Film Makers:  Congratulations, you got funded!  Now what?

Film Makers: Congratulations, you got funded! Now what?

We love a good documentary over here at Black Ink HQ. And we love that, in this age of crowd sourcing, more film makers are able to bring their vision to life. We watched our dear friend Rachel Ferro surpass her goal on Indigogo late last year for her film, Tell Me The Day Backwards,Continue Reading

Social Pop: How Social Media Did April Fools’ Day

Social Pop: How Social Media Did April Fools’ Day

By Adam Christopher Maniff, Social Media Manager | Black Ink Virtual I think it’s awesome when a person or brand can make fun of themselves and give their audience a little *wink* to let them know that they too can have a good time. Too often we get wrapped up in the daily grind, theContinue Reading

Springtime Color Inspiration

Springtime Color Inspiration

    Happy Spring! It’s been rainy here in the Northeast, but I’m feeling hopeful that sunny days are ahead. This photo is always my inspiration this time of year, when I’m feeling antsy for the warmer weather. Bob took it a couple of years ago at Roger Williams Park in Rhode Island. It totallyContinue Reading

WordPress web designers – this one’s for you

WordPress web designers – this one’s for you

One of the services that we have the most fun with is supporting our WordPress web designer friends. Yes, we offer web design here at Black Ink Virtual, but did you know that we also provide creative and tech support to other designers? Collaboration with creative geniuses? Yes, please!   Design-y folk tend to wantContinue Reading

Free Download:  Black and Antique White Social Icons

Free Download: Black and Antique White Social Icons

    Happy Friday! Need some vintage-y looking social icons for your spot on the web? I’ve been working on a building a collection of social icons to share with you, and this is the second in the series (Retro Flowers was the first ).     Download the new set, Black and Antique WhiteContinue Reading

Let’s Talk About Brand Voice:  An Interview with Abby Kerr

Let’s Talk About Brand Voice: An Interview with Abby Kerr

By Melissa Black, Founder and Creative Director | Black Ink Virtual When I talk to business owners about social media, one of the first things we talk about is what type of brand their business is. It’s important for us to have this information as we craft a social media strategy, but it’s also importantContinue Reading

We’ve got a new look!

We’ve got a new look!

By Melissa Black, Founder and Creative Director | Black Ink Virtual We are so delighted to share our re-designed (and overhauled!) website with you, complete with updated service offerings, and brand new ways to work with us. Introducing, Black Ink Virtual! We dropped the word “assistance” to be sure our new name reflects the wayContinue Reading

Social Pop:  All a Twitter at The Oscars

Social Pop: All a Twitter at The Oscars

By Adam Christopher Maniff, Social Media Manager | Black Ink Virtual If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014 It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of pop culture, but I especially love awards shows. The more pomp and circumstance that surrounds them onlyContinue Reading

Social Pop:  Smart Girls and Funny Ladies – Social Media with a Side of Humor

Social Pop: Smart Girls and Funny Ladies – Social Media with a Side of Humor

When it comes to social media, there are many different ways of using this relatively new form of communication. You could use it to connect to people with whom you may not interact on a regular basis; you could use it to promote and connect people with your business (Oh, hello!); or you could useContinue Reading

Social Pop:  Thinking Outside the (Television) Box – Social Media and The Super Bowl

Social Pop: Thinking Outside the (Television) Box – Social Media and The Super Bowl

At the beginning of February, there was a little sporting event broadcasted on television. Maybe you’ve heard of it: Super Bowl XLVIII? Chances are you were one of the 111.5 million viewers that night. I was, and I’m not really into football much. But 111.5 million viewers. Those numbers qualify that night’s game as theContinue Reading