Marketing on Social Media: 20 After Effects Promos for Your Instagram Ads

It’s the event of the century, all your buddies have bought their tickets, celebrities are rumored to be there, and the artist line up is surreal—but, you had no idea this event even existed. How did an event get so much hype so quickly? Instagram marketing—it’s one of the newest, trendiest, and most affordable ways to market an event or product to an entire world of digital consumers. Unlike the now infamous Fyre Festival, Instagram Ads do exist , and so do beautifully crafted AE Promo Templates that can help you market on … Read more about Marketing on Social Media: 20 After Effects Promos for Your Instagram Ads

Announcing the Winners of our #STOCKWORTHY Instagram Contest

Inspiration often strikes at unexpected moments, perhaps when you’re waiting for the bus or hanging out with a friend. A VideoBlocks contributor once told us that he looks for “stock worthy” footage every day, which prompted us to hold our #STOCKWORTHY Instagram contest—asking filmmakers and photographers to share the images and videos from their lives that embody the qualities that we value in stock, from composition to lighting to subject matter. Over the course of two weeks, we saw stunning entries from across the globe—including a cowboy … Read more about Announcing the Winners of our #STOCKWORTHY Instagram Contest

4 Stock Filmmakers to Follow on Instagram

Instagram is fast becoming the favored social platform for photographers and videographers. Our globe-trotting Marketplace contributors are no exception, so here are a few profiles from our top-selling filmmakers (in no particular order). Whether you’re looking to satisfy wanderlust or see what’s trending in stock footage, these four videographers will add serious oomph to your IG feed.   Derrick Lytle @derricklytle Derrick captures time lapse footage across the American southwest. His portfolio brings a whole new meaning to the … Read more about 4 Stock Filmmakers to Follow on Instagram

Social 101: Five Ways to Jumpstart Your Social Media Campaign

You can’t tell a “like” from a “pin,” hashtags make you go cross-eyed, and Instagram sounds like a breakfast cereal. Social media isn’t your thing, but you’ve read the statistics: According to Business Insider, as of 2012, Americans as a whole spend an average of between 12-20 hours per month on social networks. In today’s world, all successful marketing campaigns have a significant social media component. What’s to be done? Don’t worry. Despite the jargon, the social media mountain is actually not all that hard to scale. Here are five … Read more about Social 101: Five Ways to Jumpstart Your Social Media Campaign