Brave Ad World - Episode 179

What a week! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others were making news, and we discussed it all on Episode 179 of the Brave Ad World Podcast.

This week’s headlines: Twitter and WAM! Partner to Combat Online Harassment, Facebook Gives Users More Control Over the News Feed, Facebook Messenger Garners 500 Million Users and Twitter Hosts Analysts Day.

The week’s news quick hits: Instagram Lets Users Edit Captions, YouTube Strikes Deal to Pave Way for Music Service, Facebook Creates Tool to Create Video Thank You Cards and Facebook Clears Up Data Policy Language. 

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This Week in Social (Week of November 10)

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: Twitter and WAM! Partner to Combat Online Harassment, Facebook Gives Users More Control Over the News Feed, Facebook Messenger Garners 500 Million Users and Twitter Hosts Analysts Day.

The week’s news quick hits: Instagram Lets Users Edit Captions, YouTube Strikes Deal to Pave Way for Music Service, Facebook Creates Tool to Create Video Thank You Cards, Facebook Clears Up Data Policy Language and Facebook Deemphasizes Promotional Posts in News Feeds.

The End of a Facebook-First Era

There was a time when a brand really wasn’t considered to be doing social media marketing unless Facebook was part of the mix (or at least that seemed to be the general consensus). Facebook’s an obvious choice. It’s the default. It’s the gateway drug to social media marketing. There usually isn’t a question as to whether or not a brand should or will have a Facebook presence. Instead, that’s where a brand starts to establish a social foothold and then expand from there.

That’s the way it has been and for good (mostly) reason. It’s where people are, and it’s where brands can create a presence fairly easily. Facebook isn’t getting weaker, but other platforms are getting stronger, giving reason for marketers to look beyond the default, the status quo, the Facebook.

Brave Ad World - Episode 178

It was a quiet week in the world of digital and social media marketing, but Snapchat was busy. We discussed it on Episode 178 of the Brave Ad World podcast.

This week’s headlines: Snapchat Goes After Social TV and Live Events and Snapchat Works to Establish Content Partnerships.

The week’s news quick hits: Evernote Adds Work Chat and Facebook Allows Access Using Tor Network. 

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