Hello February!

Welcome to the February issue of Cultivating Connections – your resource for inspiration, networking opportunities, business tips, and professional development tools.

If you have an event, resource or tool you would like to share for possible inclusion in our next issue, please send it to hello@verbenamarketing.com

If you need help setting, meeting or exceeding your marketing and business development goals, we can help your business blossom!On Your Reading List

No Filter – The Inside Story of Instagram

When I came across this one, I couldn’t resist as I’m not sure about you, but Instagram … “Insta” … “the Gram” … whatever you call it … still continues to amaze and mystify me.
According to the promo: 

Since its creation in 2010, Instagram’s fun and simple interface has captured our collective imagination, swiftly becoming a way of life. In No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, technology reporter Sarah Frier explains how Instagram’s founders married art and technology to overcome skeptics and to hook the public on visual storytelling. At first, Instagram initially attracted artisans, but then the platform exploded in popularity among the masses, creating an entire industry of digital influencers that’s now worth tens of billions of dollars.

At its heart, No Filter draws on unprecedented exclusive access—from the founders of Instagram, as well as employees, executives, and competitors; hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio; Anna Wintour of Vogue; Kris Jenner of the Kardashian-Jenner empire; and a plethora of influencers, from fashionistas with millions of followers to owners of famous dogs worldwide—to show how Instagram has fundamentally changed the way we communicate, shop, eat, and travel.

The book brings readers inside users’ strategies to craft their personal image and fame, explaining how the company’s product decisions have affected the structure of our society. From teenagers to the pope, No Filter tells the captivating story of how Instagram not only created a new industry but also changed our lives.

What are you reading or listening to? Share it with us!

On Your Mind

People will forget what you said.
People will forget what you did. 
But people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

On Your Device

The Preview App
Did you know there is a free app to preview your Instagram feed? Just upload your images and you can see how the layout will look on your gram. You can add filters, check out your flow and colour scheme before you publish them.

Do you use something that makes your world easier or more innovative? Let us know!

In Your Calendar
What does the economy look like for your business?
Join the Cloverdale Chamber on February 11 and learn what the economic forecast is for our national, provincial and local business communities and how this may impact your bottom line.

Special guest speaker is Bryan Yu, Deputy Chief Economist at Central 1 Credit Union and regular contributor to the Globe and Mail, BNN,  Bloomberg and BC Business . He will share his insights and answer your questions.

Brought to you by: Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
11:30 am – 100 pm

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