Twitter- Still Going Strong despite Recent Business Hitches
The business troubles being witnessed at Twitter are ushering in another round of questions. However, viewed from the larger picture, these don’t seem to be in any way affecting the central role being played by this global Company on the world stage. From a business perspective, Twitter is doing badly following its botched sale.
But on the social media platform, it continues to be at the center of key global events currently taking place, shaping them more than ever before.
Center Stage in US Election Campaign
Twitter emerged as one of the most important social media platforms during the recently completed presidential election in the US. During the three presidential debates, it played an important role. It literally turned into the conversation hub with tweets going viral and the whole world was following.
The Brexit Fall-Out and Others
The Twitter platform has become an important updates source regarding the ongoing Mosul liberation, the war in Aleppo and more significantly the Brexit Fallout. Not be left out is the regular sports commentary and celebrity spats.
Twitter continues to provide unrivalled real-time glimpse into what is happening around the globe in a way that no other platform can.
Michael Jackson’s death more than seven years ago was first reported on Twitter, and social media can arguably be said to have propelled Obama to the top US political office. Twitter is not just powerful and relevant but it is your immediate news source.
Over the last 3 years, Twitter has been going through different stages of business grief and all of it under the public glare. What is emerging clearly is that no matter the kind of business turbulence, nothing seems to shake what Twitter began a decade ago. This is something that no social media appears to successfully duplicate. Twitter remains relevant as ever.
On Tuesday, Twitter announced a new feature designed to “Make Twitter Great Again.” Yes, that’s a stretch. However, in an ongoing fight against online harassment, hate speech and trolling, behavior that reached a saturation point during the 2016 election, Twitter is taking a stand. The company’s new anti-harassment tools expand a user’s ability to mute keywords, phrases and conversations. The keyword here is “mute,” not “block,” which means the tool doesn’t infringe on a user’s freedom of speech.
Still, expect to see an increase in online chatter about Twitter’s conversion to the dark side. Words like “Big Brother” and “thought police” are sure to be bandied about, and someone will no doubt decry Twitter’s anti-harassment tool as another example of the Left’s assault on free speech. When it comes to freedom of speech, there’s a prevailing logic that anything is acceptable, in any venue or platform, short of yelling fire in a crowded theater.
According to Wired, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo doesn’t want trolls on the platform, and he’s making it his top priority to accomplish that goal. Is the anti-harassment tool too easy for tech-savvy trolls and online reactionaries to circumvent? Some critics think so. Still, it’s a step in the right direction. Twitter’s rapid fire, real time commentary threads make it prone to abuse and hate speech. While some believe that no speech act is beyond the pale, hate and harassment have no place on social media.
Wen by Chaz is responsible for the beautiful hair of many celebrities you see on television and at the movies. Chaz Dean uses his own Wen products, in his relaxing spa type salon, in Hollywood California. His clients rave about how healthy their hair looks and feels. He has developed his own clientele and hair care line while owning the salon. this is because of the love and thought he puts into what he does.
Chaz Dean (@CHAZDEAN) developed products that are all natural. They contain no unhealthy additives. The favorite is the conditioning cleanser. Each bottle is a combination of 5 products in one. Each product gives your hair a different service and with the Wen hair care product line, you are getting all five. The first is the cleansing product that replaces regular shampoo.
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The entire Wen hair care line contains no chemicals to strip hair so it does not lather. Do not be fooled, the hair is being cleaned in a healthy fashion. It also replaces both your secondary conditioner and your leave in conditioner. Wen has these nourishing products to increase the moisture content of your hair. Finally, the stylers and detanglers are not necessary because Wen leaves hair looking shiny, silky and healthy.
Wen products were a long time in the making. The trials made many people very happy at the Wen salon. The products not only clean but they treat hair by repairing split ends. It gives hair a boost of shine and always leaves hair ready to style. Wash and dry is all that your hair will require to make your hair look like a movie stars hair.
Chaz Dean has developed many different hair products to enhance an individual’s life. He is producing hair care and skin care products for anyone to use. He began his career cutting and styling hair in Bel Air. After dedicating his life to hair care, Chaz began to discover the need for products such as his. His line of product are a big hit and very popular with celebrities and you.
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What is sponsored content? If you’ve ever read an article, watching a short film or laughed at a joke that had an ad attached to it, you’ve been exposed to sponsored content. And it’s not a bad thing. It’s especially not a bad thing if you are the sponsor.
Sponsored content has had an odd relationship with consumers over the last few decades. Most people used to associate it with content that wasn’t telling the truth. They didn’t like the idea of having to read, watch or listen to something that was coming from a marketer.
But over the years, people got to be less annoyed with the association between sponsored content and ads. If you do it right, your business or organization can use sponsored content to your advantage.
Doing Sponsored Content the Right Way
- Make it natural.
First, a blatant ad is easy to find, but a subtle ad amidst quality information or some great, interesting content is less abrasive. Make all of your ad spots natural within your sponsored content.
- Engage consumers.
Second, you want to engage consumers by giving them something that they’ll actually be interested in. Provide them with a funny video or a beautiful photo for starters.
- Offer your actual knowledge.
Lastly, give them something for free, and here, we’re talking about your knowledge. Don’t give them products or actual services. Instead, you’ll want to give them gardening tips if you have a company that makes gardening supplies. If you sell makeup or art a makeup artist, offer up your best tips and tricks for a flawless face. This makes the customer happy, and that’s always a good thing.
Twitter executives are expected to announce layoffs very soon. Analysts expect that this social media company will announce an 8 percent cut before or during their quarterly earnings report, which is set for October 27th.
That 8 percent cut translates to around 300 Twitter employees. There has been no clear indication yet as to which departments will be the hardest hit, but most analysts expect the sales team to experience the most layoffs.
Just a year ago, Twitter also announced an 8 percent layoff around this same time. That was also the time Jack Dorsey, an original co-founder of Twitter, stepped in to become the company’s CEO. Dorsey also serves as CEO for the financial services company Square, Inc.
Twitter executives have not told the media if these cuts will affect their Periscope division. Periscope, which allows people to stream live videos, was bought by Twitter in 2015.
Twitter has been facing many challenges recently. Some of the major issues Twitter is trying to solve at the moment include increasing their user growth organically, dealing with harassment issues, and reigning in their spending.
Many stockholders were actually optimistic about Twitter’s prospects just a few weeks ago. Back then, there were major rumors circulating all around Wall Street about a takeover bid for Twitter. Twitter’s stock, which trades under the ticker TWTR, went as high as $24 at the beginning of October. Some of the companies said to be interested in acquiring Twitter included Microsoft, Google, Salesforce.com, and the Walt Disney Company.
However, since Salesforce.com and Disney have openly said they will not be buying Twitter anytime soon, the stock has plummeted in recent days. The stock is currently hovering around $17.
Marketing and advertising used to be something you did at the supermarket, on billboards and through fliers or the newspaper. Magazines soon caught on, and after that, the advent of radio meant that ads could be broadcast into your homes whether you liked it or not. Do you want to listen to that favorite radio program? Well, you have to listen to this ad as well. Naturally, television made this even better and easier, and the Internet just made things out of control.
In that short history of advertising, you can easily see that advertising agencies and marketers will find a way to market and sell their services and products no matter what the medium is. And if the medium of the day in this day and age is social media, that’s where the money is.
If you have a company or business that is looking to sell something online, you’ll want to take as much advantage of social media business and advertising tactics as you can, and fortunately, it’s easier than you think.
The first thing that you need to do is to remember that branding is your friend. Everything that you put out there needs to go back to your brand. Put your logo, mascot or emblem on all products. Make t-shirts and wear them in photos. Have a go-to hashtag to use for any type of Tweets or pictures you post.
Lastly, be present on social media everyday. You need to be committed to posting pictures, messages, Tweets, hashtags and videos so that people see you around and associate your name with good vibes. Doing all of this will set you on the path for social media business success.
Todd Lubar has had an illustrious career which has made him a wealthy man. Over that duration, he has mentored and inspired many aspiring real estate enthusiasts. Todd began as a loan originator with a company known as Crestar Mortgage Corporation. Here, he gained the necessary experience that would later come in handy when dealing with his personal businesses. He learned the tricks of the real-estate trade from other industry stakeholders like real estate agents, CPA’s, financial planners and insurance agents as well.
The First $100 Million
1999 was a great year for Todd Lubar. He joined the Legacy Financial Group as an equity analyst. Progressively, his skills refined and decided to take it up a notch by opening Legendary Properties, LLC. In no time, this residential development company had purchased, rehabilitated, sold and profited from the over 200 properties. The units ranged from single family houses to small estates. His charm and charisma enabled made it possible for him to connect with plumbers, masons, landscapers and other experts needed in the construction of properties. All in all, he is credited with making well over 100 million dollars.
Todd Lubar is a People Person
Charter Funding was founded in 2003. It was a subsidiary of First Magnus Financial Corporation. First Magnus is ranked as one of the largest privately held mortgages in the US. Again, this merger would prove to be useful shortly. Todd was very smart to venture into a realm which was previously overlooked by the traditional lenders. His risk assessment skills are currently ranked among the most-sought-out after in the entire marketplace. Few candidates can claim to have transacted over 7000 transactions.
Crash of ‘08
The upheavals which rocked the housing and the real estate markets in 2007 and 2008 caused Todd to shift his attention elsewhere. The investor decided to venture into commercial demolition and in Automotive Scrap metal recycling business. His efforts paid off brilliantly. Soon Legendary Properties, LLC started being traded on the public stock exchange market.
About Todd Lubar
Todd attended Sidwell Friends Schools in Washington DC from 1977 to 1987. He proceeded to The Peddie School in Hightstown NJ. He later enrolled at the Syracuse University for a B.A. He graduated in 1995. He is married. Find him on social media where he loves to share with his fans and followers.
The popular social media site Snapchat is reportedly getting ready to go on the public market. Leaked information on the company said Snapchat wants to raise $4 billion in their first year on the stock market. If everything runs smoothly, Snapchat will be released as an IPO in 2017.
Valuations for Snapchat vary widely, but all investors expect this stock will be one of the most high profile IPOs to enter the market in a long time. Estimates for Snapchat’s value range from $25 billion to $40 billion. Interestingly, this company couldn’t get a valuation above $20 billion when it raised funds to be an IPO last year.
Snapchat’s sales figures are expected to be between $250-$350 million this year. Next year, Snapchat is planning to reach the astonishing $1 billion mark in revenue.
Although people know this company by the name “Snapchat” today, the company did officially change its name to “Snap, Inc.” in September of this year. It was then that executives from Snapchat told reporters about special sunglasses they were working on that will be able to record video. These videos can then be instantly posted onto Snapchat’s platform.
Snapchat has not announced just yet when they are planning on entering the IPO market. Some investors say Snapchat could be on the stock market as soon as March of 2017.
For those who don’t know, Snapchat was founded in 2011 by students at Stanford University. Users of Snapchat send pictures across the social media platform that automatically self-delete within a short moment. The developers of Snapchat hoped that this self-deleting feature would encourage more honest and quirky conversations.
Some new features to the Snapchat app include a media area where people can read articles by outlets like Vice and ESPN. Snapchat currently has about 150 million users around the world.
The Midas Legacy is a leading financial and retirement consulting agency that has been offering people advise that is directed at enhancing their potential to succeed and make great achievements in their lives. With main offices at Winter Garden, Florida, The Midas Legacy has been serving a broad network of clients who seek advice and guidance on issues affecting their lives.
Most of those who seek the support of the agency include entrepreneurs, people looking to get early retirement and individuals who need to lead better and peaceful lives. With the primary plan of the company being to support people to help them achieve their goals, it has also been offering capital to its members to invest in the areas of entrepreneurship, real estate and natural health.
Imparting decision making skills to entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs have been benefitting from The Midas Legacy in different ways, one of which is through helping them manage their businesses better for maximum returns. The Midas Legacy invites top financial experts who help individual investors understand market dynamics and the basics that run their businesses to achieve success. They also assist them by teaching them the art of analyzing situations and making decisions that have potential benefits in the near future.
Among the things The Midas Legacy works to achieve is offering individuals the ability to learn how to come up with disciplines that may impact their lives positively. They ensure their members learn how to locate options that can elevate them to a greater life even when one of their options has failed.
This process includes mentoring and workshops that expose the individuals to the real-world situations that affect their capability to achieve their goals and how they can overcome challenges. Most importantly, The Midas Legacy offers assistance to their members to ensure they lead healthy lives through professional advice and dietary recommendations.
Wealth management and retirement planning
Wealth management is specialty that many have not emerged so brilliant in and is one among few that is quite misunderstood. Same as retirement planning, wealth management is a necessary discipline that guides people who are looking for ways to manage their estate and wealth.
The Midas Legacy offers wealth management services and retirement planning advice that is directed at ensuring their members understand their position better. The transformation that comes with the services offered by the company can be felt in the long run and offers insight into the future.
Social media company Twitter’s stock immediately rose 4 percent after releasing better than expected earnings for the third quarter. In addition to Twitter’s better than expected earnings, this company announced that it will layoff 9 percent of their total workforce.
Twitter earned $616 million in revenue in the third quarter. Analysts were expecting a revenue around $606 million. Also, this company adjusted 13 cents per share, which was four cents higher than analysts’ predictions.
This social media company has had trouble getting new monthly active users to join their site in recent years. This quarter the social media company added a decent 4 million monthly active users, which gives Twitter a total community of around 317 million active users. The company also said that their daily user growth was accelerating by 7 percent in the most recent quarter.
Earlier in the week, Twitter executives said they would laying off 8 percent of their workforce. Apparently that number rose by 1 percent since that date. This 9 percent layoff translates to 350 Twitter employees. Executives hope these layoffs will streamline certain areas of Twitter’s business so they can operate more efficiently in the future.
Twitter said that this layoff was a part of a larger restructuring project. The Twitter team wants to make more partnerships and reorganize their marketing and sales teams. They also hope this restructuring will help them reach GAAP profitability by next year.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told reporters he believes this quarter’s great numbers are attributable to the company’s focus on enhancing Twitter’s new feed, improving the response to harassment issues, and offering more live and streaming videos via Periscope.
Twitter’s stock (ticker TWTR) is currently hovering around $17.50.