Facebook Link Previews – The Current State & 5 Workarounds To Modify Link Posts After July 18th

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve originally reported on the deprecation of editing link previews on Facebook. To no surprise, the outcry of publishers losing a favourite tool in social content optimization was loud. I *was* surprised though, by Facebook’s reaction, not only reaching out to me after my initial post, but following up […]



Hype Your Product Pre-Launch with Social Media

Excited about your new product’s pre-launch? You should be. It’s the next big thing. Use social media to launch with a bang, and find a way to set yourself apart from the competition. Execution is key. Create buzz and tease the audience; draw people’s attention by creating anticipation and excitement. This will make the pre-launch […]


4 Ways To Build Customer Relationships with Social Media Monitoring

Social media monitoring means monitoring user activity on different social channels (e.g. Facebook, Twitter). The purpose is to monitor different types of social media content – blog posts, likes, shares, and comments –  and determine sentiment and volume of conversation about a topic, product or brand. Customer service departments can use monitoring to connect with […]


Facebook: The End of Custom Link Preview Snippets (Deprecation by July 18th)

 Update 2017-08-03:  I’ve written a followup – Facebook Link Previews – The Current State & 5 Workarounds To Modify Link Posts After July 18th!  Update 2017-07-20, 19:00:  We’ve got another official update from Facebook! This email (see full text below) was sent to several media partners & publishers last Tuesday. The statement leaves some room for interpretation, but here […]



How to Track the Success of Your Insta Stories

With great stories comes great responsibility – that should be your marketing mantra when using Insta Stories to track the success of your business on social media. Analyzing, measuring, and tracking stories help you have a better understanding of what goes through the mind of your audience. Metrics highlight behavior happening when nobody but automated […]


How Brands Use Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram Stories

Snapchat was the first social platform to launch Stories. Instagram joined the party in 2016, followed by Facebook earlier this year. On Facebook and Instagram, the “Stories” feature is placed at the top of the newsfeed to ensure it’s the first thing users see when they open the app. Facebook has a much broader demographic […]


Dr. Susanna Gebauer, The Social M’s: “Social Media Content is All About Learning by Doing”

In our latest eBook about Social Media Content “The Art of Social Media Content Creation” we’ve included an interview with Susanna Gebauer, Founder & Marketing Consultant at The Social M’s. Read the whole interview below and find out what Susanna is doing to convert Social Media traffic, what KPIs she is focussing on with her […]


How Social Listening Helps Marketing Managers Improve Their Strategies

Marketing managers of medium and large companies are often tasked with providing structure to their teams, ensuring proper handling of the organization’s social media channels, and developing strategies that position the brand apart. Since all of these are meant to be achieved with a small team, finding solutions that increase the efficiency of all processes […]


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