Five Must-Have Free Visual Marketing Tools by @jessostroff Spin Sucks By Jess Ostroff I’m no artist. And it bothers me sometimes how easy it is for some people to pick up a pen and paper and create a masterpiece. My imagination, unfortunately, just doesn’t work that way. This lack of artistic ability poses a threat to my marketing career, especially now that visual content marketing is the hot ticket to success. It makes me nervous because, even though I have other creative traits, which are key in marketing, I’m worried I’ll get left in the visual storytelling dust.
30 Great Adobe InDesign Tutorials For Beginners If you have anything to do with the world of publishing, you know about Adobe InDesign. It is one of the best software for online and offline publishing including creation of awesome posters, print layouts, magazines, eBooks and Interactive Documents. 1. Basic Overview of InDesign: This video tutorial shows you the basics of setting up a new document. 2.
Trans-Atlantic Bandwidth Crunch coming During the dot-com boom, so many undersea cable delivering the Internet traversed the bottom of the ocean between the U.S. and Europe that bandwidth prices plummeted and providers of submarine cables filed for bankruptcy. But those cables may soon no longer be enough to satisfy the global demand for bandwidth between the two continents, according to research out today from TeleGeography. The research firm estimates that bandwidth requirements will grow 33 percent between 2008 and 2015, and trans-Atlantic capacity will be exhausted by 2014. The report also notes that the wave of bankruptcies caused by the oversupply of trans-Atlantic fiber during the boom artificially lowered the cost of providing bandwidth on those cables because many of the pipe providers were able to erase their cable construction debts. That’s good for the current customers who now pay lower prices for transporting their bits, but it means current prices don’t take into account the construction cost of the cables.
créer une page responsive This entire page is powered off of simple, hand-writeable JSON. Or you can use the story maker tool. The goal is to make responsive magazine feature style mini-sites as easily as possible. How to Mindmap - Mindmap Discover the principles of mindmapping with the How to Mind Map Mind Map. The How to Mind Map Mind Map will help you to learn the principles of mindmapping. The Mind Map breaks down the creation of effective and exciting visual notes to help recall and retention, the essential components and equipment needed and use of colour and images. In addition the mind map covers the how and why of mindmapping plus comparisons between paper and computer based mind maps. You will discover all this and more within the How to Mind Map Mind Map
3 Tips for Creating Engaging, Visual Experiences This blog post was co-authored with our NEXUS partner, CrowdRiff, a social marketing, analytics and insights platform. When it boils down to it, users are visual. According to Zabisco, 40% of people respond better to visual information than plain text. That’s probably because 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and our brains process visuals 60,000 times faster than text.
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Designer Creates Cute Animated Job Application To Get An Interview With Ogilvy Based in Dubai, art director and designer Saaniya Abbas has created an adorable animated job application for a position at renowned advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. Featuring a cute egg-shaped character that represents Abbas, the website that houses this creative application is cheekily named “Yologilvy”—in addition to the application, she has also included her personal branding identity, CV and portfolio on the site. By cleverly merging different words with “Ogilvy”—for instance, “hellogilvy” and “herogilvy”—to bring across her strong desire to work for the agency, she hopes to get an interview and ideally, a job offer. Head over here to check out more of her “super awesome creative application”. [via Yologilvy]
Blend Photos Like A Hollywood Movie Poster Written by Steve Patterson. In this Photoshop Effects tutorial, we’re going to learn how to blend photos together like a Hollywood movie poster. Blending photos is easy to do in Photoshop thanks to layer masks, yet finding two photos with similar colors isn’t always so easy, and you end up with a photo effect that doesn’t really seem to look right because the colors don’t match. With this technique, you don’t need to worry about the colors in the images at all because we’ll be removing them completely and adding our own colors to blend the two photos seamlessly. Any recent version of Photoshop will do, but Photoshop CS6 users in particular will want to check out the newly updated Photoshop CS6 version of this tutorial.
Social Media App Lets You Live Vicariously Through Friends' Experiences Vycarious, a new social-media app that is available for iOS, lets you create, follow and comment on friends' experiences, ranging from a two-week vacation to handcrafting a dinner table. To start, users create an "experience description," such as "cooking Pad Thai." They then choose a photo or video as the lead image, denote a starting date and time, and include hashtags to make their experience searchable. After that, users can upload posts, videos, images and other media until their experience ends.
Digital storytelling: story types & best practices What is the future of storytelling and which possibilities are out there to cover stories with the help of data and multimedia? Gregor Aisch, a New York Times graphics editor, talked about different types of stories at the Netzwerk Recherche conference in Hamburg and shared his insights and best practices form across NYT and other publications. Here’s an overview (you will find links to all examples here). Articles with specially designed graphics In this format, graphics break the normal article structure and call attention to its contents like in this example (The Upshot: “To Protect its Empire, ESPN Stays on Offense”). When scrolling down, users first see the the ESPN bar.