1. Plan ahead. Like all great stories, plan a beginning, an end, and most importantly, stick to the plot! The beginning posts of your IG story must be attention grabbing for your audience. This is when you announce you’re about to tell an amazing story and create a screen tapping hook that yells, “Hey, something…

Read More

A short, hypnotic video catches your attention as you scroll through your Instagram feed. It captures an action – a person jumping into a pile of leaves, a cat chasing a toy, or a spoon digging into an ice cream sundae – in a video that plays forward, then backward, over and over. Without even…

Read More

Snapchat released its Snap Map feature in June, which allows users to submit Snaps to a public collection called Our Story. According to Snapchat, the value of the new function is being able to view Snaps from around the world, “including sporting events, celebrations, breaking news, and more.” A color-coded heatmap shows popular locations; blue…

Read More

Beautiful photos enhance every part of your marketing strategy – from blog posts and social media graphics, to website slideshows and ad campaigns. But if you don’t have a huge photography budget, it can be a struggle to find high-quality images that fit your brand’s needs. You can search Creative Commons images hosted on Flickr…

Read More

In the nearly six months since its initial public offering, Snap Inc. has been closely monitored by the company’s investors, supporters and critics. The corporate parent of Snapchat is the subject of constant speculation, with some pointing to its young and highly engaged audience as markers of success, and others raising concerns over its failure…

Read More

This month, Facebook announced the launch of Watch, a new video tab that will feature dozens of original shows. “We hope Watch will be home to a wide range of shows — from reality to comedy to live sports. Some will be made by professional creators, and others from regular people in our community,” CEO…

Read More

Alexa, how will marketers use voice search in the future?   Voice-assisted devices, powered by artificial intelligence, are gaining a strong foothold in households across the U.S. According to eMarketer, there are 45 million devices in use now, and that number will rise to 67 million by 2019. Google Home and Amazon Echo (famous for…

Read More

Short and sweet: that’s the recipe for success when creating video ads. While 30-second spots have long been the norm for TV, mobile and social media usage are changing the way brands think about ads. And the new standard is brief, punchy video ads that last only a few seconds, and stand out in a…

Read More

Whether you’re posting on Instagram, Facebook or another social network, your brand needs high-quality visuals to capture your audience’s attention. We’ve talked before about how you can take better photos, starting with the equipment you already have. But what about creating beautiful graphics? A striking graphic can do wonders to boost engagement, drive sales or…

Read More