Archive | August, 2010

Getting Started with Social Media

August 26, 2010

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How can social media help you? Social media helps you build an online community, or as Seth Godin would put it, a tribe. Social media channels give you the opportunity to ask for opinions, converse, invite, share, and contribute. It also helps create avenues for avid customers to help spread the word about your awesome [...]

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Direct Mail Strategies for Today

August 26, 2010

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Direct mail strategies not only still work, but when combined with your online efforts, can make for some very powerful marketing. A Channel Preference Study by Exact Target showed that direct mail influences 76% of Internet users to purchase a product or service online.1 So, here are some tips for creating effective direct mail strategies [...]

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Your Brand Building on Twitter

August 20, 2010

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To effectively build your brand support on Twitter, it’s important to remember that social media is all about multi-directional conversations, not about one-way blasting. So, think of it like being on an elevator. What would you want to say about you, or your company, as part of the conversation, knowing that your listener has the [...]

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8 Online On The Go Photo Editing Websites

August 20, 2010

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I have collected 8 online photo editing websites that can be useful for simple to advanced editing, from red-eye removal or even complicated layer masking techniques.These photo editing websites can also be your back up just in case you are on a business trip and you don’t have your fancy copy of Photoshop to create [...]

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane

August 20, 2010

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Eight track players, slide rules and 45 rpm records have all become subjects of trivia questions as a result of new technology. Are printed telephone directories, newspapers and fax machines next?

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Mobile and Smartphone Trends

August 13, 2010

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Did you know that there are four times the number of cell phones in the world compared to PCs?1 And that 20% of U.S. households have gone mobile-only for their phone lines? There’s no doubt about it, mobile and smartphone users are growing monthly.

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10 Surreal Photo Manipulation Tutorials

August 13, 2010

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I have collected 10 surreal photo manipulation tutorials that can help you to get your ideas flowing. Have fun and be creative in painting your dream world!

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Sweet Spot #16: Summertime Signature Sipping Station

August 13, 2010

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Labor Day is right around the corner, do you have plans? Time to plan your end-of-summer celebration! As a perpetual-yet-purely-non-professional party planner myself, I always find grandiose new ideas I want to try or delicious little new foods I want to make for my guests, but I always run into the same problem… I run [...]

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Photo and Art Marketing Tips

August 6, 2010

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In today’s market, there are more options than ever for sharing and/or making money with your photos and art. If you’re looking for a breakdown of different ways to share your photos online, a good place to start for basic information is the Wikipedia Photo Sharing page.

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Top 4 Common Mistakes for Print Files

August 6, 2010

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As a graphic designer, I am always trying to find the balance between my creativity and the strict guidelines that Print Service Providers (PSPs) require. Basically, I do not want to spend a lot of time on creating the perfect printed piece for my client, and then have to compromise the design so that it [...]

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8 Free Urban Vector Files

August 6, 2010

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Here are 8 free vector files for you to use online, or for your print designs.

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