Archive | November, 2010

The White List #7: Tips for Improving your Email Copy

November 30, 2010

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When asked to write a weekly blog article I was skeptical. After all, I’m not the copy writer here at NDF. I have done some copy editing but beyond that it isn’t my main function here. So when I came across this article from Vertical Response with 13 tips to Improving Email Copy, I jumped [...]

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New smartphone app offers postcard delivery from Santa

November 30, 2010

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New smartphone app offers postcard delivery from Santa

With the holiday season here, kids are writing to Santa Clause en mass. But one San Francisco entrepreneur developed a smartphone app for kids wondering why they never seem to hear back from Santa.Through the app, parents can customize a postcard greeting from Santa, including a photo and a personal or pre-written message."Kids always write [...]

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December Holiday Online Marketing Tips and Bits

November 29, 2010

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According to comScore, holiday spending is up 13% for November-December this year as compared to last year.  And Black Friday (November 26) was the heaviest online spending day in 2010. So, if you haven’t yet amped up your online marketing, it’s time to do so.

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Postcards and holiday greetings are nostalgic instruments of communication

November 29, 2010

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Postcards and holiday greetings are nostalgic instruments of communication

Postcards and holiday greeting cards share a lot in common. For one, they both serve to connect friends and relatives over a distance. They also offer an element of visual appeal – be it a scenic image of a vacation spot or a photograph of the kids.But now, with the ubiquity of email, social media [...]

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Our Daily Best: Week of Nov. 22nd

November 24, 2010

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Since you probably zipped past this past week with all the festivities and food, we didn’t want you to miss the great stuff we posted on our blog while you were eating. To keep you full, we made you a sandwich of the best blog post left-overs from this week!

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Logo Design Tips and Inspiration

November 24, 2010

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This Month’s What’s Next Winner is Joel Lafond. Congratulations Joel, for suggesting the topic “Tips for good logo designs.”

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The NDF Event of the Month: So Cool, It’s Hot!

November 24, 2010

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As if social media by itself wasn’t the hottest cool thing around, now we have social media in Spanish!   For all of you socialites near, or travelling to, the Valley of the Sun on the 2nd of Diciembre, there is one hot event happening at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel.   The Event, called Vision 2011 AZ, [...]

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Green Your Life: Eco-Holiday Shopping

November 24, 2010

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We all know the busiest time of the year is literally right around the corner. Black Friday and Cyber Monday is upon us in full shopping glory. Yet, now a days, you don’t have to fall into the anti-eco trap of mall deals and specials when there are so many sites out there dedicated to [...]

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Photobomb #6: 10 Cool Websites with Free Lightroom Presets

November 24, 2010

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As photographers and artists we all have creative walls. We all work really hard to improve our skill sets and try to learn new things to go around new problems to make our photographs/artworks look better. Sometimes when we hit this wall we feel so burnt out and we don’t want to work at all. [...]

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As part of a multichannel campaign, social media can help small businesses achieve marketing goals

November 24, 2010

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As part of a multichannel campaign, social media can help small businesses achieve marketing goals

Social media has turned marketing and advertising on its head in recent years. But many small businesses make the mistake of approaching their social media campaigns as they would any other marketing medium.Consequently, many marketers are beginning to doubt the benefits of social networking for business purposes. A September survey conducted by Network Solutions and [...]

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Making company newsletters efficient and relevant

November 24, 2010

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Making company newsletters efficient and relevant

As news services increasingly move toward a web-focused foundation, news consumers are beginning to view print news such as newspapers and magazines with a new appeal. Small businesses can jump on this trend as well, as company newsletters can offer a unique marketing opportunity.But such an endeavor is a serious investment, and if your newsletter [...]

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The Social Media Sheriff #7: The Word Today Is FREE

November 24, 2010

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Free, free and more free social media stuff. Everything here today is FREEEEE! America! $#&% yeah!

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Marketing tips for Black Friday, Cyber Monday

November 24, 2010

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Marketing tips for Black Friday, Cyber Monday

There's Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now Small Business Saturday – all of which denote a specific segment of the retail economy. These days following Thanksgiving are arguably the most active shopping days of the year, and although it may be difficult for small or even mid-sized retailers to compete with Walmart, Best Buy, Macys [...]

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Graphic Design Roundup #7: Free fonts, design inspiration, free PSD’s and more.

November 24, 2010

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Here are 14 interesting links that I found this week. Free fonts, design inspiration, free PSD’s and more.

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The White List #6: It’s Not too Late to Make Your Holiday Campaigns Great

November 23, 2010

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Have you put off coming up with a great email strategy this year? Is it too late to create successful holiday campaigns? I mean if you haven’t come up with a strategy yet, should you just give up and throw in the towel?

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