#MarketingTitbits – Choose the Perfect LinkedIn Photo, Tips for Company Colour Schemes and Tennis: a history in ads

How to choose your LinkedIn profile photo

As you know, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking site, with over 200million members in over 200 countries. Now the odds are, you probably have a profile on it (if you don’t, it would be a good idea to get on it today) but it constantly amazes us how frequently we find profiles without a profile picture associated with them. It’s a bit like turning up to a networking event with a balaclava on. Studies bear out the importance of having one, finding that profiles with a photo received about 50%-70% more enquiries than profiles that don’t have one. So having a photo is better than not having one; however, it is equally important to choose a photo for your profile that conveys the right message and not the wrong one! A photo of you at the local pub with a pint in your hand may be a true representation of how you spend your time but it’s not exactly appropriate for LinkedIn. After all, they do say “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

We’ve found a great article with 11 top tips on choosing your LinkedIn profile photo, and another showcasing 10 examples of terrible LinkedIn profile photos.

http://www.careerealism.com/linkedin-photo-tips/

http://andrewmacarthy.com/andrew-macarthy-social-media/10-terrible-examples-of-linkedin-profile-photos-bad-linkedin-profile-pics

 

Tips for Company Colour Schemes

Different colours have different meanings, for example, white connotes innocence and purity, whereas red connotes love and passion. We all know that colours and the connotations associated with them are very important to consider when choosing a colour scheme for your brand; however, there are many other things to consider.

Designers frequently use the 60-30-10 rule, which suggests that you choose three different colours and use them in the ratio of 60%, 30% and 10%. The rule provides a simple way to develop an appropriate colour scheme for your brand.

This week, we came across a great article with top tips for company colour schemes. So whether you’re starting up a business from scratch or redesigning your current brand, we think this article is definitely worth a read.

http://mashable.com/2013/06/09/color-schemes-business/

 

Tennis: a history in ads

Britain is the home to the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament, Wimbledon. Each year, nearly 500,000 people attend the two week event and its impact is felt right across our day-to-day life, as prominent brands jump on board the tennis bandwagon for the period. With Wimbledon into it’s second week and with two Brits into the 4th round, there is no better time to celebrate the history of tennis-related television adverts:

 

Comments