How many times have you wished you had a staff photographer, videographer or graphic designer to bring all your visual content dreams to life?
Doesn’t that sound better than shamefully downloading a stock photo for that intranet article, employee newsletter or CEO blog post?
In an article for The Atlantic, Megan Garber wrote, “One of the more wacky/wondrous elements of stock photos is the manner in which, as a genre, they’ve developed a unifying editorial sensibility. To see a stock image is… to know you’re seeing a stock image.”
Many of us proclaim that the best content marketers create their own photos, videos and graphics and would never dream of resorting to stock photography, yet deadlines and ever-growing to-do lists force us to do just that.
You aren’t alone, though. An infographic from Venngage illustrates the results of a survey of 300 marketers about their 2016 visual marketing strategies and plans for 2017.