COVID-19 and Social Media Marketing: April 6th Update

Please see prior posts: Changing Consumer Behavior and How to Adjust Your Strategy (March 16th)Organic vs Paid Social Media Marketing Before and After the Virus (March 23rd)Top Questions Brands Have About Their Social Media Strategy During COVID-19 (March 30th) We’re beginning to see things settle down into what they’ll become as long as social distancing and stay-at-home orders remain the norm. Sales at Costco and Target have dropped after initially spiking during “stock up” behavior. Som...
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Meet the 15 youngest billionaires in America

Forbes released its 2020 edition of the World's Billionaires List, which ranks the richest people in the world. The youngest billionaire on the list, 22-year-old Kylie Jenner, is the founder of Kylie Cosmetics. In late 2019, she agreed to sell 51% of her company to beauty conglomerate Coty Inc. for $600 million. The deal valued her company at $1.2 billion. The 15 youngest billionaires in America are collectively worth over $100 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some...
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‘No Time to Die’ Won’t Be Re-Edited During its Release Delay, Director Calls It “Great as It is”

No Time to Die was supposed to grace us with its presence this month, but then the coronavirus stepped in and threw a wrench into those plans. Now the latest James Bond film is set for a November release, which has lead some to wonder if director Cary Fukunaga would use this time to re-edit and perhaps polish the film more before its eventual release date. According to Fukunaga, the answer to that question is a big fat no. In fact, Fukunaga says the film is great as is already, and doesn’t need...
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11 Social Media Changes to Make in a Coronavirus World

Coronavirus has changed just about everything, but you still need to connect to your customers, prospects, partners, and team members. And now more than ever, social media may be the best way to do so.   But you cannot just continue with your regular social media strategy, content, and cadence. What works is different. What people want is different.   You must consider these 11 changes to your social media to continue – possibly even accelerate – your social media success during the pandemic....
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Easter Dogwood Images for You

I photographed some dogwood blooms on at a local park on our last day before Georgia’s shelter-at-home took effect. When I uploaded the images to Lightroom at home, I rediscovered a batch of dogwood images I took in 2014 and added text for Easter. Honestly, I don’t remember what I did with them then, but I want to make them available to you now to use as a screensaver this week to remember what it represents. Dogwood blooms represent a beautiful, visual reminder of the crucifixion. Many of us a...
Tags: Photography, Holidays, Wallpaper, Georgia, Faith, Homeschooling, Dogwood

WhatsApp limits mass message-forwarding to try and stop the wild spread of coronavirus misinformation

WhatsApp is limiting how many people you can forward "frequently forwarded" messages onto. It defines "frequently forwarded" as messages that have already been forwarded five times. This is an attempt to stop misinformation from going viral on WhatsApp, which as a private messaging service is much harder to moderate than platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Encrypted messaging service WhatsApp is restricting how often messages can be forwa...
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Connecting despite COVID-19: Indianapolis hip-hop producers plan Instagram battle

Performers continue to share their art during the coronavirus pandemic with online performances on Facebook, YouTube and other websites.          [Author: Indianapolis Star]
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This Serum From Biossance Has Been Getting Rave Reviews on Instagram, and Now I Know Why

I'm constantly on the hunt for the perfect skin-care routine, especially as I get closer to hitting 30. I want products that will moisturize, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even out my skin's texture, and get rid of my skin's hyperpigmentation (is that too much to ask?). I've yet to find a product that can do it all, but I did find something that comes close: the Biossance Squalane + 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum ($62). This was my first time trying a Biossance product, but I had hea...
Tags: Instagram, Beauty, Skin Care, Beauty Review, Biossance Squalane

Peak Design's Travel Tripod Just Earned a Permanent Spot in My Camera Bag

When it comes to traveling and trying to pack light, I always seem to run into a dilemma: cram the tripod in my bag or leave it at home. Ideally, I’d always want a tripod around for taking things like landscape shots or long exposures, but the bulky nature of most tripods usually means it’s the last item that gets cut…Read more...
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WhatsApp introduces new limit on message forwards to fight spread of misinformation

WhatsApp is imposing additional restriction on how frequently a message can be shared on its platform in its latest effort to curtail the spread of misinformation. The Facebook -owned instant messaging service said today that any message that has been forwarded five or more times will now face a new limit that will prevent a user from forwarding it to more than one chat (contact) at a time. A spokesperson told TechCrunch that WhatsApp will roll out this change to users worldwide today. ...
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78% of Marketers Want to Work with Micro-Influencers

78% of marketers say they want to work with micro-influencers in 2020. This was a key finding of Linqia’s fourth annual State of Influencer Marketing Report. 2020 State of Influencer Marketing Report The report confirmed that influencer marketing is a continuing marketing trend, with 40% of marketers saying they are running six or more influencer marketing campaigns. The study also found that 57% of marketers say they plan to increase their budgets for this type of marketing in 2020. For smal...
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Lawyering in a Time of Corona

IT WAS INEVITABLE: as the courts shut down and the work-from-home edict spread, I was reminded of Luddite lawyers sitting in their offices. It would be a gargantuan undertaking to take files to and fro between home and office, and impossible to convert to a paperless office in the blink of an eye. Not surprisingly discoveries and mediations were cancelled, revealing those behind the curve. What we have preached as best practice for decades is now the only practice: paperless remote work is the o...
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‘One World: Together At Home’ Set To Air Across The ViacomCBS Family Of Networks On April 18th

ViacomCBS networks in the U.S. and around the world will air One World: Together At Home, a global televised and streamed special in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, on Saturday, April 18th from 8:00-10:00 PM, live ET. The ViacomCBS brands airing the special include broadcast networks CBS in the U.S., Channel 5 in the UK, Network 10 in Australia, and Telefe in Argentina; BET and MTV globally across 180+ countries; and CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Paramount Network, Pop, T...
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You Ask, I Answer: Followers as a Non-Profit Goal?

Sophia asks, “If a brand new nonprofit approached you and said: ‘I want 5,000 Facebook likes, 1,000 followers on Instagram, and 1,000 followers on Twitter, all by the end of the year.’ What would you quote them, or tell them?” I’d ask them what their actual business goal is. A few years ago, my oldest […] The post You Ask, I Answer: Followers as a Non-Profit Goal? appeared first on Christopher S. Penn - Marketing Data Science Keynote Speaker.
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The gentlest sunrise.

You have to imagine the sound of loons.Even softer... The time was 6:48 on a morning when the "actual" sunrise time was 6:29. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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5 skills to learn while in self-isolation

During times of crisis an opportunity for learning exists. Given that many of us are stressed, finding ways to alleviate anxiety is important. While the skills you can learn from home are endless, this list offers five timely options. Everyone is processing this moment differently. For the 10 million-plus Americans that have lost their jobs in the past few weeks due to coronavirus-related closures (based on unemployment filings; the number is likely higher), this is a time of great anxiety. I ...
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At the Monday Night Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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At the Tuesday Night Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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A top YouTuber slammed Dasani over additive conspiracy theories. Experts say they don't hold water.

Consumers are taking to YouTube and other social media platforms to complain about the taste of the Coca-Cola water bottle brand Dasani. In a new YouTube video, Shane Dawson reviewed claims that the product tastes strange, makes a "fizz" sound upon opening, and that the ingredients list includes salt among other additives — suggesting that something nefarious is afoot with the water. A bottled-water expert told Business Insider that Dasani is using many of the same practices that other bottled...
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Zuckerberg's Jealousy Held Back Instagram and Drove Off Founders

The Facebook CEO promised Kevin Systrom independence, but a new book shows that the promise only lasted until Instagram started to look like the favorite son. From a report: By the end of 2016, just as Zuckerberg's company was facing its first controversies related to Donald Trump's election, Zuckerberg was focused on a different kind of threat. Typical Facebook users were posting fewer of their own thoughts and photos, and Zuckerberg suspected Instagram's successful copying of Snapchat Stories ...
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At the Lunchtime Café...

... talk about anything you like.The photo shows a mellow western view at 6:32 a.m. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Instagram has been rolling out Direct Messages to your desktop — here's how to check if you have the feature (FB)

Instagram said in January it was starting to roll out direct-messaging on desktop computers and web browsers, but many users are just starting to see the change this week. Direct Messages have long been a feature only available via Instagram's mobile app, but many users now have the ability to start, read, and send DMs on their laptops and computers. Here's how to see if you're one of the users who has Instagram DMs on their desktop as the company completes the feature's global rollout. Visit ...
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I Tried Biossance's Bestselling Night Serum, and It Made Me Glow in 2 Weeks

I'm constantly on the hunt for the perfect skin-care routine, especially as I get closer to hitting 30. I want products that will moisturize, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even out my skin's texture, and get rid of my skin's hyperpigmentation (is that too much to ask?). I've yet to find a product that can do it all, but I did find something that comes close: the Biossance Squalane + 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum ($62). This was my first time trying a Biossance product, but I had hea...
Tags: Instagram, Beauty, Skin Care, Beauty Review, Biossance Squalane

Miley Cyrus Was Coached Through Trimming Her Bangs - For a Second Time - Over FaceTime

Never one to shy away from self-expression and trying new things, last week Miley Cyrus ever-so-boldly decided to give herself a DIY bang trim at home. However, she joked during one of her Instagram Live episodes of Bright Minded that the result was more Tiger King than she was originally hoping for. Nevertheless, Cyrus didn't let it get her down and marked the occasion as a lesson learned rather than a regret. To help remedy the situation, celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger came to Cyrus'...
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Ruth Langsford makes fans laugh with her beauty dilemma during lockdown

Ruth Langsford suffered a major beauty setback on Monday morning, and took to Instagram to...
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We Can Still Travel — With Photoshop and a Dream

There’s little choice now but to stay grounded because of the coronavirus, but avid travelers are devising creative and meaningful ways to celebrate the vacations they have had to cancel.
Tags: Photography, News, Social Media, American Museum of Natural History, Travel Warnings, Computers and the Internet, Travel and Vacations, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

H.E.R. Launching ‘Girls With Guitars’ Weekly Instagram Show

Two-time Grammy Award winner H.E.R. today announces “Girls With Guitars,” her weekly Instagram live performance and conversation series, starting today at 8pm ET. During each live session, H.E.R. along with her vast array of guitars will perform songs from her catalog as well as covers and take fan requests.  H.E.R. will also invite celebrity female guitarists to perform and engage […]
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5 ways to engage your community on Instagram

Social media can come in handy during times like this, especially when used correctly. By posting fun, engaging content and daily motivation, you can spread positivity while boosting your business.
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Peak Design’s popular tripod emerges from Kickstarter to fund coronavirus relief

100 percent of profits for the first four days will be donated
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Celebrities reveal new sides during virus, but face backlash

Portia de Rossi has been teaching herself how to cook during the coronavirus lockdown. It's been an eye-opening experience for the actress — and for her fans.She's cut herself and been burned, yes. She's also discovered she doesn't like some Indian flavours and that her longtime wife, talk show host Ellen Degeneres, isn't a fan of curry and garbanzo beans.“We’re learning a lot about each other in quarantine!” she admits on Instagram.We are indeed learning a lot about eac...
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