Do your images stand out?
Creating and curating clever visual content can engage your audience on a personal level.
The more consumers relate to you and your company, the more likely they will invest in your social media presence and your brand.
In this article you’ll discover seven ways to connect with your audience using social media images.
Do they inspire your readers to take action?
When used strategically images, slide decks and infographics can drive traffic to your business. They also offer the opportunity to provide further value through your content.
In this article I’ll share three creative examples from businesses that used visual content to drive traffic and get results.
Do you know how to get started?
Creating infographics is getting easier. When you illustrate a concept with images, you’re likely to find a bump in social media visibility.
In this article you’ll discover how to create and promote infographics to put your content front and center.
Infographic marketing offers vast potential for growing your audience, generating engagement, earning links, enhancing brand recognition and improving Google rankings.
When was the last time you changed the way you share news and updates?
When you present your content in new, engaging and interactive ways, it stands out in a constant stream of competing information.
In this article you’ll discover five free tools to help you avoid the same tired ways of sharing content.
#1: Make Your Images Interactive
ThingLink‘s fun, dynamic, visual format draws attention to your updates.
You can add text or multimedia overlays to any of your photos or images, but what makes this tool more interesting than others is that the results are interactive.
Viewers hover over icons to watch a video, listen to an audio file, link externally, complete a poll and more.
Home Depot uses ThingLink images to share room and home décor DIY suggestions and tutorials. For example, they overlaid this photo of a DIY Sawhorse Table with the prices of all the pieces you’d need to make it and links to a blog detailing the process. The links become visible when you hover over the image.
Can you effectively communicate visually?
Infographics are powerful ways to get attention.
In this article, you’ll discover how to craft infographics that are widely shared.
Modern humans have been around for about 200,000 years and for almost all of that time (97%, to be precise), we’ve survived by reading just the visual imagery around us.
We didn’t start using alphabets until about 5500 years ago.
The fact is, our evolving brains continue to interpret images faster than text. What that means for brands is visual storytelling is essential to delivering highly effective messages.
Because of that, infographics, a hybrid of images and text, have become a great fit for social media marketing. They combine charts, diagrams, pictures and stylized text into a visually pleasing package.
Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.
What’s New This Week?
Facebook Introduces Embedded Posts: Facebook’s Embedded Posts “make it possible for people to bring the most compelling, timely public posts from Facebook to the rest of the web.”
It isn’t always easy to generate the buzz you’re looking for.
Knowing what to publish, when and where can greatly increase the visibility and reach of your content.
In this article, you will find 26 topics, an A-Z guide, with key points that will help you create a social media content strategy that resonates with your audience.
#1: Align Content Development With Social Media Metrics and Goals
Understand the goals of your company’s social media content delivery to help you develop a more attainable strategy.
Jayson DeMers suggests, “First you need to know what to measure. The end goals dictate the measurement metric.”
He offers metrics for four social media goals:
- If you’re looking to generate traffic, your metric should be: unique visitors from social websites where you’ve run your social media campaigns.
- If you’re looking to create a following, your metric should be: subscribers, followers on your social channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
- If you’re looking to generate interaction, your metric should be: quantity and type of commentary (Facebook comments, Twitter replies/mentions).
- If you’re looking to generate revenue (which is the ultimate purpose), your metric should be: the precise dollar value of every lead a social post generates.
Do you have a visual component as part of your social media marketing strategy?
Do you need some help in getting started or maintaining momentum in sharing more visual content and in creating a visual conversation with your audience?
In this post, you’ll find 26 tips, an A-Z guide, for getting started with a visual strategy.
#1: Add Text to Your Photos
Do you want to get more mileage out of the photos you share on your social sites? You can, when you add text to your images.
Adding text to a photo can help you get your message across faster. And these messages are more likely to be shared by others on social media.
Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.
To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.
What’s New This Week?
SlideShare Introduces Send Tracker for Email Tracking: “With SlideShare’s new Send Tracker, a new content analytics tool for SlideShare Pro, you can now send content to a potential customer, see when they opened it, how they engaged with it and gain better insights on which parts resonated most.”