The other day I was commenting to a friend that I was on Facebook when it was still ‘The Facebook.’ If you’re in my group, you may remember at that time it was just for college students, and you couldn’t do much more on it other than see what one friend was saying to another; there were no status updates, no news feed, and no sharing of videos or photos. The point is, I’m only 25 and I already feel old in the history of social media.
But as Bob Dylan famously said, the times they are a changin’, and social media seems to be doing it more frequently than other marketing channels. The most recent trend to come to social media is the dominance of visual content. Facebook has turned its walls into timelines and Pinterest, the online photo scrapbooking site, is now the number three social network in the country for total visits, and videos and infographics are peppering blogs everywhere.
If you aren’t prepared for the visual content revolution, you may be left in the dust. Not convinced? Let’s take a look at exactly how visual content is positively contributing to marketing strategies — it may just give you the push you need if you haven’t yet hopped on the visual content bandwagon (or are trying to get the resources to do so)!