12.20.19 Week In Review

Facebook is working to help have a fair 2020 Census. Facebook also announced that they are opening up their Facebook Brand Collabs Manager to Instagram creators too.

Instagram shares tips on how to best utilize Insights. They also announced some new tools to fight bullying on the platform. Flagging misinformation posts on Instagram will now have the same tech as Facebook. 

Pinterest states the age of disruption is over. 

LinkedIn releases their second edition of Underscore: A Magazine for Technology Marketers, by Technology Marketers

YouTube Music has three new mixes: Discover Mix, New Release Mix and Your Mix

This week on The Chill Business Journey: 5 Tips for Choosing Conferences to Attend.

12.13.19 Week In Review

Lots of updates to the feature available with Facebook's Portal. Messenger goes all Star Wars with a partnership with Disney. New Cross Reporting when a business has multiple ad accounts. 

Twitter releases #ThisHappened for 2019. 

Pinterest releases their Top 100 Trends for 2020. They are also beta testing a new tool: Pinterest Trends.

LinkedIn releases the latest issue of The Sophisticated Marketer Quarterly.

YouTube releases an updated Harassment Policy.

Learn about the 3 Components All Landing Pages MUST Have on the latest episode of The Chill Business Journey.

12.6.19 Week In Review

Facebook introduces Viewpoints and a new Photo Transfer Tool. They also introduced brand safety controls for advertisers. 

Instagram provides safety controls for younger users. 

Twitter releases new survey tool to test brand lift by campaigns. Hiding replies on your original tweet is now available globally. 

Pinterest launches Pinterest Shop for holiday gift ideas and top trends for December

LinkedIn announces the winners of LinkedIn's Best of Pages 2019

Buy YouTube Gift Codes on Amazon as holiday gifts this season. #YouTubeRewind for 2019 has been released.

This week on The Chill Business Journey, we talk all about 3 Tips for Choosing a Mastermind Retreat.

11.15.19 Week In Review

Facebook introduces Facebook Pay. They are releasing several features to allow for Dynamic Ads

Twitter proposes a new policy on synthetic and manipulated media. You can take the survey HERE. They also announced Topics - a way to follow a topic vs. a profile. 

Pinterest expands on their compassionate search results

Here is LinkedIn's 2019 Workforce Diversity Report

YouTube creates FreddieMeter in partnership with several other entities. See how your voice compares to Freddie Mercury's!

This week on The Chill Business Journey, we talk all about Client Appreciation.

11.8.19 Week In Review

Facebook formalizes use of the brand "Facebook" with all their products. WhatsApp gets a new catalogue feature for businesses. Facebook launches Military & Veterans Hub. Brand Collabs Manager expanding and Creator Studio getting more functionality.

Pinterest shares the top Holiday Gift searches and November Trends. They also get a facelift on mobile. 

YouTube also gets a facelift with some added user control features. 

The doors are open for The Social Media Manager School! We talk ALL about it on the latest episode of The Chill Business Journey: #40 | Social Media Manager School with Phyllis Khare. 


11.1.19 Week In Review

Facebook announces Facebook News. Facebook also releases a Preventative Health Tool with information about the privacy protocols for that tool. 

Twitter talks about the 3 Stages of Maturity for Social Customer Service. They also released their biannual Twitter Transparency Report

LinkedIn shares a guide for Setting up Your First LinkedIn Campaign in 9 Steps. They also released 2 new features: 1) iOS users can choose text size on the app and 2) images will automatically get descriptions.

YouTube releases the Queen fan video collaborations and announces Cash Fest.

On this week's episode of The Chill Business Journey, find out the 4 Reasons to have a Business Profile on Social!

10.24.19 Week In Review

Facebook is impletmenting new policies to gear up for the 2020 US Elections. They also commit $1Billion to affordable housing.

Instagram shares some tips on writing great captions. Up your hashtag game with their 9 suggested types to use. 

LinkedIn has released an Objective-Based Advertising Guide to help people understand the types of campaigns to run on the platform.

Don’t miss out! Sign up today for our new membership site, The Chill Business Society, before the cart closes on October 31, 2019. Listen to our latest episode on The Chill Business Journey to get all the details: The Chill Business Society

10.18.19 Week In Review

Customize Stories Ads on Facebook (and Instagram). You will start seeing ads in Search Results and Marketplace.

Remove 3rd party apps connected to your Instagram account.

Twitter for Mac is here!

Pinterest releases a Home Feed Tuner. And why you are seeing pins in your Home Feed.

The latest episode of The Chill Business Journey is all about Vision Boards for Your 2020 Vision!

10.11.19 Week In Review

Facebook is ramping up their holiday support with new features in Stories and Direct Messaging. Check out their 6 Holiday Tips article with some really great ideas! They also support World Mental Health Day with a Stories filter called "Let's Talk" and some stickers in Messenger. 

Check out Instagram's 9 Tips to Selling Your Products on Instagram. They also have a Holiday Planning strategy you can use on their platform. They also released a Step-by-Step Guide to creating photos and videos to use on the platform.

Pinterest releases their Transparency Report for the first half of 2019. Check out the latest search trends for the Holidays on Pinterest. They also suported World Mental Health Day by expanding their emotional well-being activities. Pinterest Academy is now open in select countries. 

In this week's episode on The Chill Business Journey, #36 | For-Purpose Chat with Sydney Bergen, we dive into the conversation on the mindset shift that our society needs to have in regards to Non-Profits. 

10.4.19 Week In Review

Facebook launches Threads by Instagram. They also shared some valuable holiday sales strategies this week.

Instagram launches beta testing of "Reminders for Product Launches". Instagram is participating in National Bullying Prevention month with restriction tools and anti-bullying stickers.

Pinterest can now be viewed in Dark Mode on mobile devices. Check out Andréa's takeaways from Advertising Week in NYC.

LinkedIn launches Best Of Pages 2019 contest where users decide the top 10 winners. They also released new features in their Campaign Manager to make advertising on the platform even better.

Check out the latest episode on The Chill Business Journey #35 | Just F*cking Do It by Noor Hibbert. And learn about the freakishly cool gift the Universe gave me!

9.27.19 Week In Review

Facebook shares actions they have taken with developers accessing their API. They also shared an update on the GIFCT initiative. Oculus Connect 6 happened this week too.

Twitter announced the expansion of hidden replies to the US and Japan. And they shared an informative Social Customer Service Checklist.

Pinterest releases updates to their ads and expanding Catalogues globally.

LinkedIn had several announcements at their Talent Connect conference. And their Best Of Pages for 2019 is about to launch the nomination process.

Are you struggling with how to get in the rhythm of creating fresh new content on a regular basis? If so, check out this week’s episode Getting Your Content Creation Going.

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

Facebook updates location settings feature. They also released some new features for public figures.

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

Facebook releases new Facial Recognition controls. They also release a white paper on data portability. Dating is now official on Facebook! Check out their privacy features of this new tool.

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.

Pinterest shares the second time of the year that users are looking for fresh starts. They also mention efforts to stifle misinformation on health matters (like vaccines).

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.

LinkedIn has new user insight tools. They also have a resource for fitting LinkedIn Live into your content strategy.

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

Facebook makes changes to privacy settings for groups as well as how they keep groups safe. Facebook releases two new ad types for film studios. Get Facebook’s Holiday Marketing Guide for 2019.

LinkedIn partners with Elevate for their Sales Navigator. LinkedIn also releases API to share enhanced insights with 3rd parties.

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.

8.9.19 Week In Review

Pinterest has released their August Insights
On YouTube, Queen has launched the "You are the Champion" campaign.
Be sure to also check out the latest episode on The Chill Business Journey: #27 | Hiring an Assistant.

8.2.19 Week In Review

Facebook announces changes to Business Manager and Ads Manager. As well as changes to post & ads in the feed. 
Pinterest announces new ways brands can showcase their products.
Are you thinking about creating an online course? If you are, then this week's episode on The Chill Business Journey could provide some insight: #26 | Should You Launch an Online Course?

7.26.19 Week In Review

Pinterest is releasing emotional well-being activities. They also showcase many Back To School ideas. There are also new mobile ad tools for working on the go!
LinkedIn is moving to the public cloud.
YouTube also released a statement about the GIFCT Transparency Report. Bohemian Rhapsody passes the 1 Billion View mark.
Check out our latest episode on The Chill Business Journey: #25 | 5 Barriers to Networking and How to Move Past Them.

7.19.19 Week In Review

Instagram makes changes to Account Disable Policy
Twitter revamps their desktop platform from the ground up. They also announced the #GoldenTweet award winners for the #FIFAWWC.
YouTube has added Super Chats, Super Stickers, membership levels, and branded merch partnerships for their creators. They are rolling out Learning Playlists for those that come to YT to learn. And they are bringing YouTube Giving out of beta mode to more creators. Finally, they announced YouTube Music can also play music videos for the songs that have them.
Check out The Chill Business Journey for this week's episode about Cryptocurrency and Blockchain.

7.12.19 Week In Review

Facebook has updates on their "Why am I seeing this ad?" feature. They also have added features for Creators to monetize their accounts.
Instagram released 2 new features to fight bullying.
Twitter is allowing users to hide replies to their own tweets. Check out the phenomenal virility of #PanteneOppa. They are also cracking down on hateful conduct.
Pinterest releases new video features.
LinkedIn has added new 3 new objectives to their Campaign Manager.
The latest episode of The Chill Business Journey is all about Lead Gens: #23 | Nailing Down Your Lead Gens.
Join us for our July Chew On This Tuesday where we discuss Crypto Currency & Blockchain.

7.5.19 Week In Review

Facebook has updates on their Civil Rights actions and ranking changes in the News Feed for health-related posts. 
Twitter is making scarves for refugees in partnership with UNHCR.
The latest episode of The Chill Business Journey is all about Money: #22 | Let's Get Uncomfortable and Talk About Money.

6.28.19 Week In Review

Facebook rolls out transparency tools globally for ads about social issues, elections and politics. They also shared progress on their Oversight Board for Content Decisions. They also updated their terms of use
Ads come to the Explore feed on Instagram.
Twitter is gating potentially abusive tweets with a warning message
LinkedIn has added business page features
Want to start podcasting yourself? Then check out our latest episode on The Chill Business Journey: 4 Essentials for Podcasting
Check out our new online course: The Chill Digital Audit Masterclass.

6.21.19 Week In Review

Facebook made changes on how they rank public comments. They also created a new subsidiary Calibra.

Twitter was a flitter over #E3.
Pinterest is opening up their API for more shopping features.
YouTube partnered with Universal Music Group to update nearly 1,000 music videos.
Listen to the latest episode on The Chill Business Journey where we discuss Launching Courses with KajabiDisclosure: I am not an employee or representative of Kajabi, LLC. I am an independent Kajabi Partner and I receive referral payments from Kajabi in this role. All opinions expressed herein are my own and are not official statements of Kajabi or any party affiliated with Kajabi. All 28 Day Challenge links are affiliate links.
Check out our new online course: The Chill Digital Audit Masterclass.

6.14.19 Week In Review

Facebook launches the Study App. Get notified when local blood banks need donations. Facebook Watch isn't dead. Check out the latest listings. Social issues, elections and political ads get some new regulations, as well as rolling out to Canada. 
Instagram is celebrating Pride Month.
Check out the latest episode of The Chill Business Journey which is all about the book, Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller.

6.7.19 Week In Review

Facebook has released new features within Video Creation Kit. Facebook's recap of May news
Instagram is allowing Branded Content Ads.
Twitter is ramping up for the #GoldenTweet Awards for during the FIFA Women's World Cup. Their rules have slimmed down a bunch too. Twitter's Inclusion & Diversity report will now be published quarterly instead of annually.
Pinterest shares Summer Trends. They release Pinterest Windows app in the Microsoft Store. 
YouTube announces new features to protect minors. YouTube partners with AXS. They are also doing more to tackle hate on the platform. 
Check out the latest episode of The Chill Business Journey which is all about Accountability Partners.

5.31.19 Week In Review

Twitter announced functionality to bring on guests to live videos

LinkedIn announces acquisition of Drawbridge, Inc. to enhance their marketing services for users. 

This week's Business Tip: Getting Started with Facebook Live.


5.24.19 Week In Review

Facebook shares advanced mapping technology to help respond to health emergencies across the globe. Facebook releases 3rd Community Standards Report

Instagram now allows landscape videos on IGTV.

The latest episode of The Chill Business Journey is all about Continuing Education in Your Industry.


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.

Twitter directs vaccine inquiries to the US Dept of Health & Human Services for current information. Twitter's release of their announcement to signing on to the Christchurch Call. 

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

Twitter releases their bi-annual Transparency Report. They also share their Ramadan hashtags and emojis.

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

Twitter is going GREEN! They are also spreading the word about #TakeBackDay. And they continue to up their game on keeping elections fair.

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. 

Pinterest is giving back with complimentary admission to specific venues all over the world. They also began trading publicly on the NYSE at $19/share

YouTube Music is free on Google Home speakers. Watch Weekend 2 at Coachella on YouTube live this weekend!

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

Facebook makes big updates with the Ad Library. Zuckerberg releases Four Ideas to Regulate the Internet. Facebook also released new “Why am I seeing this post?” feature.

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

Facebook made some announcements at SXSW about videos and music. They are getting rid of the Relevance Score for ads, but offering 3 replacement metrics. Host your own Female Founders dinner!

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

Mark Zuckerberg released his Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking. Facebook is also nipping misinformation on vaccines as soon as they can.

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

Facebook makes changes to location services on Android, as well as sharing tips on keeping your accounts safe.

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.

Be sure to subscribe to our big sister podcast: The Chill Business Journey. So far available on Apple Podcast and Alexa.

2.8.19 Week In Review

At the Facebook Community Summit, they announced several new features for both Facebook and Instagram.

Instagram announces changes in their policy on self-harm and suicide posts. They also shared a great refresher on keeping your profile safe.

Twitter also participated in #SaferInternetDay by sharing some of the changes they've made the past 2 years. 

Pinterest has shown huge increases in searches on all things Sustainability. They also released their What's Hap-pin-in': Feb 2019 results. 

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

Twitter releases their findings of the review they did of the 2018 Elections. They also discussed added accounts to their Archive Files.

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

Facebook released its new podcast Three And a Half Degrees. They also continue their work on Political Ad Transparency as well as removing more Coordinated Inauthentic behavior from Russia.

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.