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Zoe Waldron

March 25, 2015

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Instagram has a few features that help you control your account even better and all through your mobile app, but several people aren’t aware all of these features exist. To make sure your Instagram game is on point, read these tips to stay on top! We share a cool new app from Instagram, how to take a photo when your iPhone memory is full, how to reply to comments quickest, how to delete your own or others’ comments, and how to remove yourself from a tagged photo on the Instagram app in just a few seconds.

Tip #1: Try this cool brand new photo editing app made by Instagram

The brand new iPhone app ‘Layout from Instagram’ is Instagram’s latest free photo editing app. You can combine images into one layout (without bars separating the images), flip images horizontally and vertically, and edit the sizes by simply dragging the side of an image. It’s especially cool for making mirrored effects, like the mountain example below. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

March 23, 2015

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Meet Christy Denney from sunny South Florida! She’s the blogger behind the book and food blog The Girl Who Ate Everything. She graduated in computer science from BYU where she met her husband, who plays for the Miami Dolphins. They now have 5 kids, 3 boys and 2 girls.

When she’s not blogging or pinning, Christy can be found with her family. “I really believe in being present in whatever you are doing so all of my work waits until the kids are in bed.” Christy’s passion for cooking, blogging, family, and DIY has earned her over 135k Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

I was one of the first pioneers on Pinterest. I remember when there were so few pins that scrolling wasn’t even possible because there weren’t enough pins to fill the page. I initially thought Pinterest was a fad that wouldn’t stick and look at it now!

Why do you like Pinterest?

I’m a visual person. I get lost in long text so viewing ideas are perfect for my brain. Pinterest ignites creativity and pools the best of the brains from around the world.

You have gained over 135k Pinterest followers! That’s so cool! What makes your Pinterest unique?

I think a lot of people pin what they think people will like. I just pin what I truly want to make and what makes me drool. (more…)

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Kerry O'Donoghue

March 20, 2015

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Welcome to the first day of spring! Start the new season with a freshly cleaned home!  If you’ve caught the spring-cleaning fever then a few hacks to make cleaning your home easier is just what you need.  Stock up on lemons, baking soda, and vinegar for a bundle of DIY concoctions to help speed clean your home without harsh chemicals.   Spring is a good time to tidy up your home, car, or office, so break out your vacuum, mop, and duster! With a clean space you can begin the spring season with a fresh start.  Here are a few tips and tricks to help declutter, organize, and clean your home.

 

1. Microwave Friendly

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Zoe Waldron

March 18, 2015

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As visual platforms like Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr are proven as more and more influential to sales, the product images these brands are taking are getting better catered to each platform. But the number of big brands that have generic, small, overly-promotional images is still very high. By taking the time to change up how your business’ products are photographed and presented, the perception of product quality can be improved with a few simple changes. So what can brands do to improve their content to perform better on social media? What social media accounts are great examples of beautiful imagery on Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr?

For Pinterest

When a company has hundreds to thousands of products to photograph, styling each one in a unique setting usually isn’t realistic. By simply changing the color of the background from plain white to off white or another color, the products will instantly stand out on Pinterest. Brands need to make sure their product photos are taken vertically, or edited to be presented vertically – it will be hugely impactful for Pinterest performance.

See Cos as a good example. Their products are shot against an off-white background. Just the small difference of adding a unique color behind their products makes them stand out more on Pinterest. Their photos are also all vertical and have nice proportions of product size to background space. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

March 16, 2015

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Meet Elizabeth Yong from Melbourne, Australia. She studied visual art and philosophy in school and later went back to train as a textile designer. Elizabeth started the clothing label Primoeza in 2009, which she named after her two cats at the time. “It’s a small label with a simple, understated aesthetic and everything is handmade (by me) or produced locally in small runs.”  She has customers from all over the world, many of which she considers to be good friends. She also works in the shop and gallery Mr. Kitly, which is stocked with beautiful, interesting pieces from all over the world. “…it’s a great place to spend time in – it almost feels like the hub for Melbourne’s design community.”

When Elizabeth isn’t working or on Pinterest, she can be found doing things like walking in the park in the middle of the weekday when there’s no one else about. “I balance out my work and solitude with sharing a nice meal and wine with friends, which I enjoy equally as much.” Elizabeth’s passion for fashion, design, art, textiles, and photography has earned her over 3.6 million Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

It feels like another lifetime ago when an online friend in Brooklyn sent me an invite to join Pinterest. I remember being quite perplexed by the whole thing at the start because I was a die hard scrapbook/visual diarist but after trying it out I became hooked, especially since I was looking increasingly for inspiration online and it also meant I didn’t have to tear pages out of my magazines, which always felt quite sacrilegious! I now use Pinterest largely as part of my research process and to tag things I want to remember and go back to. (more…)

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Kerry O'Donoghue

March 13, 2015

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Remember it is always, “a lovely day for a Guinness!”  This Guinness tagline holds especially true on St. Patrick’s Day.  Ireland is known for their rich Guinness stout, so add a dash of stout to any recipe you make on March 17th.  If you’re not up for making a traditional Irish recipe, the least you can do is incorporate a little taste of Ireland in a meal or beverage on St. Patrick’s Day.  Proudly brewed for over 200 years, Guinness is a huge part of Irish culture.   Adding green food dye to your breakfast will not make you any more Irish, but if you add a drop of Guinness you may have the luck of the Irish on your side.  Try one of these Top 5 Guinness-infused recipes for a lucky St. Patrick’s Day.

 

1. Double Chocolate Guinness Muffins

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Zoe Waldron

March 11, 2015

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Share your day’s adventures with just one photo that speaks volumes. The social media platform Instagram is similar to Pinterest in that it’s a visual platform – but the cool thing about it is that it’s built to just post your own content, and is so easy to use. Instagram is widely used by several companies and bloggers and it’s well-targeted to millennials, which appeals to a lot of brands. A great way to reach your existing fans, potential new fans, and friends is with Instagram. So what makes an Instagram photo stand out? What apps are great for improving photos? Which Instagrammers should you be following for inspiration? The following guide shares examples and tips for becoming a master at Instagram content creation.

Rule #1: Know Your Style

Some of the best Instagram accounts have an obvious overall theme to their styles of photos and the kinds of content they share. This comes down to brightness, saturation, style of shots, shadowing and content. Do you love sharing color, like influencer Will Taylor of Bright.Bazaar? Choose a style theme and try to stick to it. If your tastes change, be true to that – just don’t flip flop or combine styles too much. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

March 9, 2015

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest Influencer Whitney Taylor from West Fargo, North Dakota! She’s a mom of three and is passionate about painting. Whitney met her husband 10 years ago in college, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio arts with an emphasis in painting. The two have lived in Utah, Colorado, and now North Dakota together. “We will eventually move again and again, because we like living in new places and meeting new people. We love not knowing where we will be next or what will take us there.”

When Whitney isn’t on Pinterest, she can be found raising her three kids, painting, or painting with her kids. Last year my five year old and I started doing a collaborative series of paintings together. Children have such a natural intuition with art that I find very inspiring.” Whitney also loves being outdoors, when the weather allows. Her passion for family, art, photography, design and decor has earned her over 355k Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

I was the first of my family and friends to have a Pinterest account, back when it was a new thing. I mainly started so I could bookmark art that I found inspirational.

Why do you like Pinterest?

I love being able to bookmark things that inspire me and having that online scrapbook to turn to whenever I’m in a creative rut. I love the ideas and creativity that come from Pinterest. It’s such an awesome way to be inspired and to inspire. I also really enjoy curating. It’s enjoyable to sort through inspiration found on the web. (more…)

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Kerry O'Donoghue

March 6, 2015

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As we begin the month of March we have a few exciting times to look forward to! For those in school March brings the excitement of Spring Break.  Spring Break is a fabulous time to take a trip to a new destination.  Use your seven days of freedom to explore a new city or country. Try adventurous activities in a new location during your well-deserved time off!  While Mexico, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic may be the usual Spring Break hot spots for college students, here are a few of our dreamy spring break destinations.

 

1.  Flamingo Beach

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Zoe Waldron

March 4, 2015

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The current state of the social media world is ever changing with new technologies, platforms, and apps being created every month. I just returned to Los Angeles after a week in New York City at Social Media Week New York on behalf of HelloSociety. We are a social marketing agency focusing on content creation with an exclusive influencer network of over 300, from all over the world. Each with their own niche, with categories and psychographics spread all across the board. The week was filled with panels, keynotes, and networking events where the top agencies, brand managers, influencers, speakers, and startups joined to talk about the hottest new technologies, trends, and tips for making the biggest impression on each social network. The following are recurring trends I noticed as well as tips from speakers and other attendees I met in the social media world around how to make the most out of your social strategy.

 

Before posting anything socially, ask yourself these two questions about your target audience:

“Would they care?”
“Would they share?”
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