Top Three Thursday: Social Media News You Can Use

Top Three ThursdayWelcome to my Thursday feature. Here’s where I link three useful and interesting articles from excellent information sources all about social media and marketing subjects.

As you know, changes are always happening in the world of social media. We have a lot to keep up with!

Sometimes an older social media platform comes onto our scope that we’re not really sure how to use. Reddit is one of those places. It’s tough to jump into Reddit and pursue self-promotion, but you can build brand loyalty and trust. Mark Schaefer from gives us “A Reasonable Guide to Reddit for Marketers.” His pointers are crucial in launching successfully on Reddit.

Are you interested in using video in Twitter Ads but are unsure where to start? Carolyn Berk from Social Media Examiner gives us four great examples in her article “4 Ways to Use Video in Twitter Ads.” She even provides a great set of tips for making successful ads, and provides powerful brand examples. Since 82% of Twitter users watch video content, this is something you definitely want to check out.

Have you ever used Facebook Slideshow Ads? Facebook rolled it out last October as a way for marketers to create videos out of still images. The new features make it something you should try out. David Cohen of has the scoop with “Facebook Slideshow Ads Get Several New Features.” Two of my favorite new additions are the ability to create slideshows on the go with Android mobile devices as well as the ability to turn videos into slide shows for users with low bandwidth connections.

See you next week with another edition of Top Three Thursday: Social News You Can Use.

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