Why do GIF memes slap?
How do I make GIF memes work for me? What’s the easiest way to make bespoke, custom GIF memes? And why do GIF memes, of all the memes, quite simply slap harder than literally any other mode of communication?
The internet is a visual medium. Right? That’s why the story of the internet, and the evolution of personal computing in general – from primitive 8-bit gaming consoles to the iPhone 14 – is very much a story of ever fancier graphics, ever brighter colours, and ever larger screens.
If you’re looking at something all day, every day – for work, for fun, for pretty much every damn thing you do – you obviously want the thing you’re looking at to be engaging. You want it to be interesting. You want it to slap.
That’s where GIF memes come in. They are the ultimate evolution of visual communication. Let’s delve into why.
FUNNY GIF MEMES
There’s a saying beloved by musicians – I first read it in a book by legendary bass player Victor Wooten, but it’s been around longer than that. The saying is this… ‘REPETITION LEGITIMIZES.’
What REPETITION LEGITIMIZES means – in music, or basically any other creative endeavour – is that humans naturally love to spot patterns in things. Our brains literally get off on it. So by repeating a sequence of ideas, or musical notes, or simple movements, we create a ‘buzz’ in the audience’s mind.
It’s the foundation of basically all electronic music. And the reason GIF memes are so effective. The exact same gesture, the exact same wink, the exact same funny Hasbulla skit, repeated endlessly, gets funnier and funnier the more you watch.
SOCIAL MEDIA GIF MEMES
Of course, the real art of memeing comes down to so much more than the meme itself. It’s about how, and where, you deploy your freshly-minted GIF meme, made with the only free GIF meme-maker worth its salt – Memix.
Whether posting about your sports team, catching up with friends or arguing over the relative merits off the various Star Wars spinoffs, there’s nothing like an impeccably timed, witty GIF meme to convey your opinion in an effective, hilarious fashion.
Regular JPEG memes work, sure, but they’re a bit last decade aren’t they? To convey your point, and hoover up those all important reaction emojis, GIF memes are the supreme mode of communication.
GIF MEMES FOR MARKETING
Whatever your hustle, or your side-hustle, or your side-side-hustle, it’s crucial in this day and age that you know how to cut through the online noise and get your message out there to potential customers.
And you guessed it buddy – the most effective way to do that is with a judicious sprinkling of sidesplitting-hilarious GIF memes courtesy of your mates at Memix. Which also, just saying, just added a super-convenient Chrome extension.
GIF memes are ideal for marketing. Why? They’re eye-catching. Relatable. Funny. They show your audience you’re tech savvy, steeped in internet culture, and funny. Funny goes a long way with people.
GIF MEMES FOR PRESENTATIONS
Nothing spices up a dry presentation for work, or school, like the addition of a smart, funny GIF meme. Or two. So go for it! Make sure they’re relevant, that you don’t go overboard and use like a million. And definitely make sure that the content of the meme isn’t going to offend, or otherwise put anybody off.
Used correctly, the perfect custom GIF meme will make an audience warm to you. They’ll appreciate the wit, the humour, and the tasteful application of tech skill – even though it’s easy as pie to make.
Try it yourself right now!
While we’re here, does anybody know IS IT PRONOUNCED GIF OR JIF?