5 Popular Meme Formats for Your Content Marketing

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Memes have become a cornerstone of modern humor and communication. They can be silly, relatable, and often poke fun at the absurdities of everyday life. Hence as a marketer, meme format content can be a powerful tool to reach a wider audience, increase engagement, and boost brand awareness. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular memes formats of all time and how to create your own with Designs.ai.

Most Popular Meme Formats of All Time

1. Single Photo with Outline Text Meme Format

Perhaps the most iconic meme format on this list, this format is simple and straight to the point. This format only consists of a single photo for visual impact, with one or two lines of text to provide context. This format was used and popularized by iconic memes such as Bad Luck Brian, Grumpy Cat, Hide the Pain Harold, and many more.

2. Four Panel Comic Meme Format

Another iconic meme format, this format allows for more creativity with multiple panels in the meme. Additionally, the creator can add a storylines within the meme. This meme format often leverages on storytelling in the first 3 panels with the punchline landing on the fourth panel. This format was often used by the Rage Comics memes as it often involves a story revolving around multiple characters. In modern memes, the four panel format is often used to make memes out of scenes from movies and TV shows.

3. Side-by-side Comparison Meme Format

This simple meme format is used to compare two ideas or situations with minimal context. This meme format often uses two images which are aligned side by side along with text to provide some context. However, the text is often made contextually vague so that the punchline can be interpreted by the audience.

4. Expanding Brain / Clown Applying Makeup Meme Format

Similar to the four panel format, this format consists of eight to ten panels in two columns. For the Expanding Brain meme, this format is often used to show the progression of an idea from its basic form to its most complex and advanced form. On the other hand, the Clown Applying Makeup meme is used to show a situation that gets progressively worse with each panel.

5. Tumblr / Twitter Post Meme Format

This meme format is considered to be the more modernized version of the single photo with outline text meme format. Instead of adding text within a photo, the text is added on top of the photo similar to the captions on social media posts. Additionally, one unique aspect about this meme format is that context is often not provided within these memes. Therefore, the random “out-of-pocket” context is a plus factor for this format.

How to Create a Meme with Designmaker

Step 1: Create Your Meme Layout

First, log in to your Designs.ai account and click on Designmaker. From there, click on “Generate New” on the left-hand side of the screen. This will take you to Designmaker’s editing interface with a blank layout. From there, you can upload your images that you want to use for your meme.

Step 2: Add Your Text

Once you’ve uploaded your images, you can customize your meme by adding your own text. Next, click on the text box on the meme template to begin editing the text. Also, you can change the font color, size and alignment using the toolbar at the top of the screen. Additionally, you can also add more text boxes to your meme by clicking on the “Text” button on the left-hand side of the screen.

Step 3: Customize Your Design

In addition to adding your own text, you can also customize the design of your meme. Designmaker provides a wide range of customization options such as changing the background color, adding images and adjusting the layout of your meme. To access these customization options, click on the “Design” button on the left-hand side of the screen.

Step 4: Download Your Meme

Once you’ve finished customizing your meme, click on the “Download” button to save your meme to your computer. You can save your meme in JPG, PNG or PDF format to suit your needs. Once you’ve downloaded your meme, you’re ready to share your meme with the world.

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Memes have become a vital part of our online culture and provide a way to connect with others in a lighthearted way. Therefore, memes can be a powerful tool for marketers looking to connect with their audience and increase engagement. With its wide range of customization options and user-friendly interface, Designmaker is the perfect tool for creating memes that are both funny and creative. So why not give it a try and see what kind of memes you can come up with?

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