A picture is worth it

Using visuals in your communications increases everything ... interest, recall, pass-along, sales!

I recently shared a whole bunch of example of "infographics" that help you tell your story.

Here are 19 Statistics That Make the Case for Using Visual Content in Your Marketing:

1) 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text. (Sources: 3M Corporation and ZabiscoTweet This Stat!

2) 40% of people will respond better to visual information than plain text. (Source: ZabiscoTweet This Stat!

3) 46.1% of people say a website's design is the number one criterion for discerning the credibility of the company. (Source: Stanford Persuasive Technology LabTweet This Stat!

4) Publishers who use infographics grow in traffic an average of 12% more than those who don't. (Source: AnsonAlexTweet This Stat!

5) Posts with videos attract 3 times more inbound links than plain text posts. (Source: SEOmozTweet This Stat!

6) Visual content drives engagement. In fact, just one month after the introduction of Facebook timeline for brands, visual content -- photos and videos -- saw a 65% increase in engagement. (Source: Simply MeasuredTweet This Stat!

7) On Facebook, photos perform best for likes, comments, and shares as compared to text, video, and links. (Source: Dan ZarrellaTweet This Stat!

8) 37% of Pinterest account holders log in a few times every week; 28% said they log in a few times a month; 15% log in once daily; 10% log in numerous times a day. (Source: PriceGrabberTweet This Stat!

9) 98% of people surveyed with a Pinterest account said they also have a Facebook and/or Twitter account (Source: PriceGrabberTweet This Stat!

10) Pinterest generated more referral traffic for businesses than Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn combined. (Source: ShareaholicTweet This Stat!

11) Pinterest drives sales directly from its website -- of people with Pinterest accounts, 21% have purchased an item after seeing it on Pinterest. (Source: PriceGrabberTweet This Stat!

12) 85% of the US internet audience watches videos online. The 25-34 age group watches the most online videos, and adult males spend 40% more time watching videos on the internet than females. (Sources: comScore and NielsenTweet This Stat!

13) Over 60 hours of videos are uploaded each minute on YouTube.com. (Source: YouTubeTweet This Stat!

14) 700 YouTube videos are shared on Twitter every minute. (Source: YouTubeTweet This Stat!

15) Viewers spend 100% more time on pages with videos on them. (Source: MarketingSherpaTweet This Stat!

16) Mobile video viewing increased 35% from 2010 to 2011. (Source: NielsenTweet This Stat!

17) 25 million smartphone users stream 4 hours of mobile video per month. 75% of smartphone users watch videos on their phones, 26% of whom use video at least once a day. (Sources: Ooyala and IpsosTweet This Stat!

18) Mobile video subscription is expected to hit $16 billion in revenue by 2014, with over 500 million subscribers. (Source: OoyalaTweet This Stat!

19) Viewers are 85% more likely to purchase a product after watching a product video. (Source: Internet RetailerTweet This Stat!

(Thanks again Hubspot)