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It’s July. Can you believe it?! Time is flying, especially in the world of social media. Here are three things I particularly liked this past week. Enjoy!
1. Go ahead, change your Brand Page username – Just one week ago, we (Brand Page admins) weren’t able to change our Page usernames. It was “stuck in stone” as many like to say. If your personal brand, blog, small business or the brand you work for decided to undergo a brand make-over, admins were not able to reflect the make-over in its Page username, which is the http://facebook.com/[Insert Username]. Now you can! How great is that?
2. Instagram upgrade and an Instameet- Did you notice the new landing page for the photos we post on Instagram? The photos appear to be slightly bigger and once signed-in, you can comment, “heart” photos and follow users.
So, you’re probably thinking, “What’s an Instameet?” You’ll like it, I promise! Instagram is launching its 5th Annual Worldwide Instameet from July 26 to July 29. Get together with other Instagram peeps in your community and plan an adventure. You can find more information at Meetup.com/Instagram.
3. HuffPost Women’s weekly Twitter recap – I’ve mentioned HuffPost Women’s Twitter recap before and this past week, I really liked this tweet from @kdn13. How many of us have had one of those days? *Raising both hands.*
Posted by allison n
1. A nudge for inactive Brand Page admins – Haven’t posted on your Page in awhile? Facebook plans to give you a friendly nudge in an effort to get you reengaged with your fans and help you understand the benefits of leveraging Brand Pages. There are quite a few, more like thousands actually, of inactive or under-used Brand Pages on Facebook. This is creating a lot of clutter in search results. For example, I ran a Pages search for “Virgin America” and received a number of Virgin America Pages in my search results. Imagine the drawbacks for small businesses when its company name doesn’t resonate as strongly and must compete with other similar and identical Pages in search results.
2. American Red Cross mobile app – So important to have on our phone whether you have children or not! The American Red Cross’ mobile app has much to offer, such as step-by-step instructions for everyday first aid scenarios, integration with 911 so you can call EMS directly from the app, safety tips and more. Available for iPhone and Android.
3. Radio activated wristbands create real-time engagement with Coldplay – This isn’t social media in particular, but this effort made an impact in the social media space because it was pretty great and innovative. Fans at a Coldplay concert were given Xylobands wristbands so they could all become interactive concert participants. All wristbands were branded with #coldplayfilm and were activated using a radio signal. I think this is a fun and creative way to engage with fans and the online community. Coldplay fans, whether at the concert or not (thanks to #coldplayfilm), felt a part of the concert and part of the art being made.
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