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Infographic: 15 digital trends for 2015

Internet of things by Steve Jurvetson FlickrResearch by digital consultancy Bell Pottinger Digital has revealed the 15 top digital trends that are set to change the way brands communicate in 2015.

This infographic captures the most talked about trends online in 2014 and ranks them in order of percentage increase throughout the year.

The top five digital trends include: Read more on Infographic: 15 digital trends for 2015…

The meaning of brand names

StarbuckscoffeeWe can all recognise the brand in the picture, but where did its name come from?

Did you know Häagen-Dazs is completely made up, while Reebok is named after a type of African antelope?

This infographic by 7Brands takes some of the most famous brands in the world and looks at the origins and meanings of their names.

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Infographic: Snapchat vs Facebook

chat vs faceIn the ever-present battle for social media supremacy, we pitted Facebook against its younger rival to compare founders, profits, usage and past controversies.

Snapchat may be in its infancy in comparison to the mighty Facebook, but with a new advertising strategy and opportunities for brands to market themselves on its platform, 2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year. Infographic courtesy of Dpfoc.com.   Read more on Infographic: Snapchat vs Facebook…

Infographic: Vine vs Vimeo

VineDid you know that five Vines are tweeted every second? Or Vimeo has 170 million monthly viewers? Or that Vine’s top user is Naish Greir from Greensboro, North Carolina with 9.8 million followers?

One Productions‘ infographic compares and contrasts the differences between Vine and Vimeo from launch stage to present day, including ownership, turnover and user demographics. Read more on Infographic: Vine vs Vimeo…

40 brand logos with hidden messages

FedEx logoYou’ve looked at them thousands of times, logos such as Amazon, FedEx and Coca-Cola, but have you ever really looked at them?

We take a look at the most famous brands in the world, and point out hidden design features and messages that most people have never spotted before. Infographic courtesy of Oomph. Read more on 40 brand logos with hidden messages…

How 2014 colour trends are influencing ads

colour trends bubblesEver wondered how big an influence colour trends have on advertising and marketing all over the world?

Shutterstock has taken a look at this year’s top colour trends based on images being used from its extensive archives. It’s infographic below explains why green has peaked in the year of Brazilian football, and how grey is the stalwart of palettes. Read more on How 2014 colour trends are influencing ads…

Infographic: The golden age of travel booking

golden geeksThe results from a recent iProspect study into how older consumers (50+) use the internet when booking holidays showed one in three 50-69 year olds would make an online booking after watching video content about a destination.

Take a gander at this infographic for more facts on how travel brands should be communicating with baby boomers.

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Infographic: a visual history of marketing

marketingmediaSquareDid you know business cards started to appear in the early 1600s? The first radio ads were aired in 1922, and e-commerce wasn’t invented until the 1970s? Nowadays, 83% of b2b marketers invest in social media to boost brand exposure. That’s according to this visual history of marketing, created by IDF Marketing, which tracks notable dates in marketing’s evolution since the sector began to emerge in 1450. Read more on Infographic: a visual history of marketing…

Infographic: Customer engagement pays

customer engagementIt’s a question oft asked by marketers and brands alike: ‘Is this customer engagement malarky translating into actual hard cash?’

Research by Rosetta Consulting suggests it is worth putting the investment in. It found companies who follow customer engagement best practices are 2.2 times more likely to have increased market share in the past year. Read more on Infographic: Customer engagement pays…

Infographic: Marketing slogans over time

cokeDo you know which global drink brand’s first marketing slogan from the 1900s was ‘The Great National Temperance Beverage’? Or where the ‘Guinness is good for you’ tagline came from in 1929? In today’s infographic we look at some of the world’s most famous brands and how their marketing slogans have evolved over time.  Read more on Infographic: Marketing slogans over time…