Monthly Archives: September 2013

Link Friday: The Best Instagram Travel Accounts Edition

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 by Brianna

“Instagram can be a platform for changing the way we see the world,” claim the popular photo application’s creators. This week, we’re looking at the Instagram users who have changed the way their followers see the world. Here are our top picks for travel-related Instagram accounts.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Link Friday: The Fall Travel Edition

Posted on Friday, September 20, 2013 by Brianna

This weekend marks the official start of fall travel season! So we’re giving you the “best” “best of’s” for fall travel. Check out the best…

Happy fall, everyone!

Link Friday: The Timeline Contests Edition

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 by Brianna

Did you know Facebook recently loosened the reins on their contest guidelines? Here’s what’s happening.

  • Prior to the change, Facebook required contests and promotions be run through a third party application. Now, businesses are free to run them right on their Facebook timeline. Timeline contests can be as quick and simple as posting text or a photo and asking people to comment and/or like it.
  • Big news, right? Well, turns out most businesses were already doing this, whether knowingly or unknowingly. Still, the benefits of running these low-cost and easy-to-create contests are now legally available to everyone, and that’s big. The contests are also good for engagement and mobile compatibility.
  • You can use Timeline contests to do a number of things, like drive “like” and comment entries and collect valuable data. Consult these best practices when planning yours.
  • Though there are a number of benefits to running Timeline contests, there’s still a place for using third party apps. Among many reasons, use third party apps to gather email addresses, incentivize sharing and appear more professional.

Link Friday: The NFL edition

Posted on Friday, September 6, 2013 by Brianna

With the matchup between the Ravens and Broncos last night, we’ve officially entered the NFL regular season! Even if you’re not the biggest sports fan, it’s hard to escape football season if you’re using any kind of social media. This Link Friday, we’re discussing how social media ties in with football season.

Happy Friday!