To continue to thrive in the business and marketing world, we all know that it’s essential to prioritize continual learning. Stagnation is not an option if you want to even maintain success, let alone build on it. There are some truly exceptional resources out available that make this task easier, especially when it comes to business and marketing podcasts.
Regardless of what you specialize in, there are a number of business and marketing podcasts that everyone can learn from. These are the 31 business & marketing podcasts you need to listen to in 2019. [continue reading…]
Between social media and content marketing and ad campaigns and brand reputation management, marketing can feel chaotic. Sometimes, though, all we need to see is a quick quote that cuts right to the point of what we’re trying to accomplish in fifteen words or less.
Need a little inspiration, or a little clarity? That’s what these powerful marketing quotes are for.
Whether you’re a marketing agency or a small business (or freelancer!) grabbing your marketing by the reigns, these 105 incredible marketing quotes will transform your business and how you think about advertising, social media, content creation, and so much more. [continue reading…]
Graphic design has always been a skill that I look to improve annually and it doesn’t help that designs trends are always changing. That’s why this year, I’ve prepared a list of graphic design trends to look out for in 2019. This way we can enter the new year with a much needed head start.
Whether you’re a dedicated graphic designer or not (like myself) – we should all understand the fundamentals of design. Having strong visuals in your content calendar is essential and incorporating basic design elements will take your visuals from good to great!
Here are 5 graphic design trends you need to know for 2019! [continue reading…]
YouTube Thumbnail Dimensions
Optimize your YouTube thumbnails with these dimensions: 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels tall, with a minimum width of 640 pixels. A ratio of 16:9 is ideal as it’s used most often in YouTube players and previews.
If you want to get more views on your YouTube videos, there’s one tactic you can use to get them instantly: use better thumbnail images.
Thumbnail images are just as important as the video’s title if you actually want to get clicks. The images themselves are what can jump out at users and help you stand out in a long line of search results. Since these image thumbnails also show up on Google’s search engines, they’re essential to maximize your impressions.
In this post, we’re going to discuss everything you need to know about YouTube thumbnails, including the ideal size, how to create them, and the only best practices list you’ll ever need. [continue reading…]
Twitter Header Dimensions
Optimize your Twitter header photo with these dimensions: 1500 pixels wide by 500 pixels tall. You’ll also need to account for your profile picture and the invisible area.
If you’ve ever struggled with Twitter header dimensions you’re not alone…
Even though Twitter has provided guidelines for their header photo size, it’s still ridiculously difficult to get the sizing just right. That’s because Twitter does this funny thing where they chop off part of your cover photo even if you follow the recommended guidelines.
In addition, you also need to worry about how your header photo scales across different screen resolutions.
The good news is we’ve solved this problem and I’m here to help you do the same.
In this article, we’ll cover in detail what Twitter header size you should be using along with some guidelines to ensure that it displays properly. [continue reading…]
The fact that we can now share photos with our friends instantaneously is amazing. It was only just years ago where we would hear that loud annoying ring whenever we connected to our slow dial-up internet and now we complain when a photo loads for more than 2 seconds.
Instagram has revolutionized the social media realm with its photo sharing capabilities, but most recently, the implementation of the Instagram story is the platform’s biggest hit. With Instagram stories, you can now update your followers on what you’re doing or what your brand is doing. You can post short videos and photos that will disappear in 24 hours to your stories, while being able to keep track of your viewership. We’re starting to see more and more brands using Instagram stories and the main question that comes up is, “how do I achieve the perfect Instagram story with the right Instagram story dimensions?”
We’ve dug deep and analyzed the art of the Instagram story to bring you the best practices and the right Instagram story dimensions so you can go out and create compelling stories to share.
When it comes to graphic design, fonts play an integral role. But if you’re not a designer, you might be asking yourself:
“What fonts actually go well together?”
Not to worry! In this post, we’ve laid out 50 perfect font combinations that you can use in your designs today. Of course, all fonts mentioned in this post are included in Snappa.
Now before we begin, let’s go over some quick terminology so you can better follow the different font combinations that we outline in this post. [continue reading…]
Photography has always been an integral part of design. Unfortunately, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing cheesy stock images of people in suits shaking hands. Not only are a lot of these stock photos tacky, but they cost a lot of money.
Thankfully, there’s been a growing number of websites with beautiful stock photography popping up all over the web. Best of all, they’re free!
In this post, we’ve curated a list of awesome websites for free stock photos. [continue reading…]
Facebook cover photos are a perfect example of how social media marketing is different than just regular social media usage. A great personal cover photo can be anything that we think looks great on profile; our business cover photos need to do much more.
A Page’s Facebook cover photo needs to be branded and represent our business. It also must be high-quality and perfectly optimized for display; this means knowing the perfect Facebook cover photo size.
This post is going to take a look at the perfect Facebook cover photo size and best cover photo practices to help your images represent your business exactly how you want. [continue reading…]
Whether you believe it or not, the majority of the real estate market has moved online. What used to be an industry that depended on cold calling and traditional marketing, has now moved to an industry that relies heavily on social media marketing.
If you’re a realtor, you understand how big of an impact social media has on building trust in your former and future client base. Social media is a major lead generator for real estate businesses, yet most real estate brands fail to maximize their efficiency online.
By tweaking your content strategy and optimizing your current and future social media posts. You can achieve great results for your real estate brand. Here are 5 tips that will help you step-up your real estate social media marketing in 2019. [continue reading…]