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Saving Our Summer Camp Clients Money

A lot of people think that when you hire a camp consultant you are going to spend a lot of money. While this may be true (you do spend money on ads and consulting), I've found that most of my clients do end up saving money in some way or another while working with Social Summer Camp. Recently, I took on a new client who was running AdWords by himself. He hired us because he wanted to be more efficient with...

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5 Changes Facebook Made to Your Business Page

You may have noticed a few notable changes on your business page over the summer. Facebook rolled out a number of new features in July, causing the way business pages look, feel and function to be different. Here’s some highlights from those changes: 1. Cover Photos If you designed your cover photo to accommodate for the square where your Facebook profile photo once lived, it’s probably time for an update. Your profile photo no longer sits on the bottom left portion...

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Google Expanded Ads for Summer Camps

Back in April, Google Started testing out an expanded ad unit for AdWords that gave customers twice as much text as previously for their ads. The test fully rolled out in May and now all advertisers have access to fully expanded ads within their account. You can see in the picture below how big of a difference it makes when you have much more text space! You now have 140 characters to get your point across in your advertising. [caption id="attachment_1279" align="aligncenter"...

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Social Summer Camp: Enrollment Case Study

We are just starting to see results come in from the past year of marketing efforts and the results are looking amazing! Last year this traditional overnight camp had only 67 new campers and this year, with increased web advertising and marketing, they were able to sign up 113 new campers.             2015        2016 Total       281         367 Boys        125         170 Girls       156         197 New          67         113 It addition to increase web advertising and marketing, Social Summer Camp really helped this summer camp refine their follow up process. We...

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Join Our Team: Community Manager Fall Internship

We’re looking for a community manager intern to join us this Fall in Austin! You’ll gain hands-on experience that will prepare you for a future in social media marketing industry. Your days will be filled with content writing, image creation, analytics reporting and paid advertising for summer camps across the country. Community Management Intern This PAID position requires an enthusiastic self-starter that is interested in social media marketing, advertising or public relations. You’ll gain essential skills related to social media, community management and...

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It’s hard to believe summer is almost here!

Ever since I started Social Summer Camp, I've been baffled at how summer camps focus on marketing and recruiting all winter and spring long, only to completely stop marketing when summer starts. This isn't just bad business, this is a crucial mistake! Summer is THE most important marketing time of the year. During this time we have an amazing opportunity to amplify your message to the friends and family of your campers and significantly grow word of mouth. What we do in...

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Join Our Team this Summer: Community Manager Internship

We’re looking for a community manager intern to join us this Summer in Austin! You’ll gain hands-on experience that will prepare you for a future in social media marketing industry. Your days will be filled with content writing, image creation, analytics reporting and paid advertising for summer camps across the country. Community Management Intern This position requires an enthusiastic self-starter that is interested in social media marketing, advertising or public relations. You’ll gain essential skills related to social media, community management and account...

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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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