Sure, we post plenty of cute photos of our office dogs on Instagram, but they’re more than just pretty faces, you know? They’re complex, intellectual beings with aspirations, triumphs, set-backs, and very individualistic taste in chew toys.
Now, to help you get to know the (often quite eloquent) barks behind those fluffy facades, we’re launching Paws & Reflect, a series of interviews with the pups wandering these Crowdtap hallways. The new format will that dive deep into the things that really matter most to our canine co-workers, from their proudest moments to the things that keep them motivated during that 9-5 grind.
Did you check out this week’s Tutorial Tuesday on taking awesome product shots??
We think some of you did, because we saw tons of amazing new photos! We love seeing those beautiful product pics and sharing them with our partners- and they’re always impressed by members who go above and beyond. Some brands even repurpose Tapper photos on their social media pages or as mission banners, giving you guys the chance to get some widespread love for your work!
We’ve shared some of our favorite product photos from the week below and highlighted why we think they work so well.
Read on to see whether your photo got a shout-out.
Happy Tutorial Tuesday, Tappers! Last week, we showed you How To Get in on Sample and Party Missions, so you can make the most of your Tapper experience. Today we’re going to cover tips for taking attractive product photos.
In case you need a quick refresher, there are two ways to take photos for Crowdtap. We covered both in more detail in our post about Navigating the New Member Experience.
- Photo missions will prompt you to take a picture then post it on the site with a caption. You can expect these missions to ask you to include the brand’s product in the photo, or to complete an activity of some sort. Photo missions are a fun way for you to be creative and create cool content about brands.
- Instagram missions will ask you to upload a photo onto Instagram with certain mission hashtags (these help us find your photo). Instagram is a great place to get creative with your photos, so don’t shy away from playing around with those filters!
Now that you’re up to speed, let’s get to the meat of this week’s tutorial: taking attractive product photos. Whether you’re a novice with phone photography or just looking to enhance your artistic eye, this quick guide will help you make the most of your product photos. Let’s get started.
Are you part of the Ricola® crowd? If not, you’ve been missing out on a ton of fun!
Chrüterchrafters (yup, that’s what we call ‘em) were recently tasked with using Ricola®’s formula of 10 magic herbs as the basis for a “prov-herb” – a short, clever saying containing some much-needed wisdom about the powers of Ricola®.
The results? Off the charts impressive! Turns out you guys are basically the Mark Twains of the herb drop world.
We combed through tons of entries to pick out our faves, which are featured below. Take a look at the stellar entries we compiled, then use the comments to let us know which ones you think are most clever.
Welcome back to Tutorial Tuesdays! We hope last week’s lesson helped you master the ins and outs of navigating the new member experience. Today we’re going to be teaching you how you can qualify for awesome product samplings and rock your Crowdtap sampling missions.
Sample and Party missions are great opportunities to take pictures of you and your friends exploring a product and really let the brand know what you think. In both, brands send a selected group of Tappers some free products to test! Brands are looking to Tappers to act as ambassadors in order to share their products with their friends and spread the word (and of course, provide honest feedback). And if we think you may be a possible fit for a new Sample mission, we’ll send you an email invite to get started! Curious about how this all works and what goes on behind the scenes to get these Crowdkits in your hands? Find out more below the fold.
There’s no better way to wrap up the summer than by looking back on all the moments that made the season unforgettable. Thanks to everyone who helped us round up warm summer memories by sharing their favorite moments to the Crowdtap Crowd! Check out all the awesome ways Tappers spent their summer below!
It was no surprise that a ton of you spent countless days and nights at the beach…
Welcome to Tutorial Tuesdays, a new weekly feature in which we give you the lowdown on how to excel at a skill required for making the most of being a Tapper. In this week’s edition, we’re starting with some big picture know-how by taking you through the basics of navigating our redesigned platform. Make sure you check back every single week for new Tappin’ tips.
On to this week’s tutorial!
As many of you know, we recently introduced a site makeover which included adding some new naming conventions and making things look a little different (all right, a lot different, but also a lot cooler). Click ahead for a breakdown of what changed and what it all means.
Can you believe August is over already? We all love snapping photos of those beautiful summer sunsets so when the leaves change and the snow starts to fall we can tap into some warm memories of summer. (Doesn’t apply to all you lucky, lucky snowless Southerners!)
From the East Coast to the West Coast, high up in the mountains or down by the beach, you guys have witnessed some pretty epic sights! Here are some pictures of spectacular summer sunsets that Tappers were kind enough to share with us.
Fort Wayne, IN
Credit: Amy A
We’ve got a refreshed experience on Crowdtap to show you, and some exciting news about our mobile app to discuss! Here’s a point-by-point breakdown of all the NEW things you’ll see from Crowdtap:
Big news from Crowdtap – we just celebrated our 100th Employee!
Why is this big news? A few reasons. For starters, you’ve been hard at work and Tapping along so much that we need extra people to keep up with you! More writers, more designers and more…whatever the computer folks do, all to keep making an awesome platform for YOU.
One of our favorite things to do with this blog is to show you a lil’ sneak peek behind the curtain, if you will. That’s why we’re excited to show you how we welcomed our 100th employee! (We also welcomed our 97th, 98th, and 99th, but you get the idea.)
SO, on Monday when employees #97 – #100 begun their journey at Crowdtap HQ, we surprised them with a pep rally crazy enough to cause multiple noise complaints. They, of course, had no idea what was about to happen next. Check it out.