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LinkedIn is shutting down its last remaining polling feature, Polls in Groups, on May 15

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There’s bad news if you use LinkedIn to run polls, as the professional-focused social network is removing the ability for you to do so from next month. The company says its LinkedIn Polls in Groups feature will be retired on May 15, and all data related to polls will be removed. Polls were introduced to groups in December 2011 as “a simple way to unlock the insights of the members of the group”, but the feature is being made obsolete as part of ongoing efforts to provide “a simple and efficient experience” to LinkedIn users, as a notice explains: We’re…

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LinkedIn’s biggest obstacle in China isn’t censorship, it’s culture

In a society where people guard their close connections and often keep their professional contacts a secret, how will LinkedIn get users to open up?

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After Killing Intro For iOS, LinkedIn Gets Deep Integration On Mobile Via Samsung Partnership

email_response_mini Score a small victory for Android users. Earlier this year, LinkedIn killed a clever app called Intro, which used an engineering hack to inject information from LinkedIn and its Rapportive service into your iOS emails. But the service was deemed too risky for the way it intercepted emails on behalf of users before augmenting them with the additional data, and was later shut down. Today, however,… Read More

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2014: The year free social media marketing gravy train derailed

Social media marketing is effective when powerful copywriting/content is combined with a media buy. They should be seen as working hand-in-hand The year 2014 may be remembered as the year where social media ceased to become a free-to-play platform. Today, the three big social networks – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn – are all public listed Read the full article…

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LinkedIn Adds Trending Content List And A Score For Companies’ Content Marketing Efforts

LinkedIn is introducing some new tools for businesses hoping to attract a following with their LinkedIn content. First up, there’s a content marketing score, which measures the total effectiveness of a businesses’ LinkedIn content. It’s calculated by t…

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LinkedIn Adds Trending Content List And A Score For Companies’ Content Marketing Efforts

LinkedIn is introducing some new tools for businesses hoping to attract a following with their LinkedIn content. First up, there’s a content marketing score, which measures the total effectiveness of a businesses’ LinkedIn content. It’s calculated by t…

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LinkedIn ramps up hiring efforts in China, set to launch Pulse news reader app in Chinese

LinkedIn, the global social network for working professionals, has ramped up its hiring efforts in China after officially launching there back in February. According to job postings on the website, the company seeking several candidates to fill positions such as events manager, head of marketing, head of sales, and chief editor for LinkedIn Pulse, the… Read more »

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LinkedIn Touts Citi’s Success As The Networking Site’s Content Marketing Ambitions Grow

There’s been a lot of discussion and debate around the benefit to brands of building a presence on Facebook and Twitter. At the same time, LinkedIn has been ramping up its efforts to get brands to create content and promote it through advertising. To illustrate the benefits of building a successful sponsored group, LinkedIn pointed me to Connect: Women’s Professional Network, which was… Read More

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