Last year, Penn State’s Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group (DMAIG) contacted us with questions about creating an interactive fundraising campaign. They were looking for a way to rally support for the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) and their efforts to stop childhood cancer. The plan was to have the final photo mosaic printed and displayed at PSU main campus. It didn’t take long for our team to recommend our online & social interactive mosaic platform.
As Barack Obama’s historic presidency came to a close, GIPHY, Deep Focus, and Now This contacted us to help them devise an interactive experience for Obama’s fans to say thank you. The goal was to allow each supporter to show their appreciation, while coming together as a whole to say “Thanks, Obama” in what will be the largest digital standing ovation in history – #TheStandingO.
On an average day, 60 million uploaded photos and 1.6 billion likes occur on Instagram.
But how can you use these photos to your advantage? Hashtags can generate vast, online conversations or compile a live photo album of your event. In fact, studies show that simply using a hashtag can double a post’s engagement.
We were pleasantly surprised to see our Online Mosaic Tool was recently featured on the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family talkshow – what an honor! Needless to say, we were extremely happy to see our tool used on TV, but we were especially excited to watch how quickly she was able to upload her photos and create her mosaic, highlighting the super easy, 3-step creation process. Shani then shows viewers how to create their own custom photo mosaic in a matter of minutes using our Online Mosaic Tool. Taking the DIY ethos a step further, she used the hi-res digital file to create an iron-on mosaic tote bag!
Philadelphia is no stranger to street artists, both famous and infamous, especially when it comes to mosaics. Take a stroll through South Philadelphia and you’re sure to come across a number of works by local legend Isaiah Zagar. But it looks like there’s a new face in town – Chicago mosaic street artist (and foe of potholes nationwide) Jim Bachor has arrived! We’ve posted about Bachor and his vigilance against city potholes twice before, and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down any time soon.