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

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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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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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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The Makeover continues – Social Media, Design …

It continues … here we move on with the idea of a seasonal makeover adding not only a few design ideas but also some social media facts centring on Instagram, as well as providing links to a few resources that may be of interest. In the same way that design has a tendency to change here and there as tastes and ideas develope – it is always nice to see something new, we can get somewhat tired of the same things year in year out, so social media has moved on as tastes and the capabilities of the internet and the tools to hand have grown and developed. Take a look …

2017 has started off by slowly drifting away from the stoic design trends of minimalism, monochromatic layouts, and the omnipresent flat design. Instead, there are bright colors, bold shapes, playful gradients, and unique illustrations that bring some much needed depth and dynamics to designs that have grown all too familiar.

Source: Eight Design Trends Taking Over 2017 – The Media Temple Blog

Instagram has changed the way we share photos on social media.Check out these Instagram facts to see if you want to add Instagram to your marketing strategy

Source: Instagram Facts You Should Know [Infographic]

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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Continuing with the seasonal makeover

… and we continue …

Dripping out the same tired designs and marketing messages is not only a dreary affair for the public it is also the same for you – or it should be. Have some fun! Yes, it ay take a little time, or mean you have to spend a few pennies hiring people like us but it can give you a boost as well as your online and overall image, perhaps, just perhaps boosting sales as well. Here are a few more ideas and resources to help you on your way –

The power of beauty in design

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To honor the memory of Gilbert Baker, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with Fontself to create a free font inspired by the design language of the iconic Rainbow Flag, the font was named ‘Gilbert’ after Mr. Baker.

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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 …

Source: pandoras abstracts | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

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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a series of abstract animations of blobs and similar objects in motion, evolving against black or white backgrounds

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Bundles, Ideas, Resources

Here at F4mmedia we try to help with all sorts of things – particularly for small businesses, locally and beyond. We have recently done a deal with a print company and can help businesses with that. we are back into video production as well. To top it all off we are also creating new resource and templates as we go. Take a look …

Source: The Studio Font Bundle | Font Bundles

Graphic design doesn’t need to be flat, as these great examples show.

Source: 10 brilliant uses of 3D in graphic design | Creative Bloq

We revisit the trends of an era when the term “taste” was interpreted more liberally than it is today.

Source: 13 terrible web trends from the 90s, and how to recreate them

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