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. Google URL Shortener Posted by Michael Hermanto, Software Engineer, Firebase We launched the Google URL Shortener back in 2009 as a way to help people more easily share links and measure traffic online. Since then, many popular URL shortening services have emerged and the ways people find content on the Internet have also changed dramatically, from primarily desktop webpages to apps, mobile devices, home assistants, and more. To refocus our efforts, we're turning down support for goo.gl over the coming weeks and replacing it with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL). FDLs are smart URLs that allow you to send existing and potential users to any location within an iOS, Android or web app.
35 Very Useful Online Tools for Improving your Project Management and Team Collaboration Most companies today solve their non-trivial task by creating project teams and delegating responsibility and a budget to project leaders and team members. This is working well in some cases but sometimes (quite often) it fails and projects go over time and budget. There are many excuses and possible reasons why the expectations are not meet but impact on the business can be significant if strategic projects fail to deliver. I have been involved in project work most of my career and have seen tools like MS Excel, MS Project, simple disk shares etc. having a dominating role over and over again.
Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List For content marketers, content curation is integral to online strategy. Effective curation helps position you as a thought leader in your space, and is an economical way to maintain a consistent publishing schedule of quality content. But manually trying to find the most relevant content in a given industry and then publishing it across multiple channels can be time-consuming. 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. The 20 best tools for online collaboration Individuals in design teams don't always work together in the same office. You may be positioned in distributed groups, or working from home, and clients can come from all over the world. This is where collaboration tools come in – they make it easier and faster for designers to get feedback and approve artwork in a professional manner, and they come in all sort of forms, from free Android apps to Chrome extensions. Here we gather together some of the best available online tools to allow designers to collaborate together in real time.
Free Project Management Software JxProject 22.214.171.124 - Gantt User Documentation June 19, 2012 Gantt: If you are familiar with using other project management software packages then jxProject should have a look and feel that is familiar to you. Curation as Digital Literacy Practice I have been writing my PhD so haven’t updated this blog for a while. Thesis writing is taking up a lot of my mental space as I get the ideas, storyline and contentions to ‘coalesce’ and cohere in a manner suitable for such a piece of work. I’ve been mulling over a series of ideas in my analysis of digital literacies, and one of them is the concept and practice of ‘curation’ as a digital literacy, and what the implications are for curation practices to be better understood, theorised, and subsequently harnessed for educational purposes. My PhD thesis (Bhatt, forthcoming) is not fully completed yet, but some ideas are worth throwing out to collide with others as part of what I believe is a public conversation (#impact #engagement). [Aside: see this brief lecture by Steven Johnson on the ‘collision’ of ideas and the sharing of half-baked hunches]
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”.
Web-based Operations Management Software Save Time & Search on GetAppReviews, Comparisons, Industry Articles, Integrations... Web-based Operations Management Software (Found 89 solutions) MavenlinkUser reviews: 15Average rating: 4.47 MavenlinkMavenlink software combines advanced project management, resource planning, collaboration, and financial tools. RelateIQUser reviews: 63Average rating: 4.98 RelateIQRelationship Intelligence Top 37 Best Online Project Management and Collaboration Software for Individuals and Teams Email Share 65 Email Share Project management and collaboration are important to every business. In many cases, the results of a project are highly affected by initial planning and monitoring. If you are running a modern business like web design agency and employing people all around the world working from their home, having an effective communication and collaboration are keys to the successful outcome of any projects. There are a variety of project management and collaboration software available in the market for small and medium-sized enterprises. They help you keep track of your projects, schedule daily tasks, manage your workers and more importantly maximize your productivity.
Archive Web Pages, Images, Videos & Notes With Keep Everything for Mac & iOS Keep Everything is an archive solution for Mac and iOS for saving webpages, images, videos and notes in a neat digital file drawer that syncs via Dropbox. It’s a bit like the online and the unique bookmarking site Keeeb, except Keep Everything extends its usefulness to the mobile app space, too. The app is a free download on both platforms (Mac and iOS), both of which allows for archiving up to a 100 items. A premium in-app upgrade ($9.99 and $4.99 respetively) enables unlimited data storage. How It Works On both the Mac and iOS version of Keep Everything, you can import webpages, tweets, images, and videos (including YouTube, Vimeo, Ted, and Dailymotion), and manage that data into folders.