LinkedIn Video Ads: This Week in Social Media : Social Media Examiner

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.

To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Video Comes to Self-Serve LinkedIn Ads Platform: LinkedIn is rolling out video ads on their self-serve platform, LinkedIn Ads. “Video ads will appear in standard 300 x 250 ad units across the LinkedIn site and will compete for impressions similar to how traditional text and image ad formats do.”

linkedin video ads

"Video ads are currently available through the LinkedIn Ads self-serve interface."

Verify Your Blog On Pinterest: Pinterest has a new feature for you to “verify that you own the website on your Pinterest profile.” To verify your website, visit your Settings page and click on the Verify Website button.

pinterest verify website

Currently, Pinterest only supports top-level domains, such as

Discussion From Our Networking Clubs: Thousands of social media marketers and small business owners are asking questions and helping others in our free Networking Clubs. Here are a few interesting discussions worth highlighting:

YouTube Gets InVideo Programming: “InVideo Programming allows you to feature a video across your entire video library. In addition to featuring videos, you can also promote your channel branding. If you change your branding in the future, you can replace it with a single update.”

youtube invideo programming

There's a "Feature a video" option to showcase your new video inside your older videos to drive some initial traction.

Tumblr Rolls Out Android App: This new Tumblr app has a few new features including “clearer blog notifications—now you can see exactly which post was liked, reblogged or commented on.”

tumblr app

Android users get a new Tumblr App.

LinkedIn Revamps its Blackberry App: The new LinkedIn for BlackBerry app for BB6 and BB7 users makes the LinkedIn mobile experience simpler, better and faster.

blackberry app

The new LinkedIn for BlackBerry app is also available in 8 new languages, including German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Indonesian, Hindi and Portuguese.

Here are a few interesting tools worth noting:

Social Content Locker: A WordPress plugin tool to lock any type of content until the user shares it.

social content locker

With Social Content Locker, you can set up content for users to view after they complete a social action.

Pinvolve: A tool for brands and 80 million Instagram users to share vintage-style photos from Facebook to Pinterest.


Pinvolve arranges Facebook posts, Pinterest pins and now Instagram photos on a pinboard-like display on Facebook.

Powervoice: a social shopping site that helps people stay connected to the brands they love.


"This new free platform targets consumers and encourages them to become leaders and drivers in the already-ongoing conversation about their favorite brands and products."

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