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The NRA and its longtime agency are suing each other: Friday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. What people are talking about today The National Rifle Association and its longtime agency used to have one of the closest relationships in adland. But now, after nearly four decades together, the NRA and agency Ackerman McQueen are fighting each other in a remarkably bitter legal battle.  Here’s the latest: ...


Make The Most Of Social Media Marketing Using Email And Instagram

It's important to stay ahead of your competitors and Instagram and email are the two best platforms to make that happen. Pete Campbell breaks down the best strategy for Instagram promo, how to most effectively execute an email marketing campaign, and how to combine the two. _____________________ Guest post by Pete Campbell As an entrepreneur, you must always stay at the pinnacle and play your marketing games in a smart way. That is the best way to beat your closest competitors and e...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Cta, Guest Post, Instagram Instagram, Pete Campbell, Integrate Instagram


Vignette is a handy new app that keeps your iOS contact photos up to date

If there’s a special place in your heart for single-purpose utilities that solve a nagging problem, then you’re going to want to skip your daily Starbucks coffee and instead buy yourself a copy of the new iOS contacts utility Vignette. The new app is focused on doing one thing well: finding photos for your contacts by scouring social media profiles and updating them. Many people don’t bother to add a photo when entering in an iOS contact for the first time — it’s often an afterthought at best. A...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Contacts, Iphone Apps, Tech, Ios Apps, Starbucks, Instagram Instagram, LISS, Vignette, Gravatar Twitter Facebook, Casey Liss, Mac Observer Cult of Mac


Popular direct-to-consumer brands like Brooklinen, Curology, and MeUndies are flocking to Story Ads on Snapchat Discover as Instagram gets crowded and pricier (SNAP)

DTC brands like Curology and MeUndies have started flocking to Snapchat's Discovery Story Ads, a branded tile format that shows up in a feed next to popular shows and publishers. The format is suited to DTC brands because it lets them show their product portfolio and gauge consumer intent. Snapchat has benefited as Instagram gets increasingly crowded and expensive for DTC brands. Story Ads are also delivering for some performance-focused DTC brands. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, US, Trends, Snapchat, Lawrence, Instagram Instagram, Meundies, Grace Lawrence, Brooklinen, Velazco, Curology, Herrman, Todd Krizelman, Jeremi Gorman, David Herrman


How to See Memories on Instagram and Post as Story

Memories on Instagram Earlier this year, Instagram quietly introduced the “Memories” feature to its platform. Similar to Facebook, it shows users an old post shared by them on the same day, a year ago or even earlier. However, unlike Facebook, there is no dedicated setting to see the memories on Instagram. Instagram rather shows an “On this Day” notification for any existing memories within the app itself. You can choose to re-share the suggested memories with your friends and followers as an I...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Blogging, Optionally, Instagram Instagram


Instagram quietly killed its standalone messaging app before some people even had a chance to use it

Instagram is killing its standalone messaging app, Direct. The app was rolled out to a small number of countries in 2017 but never really took off. Many people have never even heard of it. Conversations on Direct will be moved back to Instagram in the coming month, it said in a message to users.  The decision comes as Facebook goes about knitting together the backends of Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram DMs, bringing the products closer together. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Uruguay, Instagram Instagram, WhatsApp Facebook Messenger, Matt Navarra, Chile Israel Italy Portugal Turkey


Everything we know about what's going on inside of Facebook right now (FB)

Facebook has had a tumultuous few years.  There have been bright spots, like the growth of Instagram, and big new initiatives, like its pivot to privacy. There have also been plenty of challenges, with calls to break the company up, and investors at one stage wondering if COO Sheryl Sandberg might leave the company.  Business Insider has covered all of the drama, and has pulled together all of our recent reporting on what's going on inside of Facebook below. You can read it all by subscribing...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Facebook Messenger, Warren Buffett, Coinbase, Sheryl Sandberg, Business Insider, Instagram Instagram, Facebook Here, Facebook Watch Facebook, Facebook Portal Facebook, Facebook and Messenger Instagram, Facebook Audience Network Advertisers


Facebook F8: Instagram introduces new camera design, donation stickers and shopping from creators

At the Facebook F8 annual conference 2019, Facebook introduced new design and feature to its platform including a new redesign, WhatsApp support on Facebook's Portal, Dark Mode and more. Alongside, Facebook has also introduced new features and brought design changes to Instagram. Instagram has got additions in new Stickers in stories, new features in Camera, and changes in Shopping. Firstly, Instagram is rolling out a new 'Donation' sticker on stories. The sticker is rolling out in the U...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, News, Instagram, US, Blogging, Instagram Instagram, Instagram New Features, Instagram donation sticker, Instagram new update


‘There’s almost a hedging against advertising’: Marketers want more details about how Facebook’s move to encryption will impact ads

Facebook's annual F8 developer conference will kick off this week in San Jose, California, and is likely to focus on the social network's plan to move towards privacy and encryption. Marketers said it's unclear how the model will work with Facebook's ad business. Facebook is expected to play up WhatsApp and Messenger, but advertisers have concerns about running ads in private messaging apps. They're also looking for more details about Instagram and its success with Stories. Visit BusinessInsid...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, Trends, Nielsen, Omd, San Jose California, Facebook Google, Instagram Instagram, Manas, Instagram Stories, Instagram IGTV, IGTV, George Manas


Marketers want more details about how Facebook’s move to encryption will impact ads

Facebook's annual F8 developer conference will kick off this week in San Jose, California, and is likely to focus on the social network's plan to move towards privacy and encryption. Marketers said it's unclear how the model will work with Facebook's ad business. Facebook is expected to play up WhatsApp and Messenger, but advertisers have concerns about running ads in private messaging apps. They're also looking for more details about Instagram and its success with Stories. Visit BusinessInsid...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, Trends, Nielsen, Omd, San Jose California, Facebook Google, Instagram Instagram, Manas, Instagram Stories, Instagram IGTV, IGTV, George Manas


'It helps Facebook further fortify its walled garden': Instagram is testing in-app checkout to make shopping more seamless, but experts say it has a bigger agenda

Instagram is rolling out a checkout button to make it easier for people to shop from the platform. The function is being beta-tested with 20 brands, including Adidas, Burberry, MAC Cosmetics, Michael Kors, Nike, Warby Parker, and Zara.  It shows how Instagram has been making shopping a bigger priority in recent months and is also an attempt by the company to gather more data, say experts. The move could threaten companies like Curalate that have built businesses on bridging the gap between br...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Zara, Warby Parker, Michael Kors, Facebook Instagram, Instagram Instagram, Instagram for Shopping, Huynh, Phillip Huynh, Essence North America, Adidas Burberry MAC Cosmetics Michael Kors Nike, Meghan Myszkowski, Linz Shelton


Giving Your Business A Boost With Instagram

The desire to expand your business is a rational one and one which is important to have if you are serious about building a successful business for yourself. Of course, this involves an awful lot of hard work and it is important to keep your eye on the prize and not to get weighed down by the work you are putting in. Many hours need to be spent developing a product or a service that will see as well as coming up with a promotional strategy that will grab the attention of the target audience. On...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Online Marketing, Others, Digital Marketing, Instagram Instagram


How To: Business Success with Instagram

Short overview In this article, we will talk about how you can use Instagram for your business. At first, we will talk about what Instagram is, how you can create an account on this social network platform and give you some tips. After that, it is time to determine what you want to accomplish with your Instagram account. After that, we will tell you how you can get your first followers, give you some general tips and show you how advertising and hashtags work on Instagram. Instagram is suita...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Instagram Instagram, Instagram Advertising on Instagram, Instagram Use


How to Boost Lead Generation, Build an Inclusive Workforce, Get a Free Cybersecurity Toolkit and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

17 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—A Complete Guide to Using Infographics for Lead Generation When you read up about lead generation tactics, it’s not common for you to stumble upon the suggestion to create an infographic. Considering that this content type has been proven to boost website traffic by up to 12%, it’s not often optimized for lead gen strategies. If you’re ready to learn what you’re missing out on, see the infographic below for a complete guide on ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Lyft, Uber, Business, UK, New York, Yahoo, Wikipedia, ESP, Canada, Delta, Medicare, Ferguson, Starbucks, Jetblue


21Squared: A Social Network for Plus Size Fashion Inspiration

A new social media platform has arrived, and it’s everything a plus sized fashion lover could ever want. Imagine an platform that was half Instagram, half Lookbook.nu, where plus size people could post photos of their outfits and be introduced to others with similar body types for an endless stream of curvy-girl inspo. Now imagine that those outfits had direct links for people to shop the items, and maybe the outfit-poster would even have the opportunity to earn some cash on the side… That’s the...
Tags: Fashion, Instagram, Social Network, Lindsay, Lane Bryant, Instagram Instagram, Bri, Erika McDaniels, Chictopia


Giving Your Business Premises A Makeover (With Ideas For All Budgets!)

Whether you run a shop, a restaurant or other type of business, the look and feel can start to get dull after a while. A fresh new makeover can breathe new life into your business and give it a whole new look. Giving your business a refresh gives you something to shout about to your customers, and is a great way to generate some interest and aim higher with your business. Want to know how it’s done? Here are some tips on giving your business premises a makeover, including ideas for all t...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Office, Ikea, Others, Pinterest Pinterest, Instagram Instagram, Office Makeover


New Ways to Look at Your Business Through Instagram Social Media

By Harris Scott If you ever find Instagram in the number one position under social media bracket, then don’t be scared. It is obvious; especially in the way it is reaching for the top rankings and outsmarting so many other channels down the road. IG has shot through the ranks on the social media sector quickly to become one of the major and top-notch tools for the savvy business runners out there. Thanks to the live video feature in the Instagram stories and also capability to shop stores direct...
Tags: Business, Instagram, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Instagram Instagram, Your Business Through Instagram Social Media, Harris Scott If, Harris Scott


FBI agents reportedly visited ex-Snap employees at home as part of an investigation into IPO disclosures (SNAP)

Federal investigators showed up at the homes of former Snap employees about a year ago as part of an official inquiry into the company's IPO disclosures. The agents asked about how Snap collects and reports users statistics, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Snap is thought to be under investigation from the DOJ and SEC about its disclosures around competition from Instagram. Snap said it doesn't have full visibility into the investigation but said it believes the inquiry relates to I...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Ipo, US, Trends, Fbi, SEC, Evan Spiegel, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Anthony Pompliano, Snap, SPIEGEL, US Justice Department, Instagram Instagram


Instagram Branding and Marketing Tips for CEOs and Professionals

You only get one chance to make a great first impression. On the internet, this is usually through your main website, blog, or social media. However, it seems like this is now happening on Instagram more than any other platform lately. With this in mind, you want to make sure your first impression counts. This means making sure you have your social profiles updated with high quality images, valuable content, and are also standing out from the crowd in the process. To make sure your personal or b...
Tags: Instagram, Blogging, Instagram Instagram, Harv Eker, Instagram Branding and Marketing Tips


Will You Be Impacted By This Latest Instagram Update?

Have you ever wondered if your favorite celebrities, influencers, or even your friends bought followers on Instagram? You're about to find out. Instagram announced today that it will be taking a huge step to eliminate inauthentic followers, likes, and comments on its platform.It's not uncommon for influencers to buy followers or using third-party apps to boost their engagement. Instagram believes this negatively impacts users' experiences. If you see someone follow you or engage with your conte...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Instagram Instagram, Amazon Black, Instagress


Big Tech got big because we stopped enforcing antitrust law (not because tech is intrinsically monopolistic)

Tim Wu (previously) is a legal scholar best known for coining the term "Net Neutrality" -- his next book, The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age (previously) challenges the accepted wisdom about today's digital monopolists, which is that they grew so big because of some underlying truth about online business ("first-mover advantage," "network effects," "globalism," etc). Instead, Wu argues that the reason we got digital monopolies is that we stopped enforcing anti-monopoly rules ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Post, Books, Business, Happy Mutants, Gift Guide, News, Instagram, Los Angeles, Competition, Aol, University Of Chicago, Tim Wu, Wu


Things to remember when starting an art/animation adventure

Are you the type of colorlover who enjoys watching 50 videos a day of people drawing and animating such cool stuff online? Do you consider starting your own journey through character and visual story creation? Just before setting your mind to start, here are some important points to remember.   practice every day   Most people lose their motivation at a very early start when their work is not as glamorous and fabulous as they would expect. Looking at the astonishing work of these online artist...
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Articles, Illustration, Don, Instagram Instagram, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Google announced "Project Stream," an experimental video game streaming service which will allow people to play games for free from the Google Chrome browser. The first game available will be the upcoming "Assassin's Creed: Odyssey," but there are only a limited number of spots. Facebook appointed a 10-year company veteran to replace Kevin Systrom as the head of Instagram. Instagram has named Adam Mosseri, the current VP of pro...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Elon Musk, Wikipedia, Trends, Tesla, Sony, Reddit, Cbs, SEC, North America, Kevin Systrom, British Airways, Alexa, Musk


Facebook poisons the acquisition well

Who should you sell your startup to? Facebook and the founders of its former acquisitions are making a strong case against getting bought by Mark Zuckerberg and Co. After a half-decade of being seen as one of the most respectful and desired acquirers, a series of scandals has destroyed the image of Facebook’s M&A division. That could make it tougher to convince entrepreneurs to sell to Facebook, or force it to pay higher prices and put contractual guarantees of autonomy into the deals. WhatsA...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Tech, Eu, Whatsapp, Harvard, Hillary Clinton, David Marcus, Xiaomi, Vr, Oculus, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger


'Instagram is so thirsty': Elon Musk explains why he deleted his Instagram account on Twitter (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Instagram account vanished early Tuesday morning.  Musk offered an explanation for his deactivation on Twitter on Tuesday: "Instagram is so thirsty, yet gives you Death by Water," he tweeted, an apparent reference to a T.S. Eliot poem.  On Monday evening, rapper Azealia Banks who spent a recent weekend in one of Musk's properties, tagged Musk in an Instagram story accusing him of taking her phone.      Elon Musk has offered an explanation via Twitter why he has quit Ins...
Tags: Elon Musk, Instagram, Wikipedia, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Azealia Banks, Musk, Columbia House, Elon, Eliot, Instagram Instagram, Instagram DM, Musks, Musk s Instagram, Water Musk


How to Use Social Media Sites to Become Your Own Girl-Boss

If you’re sick of your usual 9-to-5 job, with dramatic coworkers and demanding managers then make a change! Social media is growing more and more every day, as is the need for freelancing. Here is a list of the top 4 social media sites you should be utilizing from home, which in turn will allow you to become your own girl-boss. Facebook  Facebook has an average of 1.45 billion daily active users according to statistics from March this year, which means this is a great time to start yo...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Entrepreneur, Social Media, Paypal, Huffington Post, Chris Smith, Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, Depop, YouTube Partner Programme


Two Truths and a Lie: Instagram!!

In episode 2 of Two Truths and a Lie, we talked about Instagram. Instagram is the most popular platform in many, but not all, markets. EMarketer reported this week that its “rising popularity for influencer campaigns goes hand in hand with the platform’s strong user growth, as marketers tend to go where their customers are,” but in some countries/areas, other platforms are as or more popular. Instagram’s popularity has also lead to some crazy and unsavory behaviors — from people getting killed ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Pages, US, Seo, Community, Taylor, Influencer Marketing, Harley Davidson, Ftc, Instagram Instagram, Instagram Stories


The Best Online Art Communities for Artists

Whether you're a professional artist or a creative soul who enjoys doodling just for kicks, there's alot to be said about the numerous benefits that come along with joining an online art community.  Online art communities are websites dedicated to sharing and discussing various art forms such as illustration, painting, photography, sculpture and so much more. Hopping on board an online art community can be an excellent source of inspiration and motivation for any artist, affording you t...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Ello, Shepard Fairey, Pinterest Pinterest, Instagram Instagram, Parla, Ello Ello, DeviantArt DeviantArt, Kanny Scharf Gary Baseman Jos


People are wildly polarized on whether they trust Facebook

A new Survata survey seen by Business Insider shows that people are massively polarized about whether they trust Facebook or not. That's after months of scandal over Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data. The survey showed that Facebook ranked lower on trust than Google, YouTube, and eBay — but higher than Instagram. Survata CEO Chris Kelly said people had stronger feelings about Facebook than about Instagram, whether negative or positive. Facebook has been making a lot of moves to show...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Ebay, US, Trends, Amazon Web Services, Survata, Business Insider, Kelly, Chris Kelly, Google YouTube, Instagram Instagram, Facebook Here, Cambridge Analytica


Now you can order food from Instagram straight to your couch

How many times have you scrolled through your Instagram feed, seen a picture of a delicious dish, and felt your stomach rumble? Well, now you can actually do something about it. Instagram’s new foodie feature allows you to purchase food directly from Instagram, and have it delivered the same way you would normally order takeout. We all know that double-tapping a mouth-watering food picture won’t curb your appetite, but now you’ll find an “action button” on certain businesses’ profile pages, w...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, New York, Instagram, La, Jetblue, All, Instagram Instagram, OpenTable ChowNow