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30 Call-to-Action Examples You Can't Help But Click

30 Call-to-Action Examples You Can't Help But Click | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Think about all the times you've signed up for things in your life. Did you once download Evernote? Dropbox? Spotify? Maybe you've even taken a class on General Assembly.

Each one of these signups is likely a result of an effective call-to-action.

And it's really important to guide your visitors through the buying journey using strategic calls-to-action (CTAs). Think about it: If you hadn't been drawn in by the copy or design of the CTA, or been guided so eloquently through your sign-up process, you would probably use a lot fewer apps and websites than you do now. 

Download our full collection of 101 call-to-action examples here for even more CTA ideas.

To help you identify what's effective and what's not, we've listed out 30 examples of CTAs that totally rock. These call-to-action examples are broken out into three categories: simple and effective design, click-worthy copy, and balancing multiple CTAs on one page....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 12, 4:38 PM

Lots to learn from these 30 call to action examples.

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New method to improve photoluminescence efficiency of 2-D semiconductors

New method to improve photoluminescence efficiency of 2-D semiconductors | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
A team led by researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a method to enhance the photoluminescence efficiency of tungsten diselenide, a two-dimensional semiconductor, paving the way for the application of such semiconductors in advanced optoelectronic and photonic devices.

 

Tungsten diselenide is a single-molecule-thick semiconductor that is part of an emerging class of materials called transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), which have the ability to convert light to electricity and vice versa, making them strong potential candidates for optoelectronic devices such as thin film solar cells, photodetectors flexible logic circuits and sensors. However, its atomically thin structure reduces its absorption and photoluminescence properties, thereby limiting its practical applications.

 

By incorporating monolayers of tungsten diselenide onto gold substrates with nanosized trenches, the research team, led by Professor Andrew Wee of the Department of Physics at the NUS Faculty of Science, successfully enhanced the nanomaterial's photoluminescence by up to 20,000-fold. This technological breakthrough creates new opportunities of applying tungsten diselenide as a novel semiconductor material for advanced applications.

 

Ms Wang Zhuo, a PhD candidate from the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS) and first author of the paper, explained, "This is the first work to demonstrate the use of gold plasmonic nanostructures to improve the photo-luminescence of tungsten diselenide, and we have managed to achieve an unprecedented enhancement of the light absorption and emission efficiency of this nanomaterial."

 

Elaborating on the significance of the novel method, Prof Wee said, "The key to this work is the design of the gold plasmonic nanoarray templates. In our system, the resonances can be tuned to be matched with the pump laser wavelength by varying the pitch of the structures. This is critical for plasmon coupling with light to achieve optimal field confinement."


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7 Presentation Tips You Can Learn from World Leaders

Learn some simple rules of successful presentations. perhaps it’s not as easy as that, but certainly we can do better by following these 7 presentation tips.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 11, 10:06 AM

Great slide presentation which can be used with students not only as a presentation example but also to talk about great historical figures.

Thanks for the suggestion to SketchBubble.

Jim Price's curator insight, April 13, 1:58 PM
'Simple rules' for effective presentations - making the complex simple perhaps?! (PS - I've just published something which recommends 7 'simple rules' too ... perhaps '7' is the new '3'...?)
Lee Hall's curator insight, November 2, 9:43 AM
Short slide show of important rules for a great presentation. 
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Wearable Technology/Personal Protection 2015

Designed to Save and Protect Lives! A NYC based designer/manufacturer of wearable technology for personal protection, seasonally fashionable garments for ...
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Back to Future Day: A look at our technology in 2045 - ZDNet

Back to Future Day: A look at our technology in 2045 - ZDNet | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
The classic geek movie Back to the Future Part II sent Marty McFly 30 years forward to October 21, 2015. We asked top technology experts to check their digital crystal balls and describe what they see in store for us 30 years from now.
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Capturing Micro-Moments: The New Customer Journey

Capturing Micro-Moments: The New Customer Journey | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

There is no doubt that smartphones, social media, and the always-connected digital world have changed consumer behavior. The buyer’s journey has become more immediate, with consumers expecting brands to meet their needs whenever and wherever they are. And Google has given a name to this real-time trend: Micro-moments.

 

Micro-moments are those in-the-moment times where a consumer turns to Google or social media to solve a problem or address something immediate. They are the “I want to learn…”, “Is it worth the price…”, “How do I fix…” moments. And they are becoming a significant part of how consumers make purchase decisions.

 

AdAge describes the new connected consumer, who frequently engages in these micro-moments, as having extremely high expectations of brands:“They want to take instant action and they want instant gratification based on personal agendas and goals. Their movements are comprised of mini-moments and their decisions at each is more unscripted and unpredictable than ever.”

 

The brands that will continue to win consumers’ hearts and minds are those that can respond to this demand for immediacy and personalization, taking real-time marketing to its pinnacle....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 14, 2015 2:02 AM

Are you ready for real-time and one to one connections with your customers?

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10 inspiring pieces of editorial design

10 inspiring pieces of editorial design | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Editorial design is my favorite part of a graphic designer’s job, unfortunatly, it isn’t the easiest one to get job in. Here is some inspiration for some well-designed editorial layouts.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 14, 2015 3:20 AM

Creativity with your coffee.

Marco Favero's curator insight, July 14, 2015 11:15 AM

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xoj9's curator insight, July 17, 2015 2:06 PM

Love the creative thinking here

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Design Resources – The Best Curated Collection For Designers

Design Resources – The Best Curated Collection For Designers | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Are you looking for the ultimate list for design resources online?

 

If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time trying to find the perfect pattern, the finest font, and the coolest color combo. What if you could bookmark one page that contained all of the design resources and references you’ll need?

 

That’s this page. Don’t worry, Princess, you won’t have to kiss any frogs here. On this page, you’ll find the best resources on the web (and we’ll continue to update this list and keep it fresh). Whether you’re looking for podcasts or image inspiration, YouTube videos or design communities, we’ve got you covered. We scoured the ‘net to find the best and brightest resources available....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 15, 2015 1:51 AM

The best collection of free and useful resources you can use to create professional designs.

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10 Tips for Making Beautiful Slideshow Presentations

1. Know your goal | make each slide count 2. Plan it out | in some detail 3. Avoid templates | they have the uglies 4. Choose a color scheme | 4 colors, 1 acce…

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How to Use LinkedIn Publisher Statistics to Refine Your Marketing

How to Use LinkedIn Publisher Statistics to Refine Your Marketing | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
Do you use LinkedIn Publisher? In this article, you'll learn how to access LinkedIn Publisher statistics and how to use them strategically.

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The changing shape of world demographics

Animating the changing shape of the world population pyramid. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1xqEZhX.


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Bex Swaney's curator insight, December 5, 2014 12:27 PM

Growth of the ageing population, population change as a whole

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 2015 10:47 AM

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This is an incredibly powerful and remarkably well-done video by the Economist (see related article here) that is reminiscent of a TED-ED lesson on the importance and value of population pyramids.  This video goes nicely with this article from the World Bank entitled "The End of the Population Pyramid" which highlights the demographic changes that will be reshaping global demographics in the next 50-100 years.  


Tag: population, declining population, demographic transition model, video, APHG.

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These Thirsty Geeks Invented The ‘Internet of Things’

These Thirsty Geeks Invented The ‘Internet of Things’ | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
Mater atrium necessitas.Surely that, or something very much like it, must have been what the four computer science students at Carnegie-Mellon University were thinking when, way back in 1982, they invented what became the first, and still th [...]...
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The changing shape of world demographics

Animating the changing shape of the world population pyramid. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1xqEZhX.


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Bex Swaney's curator insight, December 5, 2014 12:27 PM

Growth of the ageing population, population change as a whole

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 2015 10:47 AM

unit 2

Deanna Metz's curator insight, March 1, 8:05 PM

This is an incredibly powerful and remarkably well-done video by the Economist (see related article here) that is reminiscent of a TED-ED lesson on the importance and value of population pyramids.  This video goes nicely with this article from the World Bank entitled "The End of the Population Pyramid" which highlights the demographic changes that will be reshaping global demographics in the next 50-100 years.  


Tag: population, declining population, demographic transition model, video, APHG.

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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 5, 11:42 PM

Nice updated list of infographics tools.

 
Bart van Maanen's curator insight, June 6, 11:38 AM
Soms kun je een verhaal goed vertellen met een infographic, regelijk een vorm die zich goed laat delen op sociale media. Misschien kun je er ook wel een creatief cv mee maken. Maak je eigen #infographics met een van deze online tools. 
Frederic Martorell Miro's curator insight, June 10, 2:21 AM

Il y a surement une appli qui nous concerne

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Tech world seeks successor to Moore’s Law as chips beat their own Records

Tech world seeks successor to Moore’s Law as chips beat their own Records | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
Rule about pace of computer chip growth dates back to 1965

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Want to Create Awesome Content? Try These Seven Tools!

Want to Create Awesome Content? Try These Seven Tools! | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Bloggers, website owners, marketers, and article writers have one main concern on their minds: how can they create more content in a shorter period of time? It’s not only about quantity, though. We do want more content, butcontent quality matters—we also want to make a greater impact with a single piece.


Not to worry; technology has your back. Here’s a great resource on content marketing and a general introductioninfographic, and below are seven tools that will help you create masterful content....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 6, 3:49 AM

Tools to test drive for content marketers.

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Does Technology Make You Freer? - NPR

Does Technology Make You Freer? - NPR | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
Improvements in technology don't necessarily lead to more leisure time for people, but they allow us more freedom to choose what we spend our time doing, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
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The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New - Personal Growth - Medium

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics. They will teach you practically anything, from making hummus to building apps in node.js, most of them for free.


There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career. You can learn interactively at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. It’s hard to imagine how much easier it can possibly be. Honestly, what are you waiting for?...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 12, 2015 2:43 PM

Are you a lifelong learner? Here are some great ideas for learning.

Angela Brown-Parker, MBA's curator insight, July 13, 2015 12:54 PM

I recently enrolled back in college to learn a new skill for a career change.   I wish that I knew about these websites.  Would have save me thousands of dollars.

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, July 15, 2015 6:11 AM

This one looks worth tucking away until I have one of those rainy days I'm always dreaming about!

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Content Marketing Examples: Who Does Content Marketing Well - Brandanew

Content Marketing Examples: Who Does Content Marketing Well - Brandanew | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Altimeter group in 2012 came up with an interesting study and a framework for accessing Content Marketing performance and success. The framework can help analyze your current positioning, what you can do better and help understand who does content marketing well. Here are some details on the framework, that you can use as a ready-hand reference for your own brands.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 14, 2015 2:31 AM

Whether you're in the middle of a strategy or a first-time, here's a framework to analyze who does Content marketing well. Find Content marketing examples.

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24 Content Marketing Tools from Discovery to Delivery

24 Content Marketing Tools from Discovery to Delivery | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Everyone needs dependable tools to get their job done. A painter needs paint brushes, paint, spray guns, rollers and a ladder.

 

Similarly, bloggers and content marketers need tools that will produce the best results.

 

Here is a curated list of 24 content marketing tools from content discovery, creation to delivery....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 14, 2015 3:11 AM

24 content marketing tools you can use.

Marco Favero's curator insight, July 14, 2015 10:48 AM

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27 Tools for the Modern Marketer

27 Tools for the Modern Marketer | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it

Marketers have access to a lot of digital tools these days. Here's a list of the top tools to use for marketing automation, digital asset management, social media and more.

 

As the marketer’s role becomes more data-driven and analytical, they need to master a new set of tools.According to a 2014 survey conducted by the Economist, CMOs said marketing operations, technology, and data analysis were some of the top areas where their organizations need expertise. One CMO told the Economist, “when we hire, we look for people with digital capabilities, who can do things like run a marketing automation platform, a data analytics function, or execute and listen to multiple social media properties.”

 

Marketers have access to more digital tools than we could possibly list. We’ve targeted some of the most popular tools for automation, analytics,digital asset management, social media management, and other digital technologies modern marketers need to get the job done....


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George Schildge's curator insight, July 14, 2015 7:37 AM

Have any to add?

Medium & Message's curator insight, July 15, 2015 10:45 AM

Tools for the toolbox!

Russ LeFevre's curator insight, August 10, 2015 10:15 AM

27 cool tools every marketer should have in his or her social media toolkit.

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Why People Like, Share, and Comment on Facebook #Infographic

Why People Like, Share, and Comment on Facebook #Infographic | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
Of Facebook's 1.25 billion monthly active users, 44% Like their friends' posts at least once a day -- and 29% do it multiple times a day. That's hundreds of millions of people interacting with content on the social network on a daily basis.

So what motivates people to Like Facebook posts -- and share them, and comment on them? And why should businesses care?
Research has found several psychological reasons behind why users enjoy using Facebook so much. For example, studies observing people browsing on Facebook found psychological indications of happiness, like pupil dilation. By uncovering this type of audience insight, marketers can apply this information to create more effective Facebook marketing campaigns. 

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Why big corporations are falling for art

Why big corporations are falling for art | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
Why big corporations are falling for art | The value of art as a financial asset is debatable. However, many firms spend large amounts amassing collections.

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As Social Media Gets More Visual, It's Gotten More Invisible to Marketers

As Social Media Gets More Visual, It's Gotten More Invisible to Marketers | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
for brand marketers, quantifying the impact of images posted on social media can be a challenge.
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5 Ways Data Can Enhance Marketing Campaigns

5 Ways Data Can Enhance Marketing Campaigns | geeky and fun social media news | Scoop.it
Data are becoming essential for marketing and PR pros.

A study by Forbes Insights and Turn revealed that more than 70 percent of marketing executives expect to rely more and more on data for decision-making within the next three years.

They’re not the only communications pros under pressure to use more measurement in PR and marketing efforts, and technology companies are responding to data overload with apps to help marketers make sense of the numbers.

Here are five ways data can enhance your brand’s marketing strategies:

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#business #marketing #data