Everything You Need to Know About the TikTok Ban

What happened?  The House voted Wednesday, March 13 to pass legislation that could potentially ban TikTok in the U.S. This bill is intended to pressure TikTok’s China-based owner, ByteDance, to divest the app. Both Democrats and Republicans have raised concerns about the Chinese government’s ties to ByteDance and their purported access to U.S. user data. […]

The Social Lights Names Stephanie Schafer President

Launches Next Phase of Growth through Elevation and Hiring Three Key Leaders Minneapolis, Mar. 25, 2024 — The Social Lights, a Minneapolis-based agency that takes a social-first approach to marketing and counts household brands like General Mills, Massage Envy, Kwik Trip, and Cargill among its clients, today announces the promotion of Stephanie Schafer to President […]

The Vision Pro Isn’t Social Enough (Yet)

You’ve probably heard that Apple released the Apple Vision Pro. Even if you don’t know very much about it, you’ve probably seen the viral pictures and videos of people using it on the Subway in New York or on their Delta flight. We’re always paying attention to the future here, and a couple of us […]

You can’t spell CES without AI

CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, is the global gathering of innovators for tech’s biggest showcase of the year. It’s two million net square feet of exhibit space – featuring 4,000 exhibits and 130,000 people gathered in the desert of Las Vegas to see the new and next.  As a social media agency […]

Social Made Me Buy It

In 2023, “TikTok Made Me Buy It” is the new “As Seen on TV”. For years, brands have used social platforms to generate influence and FOMO to drive users to their websites with the goal of a purchase but now, social platforms themselves are full-blown e-commerce sites. According to Tech Report, social media sales will […]

The Social Lights and REM5 Debut socialHQ Outpost to Explore the Future of Social

Immersive platform uses metaverse to teach about the metaverse, generative A.I., and future of social interaction for consumers today and tomorrow Today Minneapolis-based social media agency The Social Lights announced the launch of socialHQ, a metaverse outpost for discovery, education, and engagement designed to help explore the future of social media as a company and […]

Top Post of the Month!

We can’t go viral on command, but we do our best to make it a regular occurrence*. Reaching audiences where they are, in formats they’re used to, is a key ingredient in going viral. Social-first fandoms expect social-first brands, so we can’t stress how important it is to be true to the platforms. Here’s one […]

Three Cheers For Our Inc. 5,000 Threepeat!

If you’ve peeped our social channels lately, you know we’re growing. Cue: 🚀 From the day we opened our doors, we set out to carve a different path. We’ve been bucking the industry, challenging everything from the way we brainstorm, to the way we operate “the agency” to the value of social media in the […]

What is the future of Threads?

Threads is a noun now. And, boy, has it quickly become ~ a thing ~. On July 5, Meta launched the Twitter-alternative app, and in less than a week, amassed over 100 million sign-ups making it the fastest-growing app in history. This shiny new mobile-only social platform (available in more than 100 countries for iOS […]

Generative A.I. has entered the timeline

As a social media agency we’re always keeping an eye on emerging media and helping clients navigate the new and what’s next at The Social Lights.  One of the biggest new technologies to come to the marketing world in 2023 is generative A.I., and the conversation among brand marketers has evolved from “this is a […]