Blog

04/22/17

Soldsie Digest – Instagram Goes “Offline” (in a good way), Gucci Gets Spacey, and Coachella Tells Endless IG Stories

From Soldsie

Hashtastic: Several new merchants selling via Soldsie on IG have inquired about how they can optimize the use of hashtags…well look no further! Soldsie Blog

From the Networks

Facebook gets totally teen. The social media giant’s TechPrep program primes ethnically underrepresented teens for coding careers. CNN Tech

Instagram goes “offline”. The photo-post driven social media giant’s latest update allows app use in an ever expanding array of offline situations. Elite Daily

Snapchat’s snags geotags. The temporary message-sharing social media wunderkind makes a landmark financial investment in patenting geotagging. select/all

From Everyone Else

Gucci gets spacey. The recently reinvigorated Milanese brand debuts a new alien-filled Instagram campaign for SS17. THE VERGE

Instagress goes bye-bye. The automated engagement app shuddered operation this week by request of Instagram. DIGITAL TRENDS

Coachella gets storied. The internationally influential mega-music festival gets swept up in the IG Storie era of 360-degree content-creation. Billboard

Featured Store

@SarahBriggsJewelry was birthed as its namesake’s evening passion project while she steadfastly worked as a nanny by day. That was 2004; within the thirteen years that would follow the brand would go on to carve a unique place in the contemporary jewelry market, melding thoughtful handcrafting with confidently bold flourishes. Briggs’ beachy breezy lifestyle factors prominently in their IG feed, cueing you as to exactly how each and every piece can be effortlessly worn. What’s even better is that those pieces you adore can be purchased via a click through the brand’s Have2Have.it link!

This issue was curated by Kibwe Chase-Marshall from the team at Soldsie. Learn more about our social commerce tools on Soldsie.

Already a Soldsie user? Sign in here

If you have anything to submit or would like to be featured please email us at hello@soldsie.com

04/12/17

Facebook Needs Small Businesses, YouTube Makes New Rules for Advertisers, and AFAR Travels to Have2Have.it.

From Soldsie

Soldsie has insight on how Facebook’s evolution will provide more opportunities to expand your reach on social media. Soldsie Blog.

From the Networks

Facebook aims to bring in more small businesses onto its mobile advertisements platform as the company reveals that it has 5 million monthly online advertisers. Marketing Dive.

Instragram will roll out ephemeral photo messaging and group chats, further cloning Snapchat. TechCrunch.

YouTube will only show video ads on videos with 10,000 views or more! Marketing Dive.

From Everyone Else

LinkedIn has reformatted its desktop layout. Are you maximizing its potential? Social Media Today.

Google developed a fact-checking feature for search and news results in an effort to curb the proliferation of fake news. Recode.

Featured Store

Experiential travel magazine and media brand AFAR was started in 2009 by Greg Sullivan and Joseph Diaz following a six-week trip to India. AFAR encourages travelers to authentically connect with people, experience their cultures, and understand their perspectives. The brand also supports a nonprofit foundation, Learning AFAR, which places youth from low-income families on educational trips. With Have2Have.it, @afarmedia connects its 181K Instagram followers to game-changing travel stories, whether it be a guide to Paris cuisine or a photo essay on life in Kyoto.

This issue was curated by Patrick Gartner from the team at Soldsie. Learn more about our social commerce tools on Soldsie.

Already a Soldsie user? Sign in here

If you have anything to submit or would like to be featured please email us at hello@soldsie.com

04/08/17

Soldsie Digest – Facebook’s “Facelift”, Snapchat’s Lovin’ It, and Soundcloud Takes a Chance (The Rapper!)

From Soldsie

Face Lift: Ready for the “New New”? Facebook continues to evolve, introducing 3 new exciting features to the platform’s mega-reach. Soldsie Blog

Tip(s) Top: Guest contributor Mary Walton delivers some priceless tips for selling and branding online. Soldsie Blog

From the Networks

Facebook signs up. The social media giant creates one-click subscription option to attract digital publishers. AdAge

Pinterest “pictures” it. The image archiving social media bets on images driving search engines of tomorrow in contrast with current text-driven systems. CNBC

Snapchat’s lovin’ it. The temporary message sharing social media wunderkind is tapped by McDonald’s as part of new recruitment strategy. Fortune

From Everyone Else

Soundcloud takes a Chance. The music discovery and file-sharing platform partners with Grammy winner Chance the Rapper on events related to his newest release. FactMag

Amazon huddles up. The digital mega-retailer inks deal to stream NFL games this season replacing Twitter. TechCrunch

Netflix “saves” the day. The movie streaming powerhouse adds a screen saver function to its app in order to promote original content. TechCrunch

Featured Store

@AshburySkies steps (in style) to the distinctive beat of its own (Bay Area) drum. Inspired by the uninhibited vibe of San Francisco’s counter culture legacy, this online purveyor of footwear, dresses, and accessories insists on making the boldest of statements. At once up-to-date and “Summer of Love” nostalgic, their carefully curated assortment speaks to the free spirit in us all. It’s no surprise that their IG feed feels like a stroll through a boutique filled block in The Haight; the best part is that instead of popping inside to snag those wedges in the window you can simply click-to-buy via Have2Have.it!

This issue was curated by Kibwe Chase-Marshall from the team at Soldsie. Learn more about our social commerce tools on Soldsie.

Already a Soldsie user? Sign in here

If you have anything to submit or would like to be featured please email us at hello@soldsie.com

04/08/17

Changing Faces: Facebook’s Evolution Expands the Social Media Platform’s Mega-reach


The social media landscape continues to broaden with our favorite platforms finding new and exciting ways to integrate into more aspects of our daily lives. Case in point: Facebook won’t be resting on its laurels anytime soon! Check out three new ways in which the social media giant plans to grow its reach.

(more…)

03/31/17

Meet These 4 Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Killing the Instagram Game

The term #GirlBoss was coined by Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso when she published her book of the same title in 2014, but women have been taking the workplace by storm for decades. In 2016, there were more women leading S&P 500 companies than ever. We pay tribute to some of our favorite female business leaders on Instagram who are using the platform to build their brands, embrace their identities, and authentically connect with their followers.
(more…)