Spotlight

Meet the We Heart It Community Coordinators: Ann-Katrin from Berlin

June 18, 2015

 

Ann-Katrin

Hey Hearters!

It’s that time again — let’s play Get To Know Your Community Coordinator!

In case you need a refresher, here’s the 411: community coordinators are Hearters just like you who are responsible for planning events and promotions in their country, identifying regional trends and potential brand partners and making sure the We Heart It love is spread far and wide.

Last time we sat down with Outi from Helsinki, and this week Ann-Katrin from Berlin is up.

PS — Think you have what it takes to be a We Heart It community coordinator? We’d love to hear from you! We’re currently looking for college campus coordinators all over the US, and community coordinators in Miami and Houston. Check out our jobs page for more info!

Hey Anka! So excited to chat. Can you tell our members a bit about yourself? Where are you from, are you in school, what are your hobbies — anything you think we should know!

Anka

Hi there! My name is Ann-Katrin and I’m 22 years old. I am a fashion management student and live in Berlin, Germany. In my free time I enjoy reading books (especially poetry) and going to art exhibitions, as there are always plenty of them here in Berlin. I also love being creative myself. Painting and sewing are some of my favorite hobbies.

It’s so great to hear from people who have interesting, hands-on hobbies — good for you! Let’s talk a bit more about Berlin, though. What is life like in your city? What do you think We Heart It users might like to know about where you live?

I like living in Germany, even though the winters are a little too long if you ask me, but the summers are really nice, so you just get used to it. Berlin is a very exciting place to live because it is such an inspiring and creative city. There is always something to do here and loads to see. I couldn’t imagine living somewhere else right now. If you want to get out of the city, there are loads of lakes and the nice countryside of Brandenburg after a little drive, too.

How did you first hear about We Heart It and when did you join?

A few years ago, in 2010, a good friend of mine discovered We Heart it and told me about it. I was addicted from the first moment and have spent time on the platform nearly every day since then.

Anka

It’s easy to get obsessed, I know :) What is your favorite type of image to heart? Any collections you recommend our members follow?

I am really into pastel colors, so a lot of my hearted imagery is in that tone.

In general my canvas always reflects my interests — art, fashion and poetry, or everything else I find inspiring. Furthermore it is a great place to express my feelings and current mood, or find funny and cute pictures to send to my friends on We Heart It.

Here is a link to my favorite fashion collection. I put a lot of love into it every day.

I love the pastel colors — it’s always super impressive to see a canvas that has a definitely theme. Now, everyone here in San Francisco is curious — what is your favorite food from your country?
 
As I am a vegetarian and German food is kind of meat-based, I actually prefer Asian or Italian dishes! Nevertheless I really like our German bread. We have so many different types of bread and I couldn’t live without it (every time I go to a foreign country I miss our bread diversity!). I could eat a pretzel (we call them Brezel here) every day!

I love pretzels too! YUM! So, getting back to what inspires you (besides bread…!) — what is your favorite way to be creative in your everyday life?

I always try to pay attention to the little things around me. So I wander around in some very arty quarters of Berlin, for example Kreuzberg or Friedrichshain, and find little interesting pieces of street art and take pictures of them. Or I really enjoy painting, sewing and decorating my apartment. In addition I have always used fashion to express creativity. I love to get creative with outfits!

Has anything surprised you about working with We Heart It so far?

There are so many different things and projects to work on all the time and I can always be creative. The community spirit is wonderful, too, I didn’t expect to be inspired this much. The community coordinator program definitely exceeded my expectations.
 
What advice would you give to any girls out there who might be interested in a community coordinator role?

If you get the chance to apply for the job in your country or city, definitely don’t hesitate. I feel like I am growing with what I do every day. The team is so nice and welcomed me with open arms.

And girls, always stick to your goals, you will be astonished of what we are capable of!

Seriously, how cool is Ann-Katrin?

Want to connect with Ann-Katrin on We Heart It? Follow her on We Heart It and don’t forget to send her a postcard — she loves hearing from other Hearters!

Announcements

We Heart It at Rock in Rio: This Weekend in Las Vegas

May 14, 2015

Rock in Rio

Attention Vegas Hearters (and Vegas visitors!): Team We Heart It will be in Sin City this weekend for the music festival to top all festivals: Rock in Rio!

Rock in Rio USA

 

As if Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars performing in the same place isn’t fab enough, we’re so excited to announce that hearter, blogger, and YouTuber extraordinaire Kalyn Nicholson will be covering the show on our behalf. Stay tuned for tons of behind-the-scenes pics and vids of the stars scheduled to perform, including:

And many more!

If you’re lucky enough to have tix to the festival, make sure to look for Team We Heart It — we’ll be sporting our We Heart It shirts and buttons. Stop by and say hi!

In the meantime, don’t forget to follow Rock in Rio USA’s We Heart It canvas for updates on the show.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Spotlight

Meet the We Heart It Community Coordinators: Outi from Helsinki

May 4, 2015

Community Coordinator Outi

Ever wish you could work for We Heart It? Our community coordinators are living the dream — and just like our members, they live all over the world!

So, what exactly is a community coordinator? Simple! They’re Hearters just like you who are responsible for planning events and promotions in their country, identifying regional trends and potential brand partners and making sure the We Heart It love is spread far and wide. Basically, they have the best job in the world — and we’re so excited to introduce you!

We Heart It’s content coordinator Molly sat down with Outi, our coordinator from Helsinki, Finland, to discuss all things Finnish and We Heart It. Stay tuned for more interviews from across the globe!

PS — Think you have what it takes to be a We Heart It community coordinator? We’d love to hear from you! We’re currently looking for college campus coordinators all over the US, and community coordinators in Miami and Houston. Check out our jobs page for more info!

Community Coordinator Outi

Hey Outi! Thanks for chatting with me. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and where you’re from?

Hi! I’m Outi and I’m the We Heart It Finnish community coordinator. I’m also a fashion designer, snowboarder and sports and horse lover.

I really like living in Finland. We have amazing nature with four seasons and lots of lakes and forests. It is a bit chilly up here in the north, but I kind of like it.

Finland is large country geographically, but we have fewer than six million people. That being said, Finland has a lot of cool cities like Helsinki, Turku and Oulu — and of course Lapland, where Santa Claus is from :)

So cool. Tell me a bit about how you found We Heart It and how you use it. 

I heard of We Heart It in 2012 and joined soon after that. I mainly downloaded it to find inspiring pictures to look at on my computer. Today I use the app every day. It’s really easy to use and very fun.

I like to heart pictures that represent the amazing life I want to have someday.

I also like to heart pictures of things I’ve already done.  Besides that I love hearting motivational fitness pictures and inspiring quotes to read when I’m not in the mood to train.

I also love fashion and like hearting images that contain inspiring details, beautiful colors and gorgeous scenes.

Totally agree — I also use We Heart It to explore the kind of life I want to have someday. Do you have any particular collections you would recommend? 

Yes! Here are some of my favorites:

Amazing. Totally following that first collection. Now, back to Finland — what are your favorite traditional Finnish foods? 

My favorite foods from my country are wild berries, especially blueberries from my backyard. I also love karjalanpiirakka — Karelian pie — which is a pastry made from a thin rye crust with a filling of rice.  You eat it with egg butter.

Sounds so good. What about creativity — how do you like to express yourself? 

My favorite way to be creative is traveling. I love traveling and road trips, even the short ones. I love new places and the feeling of freedom.

Me too! And finally, what’s the best part of working with We Heart It, and what advice would you give to a future community coordinator? 

I love working at We Heart It and have been so happy to see that people are so nice and polite. I also love that everyone knows so much about technology.

If you want to be community coordinator you need to have an understanding of trends and social media tools. You also need to be a positive and easygoing person to really connect with your community.

Want to connect with Outi? Follow her on We Heart It and don’t forget to send her a postcard — she loves hearing from other Hearters!

Spotlight

Coachella 2015: The Best of the Desert on We Heart It

April 16, 2015

 

Coachella 2015

Coachella is always a special time of year on We Heart It — and as usual, your uploads did not disappoint. We love combing through the awesome imagery and sending each other festival-inspired We Heart It postcards. Thanks for sharing your inspiring imagery with us so we can all feel we were in attendance!

As you plan the rest of your festival season, take inspiration from some of the community’s fave 2015 uploads:

Now, onto some recognition — so many of you created truly stunning Coachella-inspired collections, but here are our top picks. Congrats to these We Heart It influencers — you’ll be receiving a personal postcard from Team We Heart It acknowledging your unique contributions to our community and commitment to inspiring others.

New Features

Welcome to We Heart It postcards

March 26, 2015

Spread the love with postcards! Finally, communicate with your friends and We Heart It followers through the imagery that inspires you every day. 

Try postcards today! Here are some ideas:

  • Tell someone you’re thinking of them with an image you found on We Heart It
  • Share your current mood with friends
  • Connect with the people whose collections you follow, and ask what inspired them
  • Share inspiration with your followers around the world on fashion, travel, beauty and more
  • Brighten someone’s day with a personal note and image, whether they’re on We Heart It or not

Ready to get started? We’ve created a gallery of postcard ideas to get your creative juices flowing, and below is a simple tutorial. As always, feel free to email us at hello@weheartit.com with any comments or questions.

To send a postcard: 

Choose any We Heart It image and tap the postcard icon  

Type your message

Postcards
 

Choose your postcard recipients. You can send to more than one follower or via text, e-mail or any other social network

Postcards
 

To read your postcards, tap the notifications icon  

Tap “postcards” to see your inbox 

Tap the message to reveal the image     

Enjoy your postcard!  

 FAQs

Can I send a postcard to someone who isn’t following me?
You can share postcards with friends outside of We Heart It, too. Simply tap the “Send to other friends” link to share your postcard to Tumblr, text, or any other social network.

How do I stop somebody from sending me postcards?
You can block anybody by tapping the menu button within the conversation you don’t want to see anymore.

Where can I submit feedback or ask additional questions?
Send us an email, we’d love to hear from you: hello@weheartit.com.

Download the latest update from the App Store or Play Store and start sending postcards today!

Announcements

We Heart It Introduces Postcards, a New Medium for Visual Communication

March 26, 2015

New Feature Gives “Hearters” the ability to Send Image-Based Messages

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 26, 2015 – We Heart It, the inspirational social network for connection and expression through images, announced today the launch of postcards, a visual communication platform. The new feature will allow We Heart It members to send short personalized notes that, when tapped, unveil an image from the site.

This new feature was created as an easy, authentic way for members to start a conversation with someone who shares the same interests. We Heart It users are known for inspiring each other across geographic and cultural boundaries; the introduction of postcards now lets members connect directly to one another. In addition, they can send postcards from We Heart It to others in their social circle via text or social sharing.

“We Heart It has a community that values inspiration and positivity, so we knew the timing was right to allow Hearters to get in touch with one another directly. Young women use We Heart It to find inspiration as they shape their vision of themselves and their future: their emotions, their fashion choices, where they want to travel, what they want to experience, and who they want to be,” said Dave Williams, CEO of We Heart It. “Our members have been very vocal about wanting more opportunities to interact with one another in a new way, and we listened.”

With well over 30 million registered members, We Heart It continues to expand around the globe with its young female member base. More than 80% of We Heart It users are under the age of 25 and access We Heart It via a mobile app. Messaging is the single most requested feature by members of the platform.

To send a postcard, select an image from the We Heart It app or site, tap on the postcard icon, and enter an accompanying message. Select one or more followers on We Heart It, or send the postcard via text or other social channels to people outside the network. Recipients will receive a push notification alerting them to the arrival of the postcard, and when the message is tapped, the underlying image will be unveiled, creating a moment that can delight or inspire.

About We Heart It
We Heart It is an inspirational social network for connection and expression through images. The service has a community of well over 30 million members who use We Heart It to discover, collect and share images on its highly rated mobile apps and website. The company has raised more than $8 million in funding and is located in San Francisco, CA.

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PR Contacts
Cindy Mesaros
press@weheartit.com

Announcements

We Heart It Hollywood Meetup: You Came, You Saw, You Hearted

March 3, 2015

We Heart It Meetup

Big weekend in California — the first-ever We Heart It Meetup took place in Hollywood and was a massive success and total blast! We’re still on a high here at our San Francisco headquarters.

For those unable to attend, here are some of the ah-maz-ing highlights:

If this sounds like an event you’d like to see in your city, let us know in the comments section below — we’re already planning future meetups and can’t wait to see you there.

PS — Special thanks to Sweet! Hollywood and the army of volunteers and sponsors who helped pull off this unbelievably fun event. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Announcements, New Features

Now on iOS: A Whole New Experience!

March 3, 2015

Introducing iOS Version 6.0!

What’s new?

  • All new Home screen shows all the people and collections you are following in a grid! Goodbye to the single-image view.
  • The Discover screen (All Images) now includes popular collections and people as well. See what – and who – is trending.
  • Scroll Down on your canvas to see your hearts!
  • Many bug fixes:
    • Canvas bio no longer scrunched.
    • Issues with repeating images.
    • Issues with the scroll being slow.

Fun, new things to try!

  • Follow some new people and collections you love to keep your Home screen fresh and fun.
  • Double-tap pictures you love in the Home and Discover screens to easily heart them.
  • Keep adding to your collections so your hearts will show up in your followers’ home screens.

What does it look like?

 

New Home Screen

New Home Screen

New Discover Screen

New Discover Screen

Popular Collections on Discover Screen

Popular Collections on Discover Screen

Popular People on Discover Screen

Popular People on Discover Screen

When can I download it?

Check the App Store to see if the update is available. If it isn’t yet, it will be shortly!

What do you think?

We’d love to hear what you think about the new version. Please send us your comments at hello@weheartit.com. Keep hearting!

Announcements

Coming soon: a whole new experience for Android!

February 23, 2015

Introducing Android Version 4.0

What’s new?

  • All new Home screen shows all the people and collections you are following in a grid! Goodbye to the single-image view.
  • The Discover screen (All Images) now includes popular collections and people as well. See what – and who – is trending.
  • We’ve squashed the bug where some people weren’t seeing any images at all.

Fun, new things to try!

  • Follow some new people and collections you love to keep your Home screen fresh and fun.
  • Double-tap pictures you love in the Home and Discover screens to easily heart and add images to a collection.
  • Keep adding to your collections so your hearts will show up in your followers’ home screens.

What does it look like?

 

New Home Screen

New Home Screen

New Discover Screen

New Discover Screen

Popular Collections on Discover Screen

Popular Collections on Discover Screen

Popular People on Discover Screen

Popular People on Discover Screen

Slide Out Menu Drawer

Updates to Slide Out Menu

When can I download it?

Check the Play Store to see if the update is available to you. If it isn’t yet, don’t worry – it will be in the next couple of days.

What do you think?

We’d love to hear what you think about the new version. Please send us your comments at hello@weheartit.com. Keep hearting!