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Webtivity Marketing & Design: Proud Sponsor of Learn@Lunch

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Proud SponsorWebtivity Marketing & Designs is excited to announce that we are a proud sponsor of Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming Learn@Lunch “How to Use Storytelling to Promote Your Brand Across Social Media” taking place this Thursday, September 26th at the Holiday Inn Harbourside Hotel & Suites at 401 Second Street, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785. The event runs from 11:30am to 1:00pm and is $15.00 for Chamber Members, and $20.00 for non-members.

This Learn@Lunch will help to teach attendees how to use storytelling to promote their brands across social media. While enjoying lunch, there will be a discussion about how businesses should focus on knowing their audience, as well as how to create great content so they can become good storytellers on their different social media platforms; especially on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. There will be different examples of stories and content which have been used in social media and have resonated with the audience here in the St. Petersburg and Pinellas County markets.

Speaking at the Learn@Lunch is Matthew Cimitile, the Communications Officer for the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP). Matthew reports and writes news and events for USFSP print, online and social media platforms. He also serves as their contact person for media requests, and assists in crisis communication.

For more information, or to register for the Learn@Lunch, click here.

 

Facebook is Changing Mobile Media Aspect Ratio and Text

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

mobile media aspect ratioWith all the focus being placed on mobile, here are some important changes that are coming for mobile devices. Facebook is changing the mobile media aspect ratio.  This is the proportional relationship between the width and the height for both photos and videos which are shown in the news feed on mobile devices. Additionally, Facebook is limiting the amount of text that is shown in a mobile news feed post.

Here are the new specs you need to be aware of if you’re optimizing posts for Mobile Facebook Newsfeeds.
Aspect Ratios for Photos and Video:

  • The maximum height for both photos and videos is being reduced from a 2:3 aspect ratio to a shorter 4:5 in the mobile news feed.
  • Media which is taller than 4:5 will be hidden, meaning users will have to tap on it to see it in full.
  • There will be less text shown in mobile news feed posts, dropping from 7 lines of text down to 3 lines of text. Users will be prompted to “click to view” additional text for posts containing more than 3 lines of text.

Facebook says these changes are “designed to simplify our formats and improve the consistency of our mobile experience.”

These changes will be effective on August 19th, 2019. It might not seem like a big change, but as mentioned above, with the majority of users being mobile users, it will change their experience, so it’s important to think about how text and photos are formatted going forward. This allows for a few weeks of adjusting to formatting media shorter, and with fewer lines of text.

Facebook is always changing things up, Webtivity is here to keep you informed and up to date with all the latest marketing and web design trends in this ever evolving world wide web! If you’d like to learn more, request a consult.