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Introducing Landscape by Sprout Social: Streamlined Social Image Resizing

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We’re proud to announce the release of our newest tool, Landscape by Sprout Social. Landscape is a powerful image resizing platform designed to help social media marketers, content creators and business owners keep up with an increasingly visual social world.

Efficiently Crop Images Across Popular Social Networks

Landscape is a free platform that allows you to turn one image into many, each perfectly optimized for the different social networks and post types you need. Start by uploading your image to our page.

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Next, choose the networks for which you’d like to resize your image. Landscape currently uses Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube image formats. If none of those are what you’re looking for you can click the Custom box to enter your own dimensions to size for.

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After you’ve selected the specific networks for which you’d like to resize your image, choose the post types, such as a Twitter Profile Image or an In-Stream Wide Photo.

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Now you can quickly go through each of your image type selections and guide the cropping to ensure you aren’t cutting out any valuable content.

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Once you’ve finished cropping, Landscape exports a ZIP file with your new images, named to indicate which network and placement each belongs to. You can then go on to share these images to your social networks, or you can use a social media publishing tool such as Sprout to schedule them to send later.

Take the Guesswork out of Publishing

Since its publication in June 2014, our Always Up-to-Date Guide to Social Media Image Sizes has been Sprout’s most visited blog post. This data helped us recognize the marketplace need for an interactive social image resizing tool. The social networks are constantly changing the image sizes they use. With Landscape, you no longer have to go searching for the right specifications.

Streamline Your Social Content Calendar

Creating and maintaining a social media content calendar is one of the most important responsibilities of a social marketer. It is also one of their most time-consuming tasks. The image creation and optimization process can easily become the bottleneck of an otherwise efficient editorial calendar. Landscape keeps your workflow moving forward and lets your designers focus on creating compelling content rather than worrying about image size requirements.

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Maintain Control of What You Share

When publishing images that are not properly cropped, a social network may automatically trim out content that is crucial to your photo. Landscape ensures your image is shared correctly across all social channels, enabling you to maintain control of what you share and avoid any missteps.

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Don’t leave your image optimization to network automation. Use Landscape to quickly and efficiently create a perfect image for all of your social media posts. Click the link below to try it now.

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B2B influencer marketing is activating internal and external subject matter experts with engaged networks to advocate and co-create content of mutual value that drives measurable business goals.

As the groundswell around influencer marketing rises and becomes a normal part of the B2B marketing mix, the volume of information and misinformation on the topic also increases.

One of the most popular questions people also ask about B2B influencer marketing focuses on what makes a good business influencer? By now we all know that popularity alone does not make someone influential. It’s certainly important, it's just not the only thing.

As B2B marketers mature in their understanding of the role influence plays and how the dynamic of brand content co-created with industry experts plays out with customers, they begin to realize that other factors matter. Topical relevance matters of course as well as resonance of the topic amongst an influencer’s community.

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The intersection of individual expertise, how well that expertise resonates with followers and the size of network creates a baseline of characteristics when evaluating whether a certain influencer might be a match.

But there’s more than that. Understanding what makes a great influencer is both art and science, soft and hard skills. The success of identifying, qualifying and engaging influencers is also directly tied to how they will be engaged and to what end.

Some people reading this might think that influencer marketing isn’t the magic pill some are playing it up to be. There’s a reason for that, because it’s not magic. It’s more like alchemy.

The reality is, there’s no one formula for the perfect B2B influencer, but there are some common characteristics that B2B brands should look for in varying proportions according to what’s important to a program or activation. I call those characteristics:

The 5 Ps of B2B Influence

Proficiency - In B2B marketing, the vast majority of those considered influential possess deep expertise in the field they work in. This is a significant difference from many B2C influencers who are often self proclaimed as influential with clever media creation skills.

As B2C influencer content and engagement tactics evolve, some are crossing over into B2B with a trickle of opportunists successfully creating influence amongst B2B audiences not solely for their expertise, but for a combination of adept social media content creation skills and some expertise. B2B marketers who do their due diligence will be able to filter accordingly.

Popularity - While network size is not the only thing, nor is it the most important thing, it is definitely a metric to consider. Some marketers swing in the direction of ignoring audience size altogether because of lower engagement rates with popular influencers. This is simply foolish. All things being the same, I’ll take 2% engagement of an influencer with a million followers over 2% from someone that has 1,000 followers.

What matters is how network size factors in with the type of influencer you need. For example, popular influencers aka “brandividuals” are often best for top of funnel content. Niche domain expert influencers are better for middle and end of funnel content. Engaging a brandividual and expecting conversions is just naive.

Personality - If you’ve worked in B2C influencer marketing and been exposed to all the characters there, B2B is going to seem a bit dry. Now there are some colorful characters in the B2B influencer community, no doubt. But personality is often a trait that needs to be uncovered when you’re working with some types of business influencers.

The good news is that savvy influencer marketing practitioners know how to plant the seeds that can grow and blossom within an otherwise introverted influencer. You don’t need them to be a colorful character, ripe with personality per se, but you do want them to connect with the passion they have with their craft and how their expertise can help others be successful.

Publishing - Content is the media that conveys the ideas of influence and while B2B influencers are not expected to produce the same types and quantity of content as in B2C, it is ideal when there’s a platform where the influencer publishes. At a minimum, that would be social networks but to be a B2B influencer, it’s most likely that also includes articles contributed to publications if not research, books and presentations.

Promotion - The value a B2B influencer brings beyond adding expertise and credibility to brand content is the ability to share what they helped create with their network. Trust of brand content is at a low, especially with advertising. Customers yearn for authentic content and the right kind of influencer collaboration can give them that, delivered via the influencer’s own distribution channels. That means social networks for course but also potentially blogs, email newsletters, podcast, LinkedIn Live, contributed articles or columns in industry publications.

I know some people reading this are thinking there could be even more P’s like being Prolific, Persuasive or Passion. Yes, there could be so many more but we have to draw the line somewhere! It's important to be able to manage the data and insights necessary to factor these characteristics into selection, qualification and engagement.

Some of these traits will not fully reveal themselves until you work with an influencer on a few content activations. Others will fluctuate over time and that is normal. It's important to understand that influence is a temporal thing. It is not fixed or permanent. It’s important marketers realize that before they disengage an influencer in the short term due to lower performance. The same goes for high expectations after great performance.

Organic influencer engagement is a little dynamic and what you don’t spend on paid influencers like an ad buy you will (in part) need to invest in relationship management, education and even tips that will help the influencers be more effective.

B2B brands with high influencer churn or low performance often apply “ad buy” perspectives to a what is actually a relationship driven effort. Mismatched expectations are not helpful for anyone, so think about the 5Ps as you evaluate and nurture your influencer community. Consider where of each your ideal influencers need to score on the 5 Ps in order to be a good match for the kind of activation you have in mind.

When there’s 5P alignment, there's happiness: for customers, influencers and your B2B brand.

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