Google Announces New 3D Swirl And Live Streaming Ad Units-
Google is working hard to deliver more interactive and engaging ad experiences. Good for marketers. Good for consumers. And good for Google, obviously.

“With the new live stream format in Display & Video 360, brands can run YouTube live stream content directly within display ads on different screens and devices.” – George Carey-Simos, writing for WERSM

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Instagram Captions PreMade-
For many a social media manager taking a picture for Instagram is a snap. Coming up with a clever caption, well that takes a lot longer. We found this Hubspot blog listing over 60 captions you can borrow.

“You have stolen a pizza our hearts.
The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.
Seven billions smiles, and these are our favorite.” – Caroline Forsey writing on Hubspot

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Solving 4 Common Facebook Marketing Problems-
Engagement high but conversions low? Ad costs high but engagement low? Something is definitely off in your Facebook marketing plan.

“If you keep creating the same Facebook content or the same kinds of ads, youโ€™ll keep seeing the same resultsโ€”or no results. Social media changes constantly and what works one month may not work the next. To stay ahead of the algorithm, your Facebook marketing strategy and content need to be constantly evolving and changing, or your results will stagnate or decline.” – Megan Andrew, writing for Social Media Examiner

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