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Go live with SND’s Facebook Messenger technology in just a few easy steps

At SND, we understand connecting with your audience and providing quality content is key for your newsroom to win on Facebook, and that’s why we created this FREE solution for SND Dashboard users. “The future of social is private.” – Mark Zuckerberg First, you’ll need to register your news Page(s) in the Facebook News Page … Continued

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WAFB-TV Among First Local Newsrooms with Messenger Subscription Strategy

Local newsrooms around the country are quickly coming online with Messenger subscription services for their communities. Powered by Social News Desk, this first-ever Messenger technology is made specifically for newsrooms and allows journalists to reach the audience directly, via subscriptions and push alerts. Gray Television station WAFB was among the very first to try it. … Continued

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Newsrooms are using SND’s FB Messenger technology to send #COVID19 updates

As the COVID-19 pandemic expands, journalists in local newsrooms are working hard to keep their communities informed. And although it’s brand new – (wide release slated for late March) – we’re already seeing dozens of newsrooms embrace SND’s Facebook Messenger technology to keep information flowing and send urgent updates when necessary. Our SND Test Drive … Continued

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Local newsrooms LOVE the new SND On Air

I’m obsessed with this new tool. From a former producer to another. This has been great for “Social Media Responses” and “What’s Trending.” – Carlos Hernandez, Digital Content Specialist, KPRC (Houston, TX) Our social-display tool, SND On Air has re-launched to media orgs around the world, and the reviews are in – newsrooms love it! … Continued

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How your newsroom can send push alerts via Facebook Messenger

Your newsroom can do something using Facebook that no other type of company can do. With the click of a button, you can send important information straight to your audience – no filters, no algorithms. Maybe it could even save someone’s life. Here’s how … Facebook Messenger has set aside a very powerful feature called … Continued

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Why newsrooms are getting ‘special treatment’ in Messenger

As of March 2020, newsrooms will be the only type of page allowed by Facebook to automatically send out content on a recurring basis using the Messenger platform. It’s a really BIG deal. Here’s why: Originally rolled out as Facebook Chat, the Messenger app now boasts a wide range of capabilities including a variety of … Continued

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Pro Tips for Using Social Media in your Newscast

Putting social media on TV isn’t just about cute pets and babies. In serious news situations, social content can be the fastest way to find – and tell – the story. But we all know getting content from a digital stream into a broadcast-ready display can be clunky. So that’s why we created SND On … Continued

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How to get your social content On Air in 3 easy steps

Curating and broadcasting social content has never been faster and easier! The new SND On Air allows you to get social content on air in THREE easy steps. I. Curate content (Playlists) Search and curate social content from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, YouTube, even your own website (others too!). Is the light bulb going off? … Continued

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SND On Air: Launch Checklist for Superusers

There’s a bigger, better, faster version of SND On Air coming to a screen near you. And if you’re one of the Superusers, now’s the time to pack your things and be sure you’re ready to move with us! To make it simple, here’s a pre-launch checklist: 1. Download your old backgrounds, or create new … Continued

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