People often think of public relations and journalism in terms of the written word.
Mention “public relations” and people immediately think of “press releases.” Say “journalism” and people connect it with “stories.”
Both perceptions are only the tip of the iceberg. Public relations firms and print journalists are, indeed, centered around the written word. We certainly value the importance of what you say, but in today’s contemporary Big Data environment, at Wellons Communications, we place equal emphasis on using visuals to project your story.
Here’s an example, as illustrated by London-based NeoMam Studios, a leading graphics design communications firm based in the UK:
The picture, indeed, is worth a thousand words.
Your brain craves visuals
Written communications are designed to conjure up a picture or image. With that in mind, let’s cut to the chase and examine just how important visuals are in telling people about your business:
• We can get the sense of a visual scene in less than one-tenth of a second.
• Color visuals increase the willingness to read by 80%.
• People following directions with text and illustrations do 323% better than people following directions without illustrations.
Visuals make your information more engaging
Organizations that specialize in visual communications have a name for communicating visually: infographics.
Infographics are particularly effective at communicating complex ideas. Non-experts better comprehend and understand information that requires long, complex explanation when graphics present the idea. Statistical information, e.g. trends in your industry or key points about why your product or service is superior, are more easily understood by laymen when presented visually.
An example of the power of infographics is the popularity of the informational graphics published regularly by USA Today. Not only is your eye attracted to the graphics, the ideas they project are quickly and easily understood. Even if you have little interest in the subject or know nothing about it, once you look, you come away with an image and information that you cannot easily forget.
Put Wellons to work on making your story easy to see … and understand
Our team at Wellons Communications firmly believes in making your message as easy to understand as possible. Simplicity in understanding is augmented by visuals. And that’s why we look for the best way to visualize your story and get people to notice you and your organization’s key attributes.
If you want to make your story come to life and possess qualities that will make people look at you a first—and second—time, keep Wellons Communications in mind. Contact us (407-339-0879 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us show you how we can blend words and pictures into memorable stories aimed at increasing your bottom line.