#FridayFact: 6 Social Media Factoids for You to Share

Happy Friday! We’re Celebrating #FridayFact with these 6 awesome factoids for you share on social media.

Which one is your favorite?

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10 Awesome #FridayFact Features

1.  Sea Cucumbers eat with their feet.

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2. Hawaiian Punch was originally developed as an ice cream topping.

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3. Captain Morgan is a real person. He was a Welsh pirate who later became Jamaica’s lieutenant governor.

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4. There are about 70 total ingredients in the McDonald’s McRib.

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5. Until the 1950s, stop signs were yellow.

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6. George Washington insisted his continental army be permitted a quart of beer per day as part of their rations.

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Comment on our blog to add another fact to the list!

For help with social media calendars and fact posts, email us.

Today in History: All About the Most Popular Social Media Themes & Hashtags on 7/14

Looking for something to #hashtag about on Social Media today? You’re in luck.

We’ve compiled the most popular social media themes for 7/14 & placed them on this list. Learn about the biggest events for today and how to capitalize off them on social.

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1. Bastille Day

Bastille Day commemorates modern France and French democracy. Even though it’s a French holiday, your American business can celebrate it, too. This holiday symbolizes the end of the constitutional monarchy. To Frenchmen, Bastille Day is a day of liberation. Say Happy Bastille Day on Twitter & Facebook or post facts about Bastille Day with interesting photos on Instagram.

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2. Pandemonium Day

Is your business a little wacky? Pandemonium Day may be for you. Held each year on 7/14, Pandemonium Day is a call to “go with the flow” no matter what happens. Try posting “Keep Calm” themed posts on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or ask your followers what their pick is for the biggest “pandemonium event” in their lives.

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3. Shark Awareness Day

Here at The Social Campfire, living in Florida means we are always aware of sharks. 🙂 For those who are a little less close to shore, Shark Awareness Day is to provide education and awareness of the importance of sharks to the ecosystems of our world’s oceans. Before Shark Week officially begins in August, use this time to get a jump on everything sharky. Remind followers that Shark Week is coming soon and educate them on one shark fact every few hours during Shark Awareness Day.

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Is there another event you like to celebrate on social media on 7/14? Share in the comments below! 

Lacking in ideas for your brand? We can help you create social media calendars. Simply contact us at social@thesocialcampfire.com and we’ll help get you started.

 

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10 Summer Social Media Events to Take Advantage Of

Summer will be over before you know it! Here’s how to take advantage of the season on social media before it’s gone.

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10 Summer Social Media Events to Celebrate

Here’s what to celebrate on Social Media for the second half of the summer.

1. 3rd Week in July – “Capture the Sunset Week”

Each year, during the third week of July, social media celebrates “Capture the Sunset Week,” which is an entire week devoted to the beauty of sunsets through user photographs. When the week begins, post your favorite photo of a sunset (make sure it’s yours or that it’s licensed for free use) & ask your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter followers to post their favorite in the comments section of the post throughout the week. Feature your favorites at the end of the week or make it a special contest.

2. July 30 – International Day of Friendship

International Day of Friendship is an annual trending topic on Twitter. Use the appropriate hashtags for the event (you can take a peek on Twitter & Instagram the morning of July 30 to see which ones are trending the most) and post a picture of you and a friend, you and your employees together, or a stock photo of friends spending time together. Prompt your followers with a call to action on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook, asking “Who is your best friend?”

3. August – Family Fun Month

If your business caters to families, Family Fun Month can provide you with your August Content Calendar theme. Think about how family fun applies to your business and create one post a week to celebrate the theme. Ideas include sharing links to family friendly community events, sharing tips about activities that families can do together at home, and asking your Facebook followers to share links to their favorite family activities and projects.

4. National Golf Month

August is also National Golf Month. Fellow Florida based companies and organizations in particular can make this theme a robust part of their August Content Calendar. Share rich, vibrant photos of players golfing and accompany them with funny, motivational, or inspirational quotes about golf. You can also run a giveaway contest during the month of August where you raffle off a gift certificate to a golf club or shop.

5. August Week 1 – “National Simplify Your Life Week”

The first week of August is known as “Simplify Your Life Week.” A client who owns a photo organizing business was especially fond of utilizing this theme for their August calendars. Nearly any brand can utilize this theme during the first part of August to educate their customers on how their services make life simpler. Sponsor a poll on Twitter that asks your followers about what area of their life needs simplifying the most, or write a blog about how to simplify something and post it on LinkedIn and Facebook.

6. August Week 2 – “National Smile Week”

A Dentist or Orthodontist’s favorite campaign! National smile week is perfect for dental offices and anyone else that wants to motivate and inspire their followers. Make it easy and schedule a week’s worth of quotes about smiling while accompanying the text with photos of beautiful smiles. Some dental and orthodontic offices also run specials throughout National Smile Week to give patients access to more services.

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7. August 16 – National Tell A Joke Day

Besides being the birthday of The Social Campfire Founder & CEO Jess Dawkins, August 16 is also National Tell a Joke Day! This is the perfect day to tell a tasteful yet funny joke on your Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus accounts, with a vibrant and fun photo to match. You may also want to ask your followers to join in the conversation by sharing their favorite joke in a Reply or your Comments section – but don’t forget to ask them to keep it G rated!

8. August 30 – Toasted Marshmallow Day

Help your social media followers begin to wind down their summer with Toasted Marshmallow Day. This is a great day for consumer oriented companies to share recipes that incorporate toasted marshmallows and signal the shift to fall content. Share a stock photo of plump, charred toasted marshmallows and ask your LinkedIn and Facebook followers about their favorite summer memory.

9. August – National Picnic Month

National Picnic Month is a great time to share amazing places in your brand’s community to share a picnic basket. Include hashtags for towns, cities, and parks in your area that are great picnic spots, and share picnic recipes for your Facebook and Twitter followers. If you own a culinary brand, consider offering a special on picnic related items during National Picnic Month and announce the deal on Instagram.

10. August Week 4 – “Be Kind to Humankind Week”

We could all use a little more love. “Be Kind to Humankind Week” is a great way to let the community know that your brand cares. Share tips and quotes about peace and friendship and accompany them with light, friendly photos. If you support a charity or cause, tell your LinkedIn and Facebook followers how to donate or participate. There is always a great opportunity during this last week in August to inspire your followers to be a better version of themselves.

With a little imagination and discussion with your team about how these social media events apply to your business, you can create engaging posts on social media and turn your followers into loyal fans! 

To inquire about Social Media Content Calendars & Social Media Strategy services for your business, call our office at 321-574-3854. You can also get a quote by filling out this form

 

Hot Service: Social Media Calendars

Social Media Calendars can help your team plan efficiently & market better on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

Do you have Social Media profiles for your business, but aren’t sure what to post and when? Are you drawing a blank when it comes to social media strategy, or would like more control over your social marketing success?

Let social media experts produce your monthly calendars ahead of time.

The process is easy:
  • Hire The Social Campfire to do your monthly Social Media Calendars.
  • Determine with TSC what platforms you will need a calendar for and what makes your brand and business tick.
  • Let The Social Campfire help you with your social strategy by providing monthly post copy, links, and images for you.
  • Review the calendar and post your one of a kind content. Each calendar is custom tailored with hashtags, customer relevant campaigns and more.

To request more information about monthly social media calendars, fill out the contact form and a social media expert will contact you shortly:

 

Need Social Media Training Or Education?

If you need Face to Face Social Media Training & Education in the Orlando, Florida area or seek assistance online anywhere in the United States, The Social Campfire CEO Jess Dawkins Can Help!

The Social Campfire’s Jess Dawkins now offers 1-on-1, small group, and large group Social Media Marketing training for businesses, organizations, and individuals.

Whether you are a CEO who needs to learn how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile or a small business that seeks help setting up their social media profiles and strategy, our decade of experience in social media, content, and digital marketing allows us to bring you friendly and quality education online or in person.

About Jess

Jess Dawkins is a seasoned social media marketing professional, directing, managing, and advising a variety of social media programs throughout the Central Florida area and the United States of America. As the former Director of Social Media & Content Marketing at MedTech Momentum healthcare marketing agency, a certified content educator, experienced teacher/tutor, and the owner of a powerful Social Media Marketing company, Jess is proud to offer these new services as of April 2017.

What Training Do You Offer?

  • Platform Training (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.)
  • Social Media Changes & Tools Training
  • Starting Social Media for Your Business Education
  • One-on-one Social Media Learning
  • One-on-one Facebook Advertising Classes
  • “How to Create Social Media Publishing Calendar” Classes
  • “How to Create Quality Content Plans on Social Media” Classes
  • “How to Maximize Social Media for Your Business” Classes
  • Executive Assistant and Admin Training

and more!

To make an appointment for Social Media Training & Education for yourself or your business, call 321-574-3854 or email us at social@thesocialcampfire.com

Learn About LinkedIn’s Changes This Weekend in Orlando!

Are you an Administrative Professional? Mystified by LinkedIn’s most recent changes after its acquisition by Microsoft?

Have no fear! The Social Campfire Founder & CEO Jess Dawkins will explain 2017 changes and tools to LinkedIn, so every Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant, and Administrative Expert can master the platform.

For complete information about Jessica’s LinkedIn presentation and the IAAP Florida Local Area Networking Event at Orlando Utilities Commission this Saturday, April 29, click here.

To inquire about having Jessica present about Social Media or Content Marketing at your next Central Florida event, send her an email.

 

35 Copywriting Tips & Tricks for 2017

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Amber M. Founder & Owner of: A Not So Jaded Life Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living and Writing Writer With the constant demand for more quality content and the growing need for effective copywriting – one to attract visitors, the other to convert them to leads and […]

via 35 Copywriting Tips & Tricks from the Pros (10 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest

Happy New Year from The Social Campfire!

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Happy New Year from The Social Campfire!

Many thanks to our clients, partners, family, and friends who made 2016 inspiring and successful! We’ve watched our business – and that of our clients – grow tremendously this year, and we can’t wait to make more memories and build more momentum in 2017!

Best Wishes for the New Year – We look forward to working with you in 2017!

-Jessica & the freelance Staff

 

IBM Watson is the brains behind Weather Channel’s new Facebook Messenger bot — VentureBeat

What can’t Watson do? – Jess | The Weather Channel unveiled its Facebook Messenger bot today. The bot provides five-day forecasts, daily forecasts, severe weather alerts, or creates custom weather alerts. The Weather Channel bot can speak 39 languages and can be found on The Weather Channel Facebook page. Weather.com is one of the most popular websites in the United States, according to…

via IBM Watson is the brains behind Weather Channel’s new Facebook Messenger bot — VentureBeat