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VML Marketing Tip: Pixlr.com

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Don't forget the pictures. www.pixlr.com

A recent study showed that social media posts and blog posts are viewed 20 times more than a text alone post. Dramatic improvement to say the least. This can be really self evident if you start looking at what catches your eye while online.

It seems though that just taking a picture is not enough these days. Adding text, overlays, effects, borders seems to be the norm. But photo editing software can be expensive, cumbersome and require a high learning curve. That's why we like Pixlr. First its free and that's a plus but it packs more than what you would expect from its price tag.

Edit your images online so you don't have to download any software. Here you can crop, resize, add text easily and quickly. Use there "pixlr-o-matic" for hundreds of effects, borders and overlays to give your image more flare. Pixlr also has free apps for the apple and android devices. We really like that everyone on our team can have access to the same tools wherever and whenever. This way you can get everyone working together to make your social media strategy even more powerful.

 

VML Marketing Tip: Animoto

Add Video To Your Marketing Strategy Affordably & Easily

Video has the power to really add value to your social media and marketing efforts. Animoto is a service that allows any business to add this great tool without a big investment in equipment or knowledge. Simply upload pictures and/or video from your computer, Facebook, Instagram, flickr or your smart phone. Then select your video style, choose some music and your own custom text and SHAZAM...you have a professional looking video. The video can easily be shared and placed on your website or social media sites. There is a free version you can use or you can upgrade to make longer videos, use more templates, longer videos and even HD quality Videos. To learn more or to see some example videos, visit www.animoto.com. Check out the example video below...