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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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‘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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Facebook Ads Embracing Gifs

Facebook has finally accepted Gifs with open arms! After years of refusing to let the animated photos be featured on the platform we can finally share Gifs in your status or on a friend’s page. Now they are upping the Gif game and letting some marketers include Gifs in ads and Page posts. For the Gif-newbies, a Gif is an animated image on a video like loop. They are very popular on the social network Tumblr and in listicles featured on...

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Facebook Carousel Ads

One of the most exciting advertising updates from this Summer has been the launch of Facebook's Carousel Ad Unit! This is a great ad unit for summer camps who have a goal of driving traffic to their website. The ad unit lets you showcase 3-5 images and links within a single ad unit to direct people to specific locations on your website. I especially love this ad unit for camp's who are advertising multiple objectives of "types" of camps. You can...

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We’ll take care of it!

I recently read a post by Seth Godin that had me thinking about how we try to operate at Social Summer Camp. Here is what the post said: "There are endless opportunities for people and organizations that can reliably and fairly take a problem off our hands. "I'll take care of it," and I'll do it well, at least as well as you can, for a price that won't make you feel stupid. "I'll take care of it," and I won't come...

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GIFs on Facebook

This is sort of a silly update, but I want to always keep you informed on what is hip in social media! :) You can now post GIFs to Facebook and they will show up both on desktop and mobile! Even though GIF links currently only work on personal profiles and not on pages, I am sure it is only a matter of time before you can use them on your page as well. Not sure what a GIF is? Take a...

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Facebook Image Dimensions

If you are a Facebook marketer, you are always trying to remember the best image size and dimensions for Facebook! Luckily Jon Loomer (a fantastic Facebook marketer) made this handy guide for us that includes all of them. I've also embedded the guide below for easy access. Courtesy of: JonLoomer.com...

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Men Are Using Pinterest Too

We talk a lot on this blog about developing a Pinterest strategy to reach moms, which is why this Mashable article took me so by surprise! "Earlier this year, the five-year-old San Francisco startup announced that men are actually its fastest-growing user demographic, with the number of men pinning and re-pinning doubling in 2014 to an unspecified number. From March 2014 to March 2015, Pinterest's user base climbed 25% year-over-year to 72.8 million monthly active users. And during the same period,...

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