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Austin

Bishop Paul Tighe Talks About the Vatican’s Relationship with Digital Culture – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm

A lot of people might be surprised to hear about the Vatican taking a vested interested in technology, especially social media. In fact, this cultural crossover became headline news when it was announced the Vatican would be participating in SXSW 2017. Bishop Paul Tighe, the…

Startups & Apps

The Top 10 Most Downloaded Mobile Apps of 2016

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

The dominance of mobile has become all too familiar for startups and corporations alike. It’s widely accepted that without an app, your company might as well just throw in the towel. Everyone from millennials to baby boomers are looking to their smartphones for everything…

Social Media

NYC

The 3 Reasons Why All Fashion Retailers Love Instagram

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The construction of a prototype for a leather hat lining is displayed, mid-stitch. A completed beaver felt bowler rests on head of cork. A small child and a middle-aged architect both proudly display their own hats inside a Manhattan-based hat store. These beautifully constructed…

New Media

The 2017 Visual Trends Changing the Way We View the World

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 11:20 am

Technology has reached such a level in the world of photo and video that almost anyone can carry the tools they need to create stunning images enjoyed by millions. Now that these imaging technologies are so ubiquitous, people don’t have to worry so much…

Marketing & Social Media

9 Platforms That Will Keep You Excited About Video Content After Vine

By | Feb 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Vine, the Twitter-owned video platform, announced late last year that it was shutting down. The popularity of Vine skyrocketed back in 2013, thanks to the novelty of its short, looping videos that inspired creatives in comedy, art, sports, music and dance. But now with the…

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Social Media

Scottsdale

What I Learned From Finding a New Barber With Instagram

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

After following my barber from place to place around the Phoenix metro area for five years he moved too far away and it started becoming too time consuming of a drive and wait to get a fresh haircut. I’m a big believer in getting…

Marketing

How to Build Your Instagram Account from Scratch

By | Jan 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm

We all know the importance of social media today. Whether you are a business or a brand there are a multitude of reasons for you to keep up with your social media accounts. But if you are starting from scratch it can be a…

Social Media

Social Media in 2016: The Biggest New Features of the Year

By | Dec 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Social media has become more than connecting with people, and this year was filled with refinements, convergence, and a whole lot of live streaming. As more niche social media sites and apps start to fade (Google+, why are you still here?), the largest, most…

Marketing & Social Media

The Importance of Placing Instagram in Your Digital Marketing Strategy

By | Nov 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Since 2010, Instagram has done nothing but grow. Today, there are more than five hundred million users in this social network, which focuses primarily on images and can be accessed from mobile devices and computers alike. But Instagram is actually much more than just…

Video

3 New Instagram Updates and Another Big One Coming Soon

By | Nov 11, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Instagram is on roll: The Facebook-owned photo sharing service has just announced three new features. Here’s a rundown on what to expect from them, as well as news on the next big upcoming addition, a live video feature. Boomerang Here’s how Instagram described Boomerang…

Social Networking

The Top 5 Must-Have Instagram Marketing Tools for 2017

By | Nov 4, 2016 at 11:20 am

There’s not a skilled woodworker on earth who doesn’t take a great deal of pride in his or her arsenal of tools. From power jointers and thickness planers to circular saws and router bits, each tool tells a unique story of past projects —…

Programming education

4 Exciting Opportunities For Developers — That Aren’t Apps

By | Oct 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm

If you’ve learned to code after reading stories about startups it’s likely you’ve already fallen into the trap. You want to build the next big social app, and your exit strategy involves ending up with millions of dollars in your bank account. If that…

Marketing & Social Media

6 Ways Startups Can Boost Their Instagram Audience

By | Oct 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm

More than likely you hear the hype regarding Instagram and might even have an account for your business. The photo sharing site has 500 million monthly active users, so it’s kind of a big deal. If your account is doing well, you are making frequent…

Marketing & Social Media

Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet for 2016 [Infographic]

By | Aug 30, 2016 at 11:00 am

Social media has quickly changed the way information is sent and received in the world today. For anyone who was fortunate enough to be online prior to 2005, you will remember a world of static one-way content that was quite stale and boring. Now…

Marketing & Social Media

Your Startup Should Be on Instagram Unless You Want to Fail

By | Aug 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

There is no reason your startup shouldn’t be using Instagram as part of your marketing strategy. With over 500 million users, it’s a social network that provides a great platform to reach potential users all over the world. To help you understand why your…

Product Launch

Yotpo Launches Social Curation Tool

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm

After securing a $22M round of investment, Israeli company Yotpo now brings a feature that will make it easy for businesses to collect Instagram images and connect with users who post about their products. Today’s shopping trends are deeply changing the paradigm of merchants,…

Opinion/Analysis

How Instagram Stories Is Challenging Snapchat for Our Attention

By | Aug 5, 2016 at 11:45 am

Hoping to ride the wake created by Snapchat’s moment-driven content boom, Facebook released their version of disappearing media as a new Instagram feature. It’s called Instagram Stories (sound familiar?), and it integrates vertical content into the existing platform very much like Snapchat. But before…