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What’s REALLY the Best Time to Post on Social Media?

adhutchinson
There are a heap of posts and infographics floating about the web that detail the best days and times to post to the various social media platforms. But while generic data can be useful and can provide you with a level of guidance, the generic audience they’re targeting with those times is not your audience.
What’s REALLY the Best Time to Post on Social Media?

Twitter Now Supports Animated GIFs

Sendible
Perhaps taking a cue from Tumblr’s growing success, Twitter announced on June 18th that the web site, along with the Android and iOS Twitter apps, will now support animated GIFs. The announcement came, of course, via a tweet from Twitter support, and the reaction was an almost unanimous “Finally!”
Twitter Now Supports Animated GIFs

Twitter + Klout + Fireworks = #4thofJuly Fun

craigpsmith
So, the Fourth of July is almost upon us, and in addition to grilling, swimming and lighting sparklers, a digital ad agency wants you to throw tweeting onto your long-weekend agenda. Between now and Friday, if you include the hashtag #4thofjuly in your tweets, you can automatically set off a fun virtual fireworks display.
Twitter + Klout + Fireworks = #4thofJuly Fun

Yo. Srsly?

BrianSolis
If something like Yo appeals to us so that we can simply let people know we’re thinking about them, but need an app to do it, it says something about our so-called digital life, our dependence on technology and society overall. Perhaps there’s something to the rising trend of digital detox retreats after all.
Yo. Srsly?

Why Google Places Is Now Google My Business

Warren Knight
Since the introduction of the Google Hummingbird Algorithm, Google has combined Google Places with Google+ Local and rebranded it as “Google My Business.” This change from Google shows that they understand the importance for businesses with a high street store or office to be found online.
Why Google Places Is Now Google My Business

Conferences Have Gone Social, Have You?

caitlinz10
Savvy business owners and brands are using social media channels, such as Twitter, LinkedIn and blogs, to communicate with customers, build online relationships and tell their stories. This approach to digital marketing has also revolutionized the conference experience.
Conferences Have Gone Social, Have You?

SMToolbox: Improving Performance in the Financial Industry with Hearsay Social

Steve Rayson
We are now seeing the emergence of a new wave of social media tools that intelligently address specific business challenges. This week we take a look at how Hearsay Social has focused on the practical ways social media can support field sales staff and can help ensure compliance in the financial services industry.
SMToolbox: Improving Performance in the Financial Industry with Hearsay Social

7 Reasons Why You Need to Go Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]

Jake Jeffries
Unbelievably there are still some people out there who think mobile is a fad and are still not using it to market their business. There are many reasons why mobile is taking the world by storm but here are just 7 that should convince you if you are not already convinced.
7 Reasons Why You Need to Go Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]

3 Ways to Use Google My Business for Your Marketing

Samantha Pena
Google My Business, Google's newest service for businesses, has extensive social media and search benefits that affect a business's ranking on Google. Here are three ways to take advantage of Google My Business to connect with consumers and increase a business's search rankings on Google.
3 Ways to Use Google My Business for Your Marketing

Kickstarter & 3 Reasons "Shovel Knight" Got It Right

Rob Sutter
This past Thursday, the highly anticipated independent video game "Shovel Knight" was released across both Nintendo and computer platforms. As a title that got its start due to Kickstarter, it grew in popularity until it became the hottest project to come out of this crowdfunding platform.
Kickstarter & 3 Reasons "Shovel Knight" Got It Right