How to Create Perfectly Sized Social Media Images

Need to create an image for your next social media post but can’t remember what size it should be? Then you need to check out Autre planète’s Social Media Image Maker.

create-social-media-images

This easy to use tool will allow you to resize – and even retouch your social media images in seconds. The only thing missing is the ability to overlay text on your image.

Here is a quick guide to get you started using Social Media Image Maker.

  1. Go to http://www.autreplanete.com/ap-social-media-image-maker/
  2. Choose your social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.)
  3. social-media-image-sizes

  4. Select the type of image you want to create (cover photo, profile image, etc.)
  5. Drag and drop your photo into the image editor
  6. Crop, edit and tweak your image
  7. social-media-image-editing

  8. Apply your changes and download your image

There’s not much else too it! You will be creating the perfectly sized image for your social media page in no time!

Enjoy!
- Andy

Digital Marketing Weekly Roundup – July 26, 2013

Happy Friday, everyone! Here are the top digital marketing stories and articles you may have missed from around the web this week.

digital-marketing-weekly-roundup

Extra Credit

Have a great weekend!
- Andy

Choosing the Right Facebook Cover Photo

With the arrival of Facebook’s Timeline for Brand Pages we’ve started to see many brands utilize new features such as the cover photo to emphasize the mission of their organization, as well as promote specific campaigns. Here’s a look at a couple of my favorite cover photos I’ve seen so far.

 

1. HOPE International

HOPE International is using a beautiful image of smiling faces along with a short summary of the organization’s mission statement. Like most organizations, they are using their profile picture to feature their logo.


2. Invisible Children

This is a great example of using your cover photo to raise awareness about a specific campaign. This clean, simple design does a great job of promoting their KONY campaign without using a “call to action”, which is currently prohibited under Facebook’s cover photo guidelines. They have included a URL in their design which is technically a violation of Facebook’s guidelines. As of now, it’s unclear how strict Facebook will be on brands and organizations that violate their guidelines.

So what about your company or organization? Have you taken the leap and switched over to the new Facebook Brand Pages? If so, I’d love to check out your page! Leave a comment below with the link to your Facebook page.

If you haven’t made the switch yet you should definitely check out Beth Kanter’s cheat sheet to help your organization plan and implement the new brand page. Also, I highly recommend you read through Facebook’s guide to the new brand pages. It will give you great insight into the new changes as well as what you can and cannot include in your cover photo.

 

Scott Monty on Ford’s Social Media Strategy

Check out this great video with Scott Monty from the folks over at Social Media Examiner. Scott Monty is the head of social media for Ford Motors. In the video Monty discusses just a few of the unique social media campaigns Ford has used to boost car sales. Enjoy!

Scott Monty, Ford from Michael A. Stelzner on Vimeo.

Forrest Gump and the Influence of Your Life

No matter what mood I’m in or how many times I’ve seen it, I can always watch Forrest Gump.

The stories draw you in and the characters feel like old friends.

It’s beautiful to see how one life can influence so many others.

Easily, we forget that we have the potential to be a positive influence in the lives of those around us, and for me, this movie reminds me of that fact.

James Truslow Adams said, “The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”

How are you spending your life?

Will people feel the reverberations of your existence when you’re dead and gone?

Or, Will your influence end when you are six feet under?

Social Media Demographics

An interesting breakdown of who’s using which social media sites.

You might be surprised by some of the statistics.

viva.

Last Thanksgiving I decided I would take one photograph.

Every day. For the next year.

I failed…Here are the results.

viva. from Andy Walker on Vimeo.