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Viral Communications. The Ultimate Guide to Using Animated GIFs in Your Marketing. Animated GIFs.

The Ultimate Guide to Using Animated GIFs in Your Marketing

Think they're just for internet geeks? Think again. The fact is, animated GIFs have dominated the world of online memes for some time now, going viral across social media and blogs many times over. And when something's around long enough and gets enough attention, you can bet marketers will start experimenting with ways to turn them into a new tool to add to their marketing toolkit.

If you're still not sure what the heck we're talking about when we say "animated GIF," it's really just a series of still image frames coded into a single file. Now you know what we're talking about! A Brief Introduction to the Animated GIF The original GIF specification was introduced by CompuServe in 1987. A few years after the evolution of Web 2.0, however, people started realizing that they could use animated GIFs in a lot of different ways and feature them in a lot more places, like blogs and social networks.

The Benefits of Animated GIFs for Marketers. GIF, JPG and PNG - What's the Difference? This article was written in 2011 and remains one of our most popular posts.

GIF, JPG and PNG - What's the Difference?

If you’re keen to learn more about the use of images on the web, you may find this recent article on lorempixel of great interest. When working with digital image files, it is essential to know the differences between each one, so you know when to use them. The main difference between files formats is how they are used when designing for the web and the outcome they produce. One produces highly optimized simple graphics, another is used for most images, and the third option is used for complex graphics, gradients and transparency. 9 Free GIF Maker Apps for iPhone and Android. Did you know that you can make your own animated images with one of the many free GIF maker apps available for your iPhone or Android, and then share them instantly?

9 Free GIF Maker Apps for iPhone and Android

Animated GIF images have become wildly popular in places on the web like Tumblr and Reddit, but if you’re not too keen on creating them manually (or simply don't know how), you can download one of the many useful free apps to simplify the process and save time. Here’s a list of 9 great and free GIF maker apps you can get started with right away on your iPhone and/or Android. Different Apps with Different GIF Styles It may take a few tries before you find a GIF maker app that you like. The subtle movement of Cinemagram, for example, may be ideal for those looking for the smallest artistic touch on an image. You Can Finally Put GIFs on Facebook, Here's How. Gigi's favorite gif artists: scorpion dagger. Figure i should re-post these, seeing as it’s Back to The Future day. attn: canadians. don’t forget to vote!

gigi's favorite gif artists: scorpion dagger

Here’s another gif i made for 4newswall – check ‘em out. i’ll be making gifs over at the 4newswall for the next couple of weeks. check ‘em out. Comunicación Viral. Oscar Martinez, Edugestor cultural.

Comunicación Viral

@sarok Thinking Doing Digital Culture Projects, Innovation, Inclusion, International Projects, Consultancy, Fabbing, Participation, Education Mario Hinojos, Creador de contenidos online Licenciado en Ciencias de la Comunicación por el Tec de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara, México; y Máster en Gestión y Comunicación Cultural por la Universidad de Barcelona, España. Principalmente orientado a los nuevos formatos de creación de contenidos online; do it your self, remezcla, escrituras transmedia, digital storytelling, etc. con especial enfoque tanto en las narrativas literarias y el periodismo cultural, como en la comunicación audiovisual y las producciones de bajo formato. Bea Reguant, Diseñadora Gràfica (y mucho más) ‘…soy una diseñadora gráfica rubia. Jose Abellán, Storyteller, Transmedia Producer y Gamification Designer. Social Media Day. Social Media and Prosumerism. 5 Video Apps to Boost Your Social Media Reach. Do you want to increase your Social Media reach and make your message go viral?

5 Video Apps to Boost Your Social Media Reach

Are you tired of Facebook limiting the reach of your posts? Video content is one of the best ways to increase your followers’ engagement on Social Media; and when engagement rises, your reach will also grow. The power of video as highly engaging content is the reason why most Social Media platforms are implementing new video products: video ads on Facebook, animated gifs on Twitter, the launch of Hyperlapse for Instagram, etc… However, if you just create the same type of videos as everyone else, chances are, your followers will also ignore these posts. Users pay more attention to content that is unusual and unique. In this article, I will describe some apps for smartphones that will allow you to create outstanding and unique videos that will surely increase your engagement by making your videos stand out of the mass. 1.

Magisto solves this problem by doing all the work for you. That’s it. Social Media Marketing Basics – The Starter Guide For SMM Managers. It’s your first time in Social Media Marketing (SMM) and you feel stiff and not too sure on how to proceed.

Social Media Marketing Basics – The Starter Guide For SMM Managers

Or you are a blogger, a solopreneur or a freelance business owner who needs Social Media like bread and oxygen to build a platform and find readers and clients, but you don’t even know where to get started. In any case, you’re lucky. :) I wrote this guide just for you! It covers the basics, so worry not— you’re not going to jump start with a big bag of headaches as an asset.

SMM is not as difficult as words make it look. Social Media Marketing Basics – The Starter Guide For SMM Managers. Social Media Marketing – Just The Basics. 10 Laws of Social Media Marketing. Leveraging the power of content and social media marketing can help elevate your audience and customer base in a dramatic way.

10 Laws of Social Media Marketing

But getting started without any previous experience or insight could be challenging. The basics: 30 social media marketing tips for beginners. I love when I see friends and co-workers hopping aboard and starting to embrace social media as a regular part of their work or personal lives.

The basics: 30 social media marketing tips for beginners

Because many people are still learning, some insider tips are helpful and crucial to their effectiveness on their social media channels. Here is a bevy of tips, plus a bonus “cheat sheet” SlideShare deck. Facebook 1. A fan page is for your company Facebook page; a profile page is for your personal page. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.