No, this isn’t the first time that I’ve built a Facebook PowerPoint template, but I figured that now is as good of a time as any to do another one. Why? Quite simply, it fits in well with the Snapchat, Google +, and Evernote app icon themes that I’ve been uploading this month. My Instagram theme is a bit different, but overall, all of my social media PowerPoint templates have the same signature style. It isn’t that difficult to create variations of my existing templates so spending few minutes to make this Facebook theme wasn’t a very big deal at all.
The Facebook logo will make anything (including PPT templates) look good
It’s been years since I uploaded my first Facebook PowerPoint template, and earlier this year I designed another one in 16:9 widescreen format. Both of them have been well received, and I’ve received a lot of email from people who seem to like the concepts. Yeah, Facebook is kind of a big deal and it shouldn’t be a huge shock to know that there are so many people talking about it (and apparently needing presentation themes with the iconic Facebook logo).
I’ve always been a pretty big fan of the Facebook blue, so I’m much happier with the way this one turned out (compared to my Snapchat “disappointment” that I uploaded yesterday). Blue just works. No matter how that color is used – whether it be the primary color or simply reserved for the little details – it just looks good.
I’ve talked about color use in the past, and I’m a firm believer that the right color palette can make or break a good design template. Give your audience smooth and soothing colors – it will help to focus more attention on your content!
Too much of one color is never a good thing for template design
One interesting thing I’d like to point out is that I like blue so much that I tried replacing the gray in this template with varied shades of the Facebook brand color. It actually didn’t look so bad, but I was a bit worried that it was a bit on the heavy side. Too much of one color can be a bad thing, especially if it’s used the same way on every slide within the presentation. Therefore, I think the gray is important to help balance things out and make the blue a bit more of a nice accent color as opposed to the dominant hue.
If the above design is a bit too dark for your tastes, here is another version of the exact same Facebook PowerPoint template that uses white instead of gray in certain areas. As you can see, the addition of just a touch of white makes a very big difference:
Too much blue was one of the issues I had with my widescreen Facebook PowerPoint template from earlier this year – there was a whole lot of blue happening in that one and I vowed never to do something like that again. Of course the visual designer in me will experiment with stuff like that from time to time, but I’m trying my best to tame my obsession for over-using brand colors.
This Facebook template is fully editable, so make it your own
One of the things I strive for in my presentation templates is ease of customization. These Facebook themes are built to be tweaked and modified, with easy to edit master slides. Change the position of the logos, or even swap them out for your own!
With just a few modifications, it’s super easy to make either of these templates suitable for presentations that will help you present your social media marketing services to clients. Don’t be afraid to roll your sleeves up and put in the work to make this a template that fits your brand perfectly!
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