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A startup that's helped brands like Hershey's and Petco make shoppable videos just raised $10 million to become an e-commerce platform that it says can help them drive more sales

Social video-turned e-commerce platform MikMak has raised $10 million, for a total of $14 million raised, the company announced on Monday. The social-video-commerce platform turned into a broader enterprise-software platform in February and has been helping brands optimize their online sales. MikMak says it can help brands and retailers understand what channels, audiences, and creative get people to buy. MikMak says it works with more than 150 brands and retailers and has Colgate, L'Oréal, Her...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Madrona Venture Group, Business Insider, Facebook Instagram, Hershey, Colgate, Petco, Doug Straton, MikMak, Tipograph, Rachel Tipograph, MikMak Dashboard, Tariq Hassan Petco, Luminari Capital and Brave Ventures, Lunch Partners


Inside the rise of TikTok, the viral video-sharing app that Trump is trying to order its Chinese parent to sell

TikTok is a short-form video app that's become one of the most popular social platforms among Generation Z. It has , and up to 80 million daily users in the US alone. However, the future of TikTok's presence in the US is uncertain: The Trump administration has threatened to ban the app, citing national security risks over its ties to China through its parent company, ByteDance. Trump could soon enact an executive order imposing a nationwide ban on the app, or directing ByteDance to "divest" i...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, La, China, Singapore, India, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Linkedin, Bloomberg, Beijing, United States, New Zealand


Brand Moves for Monday August 3

Twenty-three weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand ...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, London, Instagram, Minneapolis, Youtube, Advertising, Adidas, Customers, Black Lives Matter, Ministry Of Justice, North Face, Zuckerberg, Brixton, Facebook Instagram


Emails and IMs from the CEOs of Amazon, Facebook and Google show how they think about acquiring companies — and it has little to do with the quality of a startup's product (AMZN, FB, GOOG)

Documents made public Wednesday as part of a Congressional antitrust hearing give insight into the concerns of tech's most powerful CEOs leading up to game-changing acquisitions. Amazon, Facebook and Google all made big purchases of startups whose technology, the documents reveal, their teams found to be lacking. Instead, the deals got done because the companies feared losing market share or wanted a leg up in a new sector.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you're lookin...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Microsoft, Yahoo, Youtube, Trends, Cisco, Palo Alto, Tim Cook, Oracle, Sap, Zuckerberg


Brownells Now Taking Entries for the Big Book #73 Cover Model Contest

Brownells Now Taking Entries for the Big Book #73 Cover Model Contest GRINNELL, Iowa – -(AmmoLand.com)- Professional gunsmiths everywhere are invited to enter Brownells’ Big Book #73 cover model contest for a chance to appear on the cover of the gun industry’s “bible,” the Brownells 608-page, gun makers/builders catalog. Starting July 31, 2020, contestants can enter by creating a video no more than 60 seconds long explaining why they deserve to be on the cover of Big Book #73. Videos can be p...
Tags: Guns, Iowa, Facebook Instagram, Brownells, Shooting Media News, YouTube Facebook Twitter


How to Use Machine Learning in Business?

Machine learning plays a significant role in the current advancement of technology. Most artificial intelligence applications and systems taking over the tech industry implement machine learning algorithms. These algorithms are designed to understand correlations in massive volumes of data to identify trends. The data includes numbers, phrases, pictures, clicks, and any available electronic data. As this data is digitally processed, it’s easily fed into a machine-learning system. Exploring ML ...
Tags: Spotify, Business, Technology, Siri, Machine Learning, Ibm, Mastercard, Right Now, Facebook Instagram, Google Yahoo, Netflix YouTube, Waqar, Arthur Samuel, Fraud Detection Algorithms, Supply Inventory Management Machine, Waqar Ahmed


Tips for Choosing SEO Company for Your Business

Is Search Engine Optimization important for your business? Does SEO really matter to generate better revenue?Of Course Yes!!! SEO can make or break your business. Search engine optimization is the practice of improving organic traffic on search engines. Following SEO strategies is important for every business.Search engine optimization is Google’s strategy of deciding which website deserves to rank top for every query entered by the user on the search engine. People trust the website that ranks ...
Tags: Google, Digital, Sales, Google Analytics, Facebook Instagram, ResearchingResearch


Anti-vaxx groups spend nearly $1 billion on social media

The Center for Countering Digital Hate found that anti-vaxx groups reach 58 million users on social media, earning the platforms roughly $1B in revenue. The Center's founder, Imran Ahmed, says giving anti-vaxxers attention feeds the algorithms, further perpetuating the noise.In this interview with Big Think, Ahmed says the best thing we can do is offer credible information to change the algorithms. Disinformation is rampant. On Monday, a group named "America's Frontline Doctors" held a press c...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Instagram, America, Social Media, Innovation, Houston, Vaccines, Ahmed, Technology Companies, Derek, Misinformation, U S Supreme Court, Bakersfield, Burbank


Socialbakers Looks at a ‘Dynamic’ Second Quarter for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

The coronavirus pandemic and the run-up to the eventual boycott by some brands of advertising on Facebook, Instagram and other social platforms took their toll on paid advertising trends in the second quarter of 2020, while a surge in the usage of video was the largest development for brands organically, according to the Social Media...
Tags: Advertising, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Instagram Twitter, Social Pro Daily, Socialbakers Looks


TRANSCRIPT Ep. 36 | A Mini-Class for the Dog Days: Elements & Modalities

Transcript: 036 | A Mini-Class for the Dog Days: Elements & Modalities July 27, 2020 Read the full show notes & listen to episode here Jen: Welcome to the Big Sky Astrology podcast, with April Elliott Kent and me, producer and cohost Jen Braun. Hey friends, Jen here! Today is July 27th, 2020. And, here with me of course, is someone who’s simply paw-some. My friend, astrologer April Elliott Kent. Hi, April. April: Hi Jen, I love that so much. It is the dog days of summer as we were saying. And ...
Tags: Leo, Libra, Gemini, Virgo, Scorpio, Aquarius, Capricorn, Aries, Sagittarius, Astrology, Pisces, Rogers, Transcripts, Jen, Facebook Instagram, Leo Leo


Report: Disney cuts back on Facebook, Instagram ads

The Walt Disney Company has "dramatically" slashed its advertising budget on Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.It's the latest setback for the social network, which is facing... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Facebook Instagram


Sweepstakes: Fun Food Giveaways

ParmCrisps Pick a Recipe and Win! We’re getting crafty with summertime staycation recipes and snacks and need your help! Head to @ParmCrisps on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to vote on the recipe you would make this summer for a chance to win a ParmCrisps variety pack! And be sure to keep an eye out for more giveaways all Summer long!Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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TBWA\Dublin Launches Pro Bono Campaign For Translators Without Borders

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Adstasher (@adstasher) on Jul 17, 2020 at 6:28am PDT Translators Without Borders is a non-profit organisation that offers language and translation support for humanitarian emergencies. With the global pandemic further highlighting the language barrier that exists for some of the world's poorest regions, making health advice accessible for as many languages as possible is an ongoing bat...
Tags: Featured, Advertising, Psa, Dublin, Facebook Instagram, TBWA, TWB, Gloria J, TBWA\Dublin, Paul Arthurs, Translators Without Borders


Translators Without Borders: Life or Death

The Covid-19 pandemic is an issue facing the world at large and in times like these, it is of vital importance to make health advice more accessible in as many languages as possible. Translators Without Borders (TWB) is a non-profit organization that offers language and translation support for ...
Tags: Advertising, Dublin, Facebook Instagram, TBWA, TWB


Inside the rise of TikTok, the viral video-sharing app that US officials are threatening to ban due to its ties to China

TikTok is a short-form video app that's become one of the most popular social platforms among Generation Z. TikTok has , according to app analytics firm Sensor Tower, and is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese internet company. Here's the story of how TikTok got its start and grew into a wildly popular platform, and why US lawmakers are now threatening to ban it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Follow INSIDER on TikTok. One of the most popular apps among teenagers at the moment...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, UK, China, India, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Paypal, Beijing, United States, Signal, Federal Trade Commission


Facebook, Instagram Crack Down on Content, Ads Promoting Conversion Therapy

Facebook said late last week that it will expand its policies on hate speech to include content that advertises or promotes conversion therapy, and that move applies to Instagram, as well. Instagram public policy director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Tara Hopkins confirmed the update in a statement: "We don't allow attacks against...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Instagram, Advertising, Middle East, Facebook Instagram, Social Pro Daily, Diversity & Inclusion, Africa Tara Hopkins


Indian Army bans personnel from using 89 apps including Facebook, Instagram, ShareChat, Truecaller, and PUBG: Reports

The Indian Army has directed its personnel to delete at least 89 apps, ranging from social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram to Tinder, to even blogging sites like Reddit and “private blogs”, news agency ANI reported. Popular gaming apps such as PUBG are also included, and even apps developed by Indian companies, such as ShareChat, is banned. Truecaller has also been banned. The list contains broad categories such as “all Tencent gaming apps”, suggesting that more than 89 apps have bee...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hike, News, Instagram, Tinder, India, Snapchat, Army, Tencent, Reddit, Truecaller, Facebook Instagram, Times of India, Indian Army, Ani


WhatsApp Business, now with 50m MAUs, adds QR codes and catalog sharing

The global COVID-19 health pandemic has raised the stakes for businesses when it comes to using digital channels to connect with customers, and today WhatsApp unveiled its latest tools to help businesses use its platform to do just that. The Facebook-owned messaging behemoth is expanding the reach and use of QR codes to let customers easily connect with businesses on the platform, providing them also with a series of stickers to kick off “we’re open for business” campaigns; and it’s made it poss...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Asia, Enterprise, India, Tech, Brazil, Facebook Instagram


NFLPA, Opendorse Share Influencer Hot List of Most Social NFL Players

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. led National Football League players in total engagements on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter from the start of the 2019 season through May 31, 2020, while fellow WR D.K. Metcalf of the Seattle Seahawks had the top growth rate among players with at least 100,000 followers, and New Orleans...
Tags: Advertising, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, National Football League, NFLPA, Facebook Instagram, Odell Beckham Jr, Social Pro Daily, D K Metcalf


Facebook, Instagram: Wear a Cloth Face Covering

Facebook and Instagram responded to the rise in Covid-19 cases in the U.S. last week. A reminder began appearing atop News Feed on Facebook and Instagram's feed, urging people to wear cloth face coverings to prevent the spread of the virus and directing them to prevention tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Facebook Instagram, Social Pro Daily, Coronavirus


How Technology Plays A Pivotal Role for The Evolution of Social Media

Since the emergence of the social-technology period, marketers have renowned the perspective of Wikipedia, blogs, and online networks to support lines of brand communication and partnership, and to revitalize information sharing. Many brand experts have realized that by harnessing the originality and competencies of wide-range sponsors, can increase organizational efficiency to advertise products and technologies. Altogether, spreading new technologies across the social platform is slightly ti...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Wikipedia, Social Media, Paypal, Guest Post, Jazz, Sarah Smith, Facebook Instagram, Instagram Facebook, Facebook LinkedIn, Catalyze Marketing, Customer s Interests Are Valuable Than Company


4 Channels To Help Increase Online Holiday Sales

  While COVID-19 pandemic seems to have passed its peak, things are by no means “back to normal.” Supply chains are still disrupted, consumer wallets are still hurting, and unemployment is still high. It’s going to take a good while for the economy to get back on its feet, so you need to plan online holiday marketing strategies well in advance. Holiday Sales Planning 2020 With so much holiday revenue coming in online, it’s vital for online businesses to put their best holiday marketing foot ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, US, Sales, Cta, Snapchat, Ikea, Ibm, Facebook Instagram, Lee Odden, SERP, DepositPhotos, Instagram Stories, Content Marketing Content, WiseStamp, COVID


The biggest companies no longer advertising on Facebook due to the platform's lack of hate-speech moderation

Civil rights organizations including NAACP, Color of Change, Anti-Defamation League, and Sleeping Giants asked advertisers to stop paying for advertisements on Facebook in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Since Floyd's death, Facebook has allowed posts in which Trump called protesters "thugs" and suggested violence when he wrote, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided not to take action in removing the c...
Tags: Firefox, Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, John Lewis, Instagram, Minneapolis, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Diageo, Unilever, Adidas, Cnn


Open Mortgage Pulls Ads from Facebook, Instagram in Massive Hate Speech Protest

Austin, Tex.-based multi-channel mortgage lender Open Mortgage announced on Wednesday that it is suspending its ad buying on social media platforms owned by Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook in protest of those platforms’ policies related to the proliferation of misinformation and hate speech, the company said. The lender is joining prominent corporations including beverage maker The Coca-Cola Company, consumer packaged goods corporation Unilever, retail giant Target and auto manufacturer For...
Tags: Facebook, Featured, Instagram, Finance, Unilever, Ford, Naacp, Facebook Instagram, Scott Gordon, ADL, Herrera, Lenders, Google Bing, Menlo Park Calif, The Coca Cola Company, Open Mortgage


Instagram’s latest test puts all Stories on one page

Instagram Stories has grown to become one of Facebook’s best products to date. As of last year, roughly half of Instagram’s users — or 500 million people — were interacting with Stories on a daily basis. That’s nearly double the entire daily active user base of all of Snapchat, which first popularized the Stories format. Now, it appears Instagram is testing a way to expand the Stories experience, making it a more of a central focus in the Instagram app. The company is newly testing a feature tha...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, California, Tech, Stories, Facebook Instagram, Twitter Instagram, However Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, Instagram Stories, Stories Facebook, Julian Gamboa


Global app revenue jumps to $50B in the first half of 2020, in part due to COVID-19 impacts

Consumer spending on mobile apps and app installs grew significantly during the first half of 2020, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data from Sensor Tower. In the first half of the year, consumers spent $50.1 billion worldwide across the App Store and Google Play — a figure that’s up 23.4% from the first half of 2019. Previously, revenue had grown 20% between the first half of 2018 and 2019, for comparison. In addition, first-time app installs were up 26.1% year-over-year ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Games, China, India, Trends, Tech, Mobile Apps, Netflix, Tencent, App Stores, App Store


Microsoft Pauses Spending on Facebook, Instagram

Microsoft suspended its advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the U.S. in May and recently expanded that to a global pause, according to an internal chat transcript seen by Axios. From a report: Unlike the many advertisers who recently joined a Facebook boycott,, Microsoft is concerned about where its ads are shown, not Facebook's policies. But the move still means yet another big advertiser is not spending on Facebook right now. "Based on concerns we had back in May we suspended all media sp...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, US, Tech, Facebook Instagram, Chris Capossela


Microsoft reportedly suspends advertising on Facebook, Instagram

The suspension reportedly started in May and is the latest by a major brand
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Microsoft, Advertising, Trends, Social Media, Facebook Instagram


Microsoft suspends advertising on Facebook, Instagram

The suspension started in May and is the latest by a major brand
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Microsoft, Advertising, Trends, Social Media, Facebook Instagram


Gloria Estefan and Lin-Manuel Miranda Extend Invitation to Ballet Hispánico's NOCHE UNIDOS

Ballet Hispnico continues to celebrate 50 years of uniting people through dance with Noche Unidos on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 730-815pm EDT on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Facebook Instagram, Lin Manuel Miranda, Gloria Estefan, BWW News Desk, Noche Unidos, Hispnico