Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Social Media Updates from Pi Design

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Facebook has made so many changes and updates to their site this year that it is difficult to keep up. However, the one that seems to affect businesses the most is the shrinking of the tab size to allow for more advertising space on the right. The maximum width for any Page tab is now 520 pixels, which is down from the old 760 pixels. This happened back at the end of August and I am still noticing that many companies have not reformatted their tabs and applications and they appear as broken. This change was rolled out slowly with notifications and warnings in part to let brands, agencies, page management companies and other marketers finish running campaigns that relied on the wider tab size. But still there are folks that haven’t made the adjustment.

Twitter has also done a number on us by redesigning their pages so that the cool backgrounds we all made last year or before that are now covered up by the application itself.

If your company needs assistance with your Social Media graphics, call us. We can create spectacular tabs to attract visitors to your page and keep them coming back. Included on the post are some samples of tabs we have created for others.

Sharene’s Take on Social Media

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

vector-biz-peopleMany of our clients lately are asking about whether they should be incorporating social media into their marketing plan. My answer is YES! Marketing is really changing these days. People can block out the message you’re trying to get across with the old traditional methods of advertising and marketing by using Caller ID, TiVo and Junk Mail settings. Magazine and newspaper subscriptions are way down indicating that you have to be more careful with your advertising dollars. We must constantly look for new methods for promoting our companies in places where people are open to the message and don’t feel interrupted.

Today people expect a strong online presence. If you don’t have one you are losing potential customers daily. Everyone between the ages of 20-40 is online for at least part of the day, everyday. They are more likely to search for something on Google than in a phone book. Come on, when was the last time you actually picked up that huge yellow book and thumbed through pages? I used to heft it out to find the phone number for the pizza place. Now I even order my pizza online! Below are some things you should be doing to promote your company (and yourself) if you’re not already: (more…)

Twitter-pated

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

TwitterpatedAs I become more involved with trying to decipher the social media mystery and how to use it effectively in marketing I thought I would really hate TWITTER. I figured it would be just another social media distraction in my already crazy busy day. I have found just the opposite to be true. Just like Flower, Thumper and Bambi, I am twitterpated. You know, that flighty exciting feeling you get when you think about the object of your affection. Twitter is not as all consuming as I thought it might be. People are not just posting tweets about what they are doing at the moment. They are posting helpful, insightful tips and useful links. It is a tool where you can connect with all kinds of people in a quick, professional way. I find that I am excited to check what new info is waiting out there provided by people that I know have similar interests. In the last year the number of people in the U.S. using Twitter has exploded. According to statistics from compete.com the site grew from 4.1 million monthly visitors in February 2008 to 54.2 million last month.

In reading other people’s tweets, I have run across many interesting articles. One of which is about the many ways social media is changing the way we, as designers and marketers, work.

Check it out: The 10 Ways Social Media Will Change in 2009

This one gives good insight into The 90/10 Rule of Successful Twittering