#MarketingTitbits – Videos on Instgram, Kanye’s Marketing Lessons and free fonts

Instagram gets videos
For those of you that use Instagram, you’ll be interested to know that the photo sharing platform launched its new video feature on Friday. Surely prompted by the recent success of Vine, users now have the ability to create a video of 3-15 seconds in length and upload it to their Instagram page. Predictably, the majority have taken to uploading the usual videos of themselves and their surroundings; however, some brands have uploaded videos that reveal just how intuitive and beautiful the new video feature can be.  Here are our favourites:

Kanye West – a 21st century marketing guru?

We laughed when we saw this last week. Fresh from achieving his first no.1 album in the UK since 2007 and becoming a father, Kanye West still had time to pass on some key marketing and business advice to anyone that was listening. The US rapper has never been short on confidence and his interview with the New York Times did nothing to suggest fatherhood has humbled him. Take his statement: “I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means.” Whilst he might have some way to go before his impact on society reaches the global levels Jobs’ has, there were a number of marketing and business lessons that Kanye passed on that SMEs could take on board:

  1. Authenticity and consistency
  2. Emulate titans, but don’t compare yourself to them
  3. Are you the top performer in your field? The rules might be different

To read the full article click here.

Free Fonts

For the design-minded of you out there, do you ever get board of the same old fonts? If, like us, you are always on the lookout for some interesting new fonts to liven up your marketing communications, you might be interested in the following sites, where you can download fonts for free. Here are 4 to check out:

We look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

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