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SND’s Newest Syndication and Branded Content Tools: Now LIVE!

This might just be your new favorite feature inside SND Dashboard… you can now use Post Manager to keep an eye on how other markets in your group are syndicating stories AND you can easily view all your Branded Content and Facebook Live data on a single screen. 3 Reasons You’ll Love New SND Filter … Continued

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The Fast Track to a New SND Experience

We were hard at work behind the scenes at Social News Desk innovating on a better user experience for all of our clients. It was a general upgrade, high up on our to-do list and we had our sights set on mid-year to release what we were calling ‘New SND.’ And just like you – … Continued

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How The Advocate Newspaper is Using Facebook Messenger to Gain Subscribers

The team at The Advocate and NOLA.com in Baton Rouge, LA isn’t afraid of trying something new. They work hard to be a local-news team that breaks barriers and blazes new trails in digital news. It’s one of many reasons they’ve made Facebook Messenger a core part of the newsroom’s social strategy. Digital Director, Kyle … Continued

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Dynamic News Ads from SND (This is for You, News Directors and Creative Service Managers)

News Directors & Creative Service Managers – you have big goals; drive tune in, get app downloads and get email newsletter sign ups. Don’t overthink it, a new offering from Social News Desk called Dynamic News Ads uses your BEST content to make that happen with ease. We do all the work. This short wrap-up … Continued

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Why Boosting Posts is a Waste of Money — and How You Should Spend Instead

You’ve built a great organic post. Maybe it’s promoting your news content, maybe it’s promoting a sponsor that’s paying you to post about their business — either way, there’s that tempting little button that you think will take your post to the next level, outsmart the algorithm and bring you all the eyeballs you’re after … Continued

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Bug Update #FixItFriday

We’ve been hard at work here at #teamSND. Please see below for a list of recent changes, fixes and upgrades to New SND. You can report any bugs or issues you are experiencing to support@socialnewsdesk.com. Improvements: Added functionality to allow for a link to automatically attach when pasted into the copy field. Improvements: Made changes … Continued

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Shortlinks vs. Full Links – What Should Newsrooms Do?

We hear from many of our clients wondering about best practices on social, particularly as Facebook and Twitter continuously change the way they display content. Back before Facebook and Twitter used link cards, it was common for publishers to post an image with a link in the body of the caption. Facebook developed and implemented … Continued

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Optimize Social Posts with the new SND Auto Pilot

We’ve come up with something different. A brand new SND Auto Pilot with the perfect blend of automation, data-intelligence and YOU. It’s an innovation we’re calling “hybrid-automation” because we believe the future of social publishing in newsrooms will be equal parts data-science and journalism. Each making the other more effective. And neither ideal on its … Continued

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SND Named ‘Best R&D Partner’ by the Local Media Association

Social News Desk has been named 2020’s Best R&D Partner by the Local Media Association – an organization made up of more than 3,000 newspapers, TV stations, radio stations, directories and pure plays. The LMA’s Digital Innovation Awards recognize the best in local digital media in 11 categories such as Best Local Website, Best Digital … Continued

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