Social Media – its important!

Having a social media presence is a must for any business these days – small, large, tiny or massive and all points in between. For the small business it can be a real inconvenience and that is where we step in, we can help. You can do it yourself but that can be time consuming and a real pain – having to gather materials, think in a slightly different way to normal business mode and then get everything set up.

Are you looking for ways to improve your social media marketing strategy? Do you want to make better use of social media in order to grow your business?

Source: 7 Social Media Power Techniques to Build Your Brand & Business [Infographic] – Red Website Design Blog

Do you want to create a more targeted social media marketing strategy? Want to better understand usage of each social network?

Source: 50 Essential Stats to Guide Your Social Media Marketing Strategy in 2017 [Infographic] – Red Website Design Blog

Go beyond cold email outreach to news publications, and start using influencers marketing, blogging and social media for PR. Here’s how.

Source: 7 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for PR | Sprout Social

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The emotional response

A few thoughts for you …

When you are getting your message out there – marketing your products or services, adding a thread to your branding – much of what you are attempting is to elicit and emotional response. You are hoping that emotion will make the experience memorable and keep you and your product, service or brand well within reach of the viewers mind’s eye.

As is obvious, there are a number of emotions that it would be possible to generate via your content, many but not all have a use in the marketing process. The sorts of response you are probably looking for include – a smile, gentle or broad, a nod, possibly with a grunt of agreement, a tilt of the head, a questioning look, a laugh, faint or deep, chuckle, titter or belly, a nod, an ‘mmm’ of agreement, and there are more. Each indicates an emotional response. It is your hope that memory accompanies these responses.

The above is an urban image with retro inline typography. It will resonate with particular people – the night time setting, the colouration, each add for one or more slices of the public to react positively.

Here we have a phone, a flower, a tidy handwritten font. This is a clean image possibly resonating with both men and women, a hint of informality from the font adds a personal touch, the rose and the smartphone indicate particular means. Who will agree with this image?

Here the urban along with a muted palette says what to whom?

A watercolour flower along with a plain message again written in a handwritten font, something comfortable, homely, but still with its own brightness which sits well with its directness. Will this sit well upon a tidy family dinner table or in a quiet living room?

Does this have to be described? Is this not clear, distinct in its own direct statement to the world of business, its palette and scene directly indicating the city?

Muted, a hint of negative space, reduced palette, thoroughly modern font. Who will this speak to and in what way?

Pointing towards the retro with a typography nodding in a similar direction, there are those of us who can feel that design scheme well, the reminiscent, the returning, the familiar.

In each case every element works with the other to elicit a particular response and is more accessible to particular groups of people – age ranges, gender, background, earning levels, interests, and so on. Typography, colour palette, image style, text, each has a part to play. If you then combine that with the channel and time it appears you have something of a complete picture and a potential plan – perhaps even ‘a cunning plan’. This is what we do and can do for you! We plan, we design, we write, we post, we print … We can do it for you!

I will write a series of short, pithy, useful pieces of text that can be used for graphics, social media and other online and offline marketing. Similar to slogans they will add to your branding and marketing – giving you more buzz, zest and interest from buyers. They will add a creative and imagina

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Design extras

We have talked a lot recently about giving your brand and your marketing a revamp through new design and perhaps a new series of taglines or endlines if you will. Having the right idea about how you want things to look is a major step, having the resources, the tools or the agency to deal with such is as big. We can help with your design revamp but we also offer up all sorts of resources to aid you in what you are doing. You can find a whole raft of ideas both on these pages and in the f4mmedia slideshare channel – check out the Elements series. In the meantime take a look at these …The Little Font Bundle Volume II is here! Little on price, these 10 premium commercial licensed fonts are full of extras and big on character. Save $123!

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Watercolor Pack. Textures and Logos by Switzershop available for $12.00 at DesignBundles.net

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grunge and distress with a hint of colour, bonus patterns, psd’s, eps’s – something to add to your designs, backgrounds, texturesa bumper packexcitement, imagination – all fed

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Watercolour resources.

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A design bundle packed with goodies

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yes! pandora has opened her box and allowed out not quite the chaoos you might expect but some varying patterns for your use, she is mellowing in her old age, take advantage and see what she has to of

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Design, Re-Fashioning of your Brand

We have talked somewhat about giving your brand a bit of a makeover given the change in seasons. Admittedly it is not just about the move on through spring and towards summer and has as much to do with changing trends in design and branding. Here are some new ideas for you …

Ghost buttons are amazing UI elements that have been increasing in popularity over the years. Get inspired by these examples!

Source: Ghost Buttons: 20 Awesome Examples of an Emerging Web Design Trend

It is always a useful thing for any brand – to have new life and a new look breathed in every once in a while.

Are you in the process of creating a new website for your business? Want to know the modern trends you and your designer should consider?

Source: 6 Modern Trends to Consider When Creating a New Website [Infographic] – Red Website Design Blog

We can help with all of this, why not give us a shout and see how we can help?

We will create for you, from stock royalty free photos, 10 marketing illustrations, adding your logo, if you wish, and adding a tagline. All of this designed to promote your business, your event, creation, performance, product or service. We will use photos within our own stock at the time of order

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… and here are some resources to help along the way –

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Premium free design available each week exclusively from Design Bundles Grab your free designs for a limited time only.

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The Clipick Design Bundle is here! Save 92% off the RRP with this fantastic bundle of fonts and designs. Perfect for planners, crafters and designers

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Small Business – Content Marketing

The following is a guest post by Colin Cieloha and an Infographic from Skilled.co. Colin Cieloha is an American author and content marketer at Skilled.co. He writes about everything that will draw hi

Source: Why Small Businesses Should Use Content Marketing

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Social Media Marketing – duh!

We are all on it, we all need it – no matter how big or small, how young or old. We have to get it right to keep our presence. We can help you but here are a few ideas to help the thought processes.

First of all – decide the channels to use. As I have said elsewhere you don’t find too many retirees using Instagram at midnight. Also you don’t find too many millenials or younger running through facebook groups and pages at ten of a morning or earlier.

Secondly, what catches the eye of someone in their 20s is slightly different to that of someone in their 60s. Your content needs to be right, its look, its wording, its setting and scene arrangement.

While social has a proven track record, some brands still aren’t convinced. If that’ you, here are 38 benefits of social media marketing you need to know.

Source: 38 Benefits of Social Media Marketing for Business | Sprout Social

Social media managers have a lot on their plate. But with these 11 social media marketing productivity tips, you can get it all done efficiently.

Source: 11 Tips To Boost Your Social Media Marketing Productivity

Tips to fine-tune Facebook ads for small businesses. Answer these questions to reach and connect with your target audience on Facebook.

Source: Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses [Infographic]

I have lived and worked on 2 continents, working in a variety of industries, from multi-nationals to small, local businesses. I have a world of experience and the creativity and imagination to back up the hard work and perseverance.I have 2 blogs writing on maketing, design and more.

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Visual Content – Design and its Power

I think we all know by now that using just words is not enought these days. You have to add graphics, illustration, perhaps video to add greater impact and interest to your message. These visual elements can add a reinforcing note or a contrasting note, it all depends on the way you are doing things. We can help with all of this if you need it – don’t worry we are cheap, ask anyone we know, especially the girlfriends, wives etc.

Style is important – colour, typography, photos or graphics – think about the message, the target audience, the product or service – what will work best, have the greatest impact, what will say more! For some ideas take a look at f4mmedia on slideshare, our Elements ebooks have a pile of design ideas

Are you still ignoring the calls to add visual content to your marketing strategy? Need some convincing about the power visuals hold over your target customers?

Source: Don’t Get Left Behind: Stats to Show the Rising Power of Visual Content [Infographic] – Red Website Design Blog

If you are a designer trying to figure out how to get the information noticed in an infographic, you should check out these animated infographics!

Source: 20 Awesome Animated Infographics with Interactive Designs

 

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Pandora has done it again – opening up that box and letting all sorts fly free, well nearly free, here is a range of abstract illustrations useful for backgrounds and a whole lot more. Take a look and

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We will create for you, from stock royalty free photos, 10 marketing illustrations, adding your logo, if you wish, and adding a tagline. All of this designed to promote your business, your event, creation, performance, product or service. We will use photos within our own stock at the time of order

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