Do you know that Instagram aesthetic is effective in establishing your brand? Do you want to learn how to use your Instagram aesthetic to create a brand identity?
Instagram is proving itself to be a force to be reckoned with in establishing brands. According to HootSuite, Instagram has over 800 million monthly active users, and not to mention the highest interaction rate of any social media platform at 2.2 percent per follower.
Here’s a real-life example from Jumper: McDonald’s posted a video of a sizzling hamburger on both Facebook and Instagram. In four hours the company’s 64 million Facebook followers …
Too often, marketers and marketing strategists speak of social media in too nebulous terms. The different platforms all draw different audiences and require a content strategy that targets our ideal avatar on that platform. This is true whether you are selling business consulting services, time management training services, or any other type of service, online or off.
Your ideal buyer displays different behaviors and interacts with content differently on all the various social platforms. This is why we want to spend some time today talking about just one specific platform: Instagram.
What are the special considerations you need to make …
by Mary Whitman
Visuals are the power force of your content marketing campaign. You know it, and you use them pretty often whenever you promote articles, products, and services.
The problem is: it can get quite pricey for you to create strong visuals for each piece of content. That would mean hiring a professional graphic designer or photographer, or purchasing photographs online.
This is where free stock photos come in handy. Yes; they can look cheesy when you opt for the most obvious and most common pick. When you choose carefully, however, free stock photos can pretty cool. You can modify them, so you’ll add …
We all know by now how important of a role social media has on your business strategy. If you’re not on social media, you’re making things significantly harder on your business than they need to be.
However, social media is constantly changing and it’s hard if you’re a social media marketing manager to understand how social media is changing the game. We’re going to break down the top eight social media marketing trends of 2018 that are completely changing how we look at social media.
1. Augmented Reality
Augmented reality is already being implemented in small ways, but it’s leaving a …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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. …
Are you using images to build your social media presence? Would you like to create highly shareable Facebook images?
It’s true Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest are the fastest growing social networks. But the number of active users on Facebook (1.9 Billion) still dwarfs the number of active users on any of these other networks. Facebook is the only network that has surpassed a billion users. So yes, it’s important to build your presence on other social media networks, but you can’t afford to ignore Facebook if you want to …
If you’re a busy staff member or volunteer for a nonprofit organization, running a Pinterest account might seem like just one more thing to do. But this fast-growing visual social network can be a powerful tool for spreading your message.
The visual content that Pinterest highlights is the wave of the future in social media. And it tells your story and creates emotional connections in a way that words alone cannot. Your Pins also have a longer life than your posts on other social networks — that’s a big deal when you have limited time or staffing …
Making compelling visual content to fill your social media accounts no longer requires hiring a photographer or graphic designer. Save your time and financial resources for something else. We’ve put together a list of 33 tools you can use to create unique visual content for free today. Check out this slideshare for content ideas and resources.
Now you can see visual content can be so much more than photos. Use these tools to get started making mockups of your upcoming apps, memes and gifs, and even videos. Let us know what new visuals you’re able to create.
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