FIR Speakers and Speeches: Shel Holtz on social visual communication

On September 26, 2013, FIR co-host Shel Holtz spoke at a PRSA California Capitol Chapter‘s monthly meeting in Sacramento, California. The topic: social-visual communication – the rise of images and extreme-short-form video as a primary means of communication.

Brought about by the shift to content consumption via mobile devices, the social-visual communication space is currently dominated by services like Instagram, Pinterest, Vine and Tumblr. Images also dominate social networks like Facebook and Google+, earning engagement levels that often far exceed those of text-only posts.

In this presentation, Shel explains the rise of social-visual communication and explores opportunities for communicators to tap into the trend.

Shel also curates a Flipboard magazine on social-visual communication. The SlideShare deck below will let you view the presentation while listening to the audio:

Social. Visual from Shel Holtz

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(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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