Of course, you can boost productivity with streamlined processes and performant collaborative tools… you can also get more focused and achieve more by setting the right atmosphere at work, for instance with great office music.
That’s the promise of Studiowave: a free vibe machine for offices, studios and all of us who need focus at work.
The interface is super simple and allows you to mix nice instrumental beats with inspirational speeches, by setting a volume level for each element, and come up with the perfect office music for you.
Two quick little tips:
Make sure you keep Shazam handy, as you will probably want to save many tracks from this 24/7 radio for later.
Don’t start playing with their interactive logo, it’s a bit too addictive…
What’s in it for Social Media Manager: a nice way to get in a killer mood and enter the “flow” to prepare your social media calendars (with Loomly).
It’s no secret that Facebook is giving significant priority to videos in News Feed: what’s a little more challenging to understand, are all existing Facebook video requirements to actually create and publish these pieces of media efficiently.
Indeed, between all Facebook & Instagram products, and all possibilities offered by smartphones (portrait & landscape orientation), it can get pretty confusing to come up with the right video at the right time.
Not a problem, Facebook just published a visual reference guide providing all criteria for Newsfeed, Instant Articles, Instagram, Stories, et Audience Network, including specs in terms of:
What’s in it for Social Media Managers: a nice cheat sheet to optimize your Facebook videos efficiently.
Facebook IQ is Facebook’s research department and shares insights drawn from the platform’s two billion users’ activity & behavior: in order to make these insights even more accessible, Facebook just launched a new version of the portal yesterday.
In particular, the new Facebook IQ makes it easier to build more effective campaigns, with:
People Insights, such as Hot Topics in Australia in July 2017.
Advertising Insights, including Better Together: How High Value Gamers Find Community on Facebook.
Vertical Insights, like Fashion on Facebook and Instagram From Top to Toe.
Tools & Resources, for instance the Cross Border Insights Finder, which compares Facebook Insights across countries.
In particular, the new Insights To Go slide-based section offers amazing filtering features, letting you find the latest Facebook stats in just a few clicks:
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Just pick a color and you will not only get color combination suggestions, but the meaning of this color, “how it’s made” and ideas of others colors to use match it with depending on the effect you are want to achieve.
For instance, if you pick Midnight Blue as a color, here is what you will learn:
Cherry on the cake, once you’ve found a color — and a color combination — you really like, Canva lets you browse templates and start creating a document right away.
What’s in it for Social Media Manager: an efficient way to reinforce your messages with visual communication, enhancing your visuals with meaningful color combinations.
If you want to tell your brand story in a visual way, a great alternative to Venngage is Canva’s infographics templates, available through the platform’s marketplace.
These premium templates can save you tons of time, by allowing you to customize a base design instead of starting from scratch.
Just select one of Canva’s infographics templates — among different categories: business, charity, education, timeline — and start editing it in your Canva account, just like you would modify a Powerpoint presentation.
For instance, here is a Do’s & Don’tstemplate that you can customize and apply to pretty much any other topic:
Finding a job is one thing, finding a job you love is another: that’s what Beta List Job Collections is about.
Launched by the eponym startup directory, Beta List Job Collections offers handpicked startup collections, organized in themes, making your job search much easier:
Whether you are passionate about blockchain technology, are willing to contribute to a better tomorrow, want to join a female-led startup or dream of being part of a project with a breakout trajectory, there is a job collection for that.
More than 30,000 jobs have already been posted on the platform.
What’s in it for Social Media Managers: the color psychology principles highlighted in this infographic by Skilled.co can be leveraged, not only for website conversions, but also for social media ad campaigns and organic posts.