“Buy No Evil” App Assists in Israeli Settlment Boycotts

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#international#mobile#politics#web curt hopkins Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement A new mobile application helps would-be boycotters target, or avoid, goods and services that come solely from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Buy No Evil is a free Android app built by the two Israeli bloggers Noam Rotem (the programmer) and Itamar Sha’altiel (the idea man), in conjunction with the open source project Activismos, whose tagline is “Activism is an Open-Source Code.”I have mentioned before in ReadWriteWeb and elsewhere that I consider boycotts a legit action to communicate displeasure with an organization’s actions. The rampant boycotts of Israel that have become popular in the last few years, however, have struck me as being indiscriminate, therefore both unfair and ineffective. Buy No Evil, however, seems very targeted, focused on a settlement-building scheme that many, including many inside Israel, believe illegitimate and counter-productive. The settlement system produces $290 million yearly through agriculture and a boycott could train attention on their vulnerability. Sha’altiel told the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz that any type of list can be loaded into the app. With the right data, a user can employ it to avoid, say meat or gluten. But given the expiration yesterday of the freeze on building new Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the first list available for the app is a list of settlement-made products created by an Israeli human rights organization. According to +972, the Knesset is considering a bill to retroactively outlaw any call for a boycott of settlement products. According to Sha’atiel, that doesn’t mean boycotters will get braced, it means the app’s developers will. last_img read more

All about effort, defense for Hotshots’ dela Rosa

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stunner: Keenum-Diggs TD sends Vikings past Saints LATEST STORIES But that’s the least of dela Rosa’s concerns as he just feels glad to see things coming together for the Hotshots with their injured players now coming back from recovery.“It’s nice to have everyone at full strength and hopefully, we can just continue to keep going,” he said. “I’m just gonna go out there and it’s all gonna start with effort, and hopefully, something big will happen for us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDefense has always been the main calling card of Magnolia.For Rome dela Rosa, it was also his ticket to see more hardcourt action, something he took full advantage of in the Hotshots’ duel against NLEX on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais MOST READ PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “It’s just effort. Coach put me in there to play defense in the second half,” he said after posting a new career-high with 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in the 105-94 victory.“They trusted me to do my job and I’m glad everything went well. The points came along. Defense first and offense will come eventually.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingMore importantly, dela Rosa played his earnest to keep Road Warriors super rookie Kiefer Ravena in check for the majority of the fourth period.This kind of performance is just what the former San Beda Red Lion needs to stay on the floor and play a major role in coach Chito Victolero’s rotation. BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claimslast_img read more

5 Google Search Stats Every Marketer Should See

first_img More than 1/3 of Google Queries (Duplicates Excluded) Have Never Been Seen Before manfrys really dive in is of the utmost importance to any business.  Here are a – Average Time it Takes Google to Answer a Query is Less than ¼ Second That translates to about 1.5 changes per day! Are you staying on top of these changes? Are you studying and understanding the space in a way to best use it for business success? Originally published Jan 11, 2010 3:15:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Topics: Download our This proportion includes all searches. What do you suppose happens to this proportion when the searcher uses a local qualifier like including a town or region name in the search? Of note, one of the changes from last year that is becoming more pervasive in the results set is seeing a Google map in a search without even using the local qualifier. photo by So why is this important? It’s because it never ends. The reason that the online space continues to improve in its delivery of results to the SMB is that it is evolving and morphing to the needs of today’s business and consumer alike. It’s not going to end. to creating a robust search presense or are you just going to wait for the “right moment”? The right answer should be obvious. Search Engine Optimization Kit As we have seen from an earlier HubSpot post, Do you think they are all wondering about celebrities and nonsense? No. They are looking for products and services like yours. few more points search engine optimization kit organic search Is there any wonder why Google is so dominant in this “I need it now!” world? 7 out of 10 US Google users make more than one search query per day. Will 2010 be the year that you Learn moreabout how you can optimize your site to rank higher in search enginesso you get found by more qualified prospects. 1 in 13 Google Result Pages Show a Map in Search Results that come directly from the Official Google blog describing things of interest to those using the searchengine to fuel their own revenue engine. Did you know…. . Normally the year in review “stuff” from search engines has little to do with business. While these lists may seem interesting for about half a second it really doesn’t do much for the SMB who is looking to get more business from their web presence. Google likes to play the game of telling us in early December what the most searched terms were and more but they wait until the start of January to tell the business users some important stats that could influence how they look at the engine. There were 540 Search Quality Improvements Made by Google Last Year SEO Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Improving Sales and Marketing Alignment: The Marketing and Sales SLA

first_img and lead quality b. What other interesting strategies have you implemented? d. Classify profitable lead segments as “workable leads”, which are ready for sales. Note: numbers are not actual HubSpot statistics Filter out and/or nurture “non-workable leads”. Sales becomes frustrated with all the time it takes to comb through dozens of unqualified leads to perhaps find one good one. Topics: Attempts per “workable lead” HubSpot has complied over 50 marketing charts and graphs on topics including Lead Generation, Blogging and Social Media, Marketing Budgets, Twitter and Facebook To address this issue, many companies on the edge of inbound marketing and sales 2.0 have introduced a marketing and sales SLA (service level agreement). The Problem To maximize accountability and empowerment, it is best define the SLA in a joint meeting between sales and marketing. This metric becomes your marketing SLA. Automate the daily monitoring of the process. 1. Define the number and frequency of attempts that sales will make against each “workable lead”. 3. lead. Calculate the profitability of each segment. The Solution 5 Steps to Establishing A Sales and Marketing SLA Determine the number of “workable leads” per sales rep per month that marketing is accountable for. Lead quality is de-prioritized and suffers. Download the ebook now! Marketing complains that sales is ignoring the leads that marketing worked hard to generate. As companies continue to increase the percentage of leads that originate from inbound marketing, effective alignment of sales and marketing becomes a critical area of organizational design. Free Download: Marketing Data: 50+ Marketing Charts and Graphscenter_img 4. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Key metrics to monitor are: a. The sales SLA defines the expectations that marketing has for sales on how deeply and frequently sales will pursue each This metric becomes your sales SLA. 5. qualified They stop paying attention to these leads and revert back to expensive, and often times unprofitable, cold calling. . For companies to achieve growth and become leaders in their industries, it is critical that these two group be properly integrated  to have access to these charts for use in your own presentations What issues do you have with sales and marketing alignment? “Workable leads” produced per sales rep, month to date Examples of Sales and Marketing SLA Charts: Run a closed loop analysis on your historical inbound lead segments. Marketing is measured against aggressive lead quantity goals. We use this technique at HubSpot ourselves. If the two departments are managed as separate silos, the system fails. Conversion rate to forecasted pipeline per “workable lead” Marketing and Sales Alignment c. Connect rate per “workable lead” 2. Originally published Apr 26, 2010 10:00:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 They scramble to meet these goals, focusing on campaigns that produce the most lead conversions. The marketing SLA defines the expectations that sales has for marketing with regards to lead quantitylast_img read more

Top 5 Inbound Marketing Articles to Start the Week: Social Media & Sales

first_imgIn an inbound marketing world, the careful alignment of sales and marketing Marketing Takeaway: Social media guru Chris Brogan explains how to demonstrate the value of social media marketing. on Social Media B2B Marketing Takeaway: 1. link building Marketing and Sales Alignment Adam Holden-Bache Author: Use similes and analogies. to learn how to get your company started with social media. Author: conversion. Keeping in line with his belief that reading a blog post should provide a similar experience to the indulgence of an ice cream cone on a hot day or the thrill of a roller coaster ride, Bamboo Forest reveals five search engine optimization 2. Should Your Content Aim for Traffic or Conversion? Marketing Takeaway: Sean D’Souza Create the unexpected. can be tremendously beneficial to business success. But are enough companies taking steps in the right direction to facilitate the collaboration between these two departments? Topics: 4. : content that attracts and content that converts. Julie Joyce’s article suggests several ways to think outside the box and shake up your different types of blog content Author: While both offer different advantages for your blog and its readers, Sean emphasizes the fact that each style can (and should) live on your blog. There’s no need to choose just one strategy, and a mixture of both types of articles will not only attract a larger number of prospects but will also afford you better Author: The New Yorker Marketing Takeaway: 5. techniques 3. Feed your blog promotion in social media There are risks associated with incorporating social sharing elements in B2B email marketing? You betcha, says Social Media B2B, whose article discusses the fact that certain content included in email marketing campaigns may not be suitable for social sharing (e.g. proprietary information). Using magazines with a balance of different types of articles to attract new readers and convert more customers. Social Media and the Sales Team Cosmopolitan sales and marketing alignment bloggers can use to create a truly unforgettable, great experience for their readers: While Todd’s article focuses on the disconnect between sales and marketing for companies mainly in the retail industry, the overall theme of Before you jump on the social sharing bandwagon, review and evaluate content in individual emails prior to delivery. Use humor. on Search Engine Journal Download the free webinar Risk and Reward of Social Sharing in B2B Email Marketing Most internet marketers are aware that generating inbound links is invaluable to Todd Defren Originally published Oct 25, 2010 8:00:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 on Copyblogger efforts by searching differently, reaching out in a new way, realizing that less is sometimes more, brainstorming, thinking in a different place, getting a second opinion, and persisting in your efforts. Webinar: How to Sell Social Media to Your Boss Julie Joyce If your tried and true link building efforts start to fail, try something new! . But what do you do when your go-to link building efforts are no longer returning the results you used to rely on? Search Engine Journal suggests you try something totally different. Photo Credit: Keep your blog’s readers coming back for more by creating for them an unforgettable experience at every blog visit. Bamboo Forest In this week’s top inbound marketing article, Todd Defren discusses the problematic disconnect between many businesses’ sales and marketing teams in terms of social media engagement.  Marketing Takeaway: on Problogger Author: Be a contrarian. as analogies, Sean stresses the importance of and describes two very is one that can be applied to businesses in any industry. and social sharing of email content Todd specifically focuses on how the disconnect applies to social media engagement, highlighting a great point about how marketing and customer service teams seem to be experiencing congruency, yet marketing and sales teams are still struggling to find the proper balance when it comes to Use quotes. Shake Up Your Link Building Efforts on PR-Squared What other great inbound marketing blog articles have you come across in the past week? Align your sales and marketing teams and determine a mutually beneficial approach to social media involvement. Holden-Bache highlights a short list of email content safe for sharing and reinforces the rewards that can come from enabling the . Tim Parkinson 5 Techniques to Make Your Next Post Unforgettable . However, he raises an important point that email marketers should proceed with caution and evaluate emails on a content-by-content basis to determine if social sharing links are appropriate. business blogging Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Facebook Sees 1000% Jump in LinkedIn Referral Traffic After Twitter Dumps LinkedIn

first_img LinkedIn Marketing What This Means for MarketersWe already knew LinkedIn was a powerful tool — back in January, we reported that it was 277% more effective for lead generation than Facebook and Twitter. But for marketers that are interested in improving their Facebook presence, it just became an even more powerful tool. If you have a strong LinkedIn network, it looks like the opportunities for cross-platform promotion are ripe.But really, it’s not just Facebook you can grow from your LinkedIn presence. The reason that spike in referral traffic occurred isn’t because LinkedIn users are somehow more interested in Facebook updates than those on any other social network — it’s just that the decrease in Twitter content has caused a (wait for it) decrease in Twitter referral traffic. Because it’s just … not as easy to post Twitter content as it used to be. So people stop. No surprise there.That means if you start publishing more content to LinkedIn — regardless of where that content resides — it will get more visibility amid the now far less competitive LinkedIn feed. Want more blog traffic from LinkedIn? Post more blog content on LinkedIn. Want more LinkedIn followers to convert on your landing pages? Post more landing pages on LinkedIn. Want more of your LinkedIn followers to be Twitter followers? Post more Twitter content on LinkedIn. It’s a lot easier to get your content to stand out in the LinkedIn crowd, now that a lot of the riff raff has been cleaned out.Have you seen referral traffic from LinkedIn to Facebook spike in the past two months?Image credit: Grim Santo You may remember that about two months ago, Twitter and LinkedIn announced they were parting ways. What their breakup meant was an end to the ability for marketers to sync updates from the two sites — so no longer do you see tweets from your company’s Twitter stream showing up on LinkedIn. And even if you weren’t syncing every tweet, some marketers were taking advantage of the LinkedIn hashtag function that automatically pulled in tweets with the hashtag #li or #in. That is, until Twitter and LinkedIn called it quits.As a result, you’ve probably since gotten used to logging in to LinkedIn to repost a Twitter update that you want to appear to your professional network on LinkedIn, and/or you’ve started to select the little Twitter icon that you see on LinkedIn that lets you automatically share your LinkedIn updates on Twitter.Or have you?Some new data released by PageLever and reported by Mashable reveals that marketers may not be taking that extra step, as referral traffic to Twitter from LinkedIn has dropped significantly since the June 29th announcement … while referral traffic to Facebook from LinkedIn has skyrocketed. In fact, Facebook received 1000% more page referrals from LinkedIn in July — the month after the syncing ceased. Take a look: Originally published Sep 20, 2012 4:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Wowza. Even more impressive? With that post-breakup burst, LinkedIn is now surpassing Google and Bing combined as a source of referral traffic to Facebook Pages.last_img read more

The Difference Between Hard Bounces and Soft Bounces [FAQs]

first_imgWhen I first tried my hand at email marketing, I was blown away by how many terms I needed to learn. I kept drawing blanks on what terms actually meant for the first few months I was learning about email marketing.The terms that gave me the most trouble? Hard and soft bounces. Sure, I knew that these were email deliverability terms. One was bad, and one was not always bad. And somehow I always got them mixed up with each other (even today, I have to triple check to make sure I’m on-point).And I suspect I’m not alone. Since hard and soft bounce rates are two of the most crucial email marketing metrics you should be tracking, here’s a quick guide to these two email marketing terms.Hard Bounces vs. Soft Bounces: What’s the Difference? When an email bounces in general, it means it can’t be delivered to an inbox. “Hard” and “soft” designate the two groupings of failures: one’s more permanent, and one’s less permanent. A hard bounce is an email that couldn’t be delivered for permanent reasons. Maybe the email’s a fake address, maybe the email domain isn’t a real domain, or maybe the email recipient’s server won’t accept emails. There are lots of reasons that an email could be a hard bounce, but the core of it is that it’s a permanent failure. You should remove all of these addresses from your list (if you’re a HubSpot customer, we’ll ensure hard bounce addresses won’t receive emails from you so your sender reputation remains in tact). A soft bounce is an email that couldn’t be delivered because of temporary reasons. An inbox may be full or the email file might be too large, among other reasons. If they get a soft bounce on an email send, most email providers will continue to try to deliver the email over the period of a few days. You should keep an eye on these addresses — if you notice that the same ones are popping up over and over again, it’s best to remove them.Try to keep your total bounce rate under 2% — much higher than that, and you’ll start noticing some deliverability issues. And that’s pretty much it. Hard bounces = permanent delivery failures. Soft bounces = temporary deliverability failures. Not as complicated as it first seems, but definitely just as crucial.  Email Deliverability Originally published Mar 20, 2014 11:00:00 AM, updated July 28 2017 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics:last_img read more

15 Ways to Fight Procrastination [Infographic]

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: Productivity We all procrastinate. We put off dishes in favor of one more episode in our Netflix TV show binge. We tell ourselves we’ll definitely book that dentist appointment next week — you know, when we have more time. We spend an extra few minutes at the office coffee machine chatting up coworkers instead of diving right into our work for the day. But in a world where we’ve got a ton to do — and not a ton of time to do it — procrastination can have pretty big consequences. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can fight back. In the following infographic, Essay.Expert outlines 15 great ways to fight against procrastination and actually get stuff done. Check ’em out below!1K+Save Originally published Dec 19, 2014 4:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017last_img read more

16 Call-to-Action Formulas That Make People Want to Click

first_img Originally published Sep 28, 2015 6:00:00 AM, updated August 25 2017 Good things happen when you create killer calls-to-action. I would even argue that your website can’t be successful unless you produce great calls-to-action.The ideal CTA, however, isn’t always easy to think of. Sometimes, you need a little nudge in the right direction.Download our free marketing tool that helps you generate more leads and learn about website visitors.If you’re sick of “click now” CTAs that aren’t working, improve your game with these surefire call-to-action formulas.1) Try it free for [TIME].The word “try” is a soft term. It implies little risk. For this reason, it can be extremely effective, especially for downloadable products or apps.Many SaaS products use this CTA. Here’s an example from Freshbooks:Microsoft has the same CTA on one of their ads:2) Get started now.This phrase is a simple and short CTA. If you have limited space in your CTA button but want something that makes an impact, this is a great choice.A user can get started on a signup process, a download, or something similar. Be sure to set the context in the remainder of your CTA so a user knows what they’re starting.Here’s CreditKarma’s CTA as an example:3) Order your [PRODUCT] today.The word “today” is similar to the word “now.” Remember, instant gratification is a universal appeal for just about any CTA. If you are promising something today, it’s much more likely to produce action.4) Learn more.This classic CTA is short and direct. It appeals to one of the most fundamental of users’ needs: the desire for information.A “learn more” CTA works best if you have an information product, or a multi-step funnel that informs users before asking for the sale.5) Sign up for a free [TRIAL, MEMBERSHIP, ETC.].This isn’t quite as strong as the immediate benefits promised by the other CTAs, but it is a great technique nonetheless.The power of the CTA is in that single word free. Here’s Insightly’s use of this method:6) Start your free trial now.This variation on the CTA above adds the word now to put sizzle in the action.It’s a great option for SaaS organizations that provide free trials.I prefer the “start…now” approach, because it appeals to the desire for instant gratification. Although a concept like “sign up for a free trial” works, it’s not nearly as direct. The phrase “sign up” sounds like there might be a period of delay. 7) Send me the [PRODUCT/SERVICE] right now.Notice the word “me.” First-person CTAs use words like “me,” “my,” and “I.” They are powerful, because the user feels a sense of connection to the concept.This CTA is heavily first-person oriented, and comes with a dose of the instant. “Right now” reinforces this concept.8) Get [BENEFIT of SERVICE] today only.This CTA is really strong because of the “today only” phrase. When you use that phrase, it causes the user to feel that the product might be scarce.Don’t gloss over the benefit of service. When you explain the direct and positive result that your product can have, people are more likely to respond favorably.9) Get your free [SOMETHING].The “free” adjective is on full display in this short-and-sweet CTA. Obviously, you’ll need to offer something free, but it shouldn’t be hard to come up with an ebook, webinar, trial, or some other benefit that encourages users to convert.HubSpot offers complimentary assessments to marketing professionals. Here’s the CTA:10) Subscribe now.It’s common, but still effective.Some of the best CTAs are just like that — short, sweet, and to the point. You don’t need to say a lot in order to get the user to do a lot.Ideally, most of your persuasion has happened on in your accompanying copy, rather than in your CTA button. With the stage set, you’re free to set the user loose with a two-word CTA.11) See how it works.A discovery-oriented approach can be very effective. The term helps promote curiosity and reduces much of the risk associated with CTAs like “buy” or “subscribe.”“See how it works” is like taking a car for a test drive. It’s easy, fun, and risk-free.This CTA works best for SaaS. Check out the example below to see what I mean:12) Talk to us.This is slightly more compelling than “contact us.” You can see an example of this on Contently’s homepage:13) Experience the [BENEFIT OF PRODUCT OR SERVICE]”Experience” is a sensory word. When you use this term in conjunction with an emotional benefit, then you’ve got a powerful CTA on your hands. This is an example from IMRCorp.com:Make sure that you provide a highly-desirable the benefit of the product or service. This CTA is only as effective as the benefit that you attach to it.  14) Get [DISCOUNT] while supplies last!Increasing urgency is a proven tactic for increasing the likelihood of a user’s action. If you can boost the user’s sense of time or supply — limited, running out, etc. — then you will increase their desire and need to click the CTA.Print ads use this phrase in mailers and newspapers.It works equally well as a standalone CTA button.15) Get [PRODUCT OR SERVICE] today, and get [ADDED BENEFIT OR FREE PRODUCT].Throw in a free something, and your conversion rates are sure to rise. Adding an additional benefit on top of the CTA allows you to increase the motivation.16) Only [NUMBER OF AVAILABLE PRODUCTS OR SPOTS] available. Lock in your order now!Limiting anything is the best way to increase its potential power.I place limits on my webinars in order to maximize the value and impact that it makes.There’s a psychological impact to this technique. When you limit availability you raise the perceived value of the product or service.ConclusionThere are endless options for creating an ultra-compelling CTA. How do you pick the right one?The solution to finding the perfect CTA is not to randomly try everything on this list. The solution is to sequentially test the CTAs that are most likely to produce an impact on your conversions.CTAs are the powerhouse of your website’s conversions. Weak, ineffective, and cliché CTAs will give you low conversion rates. Pick one or two from this list, test them out, and watch your conversions rise. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Calls to Action Topics:last_img read more

15 Customizable Infographic Templates for PowerPoint That Will Save You Time & Resources [Free Download]

first_img Infographics Originally published Jan 5, 2016 12:00:00 PM, updated July 28 2017 Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack As the old adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. And with marketers steadily increasing their visual content budget year over year, it seems that this visual exchange rate now carries even more weight.In terms of visually displaying information, infographics serve as an ideal way to convey a complex idea in an interesting and manageable format. Whether it’s a comprehensive side-by-side comparison, a lengthy timeline, or robust collection of numbers and statistics, a well-designed infographic can help you make your point without fussing over a ton of words. The big issue is, of course, the amount of time needed to create infographics. Nearly 66% of marketers reported that both lack of time and staff resources are the biggest challenge to creating effective visual marketing, according to a report from Digiday and Chute.That’s where we come in. We’ve created 20 fully customizable infographic templates that will give you the inspiration and foundation you need to build your own infographics — 15 templates in PowerPoint with an additional five versions in Adobe Illustrator. Here’s a sneak peak at what you can expect:These customizable templates are easy to execute on and offer you the flexibility to experiment with different styles, layouts, colors, and fonts.Download the full set of templates today to start creating quality infographics for your next blog post, campaign, or meeting.last_img read more