SLICE is a M-F news digest targeted to assist Social Media Managers, Virtual Assistants, and Small Business Owners make sense of all the day to day social media news. Bypass the fluff. Focus on the good stuff.


FACEBOOK STORIES GROWING- Considered by many marketers as a distant cousin to powerhouse Stories options on Instagram and Snapchat, Facebook Stories are apparently not a waste of time. Mark Zuckerberg revealed this week on his quarterly call with investors that half a billion people use FB stories daily! Billion not million. That means more $$ for FB and a stronger potential audience for your clients. ๐Ÿ‘ More


SMALL BIZ ADVANCED SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TIPS- Being “human” and engaging with followers of your client’s social media accounts are good starts to converting them into shoppers. But as Jim Belosic writes in Smallbiz Resources, advanced marketers don’t stop there. So much more to do and he offers 4 next level tips. ๐Ÿ‘ More


RETAIL FEELS PINCH IN CHINA AS GEN Z SHOP DIRECTLY ON SOCIAL MEDIA- Call it a foreshadowing of future retail selling models. For example, Gen Z shoppers in China do most of their shopping on a website called Xiaohongshu, (or Little Red Book) which is part e-commerce portal and part social media platform. Social Shopping–The wave of the future?

While iQiyiโ€™s subscribers (think Netflix) watch programs on their computers, specific web links appear at the bottom of the screen. Click them and shoppers get funneled to the companyโ€™s online mall– where they can buy clothes and products used by celebrities on that program. Influencer marketing and product placement in a neat package. ๐Ÿ‘ More


BEST WORD PROCESSORS FOR ANDROID- Usually at Slice we are talking to the sales side of social media marketers. But, being a content writer myself, I look for stories that can help with getting words from your head to the page as well. This is a nice top 5 list from Jack Wallen posted by TechRepublic:

  • Google Docs
  • WPS Office
  • Polaris Office
  • Textmaker Office
  • Microsoft Word

Each has aspects that fit your writing needs. Check out what Wallen has to say about each. ๐Ÿ‘ More


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