Instagram has become a household social media platform for those who love sharing snapshots and quick videos of their lives, and a huge marketing tool for companies and organizations who want to target the multiple millions who log in each day.
The Lehigh Valley is home to anywhere between 700,000 and 850,000 depending on your interpretation of where the valley begins and ends. Trust us, that’s not an argument you actually care to take up on social media. So, let’s just agree that it’s more than 700,000 and less than 900,000.
Regardless, it’s a lot of people. The Lehigh Valley is the largest growing area in the state and one of the largest on the East Coast. We’re totally popular and cool and it’s time to start acting like it.
This article isn’t about sentiments, but it’s time to start getting over the whole “The Lehigh Valley is boring” and “There aren’t any jobs” and “We need to go to NYC or Philly to find true innovation” examples.
Simply put, and with examples you can easily find yourself, the Lehigh Valley is an area that has every right to be on the cutting edge of social media innovation. So, that being said, here are a few ways you can expect social media in the area to change as we go through 2016 and beyond.
Lehigh Valley with Love Media, in conjunction with Bethlehem’s South Side Arts District, is launching the first First Friday Photo Scavenger Hunt on January 8, beginning at 5 p.m.
Participants are asked to take select pictures at or inside local participating merchants. A grand prize winner will take home a Spa Day Package from Couture Salon & Spa worth more than $200. Two runners up will receive $20 gift cards from Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub.
More information on the event, how to play, and how to submit photos, can be found at LehighValleywithLove.com.
Allentown Resident’s Switch Hands® Table Game
Debuts at Sands Bethlehem
Lehigh Valley-invited new twist on popular Blackjack game enters the Sands Bethlehem casino.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (December 18, 2015) – A new table game has hit the Sands Bethlehem casino floor, but it wasn’t made in Las Vegas.
Sands Bethlehem is now host to the new award-winning Switch Hands ® blackjack table game invented by Allentown native and Kutztown University graduate, Stephen Berkowitz, of Global Innovative Gaming, LLC.
We’d like to extend a huge “thank you” to all of those who came out to the Lehigh Valley #LVTweetUp 2015 at Artfully Elegant at 451 Main Street in downtown Bethlehem on December 9.
We had a phenomenal time taking pictures and videos as well as chatting with old and new friends.
BETHLEHEM, PA (December 8, 2015) – Two years after it was thought no more pine needles would fly through the air during the holidays, the popular Bethlehem Christmas Toss for Charity is making its triumphant return on December 19 at 2 p.m. at Mike’s More Miles Automotive, 1458 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem, PA.
Mike’s More Miles Automotive, in conjunction with Lehigh Valley with Love Media, will host the revival of the popular holiday event that last took place in 2013.
Who can come? Anyone! This is a fun event open to all, but focused around those who enjoy communicating, sharing, and exploring the Lehigh Valley via social media. RSVP HERE!
Entering online contests can sometimes be a chore, especially when the company hosting them is trying to trick you into signing up for something.
Lehigh Valley TV, the Lehigh Valley’s premiere video entertainment brand, is making entering their fall Instagram photo contest as easy as texting your mom, but way more fun!
Popular new sport returns to Celtic Classic Field, Saturday Nov. 14 at 10 a.m.
Bethlehem, Pa. (11/10/15) – The new sport of “Bubble Soccer” will bounce back into Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at “Celtic Classic Field” on the corner of Spring and Main streets in the city.
Snapchat is quickly becoming one of the most popular social media apps and networks due in part to its “decaying media” feature. For the newbie snappers, pictures you send to your friends or post online only stay there for 24 hours (or right after your friends have viewed them) and then they are gone forever (unless you decide to save them on your own.)