How to Tell Stories With Facebook and Instagram Carousel Ads

social media how toWant to make sure your ads stand out on Facebook and Instagram?

Have you tried Carousel Ads?

While many businesses use Carousel Ads solely to promote products, the ads also provide an excellent opportunity to showcase your brand’s unique narrative.

In this article, I’ll share how to use storytelling in carousel ads to promote your products and stand out from your competitors.

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Discover how to tell stories with Facebook and Instagram Carousel ads.



Visual Content Marketing: A Resource Guide for Marketers

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Do you want to discover how to better market yourself and your business with visual content?

Are you looking for a resource guide for your visual content marketing efforts?

This article will help you find tools to create the perfect image, drive traffic and engagement with your images and use visual content to improve your marketing.

Keep reading to discover how to master visual content marketing.

Get Started With Creating Images

How to Get Started With Visual Content Marketing: Do you want to use visual content in your social media marketing? This article shares tools and tips for adding visual content to your marketing mix.

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Discover visual content marketing resources.



7 Visual Ideas That Will Increase Your Social Engagement

social media how toDo you create visual content for social media?

Want to know which types of images get more interaction?

The most engaging posts on social media are the ones that include images. Certain types of images receive more shares than others.

In this article I’ll share the seven types of images that get the most engagement.

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Discover 7 visuals to increase social engagement.



Visual Content: How to Create Shareable Images People Love

Do you use images in your social media marketing?

Are you interested in finding ways to create more shareable visual content quickly and easily?

To learn how to create shareable images that enhance your social media marketing, I interview Kim Garst.

More About This Show

The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

In this episode I interview Kim Garst, CEO of Boom Social, a social media marketing consultancy. Kim’s also an expert in using visuals for social media marketing. She’s the author of a new book, Will the Real You Please Stand Up: Show Up, Be Authentic, and Prosper in Social Media.

Kim explores visual content and how it can enhance your social media marketing.

You’ll discover the importance of using visual content in your social media marketing; the different types of visual content you can create for your brand or business; and the best tools, apps and resources for creating visual content at your desktop or on the go.

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Listen as Kim Garst shares how to create shareable images people love.

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How to Make Your Company Stand Out on Instagram

social media how toDo you want to attract more followers on Instagram?

Are you using Instagram to its full potential?

Instagram engagement is 58 times higher per follower than Facebook. Don’t underestimate its marketing potential.

In this article I’ll show you how to make your brand stand out on Instagram to gain more followers and bring better exposure to your business.

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Instagram is an important part of your social media marketing efforts. Image: Shutterstock.



5 Ways to Connect With Your Fans Using Visual Content

social media how toDo you give your customers the best information in the simplest way possible?

Are you connecting with your fans through visual content?

Pictures and video can inspire and amaze your audience in a way text just can’t.

In this article you’ll find five ways you can use images and video to connect with and add value for your audience.

Your Audience Craves Visual Content

Our brains love images. Did you know we process visuals 60,000 times faster than text? That’s an important fact to keep in mind as you develop your social media marketing tactics.

If you have an important message you need to convey or just want to stand out from the crowd, visual content (whether it’s a picture or a video) is the way to go.

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Stand out from the crowd by sharing images that convey your story.



4 Ways to Network with Instagram Direct

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Do you know how to connect with others on Instagram?

Are you using Instagram as a networking tool?

Instagram Direct can reinforce your relationship with current followers, while giving you opportunities to meet new fans and influencers.

In this article, you’ll find out how Instagram Direct can help you build a larger network.

What is Instagram Direct?

Similar to Snapchat, Instagram Direct allows users to send pictures and video to others privately–like a direct message on Twitter or a private message on Facebook.

Only you and the person or group you send the message to can see the content.

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Instagram’s new Direct feature lets you share pictures and video privately.



How to Create an Infographic That Boosts Social Shares and Leads

social media how toAre you considering infographics for your marketing?

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.

Why Infographics?

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.

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5 Ways to Use Pictures to Tell Visual Stories With Social Media

social media how toAre you sharing your stories with your fans?

Do you use pictures in your social marketing?

People want pictures in their social channels.

When done right, these pictures become visual stories.

In this article, I’ll show you how five brands are using pictures to share their stories and why that’s important.

Great Marketers Are Great Storytellers

As a marketer, you know the importance of stories, but do you know how to tell a story with few or no words at all?

“We’ve now entered a phase in which visual communication is supplanting the written word,” says Bob Lisbonne, CEO of Luminate and former SVP of Netscape.” Some are now calling it the dawn of the Imagesphere.”

Our brains process pictures 60,000 times faster than text. When your brand shares a picture, your fans decide in a split second whether they want to see more.

People upload about 250 million photographs to Facebook every day, and Twitter has become more visual, showing photos and videos right in your feed.

The growth of other image-rich sites like Pinterest has been stratospheric, and apps such as Instagram, Vine and even Snapchat aren’t just for teenagers–savvy marketers are using them too.

These channels help you tell stories that create engagement, build communities and ultimately help nurture brand loyalty and long-term relationships with customers.

Below I’ll show you how five brands are using visual stories to engage their audiences.

#1: Give Life to Your Products

Stories don’t have to be history and they don’t have to be long. In fact, quick-moving social platforms encourage using fewer words. Twitter has always limited you to 140 characters, but now you can add a picture or video to your update to reinforce your message.

Whole Foods Market used this picture on Twitter to emphasize how their products fit into customers’ lifestyles:

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Whole Foods Market connects with followers by sharing pictures of their products.



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