Thumbs Up Thursdays

Thumbs Up Thursday: Your Labor Day Celebrations

With fall right around the corner, Labor Day weekend is a much-appreciated chance to enjoy the last days of summer with some extra time off. We asked to see how all of you celebrated Labor Day weekend, and you did not disappoint!

We saw everything from cruises and cookouts to hayrides and house parties. Check out 5 of our favorite submissions that make us wish it were still Labor Day weekend!


janika-rWe love this shot by Janika R. — it’s bright, colorful, and has a fun balance of sky and onlookers. Plus, we couldn’t imagine a more perfect day for a balloon festival — not a cloud in the sky!

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HOW TO: Turn Your Photos into Social Media Gold

Ever wonder what brands do with the photos and feedback you share through Crowdtap? For the next four weeks, we’re letting you in on the secret. Each week, we’ll dive into a different way that brands use the content you share, from boosting their social media content to understanding how you use products, and everything in between.

We’re kicking it off by showing you how your content has been (and can be!) featured on your favorite brands’ social accounts — why they’ll use it, how it might look, and how to get your photos noticed!


Many times, when a brand asks you to take pictures and share them through a photo mission, they’re looking for high-quality, representative images that they can showcase. They want to show you off!

Why? Because you’re a real user — you probably follow the brand because it’s one you love and potentially use at home, or has a message you admire. When you share glimpses of your life featuring Mrs. Meyers Clean Day soaps or Jif snacks, they want to show ’em off and inspire others to live like you!

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Goldfish shared this photo, shared via Crowdtap by Tapper Deein K., on both their Instagram and Facebook pages. It’s a little peek into Goldfish-lover Deein’s life, and fits in perfectly with the photos the brand creates and shares themselves!

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Thumbs Up Thursday: Reflecting on Summer Vacation

The time has come to bid summer a sweet, prolonged farewell. To hold on to the last rays of summer sun before Labor Day weekend, we asked you to send in your favorite photos from the summer.

From fairs to beach trips and weddings to barbecues, you sent in some of the sweetest photos we’ve seen for a Thumbs Up Thursday mission! Here are 5 of our faves, which we thought captured the essence of the more than 2,500 submissions that came through.


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We still can’t get over this gorgeous photo from tapper Tiffany B! The beautiful balance of colors and overall drool-worthy beach scene had us itching to kick off our sandals and walk through the sand. Is there time for one more trip to the beach this season…?


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HOW TO: Inspire Back-to-School Ideas with Crowdtap

It’s officially back-to-school season, which means it’s time for parents and teachers to get back to their fall routine.

Rather than falling into the same old routine this fall, why not try to get creative this time around? If you’re thinking, “Well, of course I’d love that, but where can I find the inspiration?” Look no further than Crowdtap!

There are tons of brands who are also getting creative around back-to-school season, which means there’s a lot of inspirational content at your fingertips. If you navigate to the brand’s page, you’ll be able to see discussions between members thinking about the same things you are, as well as loads of photos that were chosen from the brand’s photo missions. We think there’s a lot of fodder for back-to-school inspiration tucked away here!

Ready to spark your back-to-school routine? Read on for 3 ways Crowdtap can help!


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Thumbs Up Thursday: Best of the Bad Poems

Among the National Cheese Days, National Dog Days, National French Fry Days and the like, we’ve uncovered a little something called National Bad Poetry Day.

Never heard of it? We’re not surprised. This holiday seems to float by under the radar – probably because it has nothing to do with food. Still, it’s a day where we can appreciate poetry, and not just the fancy schmancy stuff we had to read through school. Instead, we can take a more lighthearted approach by flexing our creative muscles and writing a silly poem or two.

So that’s what we asked you Tappers to do last week – write a fun, bad poem with an end-of-summer theme. A handful of you improvised on “Roses are red, violets are blue,” while others wrote jovial goodbye poems to this wretched summer heat. Perhaps one day we’ll compile a Crowdtap literary journal of poems, but for today we’ll leave you with our five picks for best bad poem. We list them with no commentary, so analyze as you wish!


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HOW TO: Party on a Boat Like a Crowdtapper

To celebrate the end of a summer well-worked, we at Crowdtap had our annual summer outing a few weeks ago: a boat cruise around New York City, complete with sunshine, hors d’ouevres, and good company.

Between mingling on the deck and an intense game of trivia (which was won by a team who named themselves “We’re Better Than You,” go figure), we had a refreshing time — and learned a lot about our sea legs.

SO. How do you party on a boat like a Crowdtapper? It’s simple, really.


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Thumbs Up Thursday: Summer Camp #TBT

August is always a nostalgic month — no matter how old you are, there’s always that twinge of back-to-school jitters that’s hard to shake! But instead of remembering the revamp of routine, we decided to take it back to the dog-days of summer camp.

This batch of throwback photos had us wistfully daydreaming about canoes and campfires, even humming the “Make New Friends” anthem of our Girl Scouts days.

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These four gals have our vote for Tug-O-War champs – the dedication in their eyes and stances is palpable! Shelly S. sent this in, reminiscing about all the great summer camp games from her days as a camper — and got us waxing nostalgic, too!


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HOW TO: Utilize Light In Your Photos

For just a moment, forget the accessories, the shutter speeds, the editing apps — sometimes, all you need is a good source of light to find yourself with a surprisingly great photo on your hands.

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The types of light sources we’re talking about are those that can be found all around you – sunlight, streetlights, lamps in your apartment, moonlight, midday light streaming in from a window, and the like. With this tutorial, we’ll get into some of our favorite light sources, which you can use to become even more of a visionary with the camera!


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Thumbs Up Thursdays: Glorious Sunsets

Tappers, when we asked you to send us your best sunset photos last week, we had no idea that we’d be experiencing quite a week of sunsets ourselves here in New York City!

Thanks to all the summer storms that have been raining down on us lately (usually with little to no notice), the post-storm skies have really been something to marvel at — not all that different from your submissions. In choosing our five winners, we decided to select photos that, in their own way, showcased a unique approach to photographing a sunset. After all, there are a million and one ways to see of one nature’s coolest phenomena!

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This photo from Nadezda K. is like something straight out of The Lion King. If, you know, Simba lived in the Grand Canyon and not in Africa. Still, this stunning photo does bring to mind Mufasa’s wise words: “Everything the light touches is our kingdom.” OK ok, enough Lion King! In all seriousness, seeing pieces of sunlight fall across the canyon like this is breathtaking, and we’re glad Nadezda shared such this once-in-a-lifetime moment with us.

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HOW TO: Influence your favorite brands through Crowdtap Topics

We know you love to share your thoughts and opinions on products from your favorite brands — after all, that’s what makes you a top Tapper!

There are a bunch of different ways to participate with your favorite brands on Crowdtap: You can join their crowds to regularly complete polls and missions, or participate in sampling missions to send your feedback and reviews to brands after trying their products.

But did you know there is yet another way to influence your favorite brands on Crowdtap?

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By following different topics, you can have a broad impact on a bunch of different brands just as easily! Let’s dive into some best practices for using topics.


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