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Noticed today that you now have the ability to create a video CTA natively inside of Facebook pages, instead of only through ads or the Power Editor.
This would be pretty awesome for all types of brand publishers, and I can imagine a ton of different use cases here when combined with the other Facebook products.
A full post on all that to come, but thought I’d throw up a few screenshots of what I’m seeing.
Get the money
Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Pinterest is rolling out its Promoted Pins platform to more businesses, the company has confirmed to TechCrunch, after we received reports from businesses who were newly being invited to join the pilot program. Previously announced earlier this summer, Pinterest’s “self-serve,” performance-based advertising platform is aimed at small to medium-sized businesses looking to gain more views for their Pins from Pinterest users.
Though the company had previously been testing its Promoted Pins product with a number of larger brands, including ABC Family, Banana Republic, Expedia, GAP, General Mills, Kraft, Lululemon, Nestle, Old Navy, Target, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and Ziploc, that initial group of Promoted Pins was sold on a CPM basis, based on the number of impressions generated.
Meanwhile, the self-serve platform partners only pay if users click through to view the promoted content.
Those businesses now receiving invites to try Promoted Pins may have already expressed an interest in the product, the company says.
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UPDATE: As of 3:00pm all the free smoothie coupons have been claimed. Thanks all and enjoy the treats!
Good afternoon everyone!
You may have read my post on Social Fresh about the first branded Snapchat promotion that the good folks from 16 Handles put together last year.
In case you missed it, the brand created an account “Love16Handles” and was encouraging users to participate by visiting select locations at certain times and snapchatting photos of their friends enjoying the frozen yogurt.
Well the team at 16 Handles reached out to me this week to say thanks again for covering their company and asked me if I wanted to help them give away some free smoothie coupons in exchange for a free smoothie myself.
How could I resist? It’s hot, I’m in NYC, and there’s a 16 Handles literally on the corner of my street in Manhattan.
I win, you win.
So here you have it, the coupon below is good for one free smoothie through the month of July. Simply show this blog image on your smartphones at the 8 locations involved in this promotion (check 16Handles.com for locations). If you do use it, you might as well snap a pic and tag @nickcicero and @16handles in it too, but you don’t have to.
Let the smoothies flow free from the UES to Tribeca!
UPDATE: As of 3:00pm all free smoothie coupons have been claimed. Thanks all and enjoy the treats!
Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Developer Marco Arment isn’t exactly a household name, but that could depend on your household. As a frequent podcaster and writer, he’s taken on a somewhat polarizing role as a commentator on the Apple developer ecosystem. As a developer, he was Tumblr’s first employee and went on to create the still popular Instapaper (now owned by Betaworks) and iPad periodical The Magazine (now owned and operated by Glenn Fleishmann).
After Tumblr’s sale to Yahoo, Arment went on to shed his other holdings and become an ironically-self-labeled ‘analyst’. His posts on Marco.org are frequently upvoted on Hacker News, where he is then praised and/or vilified based on the current developer meta mentality.
But, over the past few months he’s been working on an app called Overcast, and it launched late last week. The app is a podcast player — which could sound like an odd niche to tackle —…
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How 50 music teachers are creating 5,000 musician-citizens across the US, thanks to a TED Prize wish
Love everything about this
Originally posted on TED Blog:
On a drizzly spring day in Boston last week, three dozen musicians mingled in the President’s Library of the New England Conservatory (NEC), one of the most prestigious music institutions in the country. The weather did not dampen the infectious enthusiasm in the room. After all, 10 of these musicians were about to mark a milestone: graduation from the competitive Sistema Fellows Program, an initiative born out of El Sistema and made a reality by the TED Prize.
El Sistema is a network of youth orchestras founded by pianist and conductor Jose Antonio Abreu in 1975. Officially called the “National System of Youth and Children Symphony Orchestras of Venezuela,” El Sistema (“the system”) teaches orchestral instruments to…
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