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Instagram Brings Video to Carousel Ads
“Facebook once again has news involving its use of videos, but this time it involves Instagram. The company revealed that carousel ads on its photo-sharing app will now support use of videos that it hopes will create “a richer storytelling experience.” Starting today, advertisers can have carousel ads entirely made up of videos, photos, or a mixture of the two formats”

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Pinterest Drops Ban on Affiliate Links
“Last year, the company banned affiliate links, which gave Pinners a cut of the sale when other users bought one of the products that they had posted. […] Almost exactly a year later, though, Pinterest says it decided to bring affiliate capabilities back because it has strengthened its spam technology enough to weed out bad behavior and it wants to reward its users.”

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Industries Investing the Most in Snapchat Revealed
“Three product sectors—activewear, CPGs and consumer electronics—have accounted for 57 percent of all ads L2 observed on Snapchat Discover, its channel for publishers, from Jan. 15 through Feb. 15.”

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Instagram’s code hints at option to pay to boost posts (via TechCrunch)

You can buy ‘X-Men’ tickets through Snapchat (via Re/Code)

Brands Want to Spend More on Influencer Marketing in 2016 (via Tech.co)

Instagram’s Banned Hashtags Reveal Moderation Challenges (via SocialTimes)

Pinterest Planning Calendar for Holidays, Seasonal Events (via SocialTimes)

This is Pinterest’s first ever TV ad (via BusinessInsider)

Tumblr introduces ‘GIF posts’ on mobile (via The Verge)

Tumblr’s new Labs program lets users test experimental features (via The Verge)

How Custom Snapchat Filters Have Grown Into A Huge Market (via PSFK)

Snapchat moves to help publishers not on Discover (via Business Insider)

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