The Social Lights Celebrates 5 Years in Business
The Social Lights, LLC is an independent social media marketing agency headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Over the past 5 years, they’ve grown from a two-woman shop to a team of 12 and counting. “Since this time last year, revenue growth is up 51.3%. We’ve grown to 12 employees (4x last year) and moved into a […]
Introducing US Anywhere, a year-long, cross-country documentary project
‘What does a year in the United States look like?’ This question sparked newlyweds Anna and Carl to embark on a year-long, cross-country documentary project. They are taking the 52 weeks of 2016 to make a short film about all 50 states (plus Washington, D.C.). The Social Lights is partnering with US Anywhere to help with […]
Season’s Greetings from The Social Lights!
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season! As 2015 comes to a close, we reflect back to the humble beginnings of The Social Lights and realize there’s so much to celebrate. We created ‘TSL’ out of nothing – no existing template or roadmap, just a hunch that social was an uncharted territory, bound to have some […]
Are You Ready for RTM in 2015?
Some of the best Real Time Marketing (RTM) is brushed off as brands getting lucky or just being in the right place at the right time. In a few instances this is true. But smart brands know that there are plenty of opportunities to prepare for RTM – and according to Trendology author Chris Kerns, […]
Social Media: 4 Factors to Focus on in 2015
In 2014, we saw video apps take off (mobile video impressions grew 350%), new networks like Yik Yak and ello emerge, and a movement toward high quality images and “Images for Information” instead of plain text or standard images. We also saw some epic social media wins and fails. Winners included NASA, the ALS Foundation, […]
Recap from Social Media Rockstars Conference 2014
On Wednesday, September 17, a group of social media experts and enthusiasts gathered in western Minnesota for the Social Media Rockstars Event. The Social Lights were there to be a part of the action, and it was a day packed full of dynamic presenters, social learning, and fun! Jason Falls kicked off the day with […]
Coffee Chat: The Truth About Social Media Careers
When people say they “do social,” what exactly do they mean? This question has been on many minds lately, so we decided to shed some light on the emerging career path of the Social Media Manager and dig into what these people do on a daily basis. We titled the series, Coffee Chat: The Truth About […]
Social Media for Business [INFOGRAPHIC]
Ever wondered what social media can do for your business? What’s the point of spending time on social, anyway? Click to view Full Size. Like this infographic? Feel free to share it!
WOODCHUCK: Social Media Spotlight
WOODCHUCK: Authentic, truly American-made products. We bring jobs back to America, nature back to people, and quality products back to consumers. I had the pleasure of meeting with WOODCHUCK founder Ben VandenWymelenberg back in 2011, when the company was brand new. Since then, the innovative tech accessories brand has evolved into a unique fashion brand. Luckily, […]
7 Ways to Celebrate Social Media Day Twin Cities
How does one celebrate Social Media Day Twin Cities? Let us count the ways. Here are 7 Ways To Celebrate Social Media Day in Minneapolis and Saint Paul this Sunday, June 30th. While you’re out and about, share what #MPLSis and #STPis to you on Twitter and Instagram! 1. Social Media Sunday Funday on a Patio […]