Looking Beyond Image SEO Marketing

The future of search is visual, whether it’s on Amazon, Pinterest, or Google. Learn what this shift means for SEO and how to adapt.

Source: Visual Search: Looking Beyond Image SEO Marketing

How will this guide help me and my business? We have created this guide to help you understand the different types of plans, when and why those plans should be used, potential drawbacks and how to structure them. Whether you’re …..

Source: Understanding different types of Marketing Plan – Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice

If you work in the digital marketing world today, you probably know the ins and outs of what can be a very complex strategy with lots of moving parts. But back in the 2000s, this wasn’t the case. W…

Source: Digital Marketing in the 2000s: What Was It Like?

Chart of the Day: Millennials  (18-34 year olds) utilize a greater range of channels before purchasing products online than Gen-X and Baby Boomers As consu. Marketing topic(s):Multichannel and Omnichannel strategy. Advice by Patrick Kelly.

Source: Which channels do consumers use when researching products before buying online? – Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice

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2017 Email Marketing and Design Trends

E-mail still has its uses – indeed it is an increasing area of output in terms of marketing these days. As this year draws to a close here are some ideas for your e-mail efforts, social media and more. If you need further help give us a shout via marketing@f4mmedia.com, design@f4mmedia.com.

We can help with all of your design needs, marketing, via the majority of online portals. We can help tell your story – the basic thing you need doing to help your business, project or event along the way.

Learn the top tips for 2017 email design trends. This informative infographic illustrates current success and engaging email design trends.

Source: 2017 Email Design Trends [Infographic]

LinkedIn has published a new infographic which provides some key tips and apps to help improve your visual strategy on the platform.

Source: Make Your LinkedIn Company Page Stand Out with Visuals [Infographic] | Social Media Today

Use these email marketing triggers to consistently deliver personalized email marketing campaigns to your audience. This infographic illustrates how.

Source: 3 Email Marketing Triggers You Are Not Implementing But Should [Infographic]

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Social Media, Marketing Automation and more

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Social media is a key feature of current marketing. It is also the case that email marketing is making something of a serious comeback to the extent that is a major thread of many businesses and projects. But still, without at least something of a social media presence businesses get left behind. Many channels are key in CRM but given the rise of illustration, photo based content and graphics in general, to say nothing of the continuing rise of video in content, there is so much you can do with social media full stop. As I have always said, there is an absolute need to balance your content, give proper weight to text, audio, graphics, illustration and video where possible. What you say is better with the right visual accompaniment – pictures add to what you say, they fill it out, give it flesh and emotion. From there you can add ways of automating the whole process so that you are not spending ridiculous valuable working time on all of these efforts. Then again you can get someone else to do it for you – marketing@f4mmedia.com, design@f4mmedia.com may just be helpful.

Need to get more out of your marketing but don’t have the time? Marketing automation helps organizations by automating repetitive actions. Learn more here

Source: [Infographic] What Is Marketing Automation?

We have been asked in the past to write more about Pinterest. I promise I will! And I have noticed something interesting about Pinterest and Marketers: Many of the big name online marketers are not at all that big on Pinterest. Posts about Pinterest on their blogs are rather guest posts from others than success stories of their own. Does…

Source: 11 Facts And Statistics You Didn’t Know About Pinterest

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What’s coming next for Instagram? Here are our 2018 predictions.

Source: 5 Predictions for Social Media Marketing on Instagram in 2018 | Social Media Today

While social media marketing is all the rage, many traditional approaches are still effective, as highlighted in this infographic.

Source: Attack of the Zombie Marketing Channels [Infographic] | Social Media Today

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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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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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