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Teens favoring Snapchat and Instagram over Facebook

“Facebook is losing appeal among teens and young adults which is contributing to generally slowing growth for the platform, according to the latest projections from research firm eMarketer.

At the same time alternative social apps Snapchat and (Facebook-owned) Instagram are seeing rising and double-digit growth in the same youth demographic — suggesting younger users are favoring newer and more visual communications platforms.

‘Both platforms have found success with this demographic since they are more aligned with how they communicate — using visual content,’ noted eMarketer forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco in a statement.”

If you are not already making visual content, I would start working on it now! 6 sec videos, 15 second videos, and longer, both Commercials and Content based video.

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The Cut[s] at Sears

Sears Canada and especially its employees are going through a very difficult time right now with layoffs, eliminated severances and store closures. Their digital marketing looks to be suffering too. I saw this Facebook Ad for their sportswear line, unfortunately named "The Cut". Not only are customers jumping on this in the comments, this line is mostly sold out – yet they are spending money on these ads anyway! I hope they are reviewing their inventory and adjusting their ads accordingly. I would just avoid this line for a while as well and save some money.

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CASL Transition Period Ending July 1

In less than two months, the grace period that allowed businesses to rely on implied consent based on a prior relationship will come to an end. This means companies only have a short time to obtain express consent to continue communicating with certain recipients.

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How to post to Instagram from  your desktop – Michael Wender

Instagram has just launched a mobile web version of their platform to encourage use by people who haven’t downloaded their app. Though not officially supported, you can post to Instagram directly from your desktop using the mobile web version.

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I spent two hours with a mobile video genius and learned 26 useful things

Christian Payne is a photographer who teaches organisations like the BBC, the UN and Al Jazeera how to do in-the-field reporting using mobile phones.