Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 9.00.13 AM Social Media Spotlight: Enplug Live Displays

When I came across the Enplug Live Social Media Display (thanks for the tip, @Woodchuck!),  I couldn’t help but imagine the thousands of possibilities enabled by their technology: In order to dig a bit deeper into the realm of possibilities, I had the …

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 12.49.07 PM Social Media Bootcamp 2014: Day 2 in Review

If you missed Day 1 of Social Media Bootcamp 2014, chances are you missed Day 2 of Social Media Bootcamp, too. It went down like this: Day 2 kicked off on a high note with Jim Cuene of GoKart Labs …

The-Social-Lights-New-Team-Members.jpg Meet Jaclyn and Zach

They’re new around here! Jaclyn Hansel From rappelling off 20-story buildings to a exploring abandoned brewery caves this girl craves adventure, always with a camera by her side. Jaclyn left Iowa State University with a degree in visual communications, a …

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 12.49.07 PM Social Media Bootcamp 2014: Day 1 in Review

Didn’t make it to Social Media Bootcamp 2014? Here’s a taste of what you missed… “Think Like a News ‘Preditor’” was the opening keynote presentation by Erica Hanna of BringMeTheNews. As Social Media Engagement and Branding Director at BringMeTheNews, along …

Eureka-1 The Social Lights Wins Eureka! Award for Innovation

Last week we were honored to receive a Eureka! Award for Innovation in the Advertising category for the development of the first-ever Community Manager Training Program and Traveling Community Manager position. Read the full article on bizjournals.com. On that note… Social Media training is …

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 12.49.07 PM Social Media Bootcamp: Speaker Lineup

If content is king, then our 2-Day Social Media Training Bootcamp is the Elvis Presley of social media bootcamps (minus the peanut butter, bacon, and banana sandwich). This year, we have a jam-packed program featuring some of Minnesota’s brightest content creators …

Social-Media-for-Business 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!

The-Social-Lights-Panel-Discussion.jpg Community Management: Putting it into Practice – A Panel Discussion

Our upcoming 2-Day Social Media Training Bootcamp will wrap up with a dynamic panel discussion titled, “Community Management: Putting it into Practice.“ It’s like The View over cocktail hour: peers passionately discussing (and sometimes disagreeing) about their craft. The goal …

TSL-Social-Media-Bootcamp-Speakers Social Media Bootcamp Speaker + Panelist Lineup

Speakers and panelists include: • Kate Sommers, General Mills - @ForkKnifeSpoon • Jeff Neidt, Neidt Writer - @neidtwriter • Erica Hanna, BringMeTheNews - @meeterica • Drew Gneiser, Feed My Starving Children - @DrewGneiser • Jim Cuene, GoKart Labs - @jcuene • David Jungers, Mall of America - @DavidJungers • Gino Giovannelli, Miles Interactive  • Keith Beise, Minnesota Twins - @KeithBeise • Jess Wangsness, General Mills / Nature Valley …

Get-On-The-Right-Track The Social Lights Training Institute Presents…

So, you’ve started a social media strategy or implementation plan for your company, but something’s a bit off. You’re not sure where to turn, who to ask, or how to get to the next level… We’re here to help. If …

Social-Media-2-Day-Bootcamp.jpg Social Media Bootcamp 2014: The Lineup

We’re excited to announce our 2014 Social Media Bootcamp speakers! Covering topics spanning: Content Strategy, A Day in the Life of a Community Manager, Content Driving Brands, Content Marketing for Business, we have: • Erica Hanna, BringMeTheNews • Jeff Neidt, …

Writing for Social Media - FREE Workbook Free Download: Writing for Social Media Workbook

Writing for social is more than just figuring out how to say something in 140 characters. Witty Community Managers need to aim those comic darts at the bullseye of a business problem – otherwise they’re just funny noise. To truly …