://snip.ly/ayolk

Tumblr

Tumblr wants you to ‘hang out and watch stuff’ on its new app, Cabana
http://snip.ly/fa0mo

Pinterest

Pinterest Is Waving Farewell to Its Like Button
http://www.adweek.com/digital/pinterest-like-button-out/

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Just Sharpened Its Ad Targeting Offerings With Matched Audiences
http://www.adweek.com/digital/linkedin-matched-audiences/

LinkedIn Now Has More Than 500 Million Members in 200 Countries
http://fortune.com/2017/04/24/linkedin-users/

Digi Know Episode 50 – Facebook Updates & F8 News

On Episode 50 (woohoo!) of Digi Know we’re celebrating our 50th episode with all things Facebook. With the F8 conference just this past week, and a lot of new updates from the platform, we decided to spend the entire podcast just on them! Well, almost completely on them – we may sneak in a non-FB thing or two as well…!

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

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Show Notes

Facebook

Facebook Is Testing a Groups Tab for Pages
https://www.growthstartups.com/news-facebook-is-testing-a-groups-tab-for-pages-2016/

Facebook adds email signup & Page Like call-to-action buttons to Instant Articles
http://snip.ly/gl0v6

Facebook Messenger Now Supports Group Payments
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-messenger-group-payments/

Facebook’s New VR App, Facebook Spaces, Takes Virtually Hanging Out to a New Level
http://www.techsite.io/p/579034

Spotify, Apple Music and Other Branded Bots Are Coming to Facebook Messenger 2.0
https://www.facebook.com/Adweek/posts/10154630222897075

Workplace By Facebook Is Growing Up Quickly, With Several Updates Announced at F8
http://www.adweek.com/digital/workplace-by-facebook-f8-2017/

Facebook Announced a Host of Analytics Updates at F8
http://www.techinvestornews.com/Facebook/Facebook-Advertising/facebook-announced-a-host-of-analytics-updates-at-f8

Facebook Is Testing Background Colors on Links in Page Posts, Suggested Posts
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-test-background-colors-links-page-posts-suggested-posts-mobile/

Facebook Is Working on Technology That Lets You Type and Control VR Devices With Your Mind
https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/19/facebook-brain-interface/

Facebook to unleash a free version its Slack killer, Workplace
http://snip.ly/wqhs5

Facebook Is Testing a Beefed-Up Version of Its Local Search
http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-local-search-test/

All Facebook Profiles and Pages Can Now Livestream 360-Degree Video
https://360vr-videos.com/all-facebook-profiles-and-pages-can-now-livestream-360-degree-video-adweek/

Facebook Tests Live Split-screen Broadcasts: This Week in Social Media
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/facebook-tests-live-split-screen-broadcasts-this-week-in-social-media/

Instagram

Celebs sent ‘reminders’ by FTC to disclose when they’re paid to shill products on Instagram
http://snip.ly/rx1vh

Podcasting

Podcast Audience Continues to Rise According to Annual Report
http://www.adweek.com/digital/podcast-audience-continues-to-rise-according-to-annual-report/

Digi Know Episode 49 – Google Fred Update, Twitter Subscriptions and LinkedIn Photo Filters

On Episode 49 of Digi Know we talk about the new Google update, some new Instagram shopping and product advertisement opportunities, and how your car can be your new Starbucks (well, without the $8 coffee…) Plus lots more, of course!

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

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Show Notes

Facebook

Facebook is testing a reactions feature in Messenger
http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/5/14821874/facebook-testing-reactions-feature-messenger-dislike-button

FB Messenger Day
https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/09/facebook-messenger-day/

Facebook’s Instagram Introduces Business Booking Feature
http://www.silicon.co.uk/e-marketing/ecommerce/instagram-business-bookings-207515

Google

New unconfirmed Google ‘Fred’ update shakes the SEO world
http://snip.ly/go60g

Google Releases Uptime, an App for Watching YouTube Videos With Others
http://snip.ly/c5kkq

Google launches new effort to flag upsetting or offensive content in search
http://snip.ly/0av7m

Google Posts now gives museums, movies, musicians & sports groups dedicated space in search
http://snip.ly/783ox

Google Spanks Symantec for Mis-issuing 30,000 EV Certificates
http://www.webpronews.com/google-spanks-symantec-mis-issuing-30000-ev-certificates-2017-03/

YouTube

YouTube to end Annotations in May
http://marketingland.com/youtube-end-annotations-in-may-209396

Instagram

Instagram now has more than 1M advertisers, doubling in past 6 months
http://marketingland.com/instagrams-1-million-advertisers-209882

Instagram opens shoppable organic posts to more businesses in the US
http://marketingland.com/instagram-opens-shoppable-organic-posts-businesses-u-s-209652

LinkedIn

Introducing Trending Storylines: Discover trending news and views on LinkedIn
https://blog.linkedin.com/2017/march/22/introducing-trending-storylines-discover-trending-news-and-views-on

LinkedIn Profile Photo Tips: Introducing Photo Filters and Editing
https://blog.linkedin.com/2017/march/14/linkedin-profile-photo-tips-introducing-photo-filters-and-editing

LinkedIn To Introduce Email Targeting, Launch New Ad Platform
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/297712/linkedin-to-introduce-email-targeting-launch-new.html

SnapChat/HootSuite

Hootsuite acquires Snapchat analytics firm Naritiv
http://marketingland.com/hootsuite-acquires-snapchat-analytics-firm-naritiv-209809

Twitter

Twitter cofounder Biz Stone now works for Pinterest
http://mashable.com/2017/03/08/pinterest-buys-jelly/

Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/24/twitter-tweetdeck-subscription-service.html

Chevys Become Wi-Fi Hotspots; Unlimited Data, $20 A Month
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/296364/

Mobile More Than Half Of Video Views
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/297366/mobile-more-than-half-of-video-views.html

Digi Know Episode 48 – AMP Problems, 1 Billion Hours of Video and the End of an Era

On Episode 48 of Digi Know we talk about the reason behind why the internet went offline, the closing of DMOZ, the shut down of Google Site Search and more!

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

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Show Notes

Much of the internet just went offline

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/internet-down-imgur-medium-soundcloud-trello-offline-not-working-broken-a7604561.html

RIP DMOZ: The Open Directory Project is closing

http://searchengineland.com/rip-dmoz-open-directory-project-closing-270291

Facebook

Facebook adds new City Guides so it can own your vacations, too

http://mashable.com/2017/03/03/facebook-city-guides/

Facebook video while scrolling

Facebook Introduces New Suicide Prevention Tools

http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-introduces-new-suicide-prevention-tools/

Google

Using AMP? A known bug is probably screwing up your Google Analytics

http://searchengineland.com/using-amp-known-bug-probably-screwing-google-analytics-270466

Google Site Search Being Phased Out

http://www.webpronews.com/google-site-search-phased-2017-02/

Instagram

Instagram: All Businesses Can Now Run Ads in Stories

http://www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-all-businesses-can-now-run-ads-in-stories/

Periscope

Periscope Introduces Closed Groups, Group Invites
http://www.adweek.com/digital/periscope-introduces-closed-groups-group-invites/

Twitter

Twitter Adds New Filters to Mute Content, Notifications by @MrDannyGoodwin

http://tracking.feedpress.it/link/13962/5443543

Twitter Adds Custom Feature To Aid Messaging

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/295740/twitter-adds-custom-feature-to-aid-messaging.html

Youtube

YouTube Tops 1 Billion Hours of Video a Day

http://www.webpronews.com/youtube-tops-1-billion-hours-video-day-2017-02/

Social Media News

Social Media News You Need to Know: February 2017 Roundup

https://blog.hootsuite.com/social-media-news-february-2017-roundup/

Digi Know Episode 47 – Facebook Reactions Celebrate 1 Year, Fake Instagrams and Anti-Bullying Updates

On Episode 47 of Digi Know we talk about the new Apple patents app, Facebook Reactions 1 year existence, fake Instagrams and anti-bullying updates.

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

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Show Notes

Apple

Apple patents app that lets you create cartoonish avatar in the style of Bitmoji

http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/apple-avatar-app-patent/

Facebook

Facebook is bringing ad breaks to more live and on-demand videos

http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/facebook-more-video-ads/

Facebook reportedly in talks to bring MLB live-streams to its upcoming TV app

http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/facebook-mlb-live-video-app/

Facebook Messenger gets international money transfers via TransferWise bot

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/facebook-messenger-overseas-transfers/

Facebook Users Can Show Off Their Countries’ Flags in Their Profile Pictures

http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-users-can-show-off-their-countries-flags-in-their-profile-pictures/

Facebook’s Reactions Are Now One Year Old, and They Have Been Used 300 Billion Times

http://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-reactions-one-year-old-300-billion/

1 Million Apps, Websites and Bots Are Using Facebook’s Analytics for Apps

http://www.adweek.com/digital/1-million-apps-websites-bots-facebook-analytics-for-apps/

Google

Google Reduces Star Rating Threshold: Why Businesses Should Take Notice by @AdamHeitzman

http://tracking.feedpress.it/link/13962/5375083

Google’s Perspective tool helps clean up those ugly internet comment sections

http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/google-perspective-machine-learning/

Instagram

Do you Finstagram? The new way teens are using Instagram in private

http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/finstagram-fake-instagram/

Instagram rolls out controversial photo album feature on iOS and Android

http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/instagram-multiple-photo-posts-live/

Snapchat

You can finally buy Snapchat Spectacles! Here’s what they are, and how to find ’em

http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/snapchat-spectacles-guide/

Twitter

Twitter safe search will now automatically hide ‘sensitive’ content on Android

http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/twitter-safety-search-replies/

Periscope Producer Now Available to All Users on Mobile, Web

http://www.adweek.com/digital/periscope-producer-now-available-to-all-users-on-mobile-web/

Digi Know Episode 46 – More Platforms Add Ways to Advertise

On Episode 46 of Digi Know we talk about how more and more platforms are adding ways to advertise.  It seems like that’s all we cover (although we do cover some other news as well)!

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

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Show Notes

Amazon

Amazon Prime Dash Buttons go virtual

http://mashable.com/2017/01/20/amazon-dash-buttons-go-virtual/

Facebook

Facebook just replaced your desktop inbox with Messenger

http://mashable.com/2017/01/19/facebook-desktop-integrates-messenger/

Facebook’s retargeted ads broadened to include rivals’ sites, Page audiences

http://marketingland.com/facebooks-retargeted-ads-broadened-include-rivals-site-page-audiences-203045

Facebook Live From the Desktop: This Week in Social Media

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/facebook-live-from-the-desktop-title-this-week-in-social-media/

Facebook Search Now Recognizes Objects in Photos by @DannyNMIGoodwin

http://tracking.feedpress.it/link/13962/5252463

Facebook Is Changing How it Ranks Stories in 2 Ways by @DannyNMIGoodwin

http://tracking.feedpress.it/link/13962/5241448

Facebook updates News Feed algorithm to focus on video completion rates

http://marketingland.com/facebook-video-completion-rates-204788

Google

Report: Google AMP results in Google News more than double

http://searchengineland.com/google-amp-results-google-news-doubles-268346

Google Maps updates Android app with real-time traffic info, nearby places & bus schedules

http://searchengineland.com/google-maps-updates-android-app-real-time-traffic-info-nearby-places-bus-schedules-268749

Google AMP carousels are multiplying!

http://searchengineland.com/google-amp-carousels-multiplying-267572

google showing HTTPS results over 50% soon

 

Google’s ‘people also ask’ search feature officially gains dynamic loading

http://searchengineland.com/googles-people-also-ask-search-feature-officially-gains-dynamic-loading-269299

Google Home, Amazon Echo Will Become Your Home Phone

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/295222/google-home-amazon-echo-will-become-your-home-pho.html

Google Creates New Ad Signal, Adds ‘Favorite Location’ To Maps

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/295022/google-creates-new-ad-signal-adds-favorite-locat.html

Instagram

Instagram will show ads to the 150 million people viewing Stories daily
http://marketingland.com/instagram-will-show-ads-150-million-people-viewing-stories-daily-203089

Pinterest

Pinterest Tests Search Ads: This Week in Social Media

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/pinterest-tests-search-ads-this-week-in-social-media/

Snapchat

Snapchat will target ads based on what people buy off Snapchat

http://marketingland.com/snapchat-will-target-ads-based-people-buy-off-snapchat-203936

Snapchat New Layout, Search Bar Come to iOS

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/?p=649382

Snapchat launches new Facebook-inspired ad technology platform

http://marketingland.com/snapchat-facebook-ad-platform-205192

 

Twitter

Twitter Testing Module Highlighting Tweets From One Specific Account

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/?p=649357

Twitter Automatically Loops Short Videos: This Week in Social Media

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/twitter-automatically-loops-short-videos-this-week-in-social-media/

Digi Know Episode 45 – Amazon Ads, Airbnb, Twitter Updates & More

On Episode 45 of Digi Know we talk about Amazons product listing ads, Pokemon Go on the Apple Watch, what’s going on with Twitter, and much more!

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

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Show Notes

Amazon

Amazon begins testing Product Listing Ads on AdWords

http://searchengineland.com/amazon-begins-testing-product-listing-ads-adwords-266542

Facebook

Facebook Removes Maps From Nearby Friends Feature

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/facebook-removes-maps-from-nearby-friends-feature/648762

Facebook Automates Video Subtitle Captions: This Week in Social Media

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/facebook-automates-video-subtitle-captions-this-week-in-social-media/

Facebook to Enable Mid-Roll Ads in User Posted Videos

http://www.webpronews.com/facebook-enable-mid-roll-ads-user-posted-videos-2017-01/

Google

Google launches a new look for recipes in the mobile search results

http://searchengineland.com/google-launches-new-look-recipes-mobile-search-results-266674

Google to start showing local-specific phone numbers when location extensions appear in ads

http://searchengineland.com/google-adwords-click-to-call-location-extensions-change-267184

Google launching free mobile site creation tool in India, will it come to North America?

http://marketingland.com/google-launching-free-mobile-site-creation-tool-india-will-come-north-america-202563

google interstitial ads live

 

Instagram

Full-Screen Ads Coming to Instagram Stories; Insights, Too

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/?p=649085

Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Comes to Apple Watch

 

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/pokemon-go-comes-to-apple-watch/648756

Snapchat

Snapchat Accused Of Misrepresenting Growth

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/292328/snapchat-accused-of-misrepresenting-growth.html

Airbnb

Airbnb Dives Into Live 360 Video on Twitter, Periscope

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/airbnb-live-360-video-twitter-periscope/648990

Twitter Dashboard to Shutter Feb. 3

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitter-dashboard-to-shutter-feb-3/649103

Twitter Phasing Out Buy Button?

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/?p=649270

Digi Know Episode 44 – 2017 CES Review With Special Guest Ed Mayuga

On Episode 44 of Digi Know Ed Mayuga joins us as our special guest! Ed shares with us about the 2017 CES Review and much more!

Featuring Andrew McCauley (@andymac71), Will Hanke (@redcanoemedia), along with special guest Ed Mayuga (@elmayuga)

Business Profile:

Ed Mayuga, a partner at AMM Communications, Public Relations Marketing & Training of St. Louis, Missouri, is a keynote speaker on social media marketing and business development strategies for various organizations in the St. Louis area, and a social media instructor at Enterprise University.  Prior to co-founding AMM Communications in 2008 with his wife, Ann Marie, he spent 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry, and now brings his marketing and sales experience to small and mid-sized companies nationwide.  Ed held several senior management positions in the pharmaceutical industry, managing sales representatives in multiple states, and earned top sales awards.  In addition to his experience as a marketing consultant, he has prior experience as an executive recruiter, where he assisted his clients with sourcing and hiring “A-Players”, guiding his clients through the process of developing the position, interviewing, and making the final offer.

Ed graduated from St. Louis University with a bachelor of science in finance and a master of business administration concentrating on international business. He is Chairman of the Fair Saint Louis Transportation Committee, an adhoc member of the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of St. Louis Board of Directors Development Committee, a member of the STL250 board, and a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis.subscribe

https://ammcommunications.com/

Show Notes

Read Ed’s blog about the Consumer Electronic Show here

 

Digi Know Episode 43 – 2016 Social Media Year Review

On Episode 43 of Digi Know we talk about everything and anything that has happened with social media in 2016!

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

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Show Notes

Twitter

Still around, now with Live Video feature

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/?p=648451

Periscope

Evolved into good platform, producer – interact w/viewers

http://www.trafficgenerationcafe.com/periscope-tutorial/

Facebook

Messenger bots, auto replies

https://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/2016/04/12/bots-for-messenger/

Live video

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/facebook-live-video-map-192044902.html

Snapchat

Ads

http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/snapchat-launches-colossal-expansion-its-advertising-ushering-new-era-app-171924

grow market share

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-02/snapchat-passes-twitter-in-daily-usage

saving videos
http://snapchat-download.net/how-to-save-snapchat-memories-to-camera-roll/

Instagram

Live video

http://blog.instagram.com/post/153474421572/161121-launches

Pinterest

Image search

https://engineering.pinterest.com/blog/introducing-new-way-visually-search-pinterest

Ads

http://www.wsj.com/articles/pinterest-narrows-ad-focus-to-match-users-interest-1450138860

Linkedin

MS buys

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-buys-linkedin-2016-6

Goodbye

Vine, blab, Google +, Meerkat, Peach

Pokemon Go

http://www.pokemongo.com/

Digi Know Episode 42 – Facebook Audio, Instagram Bookmarks, & More

On Episode 42 of Digi Know we talk about Facebook’s live audio feature, Instagram’s new bookmark feature, and the possibility of Vine coming back!

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

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Show Notes

Big News/Week

Now Hear This: Facebook Debuts Live Audio

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/?p=648676

Instagram

IG hits 600MM users

http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/instagram-600m-users/

Bookmark your favorite posts

https://www.bustle.com/articles/200108-how-to-get-the-instagram-save-update-start-bookmarking-all-your-favorite-posts

Instagram Rolls Out New User Safety Tools
http://www.businessinsider.com/instagram-remove-follower-without-notification-disable-comments-2016-12

What Marketers Should Know About Instagram’s Shoppable Photo Tags
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/katai-robert-bannersnack-guest-post-instagram-shoppable-photo-tags/647850

Facebook

FB Launches video button in feed (mobile)

Facebook Testing ‘Send a Wave’ Feature Within Nearby Friends
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/facebook-testing-revamp-of-nearby-friends-feature-with-wave-1641813

Facebook to Users: Does This Link’s Title Use Misleading Language?
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/?p=648204

Group Video Chats Come to Facebook Messenger
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/facebook-messenger-group-video-chat/

Now Hear This: Facebook Debuts Live Audio
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/?p=648676

FB launches Parents Portal

FB Messenger camera revamp – masks, photo effects, videos

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/facebook-messenger-camera-revamp/

FB looking to add original shows

http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/facebook-original-shows/

FB Android users can now upload HD video

http://www.socialchefs.com/how-to-upload-hd-photos-and-videos-to-facebook/

FB Events from Facebook now available for Android

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/events-from-facebook-landroid/648425

Slack

Slack adds video chat

Twitter

Twitter considering encrypted DMs

http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/twitter-encrypted-dm/

Twitter Adds Conversation Ranking, Direct Reply Count to Mobile Apps
http://www.valuewalk.com/2016/11/twitter-conversation-ranking-direct-reply/

Twitter Adds Live Video to iOS, Android Apps
http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/14/13942840/twitter-live-video-periscope-integration

Twitter is eliminating its ads that requested people’s personal information
http://marketingland.com/twitter-eliminating-ads-requested-peoples-personal-information-200617

Twitter Offers Vine Camera
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/291336/twitter-offers-vine-camera.html

Twitter Testing Push Notifications for Breaking News Events

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/?p=648669

Twitter Tweet Search Results Now Displayed By Relevance Instead of Chronologically
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/?p=648648

SnapChat

Spectacles

Doctor records surgery

http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/snapchat-spectacles-operation/

Prescription versions coming

http://www.digitaltrends.com/wearables/specatcles-lenses-glasses-usa/

Snapchat Adds Group Chat, Two New Creative Tools, Shazam Support
http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/12/14/snapchat-9-45-adds-group-chats-new-filters-memories-shazam-integration-reason/

Snapchat adds group chat, shazam support

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/snapchat-groups-scissors-paintbrush/648416

Other

Yelp announces cash back rewards program

https://www.yelpblog.com/2016/12/earn-rewards-save-local-businesses-yelp-cash-back
Pinterest Lets Users Know if Ideas Are ‘Tried and True’

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/?p=648213

Pokemon Go Will Turn Starbucks Locations Into PokeStops, Gyms

http://bgr.com/2016/12/08/pokemon-go-starbucks-pokestops-gyms/

 

Digi Know Episode 41 – Video Continues to Dominate

We’ve both had a busy few weeks of speaking at events but we’re back today with Episode 41 of Digi Know! More on Twitter.s revolving door, a big update to Instagram, and a cool Periscope change.

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

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Show Notes

Big News of the Week

Instagram Adds Live video, disappearing photos & videos
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/instagram-live-video-disappearing-photos-videos/647706

YouTube

More parental controls available in YouTube Kids starting today
https://youtube.googleblog.com/2016/11/more-parental-controls-available-in.html

Twitter

Niche co-founder Rob Fishman leaves twitter
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/niche-co-founder-rob-fishman-leaves-twitter/647681

Twitter Expands Mute Feature to Notifications, Updates Safety Initiatives
https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/15/twitter-expands-mute-report-features-to-combat-abuse/

Twitter Debuts QR Codes
http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/twitter-qr-codes/

Periscope

Periscope lets broadcasters send share, follow invitations to viewers
http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2016/11/10/periscope-update-brings-three-new-ways-to-engage-your-audience/

Periscope Now Lets You Share Specific Broadcast Moments on the Web
http://imglance.com/2016/11/16/periscope-now-lets-you-share-specific-broadcast-moments-on-the-web 

Google

Google updates Search & Maps to help usersplan ahead during the holidays
http://socialnetworkstalk.com/2016/11/google-updates-search-maps-to-help-users-plan-ahead-during-the-holidays/ 

Facebook

FB Testing new Find Wifi Feature
http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2016/11/22/new-facebook-feature-lets-find-nearby-wi-fi/ 

Facebook, Messenger, Instagram in a Single Inbox for Businesses
https://m.facebook.com/business/news/pages-inbox-update 

Facebook Testing Rooms Feature for Messenger in Australia, Canada
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/rooms-messenger-australia-canada/647433

Other

Pinterest Debuts Auto-Play Video Ads, Explore Content-Discovery Feature
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/pinterest-debuts-auto-play-video-ads-explore-content-discovery-feature/647495

Skype Now Lets Users Chat Without Signing Up for Accounts
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/skype-now-lets-users-chat-without-signing-up-for-accounts/647456

Email Unsubscribes Rise On iOS Devices Since Latest Release
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/289141/email-unsubscribes-rise-on-ios-devices-since-lates.html

Snap Inc. Files For IPO
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/289151/snap-inc-files-for-ipo.html

WhatsApp to Launch Video Calling
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/whatsapp-video-calling/647483

Social Customer Service Will Rule the 2017 Holiday Season (Report)
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/social-customer-service-will-rule-the-2017-holiday-season-eport/647744

Digi Know Episode 40 – Building on Rented Ground, Twitter Exodus Continues

Episode 40 of Digi Know talks about the death of Vine, comment control on YouTube, more executives leaving Twitter, and many more updates!

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

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Show Notes

Big News/Week

Vine to Shut Down

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/27/twitter-vine-video-sharing-mobile-app-shut-down-costs

YouTube

YouTube Gives Video Creators More Control Over Comments
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/youtube-comments-updates/646964

YouTube adds End screens for video creators

Works on desktop & mobile

Twitter

Twitter Announces Twitter Developer Communities

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitter-developer-communities/646922

Twitter Loses Several International Executives

http://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-loses-two-more-executives-1464290230

Users Testy Over Twitter Test of Removing Handles From Replies

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/10/31/twitter-users-baffled-as-usernames-disappear-from-replies/

Twitter adds quick replies, welcome messages to DMs from Brands

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitter-quick-replies-welcome-messages-dms/646787

Twitter tests Apple Reader mode

Amazon

Amazon Launches Amazon Rapids – book learning/reading app for kids

http://www.geekwire.com/2016/amazon-launches-3month-rapids-reading-app-kids-telling-stories-style-chat-sessions/

Facebook

FB launches resources for business influencers

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/resources-for-business-influencers/646780

FB offline tracking to improve

http://www.jonloomer.com/2016/11/04/offline-events/

FB cracks down on celebrity influencer posts

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-05/ftc-to-crack-down-on-paid-celebrity-posts-that-aren-t-clear-ads

FB announces scheduling for FB live

Facebook Live unlocks scheduling and pre-stream lobby, first for verified Pages

FB instant articles to support images, 360 videos

https://media.fb.com/2016/10/20/bringing-360-videos-and-photos-into-instant-articles/

Instagram

Instagram rolls out suicide prevention tools

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/182773/20161018/instagram-rolls-out-new-self-harm-prevention-tool-allows-users.htm

What are you doing?

Will – Experts 4 Entrepreneurs Nov 16

Andrew – speaking in Orlando

Digi Know Episode 39 – Amazon Music, Snapchat Inc, & More

Episode 39 of Digi Know talks about how most Americans still prefer email over social media, Amazon news, 4 big things happening with Facebook, streaming on Periscope, and many more updates!

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

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Big News/Week

Americans still prefer email to social media
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/americans-still-prefer-email-to-social-media-infographic/646104

Female App Users 34% more likely to purchase than males

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/liftoff-female-app-users-34-more-likely-to-purchase-than-males/645935

Amazon

Amazon said to be planning physical convenience stores for grocery goods

https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/11/amazon-said-to-be-planning-physical-convenience-stores-for-grocery-goods/

Amazon music app updated to support amazon music unlimited

http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/10/12/amazon-introduces-music-unlimited-9-99month-lower-prices-prime-subscribers-echo-owners/

Facebook

Apple TV, Chromecast users can stream FB videos to their TVs

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/apple-tv-google-chromecast-stream-facebook-videos-tv/646118

FB testing ads in groups

FB Adds new sizes, video ads, carousel ads to Instant ARticles

http://venturebeat.com/2016/10/12/facebook-adds-new-ways-to-monetize-instant-articles-including-video-and-carousel-ads/

FB spins off Events into separate app

Pinterest

Pinterest tops 150MM Monthly active users

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/pinterest-tops-150-million-monthly-active-users/646095

Pinterest adds retargeting options for pins, websites

http://marketingland.com/pinterest-adds-site-app-retargeting-ad-targeting-options-180744

SnapChat

Snap Inc moving towards IPO $25BB

SnapChat removes auto advance from app, introduces story playlist

http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/social/snapchats-new-story-playlist-replaces-auto-advance-feature-3073217/

Periscope

Periscope Producer lets you stream from sources other than phones

https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/13/streaming-to-periscope-is-no-longer-confined-to-phones/

Twitter

Twitter users can now add links to their twitter profiles to periscope

https://twitter.com/periscopeco/status/783336320114450432/photo/1

Linkedin

Linkedin launches Open Candidates – search for job without your boss knowing

Dropbox

Dropbox on IOS not lets you sign PDFs digitally and files can be shared via imessage

Dropbox supports picture in picture – watch video while on other app

Digi Know Episode 38 – Our 1 Year Podcast Anniversary!

Episode 38 celebrates our 1 year anniversary sharing social media and digital marketing news to the world.

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

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Big News of the Week

Millenials aren’t shopping on social networks
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/millennials-arent-shopping-on-social-media-infographic/645330

YouTube

YouTube Heros will let users earn rewards by flagging videos, adding cpations, more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh_1966vaIA

Snapchat

Changes name to Snap Inc
http://www.briansolis.com/2016/09/snapchat-changes-name-focus-snap-inc-now-tech-lifestyle-company/

Spectacles?!
https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/29/snapchat-spectacles-low-risk-wearables/

Periscope

Periscope unveils VIP program, rewards popular broadcasters
https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/28/periscope-vip-program/

Facebook

FB ads to people that engaged with your page
http://www.jonloomer.com/2016/09/29/facebook-link-sharing-custom-audiences/

FB new app spotted ‘My Day’ – snapchat stories lookalike
http://mashable.com/2016/09/30/messenger-day-snapchat/

FB tests tagging products on pages with catalogs, shop sections
https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/01/facebook-product-tagging-pages/

FB Reports 4MM active business users, 60MM+ businesses using Pages
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/facebook-more-than-4-million-active-advertisers-60-million-plus-businesses-using-pages/645370

FB Allowing advertisers to create rules for turning off ads, email alerts
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/facebook-create-rule/645348

Instagram

Rolls out save draft feature
https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/20/instagram-rolls-out-a-save-draft-feature-to-all-users/

Twitter

All Twitter users can now create Moments
http://www.pcmag.com/news/346876/soon-all-twitter-users-will-be-able-to-create-moments

Twitter adds website conversions objective
https://business.twitter.com/en/help/campaign-setup/create-a-website-conversions-campaign.html

iOS users can tell twitter “I dont like this tweet”
http://www.macrumors.com/2016/09/23/twitter-i-dont-like-this-tweet/

Misc

Minecraft update coming Oct 18, 2 new bosses
https://news.xbox.com/2016/09/24/boss-update-add-ons-coming-minecraft-october-18/

What’s Going on?

Will: St Louis Social Media Club Summit Oct 11 “Social Media Advertising & Paid Social Reach”

Andrew:

Digi Know Episode 37 – Google Changes Coming, App Updates for iOS10

Also known as the “Lawnmower Eipsode”, episode 37 features a lot of updates centered around the release of iOS10. Plus, some big buzz around an upcoming Google update!

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

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Apps of the Week

Will: Freeeup (aff)

Andrew:  Call Recorder

Big News/Week

Lots of chatter about a new Penguin update, no word from Google on date
https://www.seroundtable.com/google-search-algorithm-update-22701.html

Pinterest

Pinterest launches new Promote button
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/pinterest-launches-promote-button/644934

YouTube

YT announces YouTube Community Beta
https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2016/09/youtube-community-goes-beyond-video.html

Snapchat

Lots of new Snapchat ad targeting options, lookalikes, audience match
http://marketingland.com/snapchat-adopts-facebook-style-ad-targeting-like-email-mobile-device-matching-191207

Periscope

Twitter finally adds notifications for Periscope live videos
https://christhilk.com/2016/09/08/twitter-adds-button-for-live-video-alerts/

Periscope releases several new ios 10 features
https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/13/periscope-gets-imessage-hearts-improved-ipad-support-on-ios-10/

Facebook

FB Live coming to desktops, laptops
http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2016/09/14/facebook-confirms-live-video-coming-desktops/

FB Blueprint Tops 1 Million Enrollments
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/facebook-blueprint-certification/644809

In-app payments to brands in new Messenger release
http://www.marketingdive.com/news/facebook-launches-in-app-payments-for-messenger/426154/

Messenger calls will look like phone calls on iOS10
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/messenger-audio-video-calls-ios-10/644939

Instagram

IG rolls out custom keyword filter for comments
http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/09/12/instagram-comment-moderation/

IG adds call to action
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/instagram-adds-call-to-action-buttons-more-relevant-ad-targeting/621159

Twitter

Media & Quoted tweets no longer count in 140 character limit
http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/12/12891562/twitter-tweets-140-characters-expand-photos

Twitter announces additional changes to Customer Support area
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitter-new-customer-support-features-for-brands/644890

Amazon

Amazon removes customer phone numbers from seller central sales info
http://www.willhanke.com/amazon-removes-phone-numbers-from-seller-central-orders/

What’s Going on?

Will: 6 Week Social Media Challenge

Andrew: Opening speaker at LaCosta/Orange County 5 Day Mastermind

Digi Know Episode 36 – Advertising Platforms for Everyone!

Episode 36 is full of news about advertising platforms – changes on old ones and a bunch of new players in the field. So pretty much, you can advertise anywhere now! We break down the news plus some other cool automation-related things that are going on.

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

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Apps of the Week

Will: Zapier

Andrew: IFTTT

Big News/Week

FB Pressuring advertisers to speed up mobile landing pages

http://marketingland.com/facebook-pressures-advertisers-cut-mobile-page-load-speeds-itll-cut-reach-190045

Apple

Apple to start removing old/outdated apps
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2016/09/apple-promises-to-clean-up-the-app-store-by-removing-old-outdated-apps/

iPhone Keynote Sept 7
http://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2016/

Pinterest

Pinterest Debuts Engagement Retargeting, Enhances Visitor Retargeting
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/pinterest-debuts-engagement-retargeting-enhances-visitor-retargeting/644247

Google

G taking nest engineers to work on automated home
http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/30/12716326/alphabet-google-home-nest-developers-smart-home

Google expands ‘Waze’ (Uber like service) to all of San Fran
http://www.recode.net/2016/8/30/12716128/google-carpooling-pilot-ride-sharing-waze-uber

Snapchat

SnapChat to Offer Advertisers Behavioral Targeting
http://www.webpronews.com/snapchat-offer-advertisers-behavioral-targeting-2016-08/

Periscope

Periscope will now feature sponsored live video broadcasts
http://mashable.com/2016/09/01/twitter-periscope-sponsor/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial#fAeGLvZ0muqk

Facebook

FB announces instant video
http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/09/bring-your-messenger-conversations-to-life-with-instant-video/

FB Changes Offers Experience
https://www.facebook.com/business/news/new-and-improved-facebook-offers

Facebook Displaying Vertical Videos in Mobile News Feed
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/vertical-videos-mobile-news-feed/644082

Instagram

You can now zoom in on pics
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJxv5WthYas/

11 brands already using Instagram zoom feature
http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/these-11-brands-are-already-using-instagram-s-new-zoom-feature-173253

Instagram will soon suggest Stories from people you don’t follow
http://mashable.com/2016/08/29/instagram-stories-suggested-users/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial#vUC53fE_M5qP

Twitter

Twitter now offering revenue share on pre-roll ads
http://adexchanger.com/ad-exchange-news/wednesday-08312016/

FlipBoard

Flipboard now offering programatic ads
http://adexchanger.com/ad-exchange-news/wednesday-08312016/

Amazon

Amazon, IBM and other tech giants will pay you to create bots
http://venturebeat.com/2016/08/30/amazon-ibm-and-other-tech-giants-want-to-pay-you-to-create-bots/

What’s Going on?

Will: 6 Week Social Media Challenge

Andrew:

Digi Know Episode 35 – Google+ is Still Dying, Twitter Goes to the Dogs & Olympic Social Stats

Episode 35 of DigiKnow brings you the latest updates, changes and new features across social media platforms and digital marketing. This week we have a few Google updates, lots of news across the various Facebook properties and all of the Olympic social media stats are in (plus of course a lot more!)

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

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Apps of the Week

Will: TripLog

Andrew: Achievr

Big News/Week

Google+ Hangouts Users Pushed To YouTube Live, Service To Be Shuttered
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/282585/google-hangouts-users-pushed-to-youtube-live-ser.html

Google

Google Penalty – “Intrusive” Interstitial Mobile penalty after Jan 10, 2017
http://searchengineland.com/interstitialgeddon-google-warns-will-crack-intrusive-interstitials-next-january-257252

Google removing ‘mobile friendly’ label from search results
http://searchengineland.com/google-drops-mobile-friendly-label-keeps-mobile-friendly-ranking-algorithm-257245

YouTube

YT creating ‘Backstage’ feature
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/report-youtubes-backstage-will-add-social-networking-features/644007

LinkedIn

LinkedIn ProFinder expanded throughout US
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/linkedin-profinder/643985

Tap Into Professional Knowledge with Content Search at LinkedIn
https://blog.linkedin.com/2016/08/25/tap-into-professional-knowledge-with-content-search-at-linkedin

Pinterest

Pinterest acquires Instapaper
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/pinterest-acquires-instapaper/643888

Facebook

Study: 41% of Millenials use FB every day
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/survey-41-of-millennials-use-facebook-every-day-infographic/643936

Facebook Slideshow Ads Get Several New Features
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/facebook-slideshow-ads-new-features/643869

Offline Conversions API Available via Facebook Business Manager
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/offline-conversions-api-available-via-facebook-business-manager/643850

WhatsApp To Share Your Data With Facebook Now
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/283316/whatsapp-to-share-your-data-with-facebook-now.html

Instagram

Instagram video ads now average 25 seconds (up from 15 in Jan)
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/instagram-video-ads-average-25-seconds-report/643920

Instagram Android App hits 1B downloads on Google Play
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/instagram-android-app-tops-1-billion-google-play-downloads/643812

Twitter

Twitter adds message button for Websites
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitter-message-button-websites/643971
https://publish.twitter.com/#

Twitter Adds New Featured Stickers for Dog Lovers
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitter-adds-new-featured-stickers-for-dog-lovers/643859

Olympic Data

Twitter: 187 Million Tweets on 2016 Summer Olympic Games
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitter-187-million-tweets-on-2016-summer-olympic-games/643827

Rio 2016: 1.5 Billion Facebook Interactions; 916 Million on Instagram
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/rio-2016-wrapup-facebook-instagram/643822

What’s Going on?

Will: 6 Week Social Media Challenge

Andrew: Speaking at LaQuinta Chamber

Digi Know Episode 34 – Twitter vs Terrorists, Pinterest Notifications & Goodbye Blab

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

Andrew

Digi Know Episode 33 – Facebook’s Ad Battle, Unwanted Commercial Breaks and Twitter Shutting Down

In episode 33 of the podcast, Andrew and Will chat about Facebook’s continued efforts to thwart ad blockers, their new mid-roll ‘commercial breaks’ and #SaveTwitter – the hashtag that’s spreading a rumor about Twitter shutting down.  Plus, order food from a Google search and how one business made $10,000 in just a few hours with Pokemon Go!

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

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New Tools

  • Slack – A chat app that lets you keep track of conversations about various projects you’ve got going on
  • What font – a Chrome extension that lets you quickly decipher what font a web page is using

Big News/Week

FB battles Ad blockers
http://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-battles-ad-blockers/

Instagram

Instagram Testing ‘Save Draft’ Feature
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/instagram-save-draft-test/643357

Facebook

FB Polling users about informative stories
https://consumerist.com/2016/08/12/facebook-polling-users-to-find-most-informative-stories-for-news-feed/

FB Mid-roll ads in FB live (like a commercial break)
http://adage.com/article/digital/facebook-testing-mid-roll-video-ads-live-sources/305274/

Facebook Adds Guide, Heatmap Features for 360 Video; New Video Metrics
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/guide-heatmap-360-video-new-metrics/643383

You can now book flights on Messenger (IcelandAir)
https://www.icelandair.com/blog/messenger-bot/

FB Page layouts continue to roll out
https://www.postplanner.com/blog/facebook-page-layouts-change-again/

Twitter

Twitter will soon let everyone post Moments
http://mashable.com/2016/08/09/twitter-moments-expansion/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial#alm4VkXdMiqH

Rumors continue about Twitter shutting doors in 2017 (#SaveTwitter) (cyberbullying)
http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-denies-savetwitter-rumors-shutting-down-2017-n628986

Misc

Google Maps Adds New Offline Features, Ride Service Options
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/google-maps-adds-new-offline-features-ride-service-options/643299

Google partners with Zomato, Swiggy and more to expand food delivery in India
http://mashable.com/2016/08/09/google-india-delivery/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial#e.fE6C5y25qw

You can now set Google Maps to download data only over Wi-Fi
http://mashable.com/2016/08/09/google-maps-wi-fi-only/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial#5zZvYGer2sqf

‘Pokémon Go’ earns estimated $200 million in its first month
http://mashable.com/2016/08/08/pokemon-go-200-million/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial#OYiJzs1IDiqi

What’s Going On?

Will: Future 50 award, 6 Week Social Media Challenge

Andrew: Triple Your Website Traffic in 30 Days Webinar

Digi Know Episode 32 – Instagram, Taylor Swift and the Olympics

In episode 32 of the podcast, Andrew and Will chat about two cool apps they use, Instagram’s big move into Snapchat’s space, and all the different social media things going on related to the Olympics in Rio.  Plus, a new (Taylor Swift inspired?) Instagram filter.

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

Digi Know Episode 31 – Verizon Buys Yahoo!

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

In episode 31 of the podcast, Andrew and Will chat a little more about Pokemon Go, chat about the huge purchase of Yahoo!, and spend nearly half the show talking about Facebook and Twitter updates & changes.  Plus, a great way to get paid for all those selfies you take (admit it!) (more…)

Digi Know 30 – Pokemon Go, Facebook & Snapchat

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

In episode 30 of the podcast, Andrew and Will introduce a new segment on cool tools, chat about the Pokemon Go phenomenon (and how marketing ties in), then go through some Facebook ans Snapchat changes. Plus, a little info on holiday sales (yeah, you read that right). (more…)

Digi Know – Episode 29

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

In episode 29 of the podcast, Andrew and Will reveal the new name for the show plus reintroduce each other to the listeners.  Lots of new things coming and plenty of great information for small & medium sized business owners & entrepreneurs!

Show Notes

Red Canoe Media – Will’s business website & blog

Red Canoe Elite – Will’s membership site

– Andrew’s business website

The Social Media Bloke – Andrew’s blog

Digital Traffic Institute – Andrew’s membership site

What The Hell Happened?

This podcast was formerly produced on Blab, under the name ‘What the Hell Happened?’. Listen to (and watch!) older episodes below.

What The Hell Happened: Episode 28

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

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Show Notes/Link

Microsoft buys LinkedIn

Android users can text inside messenger

http://mashable.com/2016/06/14/facebook-messenger-android-sms/#rwT7AEtsiaqJ

Facebook Reorganizes Messenger

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/facebook-reorganizes-messenger/641044

Facebook’s New Ad Products for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/store-locator-store-visits-offline-conversions-api/640921

Videos Can Now Be Added to Facebook Comments

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/videos-facebook-comments/640747

YouTube Director iPhone App Lets Brands Make Their Own Video Ads
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/youtube-director/641034

Twitter Adds Periscope Button to iOS, Android Apps

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitter-periscope-button/641061

Twitter Introduces Emoji Targeting
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitter-emoji-targeting/641015

Twitter Invests in SoundCloud
http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitter-invests-in-soundcloud/640965

Pinterest Expands Ad-Targeting Options

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/pinterest-customer-list-targeting-visitor-targeting-lookalike-targeting/640913

Instagram Launches Business Profiles

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/instagram-launches-business-profiles-social-media-news/

Snapchat Launches Ads API, Names Ads Partners, Creative Partners

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/snapchat-ads-api-ads-partners-creative-partners/640836

Snapchat launches Real Life tech magazine

http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-snapchat-to-launch-online-tech-magazine-real-life-on-june-27-2224904

Yahoo Marissa Mayer increases spending after meeting to reduce spending

http://www.businessinsider.com/yahoo-secret-cost-cutting-deal-with-starboard-2016-6

What The Hell Happened: Episode 27

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

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Show Notes/Link

Twitter plans to stop counting links & pics as part of the 140 character limit

http://blog.seattlepi.com/techchron/2016/05/16/twitter-plans-to-stop-counting-pics-and-links-in-that-pesky-140-character-limit/

Big Periscope updates: Streaming from drones, videos won’t disappear

http://mashable.com/2016/05/09/periscope-drone-integration/#XVvkqLD.imqD

  • Streaming for drones
  • Search by hashtag
  • Videos dont disappear

Facebook Live Video Map

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/facebook-live-video-map-192044902.html

Facebook testing video replies to comments (aka )

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2016-05/18/facebook-video-comments-test

360-degree photos are coming to Facebook’s News Feed

http://mashable.com/2016/05/11/facebook-360-photos/#Ku.DYnkvTGqi

Facebook changing feed to let you categorize feeds

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/facebook-testing-another-big-change-8011403

Amazon launches youtube-like service

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/amazon-launches-youtube-like-service-social-media-news/

Pinterest now allows affiliate links (again)

https://business.pinterest.com/en/blog/affiliate-links-are-now-allowed-pinterest

Google rolls out Gboard (iphone only)

https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/gboard-search-gifs-emojis-keyboard.html

What The Hell Happened: Episode 26

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

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Show Notes/Link

LinkedIn considering Instant Articles-like option

http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/linkedin-s-next-big-feature-will-follow-in-facebook-s-footsteps-1320502

Twitter & Tor in talks to allow anonymous tweets

http://www.dailydot.com/politics/tor-twitter-facebook-privacy/

Hacker trades 272,000 passwords for social media likes

http://www.cnet.com/news/hacker-trades-272-million-passwords-for-social-media-likes/

Facebook drives more traffic to articles, but twitter users spend more time reading them

http://qz.com/676677/facebook-drives-more-traffic-to-articles-but-twitter-users-spend-more-time-reading-them/

Twitter adds connect tab to app

http://www.geekwire.com/2016/twitter-app-connect/

Twitter stock lower than ever

http://www.cnet.com/news/twitters-stock-falls-lower-than-ever/

US Air Force asks social media to name new stealth bomber

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/national/social-media-suggests-humorous-names-newest-air-fo/nqqDp/

Perisope save videos

Instagram biz profiles

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-28/snapchat-user-content-fuels-jump-to-10-billion-daily-video-views

What The Hell Happened: Episode 25

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

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Show Notes/Link

Twitter Co-Founder Tries Jelly Again As ‘New Q&A Search Engine’

http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/28/11529216/biz-stone-jelly-question-and-answer-app-search-engine-twitter

Spending a lot of time on FB, Instagram could make you depressed

http://mashable.com/2016/04/27/social-media-making-people-depressed/#opxqkQY_isq0

FB working on another Snapchat-like app (6th attempt)

http://mashable.com/2016/04/25/facebook-snapchat-app-report/#tR1S5Fr3okq6

Talkshow app

http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/28/talkshow/

Instagram now has featured video channels

http://mashable.com/2016/04/14/instagram-video-channels/#kyZXojK9L5qM

Snapchat now most popular app among teens

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/04/14/survey-snapchat-most-popular-app-among-teens/83021810/

Google shopping PLA ads seeing huge increase

http://searchengineland.com/google-shopping-ads-so-hot-right-now-the-meteoric-rise-of-plas-248055

Only 23% of SEOs currently using AMP, 50% think it will affect rankings

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-amp-implementation/162193/?ver=162193X2?ver=162193X2

FB bulking up satellite capacity for cheap internet in Africa

http://qz.com/672508/facebook-is-bulking-up-satellite-capacity-to-offer-cheap-internet-access-to-africa/

SEO – #1 reason why position #1 doesnt matter any more (instant answers)

http://searchengineland.com/1-reason-position-1-doesnt-matter-248390

 

What The Hell Happened: Episode 24

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

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Show Notes/Links

60 second Instagram videos

http://www.theverge.com/tech/2016/3/29/11325294/instagram-video-60-seconds

Snapchat Launches Chat 2.0 to Improve Communication Between Friends

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/snapchat-launches-chat-2-0-to-improve-communication-between-friends/636865

Confused About an Idea? Pinterest Now Has How-To Pins

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/confused-about-a-product-pinterest-now-has-how-to-pins-to-make-life-easier/636844

Tumblr Brings Back Replies With Improved Features

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/tumblr-brings-back-replies-with-improved-features/636808

Report: Google Building YouTube Connect to Compete With Periscope

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/report-google-building-youtube-connect-to-compete-with-periscope/636767

110 Years of Live Video Watched on Periscope Apps Each Day After Just 1 Year

http://www.webpronews.com/periscope-2016-03/

Google’s Pinterest-Like Image Search Hits Desktop

http://www.webpronews.com/google-image-search-2-2016-03/

You can now post 60-second videos on Instagram

http://mashable.com/2016/03/29/instagram-video-60-seconds/#hSVymW_E2Gqy

Snapchat adds a boatload of voice and video calling features

http://mashable.com/2016/03/29/snapchat-voice-video-calls/#7H_WXyVCmPqP

SoundCloud launches paid subscription service, SoundCloud Go

http://mashable.com/2016/03/29/soundcloud-go-launches/#qjs1ciJDmiq8

What The Hell Happened: Episode 22

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

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Show Notes/Links

Death of Twitter freaks people out

http://mashable.com/2016/02/06/riptwitter-twitter-change/#kyZXojK9L5qM

Twitter to change up timeline to show important tweets instead of chronological order

http://mashable.com/2016/02/10/twitter-launches-new-timeline/#uKObe9yjogqK

How to turn on/off Twitter new timeline

http://mashable.com/2016/02/10/here-s-how-to-turn-twitter-s-new-timeline-settings-on-and-off/#SMstCz7TTEqm

Twitter Launches ‘First View,’ Guaranteeing Prime Ad Real Estate on Timelines

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitter-launches-first-view-guaranteeing-prime-ad-real-estate-on-timelines/633993

Instagram Officially Adds Support for Multiple Accounts

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/instagram-multiple-accounts/633946

Twitter Gives Some Users New GIF Feature

http://www.webpronews.com/twitter-gives-some-users-new-gif-feature-2016-02/

Instagram Rolls Out 60-Second Video Ads

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/instagram-60-second-video-ads/633761

Twitter’s New Timeline Brings Content to Logged-Out Mobile Web Browsers

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitters-new-timeline-brings-content-to-logged-out-mobile-web-browsers/633695

Google now lets YouTubers raise money for charity with every video

http://mashable.com/2016/01/27/youtube-donation-cards/?utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial#Lo6df3T4MqqK

Google Finally Launches AdWords App For iOS

http://www.webpronews.com/google-finally-launches-adwords-app-for-ios-2016-01/

What The Hell Happened: Episode 21

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

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Show Notes/Links

Yahoo turns off screen

http://adage.com/article/digital/yahoo-shut-digital-video-service-yahoo-screen/301983/

MEVEE

http://www.marketingdive.com/news/mevee-raises-the-stakes-for-live-stream-rivals-with-served-ads/411749/

TWITTER persicope

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitter-adds-live-periscope-broadcasts-to-ios-app-timeline/632695

PEACH

http://blog.hootsuite.com/is-peach-the-next-great-social-network-what-you-need-to-know/

SKYPE Video for groups mobile

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/skype-announces-group-video-calling-for-mobile-devices/632746

Twitter – 10,000 characte limit

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/how-will-a-10000-character-limit-change-twitter-marketing/632727

APPLE night shift

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/apple-ios-9-3-to-include-night-shift-more/632684

FACEBOOK – Parenst on FB more than non parents

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/facebook-iq-mobile-parenthood/632600

TWITTER Conversation ads

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/twitter-launches-conversational-ads-tweets-with-call-to-action-buttons/632376

What The Hell Happened: Episode 20

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

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Show Notes/Links

Facebook interactive videos

https://ustudio.com/blog/interactive-facebook-players/

Facebook Professional services (related to reviews)

https://www.facebook.com/services?_rdr=p

Facebook Messenger allows you to call Uber for a ride

http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2015/12/introducing-transportation-on-messenger/

Pinterest ads now tied to users’ interests

http://www.wsj.com/articles/pinterest-narrows-ad-focus-to-match-users-interest-1450138860

LinkedIn revamps its Job board

http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/15/linkedin-revamps-its-jobs-listings-with-big-data-analytics/

Facebook Power Editor lets you switch between accts without having to download each one

Facebook releases top checkin locations of 2015

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2015/12/09/facebook-check-in-most-visited-popular-places-2015/77043412/

Playstation message app