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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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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 Through The Fall?

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 through the the fall? 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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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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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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Give the Gift of Camp This Holiday Season – The Perfect Gift and Campaign

Written by Social Summer Camp intern, Breanna Salinas. What does the holiday season mean to you? For some, it means the time of year to guess what presents are hidden in the pile of wrapped gifts or just another vacation from school. For many, it’s the time to reflect and give back to their families, friends or communities. With the holiday season quickly approaching, it's easy to get overwhelmed with holiday parties, decorating homes or finding the perfect gifts for friends...

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Instagram Stories for Marketing Your Business

Written by Social Summer Camp intern, Breanna Salinas. If you aren’t already using Instagram Stories in your marketing plan, what are you waiting for? Instagram Stories is one of Instagram’s newest features to the platform, allowing for creative engagement in real time. Identical to Snapchat, Instagram Stories is a new breed of content that allows users to capture photos, videos, boomerangs and even existing photos in your camera roll to appear for a span of 24 hours. With features like doodling...

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Top Social Media Demographics and Tips For Your Brand’s Success

Written by Social Summer Camp intern, Breanna Salinas The emergence of social media has developed an instantaneous way to network and connect with people all around the globe. In the last decade, social media has dramatically impacted the way people engage with one another. It has also become an essential way to stay up to date with news, businesses and the people around you. In 2017, social media consists of hundreds of different platforms that serve the same, yet different purpose. Ultimately,...

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