Monthly archive August, 2010

The Death of the Print-Only Freelance Designer

"We’ll be seeing more and more of these combination print/digital jobs taking the place of what were formerly print-only jobs, and if you are a designer with no digital or web skills or knowledge, you are putting yourself at a disadvantage."

CMO Matrix: How Social Technology Must Integrate with Traditional Marketing, a Horizontal Approach « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

"CMO Matrix: How Social Technology Must Integrate with Traditional Marketing, a Horizontal Approach."

The Many Benefits of Standing at Your Desk

"Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson were said to have used stand-up desks. Winston Churchill, Vladimir Nabokov, Ernest Hemingway, and Donald Rumsfeld are other notable standers."

How Facebook Scales with Open Source

"...users spend 8 billion minutes on the site every day. There are 3.5 billion pieces of content shared weekly. 2.5 billion photos are uploaded every month, and 1.2 million photos are served up every second."

Mobile Marketing – Advantages / Disadvantages

"In some instances, mobile is a competitor to web, in other instances, they compliment one another. Here is a list of mobile marketing pros and cons."

Mobile Web Design – Best Practises / Considerations

"Mobile is not the web .. Some important mobile web design best practises / considerations."

“Spicing” Up the Brand Personality

"Never-the-less, the Old Spice phenomenon has created a surge of conversation around virality and brand engagement with the online audience. But let’s talk about the brand personality, because - to me - that’s one of the main things that really made this campaign go big."

5 Ways Tech Startups Can Disrupt the Education System

"But instead of another list of disruptive ed-tech startups, I'd like to offer a list of the 5 disruptive things ed-tech startups are doing."

Wine in a Beer Bottle!

"Perfect for picnics, people who don't want to drink an entire bottle of wine in a restaurant….or just perfect for drinking straight from the bottle!"

Is a color just a color?

"So what exactly is in a color? Does it matter that purple has been used in connotations with royalty? Does it matter that most fast food places logos are red to stimulate your appetite? So a color is a color right? Not exactly."

How to choose your next agency

"Don't hire an agency. Hire a culture. The core values of an agency will foretell the kind of relationship you are likely to have. Favor agencies that are collaborative, innovative and proactive."

Fidel Castro has a blog

"He's written 40 entries about capitalism and 44 about the blockade."