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Snapchat Still More Popular

There was a really interesting article in Mashable last week about how Snapchat is still more popular with teens than Facebook. "The study found that while 70% of college students report posting on Snapchat at least once a day, only 11% report posting on Facebook with the same frequency."  The study was organized by Sumpto, a New York-based marketing company.  As your camp begins their fall marketing, this is something really interesting to keep in mind. Should your camp be actively using Snapchat? If...

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Promoting Videos on Social Media

Now that camp is almost over, it is time to take a look at all of your digital assets from the summer. One of the most important assets to look at is your camp videos. Whether you had a professional videographer or not, you will want to take an inventory of the videos you have. Once you have the inventory taken care of, upload all of your relevant videos to YouTube or Vimeo (whichever your camp uses). Once they are uploaded,...

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Social Summer Camp is Hiring: Social Media Account Manager

Social Summer Camp is seeking a social media account manager. An Account Manager for Social Summer Camp will implement individual social media marketing plans for multiple clients. This includes a social media content and advertising strategy. This Account Manager will strengthen key client relationships with a focus on driving social media metrics, client satisfaction and innovation. This individual should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and be highly motivated. This position is a full time, salaried position, but does...

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Pinterest Introduces Topics

Last week Pinterest announced an exciting new feature that could really boost the impact of your camp’s pins. Starting last Thursday users can now subscribe to topics and specific interests on the site to add pins from those topics into their feeds. There will be a wide variety of topics to follow, from camping and hiking, to bubbles and dinosaurs. Clicking on a topic will also bring a list of other relevant topics that might interest that user. So a Pinterest user who...

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Fall Planning: Social Media for Summer Camps

It's hard to believe we are over half way through the summer! Some camps in the South and Southwest are already wrapping up their sessions. Camps up North are finishing up their Visiting Days and settling in for another month of Camp. Even though during camp can be very hectic, you should try and set aside some time for Fall Planning. This is what I recommend so that it isn't too overwhelming. 1. Spend 1 hour writing 30 days of content...

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Facebook Tests Related Videos

Facebook is testing a new "related videos" feature that surfaces similar videos after you finish watching one in your mobile News Feed, similar to You Tube recommended videos. This is a new feature that's currently being tested on mobile to help users discover more videos they may be interested in, noted in a recent article published by Mashable. In June, Facebook announced that users who regularly watch videos on the platform will see even more videos in their News Feed, and even made tweaks to the news feed algorithm in order...

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Avoiding Copyrighted Music for your Camp Videos

You may have found the perfect summer jam for your camp on the radio, but is it the right song for your YouTube and Facebook videos? Both sites are hyper-vigilant when it comes to copyright infringement and all public and private videos shared with your camp community are subject to strict enforcement. With advanced audio-scanning technology, YouTube and music companies can easily identify any copyrighted songs in your videos and have them removed. Even if you purchase the song and give credit...

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Twitter Introduces Remarketing

Interested in creating #winning ad campaigns on Twitter? The company has developed a new website tag that creates campaign audiences by identifying Twitter users that have recently visited your camp's website. You can retrieve your tag at ads.twitter.com in the conversion tracking tab. Add it to the page of your website that get the most visitors, like your homepage. If you are already using a Twitter website tag to track conversions, you can simply change the settings to have it monitor...

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Facebook Advertising Updates

Facebook just announced new changes to its ad strategies that will make ad relevance on the site better than ever before. In the coming weeks, the company will start using information from the websites and apps you browse to determine ads that may interest you. So, for example, if a mom has recently researched summer camps online, Facebook will consider that one of her interests and will start showing her more ads about summer camps. Facebook is also adding new ad preferences...

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