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Everything On A Stick at #mnstatefair If you forgot, your Twitter feed reminded you. The Great Minnesota Get-Together kicked off yesterday and is complete with 40 new foods, 11 new frozen treats and 2 new rides on the Mighty Midway. …

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Hillz Tweets 3 Emoji Review on Student Loans We were stoked to see Hillary Clinton jump on the 3 Emoji Review bandwagon this week. Although it appears that her tweet asking people to give a 3 Emoji Review of their …

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It was meant to be. When Secrets Of The City published the first-ever 3 Emoji Review, it immediately caught our attention.  So we called our friend Taylor, the producer of Secrets of the City (which, by the way, SOTC is …

Facebook #TrendsTuesday: Facebook Drones and Yelp Groans

Social media evolves at the rapid-fire pace of the internet. Here’s a rundown of some of the most recent and relevant social media news and trends, so you can keep up with new possibilities and changing functionality. Facebook used last …

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Taking something familiar and making it new is at the heart of many successful internet memes. Maybe that’s why Straight Outta Cooperstown has taken off. The Tumblr cleverly mashes up hip-hop figureheads and baseball classics into an imaginary series of trading cards, which …

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The Social Lights attended Facebook’s most recent Boost Your Business event in Minneapolis, held right in our neighborhood at Aria. Small business marketing experts gathered along with a panel of local businesses to chat Facebook ads and everything that goes …

Instagram for Android #TrendsTuesday: Stolen Tweets and Vertical Videos

Social media evolves at the rapid-fire pace of the internet. Here’s a rundown of some of the most recent and relevant social media news and trends, so you can keep up with new possibilities and changing functionality. Don’t be surprised …

Jim Norton and Taylor Carik, photo by Becca Dilley / Heavy Table Post-Serial Podcasting in the Twin Cities: The Weekend Starts Now

Two Twin Cities niche media champions – James Norton from The Heavy Table and Taylor Carik from Secrets of the City (SotC) – have joined forces to produce The Weekend Starts Now, a triumphant new local podcast series, with help from audio engineer …

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Social media evolves at the rapid-fire pace of the internet. Here’s a rundown of some of the most recent and relevant social media news and trends, so you can keep up with new possibilities and changing functionality. Ever since Facebook …

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Do you have a passion for doing meaningful work, a strong desire to never stop learning, and an insatiable curiosity about the future of technology and communications? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Our approach to social media strategy combines all …

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The Twin Cities are a fertile ground for creative thought, technological innovation, and savvy business people. This was made especially concrete at Beta.MN 2.0, an event allowing local startups to demo their products while meeting and mingling with entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters. …

RTM-2015 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 …