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The Twitter Breakdown

The Twitter Breakdown

Twitter is one of the biggest social media sites in the world. It is quickly growing in size, with more and more people joining. This infographic boasts impressive twitter stats that marketers may find interesting.

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Social Petworking Stars

The infographic is called Social Petworking Stars, all about the top animal and pet accounts on social media – Sockington The Cat has over 1.4m followers and Boo The World’s Cutest Dog has 4.5m likes!

Social Petworking Stars

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A

The design for this infographic shows the animals in little profile boxes that help to organize the information in a creative way. I like the use of creativity in this design

Infographic Information: A

The information is fun and interesting as well as helpful for those who are looking to make their pets famous.

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Facts and Figures Behind Social Media and the Olympics

The Olympics are one of the most watched and loved television events. Whether winter or summer Olympics, people have their favorite sports they love to watch. With the advancements in technology and social media, the world today watches and wants to know what is happening in London right to the minute as it happens.

Fortunately, with the help of iPhones, Laptops, iPads, and other technology people can stay connected to their social media outlets and “Stay in the know”. To emphasize the magnitude of popularity that is expected for the Olympics, The BBC is expecting 1 Terabit per second of traffic by people wanting to stay informed. To cater to the tech crowd of Olympic fans, purpose built Wi-Fi centers throughout the London area include over 1,800 locations just for people to follow the Olympics. To emphasize the draw of the Olympics, the top 8 Olympiads alone have over 50 million followers.

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Social Networking & Your Trade Show

Social Networking & Your Trade Show

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It’s not surprising that some of the hottest trade show marketing trends revolve around social media. In the new age of social networking and technology it may seem like pop up displays for trade shows are a thing of the past. But with the use of social media tools like Facebook and Twitter, businesses can be even more successful with their trade show marketing.

Trade shows are a great way to connect with prospective customers while manning your tradeshow booths, marketing partners, new employees and influentials in your industry. Learn how to use social media to get the most out of attending your next trade show by following along in the Infographic below. See how Pre-show, during the trade show, and post-show you can use social media to engage with event attendees. Brought to you by NorthWest Creative Imaging.

Infographic Review

Infographic Design:  B-

Including so much information about trade shows, the best way to market yourself and your business and a host of other data about displays, booths and exhibits is a monumental task for this infographic, but it works for the most part. Good job fitting so much information in a small area.

Infographic Information: B

Most of the research is helpful and all of it is interesting…to a trade show marketer. I’m sure even the most veteran trade show attendee standing behind his trade show podium or demo station would learn a thing of two from this infographic.

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Using Images for Social Media Push Infographic

Using Images for Social Media Push Infographic

The old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” is even truer today with the rise of social media. When we use sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest the images are what grabs our attention. Instead of telling me about your trip on Facebook, show me the pictures so that I can see for myself. When tweeting don’t tell me you meet a celebrity, post the picture. On Pinterest it is easier to make a recipe when you see the image of what it is supposed to look like. Images are important to social media sites and to any website to keep the viewers interested.

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B+

This infographic discusses the importance of images by putting together many different images into a well-constructed infographic. The top header showing the different forms of cameras and how those have changed so much over the years demonstrates the change in how instant images are available. Instead of doing screenshots of the different social media sites the images that were used to portray these sites were very accurate. The themes matched that of their social media counterparts. I do have to say that at times it felt like there was too much going on and I was not sure where to read next. And really for an infographic about images and their importance, some of the images were not very exciting. I did enjoy that one of the percentages was show as the lens of the camera that was colored in. Overall though a nice looking infographic that really conveyed the message of how important images are to social media and websites.

Infographic Information: A

The information in this infographic is interesting because it really discusses the importance of a good image on your site. Pinterest has done so well because a large majority of its site is made up of high quality pictures. The infographic pointed out that Facebook has realized the importance of images and has purchased Instagram. Instagram is an app that allows users to take pictures and format them any way they would like before sharing with their friends. The discussion of how images affect articles was great because as someone who writes blogs I know that it is extremely important to have an image if you want your post to get read. The image grabs the attention of the reader and leads them to the article. I was not surprised to see the statistic that 67% of consumers said that a product image is important in selecting a product. We all know that as consumers we want to see something before we buy it so having an image available online is just expected now. The information was interesting and very informative about the importance of images on sites especially social media sites.

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Are You Addicted to Your Mobile Phone Infographic

Are You Addicted to Your Mobile Phone Infographic

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This UK-based infographic asks if you are addicted to your mobile phone.  They say that 83% of people own mobile phones, and I am thinking they are talking about the population of the UK, because no way for the whole world, you know?  Of that 83%, 35% own smartphones.  Of the people who own cell phones, about half of them admit to be addicted to their devices.  Scary.

What do people do on their phones?  44% get on the internet.  23% participate in social networking.  38% send and receive emails.  73% take photos with their phones.  54% send those photos or video with their phone.  73% of mobile phone owners text message.

What would people be willing to sacrifice in order to keep their mobile phones?  70% of mobile phone owners would sacrifice alcohol (because what is the fun of drunk dialing on a pay phone?), 63% would give up chocolate (are they crazy?), and 33% would give up sex (we’re guessing the mobile phone has something to do with that for that 33%…).

Signs of Smartphone Addiction

Of the following scenarios, if  more than 7 apply to you, you’re addicted to your mobile phone and should seek help in the form of outdoors and fresh air immediately.  Leave the phone at home.

Scenario 1 – I never turn off my mobile phone.  See the image for more statistics related to this scenario, and for the following.  I don’t want to give everything away in this description!

Scenario 2 – I walk and text.

Scenario 3 – I don’t care where I am, I’ll talk on my phone.

Scenario 4 – I use company time to make personal calls.

Scenario 5 – I Facebook, Twitter, etc during work meetings.

Scenario 6 – I take my phone to the potty with me, and use it while I’m doing my businesses.

Scenario 7 – Rather than talking to people, I check my email, Twitter feed, etc. in public.

Scenario 8 – I don’t even watch TV anymore.  I just watch stuff on my phone.

Scenario 9 – I check my social feeds in the middle of the night.

The bottom line?  Moderation is key.

Scorecard

Design:  B-

It’s kind of busy, and the colors don’t quite work.

Information:  B+

I don’t like stuff that is region specific that doesn’t state it’s region-specific.  The internet is international, Baby.

Source: Are you addicted to your mobile? by cashgenerator.co

Doodle Space Infographic

Doodle Space Infographic

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The infographic you’ll see when you  go to the full Doodlespace was created to provide creative inspiration for people looking for it in regards to branding, advertising, and other subjects. It searches the Twitter API for terms, and that is what populates the little “idea clouds” you see. What you see above is a static picture of the piece, but if you Have fun. It’s mesmerizing.   I personally didn’t draw inspiration from the tweet that talked about how today was a good day to go back to bed (except for now I’m thinking it’s a good time to go back to bed), but as more ideas are pulled through the Doodlespace, more ideas will be available to you.  So you can check back for more.

Some random things I saw while I stared at the Doodlespace for a while:

-Busted out an old season of Scrubs #greatidea
-Trying to talk Kinny into getting on Twitter #greatidea #everyoneagrees
– Thinking like a parent, #goodidea #bro
– So I’m thinking about growing a bear…@goodidea ??

So, I guess it will take the thought leaders a while to jump on the bandwagon, but if you want your tweets to be heard in this cool little cloud, use the hashtags #goodidea or #greatidea and check back often.

Design:  A

Very, very creative.

Information:  ?

It’s too soon to tell.  But the idea is an A+

Source:  Ideas by Net

The Hidden Cost of Running an Office

The Hidden Cost of Running an Office

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This is an infographic about the costs of running an office in the UK.  Visually, it’s very attractive.  For some reason, I really enjoy the use of the color blue in an infographic.  Someone told me once that blue was the most pleasing color for websites and for paint colors.  I don’t know if there is any correlation between the two, except that you can spend a long time on website, and a long time in a room.  But I digress…

Desk Space

This section addresses the average cost of desk space – having someone occupy a workstation each year.  The highest is in London’s West End, followed by the city of London, then Birmingham, Manchester, and finally Cardiff.  The variance between the highest cost per workspace and the lowest is about ten thousand pounds.

Power and Surfing the Internet

The average office worker uses 6,886.7 kwH each year, costing almost seven hundred pounds, annually.  Additionally, they estimate that 4.4% of work hours are dedicated to surfing the web for non-work-related reasons, like social networking sites, and that it results in an annual loss of over nine hundred pounds per employee.  I bet the numbers in the US are MUCH higher.  *checks Twitter feed*

Office Supplies

This section is labeled “office supplies” but they only talk about the essential essential – toilet paper.  They estimate that every employee uses the equivalent of almost seventeen pounds (money, not weight) of toilet paper each year.  I don’t know what toilet paper costs in the UK, but here in the US you’re looking at about eight dollars for a 12-pack of “double rolls” which is supposed to be the equivalent of two rolls but isn’t really because it’s extra fluffy, so that’s about seventy cents per roll, and if you convert the 16.98 British Pounds to dollars, it’s $27.70, which means that if the consumption of toilet paper is similar from country to country, people use about 41.5 rolls of toilet paper per year.  I think I might have digressed again, and this time with bad math.  Either way, that’s a lot of TP.

Utilities

Back to power, which earlier was broken down by employee cost, now it’s broken down by cost per employee, per year, by region.  Did you know that leaving a monitor powered on overnight uses the same amount of power it would take to print 800 pages?

Tea Breaks

Four hundred pounds = 24 minutes per employee per day.  Wowsa.

Sick Days

Sick days only cost two hundred pounds per year per employee more than tea breaks.

Smoking Breaks

Broken down by region, smoking breaks cost a lot more than tea breaks, sick days, and toilet paper.

Expenses

Four hundred sixty two pounds per year are claimed for business expenses – mostly for travel and accommodation.

Salaries

A necessary evil, the median income of employees by region, per week is outlined in this section.

Design:  a solid A –

It’s blue (I like that) and it is attractively laid out and easy to understand.

Information:  A

The information is good and valuable to a UK business owner.

Source:  Small business insurance and office insurance from Towergate

Identify your Annoying Facebook Friends from High School Infographic

Identify your Annoying Facebook Friends from High School Infographic

Facebook Friend Types Infographic

I’m going to make a very safe assumption that everyone reading this has not only heard of Facebook, but actually uses Facebook. I can also make a probably assumption when I write, you are an active member of the Facebook community, yes? Well, even if you don’t use Facebook, you are probably familiar with how your Mom, or Brother or friends use the privacy-bashing, exhibitionist software tool, but I digress…

The real question this infographic answers is how do you categorize the friends you may have on Facebook and this graphic goes a bit further and classifies your high school classmates. I think you can safely use this as a guide whether you are still in high school or looking to attend your 50th reunion.

The design is very limited, but takes on many of the characteristics of the site is it mocking. I think the blue used by Facebook has been renamed Facebook Blue, or at least it should be. The blue in question has lost its identity to Facebook. But I digress…the choice of colors are smart as is the typeface (at least for the subheads), another homage to Facebook. The problem begins with writing body copy with this typeface. It isn’t an easy to read font choice and it gets even harder when you use ALL CAPS. I assume this choice to use all caps was too help readability on the internet where small type sizes are hard to read. A better choice than all caps would have been another font with a tall x-height which would make readability much better. Okay, before the design Nazis spring upon me, the body coyp is using small caps, which is even worse, in my opinion for readability.

I’m a big fan of simple illustrations. I love artistic masterpieces and realism as much as anyone, but humor often lends itself to simple drawings such as those used here.  Simple shapes, flat colors and white backgrounds enhance each image with quick recognition of the characters profile type, especially meshed with the blue subhead to the right. I would have appreciated some more expressive expressions on the faces as most seem to have a smile and happy countenance.

The content, which is the dominant factor in this funny infographic, really soars. I didn’t LOL (laugh out loud for those of you without a Facebook account) but I did smile a few times and chuckled under my breath, and while I am required to read the entire infographic, I didn’t mind doing so and enjoyed it. My favorites were The Overaccomplished (who you watch with jealousy), The Dreamer (with status updates about his latest gig at Bingo night) and my favorite person to dislike on Facebook and Twitter the TMI Guy (talking about the gas he produces and the girl he claims to have seduced). Not everyone is a winner, you can skip The Girl You Never Talked To, but the rest were worth the time to read.

While the word infographic is getter muddier and muddier; is this really an infographic or a comic, at least we have something to entertain us until it is time to update our Facebook status.

Design: C+

There isn’t much design: box with simple figure and text to the right. But there doesn’t need to be much design. The strength is supposed to be the textual content. People are done okay, but more expression could have made this a much stronger piece.

Content: B+

The content was amusing and the jokes landed most of the time, even if they were a soft landing. Only one was a “swing and a miss” so you can’t criticize but so much. An infographic that makes you laugh is a rarity so congratulations to ClassFinders.com for accomplishing that.

Facebook Types submitted for review by ClassFinders.com – Submit your infographic for a review.

Moblie Marketing & Tagging Infographic

Moblie Marketing & Tagging Infographic

Mobile Marketing and Advertising Landscape Infographic

From the infographic: “People are spending more time on their mobile phones than ever before. As marketers we have to understand these new types of consumers… Technologies like mobile tagging can help us understand the mobile consumer and deliver relevant messages.”

This mobile marketing infographic does a good job at disseminating the information into easy to read bits (USA Today) and uses bright colors against a neutral gray background to help those colors pop even more. While the infographic is a bit longer and thinner than I would like, you have to give full credit for utilizing that thin space very productively. Easy to read text and large numbers make a quick can possible, without having to read every word. You want more information, slow down and look again. In a hurry? A quick scan tells you how plentiful mobile devices are – 4 billion – and how many ways people use their smartphones to socialize (twitter, facebook, youtube, etc.). Basic people objects are used skillfully and a touch of humor has been added without distracting from the data on mobile marketing. A particularly nice touch is using the “f” in facebook to act as a graph, filling it 1/3 full to show the facebook mobile user base.

The content is fun and the data is believable. I don’t think any of the numbers surprise anyone, in fact the very content is probably considered obvious by anyone using a mobile phone, about 4 billion of us. But that is par for the course for most infographics – data you most likely know, but aren’t sure about. The data does do something I like especially and that is comparing mobile devices to other forms of entertainment, after all the mobile device is primarily and entertainment device and a secondarily a communication tool nowadays. One number did surprise me…1/2 of all local searches are performed on a mobile device. I wonder if movie listings were removed from that figure, would the numbers drop drastically? Most SEO companies would find this information about local mobile searches very interesting, I would imagine, as would local businesses.

Design: B

The graphic design reminds me of top 40 music, which I like, in that it doesn’t provide anything cutting edge but it has a beat you can dance to. I enjoyed the color scheme and the graphics. Everything meshed well, both colors and graphics) and was designed with a cohesive mindset and that is saying a lot in today’s everyone-is-a-designer-world.

Content B –

Data and facts in this infographic were easy to digest and in line with what I expected for the most part. Very few “Oh, wow?” moments but the topic is fairly popular and well-covered in today’s media. Still, the research appears sound and went further than I suspected so a good effort all around.