Infographics Are Everywhere – Here’s How to Make Yours Go Viral

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Over the last few years, the Internet has developed an insatiable appetite for visualized data. Good design and interesting topics have fueled the population’s hunger for infographics and you can be sure that marketers are doing their best to capitalize. As a result, the market has become flooded with data visualization (and plenty of bad infographics) so creators must work harder or smarter (or both) in order to break through the noise and connect with an interested audience. In order to help you have a real shot at going viral, this article concentrates on helping you work smarter by equipping you with insider knowledge and expert advice. By the time you’re done reading this, you’ll better understand why infographics appeal to the human psyche, how to effectively promote your creation, how to ensure your infographic is not only cool but useful, the role data quality plays in creating an impact, the right way to commission an infographic (for non-designers) and finally whether or not this whole infographic thing is a fad (and therefore worth your time).

I’ll let Charlene Manuel of kick things off with a nice summary of the infographic boom and who’s participating: “Since Visualizing launched in October 2010, we’ve seen an explosion of interest in data-driven design. Today, a multitude of opportunities and resources exist for creators to communicate ...

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