The pandemic has changed the way marketing and messaging is done on social media. Now, social media users are looking for more interactive, visual messages and have a human touch from the brands.
In this chat with TechGenyz, Ric Goell, Co-Founder at PosterMyWall talks about social media strategy, the changing landscape of the industry, and user behaviour.
Edited excerpts from the interview:
TG: Tell us more about PosterMyWall and how it is helping the marketers
Ric Goell: PosterMyWall is a do-it-yourself tool that empowers organizations and small businesses to create professionally-designed graphics, videos, and promotional materials. These materials are used for print, email, social media, websites, presentations, and more. We have a huge library of pre-design templates, nearly 200,000, that can be very quickly and easily customized for any brand. Our goal is to make it very, very easy for someone to create–and publish–all the promotional materials that their business or organization needs.
TG: Why do you think that marketers need a strong social media strategy?
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Ric Goell: The world has been moving from mass media to pinpoint targeting of audiences through social media for a long time. COVID accelerated the speed of this move because so social distancing has driven customers to spend the time that they might have spent doing other things online. You have to have a strong social media strategy because you need to be where your customers are. In the age of COVID, your customers are on social media. Relying on foot traffic and storefront signage is not an option.
We believe that even after the COVID vaccine is distributed and foot traffic returns, new online habits will remain.
TG: What are your target demographics?
Ric Goell: Our customers are busy people who appreciate tools that help them save time and get things well without requiring outside or specialist support. They care about the face their business or organization shows the world and feel satisfied when they know they’ve done good work. They live all over the world and include people of all kinds and ages.
TG: Who are your primary users and why do they prefer to use PosterMyWall?
Ric Goell: PosterMyWall is the perfect tool for anyone who needs to promote their business or events–or communicates with their audience. Small businesses, churches, bands, and community organizers all benefit from our easy marketing materials and campaigns. They like PosterMyWall because we empower everyone to create professional-quality graphics and video clips quickly, effortlessly, and cost-effectively. Because we have 200,000 professionally designed templates they can use as starting points, even people with no design skill achieve professional results.
TG: What challenges PosterMyWall is addressing in the current business scenario?
Ric Goell: Running ads on social media is easy. Developing creativity that gets you noticed and drives customers is hard. PosterMyWall integrates great design with advanced capabilities–like the ability to integrate stock video, animate copy, and add animated stickers. For instance, someone promoting their auto repair service can integrate a video of someone working on a car in their design. That stands out–and drives results.
TG: Why do you think PosterMyWall is better than its competitor?
Ric Goell: What sets us apart is our templates. There are literally thousands of them to fit pretty much any customer’s needs. And they are completely editable so by changing copy, fonts, colors, and images, you can make them support your brand. Our competition has been doing things the old fashioned way…finding a local professional and outsourcing design work. Our customers tell us that our templates let them find just what they need fast, and they can customize the templates themselves for a fraction of the time and cost.
TG: What the primary features of PosterMyWall?
Ric Goell: In addition to our templates, our customers love the power and flexibility of our customization tools. Those who want extensive customization find we give them the power and flexibility to do whatever they want. Also, we provide marketing campaign tools that make email and social media campaigns fast and easy from within our website.
TG: Do you provide a free subscription for the users? If yes how can our readers avail it?
Ric Goell: Our pricing model is very flexible. Many of our social media templates can be used free of charge for people who require screen resolution output. We offer two subscription plans for people who need higher resolution output or frequently use video or animation. Our “Premium Plan” is for users who need to create images for online and print use. Our “Premium Plus Plan” adds the ability to create unlimited animations and videos.
TG: At last, please tell us what is your growth plan for the coming years
Ric Goell: We continue to extend our leadership in three areas:
1. Continue to grow what is already the largest online template library available. Specifically, we are adding more video and animated templates.
2. Make the most powerful online editor on the market even more powerful with new video and animation capabilities.
3. Introduce more marketing campaign tools that make it even easier to distribute and publish graphics created on our website.