These days, visual content is all the rage. And considering the fact that people are naturally drawn to pictures, images, and other visuals, it's no wonder it's become such a dominant force in the marketing world. Just think about how much more prominently visuals get featured in social networks like Facebook and Google+. And what about the rise of visual-focused networks like Pinterest, Instagram, and Vine? There's no denying it -- visual content is here to stay, and marketers who can learn how to master it will have a leg up on competitors who can't.
When most marketers hear the term "visual content," the first type that comes to mind is usually the infographic. But how can those who don't necessarily have a design background -- or budget to commission an agency, hire a dedicated in-house designer, or purchase expensive design software -- create professional-looking infographics that enable them to leverage the power of visual content? We're so glad you asked! Here's a little secret: You can do it right within software you likely already have loaded on your computer. That's right! PowerPoint can be your best friend when it comes to visual content creation. And to help you get started, we've created five fabulous infographic templates you can download for free and use to customize your own infographics right within PowerPoint -- as well as some helpful tips and tricks to help you learn how to use PowerPoint to its full potential.
In this post, we'll highlight some PowerPoint infographic creation basics as well as four of the infographic templates from the download that explain how to easily create infographics in PowerPoint (how meta, right?). Just be sure to download the PowerPoint templates for yourself so you can easily customize the designs you see below!
Tip: Don't strain your eyes ... click on each infographic below to enlarge. HubSpot will not reimburse you for LASIK surgery ;-)
PowerPoint Infographic Creation Basics
How to Create a 4-Color Infographic
How to Create an Infographic With Alternating Font Sizes
How to Create a Data-Comparison Infographic
How to Create a Pinterest-Inspired Tile-Themed Infographic
What are you waiting for? Grab your free infographic templates so you can start customizing fantastic-looking infographics of your own!