Snapchat Filter for Hurricane Relief – Social Media for a Cause

Hurricane Harvey is one of the worst natural disasters to hit the US. Even after making landfall last week, severe weather and rain will continue to lash Houston until at least Thursday. Some parts of South Texas may not be habitable for weeks, or even months. It is estimated that 30,000 people will need shelter after being displaced. Full recovery from the storm may take years.

Here at Spotted Monkey, we want to do our part to help disaster recovery in Texas. We created a Snapchat filter that will be available around Muncie during today. For every person who uses the filter, Spotted Monkey will donate .25 cents to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

You can use the geofilter today:

9 am-4 pm at The Caffeinery and Twin Archer Brewpub’s plaza

10 am-4 pm at Spotted Monkey Marketing

1-5 pm at Bracken Library on Ball State University’s campus

4-10 pm at Amazing Joe’s Grill

5-7 pm at Walmart North

7-11 pm at Brothers Bar & Grill Muncie, and Village Promenade

 

Spotted Monkey knows the power of social media to make change. For those most affected by this disaster, we want to make change for the better.

When Spam Gets Expensive: How To Spot Fake “Invoices”

Nowadays it is more likely to find unsolicited messages in your email inbox, rather than your physical mailbox. But that isn’t always the case. Business owners and non-profits are still targeted for mailing scams and unless you know what to look for, they could cost you a lot of money.

Fake invoices look extremely realistic.

Several Spotted Monkey clients have been mailed fraudulent invoices from unknown companies. These “invoices” look very real, often asking money for a marketing service that the client already uses, like web hosting or advertising. They are meant as an advertisement. But if you don’t already know who handles your web hosting or marketing, the “invoices” can seem very real and you may end up paying money for services you’re already paying for.

If you do receive an “invoice” from a company you don’t know, whether it’s paper or an email, do not pay it. Even if you recognize the service you’re billed for, do not pay it. Contact Spotted Monkey, or whomever handles your marketing, to verify the bill. We will be able to determine if the invoice is fake.

If you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to contact us!