The cost of being Batman - Infographic by MoneySupermarket We've all wanted to be Batman at one time or another, but how much would it cost to actually become Batman? Of all the superheroes, Batman's wealth is significantly larger than most - with the possible exception of Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Wayne Manor costs $600,000,000 alone with an annual running cost of $37,000. Top that off with $80 million worth of vehicles and a stockpile of weapons totalling more than $10,000 and you will have to save pretty hard to afford to become Batman.
EU funding and grants Funding is managed according to strict rules to ensure that there is tight control over how funds are used and that funds are spent in a transparent, accountable manner. EU funding is complex, since there are many different types of programmes managed by different bodies. Over 76% of the EU budget is managed by the member countries. This includes the structural funds - which finance regional policy, social and training programmes, as well as agriculture (including support for farmers).
3 things the Joker has taught me about content marketing - NewsReach As an avid Batman fan, I thought Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker in the Dark Knight was one of the most terrifying and brilliant examples of acting in modern cinema. He was also brutally honest in the movie and because of this I’d like to take some of his more famous lines from the movie and apply them to what content marketers have had to come to grips with recently. 1. “You wanna know how I got these scars…?” Every business has a past and at some point during that past it has had to struggle to survive. With the current financial climate, many businesses face challenging situations on a daily basis.
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Infographics: How to Strike the Elusive Balance between Data and Visualization They started out as a social media experiment and then suddenly everyone wanted a piece. A couple years back, if you dropped the word ‘Infographic’ or ‘Dataviz’ in a conversation, you would have been greeted by a good number of confused looks even if you were among other web designers. Today, so many infographics have gone viral that it’s practically impossible to ignore them. You’ll find them tweeted by your friends who want to share an interesting new find, promoted by companies eager to display their growth trends and utilized by even the White House for its progress reports. Content Marketing Framework: Plan Plan the work. Work the plan. Planning can take a number of forms, depending on where you lie in your content marketing journey.
Social media image dimensions 2014: the complete guide for Facebook, Twitter and Google + (UPDATED! April 2014) As always, I’m going to be completely honest: all the information on sizes and dimensions of cover photos for social networks, including backgrounds, profile pictures, etc. have changed several times. So, the infographics prepared for 2014 were basically rendered obsolete overnight. Success Strategy: Explain your design work “How to present a new idea is, perhaps, one of the designer’s most difficult tasks.” This is from graphic design luminary Paul Rand, who knew that, although never easy, explaining your work to a client is an absolutely key part of the design process. Skip it, and you’ll likely be out of step with the client from the get-go.
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