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Home » Erika Taylor Montgomery, Small Business, Social Media

Memes for your Small Business

Submitted by on February 11, 2015 – 10:00 amNo Comment
Could your small business meme for viral?

Could your small business meme go viral?

Memes have taken a life of their own on social media. These funny visual images are constantly shared online by users of all types. From football trash talk to political satire, memes have become a part of the digital conversation.

Although memes often have a snarky undertone, there is always potential to create a meme that caters to your targeted audience. Your small business can create a meme that highlights your product, makes an industry related jest or an inside joke about your company.

Memes for you Small Business

1). Use a Generator: Not sure where to start? Meme generators are a quick and easy way to create an image without much thought into creation. Sites such as makeameme.org offer users famously used images to create a meme of their choice. Just add a tag line and there’s your meme! Please note, that if you do use this method, ensure that you attribute the source that you use for your creation to avoid copy write issues.

2). Use Your Own Image: Funny photos from your office can be a great backdrop to a potential meme. From memorable moments at the company picnic to the most tiresome task of the day, pictures that relate to others in your industry are a great starting point for engagement. The simplest way to create a meme using this method is to upload the image in Microsoft Paint and add text to your pic. Add a company logo on a corner of the meme and you are set to share! There are also websites like memegenerator.net that allow you to upload your images and add text to create your own meme, too.

3). Tailor Your Wording: Memes are often filled with sarcasm that relates to a certain audience. That specific snark-loving audience tends to be between the ages of 18-27. If that’s your target, great! Otherwise, try tailoring your meme’s content to something that relates to your small business or industry. Creating a meme with humor doesn’t have to be full of sarcasm, it just has to be funny to your followers.

4). Keep it Short and SweetYour meme’s content should always be short and to the point. Readers should be able to read your meme in a matter of seconds.

Have you ever used memes as part of your marketing strategy? Have you created your own? Please share any tips on how to create a meme with our readers below!

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Written by Erika Taylor Montgomery
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