Content, Design trends, Style – Social Media Marketing – 3

We don’t just talk about marketing, design, social media and content – we do it all for small businesses and others – get in touch, and in the mean time here are a few other ideas …

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

Source: 10 taglines, endlines, straplines | Zeerk

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.

Source: f4mmedia | Content Marketing | Fiverr

Here’s the point of emphasis… That’s the theme this month. This collection of trends focuses on adding emphasis to the design with specific detailing from italics to split screens to stark, minimalist backgrounds paired with a trick or two. Here’s what’s trending in design this month: 1. Split Screens Split screen design was something that started gaining traction in mid-2016 and now it is a big deal. Browse through collections of website design and split screen outlines are everywhere. What’s nice is how quickly the style has evolved. Early split screen designs featured mostly symmetrical designs with a yin and yang style aesthetic. The new split screens have a more “anything goes” feel to them. The three examples below show three very different ways to use the same trend. Rency uses a split design to contain a loop video and the main navigation. The contrast between the white area and red is stark and forces the eye across the screen. It also ensures the user will find the

Source: Essential design trends, March 2017 | Webdesigner Depot

Source: A Forecast of 2017 Web Design Trends | Elegant Themes Blog

Source: PANTONE Releases Its List Of Top Trending Colors For Autumn 2017 –

Ever wondered when is the optimal time to post on social media? Which days and times are going to yield you maximum exposure or which days and times are going to diminish your marketing strategy by…

Source: Best Day & Time to Post on Social Media [Infographic] – The Internet Marketing Guy

The Adobe-Econsultancy Digital Intelligence Briefing shows marketerscontinuing to prioritise customer experiences

Source: The most important digital marketing trends in 2017


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New Bundles – Resources for your projects

Here we have some new resources for your projects. below you will find all sorts of inspiration as well as useful bits and pieces that will enliven what you put out there in aid of your brand, your products and services.

Source: The Summer Sale Bundle | Font Bundles

Here there are a range of fonts – calligraphic brush scripts, modern yet retro inline, handwritten, alongside a variety of watercolour bits and pieces, as well as a few pointers on use of all such.

Wood surface imagery, patterns, backgrounds, textures – all adding an arty feel wherever you apply them. A range of file types to help. Moments of grunge, delicate colouring, roughness, grain, shape,

Source: Wood Surface | f4mmedia –

Today we are looking at a showcase of web designs that have all included some watercolor effects with inspiring effectiveness.

Source: Showcase of Watercolor Effects in Web Design

Source: The Summer Font Bundle | Font Bundles

Buy and sell handcrafted, mousemade design content like vector patterns, icons, photoshop brushes, fonts and more at Creative Market.

Source: Free Goods Of The Week ~ Creative Market

LIMITED TIME ONLY – 85% OFF! This is a MASSIVE bundle of hundreds of my best-selling vintage and antique flower and botanical graphics from

Source: Flower Power Mega Bundle ~ Objects on Creative Market

The souvenir principle – marketing

If you can give your existing and prospective customers and clients the chance to take something away with them from every meeting, whether it is a physical meeting or, as it were, digital, they will have something to refer to at a later date. It is a reminder, a possible call to action, a nudge in your direction.

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The basics of marketing, indeed, business begin with attracting attention – make people notice you, your business, your products, your services. From there it is necessary to spark their interest. Customers and clients will not have their eyes on you 24 7 so they need a route back – if they have something to remind them who and what you are it is a beginning, if that also gives them the means to get back to you – better!

If they take away a ‘souvenir’ –  digital, print or similar …


The most obvious and most used piece of reference materials for business is the business card – it provides the basics of contact information, it is also an instance of branding – it is an instant example of the ‘design style’ used by your business – your palette, your typography, your logo
the physical act of handing a prospect your business card is an instant point of contact – it establishes good wishes, it can indicate friendliness, openness and a whole range of positivity.

Business cards are the one area of traditional print design still massively in use following the decline of print media.
Brochures and catalogues are the next in line in terms of continued use and utility:

– bi-fold or tri-fold brochures from single sheet A4, continue the branding process, extend the business ‘design style’, palette, typography, and more,
given their size they give an opportunity to provide more information above and beyond basic contact information, it gives you more opportunity to get that all important message across

Differing media

Digital media has its uses – more current than print media but print still has some uses – if you visit a physical location – shop, office etc. – it is easier to pick up a business card, a brochure, a catalogue/handbook than a pdf or similar
QR codes are another possible instant take away

Given the amount of time spent ‘surfing’, giving your existing and potential customers and clients something they can easily download provides not only information, it continues the ongoing message that is your branding and marketing, images, pdf’s, e-books in whatever form provide a reference point – the ‘souvenir’ they can refer to, they can point to on other occasions.

7 digital alternatives to physical business cards – Web Hosting Blog.

5 Apps to Digitize Your Business Cards.




some of our other work – the entertaining toolbox
f4mmedia on wix

the webstore on artery
an f4mmedia webstore

portfolio on behance

portfolio on dropr

youtube – f4mmedia – business and more

youtube – futurhood av – arts and entertainment, music videos and more

f4mmedia documents – downloadable pdf’s on screen

elements 1 – style book and portfolio – design for your business

The style of design you adopt is all important for your marketing and branding.

Current Marketing Trends :The Evolution of Business Marketing | Webolutions.

12 Web Design Trends for 2012 – Part 2 « Karen Brunet Online Marketing Consultant.

The marketing mix — Media Trust.

Top Website Design Trends for 2012 | Blog | Marqui.

Top 7 Design Trends.

Top 10 design trends for 2012 | Corel Blogs.

20 Graphic Designers You Should Know | Complex.

9 Inspiring Graphic Designers and their Distinct Design Styles | Fearlessflyer.

5 Former Design Trends That Aren’t Cool Anymore (So Stop Using Them) | Design Shack.

Web Graphic Design Trends in 2012 |

Grunge – design style – resources, downloads

and below a few links to resources and inspiration



grunge design


spyre studio

grunge style


grunge design


design history

photoshop patterns

photoshop brushes

another set of downloadable resources for your projects

photoshop files

more psd’s

please take a look at the webstore