The Perfect Instagram Story Dimensions & Best Practices

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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. [click to continue…]

4 Social Media Marketing Trends You Should Know for 2018

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This is it… the final stretch of 2017 as we count down the last fifty days before the new year. It’s time for us to regroup and really think hard about what we can do in 2018 to really stand out and have a successful year.

Whether you dislike social media or love social media. It is arguably the largest form of communication on the web and if you really want your brand to be noticeable, social media should play a large part in your content marketing strategy.

Social media is a dynamic field that is always changing, but there are several trends that can help us prepare for 2018. Here are 4 social media marketing trends I think we should all focus on, as we drag ourselves into the new year.

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Using Visuals to Improve Your YouTube Channel

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YouTube seems to be all the rage now with users worldwide spending countless hours streaming viral videos, cat videos, and literally anything and everything else in this world..

People often ask how? How do these channels and videos end up growing with so much popularity and achieving millions of views so consistently?

There are many factors that contribute to the success of a YouTube channel and I know for a fact most of these so called YouTubers are not overnight sensations. They’ve spent an insane amount of time perfecting their craft and there are several ways that you can optimize your channel to achieve more eyeballs to your page. After all YouTube is a search engine in itself.

It is important to remember that YouTube is a visual platform. A medium where people go to look for MORE visuals. Many users often underestimate the power of visuals for their YouTube channel and I’m here to prove them wrong.

If you’re looking to take your channel seriously, I’ve come to the rescue. Here are some YouTube visuals that you should focus on when building and improving your YouTube channel. [click to continue…]

21 Amazing Sites With Breathtaking Free Stock Photos

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Photography has always been an integral part of design. Unfortunately, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing crappy 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. [click to continue…]

5 Graphic Design Trends to Know for 2018

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There are only a few months left in 2017 and we’re moving closer to that time of year again. The season where we give up on 2017 and start to look at the year ahead of us see what we can do to make the new year… “our year.”

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 design trends to look out for in 2018. 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 hopefully better…

Here are 5 graphic design trends you need to know for the 2018 calendar year. [click to continue…]

How to Write a Good Blog Post Using Visual Content

Having a blog where you can provide value to your viewers and show your expertise is essential for your business. However, sometimes businesses with blogs struggle to retain their readers or bring in new viewers.

Is it because your content doesn’t provide enough value? Maybe. But low retention in your blog posts can be associated with too much text.

There are many blogs that exist, but the best blogs provide you with more than just a blob of text. The best blogs increase your user’s experience by providing relevant and quality visuals that enhance their reading.

We’ve seen several blog posts that have done incredibly well by adding visual content. In this article, we’ve outlined the key steps to writing a successful blog post with the use of proper visuals. [click to continue…]

The Perfect Facebook Cover Photo Size & Best Practices

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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’s 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 [click to continue…]

105 Powerful Marketing Quotes That Will Transform Your Business

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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. [click to continue…]

The Ideal YouTube Channel Art Size & Best Practices

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Video is hot right now, and since it’s going to stay that way for the foreseeable future, YouTube is a fantastic platform that more businesses should be using.

While most businesses have optimized their Facebook Pages and Instagram profiles, a lot of small businesses neglect their YouTube accounts if they even actually have them. Fortunately, making your YouTube channel look incredible isn’t too difficult. The first step towards making your channel look great (and legitimate) is with high quality YouTube channel art.

In this post, we’re going to discuss everything that has to do with these banners, including best YouTube channel art sizes, examples, and practices. [click to continue…]

The Ideal YouTube Thumbnail Size & Best Practices

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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. [click to continue…]