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What Were They Thinking?

So What’s All The Hype?

Social media, social media, social media. It’s all you hear these days. Companies are going to conventions who in turn have speakers telling their audiences, “if your company doesn’t have a digital footprint, you simply don’t exist as a business.” I have to say that sums it up, spot on. Social media is the number.

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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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More Glitter Dad!

It’s fitting that this blog entry comes in December, the month when stores and homes are decorated with extra lights, garlands, and all kinds of shiny decorative objects. It’s a time when we put more glitter into our surroundings. Adding glitter in the form of great design is what Effusion Creative Solutions is all about..

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Use the Best Ingredients

If you knew me, you would know I’m a Food Network junkie. I also tend to collect cookbooks, which I often read like novels. My latest one is The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, one of Ina Garten’s from the late 1990’s. In it, she repeatedly advises to use the best ingredients you possibly can. At Effusion.

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A Typical Day At the Office

When creativity and whitespace has become no longer important.

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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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Trust Your Design Firm

People typically come to Effusion because they’ve seen and loved our work or know people that have worked with us and want a similar experience. We sign-on new clients and referrals regularly throughout the year that trust our design expertise because of this. Some clients are more hands on and that’s fine, where others tend.

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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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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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Speculating on Spec Work

We’ve all done it, we’ve all learned our lesson and now don’t do it. The word “spec” should be added to the 7 dirty words list made famous by Howard Stern. Speculation work is a huge design industry abomination where potential clients/buyers approach a firm or designer with an enticing project — often an RFP.

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