This Week in Social (Week of April 14)

This Week in Social is a weekly digest of some of the biggest stories in social media marketing news. These stories are the show notes for the Brave Ad World Podcast. Each story is discussed at a deeper level on the podcast.

This week’s headlines: Facebook Looks to Expand Into Mobile Payments, Twitter Acquires Gnip, Twitter Starts Selling Mobile Ads Across Ad Network and Facebook Launches Friends Nearby.

The week’s news quick hits: Google Glass Goes On Sale to Public for One Day, Tumblr Announces Partnership with Curalate and YouTube Promotes Content Creators in Traditional Media.

Brave Ad World - Episode 154

Episode 154 of the Brave Ad World Podcast is ready for your listening pleasure.

This week’s headlines: Facebook Looks to Expand Into Mobile Payments, Twitter Acquires Gnip, Twitter Starts Selling Mobile Ads Across Ad Network and Facebook Launches Friends Nearby.

The week’s news quick hits: Google Glass Goes On Sale to Public for One Day, Tumblr Announces Partnership with Curalate and YouTube Promotes Content Creators in Traditional Media.

You can get this episode and many others in the podcast section or subscribe via iTunes. However you choose to listen, lease leave a review, contact us on Twitter or send us an email to braveadworld [at] gmail [dot] com.

Giving Google Plus a Second Look

Google+ has been relegated to experimentation, test-and-learn or even wait-and-see for many brands out there, and as it looks to overcome its reputation as being a "ghost town" with little activity, Google+'s time may have finally come, meaning marketers might want to give it a second look.

Brave Ad World - Episode 153

The latest episode of The Brave Ad World podcast is, and this episode is full of news from the ever-evolving world of digital and social media marketing. 

This week’s headlines: Vine Introduces Private Messages, Google+ Adds Views for Profile and Pages, Twitter Acquires Social TV Companies, Twitter Acquires Cover, Twitter Launches Profile Redesign, Right-Hand Rail Facebook Ads Get Overhaul and Facebook Tweaks News Feed Algorithm to Combat Spam.

The week’s news quick hits: More Details Emerge on Instagram Ad Pricing, Twitter Allows Users to Search for Tweets by Date, Facebook Tests Save Feature, Facebook Tweaks Sharing Settings, Facebook Removes Messaging Features from Core App and Twitter Launches Editorial Planning Feature.

You can get this episode and many others in the podcast section or subscribe via iTunes. However you choose to listen, lease leave a review, contact us on Twitter or send us an email to braveadworld [at] gmail [dot] com.

This Week in Social (Week of April 7)

This Week in Social is a weekly digest of some of the biggest stories in social media marketing news. These stories are the show notes for the Brave Ad World Podcast. Each story is discussed at a deeper level on the podcast.

This week’s headlines: Vine Introduces Private Messages, Google+ Adds Views for Profile and Pages, Twitter Acquires Social TV Companies, Twitter Acquires Cover, Twitter Launches Profile Redesign, Right-Hand Rail Facebook Ads Get Overhaul and Facebook Tweaks News Feed Algrotihm to Combat Spam.

The week’s news quick hits: More Details Emerge on Instagram Ad Pricing, Twitter Allows Users to Search for Tweets by Date, Facebook Tests Save Feature, Facebook Tweaks Sharing Settings, Facebook Removes Messaging Features from Core App and Twitter Launches Editorial Planning Feature.

The Quest to Become Your Communication Hub

There are moments in the social media marketing space that can leave you scratching your head, and one of those moments came last week when Facebook announced that it had acquired the company behind the virtual reality gaming platform, Oculus Rift. Oculus Rift recaptured the gaming world's imagination on what was possible with virtual reality. Now, it's future is with Facebook.