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Design Trends, 2017

Here are a few ideas to help you along the way with that all important element of your marketing and branding. How you design what accompanies what you say is so important – the images, the typography, the colour …

Every designer loves breaking the rules every now and then. This month’s web design trends highlight some of the rebellious spirit in ways that look amazing. The key to all these rule-breaking designs is that the rest of the interface is simple and actually follows the rules. From text that doesn’t stay in its “container” to oversized design elements to odd ball geometric shapes, let’s walk on the wild side… Here’s what’s trending in design this month: 1. Text Without Boundaries There was a time that every element in a website design had its own place. That’s not always the case anymore. More designs are allowing elements to cross planes and move into the space of other elements. It sounds like one of those ideas that could go horribly wrong (and it could), but these websites show that there’s something beautiful about text that lives in two spaces at the same time. The trend is exemplified by text elements that cross into multiple containers, such as text that layers over the

Source: 3 Essential Design Trends, October 2017 | Webdesigner Depot

Check out our review of the hottest typography trends for 2017, and become a professional graphic designer.

Source: 10 Typography Trends to Stick to in 2017

Is product design only about how humans interacts with it?

Source: Color, psychology and design – UX Planet

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Social Media Marketing in 2017

Pretty well every business, no matter how small, needs to have a social media presence. This is partially for basic promotion of the business – general marketing and branding. It also includes the chance to manage your customer relations, giving you the chance to engage with all of those people out there, current customers and those you are hoping to capture, and from that build more of a brand, more of a presence. As always it needs to be done right, preferably with the right imagery, still and video, to go with it all. You also need to choose the right channels and the right schedule for posting and engaging with others.

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Here are a few more ideas for you…

We have compiled a comprehensive list for 2017 and beyond of the top 101 social media benefits for businesses and more. Click here to learn more!

Source: 101 Benefits of Social Media Marketing in 2017 | Social Vantage

These are the essential ingredients of a digital marketing strategy, and they will help you plan manage and optimise your digital media marketing.

Source: 10 reasons you need a digital marketing strategy in 2017

Learn how brands like Adobe and the San Diego Zoo are creating beautiful, bold and engaging content on Instagram.

Source: 5 Elements of a Successful Instagram Marketing Strategy

Lisa Marcyes, Senior Social Media Marketing Manager at Marketo, gives 3 ways to help you choose the best social network for your brand including 50 stats.

Source: 50 Stats to Help You Choose The Right Social Networks for Your Brand

Seasons change – new marketing opportunities

Autumn grows, leaves fall …
… another season

…colours change
– the backdrop for your brand changes

The change in seasons gives you an opportunity. Yes, I know it can be one of those tiresome things needing more effort but then it is also an easy way to have content and design ideas ready and waiting to plug in to a new campaign.

We will see a change in the natural environment – trees having leaves change colour, giving a new palette around us outside, then shedding leaves etc. We see a return to school for the kids, sports moving on, a change in the clothes we wear, skies, lengths of days and nights, temperatures lower. Each of these may be a point of interest.

With the change season so the natural palette changes. Should yours? Should it give you an opportunity or an excuse to make some design changes? alter the palette of what you are offering up?

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F4mmedia – news, resources, links and so much more

Marketing your business, product, project or services is now a somewhat more complex and involved activity than it was some years ago. The options have grown – it is no longer just a case of print work, newspapers (local or national), the odd magazine ad, perhaps local radio – yes, I am that old!

We now have before us – websites, social media all utilising design – stock photos, vector based imagery, video, audio – including music, as well as the basics of the written, be it just a plain and simple appeal and information or on to a whole story.

We can help with all of that and both here and via the newsletter – see below – we are looking to provide you with resources, links to information and offers of doing the work itself.

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This infographic looks at what’s trending in visual content marketing for 2017, according to a survey of 300 online marketers.

Source: The Hottest Visual Content Marketing Trends in 2017 [Infographic] | Social Media Today

Which of these design elements are you using to enhance your web experience and conversion? If you’re launching a new site or refreshing an existing site i. Marketing topic(s):Website design. Advice by Expert commentator.

Source: The Top 10 essentials of a contemporary web design – Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice

2018 is just around the corner. Are you ready for it?

Source: 4 Social Media Trends You Need to Know About for Next Year

Which tools and sites do you use to keep up with digital marketing? The idea for our new guide for marketing agencies ‘keeping up with digital’ came from a. Marketing topic(s):Marketing innovation. Advice by Expert commentator.

Source: Keeping up with Digital Marketing in 2017 | Smart Insights

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Get your content on

Content is all important for your marketing efforts. Saying something directly is one thing and works for some occasions, giving the whole message a little decoration and telling a stroy, at least in part, is more usual these days. You need to say it right for the audience you are trying to reach and it is all a lot better if you add something interesting graphically and even better with video.

Here are a couple of simple promos I did for projects within the entertainment world.

You can make simple promos or adverts, there is also the option of making video banners or using video backgrounds for your site. As marketing tools videos have the same range as graphics or illustrations:

  • they can be simply or basically informative
  • they can be illustrative of a product or service
  • perhaps they can show some new offer
  • they can go beyond all of such and be part of your brand storytelling

Whichever form or use they need to be a good example of what you are about. They need to have your style, or the style of those you are looking to address or attract. They need resonance.

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Online Marketing – a few ideas and resources

It’s a growing thing – still! Even small businesses need to get their message out online. We can help – marketing@f4mmedia.com. Beyond that, though, here are a few ideas and resources to help you along.

Source: Localvox – Best Internet Marketing Software

This infographic tells you everything you need to know about social media in 2017.

Source: This one colorful infographic tells you everything you need to know about social media

Lisa Marcyes, Senior Social Media Marketing Manager at Marketo, gives 3 ways to help you choose the best social network for your brand including 50 stats.

Source: 50 Stats to Help You Choose The Right Social Networks for Your Brand

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Showcase, Website Designs, SEO, ideas to help you along

Getting your message out there can be quite  task. You need to have the right content on the right channels at the right time. The styles you employ need to fit with what you are saying. Below are a few bits and pieces to help you make some decisions.

Here’s a stunning roundup which includes a hand-picked showcase of trendy hipster style website designs. They all boast a retro or vintage theme.

Source: Showcase of Trendy Hipster Style Website Designs

Are you looking for ways to improve your business website? Want to know the key aspects you should measure to maximise performance?

Source: Website Analytics: 7 Factors You Should Measure to Maximise Performance [Infographic]

How has your website performed from an SEO perspective since 2012? Have you noticed peaks and troughs in rankings and traffic over the last 5 years?

Source: A Timeline of Google’s SEO Updates & How They Affect Your Website [Infographic]

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