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]

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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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A Makeover for your Online Identity

The seasons are changing – as they do every year – so why not give your brand and your marketing a makeover, freshen things up as the weather warms and flowers bloom. As always design moves on and so should our approach to potential and existing clients and customers. As is usual there are a few resources here for you and a whole set of ideas to play with – from design to typography …

“A company’s logo is like a person’s nickname” is a great analogy I once heard at a design conference. Not only does it simplify the…

Source: Modern Identity and Logo Designs – Inspiration Supply – Medium

It really can be useful to give your business a new look, at least in part, every once in a while. It does not have to be a massive makeover but just a refreshing of your style, design etc. – quite possibly well in keeping with your existing design but something with a slightly new face to it. Design is always being updated in terms of not only what is possible but the current flavours of the day – there are generally a few options running at any one time.

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 offer

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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 see what you think …

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Typography trends that are expected to be embraced more widely in the web and mobile app design in 2017.

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Are you about to embark on a new website design project for your business? Need some basic design knowledge to help you along the way?

Source: 10 Basic Elements of Design You & Your Website Designer Should Stick To [Infographic] – Red Website Design Blog

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Social Media – a few ideas

Even the small business can make use of social media to aid in their promotion and marketing. Indeed, facebook pages and groups are often ideal for many small outfits, artists, craftspeople and the like. There is the added advantage in that customer relations can work out far more direct and personalised, less a case of the corporate wall before current or prospective clients or customers. Tumblr is often useful for the more arty of businesses and producers but other businesses can find real value there. Any business that can use pictures/images – of their products, people enjoying the services offered, the results of work done – all such can find a use for Instagram and Pinterest. Any business can manage to find a use for promotional video, hence Youtube and following on from that, facebook, twitter etc. can all be used for business purposes.

Do you use social media as a platform to market your business? Want to stay up to date with the key changes that could affect how you run your business?

Source: Social Media in the News: The Changes That Will Affect You in 2017 [Infographic] – Red Website Design Blog

Want to know exactly how to use Google AdWords to advertise your business? Follow this proven formula for AdWords success to get to the top of the class!

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It’s all about geometry. The trend is design right now centers around interesting shapes and layers that combine to create stunning visuals. While there have been periods where squares or circles were the shape of choice, that has shifted to more interesting asymmetrical shapes, lesser used elements such as diamonds and layering of shapes of all kids. Here’s what’s trending in design this month: 1. Diamonds The simple diamond shape that you drew in elementary school is popping up in plenty of designs. From use as a container for photos to an outline for visual emphasis to the dominant part of a photograph, the shape has plenty of flexibility. And it simple. This style is no more than a square turned on its side. The sharp lines make for interesting reference points in the design and can add an element of motion or direction that doesn’t exist otherwise. The diamond stands out in these designs because it is so different. While the shape can be used in a number of ways, it can be

Source: Essential Design Trends, April 2017 | Webdesigner Depot

Looking for in-depth resources to help improve your social strategy? Here are 22 to consider.

Source: 22 Social Media Resources for a Stunning Social Strategy | Social Media Today

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Visual Content, Social Media

Struggling to get attention on social media? Let Lux Narayan from Unmetric show you how to use visual content to hook your audience across the social web.

Source: Visual Content on Social Media: How to Use It to Improve Engagement

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Understanding type can be one of the most difficult elements of design. There’s a lot of terminology and lingo that type designers (and designers, in general) use when talking about lettering. Sometimes it can be tough to decipher it all. If you find yourself wondering what the difference between a hook and a counter are […]

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Video, Illustration, Marketing – 2017 trends and resources

Here are some key video trends to consider in your 2017 social media marketing plan.

Source: 6 Video Marketing Trends that will Shape 2017 | Social Media Today

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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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At Envato, we see a lot of fonts. While we’re working on web designs, or reviewing the typeface library of over 1,000 fonts on Envato Elements, we start to notice a few trends. Here’s a few lists of our favorite must-download fonts to add to your collection: 26 elegant script and handwritten fonts 37 classic serif fonts Using […]

Source: Top trends in typography for 2017

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Content, Design, Styles, Marketing – 7

Gain powerful insights from your customers for your content marketing without the power of tech. Instead, start talking – Content Marketing Institute

Source: Need Engaging, Authentic Content? Unleash the Power of Conversations

Whenever we take on a new client we follow fairly usual steps – finding out what the client and their business are all about, imagining the sorts of styles and approach that fits well with them, then looking again at all such with a view to what they are looking to do over the next span of time, what they are introducing product or service wise, what they are putting on offer. Key to so much is the mindset of those you are trying to reach. For example there are styles of lightish humour that work well with some groups of people…

  • Des Bate, the greatest thing since sliced bread, well not really, but he does try hard, he does walk on water though, but only when it is 30 below …

Yes, it’s daft but there is either a faint smile or something of a groan hopefully accompanied by a ‘go on then, what are you going to say next…’ There is a reason why the christmas cracker has its appeal…

Similarly the style of design, colour and typography works differently with different groups of people. There is a psychology to it all. Sit and think well before you take the plunge … we are here to help. Here are a few more things to help you in your process and a few resources to boot –

Here are some key tips to help you get more out of Facebook in 2017.

Source: 10 Facebook Marketing Tips for 2017 | Social Media Today

We gathered here an excellent collection of 20 best script fonts you’ll definitely want to use in your current or upcoming projects.

Source: 20 Best Script Fonts For Designers

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