Social Media Trends Report: Q2 2016

We’ve sorted through the latest and greatest social media trends and platform updates to produce a new Social Media Trends Report covering Q2 2016.

Instagram Art

Turning Instagram Photos Into Digital Art

Many people think of their Instagram photos as art (looking at you, latte art enthusiasts), but now it's possible to transform Instagram photos into artwork automatically.

Gold Medal Flour

Explore the Best of Minneapolis With Minnstagram Bingo

The Social Lights recently launched their Summer 2016 Instagram contest, Minnstagram Bingo, to inspire Minnstagrammers to capture the most ♡-worthy photos of their beautiful city.

Snapchat Story

How to Create a Highly Entertaining Snapchat Story

Want to create Snapchat Stories that people love? In this blog post, we break down the components of engaging Snapchat Stories, from storytelling principles to content ideas.

Snapchat Brands

How Brands are Using Snapchat

Snapchat's rapid growth is showing no signs of slowing down. Find out what brands are doing on the growing platform along with ideas for your brand.


Facebook Live Examples and Best Practices

Facebook Live is gaining traction with brands as they leverage the new tool to build their audience. Find out what brands are doing on Facebook Live along with best practices for the platform.


Before + After – The Social Lights Office Renovation

The Social Lights New HQ is housed in the former RyKrisp Factory. After leasing a space in November 2015, we got to work transforming the dimly lit factory into a light-filled open concept work space.

Brandon Eckroth

Building a Business With Instagram – An Interview with Brandon Eckroth

Professional photographer, adventurer, and entrepreneur, Brandon Eckroth has amassed more than 67,000 Instagram followers—all while being a full-time student at the University of St. Thomas.