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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 post-tour, 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 who...

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More Social Media Content Does Not Equal Better

Anyone who has ever been a client of Social Summer Camp knows that we recommend posting daily on social media during the summer. We recommend daily posting because of 1) increased attention on our social media pages and 2) the quality of content available during the summer. However, I've noticed a trend recently where camps are posting 3, 4 or sometimes even up to 5 times a day during the summer. The bad news for these camps though is that...

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Should My Summer Camp Advertise in September and October

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 explain why we think it is so important. Don't Lose Momentum Summer is the most important marketing time of the year. You create daily content for social media,...

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

onThe 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 Facebook's organic reach for 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 changed their algorithm frequently for years now and we have already seen changes similar to this before. In November...

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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 throughout several social platforms that have us wondering what’s to come in 2018! From the rise of Instagram “Stories” and the expansion of live streaming on Facebook to the increase in character limit on Twitter, social media platforms have marketers on edge, trying to adapt and stay on top of their online game. As 2018 begins, we hope to see new features that are beneficial and easy to use, both for...

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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 overwhelmed with content from businesses, brands...

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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 update lets users post Stories that don't expire and archive them so the content is not lost forever. Instagram Stories Highlights, or your permanent stories, will exist in a new section directly under your bio and right above your existing Instagram...

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How to Keep Your Content Feeling Fresh Each Social Media Platform

Written by Social Summer Camp intern, Breanna Salinas. In the world of marketing, social media is comprised of huge platforms that many businesses use to promote their services or products. Successful accounts are able to deliver content that makes their followers engaged. Your social media relevancy relies heavily on your content. The most challenging obstacle for planning a social media strategy is making content appropriate for its platform. It can be difficult to make sure your content is both engaging and effective....

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