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Be Human on Facebook

January 27, 2015 | By | 4 Comments">4 Comments

If we remember back to the original days of Facebook, you can recall that it was simply a way for humans to connect with other humans. Advertisements and company pages weren’t really on the menu back then. Instead the network was more about showing who you were as a person—your likes, your dislikes, photos from your vacation, the music you listened to, your favorite books. We used to bond with each other over similar interests on Facebook, creating groups for inside jokes and interests alike.

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The Fabricant Way: Fine & Raw Chocolate

January 22, 2015 | By | No Comments">No Comments

Daniel Sklaar is the founder of Fine and Raw Chocolate in Bushwick, New York (Also known as the Willy Wonka of Bushwick!). In this episode, Daniel shares his journey from a corporate job to a chocolate maker and how the beginnings at his studio kitchen in Williamsburg and the support of his family and loved ones made him pursue his dream: chocolate.

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A Gimp + Instagram mini workshop.

January 16, 2015 | By | No Comments">No Comments

Happy Friday!
Last week I shared with you some tips on how to make Instagram work for your brand and stand out from the crowd: Be Famous on Instagram.

You guys really seemed to dig it so I decided to take it a step further and help you get started on Instagram with the 100% free Open Source software, GIMP.  Creating Graphics for Instagram with Gimp is easy and will make your brand shine!

Once you’ll sign up you will learn:

  • How to add text to your images.
  • How to add graphics to your images.
  • Transparency and blending modes.

Want in? Register here! It’s 100% free.

Be Famous on Instagram

January 5, 2015 | By | 15 Comments">15 Comments

Instagram is one of the most powerful social media networks for companies to expand their brand—but only if you’re using it correctly.

What started as a stream of stunning photos has evolved into a robust online universe, and simple graphic images are no longer enough to get you noticed in this expansive space. (click to tweet!) Yes, you do still see posts of inspirational quotes as text over pictures on Instagram, but that’s not why people seek out this social network. They come because it allows them to discover a secret glimpse, a behind-the-curtain peek into who you are and what you stand for.

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