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influencers unplug from clowns on pinterest: your daily distraction... you're welcome.

influencers unplug from clowns on pinterest: your daily distraction... you're welcome.
By Truly Social Inc. • Issue #136 • View online

US Unplugs From TV Subscriptions
Winter is coming. Now that Game of Thrones is over for another year, many people will be reassessing whether they really want to sign on for another year of cable access. It is estimated that 22 million cord-cutters will be unplugging from cable and satellite television subscriptions by the end of 2017. Quite a blow considering the Facebook, Apple and Disney streaming platforms that are yet to launch.
When we found out there wasn't going to be more Game of Thrones until November, we figured what was the point?
When we found out there wasn't going to be more Game of Thrones until November, we figured what was the point?
Very Pin-Teresting
We noted the other day that Pinterest has been sneaky-smart in their domination of turning clicks into real conversions for their advertisers. It’s also been revealed that they’ve actually grown as a platform (where others have not) in the last year, adding another 50 million monthly users to their 150 million previously. Not only that, but it seems Pinterest has grown an international user base, with more than 50% of users residing outside the US. With new features on the horizon, we expect to see some very interesting growth on this platform.
The aspirational and planning aspects of Pinterest might be driving real $$.
The aspirational and planning aspects of Pinterest might be driving real $$.
The Only Way Clowns Can Be Funny
We’ll admit that we never liked clowns much. After the team saw Stephen King’s It yesterday, we really really don’t want to see another one for awhile. Even McDonald’s had cut back on their mascot Ronald McDonald after the bizarre clown attacks last year. The only way we can even think about clowns right now is in the form of these hilarious Pennywise memes that have been going around.
To be honest, clowns have always been creepy.
To be honest, clowns have always been creepy.
Amazon Blocks The Haters
When Hilary Clinton’s new book was released on Monday, critics gave it mixed reviews. Amazon was met with a totally different reception, as over 1,500 comments were amassed over just 2 days, in a concerted attack against the politician. Amazon has taken action and removed 900 of the comments that are untraceable to actual purchases. “A person could conceivably buy a book in a store and then hate it so much she runs home to review it on Amazon, but that’s probably not what happened here.”, said Quartz.
She is over it. We are over it. She wrote the book about being over it.
She is over it. We are over it. She wrote the book about being over it.
The Power Of Influencer
Social Influencer marketing might be a billion dollar industry, but that doesn’t mean celebrities or advertisers are dividing that profit equally. Lately micro-influencers (those with >30,000 followers) have been hailed as the most bang for your buck, but in some new research it has been suggested that the sweet spot might actually be influencers between 850k-2.5 million followers. Of course there’s nothing better than some real organic engagement, but this research could really shake up social strategies!
The power of influence is very well, but it's still a tricky question of whose influence.
The power of influence is very well, but it's still a tricky question of whose influence.
The Best Bar Nun
As Floridians are returning to their homes, this nun is doing something about the debris left behind by Hurricane Irma. Sister Margaret Ann has gotten her trusty chainsaw out to clean up Miami.
We really can't wait for this to become a wholesome meme.
We really can't wait for this to become a wholesome meme.
Got a minute? Catch up on this week’s trending videos.
Have a wonderful Thursday from the Truly Social team!
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