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Gain Competitive Insights about Branded Content with CrowdTangle

Branded content is currently one of the hottest topics since sliced bread. And ironically, branded content was first produced in the same decade as sliced bread. Given that the publisher-led branded content business makes up $7 billion in digital marketing globally according to Polar, it is no wonder its popular. That’s a lot of bread!  … Continued

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Why’d We Change the Post Scheduling Interface?

We know news people are creatures of habit – they thrive on rundowns, morning meetings, A blocks, B blocks, layouts, predictability. But we also know news people like to have control over everything, and they want to do it quickly – without anything getting in their way! You may be aware that we’ve done a … Continued

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Register your News Page with Facebook

Have you registered your News Page with Facebook yet? Facebook is asking any Page that “primarily publishes journalism intended to inform people about current events or information” to register. As in, literally… that’s what they said. So you should probably do it if you haven’t already. What is News Page Registration? It’s an index of … Continued

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Social News Desk Taps Social Revenue Expert as Head of Innovation

Atlanta, GA, February 5, 2019 – Social News Desk ( today announced the hire of Cox Media Group alumna, Apryl Pilolli to help accelerate the company’s expanded social-revenue growth plan. As Head of Innovation, Pilolli will focus on building products and strategies that enable Social News Desk’s vast roster of local-news clients to increase the … Continued

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Covering Big Events with Social News Desk

February is a busy month in the media calendar. From the “Big Game” and Valentine’s Day, to the GRAMMYs and Oscars… it can be difficult to stay ahead of the influx of social-worthy content this time of year. So we reached out to some SND super-users to create this list of tricks and tips for … Continued

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It’s About Time: New Scheduling Options in SND

Hi! It’s been a minute since my last blog post. How the time flies. But now the gears have turned and the time has come to hand out another great announcement. Watch closely… Remember how you could schedule posts only in five minute increments? Well times…they are a-changin. Now you can schedule down to the … Continued

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Covering the News with Instagram Video

While we usually think of Instagram as being a little “softer” than other platforms when it comes to covering news, many newsrooms are using it to cover serious stories and breaking news. Now that Instagram video posting and scheduling is available in SND Dashboard, we’re taking a closer look at some of the best video … Continued

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Telling Weather and Sports Stories with Instagram Video

Instagram Video publishing is brand new to SND Dashboard, and news outlets are already using video to keep their audience informed (and entertained). If you’re still looking for ways to take your video storytelling to Instagram, here are some great ideas we’ve seen lately from our friends in weather labs and sports departments nationwide. It’s … Continued

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IT’S HERE: Post & Schedule Instagram Videos with @SocialNewsDesk

You wanted it. We built it. And now you can have it: posting and scheduling Instagram VIDEOS right from your Social News Desk Dashboard! We’re excited to be one of the first software tools to offer this feature. Just like posting video to Facebook and Twitter, the entire workflow happens right in your Dashboard. (We … Continued

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Top Tips from TVNewsCheck Social Media Excellence Award Winners

Tuning up your social strategy is a great way to kick off 2019. And the best way to start is by learning from those who nailed it in 2018. Last month, TVNewsCheck presented the inaugural “Social Media Excellence Awards” for both talent and TV Stations at their annual NewsTECHForum in New York City. As the … Continued

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