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Visual Marketing: 99 Proven Ways for Small Businesses to Market with Images and Design by Anita Campbell, David Langton

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Chapter 1

MUCH MORE THAN JUST A WEBSITE: HOW ONLINE GAMES, CARTOONS, APPS, INFOGRAPHICS, AND MORE CAN BOOST YOUR BUSINESS

The World Wide Web and e-mail were just the beginning of online marketing. In this chapter we show you how successful visual marketing accomplishes a variety of objectives and takes multiple forms today.

Join us as we explore how social networking sites such as Facebook and the world of mobile apps have redefined how people communicate. Explore a fabrics showroom without leaving your home or office through the intuitive navigation techniques of a great website such as CarnegieFabrics.com.

Some projects are all about technology yet take a relatively low-tech approach. Expert Laser Services knows all about the latest in printing technology, but instead of pushing technology, they used a YouTube contest about destroying printers to build their marketing. And some like GoldRun use the latest technology to insert an image into a virtual reality—whereas Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Company uses stunning photography of tea farmers to distinguish its brand from its much larger competitors.

And just when you think you have all forms of marketing figured out, new marketing technology such as QR codes come along as technology evolves. We show you more than 30 examples of online visual marketing—ranging from simple to sophisticated—all to help you boost business without an exorbitant information technology (IT) budget.

  • 1. The Color of Money: A Small Bank Makes a Large Impression ...

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