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One of the best free App resources for social media images

Enhance by Hootsuite Media – Stock Photo Editor, Social Media Crop Sizes + Watermarks

Millions of images are shared across social media platforms every day. Images attract the viewers eye far more than a simple textual content post. A high-quality, visually appealing, and shareable image is more likely to actually make the viewer stop scrolling through their noisy and distracting feed, pay attention, then perform that desired action of engaging – Liking, comment or sharing.

For businesses trying to effectively manage their social media marketing there is a real challenge! Sourcing or obtaining unique, interesting and brand related images. Preparing the selected images for posting, in the correct various size formats, adding brand watermark or Call To Actions such as a website URL, then posting the image to the selected social media channel on the installed app… or scheduling it for posting at an optimal later time.

So how can we do all of this?

Combine the benefits of arguably one of the most popular Social Media Management platforms – Hootsuite, with their photo editor/enhancer ‘Hootsuite Enhance’. It’s designed to make it quick and easy to help your photos get the most attention possible.

I am constantly being asked by clients the simplest and quickest way to manage image editing without having to learn something as complex as Adobe Photoshop. At the same time trying to remember the optimal image sizes for posting on each social network, or creating correctly sized cover images and profile pictures for the social media channels. I highly recommend the use of Hootsuite Enhance, the free photo editing app, to ensure your images are cropped and sized perfectly for each social network.

Within Enhance you can make your social media post imagery more exciting by adding filters, borders, stickers, text, or a watermark of your company’s logo.

Stuck sourcing your own images? You can also find a selection of stock photo images that are free for commercial use.

Share the images that you have composed for social media posts from Enhance straight to the social networks of your choice with connectivity to; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and more. And of course, with the benefit of Hootsuite you can schedule your posts for optimal posting later in the day using the Hootsuite mobile app. Hootsuite is very well known for supporting lots of different platforms while offering a wide range of settings and dynamic features.

Interested in setting up Hootsuite for your business social media management? Contact Toby Creative today. We are a Hootsuite Solution Specialist.

Adobe Creative Tools for Hootsuite

Did you know that the powerful Adobe Creative Tools gives you an easy way to edit and enhance images for social media directly within the Hootsuite dashboard? Whether you want to brighten up a photo or add text to an image you are able to use Adobe’s tools to make your images perfect and then add them directly to your social media posts.

Once you’ve got your images ready, use the power of Hootsuite to share them across all your social media channels. From within the Hootsuite dashboard you can easily upload an image, add a caption, and share it or schedule it for later.

With Hootsuite you can monitor and post to several popular networks including both Facebook personal profiles and business pages, Twitter, LinkedIn and others. Hootsuite conveniently provides social monitoring and listening capabilities, as well as team management, reporting with their built-in custom analytics system, the ability to monitor selected keywords and scheduling of your social media posts.

If you haven’t already, download our 2018 Social Media Marketing Free Planner from Toby Creative. This super useful marketing resource has achieved very positive feedback, and we encourage you to share the link to this with others. It will simplify and streamline your marketing campaigns and social media planning for 2018 saving you hours of work. This Social Media Marketing Planner provides a clear month-by-month and daily calendar for scheduling marketing campaigns, EDMs and social media posts. Includes all local, state and national holidays, religious events, special events and observances as well as a month of social media post suggestions to power your social media strategy.

By sharing social media content across multiple social media channels; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+, Flickr, Tumblr, Pinterest, Ello, Snap, YouTube, Vimeo and others, it provides visibility to your brand in each channel, opportunity for your consumers to engage, like, comment, share or simply discover your product, service and points of difference.

Toby Creative offer a truly integrated marketing strategy, with guidance and support, good communication and clear reporting. We would love to meet with you to discuss how your current SEO and Social Media marketing is performing. Contact Toby Creative – Branding & Marketing on (08) 9386 3444, email info@tobycreative.com.au or fill in our contact form to book a no obligation free initial consultation at your location so that we can discuss your specific marketing requirements.

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