Marketing Update : New year, new game, another chance at Marketing, and Advertising success

Don't be fooled by the business doldrums of the winter months! There are real opportunities for January, February and March. Here's our first marketing, public relations and advertising update for the year ... go for it :
* Ask yourself these questions before posting about the news
* Mobile ad spending is through the roof. That’s a big deal.
* Top Tips for Writing Successful SMS Marketing Messages
* 9 steps to effective business emails
* 3 Media Kit Must-Haves
... and more December 30, 2013

Web Design : Sorting out the players Facebook, Linkedin, Reddit, InstaGram, YouTube, Google+, Yelp and 6,000 others

It's going to get ugly . . . how can you keep all these separate, and who knows which one might rise to the top of the heap. But when there are that many, there's a good opportunity to align with your target market. Web Design gets uglier but more fun at the same time
* Pinterest drives more traffic to publishers than Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit combined
* Eating My (Key) Words: Changing The Way We Think About SEO
* The only tool you need to succeed on Twitter
* 9 Link Building Lessons We Learned As Kids
* Importance of 404 error pages
.... and the continuing online world December 27, 2013

Rolling into 2014 with lots of advice for web designers

With traditional web sites going the way of the dinosaurs, there's lots to learn and lots to keep up with in the brave new Web 2.0 world of blogs, social media, hashtabs and the new stuff coming out every day you didn't have a clue about ! This is one of four, upcoming:
* How to Set Up a Hosted WordPress Site
* How to Use Google Trends for SEO
* #Hashtags? #WhatsTheBigDeal?
* 5 Reasons You Need A Blog
* 404 page best practices
.... and the continuing online world December 20, 2013

How LinkedIn's Legal Issues Affect the Network's Users

For millions of users, the business-oriented social networking site LinkedIn has been a way up in the world, creating connections that result in employment, sales, and advancement. According to Visual.ly*, the site creates ten million endorsements each day amongst the two hundred million users while one in three users visit the site daily. December 19, 2013

Online Social Media Update : 2013 is over, now 2014

We're wrapping up the end of the year, and now our Social Media update. In 2014 you can expect the social medias to become even more influential and important to online designers and marketers. Stay tuned here to keep up with new social media trends . . .
* 90% Of Customers Will Recommend Brands After Social Media Interactions
* Social Media Usage Up 800% For U.S. Online Adults In Just 8 Years
* Global Social Media Networks Set to Overtake Facebook?
* 26 Tips for Using Instagram for Business
* Readership Surveys: 10 Good Reasons Why
.... and the continuing world of social media and networking December 17, 2013

Marketing Update : Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising into 2014

Closing out 2013 sets us up to launch our marketing programs for 2014, and it's not a moment too early ... here we go :
* How Social Data Changes Everything We Know About Marketing
* Understanding and utilizing digital marketing
* How to Frame Your Visual Storytelling Strategy
* Are You Posting Without a Plan?
* Stop Losing Leads
... and more December 16, 2013

Online Social Media Update : Ending the year of Social Media

This Social Media update doesn't stop! Take your mobile device, iPad or laptop along for the holidays so you can keep up with new social media trends -- watch out for all the holiday photos from friends . . .
* 26 Tips to Create a Strong Social Media Content Strategy
* Social Media Best Practices For Organizations
* Facebook Hashtags: The New Game Changer
* The grassroots effect of social media
* 5 Biggest Social Media Mistakes
.... and the continuing world of social media and networking December 10, 2013

Ashlar-Vellum releases Cobalt v8 Solo and Xenon v8 Solo for Mac/Windows

Cobalt v8 Solo and Xenon v8 Solo, are two new price points in the Designer Elements product line of 3D solid and surface modeling software -- it comes with a 3D mechanical parts library of 149,000 bearings, bolts, nuts and other parts November 15, 2013

Marketing Update : infographics, mobile mindsets, digital engagement and more

Mr Ragan brings us back to the basic craft of writing press releases, touch on infographics and finding a new mobile market. Get ready for November ... here we go :
* Study: The state of social marketing — vision, purpose, value drive a new era of digital engagement
* Content Marketing Sweetens the Mix [Infographic]
* Design Emails With a Mobile Mindset: Five Tips
* If content is king, what would be queen?
* Measuring PR: Indicators of quality
* 6 AP Style rules for press releases
* Go Boldly Where Your Members Are
... and more October 28, 2013

Learning the art of Branding, design method, planning, presenting and business innovation

All graphic designers need to be very aware of identity and branding. These books will become your trusted guides to getting and creating the very best for your clients
* 101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization
* The Art of Explanation: Making your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand
* Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
* Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team
* Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs
* Communicating The New: Methods to Shape and Accelerate Innovation
* Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences
and more October 27, 2013