12.21.18 Week In Review

Facebook releases their Civil Rights Audit update. They also shared a December Highlights article covering several topics about the platform.  Instagram has released 3 new features in Stories.  YouTube announces winners of GNI YouTube Innovation Funding. Have a Very Merry Everything and we'll see you in 2019!!

12.14.18 Week In Review

Facebook updates features of Life Events. Videos on Facebook and Facebook Watch get some updates. They also released their 2019 Topics & Trends Report.  Instagram releases their Year in Review 2018 and their new #InstaGiftGuide. Twitter releases biannual Transparency Report. Pinterest releases Top 100 Trends for 2019.  YouTube offers YouTube Charts on their YouTube Music platform. They also released an update on what they are doing to enforce YouTube's Community Guidelines. Enjoy your time with family and friends this Holiday Season!

12.7.18 Week In Review

Facebook increases ad transparency in India. You can now share saved post collections. Facebook Business now has an Inspiration Section. Be on the lookout for their annual Year In Review. Create a Close Friends list on Instagram to share your stories to. YouTube Rewind 2018 is out! Start looking now at conferences for 2019.

11.23.18 & 11.30.18 Combined Week In Review

Week of 11/23: Instagram cracking down on inauthentic activity. Expect your IG profile to be taking on a new look soon. YouTube's giving season kickoff is next week. Week of 11/30: Facebook's "Today In" launches. As well as ad transparency regulations for the UK. Instagram is becoming user friendly for visually impaired users. And YouTube is showing some holiday love for Students! Be sure to review your tools to see if you can save any money before the new year rolls around.

11.16.18 Week In Review

Facebook releases Learn with Facebook in partnership with the Goodwill Community Foundation. This program provides career development trainings for all. They are also going big on Giving Tuesday this year. Facebook also released their second Community Standards Enforcement Report. They also released holiday video templates for ads and collection ad formats. Be sure to use Store Visits Objective if you have a brick and mortar store! Instagram announces three new ways to shop on their platform. LinkedIn announces Events.

11.9.18 Week In Review

Facebook is now shipping their Portal video call product. They also answer questions about privacy and security. They also release a report on their anti-terrorism efforts. They've also partnered with Macy's for pop-up stores for online only brands. Facebook Stories ad placement has been added to available ad locations. Pinterest announced updates for the Follow tab.

11.2.18 Week In Review

Facebook issues new transparency step when sharing Pixel or Offline Event Sets with another business. Instagram has released an "I Voted" sticker and "We Voted" stories. Twitter has launched final stretch #BeAVoter initiatives. Our referral group: The Referral Partnership.

10.26.18 Week In Review

Facebook releases new Ad Archive Report for political spending on Facebook Ads. They also announced new tool Candidate Info where constituents can learn more about their candidates. Messenger 4 is rolling out! Music in Facebook Stories and more songs and lyrics for Lip Sync Live. YouTube investing in YouTube Learning.

10.19.18 Week In Review

Facebook released information about their new War Room to fight election interference. Read Facebook's update on the cyber attack they recently announced. Twitter's clarity on reported Tweets and enforcement. Pinterest add new shopping features to pins.  YouTube announces partnership with Eventbrite.

10.12.18 Week In Review

Facebook has started pre-sales for their Portal and Portal+ Devices. Now there are Instant Forms available in more Facebook ad types. Instagram released NameTags for profiles. They also announced a pilot program to connect with others that went to your university. LinkedIn is in the process of acquiring Glint. They also rebuilt their Recruiter platform. Stay focused! Check out Phyllis Khare's TimeBliss.Me course for time management.

10.5.18 Week In Review

Facebook announces improved protection from Bullying and Harassment. Updates on their Login Breach. Marketplace improvements on their 2nd Birthday. Enhanced job listing tools. Instagram co-founders pass the reins to New Head of Instagram. Twitter announces Election Updates for their platform. Pinterest "More tabs".  Define who your tribe is and reach out to them. It will prove invaluable to your business!

9.28.18 Week In Review

At Facebook's Oculus Connect 5, they announced release of their All-In-One VR System. Facebook Ads now allow for Stories Ads. They are also adding options for In-Stream ads.  Instagram has new tools to keep users safe. Help Twitter with their Hateful Conduct Policy by filling out a form on their website.  Send us a DM on Instagram @ChillDigitalMarketing with an image of your favorite smartphone....and we will share them in our Stories.

9.21.18 Week In Review

Facebook expands Security Tools to Protect Political Campaigns. You can also enroll political campaigns into their Pilot Campaign Security Program. Listen to or read the transcripts from Facebook's most recent press briefing call relating to the upcoming Brazil and US elections. Instagram is rolling out new shopping features on the platform. Yep, GIFs are now available in Instagram Direct Messages. You're welcome 🙂 YouTube's new Gaming Destination. Andrea Vahl's Facebook Live on The Worst Thing That Could Happen.

9.14.18 Week In Review

Marketing Dive reports on Google's new feature of Videos in Showcase Ads.   Facebook announces New Ways to Showcase Your Products this Holiday Season. YouTube announces more parental controls in YouTube Kids. Along with settings for older kids aged 8-12 years old.  Do you have an opportunity to participate in a mastermind retreat? You have to be a student of Social Media Manager School* to go to their annual retreat, but it is definitely worth the expense!  *Note: The link for Social Media Manager School is an affiliate link.

9.7.18 Week In Review

Instagram released a Parent's Guide for the platform. You can read their Announcement to learn more. You HAVE to see Nike's 30th Anniversary Ad. Have you documented your workflows for your business? We use Dubsado to create some of our internal workflows. What system do you use? *Note - Dubsado link is an affiliate link.

8.31.18 Week In Review

Facebook announces Worldwide Release Of Watch. Twitter is cracking down on fake accounts with political ad certifications in the US.  YouTube lets you see how much time you are spending watching videos.  How do you make sure you show up at the right time for appointments? 

8.24.18 Week In Review

Newsfeed.org's article on the Facebook Pixel for Groups. Buzzfeed's reporting on the Loss of Over 5,000 Facebook Ad Targeting Options.  Washington Post's article on User Reputation Scores in Facebook.  Don't forget to change your password if you use Bitly. They were hacked and user data is showing up on the dark web!

8.17.18 Week In Review

Sprout Social's report on Social Media and the Evolution of Transparency. Mari Smith's post about Facebook's new Page Admin Requirements. Video Tools Chill Uses Wave.Video Ripl Adobe Spark Lumen5

8.10.18 Week In Review

Check out Facebooks August updates for Business Pages. Let us know how you use Instagram Stories and we will share your methods in a future Story we post!

8.3.18 Week In Review

Techcrunch's article about The End of Crosspost Tweets to Facebook. Marketing Dive's article about H&M using Instagram Influencers for design decisions.  Social Media Examiner's article on Partnering with Social Media Influencers.  Check out Pristine Screens website for cool business card options!

7.27.18 Week In Review

Markets Insight article on Facebooks Nightmare Conference Call. Google's policy on YouTube Hashtags. Don't forget to include your business when planning for vacations!

7.20.18 Week In Review

MobileMonkey's article on How to Apply for Facebook Subscription Messaging. The Information's article on Instagram's Growing Bot Problem.  Get your Apple Watch to remind you to stand up! (Note - we are not an affiliate nor paid in any way by Apple, this is just a regular link to their site). Added nugget for Phyllis Khare's TimeBliss Me program.

7.13.18 Week In Review

Facebook Group Settings I use Square (yes, the credit card reader company) for my online scheduler. They also recently made it FREE! It's only free for individuals, but certainly an awesome deal!

7.6.18 Week In Review

Marketing Land's article on IG's "You're All Caught Up" feature. Instagram's Press Release on "You're All Caught Up" feature. Marketing Land's article on IG's Open Ended Questions on StoriesIGTV announcement from last month.

6.22.18 Week In Review

Huffington Posts' article on Supreme Court's rollback of sales tax for online sales.  Social Media Examiner's article on Pinterest Profile Changes.

6.15.18 Week In Review

New York Times: Net Neutrality Has Officially Been Repealed. Here's How That Could Affect You. CNet: Net neutrality is really, officially dead. Now what? Dubsado: the CRM we use here at Chill Digital Marketing. LucidChart: the mapping program we use at Chill Digital Marketing to map out our processes.

6.8.18 Week In Review

Social Media Examiner's article on How to Build a Facebook Messenger Bot Sequence.



Social Media Examiner's article on 6 Tools That Schedule Instagram Business Posts. Don't forget....schedule in your "me" time for the rest of June!

6.1.18 Week In Review

MarTech Today's article on GAFAM Complaints. The Register's article on publication sites that are blocking EU residents.  Social Media Today's Infographic on the best times to post on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Get your 2018 Editorial Calendar.

5.25.18 Week In Review

Daphné Leblanc with Cafe and Laptop video.

5.18.18 Week In Review

Marketing Dive's article on third party data.

Lotame also has an article that explains more about 1st, 2nd and 3rd party data. 

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5.11.18 Week In Review

Are you ready for the release of the GDRP on May 25th? Here are links to articles referenced in this week's Flash Briefing/Podcast:


Social Media Examiner wrote up an easy to read article about the GDPR: How GDPR Impacts Marketers: What You Need To Know

MailChimp released a series of articles that are quite helpful (even if you don't use them, you may want to read these):

About GDPR


Collect Consent with GDPR Forms

About MailChimp, the EU/Swiss Privacy Shield, and the GDPR

4.27.18 Week In Review

PC Mag's article on the press conference by former Cambridge Analytic executive, Brittany Kaiser.

Marketing Dive's article on Facebook's Q1 revenue postings.