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The Rich Are Already Using Robo-Advisers, and That Scares Banks

Banks are watching wealthy clients flirt with robo-advisers, and that’s one reason the lenders are racing to release their own versions of the …

Wells Fargo

7 Keys to Creating a Brand Logo That Works Absolutely Everywhere

A logo should instantly trigger a consumer's recognition of a brand and all it represents. But there are a lot of brands out there and, consequently, …

16 Web & Graphic Design Trends To Watch In 2016

<i>This just in! Check the</i> <i>all-new Web & Graphic Design Trends post for 2017</i><i>!</i><p>As a web & graphic design agency with an accent in visual storytelling, my …

15 crucial web design trends for 2016 & beyond

<b>Lots of publishers reveal their annual web design trends at the end of the year.</b><p>I thought I'd be different and conduct a meta-study, bringing you …

The most innovative banks of 2015

I just attended the Global Banking Innovation Awards at the BAI Retail Delivery Show, an annual event that has gained traction and represents banks …

Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.

A year ago, my boss announced that our large New York ad agency would be moving to an open office. After nine years as a senior writer, I was forced to trade in my private office for a seat at a long, shared table. It felt like my boss had ripped off my clothes and left me standing in my …

You'll Be Seeing More Ads on Facebook

Facebook’s new Instant Articles platform is about to get more ad-heavy.<p>After listening to complaints from publishers enrolled in the program, the …

Becoming a Digital Bank is More Than Rebranding

The quest to be a 'digital bank' is ongoing, and is much more than a rebranding exercise or just introducing a new mobile banking application.

Mobile Banking

How Banking Can Survive Digital Disruption

There’s almost no time to adapt to digital disruptions in banking today. Bold strategies are the only way to respond.

Banking

21 Hottest Banking Technology Companies Empowering Financial Services Industry

<b>Accern</b><p>Accern provides the most comprehensive data coverage for the financial services industry. They capture reliable and actionable stories from the …

GOLDMAN SACHS: 'The Blockchain can change... well everything'

In an "Emerging Theme Radar" note sent to clients on Wednesday, the bank says: "While the Bitcoin hype cycle has gone quiet, Silicon Valley and Wall Street are betting that the underlying technology behind it, the Blockchain, can change... well everything."<p>In its most basic form, the blockchain …

13 impressive statistics on user experience

Having trouble getting your organization to realize just how important a great user experience is? Jozef Toth, Senior UX/UI Consultant at Pfizer, …

UX Design

How Gamification Can Drive Real Business Results in Banking

Gamification in the financial services sector is not just a novelty or passing fad. Well considered and executed, it speaks to the base nature of …

Banking

Number26, the Peter Thiel-backed mobile banking startup, expands across E.U. into 6 new markets

Number26, a Peter Thiel-backed German startup that’s setting out to create the bank account of the future, has announced a major European expansion today, as it launches in six new markets.<p>Founded out of Berlin in early 2013, Number26 offers “mobile-first” bank accounts, which have only been …

This British startup has created a high-tech banking app and credit card — here's what it's like to use

You can't actually use a Mondo card yet, as it's still being alpha tested to make sure that everything works (you don't want your bank account to have problems).<p>However, we were given access to one of the alpha testing cards. Here's what it's like to use a digital bank:

The Future of Digital Marketing -- How It's Changing in 2016 | Inc.com

Digital marketing is changing nonstop and we're finishing out another year of incredible advancements in technology and new strategic thinking. What's coming in 2016?<p><b>1. Digital marketing is data driven.</b><p>Digital marketing is both an art and a science. Successful marketing comes from collecting, …

Marketing

5 secrets to awesome user design

Crafting user experience can be a challenge – you need to anticipate your users’ needs and make educated guesses and decisions on their behalf. Combining this with a plethora of other project requirements, such as content creation and coding, makes it easy to become overwhelmed.<p>While there is much …

Why it pays to consolidate your apps

We’ve all been there. Between our emails systems, project management calendars, meeting calendars and chat software, we’re constantly running an obstacle course across multiple apps. What’s even more challenging is when teams grow and collaboration systems become more complex: all of a sudden, …

Project Management

Top Futuristic E-commerce Trends To Drive Revenues

In the year 2014, e-commerce conquered the sales figures by touching the mark of $1.3 trillion. The predictions for e-commerce in year 2015 were also …

Marketing

4 Benefits Of Using Storytelling In Marketing

Brand storytelling isn’t a new concept, as Susan Gunelius wrote back in 2013. Brands of all sizes realize the need to entertain their customers and prospects via the age-old method of storytelling. And just as Gunelius wrote back in 2013, “the opportunities to tell stories as part of direct and …

Marketing

If you’re not thinking conversation first, you are doing it wrong

Conversation is the purest form of interaction and should be the basis for higher level designs.<p>Designing a user experience is a challenge for even …

4 Hot Mobile Marketing Trends to Watch in 2016

Few things have had such a profound effect on the way we live, work, play and socialize as mobile devices. From sending emails and texts to …

Apps

Digital Disruption Forces Financial Institutions to Rethink Priorities

The banking industry is shifting investment from compliance to technology and maintaining customer loyalty as fintech firms become more prevalent.

Loyalty

Google Gunning for Banks' Mortgage Business

Google takes another big step into the home loan sector, with a comparison tool that lets consumers not only view ratings and read reviews for …

5 Digital Trends Influencing the Future of Retail (Infographic)

Retail marketing has been heavily impacted by the presence of social media, and other advances in the digital space. An infographic from MediaMath …

Designing products for value

Learn how leading companies combine insights about customers, competitors, and costs to develop more innovative and cost-effective products.<p><b>A rising</b> …

What every executive needs to know about design

Meeting ever-increasing consumer expectations requires senior executives to place design at the center of business strategy.<p>Do you really know what …

Customer Experience

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …

Introduction to Design Thinking

Design Thinking is one of the more recent buzz words in the design community. In this introductory article, I will investigate what Design Thinking …

Design