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Should My Summer Camp Advertise in September & October?

As visiting day approaches and camp starts winding down, I get asked one question A LOT by my clients. "Now that summer is over, can I take a break from advertising?" Is it really worth spending money on ads in September and October? The answer is (obviously) a resounding yes, but I wanted to include some background on why we think it is so important. Don't Lose Momentum- Summer is the most important marketing time of the year. You create daily...

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Instagram Aims at YouTube: IGTV

Today Instagram announced a brand new app for watching long-form video on Instagram called IGTV. Videos posted to Instagram have long been limited to only 60-seconds, which means that most users still rely on YouTube for long-form video. Now you will be able to upload hour long videos to IGTV. Things that make this app unique are: Videos are full screen and vertical- Most people prefer watching content the same way they hold their phone, so this is a nice addition. ...

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Marketing a Specialty Camp? Here Are Some Strategies to Consider

Camps are intended to cover a variety of activities that are designed to meet a broad range of interests. Most camps offer various categories and activities that include, but are not limited to hiking, swimming, sports, arts and crafts. Other camps are designed around a specific skill, activity, theme or interest that are meant to serve a group with a special interest on a particular program, otherwise known as a specialty camp.  Does your camp have a unique program that makes...

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NEW Summer 2018 Internship: Graphic Designer Needed

We’re looking for a Graphic Design Intern to join us this summer in Austin! As a graphic designer at Social Summer Camp you’re required to be a skilled designer with an imaginative mind, a heart for creativity and an eye for design. This position provides the opportunity to let creativity flourish in a unique start-up environment for a variety of different clients and exponentially expand a portfolio. As a Graphic Design Intern, you will work to create social site graphics including...

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Facebook’s Organic Reach Change… What’s Really Happening?

The new year brought extreme changes to Facebook’s algorithm that frightened many brands and marketers on social media. According to many, Facebook’s update allegedly could result in a decline in reach for organic posts made by brands or companies on Facebook. Don’t you overwhelm yourself, let’s be clear here: This news isn’t really new and nothing is really changing. Facebook has been changing their algorithm quite frequently for years now and we have already seen changes similar to this before. In...

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Summer Internship: Social Media Community Manager

We’re looking for a community manager intern to join us this Summer in Austin! You’ll gain hands-on experience that will prepare you for a future in social media marketing industry. Your days will be filled with content writing, image creation, analytics reporting and paid advertising for summer camps across the country. Community Management Intern This PAID position requires an enthusiastic self-starter that is interested in social media marketing, advertising or public relations. You’ll gain essential skills related to social media, community management and...

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Staying Relevant on Facebook After Big Changes

As we see Facebook making big changes to their algorithm these next few months, we are looking for new ways to make content interesting and relevant to the audience for success on the platform. Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed at Facebook, describes that Facebook will be focusing on content with “meaningful interactions”. This means that marketers should be able to adapt to changes and create content that will encourage engagement and conversation. Here are some tips to consider when...

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Predicting Social Media Trends for 2018

In the past year, we saw a number of trends and consistencies throughout several social platforms that only has us wondering what’s to come in 2018! From the rise in “stories” on Instagram, to the expansion of live streaming on Facebook, to the increase in character limit on Twitter, all social media platforms have marketers at the tips of their toes, trying to adapt and stay on top of their online game. As 2018 begins, we can only hope to see...

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Big Changes Coming to Social Media’s Biggest Platform

  Written by Social Summer Camp intern, Breanna Salinas. Facebook recently announced big changes coming to user’s news feed after taking feedback from their consumers. An outline of the major changes we’ll be seeing: Facebook’s news feed will favor users friends and family’s content over brand and publishers content. Last Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg shared a message with the Facebook community announcing the reasoning behind this change. Through feedback from the community, Zuckerberg learned that they were feeling overwhelmed with content from businesses,...

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5 Ways To Use Instagram Stories Highlight Feature for Your Camp

Written by Social Summer Camp intern, Breanna Salinas. How to Utilize Instagram Stories Highlights for Your Camp Instagram’s newest update is here and it’s more innovative than ever! Last month Instagram released its newest features: Instagram Stories Highlights and Stories Archive. The new update now gives users the ability to post Instagram Stories that do not expire and will archive the stories so the content is not lost forever. Instagram Stories Highlights, or your permanent stories, will exist in a new section directly...

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