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Retargeting on Facebook for Summer Camps

  The summer is the perfect time to test out retargeting on Facebook. What is retargeting on Facebook? Facebook retargeting allows you to reach people on Facebook after they have visit your website. This allows you to re-engage customers who have already shown interest when visiting your site. How to start retargeting?  You can install the Facebook pixel on your site that captures all your website traffic, or just certain pages. Then you can run ads to reach those website visitors on Facebook. Where to start?  I...

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Improving your visual content

Visual content marketing and social media go hand in hand. This is especially true for summer camps, where it is so much easier to show rather than tell visitors what a magical day at camp looks like. According to CMO Council 65% of senior marketing executives believe that visuals are the core of how their brand’s story is communicated. With everyone relying on visual content, it’s no longer enough to simply post a photo and hope it garners enough likes....

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Instagram Ads Rolling Out Mobile Banners

Instagram made an interesting announcement that they will be rolling out mobile banners on profiles called "profile taps." According to AdWeek: "Advertisers can measure profile clicks in their campaigns. Photo Illustration: Yuliya Kim; Sources: Instagram Slowly but surely, Instagram is turning into a direct-response platform for brands, and now calls-to-action look a little bit more like banner ads than highly styled and edited posts. The Facebook-owned app is rolling out a feature that links ads to profile pages so that when someone clicks...

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Facebook Live Video for Summer Camps

Recently Facebook launched a live video platform. This platform is similar to periscope in that you can broadcast at any time you want directly from your Facebook page. Since this is a new tool for Facebook, they have been giving a lot of distribution (and even a notification) to brands that are using the live video option. If you are headed up to camp or have some exciting summer camp news to share, I definitely recommend trying out this awesome tool!...

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Learnings from Pubcon Austin for Summer Camp

The Social Summer Camp just returned from a fun filled day at Pubcon! Pubcon is an incredible digital marketing conference and our team had a really great time learning about new SEO and SEM tricks for our clients. I'll be sharing a lot more information in the next few weeks regarding our learnings, but there are give quick things I wanted to share that we learned: By 2017, 74% of all internet traffic in will be video- If you aren't...

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Setting Up Facebook Lead Form Ads for Summer Camps

Facebook recently launched a brand new ad unit called a Facebook Lead Form Ad. The Lead Form Ad is a fantastic tool for summer camps! This ad allows you gather contact information from potential customers without needing any custom landing pages or pixels. Read on for a few great camp specific tips for running Facebook Lead Form Ads.   What is a Facebook Lead Form Ad? When someone clicks on your ad, a form automatically opens with the person's contact information automatically populated,...

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Facebook’s New Ad Delivery Insights

This week, Facebook announced its new Delivery Insights tool. This new tool will help brands better understand how an ad performs and how they can better compete. According to Facebook, the new feature should help remove at least "some of the guesswork" that goes into creating high-performing ad campaigns on Facebook while coaching media buyers on what they should consider doing to make sure the ads reach their intended audience. Delivery Insights allows marketers to see which ads are underdelivering and tweak...

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Updates to Facebook Lead Form Ad

Facebook Lead Form Ads have been an incredible marketing solution for summer camps and this past week Facebook made some really useful changes. These changes should help make these ads even more powerful. According to Facebook you can now:  Save time with duplicate forms "In order to save time and effort, advertisers can now duplicate lead ad forms and edit specific fields across ad sets and campaigns. For example, if an advertiser is running a global lead ad campaign that requires specific...

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‘Canvas’ Ads: A New Way to Tell Your Story on Facebook

This past week Facebook officially opened its newest mobile advertising option, Canvas, to all types of businesses. With the ability to add a variety of multimedia features, Canvas will be the most interactive ad option Facebook has released yet. Perhaps the most exciting feature of the new platform is that advertisers can give users a truly interactive mobile experience without directing them to another website. Similar to Lead ads, all user interactions happen on Facebook’s platform. Advertisers won’t have to...

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Retaining Campers Using Social Media

The American Camp Association recently camp out with their 2015 Camp Enrollment Survey Results. While many of the trends were very positive, there were a few areas of concern to me and I am going to cover all of them on my blog in the next few weeks. The first area I noticed is highlighted in the chart below and shows the percent of campers who were returning from prior summers. 19% of camps had less then a 50% retention rate...

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