This week’s posts include information about messaging apps, ideal image sizes, how to create a killer PowerPoint presentation, and how to repurpose your blog posts. Enjoy the information below and your weekend.
The 5 Best Messaging Apps for Marketing in 2017 http://bit.ly/2w7OriF from HubSpot: “Now, within a single app, you can chat with your friends, communicate with brands, make calls, play games, consume content, buy products, and even call a cab. These added functionalities make messaging apps sticky. They draw users to the app more often and keep them there for a longer time. Today, messaging apps have over 5 billion monthly active users worldwide.”
How to Create the Best Powerpoint Presentations, With Examples from HubSpot: “Some presentations are better than others. Some have gorgeous designs. Some have insanely actionable takeaways. Some just give down-to-earth advice. But the best presentations represent all three. And if you’re looking to get started making your own presentation, why not learn from the best of the best? To help you kick your own presentations up a notch, we’ve curated 24 awesome PowerPoint and SlideShare decks below.”
Content Repurposing: 24 Easy Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Next Blog Post from Adam Connell: “You know as a blogger, if you want to maximize the visibility of your blog and brand, you need to get your blog post out there for people to read. But, whether you’re blogging as a side hustle or this is your full-time gig, churning out original content on a consistent basis is a challenge. There’s just no time to produce epic-proportion-type posts that will grab your audience and make them read, share, and sign up to your email list.”
How to Create Beautiful Instagram Stories (and 10 Amazing Templates to Use) from Buffer: “More than 15 million businesses now use Instagram worldwide and over half of those businesses are creating Stories every month. Stories are an incredible way to connect with your audience in fresh and authentic ways. Who knows, maybe they’ll even become the new News Feed. But creating attractive Instagram Stories can be challenging and time-consuming.”
The Ideal Image Sizes for Your Social Media Posts: Guidelines for All 6 Major Social Networks from Buffer: “You’ve got all the great tools to create engaging images for social media. You know what the brain loves about visuals and how to build something beautiful to drive engagement. You’re all set to make something great! One last thing: How exactly should your image look so it fits in the News Feed, timeline, or stream?”
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