Friday, February 24, 2017

What is Pixhug?

You’ve probably been wondering: what exactly is Pixhug, who created it and why? Here it is:
   “Pixhug is a social change platform that connects social media with social responsibility. It gives photos and ‘likes’ meaning by turning 'likes' into corporate donations for good causes.”
Imagine a photo-sharing platform like Instagram, but for every photo you post, you can choose a charitable campaign to donate all your likes to. Every like is worth 10 cents, and the money is donated by corporate sponsors (companies).  It’s fully integrated with Facebook, so all posts are shared to Facebook automatically (don’t worry, you can choose your privacy settings) and all likes are counted and converted to dollars in your Pixhug account. You always have an overview of how many likes you have in total, and how many $$$ you’ve raised. It’s simple, motivating, satisfying, and I absolutely love it.
Pixhug gives everybody the tool and the power to create positive change by simply sharing and/or liking photos. It eliminates the need for a credit card and personal donations, and lets us help in a different way. Since no money is required and we all take photos and use social media anyway, there is no excuse not to do your part for the betterment of the world.

Pixhug iOS App looks very attractive, simple to use and familiar

Why do companies donate money for your likes?
The sponsor and charity are always promoted with photos. Sponsors get awareness and publicity for their donations (in a way that’s much more authentic than classic ads, as well as less annoying), and charities get awareness for their cause and raise much needed funds. Everybody wins.

The slogan makes even more sense now, doesn’t it?
If you're an iOS user, go to the AppStore and download the Pixhug Media App (App name: Pixhug) here: 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

United in Hope

It's 2017, and I am as confused as ever. As a child, the future was synonymous with growth and prosperity. I was told that the future was the catalyst for Change. Change in technology, business, and overall humanity. 

Over the last couple of years, I witnessed change with my own eyes. I served as a witness to the greatest leap in social change since the civil rights movement. Being part of a universal acceptance of global warming. I had grown to feel confident that we as global citizens were on the road to overall good. I do say with disclaimer, that this blog is not meant to be political, or lean to any particular political party. 

That being said, I find it impossible to ignore that the road we are now on is taking us backwards. I feel that we have lost that thirst to push forward and better the world around us for future generations. I will not lose hope though. The reason for my continued optimism in a time that seems very bleak is that this new reality has inspired a global unity I have not seen in my lifetime. We have found our voice, and there are organizations out there that have a megaphone so your voice can be heard.

Pixhug Media Inc. is one of those organizations. Their positivity and continued aspirations for change and to create good for our world has served as an inspiration for me to keep going. Incredible how a simple social app can affect my mindset through everyday life. The charities Pixhug showcases need our thirst to make the world better… The sponsors that support the charities need us to go out and not only raise awareness, but inspire as many people as possible to follow on the same path. Pixhug came exactly when we needed it. They have given us the tools and platform to continue to inspire change…and we cannot fail them! 

So go ahead and download the Pixhug app on the App Store and get your megaphone! I promise you it’s going to spread farther and be heard louder than ever.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Pixhug Changed My Life

I remember the day I graduated college. I was staring at my newly minted diploma playing with my tassel vaguely listening to our commencement speaker. At one point, as I was daydreaming about the after party that was guaranteed later that night, I heard this unidentified scholar talk about the power our generation has been given. “The voice of the future” was his exact phrase. I only remembered it because the man repeated it over 20 times throughout his speech. The voice of the future…what the hell is that even supposed to mean? I graduated almost 6 years ago and I felt my voice  drowned out and ignored like many of my “lost generations” peers. I remember leaving the the convention hall that day ready to make a serious difference in the world. For me it was never about money, or fame for that matter…it was about legacy. I wanted to leave something behind that would outlive me. Make a positive influence in the world that would alter our current discourse of hate and division. It is safe to say I am an idealist, but I simply wanted to do something that mattered. I found it nearly impossible to make such a noise; to make such a change; that would thread the needle in a positive direction. That was, of course until I discovered a movement that gave me a platform to really make a change…Pixhug. 

Pixhug is the real deal. I would have never thought that an app, a social media app at that, would empower the masses to actually make a difference without needing to donate money or time. 
I have been so incredibly surprised by the power this app possesses. It has genuinely taken the "selfish" out of the "selfies" and social media. This isn't just an app, its a movement. A revolution that give you the power to make an immediate and everlasting change in the world. To make the likes that we have been programmed to click on ever since Facebook was created to actually mean something! 
Thank you, Pixhug Media! 

Raising money by liking photos! How is that even possible! I haven't had the pleasure to meet the founders of this company, but I genuinely want to say thank you...Thank you for empowering us and giving us a tool to make a difference. I am officially a fan and I will continue to write about this because the word needs to spread that Pixhug is a movement brewing and we all need to do our part for our better future. 

Go now to and download the app on the apple store and start making a difference immediately!