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How Ford’s Instagram Campaign Encourages Fans to Drive Safely

How Ford’s Instagram Campaign Encourages Fans to Drive Safely | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Ford's latest Instagram campaign warns fans against "liking and driving," using a series of simple yet powerful images.
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A really innovative idea from @Ford on how to use Instagram for a safer driving campaign . . .

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Five Inspiring Approaches to Improve Your Facebook Page using Visual Marketing

Five Inspiring Approaches to Improve Your Facebook Page using Visual Marketing | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Managing a Facebook Page can be hard! Get inspiration from Rebekah Radice and Peg Fitzpatrick to revitalize your Facebook Page with visuals with proven tips.
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Some really inspiring tips from@PegFitzpatrick to help your Facebook content leap of the screen . . .

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Patricia Guzmán Aponte's curator insight, September 15, 2015 9:52 PM

Really great tips and tools...

#facebook #socialmediamarketing

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The 5 Qualities That Make an Image Shareable

The 5 Qualities That Make an Image Shareable | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Images are more likely to gain attention, entice your community to take action and inspire brand advocacy if they accomplish one or more of five key goals.
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What makes an image shareable? Donna Moritz from @SociallySorted gives some great pointers on how to capture your audience's attention . . .

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Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, June 24, 2015 2:39 AM

Agree with all five.

Val Stilwell MSCS's curator insight, July 17, 2015 11:15 AM

Always think "repost".  its the digital word of mouth. By providing both repostable images and content you are both empowering and affirming others to gain social equity - one of today's most important currencies.

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10 Successful Facebook Marketing Examples

10 Successful Facebook Marketing Examples | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Is your Facebook engagement dropping? Need some inspiration to pump up your Facebook marketing? As the Facebook news feed continues to change, it's important to figure out how to make the platform work for you . . .

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With Facebook making it harder to make in impact with organic reach, you can still make an impact with a free tool we've all got. It's called Imagination! Check out this great blog post from @AndreaVahl . . .

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DOs and DON'Ts of Social Media Pictures

DOs and DON'Ts of Social Media Pictures | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you getting the most out of your social media profiles? Our guide to social media pictures will detail how to best tell your brand's story visually.
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Harry Potter's a wizard with images too. A great post on how to put magic into your social spaces . . .

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5 Types of of Snack Size Content for Social Media Marketing Worth Considering

5 Types of of Snack Size Content for Social Media Marketing Worth Considering | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Content on social media networks Is vital to create engagement with your prospects and customers. There is a fast emerging trend for content to be written and produced in snack size bites. This could be video, text or visual mediums. Provide the entree first and the main meal second. So it is all about the temptation.
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If you've got a 140 character memory like me, this excellent blog post from Jeff Bullas is for you . . .

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Ryan DePoppe's curator insight, February 28, 2014 10:44 PM

Snack size, perfect for social media. 

Gary Stevens's curator insight, March 2, 2014 6:13 AM

Less is more. Some ideas on producing web content for audiences that have increasingly shorter attention spans.

Debra Hess Norris's curator insight, March 16, 2014 10:44 AM

Helpful advice.... brevity is necesary.

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How LinkedIn transformed itself into a beautiful mobile butterfly

How LinkedIn transformed itself into a beautiful mobile butterfly | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

 

SAN FRANCISCO — When you use LinkedIn’s mobile apps today, you might not even notice the series of bounces, slides, and pops that take place under your fingers. But you’ll definitely feel their combined effect, a very deliberate manipulation on LinkedIn’s part to make their app feel special, light, beautiful, and useful in your hand.

 

This focus on experience was the topic of a chat today between VentureBeat founder Matt Marshall and Deep Nishar, LinkedIn’s senior vice president of products and user experience, at MobileBeat 2013.


Via Anita Windisman, Gerrit Bes
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LinkedIn gets sexy on your mobile! Check it out . . .

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6 Types Of Posts To Build Better Engagement on Facebook

6 Types Of Posts To Build Better Engagement on Facebook | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Here are six ways to create the right type of engagement via Facebook posts for your brand and get your fans coming back for more  . . .

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So what's social media pin-board Pinterest all about? Here's the low-down . . .

So what's social media pin-board Pinterest all about? Here's the low-down . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
As Pinterest positions itself to be the new Tumblr -- or better yet, Facebook -- it's about time we figured out what exactly this new-ish social network does. ...
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How to Use Snackable Visual Content on Your Blog

How to Use Snackable Visual Content on Your Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Find out how you can use snackable visual content on your blog posts to get more shares and drive traffic.
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Snacks can be good for you too, especially if it helps you sell you idea with one powerful image. Find out how Donna Moritz @SociallySorted uses snackable images . . .

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Visual Content Marketing: A Resource Guide for Marketers

Visual Content Marketing: A Resource Guide for Marketers | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Do you want to discover how to market your business with visual content? This article will help you create the perfect image to improve your marketing.
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Getting your visuals right on social media is vital to help you cut through the noise. Those lovely people at Social Media Examiner help you with this excellent compilation of blog posts, podcasts and other goodies . . . 

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Travis Tbone Talbot's curator insight, July 31, 2015 10:37 AM

Getting your visuals right on social media is vital to help you cut through the noise. Those lovely people at Social Media Examiner help you with this excellent compilation of blog posts, podcasts and other goodies . . . 

Jean-Pierre Blanger's curator insight, August 2, 2015 4:10 PM

Getting your visuals right on social media is vital to help you cut through the noise. Those lovely people at Social Media Examiner help you with this excellent compilation of blog posts, podcasts and other goodies . . . 

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How Many Photos Are Uploaded to Snapchat Every Second?

How Many Photos Are Uploaded to Snapchat Every Second? | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Despite being the smallest and youngest image-based social network, Snapchat users share more photos per second than users on every other photo-sharing network.
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Snapchat is trouncing Facebook and Instagram when it comes to volumes of images shared per second. Whatsapp is a very close second though . . .

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How to Create Social Media Images That Support Your Brand

How to Create Social Media Images That Support Your Brand | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Are you getting maximum results from your visual content? Do you use fonts, colors and clever effects to make your company's images more recognizable? Graphics that are consistent with your company's established image increase your audience engagement by creating familiarity. In this article you'll discover how to use simple design tactics to help your audience…
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Some really great advice here from Anna Guerrero of @Canva - it all boils down to being consistent with absolutely everything you do . . .

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Kaitlyn Gregg's curator insight, December 10, 2014 12:36 PM

Super interesting read. It is interesting how impactful font, word placement, and things of that sort are.

Cindy Peters's curator insight, December 12, 2014 1:40 PM

Graphics that are consistent with your company's established image increase your audience engagement by creating familiarity.

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Are You Getting Twitter Images Right? 7 Essential Do's and Don'ts . . .

Are You Getting Twitter Images Right? 7 Essential Do's and Don'ts . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Learn about the key do's and don'ts of using images on Twitter.
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Your header image needs to tell the story of your brand in one fell swoop. Look at the great example from @JetBlue . . .

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Instagram Tips for Growing Your Visual Footprint | Social Media Today

Instagram Tips for Growing Your Visual Footprint | Social Media Today | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
How can your business use Instagram more effectively to engage with your target audience? Here's a grab-bag of Instagram tips and tools.
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Do you know how to run a photo contest on Instagram? This post is packed full of great Instagram ideas . . .

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Facebook Now Lets You Comment With a Photo

Facebook Now Lets You Comment With a Photo | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook has started to roll out photo comments, a new feature that allows you to comment on posts with images rather than words.
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Say it with pictures. I suspect this new feature will lead to a shed load of "one fingered" salutes where the poster disagrees with the original post but it'll be fun to see how creative people get . . .

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6 Pinterest Tips From Power Users

6 Pinterest Tips From Power Users | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Six highly successful Pinterest pros, give their personal tips on how to "pin to win" on the social networking site . . .

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