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Top 5 Social Media Channels for 2016

For any business to flourish regardless of size, social media plays a very important role these days. It’s proves to be a great platform to promote the brands online. These platforms are free to use, however, if you wish to reach more people then there are paid advertising options as well. However, here, you must understand that just to make your business visible, it doesn’t necessarily have to be on every social media platform. So, it’s vital that you select and develop the social platforms that help your business flourish. So, what could be the top social media channels for 2016? Of course, they are already popular among the youths and the masses, but what could be their fate in 2016 is the question to answer.

The criteria for determining the top 5 sites can vary depending on their popularity but the main criterion is the traffic or the number of users on each of these sites. Also, just because a social media site has a large number of users, doesn’t necessarily make it better than the others, as there are several smaller, niche social media sites that serve a smaller section of the population, but provide incredible user experience. Given ahead are the top 5 social media channels that are part of popular culture. Let’s take a look:

Top 5 Social Media Channels for 2016

Facebook
Today, Facebook is a giant in the social media space, both in terms of fame and the total number of users. It proves to be a great medium for connecting individuals all over the world with your business as there are more than 1.55 billion active users. It’s not that Facebook is the only biggest social media platform, but it definitely has more versatility in it. It’s been more than a decade since it launched, and Facebook has grown from being a simple website where youths could keep in touch into a multifaceted web and mobile social channel where anyone can connect with anyone.

Twitter
This is another social media platform where you can post primarily anything. This popular social platform lets you share short text updates (140 characters or less) in addition to the images, videos, polls, links and more. It’s a great medium to swiftly connect with people all around the world as you can easily interact with other users by mentioning their usernames in your posts. Due to its wide reach, Twitter is not just a great way to market your business but also an effective medium to handle customer service.

Tumblr
Many find Tumblr to be the most difficult social media platform to use for business purpose, but the fact is it’s also one of the most interesting networks. It lets several different post formats that include text posts, chat posts, audio posts, video posts, etc., so you don’t have any restriction with the type of content you share. This social platform hosts more than 200 million blogs and the majority of them are run by youth, which increases the chances for any SEO company in Mumbai to spread its business.

Instagram
This photo sharing social platform owned by Facebook has moved extremely fast among the popularity charts. Recently, Instagram was in news for it had its 400 millionth user and has gone above Twitter to take the second spot behind Facebook. Its rise has been quite phenomenal and is considered to be a high value social network which is loved by several celebrities globally.

Pinterest
This platform possesses digital bulletin boards where users can save and display content they like in the form of pins. Here users create and organize their boards by category. This social platform comes quite handy for any business offering SEO services in Mumbai as it’s very visually oriented and also fairly low maintenance in terms of post frequency. Also, there are several cool ways to use Pinterest to your business’s advantage.

Bal Rai is an Internet Marketing Consultant at eTrack Media, a leading internet marketing company in Mumbai
that provides best SEO services in Mumbai, web design and development services, website optimisation and social media management services to full-service marketing firms as well as end clients.

Digital Signage Content: Integrating Social Media Can Garner Attention and Build Interest

Here is a remarkable statistic published online by USA Today’s Technology Live website in October 2010. As of that date, there were 6.8 billion people in the world, 1.96 billion Internet users and 517 million Facebook users.

As Byron Acohido, author of the piece noted: “Put another way: about 7 percent of the world’s humans are on Facebook.” Just over a year later, Facebook notes on its statistics page that there are now 800 million active users of the social media network.

How many of those Facebook users carrying smartphones will visit somewhere that relies on a digital sign? One can only imagine the number for a particular venue. But consider this: Facebook’s statistics page says there are 350 million users who actively interact with Facebook via their smartphones. So it’s a pretty safe bet that the closer the demographics of the audience for a digital sign match those of typical mobile Facebook users, the more likely there’s a vast opportunity to be realized.

The likely proximity of a smartphone to a digital sign creates an important opportunity for anyone communicating via a digital sign who possesses a bit of an imagination and a willingness to experiment. Consider a noisy environment, such as a popular bar, dance club or even certain restaurants. Could designating on-screen real estate of a digital sign to a special Facebook page, give a business owner a way to help patrons connect with one another on screen and in so doing cut through the noise, attract the attention of customers and promote goods or services in other zones on the sign?

Leveraging social media in this way could be as simple as giving patrons a virtual bulletin board on which to post vetted observations and pictures or as complex as giving them a way to play bar games, like trivia, with one another. Imagination, budget and creativity would seem to be the only limitations.

The good news for small businesses looking to take advantage of this opportunity is many are already quite familiar and fluent with Facebook. According to the quarterly Merchant Confidence Index released in February 2011 by MerchantCircle, 70 percent of local merchants are using Facebook for marketing -up from 50 percent the preceding year. In fact, MerchantCircle, among largest social network of local business owners in the United States with more than 1.6 million members, found Facebook has passed Google as the most widely used marketing method for local merchants.

In addition to its wide use by local merchants, the rapid growth Facebook saw over the past year saw among merchants is positive. It appears to indicate local merchants have proven themselves to be quite willing to explore the potential of this social network. Thus taking the next step to integrate a Facebook page as digital signage content doesn’t seem to be too far of a stretch for merchants with a knack for the platform.

It’s also important to note that Facebook isn’t the only social media platform that can be leveraged for digital signage content. Twitter, too, easily fits into the same mold as a convenient way to let patrons publicly interact with one another on a digital sign via their smartphones. Like Facebook, Twitter also is familiar to local merchants. The Merchant Confidence Index found about 40 percent currently use the platform, which is up from 32 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009.

As business owners, outside creative agencies and internal graphics departments consider what digital signage content to present to the public, they would do well to remember that adding engaging, attention-grabbing element to their digital sign may be no further away than a Facebook page or Twitter account.

David Little is a charter member of the Digital Screenmedia Association with 20 years of experience helping professionals use technology to effectively communicate. For further digital signage insight from Keywest Technology, visit our website for many helpful tips and examples. For more in-depth research from Keywest Technology, download our free digital signage white papers and case studies.

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MediaSignage Adds Even More Social Components to its Open Digital Signage Platform

MediaSignage, Inc. (http://www.digitalsignage.com/), provider of digital signage hardware and software solutions announces the release of 10 new smart, social components to its digital signage software platform. The latest release includes smart application and integration tools for Dropbox, Tumblr, 500px, Etsy, Mashape, Yelp, Pinterest, Good Drive v2, Flickr and Twitter v2. The latest releases allow digital sign network operators more control and options over the types of content their users can view and interact with on-screen. The new components also provide more relevant targeting and interactivity for end-users, allowing business owners to be more selective in honing in on the types of content most relevant to their company’s demographic.

What follows is a description of each of the latest smart components, newly integrated into the company’s flagship platform, the SignageStudio:

Pinterest – Users can browse and pin their favorite content from the web. And now they can integrate their entire Pinterest content right onto their digital signage presentation. It’s easy to setup and will keep audiences engaged in quality content.

Tumblr – It lets users effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from a browser, phone, desktop, and email. Users can customize everything, from colors to a theme’s HTML. And best of all, content can be also be pushed right into a signage presentation.

Flickr – Upload photos and share them on public displays. Popular photo-sharing site Flickr is a also a photo hosting service with advanced and powerful features. It supports an active and engaged community where people share and explore each other’s photos.

Dropbox – Dropbox integration was one of the most requested features and it’s finally here. Dropbox is a home for all photos, docs, videos, and files. Anything a user can add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all their computers and of course, also inside their digital signage presentation.

500px – It is a photo community for discovering, sharing, buying and selling inspiring photography powered by creative people worldwide. And with our component, users can load their favorite 500px images directly into their presentation.

Etsy – Its a peer-to-peer e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items. Now users can have their favorite store as part of their digital presentation.

Yelp – People use Yelp to search for everything from the city’s tastiest burger to the most renowned cardiologist. With the Yelp component users can display their favorite Yelp business information and even show live updates on the latest Yelp review, Yelp score and even star posts.

Mashape – It’s a great way to get relevant live data such as current Bitcoin rates, currency exchange rates or even cool movie quotes straight to a digital signage screen.

Google Drive v2 – In version 2 of Google Drive we added support for folders. So users can now pick any specific folder and drill down to deep content. We also completely refactored the caching system for offline playback, so it works flawlessly.

Twitter v3 – In version 2 we added support for Twitter images, additional fields and also completely refactored the caching system for offline playback, so it works flawlessly.

“We’re extremely excited about what the new components mean for both network operators and end-users,” says Nate Nead, company president. “We’re at a growth inflection point as a company and as an industry. We’re just providing the tools that allow our customers to succeed mightily.”

MediaSignage screens are currently installed in bus stations, restaurants, movie theaters, retail establishments, schools, government facilities and corporate offices. Due to the differences in viewer preferences between the varied types of locations, screen managers regularly need to vary the types of content their displaying to match the demographic preferences of specific viewer audiences. Now with dozens of smart components, the MediaSignage flagship product, the SignageStudio is ready to provide more tools for better customer engagement than ever before. Users interested in trying some of the latest tools are invited to visit the company website and set up a free acount by clicking here.

About MediaSignage, Inc.

Founded in 2008, MediaSignage is a mainstay for digital signage products and services for over 5,000 companies in over 180 countries worldwide. With tens of thousands of actively-hosted screens hosted on the AWS Cloud, the company boasts some of the most recognized brands across nearly every market vertical as its customers. From digital menu boards to school emergency alert systems, MediaSignage is helping to power the next generation of communication devices for out-of-home audiences. The company is based in Bellevue, Washington and Westlake Village, California.


AdBoom Group, Inc. Looks To Monetize Average Joe’s Social Content With Hashtag Ads





AdBoom Group, Inc. has launched a new platform Hashtag Ads, currently in beta, where advertisers and social influencers can join forces to enhance an advertisers’ presence on the web. The platform provides an opportunity for anyone to embrace their power of social influence and utilize that potential to boost a company’s campaign — all while making some money.

Hashtag Ads offers a sign-up option for social influencers who have a substantial presence via social media, and advertisers who desire to strengthen their company’s social media presence by driving high-quality traffic to their business or brand. Hashtag Ads provides an easy-to-use platform for social influencers to connect with an advertiser’s campaign, depending on the social influencer’s niche and area of interest.

Essentially, an advertiser creates a campaign focusing on a specific call-to-action, whether it be driving traffic to their website or obtaining email sign-ups. The campaign is then circulated to relevant influencers, reassuring advertisers that their campaign will be promoted to the right social audience. Once matched, an influencer will promote an advertiser’s campaign while Hashtag Ads offers real-time metrics! The advertiser is able to measure the increase of their revenue and social media presence while the campaign is running.

Unlike other social media advertising platforms, Hashtag Ads guarantees that an advertiser’s campaign will achieve its goal. If an influencer’s traffic is not meeting the advertiser’s desired ROI (return on investment), the advertiser has an opportunity to optimize the campaign by allocating their budget to only top performing influencers while removing it from influencers where the campaign wasn’t a fit.

Designed with efficiency in mind, Hashtag Ads’ innovative platform allows businesses to enhance their social presence by pairing them with ordinary social influencers, who can then monetize their presence. Additionally, businesses can feel secure in promoting their campaigns with social influencers as Hashtag Ads guarantees quality influencers and promotion through their software. Hashtag Ads beta platform is compatible with Facebook and Twitter, and additional platforms are in the works.

About AdBoom Group, Inc.:

AdBoom Group, Inc. is a San Diego-based technology company focused on innovation in advertising and technology solutions for driving customer acquisition. With its wide network of social and native advertising channels, AdBoom Group, Inc. has the ability to reach millions of people. From digital advertising, such as Hashtag Ads, to software suites, growing businesses has become the core focus and engine of the company’s success.

For more information, visit: http://www.hashtagads.com

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Spontbox Extends Social Media Value with Digital Signage Solution

Toronto, Ontraio (PRWEB) November 18, 2014

Now available in the U.S. and Canada, the solution extends the use of existing social marketing resources, adding value to a company’s web content.

Since its soft launch in June 2014, Spontbox acquired nearly 50 clients. Spontbox creates an engaging TV channel for its clients using publicly available social media from product manufacturers and third party reviewers. This custom channel educates the consumer about new products and services and gives them a preview of their social experience as a subscriber to the client’s Facebook page or Youtube channel. Combined with customizable media feeds from reputable entertainment and news sources, Spontbox strengthens its clients’ social outreach.

“Many companies have a wealth of content already posted to social media channels that for one reason or another does not find the appropriate audience.” Spontbox founder Mo Nasseri said of his motivation to start the company. “Much of this social content never reaches their consumer base. Our technology parlays this existing content into digital signage for display within a business to maximize the impact and visibility of its social media efforts.”

Initially targeting dealerships, Spontbox has gained traction in the automotive industry. The company plans to grow with the rebounding U.S. automotive market, which saw a 50% increase in manufacturing sales from 2009 to 2013. Spontbox’s social channel increases consumer awareness of ongoing promotions and news from carmakers, providing benefits to dealerships over traditional TV programming.

Nasseri intends to expand the reach of Spontbox’s technology. The solution offers benefits to any industry where customers spend time shopping or waiting for service, such as hospitals, corporate lobbies, malls, and other retail stores. Accordingly, the company plans to extend its marketing efforts to retail and service providers in the future.

Spontbox is an international SaaS provider for social media digital signage. The company currently supports Facebook and Youtube, but will soon expand its offerings to include Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram. The company capitalizes on social media trends to increase the impact of its clients’ social marketing resources. Spontbox uses digital display to simplify social visibility and engage consumers, while strengthening clients’ brand image. With its latest technology solution, Spontbox streamlines content from multiple social channels to turn customers into “followers.”

Visit Spontbox.com or follow the company on Facebook to learn more about Spontbox technology benefits and pricing.







Wyndstorm Corporation Presents Secure Social Networking at National Religious Broadcasters Convention: Premier Digital Media Provider, Wyndstorm Corporation (Booth 629) Introduces Secure Interactive Social Media for Family Value Programming

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) March 10, 2008

    With exponential growth in social networks in all consumer interest groups (over 230 million users as of 2007, Forrester Research), faith-based organizations are actively looking for cost-effective ways to expand their channels to reach, recruit, and retain their congregations and communities. The days of traditional marketing methods are over. To compete and grow strong communities, it is essential to create an online experience where members can share information, connect, and have access to content.

At this conference, Wyndstorm will demonstrate how technology and online marketing dramatically improve results for organizations wanting to build lasting relationships between community members; create strong support communities; and engaged constituents in the market. The Wyndstorm turn-key solution provides community and faith-based organizations with pre-built, proven applications, including social networking, podcasts, profiles, interactive games, 3-D virtual environments, and audio-visual chat. Over 50 user-friendly, fun, and safe features are available for Web-based outreach in religious sectors.

“Having built both start-up and large-scale social platforms, Wyndstorm understands the special needs of the religious and faith-based community. Our end-to-end solution combines the robust power needed to grow a high-traffic site with the ease of use features needed to attract diverse users, whether they be teenagers or senior citizens,” said Marian Sabety, President and CEO of Wyndstorm. “Wyndstorm’s social media environment is tailor-made, affordable, easy-to-manage, and safe. Site security is a priority. Wyndstorm uses effective techniques for keeping members of social networks safe, including ‘fencing’ to keep out site-crashers, and ‘positive identification’ to ensure predators are unable to pose as someone they are not. We can even track keywords in order to moderate the tone of site communications,” said Sabety.

“Today, communication, connectivity, and rich content are vital online considerations for all religious and faith-based organizations,” Sabety continued. “We are thrilled to be a part of this important niche segment event to share ways to enhance a religious community’s strength and presence in their market. We are pleased to present our services and expertise at NRB 2008, a group that respects and supports family value programming.”

About Wyndstorm Corporation

Wyndstorm Corporation provides end-to-end social network technology and online marketing services. The company designs, builds and hosts social media, multi-user gaming, online entertainment, and ecommerce Web properties. Utilizing pre-built and custom applications, Wyndstorm provides Web 2.0 technologies for online destinations with 3-D virtual platforms, adver-gaming, interactive entertainment, and social network-based viral marketing opportunities. Wyndstorm Corporation trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol, PKCM/OTC.BB. For more information, go to http://www.wyndstorm.com.

The information contained in this press release contains “forward-looking statements,” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. A forward-looking statement is one which is based on current expectations of future events or conditions and does not relate to historical or current facts. These statements include various estimates, forecasts, projections of Wyndstorm’s future performance, statements of Wyndstorm’s plans and objectives, and other similar statements. Forward-looking statements include phrases such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “predicts,” “estimates,” “assumes,” “projects,” “may,” “will,” “will be,” “should,” or similar expressions. Although Wyndstorm believes that its current expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it cannot assure that the expectations contained in such forward-looking statements will be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in such statements. Investors should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, as they speak only as of the date of this press release, and Wyndstorm expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein.







Wyndstorm Corporation Rolls Out Virtual 3-D Party Scene for Beta Tests: 3-D Worlds, Avatars Become Backdrop for Kisses, Flirts, Audio-Visual Chats in New Lifestyle Entertainment Platform from Social Media Marketing Company Wyndstorm Corporation

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) March 17, 2008

    “RipLounge illustrates the value of Wyndstorm’s end-to-end solution,” said Marian Sabety, President and CEO of Wyndstorm. “When Stable Media approached us in September 2007 to build an entertainment platform, we offered them program design development, hosting and content management, as well as our online marketing expertise in order to build out their cool online destination where friends can hang-out and have fun together. RipLounge represents a new breed of networks, taking social media solutions to a new level,” Sabety continued.

Unlike other 3-D virtual worlds, RipLounge doesn’t require users to download any software. It provides a target market of 25- to 40-year-old social media users much more than a static profile. Instead, users get a sleek, interactive online experience of free virtual worlds, such as a swanky nightclub, beaches, and yachts, where they can meet, dance, flirt, kiss, hold-hands, and audio-visual chat. Via personalized 3-D animated avatars, users can invite friends to join the interactive social environment. RipLounge will showcase independent music artists, some of whose tracks will be available for download and play back. Advertisers will benefit from the targeted in-scene advertising, as well as the flexible profile-based data, available throughout RipLounge. Over the upcoming months, RipLounge will be expanded with new scenes and additional features for enriched member experiences.

“We are pleased to see the RipLounge project move to production,” said Andrew Stern, co-founder of Stable Media. “This has been a strong collaborative effort. Wyndstorm provided disciplined project development and deep technical expertise to drive this program to success, and we applaud the Wyndstorm team in reaching this key launch moment,” said Stern.

“RipLounge was designed to take social networking to the next level,” said David Abelson, co-founder of Stable Media. “Advertisers can choose how they want to be seen within the community. We’re trying to break away from the typical ad placements that users are not engaging in. We want to follow the lead of television and film in their ability to effectively advertise through product placement and content integration which enhances brand exposure while maintaining the integrity of the user experience,” Abelson added.

RipLounge is scheduled to open its doors April 1 and will debut to digital world at the Ad:Tech San Francisco trade show April 15 to 17.

About Wyndstorm Corporation

Wyndstorm Corporation provides end-to-end social network technology and online marketing services. They design, build and host social media, multi-user gaming, online entertainment, and ecommerce Web properties. Utilizing pre-built and custom applications, the company provides Web 2.0 technologies for online destinations with 3-D virtual platforms, adver-gaming, interactive entertainment, and social network-based viral marketing opportunities. Wyndstorm Corporation trades on OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol, PKCM.OTC/BB. For more information, go to http://www.wyndstorm.com.

About Stable Media, LLC

Stable Media, LLC is committed to creating a unique and innovative platform by which users can take social networking to the next level. With the development of RipLounge, Stable Media asserts itself as a leader in the production of revolutionary and engaging online communities. Combining music with nightlife in a 3-D online destination, Stable Media provides advertisers (and investors) with a dynamic interface for reaching targeted key demographics. No other site on the Internet offers a life-like, yet easy-to-use community, and Stable Media is dedicated to providing users with a world-class site that allows them to interact in broad, new ways.

The information contained in this press release contains “forward-looking statements,” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. A forward-looking statement is one which is based on current expectations of future events or conditions and does not relate to historical or current facts. These statements include various estimates, forecasts, projections of Wyndstorm’s future performance, statements of Wyndstorm’s plans and objectives, and other similar statements. Forward-looking statements include phrases such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “predicts,” “estimates,” “assumes,” “projects,” “may,” “will,” “will be,” “should,” or similar expressions. Although Wyndstorm believes that its current expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it cannot assure that the expectations contained in such forward-looking statements will be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in such statements. Investors should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, as they speak only as of the date of this press release, and Wyndstorm expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein.