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The Visual Minute

Looking for a visual way to learn more about content marketing? The Visual Minute video series is produced by the Killer Visual Strategies marketing team and hosted by Killer CEO and founder Amy Balliett. In this series, you’ll learn visual communication and design best practices that no marketing professional can succeed without. 

Amy Balliett is an accomplished public and corporate guest speaker who has appeared at more than 175 conferences and events around the globe. As a thought leader in visual communication who founded our company (then called Killer Infographics) in 2010, Amy has a wealth of knowledge to share. 

Whether you’re looking to pursue a career in visual content marketing or are already working in the field, Amy is sure to offer useful and actionable takeaways for you and your company. 

Visual communication design is its own field, fundamentally different from traditional graphic design in its focus on the accurate delivery of data and information, and its practical applications in marketing. Check out the blog posts below to gain more insights. Or you can visit our Visual Minute landing page directly, and start learning!

Visual Minute Week 13: Debbie Millman

Debbie Millman is our next guest for this week’s Visual Minute. Debbie joins us as the CEO of Sterling Brands, Chair of SVC’s Masters in Branding, and host of the Design Matters podcast, making her a well-rounded authority toward the intricacies of what makes visual content stand out from the crowd. Check out Debbie’s response and stay up to date on the Visual Minute as we continue the series next week.

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Visual Minute Week 12: Shama Hyder

Shama Hyder, CEO of Marketing Zen and author of recently published Momentum: How to Propel your Marketing and Transform your brand in the Digital Age, joins us for this week’s Visual Minute. From small business and nonprofits to publicly-held Fortune 500 companies, Shama and the Zen Marketing team have helped numerous organizations build and implement successful digital marketing strategies, which is why we thought it necessary to track her down at this year’s SXSW and discuss…

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Visual Minute Week 11: Laura Feinstein

Laura Feinstein is always coming across new and creative ways in which visual content is used to connect and inspire audiences. As the Head of Fusion’s Social Stories, she offers an expressive approach toward visual content and its role in the world of news and media in this week’s Visual Minute. Check out her response and stay up to date on the Visual Minute as we continue the series next week with acclaimed photographer and author…

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Visual Minute Week 10: Jeremy Lasky

Jeremy Lasky is the co-founder of Perception, one of today’s most innovative motion graphic studios. His work spans across several industries, including film where he helped create the digital brand and gadgetry used by Tony Stark throughout the Marvel blockbuster Iron Man 2. Jeremy and his friend were kind enough to share a few words of wisdom on the importance of visual content in this week’s Visual Minute.

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Visual Minute Week 8: Nancy Duarte

Duarte, Inc. CEO, Nancy Duarte, has dedidcated years helping people turn their ideas into stories through presentation media. Check out this week’s visual minute as Nancy provides some great insight on how visual content can help develop mutual understanding and collaboration between two parties. Stay tuned for next week’s visual minute and stay up to date on the whole Visual Minute series here.

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Visual Minute Week 7: Greg Storey

With over 20 years of digital design experience spanning a myriad of industries, IBM’s Design Practice Lead Greg Storey is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to applications of visual communication. We were fortunate enough to steal some of Greg’s time at this year’s SXSW and pick his brain on the role visual content plays in attention economics. Hear what Greg has to say above and stay up-to-date on the full Visual Minute series.  

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Visual Minute Week 6: Marshall Kirkpatrick

Marshall Kirkpatrick, co-founder of Little Bird, knows a thing or two about what it takes to develop a memorable online presence. He was kind enough to sit down with us to share his expertise and thoughts on how visual content can open up new meaning and accessibility for audiences in this week’s Visual Minute. Don’t forget to follow the full Visual Minute series as we interview a new influencer each week!    

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Visual Minute Week 5: Brian Fanzo

Change evangelist and master of all things social media, Brian Fanzo, joins us in this week’s Visual Minute. Having built a successful career around helping people and businesses connect with audiences through technology, Brian provides a unique perspective on visual communication’s role in providing authentic experiences. Hear what Brian has to say and stay up-to-date on the full Visual Minute series here.

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Visual Minute Week 4: Guy Kawasaki

Having spent the past few decades as a serial brand ambassador, author and globe trotting speaker, Guy Kawasaki has become a wealth of knowledge in the fields of marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship. In recent years, he has added Chief Evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool, and board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation to his resume. This is why we thought it necessary to trap Guy in a corner and get his thoughts on the importance…

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Visual Minute Week 3: Dennis Keeley

While attending SXSW this year, my Creative Director and I attended a session entitled “The Rise of the Visual Strategist.” Led by Dennis Keeley and Peter Krogh, this was by far one of the most interesting sessions on the Interactive track. Both Keeley and Krogh are experts in the world of visual content and discussed how visual language has become the expected mode of communication among younger generations. Given their experience, I met up with them after…

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Visual Minute Week 2: Lance Ulanoff

Lance Ulanoff is the former Editor-in-Chief of PCMag and the current Chief Correspondent of Mashable. We caught up with him at this year’s SXSW to talk about visual communication. As tech expert and Mashable Chief Correspondent, Lance comes across a great deal of visual media on a regular basis. Because of this, we felt that he was one of the best people to ask “What makes visual content worth paying attention to?” Checkout his answer…

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Introducing The Visual Minute: A Video Series About Visual Content

What makes visual content worth paying attention to? Take a moment to think about this question. Both online and offline, we live in a world where visual communication is not only the fastest method of connecting with an audience, but also the most preferred. Now more than ever, producing great visual content is a must for brands seeking to build relationships with their customers. But what makes visual content great in the first place? Why…

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