28 helpful Slack communities you should join as a UX designer

Tons of companies are using Slack to organize and facilitate how their employees communicate on a daily basis. Slack has now more than 5 million daily active users and more than 60,000 teams around the world. But whether the company you work for use Slack or not, you can still use the tool to connect and stay…

Apple Pay credit card is coming, backed by Goldman Sachs

Apple and Goldman Sachs are planning to offer an Apple Pay-branded credit card and in-store loans to Apple Store customers, the Wall Street Journal reports today. Expected to launch in 2019, the Apple-Goldman deal appears set to extend Apple’s profits from the lucrative financial services business, and mark the end of its credit card offering…Read…

5 Ways Marketing Teams Can Engage Website Visitors

Your website is the launch pad for your business.  It is where customers go to learn about your values, your products, and what your brand stands for.  You want this first impression to make a lasting impact. But when it comes to marketing, information alone is not enough to strengthen brand awareness.  Customer engagement is…

How to Add Facebook Customer Chat to Your Website

Want a better way to connect with prospects and customers? Did you know that Facebook Messenger makes it easy to embed a live customer chat widget on your site? The Messenger Customer Chat plugin allows you to have a live conversation with site visitors. In this article, you’ll learn how to add a Facebook Messenger…

Kylie Jenner’s Instagram posts are worth millions

Kylie Jenner just dethroned a very famous celebrity to become the highest paid advertiser on Instagram. The 20-year-old social star commands $1 million per branded social post.  Read more… More about Entertainment, Instagram, Mashable Video, Beyonce, and Kylie Jenner Powered by WPeMatico

Instagram adds emoji slider stickers to spice up polls

If you’ve been meaning to ask your friends just how eggplant emoji your new summer cutoffs are, you’re in luck. Today, Instagram is introducing a feature it’s calling the “emoji slider,” a new audience feedback sticker that polls your viewers on a rating scale using any emoji. The updated Instagram app is available now in…

6 Brilliant Facebook Campaigns (& Why They Worked)

If you’re scrambling for a fresh way to approach your next Facebook campaign, you’re not alone. Given the recent changes to the Facebook algorithm, many marketers are stuck scratching their heads when it comes to their future on the platform. “How can I make sure my posts aren’t getting buried?” “Should we totally give up…

7 Ways to Use Social Media to Create Buzz-Worthy Events

It used to be you spent five minutes registering for an event and then showed up on the big day, went to a few workshops, drank two free Coronas, and went home. Social media changes all of that, enabling events and their planners to have long-term, nuanced, shifting interactions with attendees. I gave a speech…

Customer Experience For The Win #FTW

I had the opportunity to keynote UNITE by Satmetrix recently on the topic of experience design for modern customers. Leading up to the event, I joined the team on a podcast to discuss the topic in-depth. I share it with you here in the hopes that it will help you. Capture the heart, mind and…

Tanzania imposes strict social media regulations to stop ‘moral decadence’

Tanzania has finally signed into law their eyebrow-raising new regulation that will govern social media and blogging. The regulation known as the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations 2017, was initially published by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) and came into effect during March 2018. Among some interesting laws as stated in the regulation is…

Twitter endorses the Honest Ads Act

The Honest Ads Act, a recently introduced piece of legislation that would require large social platforms to keep more diligent records about who is buying political advertisements, now has endorsements from two Silicon Valley giants. Twitter endorsed the Honest Ads Act in a series of tweets on its public policy account this afternoon, saying that t…Read…

Did Cambridge Analytica Get Your Facebook Data? You’ll Find Out Soon

Facebook released an updated estimate on April 4, 2018 stating that the information of up to *87 million* people (not the original 50 million) — mostly in the US — may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.  Check Facebook Starting Monday Morning Starting on the morning of Monday, April 9, 2018 when you first open…