Palettes, Design, Content – make yourself look good

The way you present yourself to the world is important. It’s not just the message, it;s how that message is presented. Important parts of all of this are the typography, the fonts used, the colour scheme, the general palette employed and the overall design. The aim is to provoke a response be it surprise, resonance, satisfaction, intrigue or many more possibilities.

Here are a few ideas to help you along …

Are you trying to pick a colour scheme for your business website? Need some colour inspiration to match your websites objectives?

Source: 5 Colour Palettes to Make Your Website Look Irresistible – Infographic

Beautiful, free images and photos that you can download and use for any project. Better than any royalty free or stock photos.

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Some rules of graphic design help to make effective and aesthetic products. Other rules are antiquated. Read on for the latest in graphic design standards.

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Your visual presence – infographics and more

We’re asking marketers to join us and #SaveTheInternet and stop using bad stock photos—here’s why.

Source: Save The Internet— Don’t Break It With Bad Stock Photos [Infographic]

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Are you in the process of creating a new website for your business? Looking for ways to improve your existing business website?

Source: The 10 Commandments of Visual Hierarchy – Infographic

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Which Social Networks Should You Use for Marketing?

A social media presence is a business must these days. It needs to be approached with imagination, creativity and attention – unless you want to bore your customers, your audience, or piss them off! So it is a case of using the right channels for your audience base, those you want to be your customer base, post at the right times – you want them to see what you are doing! and it is a case of giving them something interesting to see. We can help, of course –

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Doing what everybody else does is not the best way for your marketing strategy! Here is what to consider when you choose which social networks you will use

Source: Which Social Networks Should You Use for Marketing?

Marketing funnels and customer journey maps are hot topics – here’s an overview to help you understand the two.

Source: Marketing Funnels and Customer Journey Maps: Two Buzz Terms You Need to Know [Infographic]

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Social Media 2018- the must for business

It is a must for even the smallest of businesses to have some social media presence. It may not be extensive but reaching people is all important, even if it is just the odd channel. That channel or channels, though, need to have content, they need to say something either in words or visually perhaps even via audio and video. It is also the case that they need to be the right channels to reach the right demographic – at the right time and saying the right things.

Take a look at f4mmedia across all of its socil media channels – hopefully you will find some ideas and the odd piece of entertainment.

 

Facebook and YouTube dominate the social media landscape. But younger Americans, especially those ages 18 to 24, stand out in using a variety of platforms like Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter.

Source: Social Media Use in 2018

Use this list of all the important social media demographics to make data-backed decisions when it comes to your social media marketing.

Source: Social Media Demographics to Inform a Better Segmentation Strategy

Source: The 2018 Social Audience Guide

Digital Marketing Trends for 2018

 

Are you fed up of watching your competitors succeed online? Want to know the techniques they are more than likely using to achieve success?

Source: 9 Digital Marketing Trends for 2018 – Infographic

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Late last month Twitter announced a major change to its API algorithm. Twitter’s new rules are aimed at prevention of “Fake news”, malicious activity and spam by blocking – i. The simultaneous publishing of identical content across multiple accounts ii. The simultaneous liking or retweetin

Source: Twitter’s New Rules & Alternatives to Meet Edgar & Quuu

On a typical Google search, which results stand out most? The answer may surprise you. Understand Google search page results info with this infographic.

Source: Google Search Page Results [Infographic]

Small to Large – Business structure and approach

There are a couple of joking metaphors that I use concerning business structures and their approaches.  When it comes to marketing for your small business you can take a number of approaches:

  • you can be firmly DIY, which is Ok but perhaps you might have a bit more chance giving someone else some input, a different and perhaps fresh pair of eyes, different ideas and possibly some experience
  • you can go full on corporate and use a big or at least a big-ish agency, tons of experience, resources, outlets and so on, but then you get all of the hefty pricing, sometimes inflexibility and probably not so much direct and intense concentration on you, your business and its partiicularities
  • you can go small and local.

… and now to the metaphors …

I have often likened a lot of big corporate operations, basically many decent sized businesses to a tree full of monkeys:

down at the bottom there are hoards of monkeys doing the majority of the hard work, endelessly passing the fruit up the tree but when they look up what is the only thing they see – a wall of monkeys asses.

The small business like f4mmedia I tend to liken to a merry-go-round:

it may not always be going fast, providing a thrill every second, making you squeal with excitement, but there are people beside you and some at your back and you see all-sorts of things as you go round and move.

I tend to liken f4mmedia to a cornershop, which is why I use the tagline – the cornershop of content creation. What you get is that friendly, approachable, admittedly every once in a while grumpy guy behind the counter trying to provide just what you need, knowing you, usually with something for everyone and then if it’s not on the shelf ready to go and get it for you. As we say, we come with everything apart from Arkwright’s till – Open all hours reference for those who don’t know – classic UK comedy!

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10 inspirational graphic design trends for 2018

OK! so these are among the big guys but even if you are a small business why not spruce up your presence? Most of us, even the smallest of businesses have an online presence, perhaps also in print etc. Giving that presence proper illustration provides your brand with a real and interesting backdrop. Design is landscaping for your branding and your marketing. It is also more immediate providing visual triggers and supporting visualisation for your message. Admittedly design trends have a way of moving on, sometimes slowly, sometimes not, but these changes, this movement in the decoration of the market gives you the flag to move on with your branding and marketing as well!

2018 will be a year of modernizing design trends. Check out these 10 inspirational graphic design trends to add some contemporary flair to your designs.

Source: 10 inspirational graphic design trends for 2018 – 99designs

https://www.creativebloq.com/features/graphic-design-trends-for-2018

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