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PINTEREST OFFERS BRANDS NEW WAY TO SHOWCASE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES- Delivering functionality in line with Google, Bing, and Facebook’s product ad campaigns, Pinterest has created a new Catalogs feature.

Brands will now be able to upload multiple product images, organize the products by category, and turn the images into dynamic Product Pins.

Bottom line: users can then go deeper into a brand’s catalog by clicking a “more from” link. More


FACEBOOK MESSENGER TIPS- Did you know that if you design your Messenger bot to represent itself as a real human, you’ll not only mislead your community but also be violating a California state law that says you must make it clear that a bot is a bot, not a human? We have those and other tips from the pros in dealing with bots in today’s marketing environment. More


PREP WORK FOR CREATING AN ONLINE COURSE- You have the idea and skills to produce an online course. But will anyone buy it? Kim Garst has compiled a list of 11 suggestions to reduce risk. For example, use Google keyword planner to see how much interest exists already online for your topic. And a really unique one involving Udemy. More


SOCIAL MEDIA RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE IN JAPAN- Some people are said to use social media religiously. But in Japan some temples have taken to streaming videos and apps as a way to raise recognition and entice engagement. More


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