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Mike Bires

Get Them To Swipe: Engaging With Instagram Galleries

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If you don't already know this, you can add up to ten photos and videos to an Instagram post. This is great for events or incidents in which you wish to share multiple videos or photos, but don't want your feed to become overloaded with that particular incident. Law enforcement social media managers will find the Instagram gallery feature usef...
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Mike Bires

Facebook Photos and Videos

Facebook Photos and Videos
In this episode, Marc and Mike discuss some tricks for using photos and videos in your posts on Facebook. You'll get greater reach and engagement when you follow what they suggest. Many of us in the law enforcement profession do not have the luxury of paying to promote our content on Facebook. If you stay on top of the latest news and info in socia...
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Mike Bires

Facebook Live / National Night Out

Facebook Live / National Night Out
Marc and Mike come back after a brief time away from the microphones, and talk about the live stream video feature Facebook Live. We're crash test dummies... Marc's quote of the show In this episode, Mike and Marc discuss the trials and tribulations of live-stream video. Most people are using Facebook Live through their mobile devices. However, to ...
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Marc Marty

Snapchat Series: Getting Started for Law Enforcement

Snapchat Series: Getting Started for Law Enforcement
In this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, Mike and I talk about how to get started with Snapchat with your agency.    Snapchat For Law Enforcement    What's the latest? 100 mill daily users 60% users contributing daily content  9000 snaps per second Daily video views 10 billion 73% are millennials 77% are college students  Value $16 billion Why do w...
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Marc Marty

Are The Police Safe With Cell 411

Are The Police Safe With Cell 411
On this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media podcast, we discuss the new Cell 411 app. Mike conducted some testing of this app and wrote a whole article on it.  Rather than reinvent the wheel, you can click here to read the article. What are your thoughts about this app?  We'd love to hear your thoughts.  Leave us a comment  To listen to the show now, click below. If you...
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Marc Marty

Distracted Driving... Don't Text, Snap or Stream and Drive

Distracted Driving... Don't Text, Snap or Stream and Drive
On this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab we talk about distracted driving.  Distracted driving has become a major issue not just in the US, but throughout the world.  April is distracted driving month in the state of California.  The goal is to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving and educate drivers.    We have...
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