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Twitter Releases its Official Marketing Calendar for 2019 by @MattGSouthern

ADVERTISEMENT Twitter has released a new, free resource to help guide marketers’ social media strategies in 2019. The 2019 Twitter marketing calendar identifies highly anticipated events that will unfold throughout the year. In addition, Twitter estimates the number of Tweet impressions each of the events are expected to reach, based on internal data. Events in…

New Study Reveals What People Are Buying Through Voice Assistants by @MattGSouthern

ADVERTISEMENT A study of US consumers reveals how they’re using voice assistants, and what types of products they’re buying. OnBuy.com analyzed findings from ‘VoiceBot.AI’, who surveyed 1,203 U.S. consumers to better understand the products and services they buy the most using a voice-assistant. In addition, the study identifies consumers’ biggest likes and concerns about voice…

91% of Brands are Moving Toward In-House Digital Marketing [STUDY] by @MattGSouthern

ADVERTISEMENT A new study reveals that 91% of brands have moved at least a part of their digital marketing operations in-house. Cost efficiency, greater control and increased transparency are amongst the biggest reasons for in-housing. The study was commissioned by advertising platform Bannerflow, in conjunction with Digiday. Findings of the study are based on the…

DuckDuckGo Improves Local Searches With Apple Maps Integration by @MattGSouthern

DuckDuckGo is now utilizing Apple Maps to power map and address-related searches. Previously, DuckDuckGo used a combination of different service providers to power local results. Going forward, all maps and address-related information will be provided by Apple Maps. In an announcement, DuckDuckGo says this integration will offer the following benefits to users: Improved address searches…

Facebook Launches Original Podcast Series About Business Building by @MattGSouthern

ADVERTISEMENT Facebook has launched an original podcast series which shares lessons learned while building new businesses in the age of connectivity. Called “Three and a Half Degrees,” the podcast explores the benefits, opportunities, and challenges presented by bringing the world closer together. The name is meant to symbolize that we, as people, are no longer…

Google & WordPress Are Offering Early Access to Newspack by @MattGSouthern

Google and Automattic/WordPress are giving news organizations the opportunity to apply for early access to Newspack. Applications must be submitted by February 1st, so if you’re interested do not hesitate to get that application in. Newspack is a news publishing platform being developed by Google and WordPress.com. You can learn more about it here. Small…