Even though podcasting is usually an audio-only experience, attractive images can enhance your podcast branding and help you promote your podcast better! Here are suggestions to consider for podcast-level and episode-level images.
How images help your podcast
Establishing and reinforcing visual branding
Marketing your episodes
Artwork makes your podcast look a lot better when shared in social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
Having images, especially for each episode, can help enable you to promote your podcast in visual-only platforms, like Pinterest and Instagram.
Engaging your audience
Communicating without words
“A picture is worth 1,000 words.”
1. Square image for podcast apps and Instagram
2. Crop-friendly wide image for video and social
- 16:9 for video
- 1,200 × 628 for Facebook and Twitter
3. Crop-friendly tall image for Pinterest
- 2:3 for Pinterest
- 9:16 for video stories
4. Thumbnail image for your website
I suggest you design for a square crop but with margin for different ratios.
5. Background image for creativity
What I love being able to use background images in SecondLine Themes as my WordPress theme! You can easily add a color overlay, style effects, and even blur your images.
Ensure it doesn't conflict with text over it.
6. “Open” image for audiograms
7. Show images for profile branding
How to make these images
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Do it yourself
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