Sociables: A Social Media Roundup (July Edition)
Working in social media is HARD. You can’t rely on just your trusty college degree to get you through with wild success. This is a very unique field, where the rules change daily. What was best practice yesterday may not be today. How people consume content changes all the time. Hell, there could be an entirely new social network dropped on the world at any given moment and if you really want to be a rockstar at your job, you need to be know about it, try it and understand it – almost immediately, so you can know if it’s the right place for your clients to be. So how do you accomplish this great feat of relentlessly staying up to date? Well, you have to read… A LOT. Lucky for you, social media gurus (such as ourselves) love to write about this stuff, so it’s pretty easy to get your hands on the deets. (You can just follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn for a steady feed of it all–real time.) To be even more helpful (it’s just in our nature), we’ve decided to round up our top performing content from this past month for you – right here and now.
So sit back, grab yourself a cocktail (let’s be honest, you deserve it–you work hard) and get up to speed, Rockstars.
NEW RECIPE: What better way to celebrate the summer weather than with an entire pitcher of Sparkling White Peach Sangria (whether it's to share, or simply all for yourself). Make a pitcher, sit back, and enjoy the beautiful weather that Mother Nature has to offer us this summer! See the recipe down below.
Do you allocate your 1,440 minutes in a day wisely? Did you even know there's 1,440 minutes in a day? Successful people have every minute of their day scheduled out beforehand, with not a minute wasted! If you want to start managing your time well, take a look at this list. It's pretty easy to follow - you'll just need a little motivation!
Ever thought about using video to expand your marketing strategy? It's actually a great method for social media, but takes time and a lot of effort to produce. However, we're here to help! These five tips will help you start out and get the most use out of using video for marketing.
Another video-related article - but this one is essential for actually creating your videos. This list of apps will help you edit, add voiceover or a text overlay, and save videos in the correct format for easy publishing.
Instagram has grown substantially in the last few years - with half a billion users, getting acquired by Facebook, and having undergone a massive branding change recently. Here are 20 tips for improving your Instagram presence - because we all know it's not just about adding a cool filter on a picture of your cat anymore.
Snapchat has followed a similar path to Instagram's. It's becoming a method for businesses to interact and share content with users on a more personal level. Read this article and gain some awesome tips and tricks to creating some amazing snapchats!
And now for a tasty and incredibly easy recipe for Sparkling White Peach Sangria! (Recipe from: www.thekitchn.com)
Serves 4 to 6 (or 1 pitcher)
2 to 3 white peaches, sliced
3/4 cup peach or apricot brandy
1 bottle moscato wine, such as 7 Daughters Moscato, chilled
1 liter peach seltzer water, such as Seagram's Sparkling White Peach, chilled
In a pitcher place 3/4 of the sliced peaches (saving some for garnish) and brandy and lightly muddle.
Add the Moscato and seltzer water.
Stir with wooden spoon to mix. Pour into ice-filled glasses and top with a couple of fresh peach slices.