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Blog / 27 Jun 2018

#Newsfeed: Video killed the Insta-story star, can Twitter stay at the grown-ups table, and Facebook enters the influencer market

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Plus UK Music Charts to feature YouTube plays.

Video killed the Insta-story star

IGTV (Instagram TV) launched this week to much hype, as the social platform allowed large accounts to post portrait videos up to 1 hour long. So will brands continue using stories, or switch to the new (but extremely similar) option? Read more…


Twitter fights to stay at the grown-ups table

As the lines between social platforms blur, Twitter is now looking to offer a one-stop-shop, bringing together search, moments, trending, and live video together. Read more…

Facebook enters influencer market

Facebook is inviting brands in the U.S. to engage with a new platform which directly connects influencers with advertisers. Read more…

Potcoin, Kim Jong Un, Trump & Dennis Rodman. Yes, really.

As an alternative crypto-currency for the legal drug trade, the brand stars former NBA player Dennis Rodman in their marketing. This week he showed up to North Korea-USA negotiations wearing a t-shirt promoting the brand. Read more…


UK Music Charts to feature YouTube plays

The world-famous Official Charts will start including streams from Official Song Videos on YouTube in their charts algorithm from next week. With the Official New Zealand Charts indicating a similar intention, could Australia be next? The Music Network spoke to ARIA CEO Dan Rosen for his views on the matter. Read more…


#Learn

Social Media Image Sizes Guide

Lost in the world of social media image sizes? It’s a jungle out there. Check out our one-stop guide to social specs, and optimise your profile! Read more…


What’s New

We’re all ears – The Music Network has a new Facebook chatbot

Introducing The Music Network’s new Facebook chatbot – made by the team at Jaden Digital. Chart news, breaking stories, job opportunities – the possibilities are endless! Read more…

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