Have you ever had an idea that sounds great on paper, but turns out to be a nightmare in practice?
30 click-to-tweet gifs to make my next post more shareable. It couldn’t be that hard. There are obscure twitter bots set to spew out randomly generated images for crying out loud – you just record something, stick it on a loop, put text over it, and boom, a quick and brilliant marketing resource generated for the post. Job done.
That wasn’t what happened.
I struggled with the first gif for hours, looking up endless guides and how-tos to …
With billions of shares passing through the social platforms each day, it is getting harder to stand out on social media. Back in the day when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn were just getting started you could succeed by just publishing great content.
Now there is so much noise that you have to have something extra just to get someone’s attention.
That’s why I think it’s so important that creators focus on making their social media visuals world class. It’s that extra little thing that can make your share stand out like a beacon.
You’ve already created amazing content, don’t let it …
We’ve had a flood of requests come in for a Viraltag Mobile app, and we’re psyched to tell you it’s finally here! With Viraltag’s new iOS app, you can schedule to social media directly from your phone. It supports posting to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Tumblr.
This makes it easy for you to stay on top of your social media game – whether you’re traveling, stuck in traffic or don’t have access to your laptop, you can use our app to maintain a constant online presence.
Click here to download the app from Appstore. Users who already …
Even if you’re not a graphic designer, you can quickly and easily create attractive marketing-driven infographics for your website and social media feeds.
You’ve seen the beautiful, informative explainer graphics that have popped up all over the Web in the last few years. These “infographics” visually explain topics that may be too cumbersome or complicated to spell out in long-form text. They illustrate topics using charts, graphs, images and short bits of text to clearly communicate a message or explain a subject.
According to inbound marketing company Hubspot, Studies have shown that human brains process visual information faster …
What does it take to succeed on social media? Some Viraltag users with serious social mojo are taking us behind-the-scenes of their daily routines. Today we meet Kellie Hemmerly, a food blogger based in the Philadelphia suburbs.
It’s one of the biggest skills any food blogger needs to master: creating unforgettable photos.
You know the kind we mean. Photos that leap out of followers’ social media feeds and entice them to click on your links. Photos that inspire readers to try your recipes and to keep coming back for more.
Kellie Hemmerly, creator of the …
What does it take to succeed on social media? Some Viraltag users with serious social mojo are taking us behind-the-scenes of their daily routines. Today we meet Maxwell Christen, a freelance social media consultant based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Maxwell Christen helps clients ranging from a jewelry company to a car dealership to advocacy groups tell their stories.
But as different as his clients are, he tells Viraltag there are definitely some constants when it comes to creating social media success.
“The visual part of it is the biggest part for me,” Maxwell said. From his analytics, he reported that posts with photos …
by Mitt Ray
Are visuals a part of your social media strategy? Would you like some tips to create better social media images?
After realizing that visuals drive the highest engagement on social media, more and more marketers and businesses are focusing on creating quality visual content. According to Social Media Examiner’s, 2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report, 71% of marketers use visual assets in their social media marketing. The report also found that 73% of marketers plan to use more images in 2015.
Do you know what this means?
There is a massive amount of competition (for images) on social media. The …
Did buying the kids’ school supplies and liking everyone’s back-to-school pictures on Facebook get you in the mood to learn something new yourself?
Picking up new knowledge and skills doesn’t take a trip to campus anymore, thanks to websites like Lynda, Coursera, and Skillshare.
You can also find ways to learn that don’t even require you to leave your social media feeds. Follow the five social media accounts in this story and you’ll discover some new ways to enrich your mind even when you have only a few minutes between meetings or while waiting in line.
And you’ll also gaining some ideas …
Earlier this month Viraltag teamed up with SuperTasker, a platform for outsourcing and managing digital tasks, for a webinar on growth. We shared time saving strategies to help small businesses grow their brands by making the best use of content. With the right strategies, creating and reusing content can be the most efficient way to quickly meet your marketing and growth goals.
If you missed the webinar, you can watch a recap below.
We also shared the deck from the webinar in a slideshare.
We mentioned a lot of tools and tricks during the webinar that you can use to create, curate, and …
Are you relationship material? Or do you, ahem, only talk about yourself?
A study by Edelman found that 87 percent of people want meaningful interactions with brands, but only 17 percent believe that brands deliver them.
About two-thirds of the survey respondents said their relationships with brands are one-sided. In other words, they feel that they’re the ones giving to the relationship and that brands only take.
Yikes. That’s a lot of relationship issues. So what does all this mean for your business?
Edelman says consumers want brands that are more participatory and engaging. Your customers long to be part of things. One …
by Gina Hall
At more than a century old, filmmaking is an ancient art compared to social media. In the last one hundred years, filmmakers have developed and honed storytelling techniques that have become de rigeur in the industry.
Social media managers trying to tell a story about their brands can learn a lot by paying attention to these masters. The medium is different but the art can be the same.
Here are three techniques all social media managers should study.
Filmmakers plan ahead and know in advance what shots they need. Storyboards are hand-drawn (and often now, computer-generated) animations that serve as a visual outline. …