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08/26/16

Soldsie Digest – Blingstagram, Snapchat Huddles Up, and Apple Cracks the “Hack”

From Soldsie

All That Glitters: David Yurman’s jewelry can be shopped right from their IG feed. Learn how top brands are selling bling via social. Soldsie Blog

Everything is connected. Learn the fine art of cross promotion on social media. Soldsie Blog

From the Networks

Facebook does the “robot”. In an effort to quell accusations of non-objective news curation, the platform plans to automate “trending topics”. recode

Snapchat tackles the NFL. New helmet filters aim to leverage gridiron enthusiasts. CNBC

Linkedin tries “temping”. The platform rolls out temp contract hire features. Fast Company

From Everyone Else

Thrive cooks up cash. The online grocery startup raises $111 million. TechCrunch

Apple cracks the “hack”. The tech giant incentivizes dynamic hacking. QUARTZ

Dropbox wipes the slate. Accounts that haven’t done so since mid-2012, urged to reset passwords. PCWorld

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@DavidYurman is consistently lauded as one of the most influential names in American fine jewelry. Their iconic cable constructions are recognized internationally as both modern in their maverick design sensibility and endearingly classic in their timeless appeal. From their beatnik fascinations with experimental sculpture, Yurman and his creative/business/romantic partner Sybil forged a brand with an unmistakably rich and unique aesthetic vocabulary. Yurman’s Instagram feed features beautifully composed images of the brand’s assortment along with the latest images of celebs rockin’ their baubles on the red carpet. Brilliantly, Yurman has made all the images shoppable with a single click 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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08/26/16

All That Glitters: The Fine Art of Selling Jewelry on Instagram

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Instagram’s uncanny ability to make us fall head-over-heels in love with a photo has made it the perfect platform for style-driven social media sales. Browsing your photo feed is the new “window shopping”, “catalog skimming”, and “ecom website surfing” all rolled into one.

Here at Soldsie we keep tabs on the social media sales categories that are making waves, and right about now we’re finding that “bling is a the thing”. Yep, it might be time for you and your brand to consider riding the social media, jewelry-sales tide. Need some convincing?

Check out three brands that are using our dynamic service, Have2Have.it to make the the gorgeous jewelry they post to Instagram shoppable via a click.

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08/24/16

Examples of Instagram Ads for Brands

Which ads do well on Instagram?

Your Instagram advertising success depends on knowing the answer to that question. Here are eight great examples of Instagram ads in three different categories to get you thinking. Apply these same ideas and principles to your own pages to get more Instagram followers, leads, and sales, all of which will ensure that you create a profitable Instagram advertising campaign.

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08/23/16

Soldsie Digest – Cross-Promoting on Social Media, Facebook’s New Video App, and Serena & Lily Joins Have2Have.it

From Soldsie

How NYT, Nylon Mag, and Travel + Leisure are using Have2Have.it to boost web traffic through Instagram. Soldsie Blog.

Everything is connected. Learn the fine art of cross promotion on social media. Soldsie Blog.

From the Networks

Facebook has launched a new app geared at teenagers designed by teenagers. Lifestage allows users to describe themselves using video. Social Media Today.

Instagram passes 1 billion app downloads on Android this week. Instagram is now the fourth Facebook-owned company to pass this milestone. Mashable.

Twitter’s Product Manager explains how to best use its redesigned TweetDeck. Social Media Today.

Snapchat acquires mobile search startup Vurb for $110 million. TechCrunch.

From Everyone Else

Pinterest launches Promoted Videos in the US and UK, allowing brands to advertise while still sharing ideas. Venturebeat.

Microsoft is acquiring Genee, which uses an AI-powered assistant to help you schedule events. Engadget.

Social Media Today offers three strategies on how to you build the bridge from marketing to sales. Social Media Today.

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Established in 2003 by Serena Dugan and Lily Kanter, Serena & Lily is a home and lifestyle brand that embodies the casual coastal aesthetic of California. The Sausalito-based company specializes in curating beautiful colors and original textiles for family spaces. Placing an emphasis on personal style and originality, @serenaandlily now uses Have2Have.it to allow its 107K Instagram followers to shop for their lifestyle.

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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08/19/16

Soldsie Digest – The “Times” They Are a “Clickable”, Snapchat’s “All the Way Up”, and Gawker Bids “Goodbye”

From Soldsie

The “Click Clique”: Learn how the NY Times, Nylon, Travel + Leisure and other content creators use Have2Have.it to score big on Instagram. Soldsie Blog

“X” marks the spot: Here’s how to cross-promote your feed for higher traffic. Soldsie Blog.

Mo’ “mobile” mo’ engagement: Digital Spark Marketing sheds some light on mobile marketing campaigns that are simple and effective. Soldsie Blog.

From the Networks

Instagram a la mode. Top fashion labels are rebranding via new strategies unique to the platform. Co.Design

Snapchat is “All the Way Up”? The social media maverick adds an altitude filter, capable of showing your elevation. Mashable

Twitter keeps it cute. The platform rolls out features to keep the “trolls” at bay. CNET

From Everyone Else

Amazon works from home. The online retailer is now renting virtual “desktops”, allowing hourly paid access to its professional server system. TechCrunch

Apple aims at perfect “10”? As the newest Iphone approaches market, the brand releases an iOS 10 update for testing. Macword

Gawker gone. The digital media parent company is sold to Univision, amid legal turmoil. NPR

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@TravelandLeisure remains a goto for discerning features that take you around the globe, seeing the most amazing sights, experiencing the most unique adventures, while simultaneously staying in the most unforgettable accommodations. Though they are one of the newest media makers to join the Have2Have.it roster of users, their rich history (in both the print and online spaces) poise them to do dynamic things with the capacity to link media to their IG posts. We know you too will appreciate them making immersive media just a click away from their visually breathtaking images.

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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