9.20.19 Week In Review
Facebook starts pre-orders for Portal, Portal Mini and Portal TV. As well as expanding to other countries. Facebook Ads see some updated features too. And finally, there are quite a few new feature releases for video creators.
Pinterest rolls out new features for Group Boards to make collaborating with others easier! They also make it a lot easier to find and buy products on their platform using the Pinterest Lens. Pinners are more supportive of CPG launches.
LinkedIn launches skills assessments for users.
YouTube makes changes to their YouTube Music Charts and how they count the first 24hr views of video launches.
Get your hot off the presses 2020 Editorial Calendar that we just released!
9.13.19 Week In Review
Instagram allows ads from shoppable posts.
Pinterest shares Halloween searches.
Learn 4 ways you can find your target market and start engaging with them right away on the latest episode of The Chill Business Journey: www.chilldigitalmarketing.com/32.
9.6.19 Week In Review
Pinterest shares the Trends of September 2019.
LinkedIn releases a new course: The Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to LinkedIn.
YouTube releases YouTube/Fashion.
Learn about 3 changes to the Facebook Ads platform on the latest episode of The Chill Business Journey.
8.30.19 Week In Review
Facebook offers lead generation in Messenger.
Start working on your Contingency Plans today, before you actually need them! Learn all about what to create them for and what they should contain on our latest episode of The Chill Business Journey: 30 | A Contingency Plan Could Save Your Business.
8.23.19 Week In Review
Facebook launches new “Off-Facebook Activity” tool.
Twitter removes advertising privileges to accounts controlled or owned by state media.
YouTube partners with Waze.
Thinking about starting a membership site? Then listen to the latest episode on The Chill Business Journey: #29 | Membership Sites. And help us out by filling out our survey on the show notes page.
8.16.19 Week In Review
Discover the 4 Essential Tools all businesses should be using on our latest episode of The Chill Business Journey: #28 | 4 Tools Small Businesses Should Use.
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5.17.19 Week In Review
Facebook announces new Live Video policies and joins other content sharing services providers to address the abuse of technology to spread terrorist & violent extremist content. There are also some slight changes to the News Feed. Users can turn off pixel tracking, not good for retargeting ads based on website visits.
Instagram gets an update to the Explore feature.
LinkedIn has several changes for both job seekers and hiring managers.
This week's business tip: Productivity. Check out our latest episode on The Chill Business Journey called #15 | Let's Talk About Productivity.
5.10.19 Week In Review
Facebook is making changes to how videos are ranked. Here is more information on the ranking criteria. Small business week brings 3 new platform features. Stories get new birthday features & Facebook celebrates across the country. They've updated their policy on cryptocurrency ads. As well as released some more training videos in Blueprint.
Instagram started a new account @shop.
Pinterest celebrates Small Business Week.
Episode 14 on The Chill Business Journal is all about Diving Into Blogging with Liz Jostes.
5.3.19 Week In Review
Facebook had their F8 Developer Conference this week: Day 1 | Day 2. Their research on Social Media's impact on Democracy is making progress as well. Video ads now have the ThruPlay Optimization as default setting.
Instagram adds donate stickers to Stories, a new "Create" camera in stories, and the ability to buy from creators within the app. They also share their interview with Vogue at SXSW '19 on how they use Stories to increase sales.
YouTube shares updates to their broadcasting features for both consumers and advertisers.
This week's business tip: Influencer Marketing. Be sure to listen to our latest episode #13 | Getting Started with Influencer Marketing on The Chill Business Journey.
4.26.19 Week In Review
YouTube celebrates Earth Day with 6 creators in sustainable fashion, sustainable lifestyle and clean beauty.
Check out Episode 12 | The Power of Local Leadership to learn all about how to engage with your local community.
4.19.19 Week In Review
Facebook shares the latest from Facebook IQ for Stories Ads. They also revealed a new ad bidding strategy: Cost Cap. Ads Manager and Business Manager are getting a facelift. Jobs on Facebook partners with SAP SuccessFactors.
Twitter shares updates on making their platform a safer place to engage.
Check out Episode 11 of The Chill Business Journey to learn all about The Power of Testimonials.
4.12.19 Week In Review
Facebook announces increased placement filters for ads. Updates have been made to memorialized accounts. They also shared updates to the content in the News Feed. And here is another article talking about those changes. Facebook also shared some new measures on Fake News. Musicians get some ad help so they can up their game.
Pinterest adds conversions as an option for a campaign objective.
YouTube updates YouTube TV.
Check out the latest The Chill Business Journey episode that is all about The Importance of Original Content.
4.5.19 Week In Review
We also share our latest episode on the The Chill Business Journey where we talk about Editorial Calendars. You can check out those show notes to learn more: www.chilldigitalmarketing.com/9
3.29.19 Week In Review
Facebook includes white nationalism and white separatism in their Dangerous Organizations & Individuals Policy.
Instagram announces interactive Stories Ads using the polling sticker.
Twitter and MLB are partnering for some interactive events this season.
Pinterest files with SEC for IPO.
YouTube opens their pop-up YouTube House in New York City.
We also share our latest episode on the The Chill Business Journey where we talk about Andrea Vahl’s new book: Facebook Ads Made Simple. You can check out those show notes to learn more: www.chilldigitalmarketing.com/8
3.22.19 Week In Review
Facebook announces new detection technology for non-consensual intimate images. They also shared what they could about the incident where the New Zealand terrorist attack was live streamed on their platform with a later update released as well. Targeting options for housing, employment and credit ads on Facebook will have fewer targeting options to allow for equallity in who is served the ads. Occulus Rift S will launch this spring for $399. While no passwords appear to be compromised, Facebook is still contacting any accounts that had their passwords stored incorrectly on their servers. Finally, they share an article on turning shoppers into buyers with Messenger.
Instagram announces release of Checkout feature.
Twitter is participating in the first #EUMediaLiteracyWeek.
Pinterest has hired Jeremy King to lead their division responsible for their visual discovery engine.
Learn how to create a great Elevator Pitch in Episode 7 of the Chill Business Journey.
3.15.19 Week In Review
Twitter is increasing their diversity in the company for women, blacs and latinx.
Check out the latest The Chill Business Journey episode with Daphné F Leblanc where we talk about making money with live streams.
3.8.19 Week In Review
Pinterest is shining the light on Women’s History Month with trending searches by women. They also released their March 2019 trends and the big stars are alcohol-free lifestyles and sleep! Pinterest ramps up shopping features all over the platform with new and improved features. They also released their second half of 2018 Transparency Report.
LinkedIn shares how the different genders fare in their candidate journeys.
This week’s Business Tip is all about the Digital Marketing Growth Hacks book. Check it out on our website: www.chilldigitalmarketing.com/5
3.1.19 Week In Review
Facebook announces new video ad program: Facebook Showcase. Facebook makes it easier to find out which Blueprint Course is right for you. If you are a journalist, check out their new Safety for Journalists course.
LinkedIn has paused the “Mentioned In the News” feature for EU users.
Should your business have a Facebook Page or Facebook Group? Listen to our latest Chill Business Journey podcast to find out!
2.22.19 Week In Review
YouTube has updated their penalties for violating their Community Guidelines.
Have you identified your ideal client? Listen to our sister podcast to find out how to creat yours today! www.chilldigitalmarketing.com/3
2.15.19 Week In Review
Instagram is celebrating Black History Month.
Pinterest is all about Tattoos!
LinkedIn has merged their recruiter and job seeking tools to one Intelligent Hiring tool.
2.8.19 Week In Review
At the Facebook Community Summit, they announced several new features for both Facebook and Instagram.
Twitter also participated in #SaferInternetDay by sharing some of the changes they've made the past 2 years.
Check out the 5 Minute Journal to keep you moving in the right direction!
2.1.19 Week In Review
Facebook shares their tools for privacy settings to align with Data Privacy Day which was this past Monday. They release more election protections as well as the development of an Oversight Board for Content Decisions.
LinkedIn released their 2019 Global Talent Trends Report.
YouTube continues work on Recommendations.
Business Tip: Staying Focused. We share why this is so important for us as we launch our new longer format podcast next Wednesday (2/6). And check out our weekly Facebook Lives at 11:30am MT at: www.facebook.com/chilldigitalmarketing.
1.25.19 Week In Review
Facebook releases new Page Quality tab for Business Pages.
Pinterest releases Skin Tone Range selector for makeup and hair searches.
YouTube has beefed up their YouTube TV. Definitely worth checking out all the features!
Listen to my tip on getting started with Facebook Live Videos!
1.18.19 Week In Review
Pinterest releases their 2018 Hiring Report on their goals and actual results in creating a more diverse business.
Are you ready to let 2019 be your year of live videos? Join us as we go on this journey too! Our Facebook Lives will be every Monday at 11:30am Mountain Time.
1.11.19 Week In Review
Happy New Year!
Pinterest shares their January 2019 What's Hap-Pin-in'.
Don't get overwhelmed with all the shiny new objects out there right now. Focus on what you really need for your business in 2019.