From Instagram removing likes to the resurgence of the FaceApp application, it’s been a busy week in the digital world.
30 articles you need to read this week
From the areas of marketing, sales, design and product, development and engineering, human resources, and a few others, we’ve collected 30 articles for you from the last week, so you can stay up to date on what’s happening in the business world around you. Learn the value of data driven one-on-ones, attracting talent with creative HR videos, and more below.
- Trever Ackerman, Chief Marketing Officer at WellBiz Brands, gives digital marketers tips on how to create social media ads that stops viewers from scrolling past.
- In his piece for SearchEngine Journal, Corey Morris creates a compelling case for why marketers and SEO pros should be active on social media during working hours instead of enforcing company-wide bans.
- Instagram’s expansion of its test to remove the number of likes listed on each post is discussed by George Carey-Simos for WeRSM.
- David Zysblat on G2 dives into the actions he took to grow a Facebook page from zero to over 700,000 followers in a little over three years.
- Problems arising from change management can be minimized with Daniel Burstein’s advice on Target Marketing.
- G2’s Deirdre O’Donoghue explores Lululemon’s new experiential Chicago store and provides 5 crucial takeaways for e-commerce professionals.
- Follow Nivedita Bharathi’s 7 steps on the FreshSales blog to learn how to create a successful sales cadence including steps that can be implemented right away!
- Millennials are taking over the workforce, so stay up to date on how to best sell to these new decision makers in Danielle Rosen’s piece on the LinkedIn Sales Blog.
- On The Sales Blog, Anthony Iannarino highlights why it’s crucial for a salesperson to argue for a meeting with your dream client now and not play the wait and chase game.
- Karen Rhorer for OpenView Partners highlights how to establish data-driven one-on-ones as a sales manager.
Design & Product
- Meg Miller on AIGA Eye on Design challenges the question is satire possible in art and design in today’s current social climate.
- FaceApp regained popularity this last week, so Devin Pickell on G2 provides information on the technology behind the AI-Enabled mobile application.
- The remake of Disney’s “Lion King” sparks a discussion by Jake Kring-Schreifels on The Ringer on how the original piece was brought to life through animation technology twenty-five years ago.
- Learn about the cancelled plans for Project Dragonfly, a censored search engine in China, on BBC.
- James Evans for Creative Market’s blog highlights 15 extra bold fonts to provide inspiration for a design you don’t want to go unnoticed.
Development & Engineering
- Brian Scanlan and Jess Connor from Intercom share how they’ve transformed their incident management process after dealing with a complicated and long-running incident.
- Keep up on your career development by finding a list of the top books for software developers on Finsmes.
- Michael Gigante explains what GIS mapping is and how to use the different types of GIS maps to present different types of data.
- Learn how Chef and Microsoft have collaborated to apply DevOps processes to the Windows platform migrations in Mike Vizard’s article on DevOps.
- On Harvard Business Review, Thomas Davenport provides insight on organizations can ‘tame’ the automation sprawl in order to benefit from it.
- In the current state of the war for talent, Promo’s Arielle Kushner provides 8 ideas on how attract great talent using creative hr videos.
- Avoid the common 11 communication mistakes managers make when confronting an employee so you can be a more effective leader by checking out Adam Henshall’s piece on process.st.
- Rob de Luca gives four reasons why shorter and more frequent employee performance reviews are better for your employees and your team.
- Geoferry James on Inc. explores 8 ways that employers have a negative impact on their employees’ vacations and how it can have an impact on overall company culture.
- Find out more on News.com.au about how Atlassian ditched their previous employees review program in order to no longer benefit high performers who don’t work well with others- a.k.a. “brilliant jerks.”
- Zachary Crockett on the Hustle explains why you often see a markup on airport food compared to the identical item found on the street.
- The Verge’s Casey Newton exploits the secret lives and traumatic requirements that come with being a part of Facebook’s moderation team in the United States.
- Learn the science behind how our brains decide when to trust in Paul J. Zak’s piece on Harvard Business Review.
- Finding new music to listen to on Spotify just got easier with information about a quick hack on the web application from Adam Clark Estes on Gizmodo.
- Information on TikTok’ tests of new features, such as a grid similar to Instagram and displaying votes, can be found on Sarah Perez’s piece on Techcrunch.
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