Initially released in 1987 in the form of an animated icon that illustrates or drives an action, the traditional GIF lost its touch over the years. Fortunately, the internet is a bit like the fashion world – it kills trends only to bring them back to life. The same thing happened with the GIF. With […]
The 50th edition of the Consumer Electronics Show has left a lot of people expecting for the exhibited products to be launched officially. Among them, social media and marketing experts saw CES 2017 gadgets as an opportunity to take their strategies to the next level. The trade show taking place in Las Vegas offered a […]
For Instagram, 2016 was quite a busy year that brought not only a revamped user interface but also a lot of new features. While some of these were original, others were “loosely” based on Instagram’s arch-rival, Snapchat (a comparison of these two photo-sharing platforms is available here). All in all, Instagram’s new features are meant […]
57 blog posts (31 on our german blog), 3 guest posts, 1 infograhpic and 5 eBooks – that was the year 2016 on our Swat.io blog in sheer numbers. But where there’s lots of content getting published, there are (hopefully!) readers as well! And so, like last year, we continue our end-of-the-year tradition to present you the […]
When brands create visual marketing campaigns, they don’t typically pick Tumblr among their primary channels. Yet, the 555 million monthly users make the Yahoo-owned microblogging and social networking website a force to be reckoned with. Marketers who choose it for relaying their brands’ messages need to be aware of what’s working best on Tumblr. Calvin […]
Inspiring and captivating through meaningful messages is essential for brands who want to keep their name fresh in the minds of their audience. What better way to achieve this than through visual content? While photos and videos can convey entire messages on their own, sometimes they simply add a deeper dimension to the text. In this […]
Early last week, Instagram introduced two new updates that make the app more appealing to both individuals and businesses. While Instagram Direct added disappearing photos and videos for groups and friends, we’ll focus this blog post on the addition of live video in Instagram Stories, and how this feature makes the line between Instagram and […]
Video marketing entails numerous techniques that make your content more appealing to both search engines and your audience.
Visual content marketing campaigns that lead to audience engagement typically feature one or more of the following ingredients.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as Oscar Wilde said, then Instagram has been flattering Snapchat quite a lot this year. The recently launched Instagram Stories feature enables both individuals and brands to better promote themselves. However, the world couldn’t help but notice how similar to Snapchat Stories this feature is. Instagram CEO […]