Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

Welcome back for more marketing updates with Motion Ave. Not even the short Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp outage can stop us from bringing you the best news of the week! 

New Chat Sticker Comes To Instagram

This new addition to the Instagram stickers will allow users to enter a group chat directly from one of your Stories. You’ll be in control of who is allowed in (or not)! There aren’t any immediate applications in marketing- but it’s a great choice for friends who want to start a group conversation on Insta because their moms and grandparents have taken over Facebook.

An ambitious marketer could use this facility in combination with the recent enhanced ad features to provide unparalleled, if labor-intensive, customer service. What do you think?

For more information, click here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/2/20679070/instagram-chat-sticker-stories-group-dm

Twitter Realizes Search Results Should Contain Information

Thanks to a recent update, Twitter user searches will now get you more than a name. Now when you search for a user on the platform, you’ll get more information like recent tweets, mutual follows, and trends to decide if it’s worth following that profile. 

Want to know more? https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitter-updates-search-results-with-additional-contextual-info/557911/

Opening A New App Is Hard: Snapchat Brings Us Another Game, “Bitmoji Tennis”

Snapchat’s new multiplayer gaming platform is taking off- needless to say, the platform is thrilled that another user impulse can be indulged without clicking away. They’ve now added “Bitmoji Tennis,” where Snapchat users can compete with friends and randos, with game modes including solo training, one-on-one match challenges, and group challenges. Profanity-laced temper tantrums and public scandals will be available later as premium content.

Prepare yourself for the first match here: https://9to5mac.com/2019/07/01/snapchat-bitmoji-tennis/

WhatsApp Grudgingly Acknowledges Facebook Exists, Instantly Also Becomes A Social Network

The popular Facebook property WhatsApp is giving its parent company a little PDA: a new feature finally lets you share your Whatsapp status on Facebook. Also, the long-awaited fingerprint authentication could finally become a reality on the platform, along with the QR mode that will allow you to easily add contacts by scanning a simple code. These new features make us wonder: is Whatsapp still just a messaging platform, or is it essentially a social media annex of Facebook where more chatting goes on?

Find out more about this news here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9412231/whatsapp-update-5-exciting-features/

That’s it for today! We look forward to seeing you next week in a new edition of Marketing Updates with Motion Ave.

Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

We’re back with more marketing news! This week Google, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube gave us plenty to talk about!

Google Tries Social Media Again With Google My Business

Remember Google+? Yeah, most people don’t. The “Facebook for people too old for Facebook” went away last year due to massive security gaps and a general lack of interest, but that doesn’t mean Google still doesn’t want the remaining sliver of that sweet social media marketing pie. New features on Google My Business won’t create a new social platform, but they’ll bring the ability for brands to take social-like actions, such as integrating discounts, stickers, and more customizable images into their Google search presence.

Get the whole story here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/google-adds-more-social-like-options-to-google-my-business-listings/557314/

It’s Still Instagram, but More And Faster And Alive

In the days of the dinosaurs, before CGI, most cartoons were made with “stop motion”- showing a lot of pictures, each slightly different, very quickly to make things appear to move and change. Instagram is bringing the quirky fun of stop-motion without the tedium to Stories: stop motion story mode. Take several shots of an object, and Instagram will bring them together to create a stop motion video, ready to be used in your account.

Check out this upcoming feature here: https://beebom.com/instagram-stop-motion-story/

Never, Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever Read The Comments. Hey, Stop!

It’s hard to deny that YouTube has created a bustling marketplace of ideas in the comments section of its videos, where millions of users from around the world come together to share positive, healthy, mutually supportive messages of love and well-composed insights. 

To help YouTubers remain focused on the extremely important content of their videos and not be distracted by the verbal delights of the comment page, the platform is migrating comments to behind a button, that you’ll have to click to open the scroll. Now you’ll have a few more precious seconds to think about whether you need to share your carefully-worded viewpoints on making 6-figure salaries working from home, just like your cousin.

Read about the first blow struck for world peace here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/21/youtube-confirms-a-test-where-the-comments-are-hidden-by-default/

We Found Another Use For Google Cardboard: Looking At 3D

3D technology comes to Google Ads with its new ad display format, “Swirl”. Marketers can now integrate 3D assets into interactive ads, allowing for more immersive online product experiences than ever, and more people walking down the street waving their hands in the air for no apparent reason.

The future is here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-introduces-interactive-ads-with-3d-objects/313029/#close

C’mon Guys, Twitter Lists Is Awesome, Just Give It A Chance 

Lists are a great way to curate your feed and have an overall more organized and intentional Twitter experience, so it’s no surprise that very few people know about or use it. To bring customizable timelines to the forefront, Twitter’s new positioning of Lists would make it possible from a single swipe, instead of buried behind multiple taps. We know how tiring that can be.

Learn more about the new feed modality here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitters-looking-to-emphasize-lists-with-new-swipeable-custom-feeds/557629/

That’s all, folks! See you next week for more Marketing Updates with Motion Ave!

Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

News, news and more news today with marketing updates from Motion Ave! Find out the latest trends this week on Spotify, Amazon, and more!

Maybe They Won’t Go Premium Now

Spotify’s the biggest music streaming service in the world, and many of its members get their music free- a proven business model, but one that can benefit hugely from targeting, which hasn’t been Spotify’s style until now. Spotify now allows advertisers to target ads based on podcast listening patterns- but for now, just podcasts. Don’t worry, no one’s going to judge you for still listening to Kanye.

Want to know all the details? Click here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/17/spotify-advertisers-can-now-target-listeners-by-what-podcasts-they-stream/

Spark, We Hardly Knew Ye

Remember how exciting Amazon’s social network was, and how users flocked to the platform with photos of hand towel unboxing? Yeah, us either. “Spark” has gone forever, failing to overtake Instagram in shopping porn innovation. Amazon will have to accept that, for now, it can’t be all things in all areas of members’ online experience- yet.

Learn more about it here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/amazon-shuts-down-its-spark-social-shopping-alternative/557053/

Buy This Too “Complete Your Look” With Pinterest

When you’re buying a $1,500 stereo, it’d be crazy not to get a hand-woven aboriginal art throw blanket to go with it, right? Pinterest finally gets it. This new option allows Pinterest to offer relevant products based on the image the user is viewing. For example, if you are looking for a room design pin, Pinterest will suggest images of objects that usually appear in this context, lamps, furniture and any other decorative element.

Want the whole story? Click on the link: https://marketingland.com/pinterest-broadens-e-commerce-capabilities-with-complete-the-look-tool-262555

Facebook Invents Time Travel Updates Its Post Comments Ranking

Have you noticed that your post comments sometimes don’t appear in chronological order? Blame- or thank- Facebook’s new comment ranking algorithm. The platform is preparing an update to improve relevance by ranking comments based on their likelihood to “generate greater engagement.” We suspect this will lead to some pretty funny-looking “conversations” in the comment threads for a while.

Want to know more about this update? Read the full story here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-announces-updated-ranking-factors-for-post-comments/556944/

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Your Headline is Boring, 5 tips for creating great Headlines


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Reading blog posts and news pieces, among lots of other things, is a huge part of our agency’s daily routine. This is not only because we have to stay informed on the latest trends on our (and our clients’) industry.

We also like to keep an eye on what our competitors are doing 😉

The thing is, with thousands of new written content coming out every day from all angles, it’s impossible to keep up with each one of them. After all, we have to work. Thus, when faced with them, the headline plays a big part on the decision of whether we want to read this post now, or at least, save it on Pocket to read it on our break.

And, here’s a little secret: all readers (even you!) go through this process every day.

Because of this, the chase for the magic formula to create epic headlines has become part of the content marketer’s everyday life. The truth is that there’s not a simple, one-size-fits-all recipe for the perfect headline that will work for every type of content you create. What worked for one post may be terrible for another.

In today’s post, you won’t find complicated math formulas or mysterious alchemy recipes from our ancestors. You may already have your own headline secret sauce going on.

Instead, we want to give you four key reminders that you have to keep in mind while editing your list of 30 potential headlines for your next post. Sometimes, in the midst of following formulas and ULTIMATE PROVEN RECIPES, you may lose sight of them, and your readers may penalize your post for it.

Ready? Let’s cook some headlines!

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