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6 New Social Media Marketing Tools the Experts Use. You Should, Too.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media is transforming the way brands market themselves online. Actually, it’s safe to say that social media has <i>already</i> changed things in a big way.<p>New platforms have emerged that continue to transform the way we communicate. These …

Cyberpower Crushes Coup

Rewriting the rulebook on coups, time to add cyberpower<p>Mere hours after the putsch in Turkey has failed, it is still too early to understand exactly …

The Psychology of Logo Color in How Consumers View Your Brand

Your logo says a lot about your brand. Are you sending the right message?<p>Across the U.S. and around the world, billions are spent each year by …

Why Advertisers Are Forking Over Big Bucks for Custom Snapchat Lenses

Snapchat is set to cash in on its surreal selfies. Eight months after securing 20th Century Fox for its first sponsored lens to promote The Peanuts …

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful

<b>Update: I’m co-authoring a book about the mental models from this post. Get notified when the book comes out</b> <b>here</b><b>.</b><p>Around 2003 I came across Charlie …

Management

David Ogilvy’s 20 unconventional rules for getting clients

It took David Ogilvy 15 years to go from obscure tobacco farmer to owner of an advertising agency, billing over $55,000,000 per year (that’s over 450 …

Jason Fried’s 13 unconventional rules for getting clients

Before building Basecamp, Jason was doing millions of dollars in client work with his design agency called 37signals. 37signals was known for …

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A complete guide to warming-up — Shrugged Collective

Look around your gym and you’ll see a lot of bad warm-up routines.<p>People often walk-around for a while. They’ll chit-chatt, maybe copy whatever …

Extreme Sports

The Ultimate Guide for an SEO-Friendly URL Structure

First impressions count.<p>And when it comes to your website, your URLs are often the first thing Google and customers will see. They are also the …

Search Engines

The “Other Side” Is Not Dumb

There’s a fun game I like to play in a group of trusted friends called “Controversial Opinion.” The rules are simple: Don’t talk about what was …

The product design sprint: decide (day 3)

<b>Nov 20, 2012</b><p><i>At Google Ventures, we have a five-day process for taking a product or feature from design through prototyping and testing. We call it a</i> …

UX Design

How to get value from wireframes

Eleven years ago, I joined a small design agency. I was 20, and it was my first full-time design job. I spent the first few years at the agency …

Surprisingly Simple Ways You Can Trick Your Brain Into Focusing

This research-based approach has shown improvements in brain function in as little as 12 hours.<p>What separates strategic, visionary thinkers from the rest of us? And why do we tend to worry about our ability to remember names—or where our keys are—rather than loss of cognitive memory that makes …

Apps are faltering. But progressive web apps seem pretty legit.

Lately there’s been considerable debate about the future of native apps, ranging from the cooling of downloads to the dubious utility of instant apps …

The millennial paradox: A generation uncovered | Thinking

It is a great irony that millennials are the biggest and most talked-about generation ever, yet they are also the most misunderstood.1 They represent …

Pew Research Center

Joanna Ngai – Medium

Ultimate Resource List for Mobile UX Design<p>I often find myself stumbling upon a design website astounded by how I’ve been able to get to where I am …

UX Design

'Pronoia' and other emotions you never knew you had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say they can now pinpoint with precision where these feelings are located within our heads. In 2013, for instance, a team of psychologists published a study …

Psychology

Inside The Weird And Wonderful World Of Instagram Pet Influencers

What does it take to make your pet Internet famous? We took a look at the world of Instagram product endorsements to find out.<p>When Loni Edwards graduated from Harvard Law School, she never imagined her career would involve running a talent agency for Internet-famous pets. But shortly after moving …

Anthony Bourdain Turns 60, An Exclusive Interview

<b>Regina Schrambling</b>, former <i>New York Times</i> Food Deputy Editor<p><b>Do you feel you changed the voice of food writing? Shifted the point of view?</b><p>I don’t feel …

We a Baddd People

<i>I have sung the dominion of Jove, lifting my lyre to deal with so weighty a subject: the fall of the Giants, the bolts hurled victorious down on the</i> …

Pricing Psychology: 10 Timeless Strategies to Increase Sales

Pricing can be challenging, complex, and offers no shortcuts. This reality makes “winging it” an enticing option when you don’t know where to …

Customers

Designing in color

As you explore more with color, you’ll develop an intuitive sense for good color combinations.<p>Choosing a color palette<p>Sometimes a color palette is …

How to Write Posts that Spread

A Simple 10 Minute Exercise to Distinguish Between Useful Ideas and Ones Likely to Fall Flat<p>“Some people are like, ‘Oh, yeah, just sell out and do …

When Sensory Marketing Works and When it Backfires

If you’ve ever picked up a product and took note of how it feels in your hand, you understand the power of sensory marketing. Manufacturers understand it too, which is why tactile information like the famous contour of a Coca-Cola bottle or the textured burlap packaging of Marfa brand soaps are …

2016 Logo Design Trends

Earlier this year I posted a forecast of 2016 logo design trends and now we can see the official 2016 logo trends report as compiled by Bill Gardner …