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Need An Infographic? Use NEW Visual.ly Marketplace

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Creative idea from Visual.ly. Visual.ly is creating an infogrpahic marketplace where you can easily commission work. The process is explained in their demo video here: http://youtu.be/7v8lNRZgoHU . 

I love this idea as a creative example of how to own a market by creating a market. By being the aggregator Visual.ly wins. Spoils in this new digital economy go to the platforms and Visual.ly's creative application of that idea creates a new market where creating an infographic is easier.

The other benefit of creating a market will be pricing competition. I was quoted a pretty HUGE sum to create an infographic about a year ago. Pricing should be moderated by competition.

Some are saying the era of the infogrpahic is over killed by over saturation. I disagree. Visual presentation of data is more engaging and easier to share than white papers and reports. One clear trend in 2012 discussed well by Liz Wilson is the visuals are crushing the textuals. Liz's article discusses the 2 big trends of 2012: the rise of curation and visuals.

http://lizwilson.me/bring-together-the-2-big-trends-of-2012-curation-visuals/ 

Here is where you can find the Visual.ly Market Place: https://marketplace.visual.ly  

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Blondie's New York - Curagami

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Blondie's New York
Blondie's New York on the Smithsonian channel stinks but in a good way. If you can't smell, feel and remember NYC in the seventies while watching Blondie's band members stitch their 20-million selling Parallel Lines album together you weren't there. I was and I remember. 

I remember the crime, grime and sense of hopelessness that seemed to have a choke hold on NYC. But the ART was amazing. In a tiny rat-hole of a bar named CBGB the Talking Heads, Ramones and Blondie was born, nurtured, taught and honed. The Smithsonian's documentary tells several stories simultaneously. 

One story is the city's rotting corpse infecting the air and spirits with the thick fetid smell of death and dying. Yet despite or maybe because of the retching, queasy  feel great art was made. Art that defined the city, the bands and us. 

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How Compete with Amazon? New @Curagami Forum

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Compete With Amazon
Speaking at a FedEx conference last month how Small to Medium Sized Businesses can compete with Amazon was a hot topic. This Curgami post shares important tips on how to track Amazon pricing and ways SMBs can compete with Amazon and other social shopping sites such as Mass Drop and WaNeLo. 

Be sure to weigh in with your ideas on our new Curagami forum! 

Discover ways to compete with Amazon:
http://www.curagami.com/forums/topic/how-smbs-can-compete-with-amazon/ 

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