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Online Security: Is it a myth?

Is our expectation for Online Security unrealistic? Considering the speed of technology and information, by the time you read this it may already be old news. After Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrity iCloud accounts were hacked resulting in leaked nude photos, I had to wonder if our expectation for online security on the cloud or any […]

Designing Digital Properties For Business

Designing Digital Properties For Business

Designing digital properties is more important than ever for business, and no matter what industry you are working in you should make sure that you understand it and know how to work with it. This is especially true if you are designing digital products because you need to know how to create those products in […]

Flexing Creative Increase Brand Value

Flexing Creative: Increase Brand Value

Brand value is based upon the sum of all its parts. Those parts are: a brand name, its marketing, the relationship the brand has with its target base, its intent and its history. Additionally, to a large degree brand value or brand equity is based on its level of endurance. A brand’s stamina and staying […]

Web Design Tiny Factors That Make A Big Impact

Web Design: Tiny Factors that Make a Big Impact

Web design doesn’t only mean website design. If you’re creating any digital product, be that a website, an app or even an eBook, then you may find that the temptation is there to rush out your final product and to ‘make do’ with work that doesn’t represent your very best. The problem is that it’s […]

Brand Marketing Making A Mark Effectively

Brand Marketing: Making a Mark Effectively

Brand marketing, figuratively speaking, has always been about placing a “stake in the sand”. Literally, this means determining a stance composed of strategy, a slew of tactics and the commitment to stay the course. However in today’s workplace and at today’s speed of business, maintaining a commitment to stay the course is more complex and […]

Is Your Personal Brand Drowning? Know The Signs

Is Your Personal Brand Drowning? Know the Signs

Who you are and how other people see you are sometimes two completely different things. Have you ever been surprised by seeing a celebrity behave differently than you had them pegged? Their personal brand, the self they sell to the public, was convincing enough that it become more real than their genuine self. You have […]

Brand Character Adding Layers

Brand Character: Adding layers

The year is 2014 and the way brand character is now defined is quite different from 5 years ago. Brand value on an emotive and creative level has always been about brand character, or as some often call it, brand persona. In days gone by, the shaping of brand character was hugely dependent on many […]

6 Design Tips That Will Help Your E-Commerce Store

6 Design Tips That Will Help Your E-Commerce Store

Anyone who builds an e-commerce store can’t expect to make money without a good fight. I’ve shown them some website design tips they should implement if they want to increase their chances of making a lot of sales. Anyone can build an e-commerce store because there are so many templates available these days. It’s a […]


Agency vs. In-house Marketers?

Are you a believer in the necessity of a true blue in-house corporate marketing team, or do you prefer working with easy-going agency types? How different do you think is the kind of creative developed by the people who sit closest to the source, versus those looking in from the outside? And is there a […]

Podcasting Your Next Marketing Strategy

Podcasting: Your Next Marketing Strategy?

What comes to mind when you think of podcasting? Do you imagine a vengeful geek complaining about the newest tech gadget failing to meet his standards? Or is it a comic book nerd narrating his newest fiction novel? Thanks to the innovative design and distribution of the iPod, what was once reserved for technical individuals […]