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Social Media continues to permeate our culture and, quite frankly, can take up A LOT of time. For those who are smart and strategic, however, social media can become fun again, and for businesses, can serve as both a platform for advertising to attract new customers, and as a form of customer service to stay in contact with past clients. With headlines like these popping up left and right, it is easy to get overwhelmed and let social media take over your life, but it doesn’t have to! Here are 5 common mistakes you might be making on social media without even realizing it and tips on how to fix them from our social media consultants!

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  1. You’re Not Posting Frequently Enough! Easy fix.

For some platforms, like Facebook, once a day is fine, but for others, like Twitter and Instagram, you’re going to want to post much more often than that! Using a scheduling app, like Buffer or Hootsuite, you can schedule posts and save yourself a whole lot of time!

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2. You’re Posting TOO Much!

The inverse of the above could also be the case! Posting too much to the point where you are taking up people’s feeds with your content is no bueno! If you’ve increased your frequency, and notice people start unfollowing you, you’re going to want to scale back and find a happy medium. This involves some trial and error.

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3. You’re Not Engaging With Other Profiles. Quick fix.

Your frequency might be great and the content might be awesome! But if you’re not engaging with other profiles of potential clients and like minded individuals and brands, than you are missing the most important part of social media: The social part! Try reaching out to one or two people a day.

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4. Your Content is Off-Brand.

Your dog is super cute. So is your baby. And your vacation looks like a lot of fun!…But you’re a designer, right? Enough said.

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5. Your Picture Quality is Sub-Par.

This is becoming more and more important each day. We’re all saturated with visual content and a sure-fire way to make certain your content gets overlooked is to have grainy, dark, or out-of-focus imagery. That is not to say that you need to go out and buy a fancy camera and become a professional photographer, because there are a number of ways you can improve your iPhone photography skills! It could be as simple as tapping the screen to focus the photo. At Design Campus Live in Atlanta, William & Susan Brinson of House of Brinson, have perfected this art of iPhone photography, and will share their secrets!


Registration is open for Design Campus Live in Atlanta this January! Space fills up fast so be sure to register early.

Lori Dennis, Bobby Berk, Kelli Ellis, Jackie Von Tobel, and Deb Barrett at Las Vegas Market

Day One Continued…


After a super long day of touring fabulous showrooms at the Las Vegas Market, we were given a little boost of energy when we ran into our dear friends, Jackie Von Tobel and Deb Barrett from Soft Design Lab. We also ran into one of our fabulous tour guides, HGTV’s Bobby Berk and his adorable husband as they were finishing up the Design Campus Live Showroom Tour.

Kelli Ellis and Lori posing back to back at the Design Campus Live Check-In for Las Vegas Market

And So It Begins…

Las Vegas Summer Market Summer 2015 is always hot hot hot! We took over the desert for a few days by making Las Vegas Market, Summer 2015 a space for design to connect. Between the networking cocktail parties, furniture showroom tours, and lecture parties, Design Campus Live brought together hundreds of fabulous designers, architects, and landscape architects to learn, connect, and shop! Check it out:

William Hefner - Superstar Architect

Las Vegas Market is coming up and we have some really incredible speakers in this year’s Summer lineup! William Hefner – Superstar architect of Studio William Hefner is the LA-based architect who has built mega-mansions you might recognize from the glossy pages of LUXE, House Beautiful, Luxury Home, Traditional Home, Better Homes & Gardens, Decor…and the list goes on.

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Tour Network and Learn at the ultimate designer experience at Atlanta Winter Market January 15-17, 2016

Earn 10 Hours Worth of CEUs! Join Design Campus Live & AmericasMart during the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market for our Super Design Campus Live Event featuring two full days of expert speakers & exclusive showroom tours!
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Tour, network, and learn at the ultimate designer experience at Dallas Winter Market January 21-23, 2016

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