It’s Official – This week in social media – 10 June 2019

Your weekly summary of official social media news from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google. You can listen to or read this post. TWITTER Inclusion and Diversity Report 2019 Twitter released its inclusion and diversity report on roles at the company by gender and race. Twitter found that the data and insights were too US-centric[…]

It’s Official – this week in social media – 3 June  2019

Your weekly summary of official social media news from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google. You can listen to or read this post. FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN & INSTAGRAM There’s no official news from Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram since last week. TWITTER Twitter launched two special emojis #EP2019 and #EUelections2019 for the recent EU elections, aiming to drive engagement across[…]

It’s Official – This week in social – 20 May 2019

This week in social – 20 May 2019 Your weekly summary of official social media news from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google. Facebook Facebook is working with health partners to create detailed, AI-driven maps that pair health system information with data on human mobility to yield insights about diseases spread by human-to-human contact. This[…]

Why you shouldn’t treat or measure social media like Amway

We all know what happens to that network marketing evangelist at the party who sees every guest as a sales opportunity and pounces to sign them up for some or other scheme within minutes of ‘hello’. They stop getting invited. Few people like to be seen as sales prospects or consider meeting someone as synonymous[…]

Social media influences investors & that influence is growing fast

Investors are influenced by research they find on social media and its importance will grow as younger players inherit, work and look for opportunities to invest. According to Cogent Research of the 90% of high net worth people who use social media, 73% spend it on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter making up the rest. They use[…]

LinkedIn is an economic & influence powerhouse, not a place to put your CV

If you think LinkedIn is just a good ‘place to put your CV’ than you are missing out on the platform’s huge business benefits and potential. LinkedIn is a powerhouse of economic data that can predict and fill skills gaps, uncover rare, high-demand talent and is now one biggest publishing houses in the world. With[…]

How one Aussie CEO used LinkedIn to expand into 27 countries

A leader who actively engages on social media platforms is good for business and with 7 million Australian and 380 million global users LinkedIn is a strategic fit those seeking to tap into global professional networks. One such CEO is Craig McDonald, head of software security company MailGuard, who was recently announced as one of Australia’s[…]

5 practical ways to gain real social media skills

The social web continues to proliferate and impact every area of our lives creating a demand for social talent that will grow as organisations recognise the impact at every level of the business from Boards (which will want oversight on governance to manage market impacts for example) to marketing, customer service, and recruitment. Right now there’s a skills gap that some have[…]

When starting in social media pare back and pair up

With 74% of adults online using social media, businesses increasingly understand its importance for connecting with customers, but don’t always know where to start when implementing a social media strategy. The hundreds of choices of social media networks can engender a sense of overwhelm about where to best invest limited resources. Even though it’s possible to narrow the[…]