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Stories, Memories…Spectacles? Snapchat’s Evolution to Snap Inc.

by Chelsea Higgins

consumer electronics social media

Snapchat, the ever-evolving photo-messaging company, has transformed a lot since CEO Evan Spiegel began working on the project five years ago. Starting solely as a way to share photos privately for a limited amount of time, the company combined private and public content on its app through the introduction of Stories and the most recent addition of Memories. But over the weekend, the company announced one of its biggest changes yet: they are dropping the “chat” and becoming Snap Inc. 

Apple Event: Should You Get the iPhone 7?

by Chelsea Higgins

consumer electronics technology

Yesterday was the day techies everywhere were waiting for: #AppleEvent. BIGteam members were glued to their Macs watching the livestream. Here are some of our major takeaways from the Apple Event:  

Five Tips For Landing a Job at a Public Relations Agency

by Chelsea Higgins

public relations successes

Searching for a job is hard. Searching for the right job can seem impossible. From figuring out where to apply to waiting for the hiring manager to email you back, the job application process can be overwhelming. Having just gone through it myself, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to get your foot in the door and finally land the PR job of your dreams. Throughout my application and interview process, people were eager to give me advice and tips on how to land a job. Here are the five tips that I found the most useful in securing my first job out of school. 

BIGfish client Petnet raises $10 Million in Series A Funding

BIGfish Client Petnet Raises $10 Million in Series A Funding Led By Petco

by Adriana Howell

business public relations successes technology

Today, BIGfish client Petnet announced its latest round of funding: $10 million Series A, led by Petco. With the new funds, Petnet will continue to expand its product line, develop its pet food delivery service and enhance its infrastructure. Beginning this week, Petnet’s SmartFeeder ($149) and SmartBowl ($49) are available at select Petco stores nationwide and online at Petco.com. With this new round, Petnet has raised $21.5 million to date. 

The 5 Best Calendar Apps to Organize Your Life

by Meghan Gabel

mobile technology

You don’t need a personal assistant to always have an organized calendar. If the built-in calendar on your smartphone just isn’t getting the job done, there are plenty of other apps for smartphones that will help you de-clutter and streamline all the events, agendas and to-do lists in your life. But how do you know which calendar app is right for your schedule? Luckily for you, we’ve reviewed five and put together the pros and cons of each to see which is the best to keep you on track.