Marketing Update : PR Full Swing

From direct mail, to LinkedIn, to watching your print and social media programs, we are rolling toward the summer market, and May! Here's the next edition of DTG Marketing Update:
* Integrating social media in direct marketing campaigns
* How to Take Real Advantage of LinkedIn Company Pages
* 5 PR skills you won't learn in a classroom
* Surprise: Marketers want more Google+
* Direct mail: Send green, save green
... and more April 25, 2012

Marketing Update : Ramping for May Day

Fine-tune your marketing, PR and advertising for the spring / summer campaigns. Is your email up to snuff? Are your PR metrics in order? Here's the next edition of DTG Marketing Update:
* Give Your Dashboard a Makeover: 8 Email Metrics That Count
* Everything Email Marketers Need to Know About Sender Score
* SEO for public relations: A step-by-step guide
* Study: Email is more popular than social media
* It's Not You, It's Outlook
... and more April 17, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits April #3

We found these inspirational stories in the creative circles and wanted to pass them along!
* Graphic Design students to South Africa, and visit
* A Retro-Cool Beer Brand That Embraces Graphic Design
* join Nada Hakeem in search of the perfect shot! April 16, 2012

Make awesome photo collages

You can put your photos together in your own -- or, check out this new app that helps you use gorgeous photo filters to create your own customizable layouts, including 36 presets, and more. April 13, 2012

CREATIVE Tidbits April #2

We continue through April with these creative tidbits --
* First we'll visit Richard Hollis, whom they told should be a graphic designer ...
* Next is Visual Overload at the Book Cover Archive, and then
* Certifying Graphic Designers in Canada April 12, 2012

Marketing Update : April Showers

Springtime is sometimes considered the 'ramp' season for new campaigns and advertising blitzes -- coming out of the winter doldrums, with tax season past, consumers may be ready to start spending as summer approaches. So, let's fire up the marketing machine and get going! In this issue of DTG Marketing Update:
* A guide to brand building on Pinterest and Tumblr
* 5 Ways to Reinvent the Press Release With SEO
* Facebook gives marketers a new set of tools
* Use email to re-engage sleepy subscribers
* Put an to End Meaningless PR Metrics
* Trying a simple model
... and more April 10, 2012

CREATIVE updates April

We continue into April with this creative update -- getting inspired let's look at ...
* Valentino's Logo Folio
* Designers who are rebelling against technology and
* some absolutely Wonderful Calligraphy shown through video! April 9, 2012

DTG News for April 2012

Welcome to spring and our Spring Color issue for April, 2012!
02 Photoshop EASTER Madness
03 60 seconds : Instant America
04 Photoshop Tutorial: Illustrator, Photoshop Easter Collage
05 Photoshop Color, Color, Color Madness
06 Photography : Visual Stories
07 Gallery : Designing Women Part 2
08 Designing Women : Sandy Hibbard : Lyric Marketing
09 Designing grid layouts for the Web
10 Photography : Managing your digital assets
11 Food Photography
12 Wildlife Photography: Great Shots not snapshots
13 Photography : Bending Reality
14 Photography : Storytellers
15 Web Design Update
16 April showers bring May Flowers, and Graduates...
and MORE April 1, 2012

Photoshop Color, Color, Color Madness

Photoshop Madness Color, Color everywhere in April, so here are some fun actions and reference sites for various photographic colorizations, including : Color by Alice In Underland * Cool Color action #106 * Special FX Enhanced Vol 4 * Saturn Rings * Marcia Cross Actions * Pirates vintage T-shirts * and more March 28, 2012

Designing Women Part 2

Continuing from last month, we take another surf through great personalities from the design, painting, and illustration worlds -- closing out this year's Designing Women with : * Kathleen Meaney, * Debbie Millman : Sterling Brands, * Nicolle Rager Fuller, * Susan Sellers : brand strategy, * Tina and Esther: Little Fury, * Jessica Skipworth : Branding, * Deborah Adler, and last but not least, * Sara De Bondt! March 26, 2012