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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This March marked the 36th year of South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX, and this year we sent a crew of six TSL-ers to connect with other industry leaders from around the world, learn about the latest trends, and spend dedicated time thinking about what’s ahead. Here are just three (of many!) takeaways from […]
Each summer, we welcome an intern (or two!) into the fold. Under our Training Manager’s tutelage, they explore the world of social media. Who better to answer questions about the internship program than the interns themselves?
Trending topics can catapult brands to internet fame or land them on the top of r/fellowkids. There’s a thin line between the two, and it’s not always easy to navigate. We’ve pulled together 7 things to consider before leaning into a cultural moment.
It’s that time of year again. We stock up on our favorite candy and scroll through Pinterest to find the perfect Halloween costume for ourselves (and our pets). There are seemingly endless options, but none of them quite fit the bill. We’ve pulled together 6 internet-inspired options just for you.
Last week, we set aside our nine to five so we could soak in all that the Minnesota Marketing Summit had to offer. Not only were we proud to serve as the exclusive sock sponsor of the event but we also enjoyed supporting our Co-Founder and Visionary, Emily Pritchard, as she moderated the Social Media […]
By now, you’ve probably heard us say it a few times, but we’ll say it a little louder for the people in the back: Generation Z loves memes. But meme culture is not exclusive to Gen Z – Millennials have been quick to pick up this form of content, and you may have even noticed […]