Video, Illustration, Marketing – 2017 trends and resources

Here are some key video trends to consider in your 2017 social media marketing plan.

Source: 6 Video Marketing Trends that will Shape 2017 | Social Media Today

f4mmedia Stock Footage, royalty free and instantly downloadable.

Source: Search > f4mmedia | MotionElements.com

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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At Envato, we see a lot of fonts. While we’re working on web designs, or reviewing the typeface library of over 1,000 fonts on Envato Elements, we start to notice a few trends. Here’s a few lists of our favorite must-download fonts to add to your collection: 26 elegant script and handwritten fonts 37 classic serif fonts Using […]

Source: Top trends in typography for 2017

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Content, Design, Styles – Marketing – 2017 – 9

Things move on. If you want to reach new people, new clients and customers you need to be attractive, interesting, intriguing, entertaining, helpful – or a lot of other things. Putting yourself forward in the right way is just the start. Here are a few ideas to help. Below you will find what some believe to be the highlightable trends in design and beyond. F4mmedia can help with all such if you need it – social media, design, online marketing and more.

Each year we learn something new about design and 2016 was no different. After the last year article was a real success we decided to make some predictions for 2017, enjoy & share with the world.

Source: 2017 Design Trends Guide on Behance

The article giving insights into general principles of psychology which can help designers know users better and create user-friendly web and mobile interfaces.

Source: Psychology In Design. Principles Helping To Understand Users. | Tubik Studio

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F4mmedia – Tylio – Social media marketing

Source: Tylio – F4mmedia – Social media marketing

Even small businesses are getting into putting their businesses forward via social media. F4mmedia can help in a few ways. With all of this you need to have the right message, the right content going out on the right channels at the right times. This means having a suitable tagline or slogan. Then back it up with the right expanded message. Also add the right illustration or video or audio. Set the statement, the message in the right background and deliver it to the right people when and where they will notice it.

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It is all a case of making things fit along with being informative, or a little entertaining, perhaps even adding a hint of a wow! We try to add illustration, for instance, that ranges from a plain display of what is offered, sometimes an image or three that adds to the whole of the brand, background or landscape, sometimes adding a more theatrical setting for all that is said. Sometimes it is a case of employing real art, adding imagery to a stream of words that gently or forcefully makes people think – taking them somewhere different. All of this, with the copy, the text message as a whole, tells a story – it may be a case of telling the same story once more, with a different twist, sometimes extending the whole brand story with a completely new chapter. It is delivered in the right way, we look for the best channel possible – you don’t hope to read a book in the cinema, do you? You don’t expect to eat chinese food in a pizza house. So, when looking for B2B contacts you look rather more in LinkedIn rather than Snapchat, when you are looking to sell goods locally particular Facebook groups have real use for you.

Twitter is one of the “older” social networks. Still, I often have the impression, that especially with young entrepreneurs and small businesses, Twitter is also one of the most undervalued networks.

Source: 20 Twitter Statistics You Can’t Ignore

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

As the saying goes: Everything old is new again. That’s true in design for sure. This month some of the biggest trends in web design aren’t that new at all. Designers are reinventing old-school ty

Source: Essential design trends, October 2016 | Webdesigner Depot

Find statistics, consumer survey results and industry studies from over 18,000 sources on over 60,000 topics on the internet’s leading statistics database

Source: • Statista – The Statistics Portal for Market Data, Market Research and Market Studies

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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

Small Business Marketing

Small Business Online Marketing Trends 2014 | Small Business Accelerator.

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

Take a good look at the colours used – the palette and the fonts – the typography … what works? what doesn’t?

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Here are ust a few examples with odd differences to give you the chance to expand your capacity for judgement – having options is good, saying yes to the first thing to land on your desk is not!

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Content marketing is the major thing these days even for small businesses. The content provided by any business, though, needs to look right. It needs to fit the message on the one hand and the brand as a whole on the other.

 

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Top 8 Web Design Trends that Emerged during 2014.

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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 …

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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! | Premiumbeat.com.

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.