Design Trends — Content, Design, Styles, Marketing

When you are looking to get your message across it is important to bear a number of things in mind:

  • the make-up of the content you are putting out there, that it has the right written message as well as the right illustration
  • that the sorts of imagery sits well alongside the text, here not only graphics or photo illustration have an impact but also video which is becoming more and more important
  • that you are putting things out on the right channels, this means choosing out of not only your website or blog but also from a range of social media channels, some based around text, like twitter, some based around imagery, like pinterest and instagram, some based around video, like youtube and vimeo
  • all of this works better, as well, if those posts are timed properly, on a day and at a time that reaches the eyes, ears and minds of as many interested people as possible

Here are a few ideas:

One thing I’ve learned on social media is that what time you post something makes a big difference. While it’s not an exact science, picking when to post on social media is a good strat…

Source: Best Times To Post on Social Media – Molly Kate Communicates

via Muzli design inspiration

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Here – a local business helping other businesses with their needs. They supply, support and so much more.

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An interesting visual presence above the scroll is the first impression a user gets of a website. Whether that user continues to click can depend on a number of things, including imagery, readability and overall interest in the content. This month we are looking at three trends that make a distinct first impression—dark color overlays on images, brutalism and hollow lettering styles. Here’s what’s trending in design this month: 1) Dark overlay on images It doesn’t matter if the hero image is still or moving, a dark color overlay can help even colors in a way that makes it easier to add text and other elements to a layer on top of the image. While this might sound like a shortcut at first, there’s a lot of value in this technique. The primary reason to opt for a color overlay is to enhance readability. Most images contain light and dark color variances, making it a challenge to add lettering that is readable on every device. Even if there’s a perfect placement for desktop wide screens,

Source: Essential design trends, February 2017 | Webdesigner Depot

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Source: Trends in Modern Web Photography

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F4mmedia Sheffield small business marketing, content creation, design

Small businesses can use these free social media tools to sell to potential customers, gain likes and solicit and respond to customers.

Source: Social Media Marketing Tools for SMB – business.com

Yu can use these or let us do it for you – with real design, artful imagination, the right taglines and more. Yes! we help! We have a whole range of resources to help and the time and inclination to work at getting your message out there. Online marketing, digital, social media, it is all becoming more and more important to small and medium sized businesses. Just take a look at how much time people spend on their phones online and beyond. It is so often the first step they take, even befor ethey reach the laptop or the desktop. Talk to us …

marketing services, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, content marketing, business video, social media, online marketing, content creation, digital publishing,

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I have worked on 2 continents in a variety of posts, industrial, commercial and more. I now create video, music, marketing materials as well as perform visually

Source: f4mmedia (f4mmedia) – Sellfy.com

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Content, Social Media, Marketing

Yes – that age old rule of twitter – the 140 character limit is changing. But the digital landscape and the marketing landscape is also changing for businesses, especially small business. The days of having little or no digital presence are gone. Even very small businesses find value in having not only a website, even if it is limited in its content, just a basic outline of the business, contact details, geographic presence and a list of products/services. Small businesses are well and truly taking up the baton of social media to keep potential buyers and existing customers/clients informed.

Twitter has updated its 140 character limit. Here’s everything you need to know about these changes and how they affect Twitter.

Source: All You Need to Know About Twitter’s 140 Character Update

Quick: Can you list the goals of each and every one of your social media efforts? Do you know how each campaign performed when measured against those metrics, and how they contributed to the bottom l…

Source: How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Your content is key – content is king or something very like that. If you do not back up your online presence, as well as your social media presence with them having suitable content, you are not doing yourself any good at all. You need the right taglines, the right slogans – wording to suit what you are trying to achieve. It all needs proper illustration – graphics to suit the message and make it enticing, giving the message the right decoration or background, the right setting and reinforcement. It may be sensible to add video or even audio to give it extra punch. All of this is something that F4mmedia does – we don’t just talk about it.

Discover some helpful little tweaks you can make to your content to give it that extra edge.

Source: How to Create Better Content Than Your Competitors [Infographic]

Source: The global evolution of social media: infographic | ClickZ

marketing services, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, content marketing, business video, social media, online marketing, content creation, digital publishing,

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Taglines

Whenever we look to put our businesses forward the tagline you use in any content is one of the core pieces of the effort you put out. It can make all the difference – how it rests within the content, the graphics, video and more. It needs to have a number of qulaities. While it can be something simple and direct, pointing straight at what you are selling or doing, what you are providing – it can also be something that simply sets a scene, gives an idea.

It is all part of the content creation process. Here are some ideas and resources …

Uncover some of the best brand slogans of all time alongside an explanation of what makes them great.

Source: 22 Companies With Really Catchy Slogans & Brand Taglines

If anyone can guess where the name F4m media came from originally I would be seriously surprised – and give them a prize. That name, though, gave rise to particular taglines that I use here and there:

  • first for many, fresh for most

That is something direct and extends the business name. To add further strands to the brand I use a number of others:

  • the conrnershop of content creation, because we are a small, local company (admittedly having ambitions that reach far, based in Sheffield, UK, we have worked for companies in Sweden, France, Romania and more)
  • all materials handcrafted, digitally, this implies a craftsman’s approach but indicates, by a sort of a joke, that we are truly modern, which we are
  • consistently generating ideas, which also refers to the truly modern, ie., CGI

Taglines are often overcomplicated and underwhelming. Here are 10 ways to make yours pop, courtesy of successful young entrepreneurs.

Source: 10 Tips for a Remarkable Tagline | Inc.com

Crafting a company tagline as memorable as Apple or Disney’s starts with one simple task: identify your unique advantage in the market.

Source: How To Craft A Powerful Tagline For Your Business

Creating a business slogan can be tricky. Here is a list of 7 tagline generators that can help you create the perfect business slogan for your company.

Source: 7 Tagline Generators that Help You Create the Perfect Business Slogan |SmallBizSense

A slogan is an advertising tag-line or phrase that advertisers create to visually expresses the importance and benefits of their product. By and large, it’s a theme to a campaign that usually have a genuine role in people’s lives. It has the ability to loan people’s time and attention by putting consumers at the heart of the solution. Fact is, it is so crucial that companies spend billions on advertisements around the world to develop a marketing campaign just to…

Source: 77 Catchy and Creative Slogans – Hongkiat

Source: Tagline Guru | Slogans & Jingles

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Tylio – Enhance Your Social Media – a new channel

For any business, artist, event and all such getting the message out can be quite a task. we all hope to reach those people who will take an interest and we also hope that they will convert into clients, customers, fans, engaged receivers of whatever we do. It is true that there is a wealth of social media and other promotional channels online outside of all of the traditional media – print, radio, tv. The latter are either out of reach or do not do what we need. Recently set up is a nice channel – Tylio – this allows a nice and easy way to put together means of getting the message out there to a whole range of people and other businesses. It allows text, links, photos/illustrations as well as video to be posted. Go on – I dare you – take a look …

Make stunning visuals in seconds with assistance from AI technology. No coding, no templates. Mix content and gain visibility.

Source: Tylio | Enhance Your Social Media with AI-Assisted Web Pages

My Facebook Page | My Twitter | Tylio.com   … and to find me on Linkedin, go here .

Source: Tylio – My Business

Make stunning visuals in seconds with assistance from AI technology. No coding, no templates. Mix content and gain visibility.

Source: Tylio – f4mmedia

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Infographics – Social Media … and more

Regularly reviewing or “auditing” your Facebook page is an important part of successful social media marketing.

Source: Infographic: Facebook Page Checklist for Page Admins

This infographic from Search Engine Journal provides a snapshot of some of the key stats and figures on users of all the major social platforms.

Source: 100+ Fascinating Social Media Facts and Stats [Infographic] | Social Media Today

Source: Pocket: The Evolution from Read-it-Later App to Powerful Social Network

Lincoln Electric shares why it launched a print magazine in 2015 for its target audiences, sales team, and content program. – Content Marketing Institute

Source: Is Print Still Relevant? Lincoln Electric Says Yes

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A Look At The Upcoming WordPress Front-End Editor | Elegant Themes Blog.

5 Best Web Design Layout Trends for 2015.

Introducing The Periodic Table of Content Marketing | Econsultancy.

Affordable Marketing Ideas | Make The Most Of A Small Bus….

Simple Marketing Strategies | Market Like A Rock Star: Useful.

Branding Questions Answered | How To Build A Brand On ….

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Success on YouTube and beyond

Succeeding on YouTube is not easy by a long shot. Often times, you are actively competing against competitors who have been established and popular for a l

Source: Using Devumi To Leverage Social Proof For Greater Success on YouTube

It is so much easier to get yourself a simple marketing video up and on youtube and similar sites. It is no longer the pure domain of the big! It still, though, needs to be produced properly and have a style that speaks to your targets.

 

A social media attack can be a surreal experience, leaving you bewildered and frustrated. Here’s how to find the best punchlines. – Content Marketing Institute

Source: When Followers Attack: A Monty Python Guide to Maintaining Social Media Harmony

Good videos can be used to drive great sales. These 5 strategies for video advertising will help your company engage users and improve sales.

Source: 5 Reasons Why Video Is Your New Secret Weapon – Marketo

Donovan Hutchinson stamps his snow-caked boots, unwinds his scarf and eases [See what we did there? Did you?] us into December with some tips and resources on integrating animation into our website style guides. A warm animated welcome to 24 ways 2015!

Source: Animating Your Brand ◆ 24 ways

Did you know that the earliest advertisements date back to 4,000 B.C.? That’s right, in early civilization, business owners would paint on highly visible rocks encouraging people to visit their store. 6,000 years later, the paint’s a little different, but the principle is essentially the same. But what if I told you everything is primed to change in a massive way? What if the rocks we’re painting our messages could soon be direct sales channels? The following is a thought-experiment that begins to explore what’s possible.

Source: The Death of Advertising as We Know It — Enterprise Ecommerce Blog – Enterprise Business Marketing, News, Tips & More

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Picking your domain name doesn’t have to be hard. Picking your domain name is a process that should be handled carefully with plenty of planning & research.

Source: Things to Consider Before Picking Your Domain Name