Got a minute? Here’s a quick and dirty infographic from PR Newswire that lays out six do’s and don’ts for creating highly effective infographics. A major do? Make it, well, quick and dirty. That means simplicity, good organization, and expert use of typography and color to illustrate your points.

What you don’t want to do, our pick says, is cover multiple topics or use too much data in one visual. Also, don’t use overly complicated sentences, and don’t hide information in the infographic that isn’t in the article it’s illustrating. In other words, make it easy for the reader to understand what you’re trying to say.

Check out the infographic The 6 Do’s and Don’ts of Wildly Effective Infographics along with more design and content recommendations on the PR Newswire Journalist and Blogger community site.

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Posted by: Margot Knorr Mancini

A thought leader in the publishing industry, Margot Knorr Mancini has helped numerous publishers redefine their missions to become nimble content generators with the ability to repurpose content easily and efficiently. As Founder & CEO of Technology for Publishing, her analytical mind allows her to remain a step ahead of the industry, recognizing early trends and developing pivotal best practices.