Bi Weekly Resource Round Up Vol 24

Featured Flocksy Team Member Design Of The Month:

 
Here is a custom facebook ad mockup created for a client by Flocksy team member Janelle.

All custom illustrations/brand designs/marketing materials on Flocksy are created completely from scratch by one of our extremely talented graphic design creatives.

Start a graphic design project today and see results in just hours!

8 Guidelines To Follow If You Want Your Startup To Succeed

    by Flocksy writer Jules

  Around 90% of startups fail. You need more than just a great idea. In this article, you will learn 8 essential tips to guide your startup to success.   continue

Navigating The First Year Of Your Startup

by Flocksy Writer Mariah.

  It’s no secret that starting a business is intimidating. Branching out and taking a leap of faith to embark on a new journey with an unclear path isn’t for everyone.

But, if you’re reading this, then it means that you’re ready to start taking the steps to solidify your future and build your startup into a driving force of innovation and ingenuity.  continue  

10 Great Explainer Videos To Inspire You

by Flocksy Writer Eden.  

Whether you’re new to marketing or are a seasoned veteran, every marketer needs to know how to make an explainer video.

But what if you’re stuck on what to do when making your explainer video? Luckily, we’re here to help you.

This blog post will discuss 10 examples of great explainer videos and why we like them so much. continue

Brand Buckets And How To Use Them

by Flocksy Writer Rachel.
   
When you submit a project request, you’ll be prompted to fill out information about the task. Before doing this, though, you should upload files to your brand bucket.

Doing so helps ensure that the creatives have the information that they need to successfully complete your project. continue

Bi-Weekly Resource Round Up Vol 23

Featured Flocksy Team Member Design Of The Month:

  Here is a custom facebook ad mockup created for a client by Flocksy team member Amanda.

All custom illustrations/brand designs/marketing materials on Flocksy are created completely from scratch by one of our extremely talented graphic design creatives.

Start a graphic design project today and see results in just hours!

How To Choose the Best Typography for Your Website

      by Flocksy writer Mary Lee

  You’ve put so much work into developing the content that makes up a website, and now it’s time to put on the finishing touches.

That includes choosing the typography that represents your client, the site, the products, or the service in the best light.  continue

The Evolution and Future of Web Design

by Flocksy Writer Rachel.

  These days, the user experience is everything, and web designers are happily pushing boundaries to offer something extraordinary.

Still, classic design elements have formed the foundation of today’s digital realm.

Let’s take a walk through the evolution of web design.  continue    

Pre-built Websites: A Convenient Trend

by Flocksy Writer Alexandra.  

Web design trends come and go like everything else.

But there’s one that stands out among the pack for it’s huge impact and convenience.

That is the trend of pre-built websites.
continue

How to Leave Feedback For Your Creative

by Flocksy Writer Rachel.

Now that your creative project has been posted on Flocksy, you can sit back and await great results.

But when the team member added to your project sends over a draft or proof, you might find yourself facing a difficult question:

What do you do if you don’t like the result? continue

Bi-Weekly Resource Round Up Vol 22

Featured Flocksy Team Member Design Of The Month:

Here is a custom flyer mockup created for a client by Flocksy team member Janelle.

All custom illustrations/brand designs/marketing materials on Flocksy are created completely from scratch by one of our extremely talented graphic design creatives.

Start a graphic design project today and see results in just hours!

10 Tips For Making Great Explainer Videos

    by Flocksy writer Eden

Need a hand making an explainer video for your business? You’ve come to the right place. An explainer video can assist with business, advertising, and marketing in several ways.

What is an explainer video, you might ask? Well, an explainer video is a short film explaining your product to the consumer and why they should buy it.

In this guide, I’ll give you ten tips on how you can make an awesome explainer video for your business in order to drive up sales and show others how you stand out uniquely from the rest of the crowd. continue

My Honest Review of Thonest (Updated 2022)

by Flocksy Staff Writer.

Thonest is a decentralized sales and feedback tool that allows you to let your existing
customers answer questions from potential customers.

Using a mix of AI and software, potential customers can ask
questions and existing customers can respond.

Questions are available for everyone to view,
making your company more honest and open, building trust with new users.  continue    

12 Types Of Business Posters To Inspire You

by Flocksy Staff Writer.

The internet is filled with tiny ads no bigger than a stick of gum to elaborate and often irritating pop-ups.

But their size is a deficit. Business posters, on the other hand, reign supreme because they can be many sizes, often larger than 3 feet by 5 feet, and can incorporate visual attractions more than many other options, including internet marketing ideas.

The resolution, the colors, the style, and even the shape, all draw the eye, and with the right focus points, can even improve your exposure to a large audience. continue

Building Your Brand with a Personal Website

by Flocksy Writer Amy.

Building your personal brand can be just as important as building a company brand.

No matter what your business or career industry is, by building your personal brand, you develop an audience and are able to further your creative and business endeavors.   continue

Bi-Weekly Resource Round Up Vol 21

Featured Flocksy Team Member Design Of The Month:

Here is a custom flyer graphic mockup created for a client by Flocksy team member Eman.

All custom illustrations/brand designs/marketing materials on Flocksy are created completely from scratch by one of our extremely talented graphic design creatives.

Start a graphic design project today and see results in just hours!

Revamp or Rebuild? What to Do With Your Old Website

    by Flocksy writer Rachel
  With web technology changing and improving constantly, it’s easy for websites to look out- of-date even within a few years of creation. You may be wondering whether you need a whole new website or merely a facelift. Here’s what to keep I mind when making that decision. continue

How to Improve Your Email Open Rate

by Flocksy writer Matt.
One question many marketers ask themselves is “how can I get my emails opened?” While there are plenty tricks out there, we recommend a thoughtful approach that focuses on communicating with those subscribed and giving them something valuable or tangible from the beginning so it pays off at the end.   continue    

How Are Your Media Relations? Give Them A Boost With These 5 Tips

by Flocksy writer Kasey.
    In the digital age, a relationship with the media is crucial to getting your business out in the public eye. The process of building this relationship is the core of media relations. Not only does this build a valuable connection with people who can improve your reputation in the community, it’s a way to get some free marketing. continue

12 Great TV Logos To Inspire You

by Flocksy Writer Danielle. 
  With so many great shows, marketing teams need to develop great logos that fans can remember and recognize. These 12 great television logos are memorable, effective, and creative. continue

My Honest Review of Thonest (Updated 2022)

Overview

Thonest is a decentralized sales and feedback tool that allows you to let your existing customers answer questions from potential customers.

Using a mix of AI and software, potential customers can ask questions and existing customers can respond. Questions are available for everyone to view, making your company more honest and open, building trust with new users.

We tested Thonest and wrote down how to install it and what we thought of the overall platform.

Add Thonest to your Website

Thonest is really easy to setup. Once you create an account, you are brought to a page to add a website. You just added your website URL and then the code to your website code.

If you don’t know how to do this, you can have a developer do it for you, or message Thonest and they will install it for you.

Add a Thonest Discussion

Once you add your website, you then add and customize the discussion overlay. You can change the colors to reflect your brand, edit the button and heading text and edit where you want to place the button. Once you customize it, you will see an area with code to install the Discussion.

You then simply add the Discussion Code to the website where you want the discussion to show.

Thonest Overlay

With the Discussion installed, it was ready to go! The button looked great on our website and brought up the overlay when clicked.

We got a lot of questions from potential customers and had our existing customers and sales team respond. It really helped with making what we offered more transparent and honest.

Commenting and the Dashboard

We loved being able to respond to customers in the Thonest dashboard. All the communication was in real time and it was so easy, it felt like we were texting.

Pros

  • It was free with the Basic Plan
  • It was easy to install
  • They have great support
  • The dashboard was easy on the eyes and intuitive. Once you set up the overlay, you can manage everything from the dashboard
  • It was really easy to comment back to people, see replies and view stats.

Cons

  • It has limited features as of now
  • You have to pay if you start using it a lot (however their free plan is perfect for any small business or startup)

Summary

I would recommend them to any company looking to increase conversions in a cost effective way. It is easy to use and add to your website and doesn’t cost much. The perfect addition to your sales team.

Bi-Weekly Resource Round Up Vol 20

Featured Flocksy Team Member Design Of The Month:

Here is a custom flyer graphic mockup created for a client by Flocksy team member Amanda.

All custom illustrations/brand designs/marketing materials on Flocksy are created completely from scratch by one of our extremely talented graphic design creatives.

Start a graphic design project today and see results in just hours!  

How To Write a Project Brief

    by Flocksy writer Rachel
To request your first creative project on Flocksy, you’ll need to fill out a project brief. Doing so ensures that the creatives who are added to your project will have the information and assets they need to deliver what you want.

Here’s how to go through our project request process, as well as some pointers on what to include in your brief.  continue

How to Write Better Headlines

by Flocksy writer Matt.  
There are many principles and foundations to adhere to when crafting a great headline; here are some of the top tips to follow when crafting headlines of your own.  continue    

Why Google Hates AI, And Why Your Business Needs Flocksy’s Amazing Copywriting Services

by Flocksy writer Janelle.
  Regardless of how AI is used, website and blog owners using GPT-3 and other AI content generators to pump out their content are risking penalties if detected by Google’s algorithm. continue

12 Great Movie Studio Logos To Inspire You

by Flocksy Writer Matt G.
  These Movie Studio logos are incredibly creative and convey information with just a few simple artistic building blocks.    continue

12 Types Of Business Posters To Inspire You

The world of marketing is a wild and wonderful place filled with both the classic approaches to basic advertising and the more innovative electronic offerings, designed to grab your target customer’s attention.

The internet is filled with tiny ads no bigger than a stick of gum to elaborate and often irritating pop-ups. But their size is a deficit.

Business posters, on the other hand, reign supreme because they can be many sizes, often larger than 3 feet by 5 feet, and can incorporate visual attractions more than many other options, including internet marketing ideas.

The resolution, the colors, the style, and even the shape, all draw the eye, and with the right focus points, can even improve your exposure to a large audience.

If you are looking for a passive way to promote your company, we have some business poster ideas you might love.

They have all been used to great success and we think they can bring you a positive outcome in your traffic flow and improve your bottom line.

Here Are 12 Types Of Business Posters Commonly Used For Marketing

  1. Formative Posters

These are less of a cluster bomb and more of a scalpel. Formative posters target a very specific traffic set, visually drawing in only those in the respective field within the artwork and wording.

Medical professionals, law firms, and businesses of this type prefer these poster styles.

  1. Fashion Posters

Do you make or sell clothing, bathing suits, or accessories? Do you use models to display how your products would look to your target audience? Then a fashion poster is perfect for you.

It shows your wares in the right light, similar to a well-shot magazine ad.

  1. Political Posters

Never let it be said that politics is mutually exclusive from other businesses. You are still selling something. You are selling your candidate.

You are selling what they stand for, who they are attached to within a political party, and even selling their visage.

  1. Subject Posters

These are commonly used to promote events. If you are having a block party, an art gallery opening, or even a yard sale, subject posters tell your traffic exactly what is happening, when it will show, and sometimes even how much it will cost while drawing attention and getting to the point.

  1. Campaign Poster

Are you excited about a special event or month? Is it peach season in your town? Are you a huge advocate for breast cancer awareness?

For any campaign that needs maximum eyes to promote it, spreading your message can be achieved with a campaign poster.

  1. Digital Posters

These are very common in bus portals and on fixed walls inside high-traffic structures. You often see them at the airport where poster placement is tricky.

Digital Posters are designed to change images at certain intervals to promote many businesses, not just one.

  1. Corporate Posters

To promote your fortune 500 business, turn to corporate posters. They are not incredibly common and are often found within a certain proximity to the business they are displaying.

Companies that want to keep a firm connection with the public use these liberally.

  1. Show Posters

You have seen these outside movie theaters, opera houses, and even the auditoriums of schools. Anywhere a show is playing, one, or many, show posters will be present.

They change frequently with the rotating of shows and are very cinematic in their display.

  1. Infomercial Posters

Similar to the infomercials you see on TV when wracked with insomnia at 3 a.m., these posters show products that you already use and new products that are just being released.

They are designed to inspire you to buy these products and improve the company traffic via word of mouth.

  1. Affirmation Posters

We see posters every day. Has one ever inspired you? Maybe there was a quote from a great philosopher, a religious passage, or an image of your favorite superhero saying something poignant.

You have just witnessed the power of passive affirmation.

  1. Backlit Posters

These catch the eye, even at night, with some simple but effective lighting. They are often simple posters set into a lightbox. Again, these are common at shows and concerts that run late into the evening.

The lighting is perfectly angled to see them from a distance.

  1. Propaganda Posters

Of all the poster options, these are met with the most distrust. Propaganda posters are designed by a party or business to spread a particular message based on opinions that are sometimes met with a poor reaction.

They are often used to sling mud at political candidates or rival companies.


Final Thoughts

Posters will always be used to promote businesses, products, services, and even ideals. They can be covered over, torn off the wall, and even smashed, but once a person has seen and absorbed what they display, the seed is planted.

That seed grows into a living entity, capable of driving new customers to your offering, but also can push them away.

When creating your business poster, know your audience, know your traffic spot, and place it strategically. Just putting it anywhere won’t achieve the desired effect. You must do the research, the recon, and be pragmatic.

The upside of posters over billboards is people can stop and take a closer look at the poster if it grabs them without the potential of vehicle collisions. Certainly, a safer and more economical choice.

Bi-Weekly Resource Roundup Vol 19

Featured Flocksy Team Member Design Of The Month:

Here is a custom Facebook/ social media marketing graphic mockup created for a client by Flocksy team member Dave.

All custom illustrations/brand designs/marketing materials on Flocksy are created completely from scratch by one of our extremely talented graphic design creatives.

Start a graphic design project today and see results in just hours!  

5 Simple Steps to a Compelling One-Page Website Design

    by Flocksy writer Rachel.
Whether you’re creating a landing page for your latest campaign, designing a portfolio site, or just want to keep it simple, a one-page website can be just as effective as a multi-page site — or perhaps more so… continue

How To Write An Effective Business Blog

by Flocksy writer Matt.  
Business blogs are a simple and fun way to spread the message of your brand, increase identification, and create intimacy with both your current customer base and potential customers.  continue    

The 5 Secrets of Top-Performing E-Commerce Sites

by Flocksy writer Rachel.
  Selling anything requires an understanding of your target audience and a compelling sales presentation. Your e-commerce site has to pull triple duty: It has to attract traffic, convert leads, and keep customers coming back. Here are the five secrets for e-commerce success.   continue

10 Famous Motorcycle Logos That Make a Statement

by Flocksy writer Mark.
  Motorcycles come in many different shapes and sizes, from the chopper, to café style racing bikes, to the one we all know, the Harley Davidson. The identifier that sets these apart has to be unique, and as you will see from our list, there are almost zero similarities between the brands.    continue

Bi-Weekly Resource Roundup Vol 18

Hi Everyone!

We have recently added Flocksy to the Zapier Marketplace!

This means that you can now use Slack, Trello, Jira and more to manage all your projects.

Click here to view it on the marketplace.

UPCOMING EVENT: How to use Flocksy with Zapier, adding video feedback and more

Sam Ryan the co-founder and CEO of Flocksy will walk you through how using Zapier with Flocksy can boost your productivity, as well as answering any questions you have and talking about some exciting new features

Join Sam on April, 27th @ 11am EST – The link is here

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more!

Cheers,

Team Flocksy

Featured Flocksy Team Member Design Of The Month:

Here is a custom Facebook/ social media marketing graphic mockup created for a client by Flocksy team member Sourish.

All custom illustrations/brand designs/marketing materials on Flocksy are created completely from scratch by one of our extremely talented graphic design creatives.

Start a graphic design project today and see results in just hours!  

Should You Outsource Your Graphic Design Work?

by Flocksy writer Ana.  
Now more than ever, companies must rely on the impact of their ads and marketing; and nothing increases visibility and engagement like visual media… continue

Avoiding Creative Isolation

by Flocksy writer Lauren.
For an artist, painting, sculpting, or designing is simply a way of releasing dreams, energy, and passion. However, without human interaction, creativity is stifled.   continue  

Operating A Successful Small Business

by Flocksy writer Matt G.
  Starting any business is difficult and it takes careful planning and forethought to beat out your competition and keep your business running smoothly. Here are the most important marketing keys and methods to keep in mind while running your business.  continue

What Are Motion Graphics, And Are They Different From Animation?

by Flocksy writer Valentine.
      Distinguishing motion graphics from animation can be a challenge. Some clients are unsure which one is suitable for their business needs because they think of these terms interchangeably.   continue

Bi-Weekly Resource Round-up Vol 17

Hi Everyone,

Not ready to queue your project up to be worked on?

We’ve just released drafts!

Drafts allow you to save your project at any stage when creating it and later come back to change details, invited team members and more.

Cheers!
Sam Ryan
… and the rest of Team Flocksy!

Featured Flocksy Team Member Design Of The Month:



Here is a custom Infographic mockup created for a client by Flocksy team member James.

All custom illustrations/brand designs/marketing materials on Flocksy are created completely from scratch by one of our extremely talented graphic design creatives.

Start a graphic design project today and see results in just hours!  

How To Recognize And Deal With Business Burnout

  by Flocksy Staff Writer
  Business burnout is not an excuse. It’s a legitimate condition that the World Health Organization has classified as an “occupational phenomenon.” If you’re feeling completely exhausted and unmotivated to the point of tears, you may be suffering from business burnout… continue

How Empathy Is A Necessity In Skilled Leadership

by Flocksy writer Gerry.
Let’s take a shared look at how being empathetic towards your coworkers, your employees, and your clientele can have a remarkable effect on your business operations.   continue    

7 Tips On How To Boost Your Productivity During The Winter Months

by Flocksy writer Gerry.
  Are you feeling the doldrums setting in as the days are shorter and the weather is chillier? Well, fear no more, as these 7 winter tips can be used to help keep you feeling efficient, motivated, and wonderfully productive. continue

How To Get Paid Fairly As A Freelancer

by Flocksy writer Ana.
      While it may not be true for all creative freelancers, most still believe that they need to compromise on their rates in order to secure clients. We’re here to tell you, that doesn’t have to be the case, so let’s take a look at how you can get paid fairly for your creative freelance work. continue