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07/22/16

Soldsie Digest – Olympic Social Strategy, Snapchat at Your (Customer) Service, and Pokemon Goes to Japan

From Soldsie

Go for Gold. The Summer Olympics are around the corner, we’ve put together tips that leverage the games for your summer social media win. Soldsie Blog

Hashing it out. Overwhelmed by the hashtag strategy mazes? Check out our simple (and sane) guide to getting up-and-running with hashtags. Soldsie Blog

From the Networks

Facebook might just “snap”? A disappearing messages feature may be in the platform’s future. DIGITAL TRENDS

Snapchat at your service? Beauty startup Birchbox tests the platform for customer service. DIGIDAY

From Everyone Else

Pokemon Go gets the Japanese Green Light. The augmented reality app goes live, amid safety concerns. TECHRUNCH

AirBnB reaches into the “cabinet”. The share-economy/hospitality pioneer retains former US Attorney General, Eric Holder. Los Angeles Times

Cargo X offers one-touch trucking? The Brazilian startup looks to become the Uber of shipping. TECHCRUNCH

Dollar Shave Club gets acquired. Unilever makes the reported $1 Billon purchase. Fortune

Featured Store

@JenniferBehr elevates hair ornaments to royal heights, as evidenced by the brand’s range of exquisite tiaras, hair wreaths, pins, and bands. Handmade in New York City, her pieces draw upon her fine art training and fascination with the talisman-like capacity of a striking headpiece. Her A-list, celebrity clientele relies upon her range of adornments to gild their looks (from red carpet, to bridal ceremony) and now you can shop the assortment 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.

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07/22/16

Winning in the Game of Olympic Social Media Marketing

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Get ready for an Olympics like no other: digital media analysts at Social Times report, this summer in Rio de Janeiro…76 percent of the world’s population is expected to tune in on television. Of those 3.6 billion global viewers, 85 percent will be on additional devices while watching”. Much of your brand’s audience will be enthusiastically experiencing the events occurring in Brazil through the now ubiquitous social media lens. As the Games of the XXXI Olympiad quickly approach (Aug. 5th – Aug. 21st) it’s time to take your brand’s Instagram marketing strategy to gold medal status. Need a little coaching? We’ve got some key tips that’ll help you lap the competition.

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07/19/16

Soldsie Digest – Instagram #Hashtag Strategy, Snapchat’s Smart Ads, and Little Boogaweezin on Have2Have.it

From Soldsie

Take your hashtag game to the next level and gain more exposure and Instagram followers. Soldsie Blog.

Fight the summer sales slowdown with these Instagram contest tips. Soldsie Blog.

From the Networks

Snapchat is at work on a new ad that uses object recognition to serve users relevant filters, ads, and coupons. Business Insider.

Facebook is rolling out new app-install ads that target customers based off those who will likely download the app. Adweek.

Snapchat has shied away from suggesting who to follow, but now allows your friends to recommend profiles. TechCrunch.

From Everyone Else

Microsoft will release a video streaming tool that works without Microsoft Office for people to upload and share videos with professional colleagues. The program is available to anyone with a business e-mail. Venturebeat.

Apple releases new betas for iPhone, Apple TV, and more though it is probably best to wait before downloading to your primary devices. TechCrunch.

Yahoo is making a break for the lead with a new interface set to rival Amazon’s Alexa. Venturebeat.

Featured Store

A lifestyle brand for today’s generation, Little Boogaweezin is an all-inclusive clothing and accessory line pioneering a shift in modern expression. From sunglasses that give a shout out to mamas (“I am modern motherhood”) to empowering crop tops (“Rise of the woman”), LB transcends boundaries of traditional roles and perceived appearances. Established in 2013, @thelbbrand stays ahead of the curve by connecting 25.3K Instagram followers to its webstore through Have2Have.it.

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

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07/15/16

Soldsie Digest – Simple (Sane) Hashtag Strategy, Facebook Eyes Cellular, and Nintendo Throws it Back

From Soldsie

Hashing it out. Overwhelmed by the hashtag game? We’ve put together a simple (and sane) guide to getting up-and-running with hashtags. Soldsie Blog

The Grass is Greener. Learn from the pros: the grassroots marketing campaign you should be trying on Instagram. Soldsie Blog

From the Networks

Facebook opening the cellular source. OpenCellular being developed to democratise net access. The Verge

Instagram community is like no other. New Data illustrates uniqueness of IG user base. MarketingDIVE

Snapchat welcomes a “geofilter” comrade. Yext Inc. making strides in development of branded image enhancers. BloombergTechnology

From Everyone Else

Apple gets “real”? New reality show “Planet of the Apps” in developement. Polygon

Nintendo throws it way back. NES Classic System to designed to appeal to retro enthusiasts. TECHNEWSWORLD

Pokemon Go telling all your secrets? A Privacy Bug gets address but skeptics remain. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Featured Store

@Showmeyourmumu knows a thing or two about the “Prints of Tides”: this online retailer selects the most playful South Pacific-inspired motifs for their assortment of beachy-chic casual apparel. Made in the USA, the range spans the gamut of easy pieces; from voluminous maxi dresses to the trendy matched sets and playsuits of the moment they’ve covered all of the bases. What’s even better is that via Have2Have.it, they’ve made their enviably gorgeous IG feed (all seaside days, and cabana-cozy nights) shoppable.

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

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07/15/16

Hashtagging Made Simple (and Sane)

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Head spinning in regard to #hashtags? You and many other IG users find this ephemeral post-categorization technique more than a bit intimidating. Daunting as it may seem, it inarguably boosts the reach of your content which will allow your business to gain more exposure and Instagram followers. Still not sure how to get hashing? We’ve put together this simple guide that will take your hashtag game to the next level and polish your digital branding in the process.

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