Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales Hit New Records: Reality Check Digital News
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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales Hit New Records: Reality Check Digital News

Social Media News In this week’s digital news, more businesses are using Instagram, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales hit new records, and more. Snapchat releases new Promoted Story ad format. Promoted Stories give marketers the same format as the community, but with more targeted reach and placement. Plus, the format is three to 10...

Pinterest Becomes Your Personal Shopper With Lens Your Look: Reality Check Digital News
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Pinterest Becomes Your Personal Shopper With Lens Your Look: Reality Check Digital News

In this week’s digital news, social engagement means a bigger spend for shoppers, Pinterest becomes your personal stylist, and two-thirds of American adults don’t expect Big Data to stick around. Social Media News   Snap, Inc. continues to grow more brand-friendly. In order to compete with other advertiser-focused social networks — primarily, Facebook and Instagram...

Facebook Tests Promoted-only Posts In News Feeds: Reality Check Digital News
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Facebook Tests Promoted-only Posts In News Feeds: Reality Check Digital News

In this week’s digital news, Facebook and Twitter make big moves with ad transparency, email gets more mobile than ever, and Instagram gets users ready for their close-up with Superzoom. Social News   Facebook gets into the Halloween spirit. Just in time for the year’s spookiest holiday, Facebook has added a number of new Halloween-themed...

Instagram Lets Users Create Polls In Stories: Reality Check Digital News
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Instagram Lets Users Create Polls In Stories: Reality Check Digital News

In this week’s digital news, Instagram crushes the competition for top influencers, LinkedIn adopts a major feature from Snapchat, and polls are made possible in Instagram Stories.   Social Media News   Instagram enables polls in Stories. Instagram Stories has a new way for viewers to interact with photo and video content. Users can now...

Twitter Raises Character Limit for Tweets to 280: Reality Check Digital News
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Twitter Raises Character Limit for Tweets to 280: Reality Check Digital News

In this week’s digital news, Pinterest goes shopping for a new retail partner, Twitter doubles the character limit for tweets, and YouTube steps up its personalization. Social Media News   Instagram celebrates a milestone with kindness. Instagram just crossed another milestone, with 800 million monthly active users — and 500 million daily active users. To...

Pinterest Unlocks 5,000+ Interest-Based Targeting Options: Reality Check Digital News
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Pinterest Unlocks 5,000+ Interest-Based Targeting Options: Reality Check Digital News

In this week’s digital news, Pinterest adds 5,000+ interest-based targeting options, Facebook tracks in-store visits, and the digital advertising duopoly gets even bigger.   Social Media News   Pinterest unlocks more than 5,000 interest-based targeting options. Pinterest announced this week they’ve hit 200 million monthly active users – up 40% year-over-year. And with that, the...