5 free visual media tools

Brand and community managers can use this guide to embrace content trends without breaking the bank.

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More and more brands are embracing content marketing, especially when it comes to visual media. Research shows that 65 percent of a brand’s audience is composed of visual learners, so the move is a wise branding choice.

However, PR and marketing pros are often not designers, and not all brands, boutique firms or communications consultants can afford the price tag that comes along with a top-flight design professional.

Here are five free tools that can help boost your campaigns without breaking the bank:

1. Death to the Stock Photo. Stock photos are a great foundation for photo quotes or social media posts with a powerful fact on top of an interesting picture. They also can work well alone in blog posts that need a boost from visuals.

However, many stock photos look strange or forced, and a bad photo won’t help to entice readers to look at and share your content.

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