So I was just going through a scroll of Facebook while observing company profile pictures. I was doing this because I was trying to make the best one possible for my work. Here are the first twelve I came across. I have not changed the order in any way.
The profile pic, of course, is the little picture in the corner beside the name.
Aggh. We’re not off to such a good start. AsapSCIENCE, I have no idea what your profile picture is supposed to be. Are those even letters. I know it’s your logo, but maybe just zoom in on the “A” in your logo.
Mental Floss? Of all companies, I expected you to be socially savvy. You can’t just slap your magazine cover on there and call it a profile pic.
Cheezburger, you’re a little better. You’re older, orange version was better because it had good contrast. On this one, the white words kind of blend in with the brown.
Relevant, you could have had me working for you. Anyway, you’ve got a serious case of the scrunchies. The letters are kind of pressed together, but at least you can see them. Still, look at all that black space you’re not using.
Now lets look at two sponsored posts on my feed. Eventbrite, you’ve got it going on. There’s not issues at all with this logo!
YOU on the other hand, Urban Slide, have the worst pic I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t begin to guess your logo without the name right there. It’s just kind of orange and blue.
Boom! Best profile pic I’ve ever seen. The purple with the logo really makes it pop. Nicely done, io9!
Know Your Meme, you’re kind of in that middle ground. I can read it, but only because I have my contacts in. Also, the text might be a bit small. KYM would work better.
Nope. This one fails. I can hardly read it. Too small.
Dang, Gawker network. You’ve got it going on. Great job, Lifehacker!
I appreciate Applebees for not putting any text in their profile pic.
Go Braves! Your social media is better than your team. I like the surrounding circle.