The last few years saw the growing recognition of the power of visual content in marketing. We know that sharing visuals earns more engagement, clickthroughs, and ultimately traffic and sales.
But the question remains for marketers and entrepreneurs – how do you demonstrate the ROI of social media.
This is the year when we move beyond vanity metrics and start to see a clearer connection between commerce and social.
We are seeing that link emerge through the growth of visual commerce.
What is visual commerce?
We define visual commerce as the process of using visuals to drive sales, shopping traffic, and …
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 …
Havi Goffan is the founder of Target Latino, an Hispanic Inbound Marketing agency. She has also been an advocate for Pinterest for marketing since the platform launched.
We were thrilled to be able to speak to Havi in the most recent episode of our podcast The Visual Web. Listen below.
In the conversation Havi shared how businesses should think about Pinterest when trying to reach a target audience, including specific examples for businesses reaching Hispanic Americans.
“For me pinterest was always a visual search engine and a true social commerce engine,” she said. This has created …
If there’s one constant in social media, it’s change. So as this year comes to a close, we’re taking a look at some of the social media trends we think will affect what we all Pin, Tweet, post, and hashtag in 2016.
1. Twitter in transition
This year was hardly smooth sailing for Twitter. In October, co-founder Jack Dorsey returned as CEO to a company that was in a “new state of disarray” (in the words of The New York Times) and dealing with membership numbers that seemed all but stuck. Changes have started happening, and in …
Viraltag today announced it has integrated its marketing platform with Pinterest’s Developers Platform. Viraltag’s marketing platform enables businesses to more easily find content to share and schedule to Pinterest, the visual bookmarking tool, along with Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
“We have been big believers in the power of Pinterest as a marketing channel for businesses since the beginning. We built Viraltag to help businesses connect with more users on that platform,” said Sudheer Someshwara, CEO and Founder of Viraltag. “We’re excited to be able to offer our users more ways to build their brands on Pinterest.”
With Viraltag, Pinners …
What is a school to do with students who spend all day on social media? Join them, of course.
That is part of a strategy that has proved successful for Brendan Schneider, the Head of Advancement of Sewickly Academy, a private school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Brendan and his team are using Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram to engage both current, former, and prospective students, as well as their parents. This strategy has helped them increase interest in their school and maintain alumni loyalty.
In this episode of The Visual Web Brendan shared with us how he got started using social media marketing, …
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 …
Visual marketing starts with understanding your visual style. What is your signature visual style?
In this episode of The Visual Web creative director and Instagram pro Crystal Schreiner tells us how brands can begin to find their visual voice.
“It takes some deep work to find the meaning behind your brand,” she told us. “Brands aren’t built on logos or products they’re built on emotions and human connections. Understanding which pictures trigger emotions in people’s minds will create the most value for your business.”
Listen to the full interview here.
Crystal got her start on Instagram at New York Fashion Week. Today with over 33,000 …
by Mitt Ray
Would you like to boost your Pinterest presence? Would you like to get more repins on Pinterest?
If you want to focus on only one thing on Pinterest, it should be repins. Repins will get your pins more exposure. This exposure will lead to an increase in brand reach, your number of followers and overall sales.
Getting repins takes work. Today I have 8 things you can do right now to get more repins on Pinterest.
1. Contribute to group boards.
The easiest way to get more repins is by joining group boards and actively pining to them. By making use of …
Pinterest is fast becoming one of the best marketing channels for anyone trying to sell something. That includes real estate.
Pinterest users are more likely to be in a shopping mindset when they are on the platform and tend to have a higher income on average than the typical online consumer.
This has created a big opportunity for realtors looking to acquire new customers and build their brand in a region. Viraltag invited Pinterest consultant Anna Vanlandingham to share her strategies to use the social bookmarking site to achieve real results for real estate businesses.
Watch a full recording of the webinar here.
In the …
For those of us trying to build a brand on Pinterest, the idea of accumulating a lot of followers can seem like a fantasy many days. But Paula Coop McCrory is here to tell you it’s possible. She did it. A former teacher and artist who began spending time on Pinterest initially as a diversion from her new life of motherhood, Paula now counts more than 4.4 million followers on Pinterest.
Building up a significant following is possible, she told Viraltag in episode three of The Visual Web podcast. The key, she said, is being true to yourself or your brand and giving …