5 Ways to Promote Your Products on Facebook

5 Ways to Promote Your Products on Facebook

By Zsuzsa Kecsmar Published http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com  September 13, 2016   Do you use Facebook for business? Looking for new ways to show off your products? You can do more than posting photos to your page to get more customers and prospects to see your products. In this article, you’ll discover five ways to increase the visibility of your products on Facebook.   #1: Ask Fans to Show Their Love for Your Products A user-generated content (UGC) campaign is all about asking for and sharing your customers’ content. People love taking photos and videos of the stuff they love, so treat each sharer like a brand ambassador. Whether customers are wearing, using, or just chatting about your products, their photos and videos can showcase your products in an authentic way and help you reach a wider audience. UGC also gives current customers new ideas for using your products and helps inspire prospects to make a purchase. The best way to get UGC is to come right out and ask for it. For example, you might offer fans an incentive to post photos, such as a giveaway contest where people need to take a photo with your product to enter. You could also offer a special discount for fans who share their photos on Facebook using your campaign hashtag. It’s all about letting fans know you want to share their content.     Dance brand Capezio shares user-generated content on their Facebook page using the hashtag #FanFriday.   In addition to Facebook, you can solicit and share UGC on other social channels, such as Instagram, Twitter, or even YouTube. If you need...
5 Things You Should Delete From Facebook Right Now

5 Things You Should Delete From Facebook Right Now

5 Things You Should Delete From Facebook Right Now By: Rob Waugh’s Yahoo Blog | 3 June 2016   When it comes to privacy, Facebook really isn’t your friend – and even if you’re careful, you might be giving away more than you think. For instance, would you want EVERY person you’ve ever handed your mobile number to be able to find you, instantly, from a simple search? Or would you want people to be able to work out your ‘secret’ crush who you’ve been searching for on Facebook? No? Very sensible. Here are five things you should probably delete from Facebook – if you value your privacy, your relationship and your job. Your phone number   If you’ve ever put your mobile number on your Facebook profile – something FB is keen for you to do if you upload pictures from mobile – you should worry. By default, people can search for you using your number, even if you’ve hidden it from your profile. Many users are not even aware they ARE ‘sharing’ their mobile number in this way. To get rid of it, tap on your profile picture, then go to Update Info. Facebook says, ‘Everyone who uses Facebook has control of the information they share, this includes the information people include within their profile, and who can see this information. Our Privacy Basics tool has a series of helpful guides that explain how people can quickly and easily decide what information they share and who they share it with.’ Your ‘Likes’   Your LIkes are actually very visible on Facebook – and can be searched, so...
APOLLO THE MISGUIDED MISSILE

APOLLO THE MISGUIDED MISSILE

BULLETLife | Apollo the Misguided Missile ( a children’s story) Apolla Leisure Books BookBub Book Lounge Kidsbooks – Bedtime stories Maroela Media Jonathan Ball Publishers South Africa SouthAfrica.info Associated Media Publishing Media24 Cape Times The New York Times USA TODAY Apollo the Misguided Missile is a children’s story that provides tools for peaceful conflict resolution and for dealing for bullies. The book is written by George Wilkens and was illustrated by an South African friend who now resides in the USA, Michelle Rich Williams. The book is ready to be published but the dream is fully dependable on Crowdfunding… Bullet TV hereby calls on all publishers, media houses, investors and business entrepreneurs to spread the word far and wide. We believe the message of this book is one of extreme importance globally in the intrest of our children! Michelle Rich Williams, posted this message on her personal Facebook yesterday! let’s make this circle bigger! Cape Town, South Africa SouthAfrican Adverts “To all my friends and family, and friends that are like family smile emoticon I have finally had the opportunity to take part in a venture, where I got to illustrate a book, written by George Wilkins, that is ready to be published. I do need your help though. Please take a look at the campaign and see how you can contribute. Even if just by forwarding this to someone you know that could help out. We are on indiegogo.com, and this is a presales campaign to raise the funds to publish the book. You can receive copies of the book, signed or even stuth a dedication to you...
Facebook Live Video Map Shows Global Broadcasts: This Week in Social Media

Facebook Live Video Map Shows Global Broadcasts: This Week in Social Media

Facebook Live Video Map Shows Global Broadcasts: This Week in Social Media By Grace Duffy  May 21, 2016 What’s New This Week Facebook Rolls Out Interactive Live Broadcast Map: Facebook introduced an “interactive map that shows you [public Facebook Live] streams that you can tune into in real-time” from all over the world and “who’s watching the video you’ve selected.” The Next Web reports that this new feature “has been around for the past month, but it’s now easier to find on Facebook’s desktop site.” The interactive map is rolling out slowly throughout the world, but there’s been no word on when it will be available globally. Facebook rolled out an interactive map that shows you public Facebook Live streams from around the world that you can tune into in real time. Twitter Opens Audience Platform Worldwide and Adds New Creative Formats: Twitter announced that “advertisers who want to drive website clicks or conversions or mobile app installs can seamlessly extend their campaigns to Twitter’s audience of more than 800 million visitors – whether they’re on Twitter or engaging with thousands of mobile apps and websites.” By opening the Twitter Audience Platform to all advertisers worldwide, Twitter gave advertisers the ability to “reach a larger audience” and “easily measure [their] cross-device campaigns directly within [the] ads dashboard.” Twitter also rolled out “new creative formats to help direct response advertisers better connect with this influential, high-intent audience across both mobile and desktop.” WATCH HERE:  Expand your reach with the Twitter Audience Platform Facebook Expands Video Ads to Third-Party Publishers: Facebook Audience Network will now deliver video ads in “both in-stream and in-article formats.” In-stream video ads...
Last Fighter Standing signs broadcasting partnership with e.tv

Last Fighter Standing signs broadcasting partnership with e.tv

Last Fighter Standing signs broadcasting partnership with e.tv  Media | Last Fighter Standing Championship | Martial Arts South Africa South Africa’s second largest broadcaster, e.tv has partnered with a new big budget Martial Arts and Combat Sport fights promotions company, Last Fighter Standing (LFS) to broadcast a 12-part reality TV show as well as the finale being held on Saturday, 15 October at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg. The 12-part reality show, which premieres on Monday, 25 July at 22:30 follows fighters from various martial art disciplines around the country in their quest to be crowned the Last Fighter Standing South African Champion 2016 – and thereby winning their share of R1-million. “I’m extremely excited to bring another world class production to local television. We aren’t holding back on any costs for the production of the reality show or the live entertainment on the actual fight nights. I believe there has been a lack in entertainment and production value in MMA and we plan to rectify the matter by grabbing the bull by the horns and giving viewers something that they have never seen before,” says LFS CEO Quinton van der Burgh. “This is the first stage of an international roll out and are currently in talks with global territories to air their versions of LFS which will ultimately end up with the best fighters from around the world battling it out to announce the greatest fighter in the world. This is a product that will allow for nations to unite and stand behind their respective fighters as there will be a contender from every corner of the globe. We...
MyCiTi bus services suspended in parts of Milnerton amid protest

MyCiTi bus services suspended in parts of Milnerton amid protest

 MyCiTi bus services suspended in parts of Milnerton amid protest Angry taxi operators torched at least three cars & a MyCiTi bus stop in protest against the bus service. Disgruntled taxi drivers torched at least three vehicles in Cape Town in protest against the rollout of the MyCiTi bus service. Natalie Malgas | as Published on EWN CAPE TOWN – MyCiTi bus services have been suspended in parts of Milnerton following disruptive protests in Joe Slovo. Earlier today, angry taxi operators torched at least three cars and a MyCiTi bus stop in protest against the bus service running in the area. Police are maintaining a strong presence in the Joe Slovo informal settlement as group of residents have joined the protesting taxi drivers. Drivers say they’ve been locked out of talks between taxi operators and city officials ahead of the rollout of bus service in the area. “We just need the permission to operate next to the buses because not all of us went to school. These taxis are our living.” The charred shells of the three vehicles dot Democracy and Freedom Way and angry taxi drivers have vowed to shut down all public transport services. Curious onlookers lined the streets as police vehicles raced through a local informal settlement. Additional law enforcement and public order police have been called in to monitor the situation. The drivers fear the introduction of MyCiTi service in the area will threaten their livelihood. CITY OF CT RESPONDS TO PROTEST The City of Cape Town has condemned the violent taxi protests. The City’s Brett Herron says there is no merit to claims that Joe...
rAge Expo: The Ultimate Geek Experience lands in the Mother City

rAge Expo: The Ultimate Geek Experience lands in the Mother City

rAge Expo: The Ultimate Geek Experience lands in the Mother City Report by Neshika Thakurdin · March 10,2016 Make sure that you don’t miss out on the action by purchasing your rAge expo tickets. Tickets cost R550 which offers you access to the event over the three days. You also have the option of purchasing a day ticket at R 100 per person or a weekend ticket at R 250 per person. rAge 2016 in Cape Town Thousands of gaming fanatics will gather from 18 to 20 March at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. Located in Goodwood, Cape Town, the venue offers enough space to accommodate the crowds of fans. You can shop for the latest technology at the event or enjoy all things Geek and tech. Whether you are looking for new games and consoles or laptops for sale, you can find what you need at this year’s rAge Expo. You can get the most out of your gaming experience by buying an Alienware laptop. With more RAM you can enjoy excellent speed and performance while you are running multiple applications. If you are looking for a gaming pc for sale, you can browse through the latest models at the event. When it comes to rAge Cape Town, gaming enthusiasts can’t wait to be a part of the fun. Guests at the event will have the opportunity to meet the creators of popular local comic books. Another highlight of rAge 2016 is the opportunity to take selfies alongside cosplayers. The event also transports you into the future so that you can experience the latest technology and try...
WARNINGS ABOUT ROADBLOCKS HAVE MORE POSITIVE AFFECTS THAN TRYING TO CATCH THE OFFENDERS

WARNINGS ABOUT ROADBLOCKS HAVE MORE POSITIVE AFFECTS THAN TRYING TO CATCH THE OFFENDERS

WARNINGS ABOUT ROADBLOCKS HAVE MORE POSITIVE AFFECTS THAN TRYING TO CATCH THE OFFENDERS Why Cape Town needs a Roadblock unit Published on News24 Janine Van der Post | Wheels Bentley shows off new Flying Spur V8 S © Arrive Alive WATCH OUT, DRIVERS! The City of Cape Town’s new Roadblock Unit is working very well and making people more aware of drunk driving consequences. Cape Town – Earlier in January, Wheels24 reported that Capetonians could expect more roadblocks with the launch of a dedicated unit aimed at stopping drunk drivers, car thieves and illegal street racers. The unit will be responsible for executing roadblocks on a permanent basis in the city. The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate has created an integrated Roadblock Unit, comprising 18 members from various departments including traffic service, metro Police, law enforcement and the Western Cape traffic department. Public mindset The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith spoke to Wheels24 and explains how the integrated Metro Police Roadblock Unit came about. Do you think regular road blocks will curb drunk drivers and car thieves? Will the new unit clampdown on illegal street racing in the City? “As a policing maxim that says he who controls the roads, controls crime. If I play my mind back to eight or nine years, we were doing quite a lot of roadblocks but over time the scope of demand on the city in terms of what we’re expected to do. Now we have a gang and drug task team, and we’re doing a lot of stuff, the scope of the demand...
WhatsApp users lured in by malware

WhatsApp users lured in by malware

WhatsApp users lured in by malware Written by: Clare Hopping News 11 Jan, 2016 Free messaging app service users are frequently targeted by malicious campaigns, according to research Criminals distributing malware are targeting WhatsApp users, security researchers have discovered. The malware is being distributed in emails appearing to be from WhatsApp and these messages are being sent out in bulk, attempting to target as many users as possible, Comodo has revealed. The most common emails sent to users are being disguised as notifications from the company that a user has missed a call or has received audio recording they haven’t listened to. Users are alsp being sent other notifications too, including a video note, so WhatsApp users must be vigilant, the company said. These emails do not come from a WhatsApp email address, even though they are clearly branded as so, making it easier to identify as fraudulent, Comodo added. The malware itself appears as an email attachment and encourages the user to download it in order to listen to their message or view the missed calls/messages. A variant of the Nivdort family of malware, the virus replicates itself into a number of the computer’s system folders and installing as an auto-run file in the computer’s registry. “Cyber criminals are becoming more and more like marketers – trying to use creative subject lines to have unsuspecting emails be clicked and opened to spread malware,” said Fatih Orhan, director of technology for Comodo and the Comodo Antispam Labs. “As a company, Comodo is working diligently in creating innovative technology solutions that stay a step ahead of the cyber criminals, protect...
2016 Social Media Marketing Predictions From the Experts By Lisa D. Jenkins

2016 Social Media Marketing Predictions From the Experts By Lisa D. Jenkins

2016 Social Media Marketing Predictions From the Experts By Lisa D. Jenkins December 31, 2015 Are you looking for the hot marketing trends coming in 2016? Do you want to know where social media pros are focusing their attention? In 2015, new platforms made a big splash and several popular networks monetized. To get you ready for what’s coming next, we asked 14 social media marketing experts what to watch for in the new year. 2016 Social media marketing predictions from 14 experts. Here’s what they had to say: #1: Social Media Goes Private Mitch Joel Make no mistake about it, the most social of social activity is going to happen in two unique and private places: private groups and messaging apps. Whether it’s on Facebook or LinkedIn, we’re already starting to see usage of private groups take hold and a surge in people creating them. It’s no secret that if you ask power users on Facebook where they’re seeing the most value from the platform, it’s coming from the private groups that they’re part of. Snapchat started this, but the shift to messaging apps (think Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Line, etc.) is going to force brands to get a lot more private and personal with their social media expenditure. What does all of this mean? We are pushing ever closer to a new kind of social media: one that happens on these public and for-profit channels and networks, but one where the best (and possibly most valuable) content can only be seen by those who are granted permission to see it… or by a small group of people. The...