“Not another product post. Please, for the love.”
This is what goes through my head when I’m scrolling through Instagram lately. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the ads. The ads are interesting, highly-targeted, and show me things I might actually be interested in (thank you, marketers). I might be one of the few people who is obsessed with ads, but hey, no apologies. What has been grating on me are influencer posts promoting every product under the sun.
If combining PR with Hawaii living sounds like a dream, this post is for you! I recently chatted with with former Central PA native turned Hawaii resident Kait Hanson, of CommuniKait. She has been featured in outlets such as POPSUGAR, The Today Show, and Style Me Pretty, and talks about the challenges of freelancing, advice for bloggers, and the best part of living in Hawaii . She also has the cutest chocolate labs on the islands in my opinion.
The Annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale “NSale” Is Off To A Rough Start
I write this as I place my 11th call to customer service. No seriously. (Plus 2 tweets if we’re being honest.) It’s that time–the annual NSale from Nordstrom is here. After weeks, nay, a month of hype, promotion, sneak peeks, catalog drops, and digital ads, the site and app have both gone down not 12 hours into the sale. Thousands of angry shoppers stormed Twitter to voice their angst and I am one of them.
While YouTube is not a new platform for me, it isn’t one that I use often personally. Most of the people I followed on YouTube have integrated Instagram videos into their online activity, which I prefer. Nevertheless, to the ‘Tube I went in search of new social media content and to do a bit of research for an upcoming project.
If Buzzfeed’s “listicle” style articles are any indication, people love lists. List makers, list checkers, list sharers…and one app found a way to capitalize on that. The List App, or li.st as it was renamed in May 2016, is a list-based social media platform predicated on building and sharing lists of interest.