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Does your camp have the tools it needs to succeed?

Does your camp have everything it need to be set up for success all year long? From a in-depth content strategy mapping back to your marketing objectives, to diving deep into your insights, we use every tool in the social media toolkit to ensure you camp is set up for success, not just prior to the summer months, but all year long!   Want your very own social summer camp toolkit? Email blake@socialsummercamp.com to learn more! Tool kit image created & designed by Stephanie Gonzalez    ...

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We Heart It: A New Social Media Platform For Teens

With the alarming growth of social media platforms, there seems to be a new social media app and network popping up on a weekly basis.  Recently, We Heart It, a social media platform similar to Pinterest, sparked our interest.  With nearly 30 million active users ( 80% being under 25 ) We Heart It is quickly becoming one of the go-to social media networks to reach teens, behind Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.   What is We Heart It? Similar to Pinterest and Instagram, We Heart It is...

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Three types of advertising

I wanted to share with you all a great blog post from Seth Godin on advertising. What kind of advertising is your camp running? What do you want to be running? From Seth's Blog: "Direct response ads pay for themselves (at least they do when they work). Socially acceptable paid-for interruption leads to response, and the response (a sale, generally) generates revenue and you can run the ad again. Google's business is driven by direct response advertising. Trust ads are generally unmeasurable. "I've heard of...

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AdWords Certification

Did you know that Google has an AdWords certification program? This means that any advertiser can take two Google AdWords exams that help qualify them in terms of running your AdWords account. I highly recommend asking whoever runs Google Adwords for your summer camp if they are AdWords certified. The team at Social Summer camp is Adwords certified and we feel confident in helping you run successful, ROI positive campaigns. ...

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Social Media for Your Industry

I know about 99.9% of my readers are from the Summer Camp industry, but I love figuring out how social media can be used for all industries! I was approached by the father of one of my amazing clients to write a blog post for his Photography blog. If you are looking for social media tips for photography (or any industry), this blog is definitely the place to go. Here is an excerpt from the post: Recently articles have been swirling around...

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Most-Used Social Networks on Mobile in the U.S.

I'm always encouraging my camps to figure out a strategy for mobile. I found this great chart in Mashable I wanted to share with you all that discusses % of time spend on mobile for certain social networks. It's not surprise that Instagram is almost at 100% (given that they barely have a desktop all), but I love to see how high Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook are too. The chart below from Statista can be found here. If you haven't figured out...

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Facebook Ad Delivery

I wanted to take a few minutes to share this article from Facebook's FAQ on ad delivery. "Facebook's ad system uses an algorithm that chooses the best ad to display based on a variety of factors, including the historical performance of each ad and their bids. The bid necessary to win our ad auction will fluctuate as our system learns more about your ad based on its actual performance, and as the pool of competing ads changes." Optimize your Page "Make your Page engaging...

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Pulling Instagram Stats

I get asked a lot about pulling Instagram stats for your camp. Right now there are not a lot of tools that allow you to pull Instagram stats, but I do recommend trying Statigram. Statigram provides you will the following metrics: - Followers - Likes - Comments - Like per piece of media - Lost followers - Top performing content - Tag usage - Post history If you know of any other Instagram metrics sites, please comment below. Until then, I'll be getting my metrics from Statigram....

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