It’s no secret that a picture is worth 1,000 words. Especially in our highly digitized world that includes smartphones with built-in cameras, photo apps such as Instagram and Postagram and photo-based social media sites such as Pinterest. However, picture sharing doesn’t have to end there. There are plenty of free and paid photo sharing sites such as Flickr, Picasa, Shutterfly and Photobucket.
- Flickr is a photo management and sharing application from Yahoo! Businesses can use Flickr to upload photos of their products or services, join and interact in groups, post customer submitted photos and more.
- Picasa is a photo management, editing and sharing program from Google. Uploading and sharing photos directly on Google+ and using fun photo effects to make your product stand out are uses of this product for businesses.
- Shutterfly offers free, unlimited picture storage. Business owners will love the variety of books, cards, calendars and more that they can create using photos of their products and services! These make great promotional items and thank you gifts!
- Photobucket allows user to upload and store photos. Users can link to, share and edit photos. Plus, with a slideshow creation and mobile enabled features, this site is another way for businesses to show off to past, current and potential customers.
These sites are not the only great photo sharing options out there, but they are a place to start. Businesses should be using at least one of these sites in their marketing campaign efforts. They make a launching pad for sharing photos on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and more! Plus, these sites will get your photos lots of free exposure across the Internet!
If you’re not quite sure which site is right for you or for more information on how you can use photos to boost your marketing strategy, contact Marketing RELEVANCE.