Innovation-savvy social media managers and community managers have a new and rising force to reckon with in the shape of Vizify, the visual identity platform from Portland which has just come out of beta and appears to be going from strength to strength.
Delivered into the world from the TechStars’s accelerator just two years ago, this fast-growing baby can now claim bragging rights over a newly designed mobile experience, a partnership with Twitter and a quarter of a million users. But what, the curious social media manager might be asking, does Vizify do?
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Essentially, it provides a new slant on the resume, collating a user’s personal data from its scattered and fragmented existence on social networks, profiles and websites and tidying it up into a single, integrated visual profile. Users get their own personal websites, populated with data sucked up from their Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, whereupon it’s all deftly organized into a neat digital portfolio that visually showcases anything from personal eccentricities to interests to personal achievements.
To celebrate coming out of beta, Vizify is adding a new feature – bite-sized, easily customizable personal infographics called “Vizcards” that can be published on a user’s Vizify profile or on a preferred social network. Users wanting to use the new features simply need to select a topic of interest from Vizify’s subject library and follow a few easy steps to create a single graphic that can be published on a range of social media channels.
A visual showcase for qualification and quirks
According to startup’s CEO, Todd Silverstein, Viziy appeals to veteran social media users and social media novices alike, giving them an easy means of showing what matters to them and makes them tick. He said:
“We think the lines between your professional and personal identity online are blurring. For instance, our research with hiring managers told us that their biggest pain point was finding a cultural fit. Our vizcard prompts are designed to address that; they showcase your achievements, but also your interests, and quirks.”
Now that’s the kind of new idea to keep the innovation-hungry social media manager bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.