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14 Social Media Design Tips for 2014

December 18, 2013 by Emily Taing
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In the ever-changing world of social media, visual elements are one of the most powerful ways to grab a viewer’s attention. Are you ready to start maximizing your social media design efforts? With these 14 social media design tips for 2014, you can create images that accomplish your goal and attract your audience.[read more]

The Sad But True Reasons You're Really Not Ready for a Website Redesign

September 19, 2013 by Jason Kosarek

If you’re like most companies, you’re less than pleased with your current website. You’re tired of it staring back at you day after day. You’re tired of customers calling you because they couldn’t find what they need. You’re tired of it costing money but not providing true value.[read more]

Developers, Designers, SEOs: Why We Need All Three and How They Differ

July 20, 2013 by Amanda DiSilvestro
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If you haven’t figured it out already, SEO is not the easiest industry to manage. There are not one or two tasks you need to complete and then you move on to the next. Instead, SEO is a set of rules that you want to follow.[read more]

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Three Ways LinkedIn’s Newest Updates Link it Closer to Social Media

July 19, 2012 by Deborah Sweeney

LinkedIn is raising its social media game by improving its design and user experience. Now you get some analytics, better support for user interaction and a UI that's easier on the eyes.[read more]

Pinterest has a New Design

March 21, 2012 by Danielle Leitch

Pinterest released a new page design for profile pages this week that will be advantageous for both pinners and businesses.  The new design highlights the user profile in a large header and has added more connection options for a user to populate.  The board’s image preview has gotten an update, along with the ability to...[read more]

Visual Identity, and Color? Yes, Have Some!

March 20, 2012 by Brad Darrohn

Through the many years of industrialization, countless business owners and marketers have spent an immeasurable amount of time and money creating effective visual content. Logos have been licensed retaining certain companies identity, and along with those logos, color palettes.[read more]

How To Make a Facebook Reveal Page with iFrame

January 12, 2012 by Michael Pallante
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A facebook reveal page is a custom landing page hosted on your server and linked to a facebook app which creates a custom tab on your facebook page which shows one sales message to a non-fan and encourages them to click “like” at which point they receive a new “fans only” message.[read more]

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Do These Things Only If You Want to Be a Successful Online Marketer.

December 30, 2011 by Barry Feldman
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Marketing these days is a process of making connections through content and engagement. Doing so isn’t a nifty bonus; it’s a necessity. Your website can, and should, be your most valuable marketing asset. Presenting the plan.[read more]

Facebook Free? Hardly

September 22, 2011 by Joel Postman

"Many people are upset with Facebook’s constant changes, making it nearly impossible to master the site. These complaints are often met with, 'So what? Facebook is free. If you don’t like it, leave!' But Facebook isn’t free. Users and small businesses still pay to use Facebook, but the medium of exchange has changed.[read more]

Who’s Making the Rules in Social Media?

July 15, 2011 by Marc Meyer
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" The underlying theme in all of this is that we, the users have determined what we want from our social networks and we will use them - and not the engineers. Although I still have a problem with the narrowness of defining what the social actions must look like or be called, i.e. 'likes', 'friending', and 'follows' - We still have the power to really define them in the ways that we want to treat them."[read more]

Why Designers Need Smart Marketers to Build Websites

February 9, 2011 by Will Davis
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Would you be able to tell if your website looked like it was crumbling from the inside out? Why web designers need smart marketers on their side.[read more]

Video: If Saul Bass Designed the Star Wars Opening Sequence

November 7, 2009 by Stewart Mader

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Social Web Design: Respond to human behavior. Don't fight it.

September 5, 2009 by Sameer Patel

In my most recent post about how to avoid Enterprise 2.0 failure, I suggested that it's important to understand and respond to human behavior if there's any hope of accelerating business performance via social computing concepts. Here's an excerpt: What's in it for me'. Not just ‘What's in it for us' The single biggest point of...[read more]

Social Business By Design

July 27, 2009 by David Armano

From my latest contribution to the Harvard Business Review:In nearly every conference room across the business landscape it's inevitable that at some point the phrase "social media" enters the discussion. Marketers, PR and salespeople are among the first to engage in the discussions, trying to figure how networks can be leveraged to sell...[read more]

Taking design to a different plane - Part 2

December 13, 2007 by Angelo Fernando

Sometimes great design means using a different lens than the ones we walk around with. I'm not talking of camera work, but biases, hang-ups, and things we are so passionate about (in a good way) that prevent us from seeing things from the audiences perspective. If you've always done direct mail campaigns, at least explore what might...[read more]

Links for 2007-11-20 [del.icio.us]

November 21, 2007 by Tom Raftery

The Morning News - The Laptop ClubLaptops designed by kids - fascinating! Microsoft struggling to convince about Vista - Computerworld UK - The Voice of IT ManagementIT professionals not convinced by Vista - no surprise there [read more]

Ignite Featured in Social Media Marketing Compilation

November 12, 2007 by Jim Tobin

Two articles from IgniteSocialMedia.com were featured in a blog collection of articles known as “Everything you could possibly want to know about social media.”  The collection features articles about how to use StumbleUpon, Digg, Sphinn, del.icio.us, Twitter, Facebook, Second Life, “social radio” site Jango...[read more]

Seth Godin: On Creating A Good Enough Website

November 6, 2007 by Steve Mann

Seth wrote a post on designing web sites in which he says, I'm going to go out on a limb and beg you not to create an original design. There are more than a billion pages on the web. Surely there's one that you can start with? If your organization can't find a website that you all agree can serve as a model, you need to stop right now...[read more]

 
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