Effective, smooth, real-time, and verbose communication is key when it comes to getting things done in the current work climate. It doesn’t matter if you’re a hair salon, book store, bar and restaurant, or a boutique new media company like us, without proper communication between employees, things don’t get done and blame gets pointed all around.
In the spirit of the upcoming Food Truck Border Brawl (PA vs NJ) at SteelStacks on June 11, we asked 10 residents from Pennsylvania or New Jersey to debate which state is better.
Watch the video above to find out what happened.
Snapchat. You’ve heard about it. You probably thought, at least for a little bit, that it was only for sending racy pictures.
But, now all of your employees are using it. Your mom is using it. Your 10-year-old daughter is using it (under adult supervision.)
So, what the heck is Snapchat and why are so many people using it and how can it help you, the small business owner?
Social media trends are important because the easier it is for users to get involved, the easier it is for businesses to get them involved.
For example, if you’re in the retail space and your main demographic is women aged 35 to 55 years of age, Pinterest is going to be a good spot for you to share some of your product links. Why? Because women aged 35 to 55 years of age seem to enjoy Pinterest.
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We all know that Uber lets riders rate their drivers on a five star scale. Does your Uber driver smell like onions? Minus a star. Were they late? Minus two stars. Were they listening to “Spoons” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis? ZERO STARS!
However, did you know that Uber drivers can also rate their riders? It’s true. And we want to know what your score is.
The year was 1999 and a Dutch filmmaker took to the streets to ask if people had mobile phones.
The answers were a resounding, “No” and “Why would I need one” and “I have an answering machine at home. I’ll call when I get back.”
Anyone who has boosted a post on Facebook from a Facebook page knows the frustration that can come from the “20 Percent Rule.” In an effort to keep everyone’s Facebook news feeds looking less cluttered and attractive (among other reasons) Facebook restricts boosted posts to those with images featuring 20 percent or less of text.
The benefit of this rule is that users see less “meme based” advertising and more quality images. In short, the rule forces advertisers to be a bit more creative in their efforts than by simply putting up the latest picture of Grumpy Cat with a sardonic quip in Impact font.
So, is that rule finally going away?
While some Instagram users are still mad that the social media service may be changing up its algorithm to bring them pictures and videos they may have missed, others are rejoicing over longer videos.
Instagram recently announced that the platform will push video length up from 15 seconds to 60 seconds and will also allow iOS users to use multiple clips from their camera roll for an individual video.
So #Instagram now allows 60 seconds of video. That's a game changer for filmmakers. I like the move. ??
— Mike Danenberg Photo (@MikeDanenberg) March 29, 2016
You’re busy or, perhaps, you’re just frustrated.
You want your business or organization to reach more people through social media, fun and interesting blog content, and videos, but you’re not quite sure how to go about it.
That’s where Lehigh Valley with Love Media comes in. With custom social media campaigns, original blog content, and entertaining videos, we can help your company stand out from the social media crowd.
Services we provide include:
- Full social media management including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, Periscope, Vine, FourSquare, Swarm, Google+, Foodspotting,
- Social media campaign implementation
- Original blog content tailored specifically to your business or organization
- Business or organization photography for social media
- Event photography and video production for social media
- Video production based on social media strategy
- Social media and marketing consultation
- Public relations initiatives including press release writing and dissemination
- Group social media instruction
- Document production
- Other various multi-media services as needed
Sounds like a lot? It is. That’s why we’re here for you, to help you love your brand. Email us today to get started!
Some social media managers, marketers, and strategists think it’s great when “National Ice Cream Day” comes along. Some are more than happy when it’s “National Coffee Day.” Some are full of absolute glee because it’s “National Pancake Day” and they should stop it, unless your company happens to be IHOP.
Why? Because it’s absolute laziness at its finest and in its purest form.
Much like the social media “managers” who think it’s a great idea to plan out all of their posts for the week on Monday, relying on whatever “National” day it may be only serves to pigeonhole you with everyone else who is doing it.
Social media platforms are constantly changing. Wait, let me rephrase that, good social media platforms are constantly changing.
This is because, while a particular platform may have found an impressive and efficient way to allow users to communicate with each other, those users are going to continually look for more ways to do just that: communicate.
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.