Why Email Marketing and Social Media Marketing Work Better Together [Infographic] – A recent survey of business leaders showed that email and social media are the two channels most likely to see an increase in investment from business owners in 2015. Many businesses employ either email marketing, social media marketing or a combination of both, however many aren’t fully integrating the two together. Email marketing company Reachmail has put together a useful infographic that covers the benefits of integrating your social and email strategies together. Social Media Today
Instagram to Democratize Ad Products, Integrate Facebook Targeting Capabilities – Industry participants are excited about Instagram’s new ad formats as these capabilities make ads more targetable. It’s predicted that these changes will make the photo-and-social-sharing platform more appealing to advertisers than Twitter and Snapchat. ClickZ
Twitter Is Now Surfacing Analytics In The Notifications Tab – If you rank among the Twitter elite—that is, your profile is branded with a blue checkmark—you may notice some changes to your notifications tab. The social networking platform is toying with flagging analytics details in the notifications tab for verified users. Fast Company
Facebook Estimated to Capture One-Fifth of US Mobile Ad Spending – Facebook will grow to account for 20.3% of all US mobile ad spending in 2017, up slightly from an estimated 19.4% share this year and 18.5% last year, per eMarketer’s latest estimates. (That would be in line with the 19% of mobile internet time spent with Facebook.) While Facebook’s share of mobile ad revenues is expected to grow slightly, the opposite is true for Google, which is projected to see a sizable decrease in revenue share this year (from 36.9% to 32.9%). MarketingCharts
Snapchat Offers Extra Replays at 3 for $1 – Now Snapchatters can replay as many moments as they wish — if they’re willing to pay. The picturing sharing-app announced Tuesday that U.S. users can now purchase extra “Replays” at three for $0.99. CNN Money
Brands Shifting From YouTube To Native Video On Twitter – Top 500 brands posted nearly as many videos natively as from YouTube in July. Engagement remains higher for native video. Marketing Land
Twitter Sued For Scanning Private Messages – A lawsuit filed this week in San Francisco federal court alleges Twitter is “surreptitiously eavesdropping” on people who send private messages on the social media service in violation of federal and state privacy laws. USA Today
Consumers Can’t Tell The Difference Between Sponsored Content And Editorial – In a new study, consumers identified native advertisements as articles a large percentage of the time. Marketing Land
AdWords Changes The Definition Of Conversions For Reporting & Columns – In mid-October, AdWords will be changing the “Conversions” columns & reporting to only include optimized conversion actions. Search Engine Land
Native Videos the Best Option for Both Facebook and Twitter [Report] – Native videos uploaded to Twitter – are they also performing better than posted YouTube links? The answer, according to a new report from social analytics firm Socialbakers, is yes. Socialbakers analyzed the video links posted by the top 500 largest brand profiles on Twitter, from January to July, and found that natively posted Twitter videos are closing in, and set to overtake YouTube links on the network very soon. Social Media Today
New: Facebook Mentions and Live for Verified Profiles – People love reading articles from and connecting with their favorite journalists and public figures on Facebook. Today, we’re making Facebook Mentions and Live available to public figures with verified profiles to help them engage their followers and interact with their peers. Facebook
Report: Google & Twitter Are Working On Accelerated Mobile Pages For Publishers – The companies are developing an open source version of “instant articles” to solve the problem of slow loading mobile sites, Recode reports. Marketing Land
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