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SnatchBot added LINE to increase its multi-channel reach
SnatchBot added LINE to increase its multi-channel reach

SnatchBot is a world-famous free chatbot platform that's helping companies in providing effective and efficient customer service...

Issued by Monetary Library 22 Oct 2018

NAMIBIA

The internet thinks this Namibian teen is Regina George from Mean Girls
The internet thinks this Namibian teen is Regina George from Mean Girls

Doppelgangers are instant viral internet fodder, but even more so when the person in question looks like Regina George from Mean Girls.

By Andy Walker 1 Oct 2018

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
How to sell more products in 2018 using Instagram

Unlike its parent company, Facebook, Instagram doesn't allow direct links to shopping sites. That gives brands the ability to connect with millions of potential customers, but only a limited way to actually get these customers to a shopping page...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 17 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#OneShow2018: Interactive finalists revealed!
#OneShow2018: Interactive finalists revealed!

Finalists in the 'interactive' category have been revealed for One Show 2018, with two SA entries making the grade...

13 Apr 2018

GLOBAL

IPRN survey reveals how online influencers are leveraged around the world
IPRN survey reveals how online influencers are leveraged around the world

The International Public Relations Network (IPRN) surveyed its members to uncover ways brands can leverage their relationships with bloggers and influencers all around the world...

10 Apr 2018

GLOBAL

Facebook runs UK, US newspaper ads apologising for data scandal
Facebook runs UK, US newspaper ads apologising for data scandal

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in nine major British and US newspapers on Sunday to apologise for a huge data privacy scandal...

26 Mar 2018

GLOBAL

Rihanna hits Snapchat over beating ad, sending shares tumbling
Rihanna hits Snapchat over beating ad, sending shares tumbling

Rihanna on Thursday denounced Snapchat after an advertisement made light of her beating by fellow pop star Chris Brown, sending the company's share prices tumbling...

19 Mar 2018

GLOBAL

Facebook suspends Trump campaign data firm Cambridge Analytica
Facebook suspends Trump campaign data firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook says it has suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm hired by Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, amid reports it harvested the profile information of millions of US voters without their permission...

19 Mar 2018

GLOBAL

Facebook pulls gun game from conservative gathering
Facebook pulls gun game from conservative gathering

Facebook pulled a virtual reality gun game from a major US conservative political gathering on Friday, saying the demo was a mistake given the recent deadly school shooting in Florida...

27 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook booming even as time spent on it drops
Facebook booming even as time spent on it drops

SAN FRANCISCO, US - Facebook on Wednesday reported a big jump in profits even though people are spending less time on the world's biggest social network...

2 Feb 2018

GLOBAL

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Facebook news feed changes - What now for brands?

Facebook's new newsfeed can mean trouble for brands. Here's what to do to win in the post-news feed update framework...

By Joseph Neusu 23 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

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Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook announced it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network...

23 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content

WASHINGTON - Terrorists and hate groups continue to get their propaganda onto social media platforms despite efforts by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to shut them down, a US Senate panel heard on Wednesday...

19 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

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YouTube toughens rules regarding which videos get ads

SAN FRANCISCO - YouTube on Tuesday announced ramped-up rules regarding when it will run ads with videos as it scrambled to quell concerns by brands about being paired with troublesome content...

17 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

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Facebook move will play out in long-term: analysts

NEW YORK - Facebook's move to highlight posts from friends and family over those from brands and publications follows months of turmoil for the social network and will result in lower advertising revenue - at least in the short-term, analysts said...

15 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

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World stands up for Haiti, Africa after Trump's "shithole" comment

US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to respond to reports that he referred to Africa, Haiti and El Salvador as "shitholes"...

By Andy Walker 15 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

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Facebook updates News Feed to make friends a priority

LAS VEGAS - Facebook on Thursday announced a major update that will put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user's news feed -- and likely result in people spending less time on the leading social network...

15 Jan 2018

GLOBAL

Twitter won't block world leaders, citing need for discourse
Twitter won't block world leaders, citing need for discourse

Twitter announced Friday it would not block the accounts of world leaders even if their statements are "controversial," citing a need to promote a "public conversation" on political issues...

8 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

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Zuckerberg makes 'fixing' Facebook a personal goal

Known for annual personal goals ranging from killing his own food to learning Mandarin, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg's stated mission for this year is to 'fix' the social network...

5 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

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Social media companies should ditch clickbait, and compete over trustworthiness

Social media websites and online services, created to profit from connecting people and encouraging global conversations, have a deep and troubling dark side...

By Barbara Romzek and Aram Sinnreich 3 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Surge in consumers' use of messaging and social media is transforming their expectations of service, says new BT and Cisco research...

6 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Twitter to double tweet limit to 280 characters

Twitter announced on Tuesday it would double the limit for tweets to 280 characters, a bid to draw in more users and boost engagement at the social network...

8 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation
Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation

The recent social media storm over Dove's latest advertising campaign bears testimony to the increasing power of social media platforms and how brands are being held accountable for their every move...

By Madelain Roscher 11 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Dove apologises for 'racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept
Dove apologises for 'racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept

NEWSWATCH: Dove comes out unclean after apologising for its latest advertising campaign that depicted a black woman turning white after using its shower cream...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Facebook 'context' button is latest effort to fight fake news

WASHINGTON - Facebook said Thursday it was testing a new button to allow users to get more context about a news source, in the latest move by the leading social network to curb misinformation...

6 Oct 2017

UNITED STATES

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Pinterest growth quickens with international appeal

SAN FRANCISCO - Pinterest on Thursday announced it has topped 200 million monthly users as growth at the online bulletin board picks up speed, especially outside the United States...

15 Sep 2017

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
Efficient ways to build a stronger follower base on social media

Marketing on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others is an important part of every successful business strategy...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Social networks extend gains as news sources in US: survey

Social networks have made more gains as news sources for Americans in 2017, according to a study released Thursday suggesting more woes for traditional news organisations...

8 Sep 2017

UNITED STATES

Facebook's new professional video service called Watch is touted as a new platform for creators.
Facebook rolls out video shows, in new challenge

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is rolling out a new video service offering professionally produced shows in a challenge to rivals such as YouTube, and potentially to streaming providers like Netflix...

11 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid
Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid

To grow your practice and to get the desired results out of your marketing efforts, you need to avoid these healthcare marketing mistakes...

By Pranjali Singh 10 Aug 2017

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