Top 50 Facebook Cover Photos for Brands, Part 1
If you're like me, you're holding out on the inevitable change from regular Facebook profiles to Timeline until they pry it from your cold, dead keyboards. Unfortunately, all profiles will change to Timeline by default on April 1st, so there's no sense in hosting an armchair rebellion. Instead, give into the cause and get some inspiration from these excellent cover photos:
Tapjoy's cover photo shows an idyllic concert experience, which simultaneously highlights Tapjoy's mobile phone expertise. But I swear to God, if I'm trying to enjoy a concert and you stick a phone in front of my face, I will find your phone number and sign you up for Cat Facts.
I haven't seen this movie, but I've been told by my female coworkers that this cover photo is a still from a pivotal scene in the movie. Namely, however, this proves the fact that one of the best ways to connect with your fans is through their heartstrings (which, for me, would be the thumbs up scene at the end of Terminator 2: Judgement Day.)
Ahh, Apple, can you do no wrong (besides your controversial labor practices)? This cover photo is a little predictable, but it advertises the new product in a visually exciting manner. Although it gets negative points for that awful pun.
Coke continues its mission to be associated with the elusive idea of Americana, and does so pretty successfully here. Nothing says lazy sunny days like early on-set diabetes! (Sorry, that was pretty cruel even by my standards).
I'm not exactly sure what kind of story a Subway sandwich tells—most of mine would probably say "I was created by a hungover college student who doesn't know the meaning of 'a little bit of mustard'"—but the photo is still pretty mouthwatering.
Only Target could make bike riding on an impossibly large circle for infinity seem attractive and serene. It also fits in well with Target's cutesy and playful TV ads, but who cares about that.
Nike might suffer from jamming-too-much-crap-into-a-single-image-syndrome, but you can't deny that the images are provocative and pretty awesome looking.
Sometimes, simplicity is the best option, and Southwest proves it with a high quality photo that wraps around into the profile picture. Not the best, but not the worst either.
Macy's is being a tiny bit boastful here, but the gigantic billboard is pretty striking.
I have to say that is the most attractive use of Tupperware I've ever seen. Most of my Tupperware ends up with irremovable spaghetti stains with lids that never fit. Damn I hate those lids. Anyway...
A time-relevant cover photo will always make your company look good. Not pictured: expensive printer cartridges.
Ahh, the old black-and-white-photo-with-one-color-highlighted trick! To be fair, this cover photo is pretty dignified with a relevant and striking statistic. It's too bad they couldn't afford color film, though.
Notre Dame is probably #1 on the unspoken list of "Most Hated Christian Universities (Besides Duke)," but at least their cover photo is nice. But would it have killed them to take the photo on a slightly sunnier day?
Sure, neat building, good weather, blah blah blah. But Ford, you don't need me to tell you that you're Ford Motor Company: SHOW ME SOME DAMN CARS!
DealsGoRound not only proclaims their logo in a clean, crisp manner, but also personalizes their cover photo with an eager Dealaholic (which in turn encourages other DealsGoRound users to participate in the community). This Dealaholic crap ain't funny though: my father was a raging Dealaholic. He always came home reeking of savings.
When I was around 16, I fell for a fellow actress in an acting class I was enrolled in. She didn't seemed too interested, but since there weren't too many other guys in the class she seemed fine with settling for me. Our campus was downtown, and some how she convinced me that I should go shopping with her during our break. Bad idea. She made a bee line towards Juicy Couture and picked out a powder blue sweater. "Can you buy this for me?" she asked, her big eyes invisibly projecting teenage hormones straight into my cranium. I shook off her gaze and searched the sweater for a price tag. It felt like that fabric they make beach towels with, except the material was finer and slightly softer. The main selling point of the sweater was that it was reversible, but really, isn't every sweater reversible? You may look like an idiot, but every sweater is reversible in principle. Finally, I found the tag:
"$120 bucks?!" I said in a loud whisper, "I don't really have that kind of money."
"Well, what if we split it?" she countered.
I couldn't withstand her womanly wiles any longer. I forked over $60 dollars and I got a kiss in the store's elevator on the way back to class. A couple weeks later, we broke up, I made out with her best friend in the stairwell of a prestigious San Franciscan hotel, and I never saw that damned $120 powder blue sweater ever again.
Anyway, this cover photo is ok I guess.
Now this is a cover photo done right: it humanizes a newspaper with an immense public reputation and baggage, includes as many people as possible, and shows off their amazing office.
This intimate photo of coffee beans lends the appearance of small-town authenticity to a international brand. But let's face it: even if their cover photo was something incredibly offensive, you'd still be coming back for your triple-foam non-fat pumpkin spice soy latte.
Full Disclosure: I do some marketing stuff for Kambio Group. Now that I've gotten that out of the way, ISN'T THIS THE BEST COVER PHOTO EVER GUYS?! WOW I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS SO GOOD. GO TO KAMBIO TODAY!
Like the New York Times' cover photo, this shows hard-working journalists
copy-pasting articles from the New York Times doin' their thang. This one gets a slight edge on the New York Times photo, because I get the impression that the NYT photo is staged. Can you believe that?
Everyone's favorite corporate tyrannosaurus Wal-Mart highlights their
supposedly fresh produce and generic kids smiling about something. I'd say that this photo doesn't accurately represent all that Wal-Mart has to offer, but you'd probably need at least a thousand cover photos to encompass all of their inventory. Also, I'd be remiss not to link you here.
"But Dylan," you whisper to your computer screen, "Rihanna isn't a business!" Really though, you sell as many albums as she has, and you've become a marketable commodity. It's the facts of life, baby. Speaking of the facts of life, I wouldn't mind giving Rihanna a fact-check... if ya know what I mean (meaning I would gladly proofread any articles she submits to SocialTechPop. Still waiting, RiRi).
Shakira gets the one-up on Rihanna because there's so much graffiti and junk in that image it hurts my retinas. Shakira's is sharp and tasteful, along my crude male brain wishes that it was a little less of the latter.
I could give you some comments here on how the black and white effect reflects the band's attempt at epicness and scope, but I much rather talk about how they were awarded a Global Leadership Award from the United Nations. This is the same band that once said "I got so far, to lose it all, and in the end, it doesn't even matter." Weird.
Ronaldo looks like he's lounging on an invisible couch. And that's awesome.