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social media how toWhich is best for you: Snapchat Stories or Instagram Stories?

Understanding the unique differences and capabilities of stories on Snapchat and Instagram can help you determine where to invest your marketing time.

In this article, you’ll discover the differences between Instagram Stories and Snapchat Stories.

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Discover the differences between Instagram Stories and Snapchat Stories.

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social media how toDo you want more brand recognition from the links you share on social media?

Have you thought about using a branded link shortener?

Shortening your links can help you do more than save character space in your posts.

In this article, you’ll discover five ways a branded URL shortener can strengthen your social media presence.

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Discover how to use a branded URL shortener to improve your social media posts.

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social media how toDo you struggle to keep up with your Facebook news feed?

Interested in an easier way to quickly see what’s most important to you?

Adjusting your Facebook settings can help you save time, stay on top of trends, and reach more of your audience.

In this article, you’ll discover how Facebook marketers can customize their Facebook news feed to improve productivity.

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Discover how to customize your Facebook news feed to improve your productivity.

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Social Media Examiner has worked hard to bring you our eighth-annual Social Media Success Summit. This is our best event ever!

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First, what is this event?

Social Media Success Summit 2016 is the world’s largest online conference dedicated to helping marketers and business owners master social media marketing.

Thirty-nine of the world’s most respected social media experts will share their strategies with you.

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Discover how to win a free ticket to Social Media Success Summit 2016. #SMSS16.

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social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.

To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week

Pinterest Introduces Promoted Video: Pinterest rolled out Promoted Video, a new way for businesses to “share their ideas with the people who are looking for them and make it easy for them to give these ideas a try.” Promoted Video builds on the growing popularity of video on Pinterest and “brings together some of the best elements of Pinterest,” especially when coupled with featured pins and the site’s new native video player. Promoted Video on Pinterest is currently only available to businesses with managed accounts in the U.S. and the U.K.

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Do you know what your customers really want?

Want to discover how to share the solution they want and need in terms they understand?

To explore how to connect with your customers through story, I interview Donald Miller.

More About This Show

The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

In this episode, I interview Donald Miller, a story for business expert. He’s CEO of StoryBrand, which helps businesses clarify messaging via workshops and consulting. Donald also hosts the Building a Story Brand podcast. Donald has helped more than 1,000 businesses improve their messaging.

Donald explores how story is used to sell, and today you’ll discover Donald’s seven-part story framework.

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Listen as Donald Miller shares what marketers need to know about selling with story, and how to make your customer the hero.

Share your feedback, read the show notes, and get the links mentioned in this episode below.

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social media how toDo you want to strengthen the connections you make at conferences?

Have you considered using LinkedIn to develop relationships during events?

As a business-centric social network, LinkedIn is valuable for connecting with peers, colleagues, and prospects before, during, and after conferences.

In this article, you’ll discover 10 tips for using LinkedIn to connect with people at conferences and events.

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Discover 10 LinkedIn tips for connecting with people at live events and conferences.

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social media how toDo you want your Twitter ads to stand out?

Have you thought about using Twitter video ads?

Combining Twitter’s large mobile audience with the power of video ads is a great way to get in front of your target audience.

In this article, you’ll discover four ways to create Twitter video ads to promote your products and engage Twitter users.

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Discover four ways to use video in your Twitter Ads.

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social media how toDo you want to use Snapchat?

Are you struggling to come up with content ideas?

In this article, you’ll discover eight ways to create Snapchat content that brings your account to life.

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Discover eight snapchat content ideas your followers will love.

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