Author: Dana Kilroy

Want to change the background color, size, font, shape or link color of  your links when using the Links Widget? It's not as hard as it seems! Use this bit of CSS to create a more customized appearance: .ss_links a{ border: solid 4px #ff0000; /* border designates the border color, size, and line style */ background:#000000; /* this controls the background...

Social Media 180 is a digital agency -- and ShortStack Master -- that develops cutting-edge social apps with a primary focus on promotions that drive Likes, shares, email signups, engagement and produce a solid return on investment for their clients. Their most successful campaigns are staged promotions where they spread prize packages over the course of days,...

We're excited to announce a brand new integration with Canva! Canva is a design tool that takes the hassle out of creating graphics for your business. Whether it's a blog graphic, cover photo image, presentation or custom images for your Campaigns, Canva makes it easy for anyone to create professional graphics themselves. This integration will allow small businesses who may...

If you’re new to ShortStack, this get-started guide will walk you through building and publishing your first Campaign. In 11 simple steps, and in less than an hour, you'll create one of our most popular types of Campaigns: a Vote to Enter Sweepstakes. What is a Sweepstakes? A sweepstakes refers to a giveaway in which winners are chosen at random. (By the...

At ShortStack, our goal is to provide businesses and agencies with the tools they need to create engaging marketing campaigns. As we all know, the more interaction you have with your online audience, the better chance you have of collecting information and leads from them that you can use to enhance your product and increase revenue. We've recently...

If you're new to ShortStack, or are still working on your first campaign, we've got some resources that will take you from start to published in no time at all. This Getting Started Guide is the best place to start (or you can watch this 4-minute video version instead) Did you also know you can build several of ShortStack's most popular...

Lately we've been talking a lot about action-gating. Action-gating is when you ask users for information and then reward your audience after they fill out a form, sign up for a newsletter, vote or perform some other action. It is different from, and better than, Like-gating. Sometimes it can be hard to visualize something until you see it in action...

Giveaways are a time-tested method for increasing engagement among a brand’s social media followers. However, hosting a successful giveaway requires a variety of strategies and tactics, which is why some promotions don’t quite live up to their potential. A successful giveaway can provide valuable insight into your online audience, jump-start conversations with your fans and build loyalty...

Each week we’ll be featuring a social media marketing Campaign to inspire marketers and ShortStack users. This week we’re talking about a holiday-specific Facebook app or marketing Campaign that can be run for any special day. This one has been designed to highlight Valentine's Day.  Why a Valentine’s Day Promotion? Did you know that 90 percent of Valentine’s Day...