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Moderating Social Media and Digital Trolls

Social media has created giant platforms for users to say what they want to whomever they want, creating a major issue for social media companies and users. Social media companies want to create a pleasant online environment for users, yet also want to be seen as upholding the American value of free speech. For years, there have been concerns over the open-forum, wild-west environment on the internet, but recently, calls for blocking certain kinds of speech on social media have...

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Influencer Marketing: The Future of Marketing

Social influence now has monetary and marketing value thanks to influencers, a budding form of social media marketing. Influencer marketing involves endorsements from influencers, people and organizations with an expert level of knowledge and/or social influence in their respective fields. It is most associated with Instagram, although influencers exist on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and even TikTok.  According to some estimates, Americans see between 3,000-5,000 advertisements per day. It is the recommendations from influencers that help some social media users find products...

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Is TikTok the Next Trend for Digital Marketing?

TikTok is a social media platform that puts video first, a similar format to Vine. Videos are 15 seconds long and often feature short skits, lip singing, tutorials or a range of cringy videos. Formerly known as Musical.ly, it is estimated that over 500 million people use TikTok, meaning the network is larger than Twitter and Pinterest. With such a large user base, TikTok is growing as a marketing platform-especially for brands that market to young people such as summer camps....

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Changes Are Coming to Facebook’s Mobile Ads

In just a few weeks Facebook is changing the text and aspect ratios for ads on its Mobile News Feed. The updates roll out on August 19, 2019, and aim to “match the look and feel of the new Facebook design introduced earlier this year.” This may seem like just another of the hundreds of updates Facebook rolls out annually, but these changes are important for online advertisers to understand and embrace. There are a few key changes to the...

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How to Stay Away From Copyright Infringement

It may be engaging and fun to add the newest, hottest song to a video to welcome back campers; however, it is likely that the video will be flagged for copyright infringement and you will face some consequences. Copyright infringement is the act of violating any of a copyright owner’s exclusive rights granted by the federal Copyright Act. Copyright was created to protect the work of artists and creatives so that they can have legal recourse when someone uses their...

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Privacy Updates, Data Sharing and How Advertisers Can Adapt – Part 2

Advertising techniques and strategies have evolved since the foundation of modern advertising in the 1920s. As televisions and computers became accessible to most every American, advertisers capitalized on the technology to reach large numbers of targeted audiences. Now, tools used for targeting online audiences may be disappearing and advertisers and businesses need to adapt. For small businesses like most summer camps, this comes as a hard hit. Facebook and Google Ads are affordable and effective ways to target a few potential...

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Understanding Firefox’s Newest Privacy Update – Part 1

Nearly everyone is concerned about online privacy and protecting their personal information in cyberspace. The Pew Research Center found that 93% of adults say that being in control of who can get information about them is important. These concerns are becoming more prominent and even tech giants like Facebook, Google and Apple are responding. On June 4, Mozilla Firefox rolled out, perhaps the most aggressive privacy measure to date, that includes enhanced tracking protection by default for all new users...

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Work with Us!

Social Summer Camp is a fast growing advertising agency that provides innovative marketing and social media solutions to summer camps all over the country. We’re hiring for a bold account manager to serve as a client lead across multiple client accounts. Strengthening key client relationships with a focus on driving advertising metrics, client satisfaction, and innovation is at the heart of this opportunity. More info on the ins and out of the role follow below, and if this seems like a...

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Summer 2019 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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Capturing Summer Camp Customers Post-Tour

Summer camp tours are winding down and camp families are starting to make their final decisions about camp for next summer. While some families want to make a decision quickly after touring, it is very common for some families to wait until closer to the early bird deadline to make a final decision. So what can you do to help turn these touring families into customers? Show them great content- I'm always shocked at how camps don't specifically advertise to families...

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