Thanks for checking out our post! As the Business Development & Marketing Manager for Reify, I get to check out so many new and cool tools. Recently, I’ve seen a lot of questions about and new uses for a free app that provides tons of social media content and hours of entertainment. And I want to share it with you! Check out our guide to BITMOJI to learn more, and of course, shoot me a message if you have more ideas, want to share questions, or just want to show off your Bitmoji avatar! WHAT IS BITMOJI? Bitmoji is a popular phone app for creating avatar emojis. Users can build a character that looks like them, choosing from an array of specifics (hair style, jaw line, eye color, outfit —you get the picture!). Recently, a Chrome extension was released; now you can add your avatar into Gmail, Messenger, Slack… virtually anywhere you communicate on the web, with just one click in Google Chrome. HOW DO I USE BITMOJI? 1. Create personalized content “My trick? I emailed my favorite (work-appropriate) Bitmoji creations to myself and saved the JPG files to my desktop. Now I can pull them into Illustrator, add them to my Canva graphics, and post them within our social media, website and eLearning content. 2. Save money “Don’t get me wrong—I know the value that custom illustrations and quality photographs bring to content. Our team creates them all the time! But if time and money are in short supply, Bitmoji could be a good replacement. Instead of paying a photographer to take pictures of your Executive Team for the about page on your website, host a team-building activity and create avatars in Bitmoji instead. If you’re an entrepreneur with an online subscription-based course, consider include these avatars in video and content to save time and money.” 3. Add a personal touch to content “The app creates an easy and fun way to include light-hearted personality into your website, online course, e-mail newsletters, videos, and more. If you’re an instructor or trainer and you want to have a photo for your content, Bitmojis are a fun and free way to add that personality.” 4. Brand yourself “Have an growing blog? A vibrant Twitter account? A well-attended webinar audience? A podcast series? What better way to brand yourself then including lively graphics and funny memes! Include your Bitmoji avatar to increase brand recognition (and to add that all-important element of fun).” 5. Add laughs to personal or business emails and texts. “We’ve all been there – the series of emails or texts on a Friday afternoon, or that Monday-morning back-to-it slog—but a well-timed Bitmoji graphic can bring back the fun and even clear the air for creativity and originality. I have a few pop-culture-themed Bitmoji’s in my back pocket for when I can tell a team member needs a laugh.” DOWNLOAD BITMOJI FOR FREE! You can download on the AppStore or get it on Google play for free! So why not try it? It is what we call a “freemium” tool, meaning that while the basic tool is free, the app does include extras available for additional purchase. BEST PRACTICES FOR BITMOJI 1. Remember that you can email yourself the avatar files. I have them saved on...read more
Reify Media had a great time learning, connecting, and concocting new ideas at ATD Charlotte’s Day of Learning 2015! Thanks to all who stopped by our table to share their stories. We are already looking forward to Day of Learning 2017…hope to see you there!read more
Reify Media was thrilled to participate as a swag sponsor in last Thursday’s Peach Dreams Fall Fashion Show. What a phenomenal night "working" and hanging with friends and family at the Peachy Keen annual fall fashion show. #ReifyMedia #Sponsor #peachdreams #peachykeen #fashion #ILoveMyJob A photo posted by C O U R T N E Y (@courtneymckone) on Nov 5, 2015 at 8:07pm PST Peachy Keen’s annual fall fashion show, this year themed Peach Dreams, has become a yearly, sold-out tradition for many Triangle fashionistas. Members of Reify Media’s executive team were on hand to enjoy a fun-filled evening of swag bags, live music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a runway fashion show, and a silent auction —all benefiting InterAct of Wake County. “This classic, one-of-a-kind event was a way for us to support local business, a women-owned business, and a charity that supports survivors of domestic and sexual assault. I hope we can make the event an annual team-building tradition.” – Sarah Glova, President of Reify Media. Our swag sponsorship included a Reify Media pocket mirror and a card for FREE Website Consultation. (“Does your website REFLECT you?” it asked.) Thank you, Peachy Keen, for giving us the opportunity to provide a swag item for the lovely fashionistas who attended on Thursday! Interested in revamping your current site or creating a website or blog from scratch? Contact us—we’d love to meet for coffee and exchange ideas! Looking for a great place to get some holiday shopping done? Visit Peachy Keen Boutique at Grande Heights Drive in Cary, North Carolina or online at Peachy Keen...read more
All Things Open Raleigh 2015 explored open source, open tech, and the open web in enterprise. The two-day conference schedule was packed with keynotes, tutorials, workshops, networking opportunities, and creative human sign holding choreography…read more
Couldn’t attend WordCamp? Our recap will fix that!
Reify Media team members Vanessa Smith and Courtney McKone captured their major takeaways just to share with you. Their highlights of best practices and new tricks—from their different developer and marketing perspectives—will make you feel like you were there!read more
Reify Media is honored to be the new Web Development Sponsor for InStepp, Inc. President Sarah Glova shared this announcement with over 50 supporters of the organization on Saturday, September 26th at the 2015 Professional Women’s Brunch, hosted by InStepp, Inc.read more
When deciding what technology to integrate into their higher education courses, instructors have to consider what works best for their students, for their content, and—perhaps most important—for them! When speaking with the six campuses that make up The Cooperating Raleigh Colleges Consortium, Reify Media President Sarah Glova focused on technology integration that supports easier, more successful integration for students and teachers.read more
It’s a reality of instructional design: when it comes to video, learners have a short attention span.
This means we designers have a small window of opportunity to draw the learner in, convey important information, and set up the next task. Check out 5 ways you can seize that moment and make your instructional videos matter–no matter the length.
There’s a reason Twitter, Yammer, and TED Talks are powerful forces on the web: these bite-sized platforms are engaging, digestible, and memorable.
You can harness this same power in your e-classroom by incorporating micro-learning, a new trend in education and training that’s spiked over the last few months.read more
Welcome to the Web, certusrentalproperties.com! Certus Rental Properties offers property management services to lake home owners on and around Lake Gaston. Melody Hughes, Owner of Certus Rental Properties, is a licensed realtor who focuses on providing a high level of service to both homeowners and renters. After successfully managing her own home on Lake Gaston and working with friends and family members to maintain their properties, Melody knew she wanted to expand her reach by offering her high-quality property management services to others Reify Media built Certus Rental Properties a website that shares details service details, highlights the communities served, and advertises the properties they’ll soon be managing. Highlights of the Certus Rental Properties Website Development Project The Certus Rental Properties website features a clean design, warm earth tones, high-quality images, and intuitive navigation. Clean Website Design with Warm Colors Custom Graphic Development Website Design that Makes Information Easy to Find A WordPress Website is Easy to Maintain A Responsive WordPress Design The site responds to devices; whether users are viewing the site on a computer, laptop, tablet, or phone, they’ll be able to interact with the site seamlessly. What the Client Had to Say Melody Hughes, licensed real estate agent and Owner of Certus Rental Properties, kindly shared the following testimonial with us about the project: When you start a business you have to do everything yourself and starting a website was not one project I was looking forward to doing. Reify Media took all the worries away creating just what I asked for and imagined for my site. Thank you Reify Media! They were able to take my ideas and put them in a website that I love. They really listen, offering great suggestions and examples that helped me establish the image and functionality that I needed. Very responsive to any quires and ideas while being conscientious about the cost and time frame for the work. They even help you learn to make your own changes and additions so you can adjust the site as your business evolves. Learn More Learn more about Certus Rental Properties at certusrentalproperties.com. Congratulations on your new web space, Certus Rental...read more