The Social Scoop

The Social Scoop| Social Stylate Welcome to The Social Scoop, a series that shares what’s happening in the marketing world each week. Here’s the latest social media marketing news…

Hot Topic: #22Pushups
Incase you were unaware, the newest social media challenge #22Kill helps raise money and awareness for veteran suicide.

Growing your Business
Many businesses these days rely on social media to help with the long-term growth of their business. Use these tips on social media networking to begin with this process.

Making Money on Instagram
See how you are able to make money on Instagram. Forbes follows two fitness gurus that turned their Instagram accounts into businesses and now make more than most workaholics.

Happy Birthday from Facebook
The new feature on Facebook allows friends and family to send videos that are up to 15-seconds long on your birthday.

Snapchat Launches New Ad Product
See how Snapchat is using image recognition in users snaps to choose which ads to launch.

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The Social Scoop

The Social Scoop- Social Stylate Welcome to The Social Scoop, a series that shares what’s happening in the marketing world each week. Here’s the latest social media marketing news…

Hot Topic: Facebook Messenger
On Wednesday, Facebook annouced that their messenger app had hit the 1 billion user club. Pretty impressive if you ask me, the app is only two years old.

Twitter for the Win
Twitter has opened it’s verified accounts (blue check mark) feature to all users. Why you ask? The answer: to reduce cyber bullying and harassment on the app. Verified users have the ability to filter comments, likes, and mentions from other users with the blue check mark.

10 in 10 on LinkedIn
In order to satisfy employers, these ten things should be revealed on your LinkedIn profile within 10 seconds.  

Instagram Tribute
Robin William’s daughter Zelda, paid tribute to her father on Instagram yesterday with an adorable photo and heartfelt message to follow. July 21, 2016 would have been his 65th birthday.

Snapchat Senations
Follow this list of Snapchat sensations for the inside scoop on the social scene, awesome restaurants, and local dive bars throughout the big apple.

Local Love
Learn these 10 new tips from Meredith Chapman, a University of Delaware social media instructor. Knowing your audience and the value of a visual will help improve your company’s social media presence.

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Tequila with a Twist

Queue up the tequila song in preparation for National Tequila Day, Sunday, July 24th. Switch it up from a classic margarita with one of these unique recipes for some tequila with a twist. 

Tequila Recipes | Social Stylate

1. PALOMA (serves 1):

Ingredients

¼ cup tequila
¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice
¼ cup club soda
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 lime wedge
pinch of Kosher salt

Preparation

Pour the mixture of tequila, grapefruit juice, and club soda into a shaker and shake well. Cover the rim of your glass with salt, add ice, and pour the mixture over the ice. Squeeze the lime juice and garnish.

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Tequila Recipes | Social Stylate 2. ROSEMARY PEACH TEQUILA PUNCH (serves 8):

Ingredients

2 cups tequila
1 liter lemon lime soda
1 cup rosemary simple syrup
2 peaches, pealed, pitted and rough chopped
frozen raspberries to chill and garnish

Preparation

Blend the peaches and simple syrup until smooth. Pour into a pitcher. Add tequila, lemon lime soda, and mix together. Garnish with frozen raspberries. Pour over ice.

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3. THE BLOODY MARIA (Serves 1):

Ingredients

2 ounces tequila
3 ounces tomato juice
3 dashes Worcestershire
3 dashes hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon freshly-grated horseradish
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
Lime wheel, for garnish
Celery stalk, for garnish

Preparation

Pour all of the ingredients (except garnishes) into a shaker with ice. Shake well until chilled. Strain over a glass of ice and garnish with lime and celery.

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Guest Post: Creating a Stylish Home Office

Social Stylate welcomes Modernize, an award- winning online service that connects homeowners with contractors. Based in Austin, TX, they specialize in energy-efficient home improvement projects. 

Tips for Creating the Ultimate Stylish Home Office
Kaitlin Krull
When it comes to working from home, most of us dream of perfectly decorated home offices with an enviable combination of style and professional atmosphere. The reality of working from home, however, can leave much to be desired. At Home Improvement Leads, we believe that a home office can be both functional and stylish at the same time. Here are a few of our top tips to help you get your home office looking its best.

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Follow color trends
Style and trends are inextricably linked, so before you decorate your home office, make sure you know exactly what’s in and what’s out. As far as color palettes are concerned, we love the subtle combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity in Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year—these muted pinks and blues combine better than you might think. If you want something bolder, bright Brazilian blues, purples, greens, and other jewel tones are right on trend as well. In both cases, adding metallic accents will give your office an opulent and trendy edge.

Invest in quality furniture
As attractive as your office decor and accessories may be, all your effort will be for nothing if your furniture doesn’t match in both style and comfort. Investing in quality crafted furniture will give your office the professional feel it requires and will also save you money in the long run, since well-made pieces tend to stand the test of time. A large wooden desk and comfortable office chair are essentials, but if you plan to hold meetings or require additional workspace, a large table or sideboard won’t go amiss either. Stick with stylish midcentury favorites from designers like Charles and Ray Eames, or create your own bespoke pieces to suit your personal office style.

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Personalize it
Working from an office can feel impersonal and mundane, but the best decorated office spaces have an aspect of familiarity that make everyday work feel like less of a chore. Adding a few personal decor elements to your home office will motivate you to perform to your best ability and spur you on when you need it most. Give personal effects like family portraits and artwork a stylish edge with metallic or textured wooden frames, making sure they match the design style of the rest of the office. Other personal items are encouraged in offices, but don’t go overboard here. A marbled glass vase filled with fresh cut flowers will add both color and style to your office without making your workspace too cluttered.

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Keep it tidy
Even the most impeccably styled home office requires regular attention and care to keep it looking its very best. Give your office a head start on cleanliness by clearing plenty of storage space for office supplies, paperwork, materials, and anything else you might possibly need. When setting up your workspace, assign a place for everything and keep everything in a designated place. Initial organization aside, a regular cleaning schedule will help you keep yourself accountable for the condition of your office. One of our top tips is to tidy your workspace as much as possible at the end of each working day, which helps you to clear both your office and your mind of what has been and will help you to focus on new tasks in the morning. Less mess means that the focus can be on your stylish office rather than the piles of unfinished paperwork on your desk.

 

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