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An Easy Way to Make Your Online Videos More Effective

Sometimes, the best pieces of business or marketing advice are so simple that they almost seem obvious. In the case of today’s tip, it’s one that most of us know and recognize, but have trouble executing from time to time: keep your online videos as short as reasonably possible. This doesn’t mean, of course, that.

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Online Finally Outgrows Print… Should You Care?

Forbes recently reported that online ads surpassed newspaper advertising expenses in 2010. To most industry observers, and especially those of us who work with pay per click and other forms of Internet advertising, this wasn’t so much news as it was confirmation of a growing trend. After all, Web advertising is a lot more targeted.

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DIY Design: Quite Possibly the Worst Idea Ever

So, you’re a start-up, an entrepreneur or looking to get out of the corporate grind and need a change. You know you need to market yourself but look at your budget and think you can’t afford a design firm. Your beer goggle confidence has you thinking, “I have Microsoft Publisher, Word and FrontPage” how hard.

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Some Things Never Change

Some things really don’t change all that much. A design icon and American Modernist, Paul Rand, who designed classic logos like the UPS logo, Enron Logo, Yale Logo, ABC logo, IBM logo and Westinghouse Logo also worked with a younger Steve Jobs back in the day. From what looks like a Beta quality transfer to.

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Land of the Lost Clients

We constantly tout how important it is to communicate from the first point of contact until a project wraps. We’ve heard enough client horror stories about their previous design firm and how they never can get a hold of them (which by the way we don’t understand at all). So making sure we’re there always.

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Less Stress. Peace of Mind. Priceless.

About 36 hours before hosting a holiday party for almost 40 people from my business group Million Dollar Ladies, my hot water heater sprang a leak — of course, perfect timing right? When your hot water heater leaks there’s no patching it up, you have to do a complete replacement. Luckily, one of the members.

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Inspiration vs. Plagiarizing

Every designer, artist, cook, etc. is influenced or inspired on some level by others in their field. Trends are often started this way. A look or design style starts as a seed and then blossoms across a field and sparks ideas, spin-offs, look-a-likes or those that fully without care steal the idea as their own..

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Effusion Holiday iPhone 3G/iPod Touch Promotion

Have visions of sugar plums started dancing in your head? Scheduling your next marketing project by Dec. 19 with Effusion gets your company at least three holiday treats: • An additional tax write off for 2008 • A jumpstart on your 2009 marketing • An amazing chance to win an iPhone 3G or iPod Touch.

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The Way My Grandma Saw It

I sure didn’t come from money. Still, I wasn’t deprived either. If anything, I can thank my maternal Grandmother for showing me how being thrifty and creative can make the things that we surround ourselves with really gratifying. That and a general belief that she had: “It’s better to have one nice thing than to.

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Black Friday Madness — What Were You Doing at 3am?

Where was I? I was sleeping like a baby without an ounce of shopping anxiety. If you’ve ever waited tables, Black Friday traditionally is a lot like working at Sizzler on Mother’s day: lines out the door, crazy people, running out of product, a lot of apologies and my favorite — parking lot rage. It’s.

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