Choose the Right Images for Your Brand

How to Choose the Right Images for Your Brand.

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Brand Design Tips | Building Your Brand Identity: From Logo….

The Ultimate Guide to Color Theory for Designers.

In terms of your brand and your marketing – what is it that you are trying to express? Does it give the right picture? the right emotion?

What sort of design style or schema are you looking for? What fits?

All sorts of things are roughly in style at the moment:

– a lot has been said about flat design, minimalism, the move away from skeumorphism

– a lot is coming to be saif about material design, a sort of offshoot from flat design but very much a case of google adding itsown twopence worth

– big picture backgrounds are useful for some people

– geometrics, polygonal backgrounds or details/textures/patterns have their uses

– blurred backgrounds and blurs as details have their fans

– musch use is made by some of badges, retro and even vintage stylings

10 great websites to find free stock photo.

f4mmedia Stock Footage | Royalty Free, Instantly Downloadable | MotionElements.

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polygonal blur | 30.2MB .RAR file –

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Graphic Design – materials, resources, ideas, more… « colours heard.

10 great websites to find free stock photo.

Beyond the blur « colours heard.

Polygon Graphics – the rise and use of …

We have recently seen quite a rise in the use of polygonal graphics as textures, backgrounds and forms of ornament in web design, graphics and particularly for mobile phones.

10+ High Quality Polygon Background Packs For Free Download | 365 Web Resources.

Polygon Graphics – What They Are, Examples and Tutorials.

You can add a polygonal texture to other graphics, photos, illustrations – they add a particular quality, something new but pointing back to the easier and more comfortably simple.

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Using the backgrounds on their own provides something simple and straightforward in terms of design. It adds but is in no way overpowering.

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Check out the links to a whole raft of freebies – there are a lot more out there.

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The Rise of Low Poly Web Design – 11 of the Best Examples – DesignRope.

10 Examples of Polygon Website Design.

Polygonal Art in Web Design – Designmodo.

20 Free High-Res Geometric Polygon Backgrounds.

Vector Polygonal Background in Illustrator | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration.

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Case study 3 – getting the message out

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Case study 1 – building or creating – websites for your local business | f4mmedia.

Case study 2 – small local business | f4mmedia.

To do business you need to get noticed. For b2b businesses obviously you need other businesses to take notice. Getting your message to other businesses can involve slightly different channels than those you use to reach customers within the general swathe of the public – general consumers.

The combination of medium and message is the key – the channels you use to carry the message and how you present the message delivered – style, content, background, wording.

So … what are you going to say? how are you going to say it? Your actual message needs to be keyed to your targets – your first step must have been to work out who are your targets!

Then the message needs to be framed – is it just going to be text? It has been said repeatedly that adding illustration, giving your message a graphic addition helps in conversions. Do you add music, or spoken word – some audio has real use in getting your message across. Of serious use – video! Google has made its voice heard in terms of the addition of video to websites. Video has real use on all sorts of social media channels – facebook being one, twitter another.


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Advertising that works | StudioWEBER.

Web Design Trends 2015 | Articles | Graphic Design Junction.

Infographic: Why Your Busines Must Go Social | iBrandStudio.

Video Backgrounds & After Effects Templates | BlogSizzle.

5 Ways Business Entrepreneurs Can Use Video – Media Challenge Productions.

INFOGRAPHIC: Video on Social Network – How Marketers & Advertisers Are Using Video.

Trending Now: Designing With Video Backgrounds – Designmodo.

Top 8 Web Design Trends that Emerged during 2014.

Fresh and Effective Ideas for Your Content Marketing | Articles | Graphic Design Junction.

5 Questions to Ask When Using Video in Web Design-Creative Beacon.

Digital Video Marketing: Growth Trends

Digital Video Advertising: Growth Trends – Business Insider.

Video for business is growing at an alarming rate – pleasantly so! It is even true of small business. Here are a few examples and one or two pointers …



5 Video Marketing Trends That You Don’t Want To Miss in 2014 – The Agency Post.

What Are The Top Trends In Online Video For 2014.

Basics of Using Video Backgrounds in Websites.

5 Questions to Ask When Using Video in Web Design-Creative Beacon.

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20 FREE Online Stock Video Sites! |

Video Editing Basics: 5 Tips for Using Music and Voiceovers — The Shutterstock Blog.

Multimedia Content: A New Business Frontier?.

5 Questions to Ask When Using Video in Web Design-Creative Beacon.

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Article video marketing – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Distilled Guide to Online Video Marketing.

Basics of Using Video Backgrounds in Websites.

5 Questions to Ask When Using Video in Web Design-Creative Beacon.

alex-video-1Adding a video to your website, social media channel or similar is one thing – have it expand and reinforce your brand by adding something with the right style and flavour is something else. Think of it fully as part of your branding – part of your palette. DCustom_Content-Marketing_Video_Infographic growing-trend-of-video-infographic

15 Can’t Miss Resources on Video Marketing & Video SEO | The Daily Egg.

Video SEO Basics – Tips on Getting Started.

The Creator Playbook for Brands – Think Insights – Google.

INFOGRAPHIC: Video on Social Network – How Marketers & Advertisers Are Using Video.

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Trending Now: Designing With Video Backgrounds – Designmodo.

The Five Most Popular Practices for Optimizing Video Content for Video SEO Marketing.

SEO 101: Video Marketing Strategy | Search Engine Journal.

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Video Marketing Business Video Trends

REPORT: The 2013 Video Marketing Survey & Business Video Trends Study.

How To Be Successful On YouTube.

The Top Video Marketing Mistakes and Solutions.

4 Common Video Strategy Mistakes & How to Avoid Them.

How the Best – Top 100 Global Brands use YouTube for Marketing.

Below you will find some freely downloadable resources from me – video backgrounds. Also you will find some of our video portfolio, perhaps giving you one or two ideas.

youtube playlists – futurhood av – and a few other bits and pieces

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for resources – video backgrounds and so on