10 Tips for Using Facebook Live to Build an Audience

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Live video streaming is all the rage.  Facebook has the largest digital audience, so Facebook Live is the obvious choice to reach and engage almost any audience. If you’re a one-man-brand, a small business or a large concern, this technology can boost your marketing and digital PR efforts. Facebook suggests you just press the Live button and start broadcasting.  And you can … [Read more...]

Social Networks Embrace the Demand for Video

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  We are a visual species. 93% of communication is non -verbal. A picture is indeed worth a thousand words: our brains process image elements simultaneously. We think in pictures. Our minds react differently to visual stimuli. Studies have shown clearly that for quick, clear communication, visuals trump text almost every time. For years it was difficult to use images … [Read more...]

How Social Media is Affecting the News

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  A new report from Pew shows that while the news industry has lost more than a third of its newsroom jobs in traditional media, there are now more than 5000 jobs in digital news.  3,000 of these positions are at 30 big digital-only news outlets.  The report covers five aspects of the relationship between social and news: Social Media as a Pathway to … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Beat the Facebook News Feed Update

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  With over a billion users and millions of brand pages there is a glut of content on Facebook.  You might have noticed it in your personal News Feed. I certainly have. "Every time someone visits their news feed there are, on average, 1500 potential stories from friends, people they follow and pages they've liked for them to see.  Most people don’t have enough time … [Read more...]

The Facebook Dilemma

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It seems as though Facebook has businesses between a rock and a hard place: their audience is on Facebook and wants to interact with brands there.  A community of loyal and engaged fans is considered to be a valuable asset.  But, as more brands jump on the bandwagon and post content, space in the fans' newsfeed gets too crowded. So reaching these fans is gets harder and harder … [Read more...]