Newest Pins of the day from April 28 – May 2 2014.  Includes curated content discussing  design, video, branding and Instagram.

4 Ways Visual Design can Improve Your Social Media Marketing

Monday’s Pin Of The Day is from +Zach Kitschke  writing for +Social Media Examiner with a great “pinnable” image created by +Canva

This article gives some great tips on why visual branding is so important.  As mentioned in the article, “A strong visual brand helps you connect with your community and effectively convey your brand’s personality.”

The article shares that you need to:

1.  Set your color palette.
2.  Determine Your Brand Fonts
3.  Use Photo Filters
4.  Design Consistent Templates.

If you want to see a great example of someone who is doing visual branding right here on Google+, make sure you check out +Rebekah Radice‘s posts.  She always does an excellent job using all the above tips IMHO.

Check out the entire article here


04-29-14 – Adding A Edited Video To Instagram

Tuesday’s Pin Of The Day is from me because I can….(cue maniacal laughter…)

Adding a video that I edited on my desktop instead of my phone is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.  There are some great apps to edit video on your phone, but I wanted to repurpose some video content that I had created for some Hangout trailers.

You can watch the +Instagram version of the Manly Show trailer here:

Here’s another funny little video that I edited and uploaded on my desktop as well:

Check out the entire tutorial here



04-30-14 – HOA Branding Tips

Wednesday’s Pin Of The Day is from my Manly Show colleague, the great +Mike Allton

In his article he gives some great tips on the how you can brand your HOA’s for maximum effect.

A couple of tips:
• Use a branded HOA banner photo
• Make a HOA teaser video that fits your brand.
• Sharing the HOA event to multiple channels

Check out the entire article here:



05-01-14 – The Power Of Video

Thursday’s Pin Of The Day is from +Brad Jefferson the CEO of+Animoto writing for +Duct Tape Marketing

Video is something I’m passionate about and this article hits the nail on the head by explaining how powerful video can be.

The article states that you need different videos for different situations in the customer lifecycle. For example:

1.  Drawing them in.
2.  Inspiring action.
3.  Building loyalty (HOA anyone?)

Make sure you check out the entire article for even more ideas.



Friday’s Pin Of The Day is from yours truly writing for +John Paul Aguiar‘s +BRAINY MARKETER blog.

+Pinterest is growing by leaps and bounds and one popular feature is the ability to create secret boards.

This article shares 7 reasons for creating a secret board.

1. Organize your imagination
2.  Share a business board with colleagues.
3.  Use as a blog research tool
4.  Use to help populate new boards.
5.  Profile successful businesses
6.  Use as a pre-launch platform.
7.  Read the article to find out!

Make sure you check out the entire article for even more ideas.