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Why Do We Fall - Motivational Video

Why Do We Fall - Motivational Video Audio: Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), Any Given Sunday (Al Pacino), Coach Carter (Rick Gonzalez), The Great Dictator ...
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Don't be afraid to fail. Keep making choices. Decide who do you want to be!

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New personality types in social media | Aberfield Communications

New personality types in social media | Aberfield Communications | Communication design | Scoop.it
Research by first direct leads to an improved understanding of the different personality types in social media

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19 Useful and Creative Photo Manipulation Tutorials for Photoshop

19 Useful and Creative Photo Manipulation Tutorials for Photoshop | Communication design | Scoop.it

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Xposedbydesign's curator insight, April 23, 2013 8:13 AM

 

Lets be social: @xposedbydesign on Twitter

Kev Beardsley's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:15 AM

More lovely tutorials...

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Is Your Email Subject Line Creative... or Deceptive? - Profs

Is Your Email Subject Line Creative... or Deceptive? - Profs | Communication design | Scoop.it

Digest...

 

However, you do have a few ways of ensuring that your subject lines fall closer to the creative side of the spectrum:

1. If the subject line is aligned with the contents of the email, it's probably closer to creative than deceptive.

2. If the subject line has you thinking (or shouting!), "I can't wait to open this email," it's probably closer to creative than deceptive.

3. If the subject line has you thinking one thing, yet when you open the email you are disappointed... it's probably closer to deceptive than creative.

 


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iNeoMarketing's curator insight, April 22, 2013 6:51 AM

Bottom-line: don't be cheesy. If you've got to resort to cheesy, it's time to understand what works in the world of B2B subject lines. There are plenty of articles on excellent subject lines in The Marketing Automation Alert: just search the tag "email marketing."


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Dove Real Beauty Sketches

Join the conversation at: #WeAreBeautiful Watch the whole experience at: http://dove.com/realbeautysketches Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4%...
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FujiFilm X100S Test Drive in Istanbul | Zack Arias

Zack Arias put the new FujiFilm X100S through its paces in Istanbul in March 2013 - we've put together a video of Zack's walkabouts in Istanbul with the X100S where you can see him in action shooting the sights and people of Istanbul.


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Stockografie's curator insight, April 19, 2013 1:59 AM

Another great Video showing how Zack Arias and the X100S. Enjoy

Mário Brandão's curator insight, April 20, 2013 1:03 PM

Interessante...

Punch Digital 's curator insight, December 9, 2014 11:26 PM

If you've got  the time check, out this amazing video!


There is no better place to test the quality of a camera than to try and capture some of the beauty in which is held in Istanbul. Although these pictures are captivating, it doesn't do Istanbul justice at all.


A place of color, flavor and culture that has to be seen to be believed, experience the beauty that will leave you speechless. There are a few companies out there that offer a true experience taking you off the tourist map and allow you to see what Turkey and Istanbul is all about.


Turkey Travel Guide, provide tailored tours in which they work with you to create a experience which creates lasting memories.

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10,000 iPhone 5 Domino

Epic 10,000 iPhone 5 Domino showcases 10,000 iPhones (that's right TEN THOUSAND iPhones) falling neatly in patterns. These CG iPhones' feature NFC (Near Fiel...

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The Failure Of Social Media

The Failure Of Social Media | Communication design | Scoop.it

Social Media doesn't work for the vast majority of small businesses.

That was the main message in the USA Today article titled, Study: Social media a bust for small businesses, published on April 17th, 2013. From the news item:"About 61% of small businesses don't see any return on investment on their social-media activities, according to a survey released Tuesday from Manta, a social network for small businesses. Yet, almost 50% say they've increased their time spent on social media, and only 7% have decreased their time. What businesses are trying to get out of social media: 36% said their goal was to acquire and engage new customers, 19% said to gain leads and referrals, and 17% said to boost awareness. Facebook was most cited as the hardest to maintain social-media platform, according to the survey." There is a big lesson in this data...

 

What you want from social media may be very different from what it is.


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Martin Gysler's comment, April 22, 2013 10:25 AM
Indeed Retro Social Media, but it's seems to be reality.
GetRaasta's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:00 AM

Social Media is it worth your marketing efforts/time or still the traditional methods superseed the SM? It's truely stated as a matter of one's choice, totally agree!!

Angelica Laurencon's comment, May 22, 2013 4:08 PM
Failure of Social Media as another marketing & PR channel, yes, but still very efficient for SMB in the new business of kindness.
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Wooden Skyscrapers: A New Level of Sustainability?

Wooden Skyscrapers: A New Level of Sustainability? | Communication design | Scoop.it

A new breed of high-rise architecture is in the process of being born, thanks to the collaborative efforts of modern design pioneers. Envisioned as the best sustainable option for meeting world housing demands and decreasing global carbon emissions, wooden mega-structures are now one step closer to becoming a reality.


“Big Wood,” a conceptual project to the eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition, builds on the premise that wood, when harvested responsibly, is one of the best tools architects and engineers have for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating healthy communities. Aspiring to become one of the greenest skyscrapers in the world, Big Wood challenges the way we build our cities and promotes timber as a reliable platform to support tomorrow’s office and residential towers...


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Linda Alexander's curator insight, April 20, 2013 4:47 PM

Whoa..Chicago!

Geovanni's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:32 AM

Fascinating place. Must of been a lot of wood to be created.

Bubba Muntzer's comment, May 13, 2013 11:44 AM
It takes around 30 years for a seedling to grow into the kind of wood that can be used in construction. A little maintenance is required during that period. Meanwhile it's soaking up CO2 and making oxygen. The only industrial processes required are to cut it down and cut it into boards and 2 x 4s. If you stagger your planting you have an endless supply.
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How To Create A Graphic Design Portfolio That Really Stands Out

How To Create A Graphic Design Portfolio That Really Stands Out | Communication design | Scoop.it
This is a great post about how to create a graphic design portfolio that really stands out

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How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development

How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development | Communication design | Scoop.it
In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...

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Lila Hanft's curator insight, April 1, 2013 11:22 AM

Basics of curating content.

Kathy Durham Aurigemma's curator insight, April 2, 2013 9:59 AM

"Curation" is a new way to think about managing & accessing the vast amount of information that we are inundated with daily.

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30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week | Communication design | Scoop.it

Weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

 


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David Miller's curator insight, April 10, 2013 1:18 PM

Great to see Hakitzu from Kuato Studios in the Top 30 list. 

Purrfect_Sense's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:12 PM

for optimum usage - learning the politically correct way ( if there is Such A Way )...;-)

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How to Build an Online Community for Your Business | SEOmoz

How to Build an Online Community for Your Business | SEOmoz | Communication design | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article by SEOmoz:
" It's not that SEO is dead or that links are obsolete, or whatever all that crazy talk is that's been going around. It's that there's a way to integrate all the pieces into the big picture of building a better company by building an online community around it.

There are lots of benefits to building a community around your company, but if I had to choose a few, here are my top five:
1. It will help you weather Google’s algorithms;
2. It will add equity and value to your business;
3. It will help you have purpose;
4. It will help you stand out;
5. It will put the focus on goals, not tools.

Here is a super awesome infographic and the play-by-play breakdown of each step in the process.
Whether you’re building a community from scratch, or you’re working to grow an existing one, you can use this process to get your community rolling or optimize and leverage what you already have.

[Here are only main sections of article]:

[1] Define your business objectives.
So before you do that, think about this:
1) What makes your company unique?
2) Why do you care?
3) What do you want to build?
4) Who do you want to build it for?

[2] Elect your team.
Here’s a few tips for getting the right team in place so that you can start working toward achieving your goals:
1) Understand the roles;
2) Elect, don’t just assign;
3) Work together as one, big, happy family;

[3] Develop your strategy.
Think about strategy in three pieces: the what, the when, and the how.
1) The what: campaigns;
2) The when: execution calendar;
3) The how: ongoing efforts.

[4] Empower your team.
Do not skip this step.
I repeat. This step is important.
You can empower your team for success by addressing a few simple questions:
1) Why are we doing this?
2) How much work is involved?
3) When will we see results?

[5] Learn your industry.
One of your number one priorities in marketing your business online is providing the best possible customer experience. And you can’t do that if you’re not learning continuously.

[6] Create the value.
Ok, now we’re getting to the real good stuff. Value is what your community is built upon, whether that’s “tangible” stuff like blog posts, videos, resources, and tools; or an approach, perspective, or virtue that is the basis for common ground.  Value that focuses on your customer and their experience is what attracts people to your business, your brand, and your community.
Foundational content is the more static stuff on your website...
The challenge with foundational content is to listen to your customer. Observe their needs, the things in life that they struggle with, and then communicate how your products or services address those things.
Community building content is the stuff that’s more dynamic in nature and usually lives on your blog. It’s the content that is less about what you do and more about what you know.

[7] Share the value.
It works like this:
80% of the time, share other people’s great stuff. But don’t just retweet it or hit the share button and place it on your feed. Read it. Internalize it. And then curate it. Tell people why it’s good. This helps you learn and also keeps the focus where it belongs: on the value that you're providing for the reader.
20% of the time, share your own stuff, but make it remarkable. This is the community building stuff that we just talked about.

[8] Build and foster growth.
There are lots of things that you can do to foster and grow your community. Here’s just a few:
1) Get in there;
2) Embrace offline efforts;
3) Acknowledge and show appreciation.

[9] Measure and analyze (and communicate).
Everything you do will include testing, feedback, measurement, analysis, adjustments, rinsing, and repeating. And then, you’ve got to communicate this data to your team (and/or your client).  

Keep these final things in mind:
- This is about building a brand;
- Stay grounded in your goals;
- Don’t give up."

Read full, detailed and long article here:
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/how-to-build-an-online-community-for-your-business

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 25, 2013 11:22 AM

This will be helpful as I move forward.

Nikhil Malhotra's curator insight, June 6, 2013 3:27 PM

enlightening tips

Josee Tom's curator insight, June 13, 2013 7:40 PM

Fabulous Article!

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The Best Ways To Engage Social Media Users – infographic /@BerriePelser

The Best Ways To Engage Social Media Users – infographic /@BerriePelser | Communication design | Scoop.it
The Best Ways To Engage Social Media Users – infographic So you want a Twitter

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The Best Ways To Engage Social Media Users – infographic /@BerriePelser

Seorce's comment, April 24, 2013 5:05 PM
I love your scoop.it page and just followed it! I want to stay updated and all the trends and best practices in the industry. I sent you a suggested post on International SEO ranking. Let me know what you think!
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Getting creative with usability | Webdesigner Depot

Getting creative with usability | Webdesigner Depot | Communication design | Scoop.it

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Hans's curator insight, April 23, 2013 1:13 PM

Good usability is easy to use and fast to learn. This implies that designs should map mental models and require no more knowledge than users already possess. Being creative on the other hand means to step out of the comfort zone and find new solutions that are not leaning on predecessors. So how can usability and creativity walk hand in hand and support intuitive experiences? Learning how to apply heuristic knowledge about usability is one way to cover the basic level, but users expect truly personalized solutions, therefore deeper insights about target populations are essential - so don't get lazy and forget research.

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Roadmap to Creative Design Process

Roadmap to Creative Design Process | Communication design | Scoop.it

An infographic that defines the step by step logo design process along with dos and don’ts of the creative design process.... 

 
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Julia McFarland's curator insight, April 7, 2013 2:15 AM

There is a lot more to a logo design than people think...

G3 CREATIVE's curator insight, July 9, 2014 12:00 PM

An infographic that defines the step by step logo design process.

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What makes Coaching and Mentoring Different?

What makes Coaching and Mentoring Different? | Communication design | Scoop.it
The terms mentor and coach are often used interchangeably yet they are different. So what makes them different?

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Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:14 AM

Great article that explains the difference between mentoring and coaching.

 

Make it a great day!

Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's comment, April 24, 2013 3:35 PM
Thank you so much Gust!
Martin Hill's curator insight, May 4, 2013 4:19 PM

A place for both?

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Visual Design: Understanding Color Theory and the Color Wheel

Visual Design: Understanding Color Theory and the Color Wheel | Communication design | Scoop.it

Sometimes the toughest step in building a new website or redesign can be the conceptual ones. Selecting a color palette is one of them that can be tough if you don’t have the right tools. So where do you start?


 

It all comes down to basic color theory and the color wheel. That same tool that teachers used in school really is the basis for how designers plan and use color in almost every project from the simplest web page to expansive brands with multiple sites and campaigns...


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4 Big Social Media Lessons from Small Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

4 Big Social Media Lessons from Small Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC] | Communication design | Scoop.it

Social Media is not just a method only being utilized by big brands anymore. Small businesses are starting to embrace and implement social techniques on a grander scale.

 

A 2012 SMB Group Study found that 20% of small businesses use social in an ad hoc, informal way- to generate leads and drive traffic to websites. The study also revealed that 24% of small businesses are using social in strategic and structured way, including data analysis of market trends and customer driven product ideas.

 

The businesses practicing strategic social media enjoyed a higher level of integration amongst their departments. The largest disparity between the two groups was uncovered in Customer Service. Only 8% of the companies with an informal social media environment had integrated into Customer Service, while an impressive 43% of the strategic social group integrated Customer Service.

That's quite a difference and food for though if your small business just kicking the tire with little or no social presence.


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Collaboration is the future competition

Collaboration is the future competition | Communication design | Scoop.it
Competition is good and indeed essential; but as long as it is healthy. Unhealthy competition creates financial turmoil, job losses and even recessions and economic downturns. Usually, when individ...

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10 Best Science Learning Apps For iPad | Digitaldir

10 Best Science Learning Apps For iPad | Digitaldir | Communication design | Scoop.it
Apple iPad is a magical window which can also serve as a great educational tool. The iTunes store bags numerous science apps for iPad with which you can make learning science much easier than ever before.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, February 12, 2013 12:24 PM

"...Furthermore, the science apps designed for iPad also allows you to explore the galaxy, look inside the human body, test the theories and even dissect an animal.

To narrow down your search, we are sharing with you the best iPad science apps that are intellectually rewarding, appealing and entertaining that you won’t even surmise you are learning something while using them..."

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Pinterest: Mastering Pinterest for Viral Traffic and Conversion

Pinterest: Mastering Pinterest for Viral Traffic and Conversion | Communication design | Scoop.it
This is a great post on PInterest tips!

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Lame to fame: 4 tips for optimizing presentations for Twitter

Lame to fame: 4 tips for optimizing presentations for Twitter | Communication design | Scoop.it
Presentations and slideshows have been historically one of the most boring and standard corporate media currently available to employees and management.
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