Media

Social Media Photography Tips for Marketers

  Eye-catching photographs are an essential piece of your social media marketing strategy. Your audience craves quality visual content, and it’s in your brand’s best interests to create it. At the beginning of 2017, HubSpot published a round-up of statistics emphasizing the importance of visual content in marketing. A few highlights:   37% of marketers…

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How Can You Track Effectiveness in Social Media?

Everything you do for your business on Facebook – whether it’s a post or an ad campaign – serves a purpose in your overall marketing strategy. And it’s important to track the impact of each of these actions to measure how many people you reached, how they engaged with your content, and what calls to…

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The Positive Side of Politics on Social Media

In the 2016 election, politics and social media are inextricably intertwined… and not always for the better. We follow candidates on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat – and watch as they duke it out in real time. We share articles and videos on our profiles, and get into heated debates with friends and family. We isolate…

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360 Storytelling: The Latest on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Immersive experiences that alter our reality aren’t new… In 1957 Morton Heilig invented the Sensorama Machine, a simulator that provided the illusion of reality thanks to 3D video, artificial smells, stereo sound, seat vibrations, even fans to create windblown hair. This  “experience theater” for 1-4 people set the stage for the wide range of virtual…

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Why You Should Use Cinemagraphs in Facebook Ads

Not quite a photo, not quite a video, a cinemagraph is a captivating way to tell a story and bring your Facebook advertising to life. What is a Cinemagraph? To call a cinemagraph a GIF would be doing it a disservice, though it does refine the same fundamental idea. It layers a short, infinitely looping…

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Is the Future of Video Vertical?

Whether you’re snapping a selfie or filming a video, most people naturally hold their phones vertically when capturing content to share on social media. (Who can be bothered to flip the phone horizontally?) While this approach makes professional videographers cringe, the shift from wide to tall is here to stay…and brands are getting on board. …

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How Brands Can Use Snapchat Memories

Over the past month, Snapchat has started to roll out one of its biggest changes to date. The app’s newest feature, Memories, allows users to save snaps in a private long-term collection within the app. This is a major shift from Snapchat’s defining characteristic – that snaps last only for a few seconds, or for…

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Snapchat is Growing Even Bigger with New Updates

If you’re over a certain age, it’s likely you didn’t really get Snapchat in the beginning. So it’s an app teenagers use to send each other photos that disappear after a few seconds? Huh. Why is this a big deal again? When did I get so old? (This was my reaction in a nutshell, so…

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Snapchat Geofilters: On-Demand & Ready for Your Brand

With $5 and a little bit of creativity, you can now create your very own Snapchat geofilters. Last week, Snapchat made on-demand geofilters – digital graphics overlaid on a photo or video – open to anyone in the US, Canada and the UK, including individuals and smaller brands. The company is intentionally making this new…

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