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Africa's Gabonese Culture Is About to Have Its Fashion Moment

Designer Teddy Ondo Ella is bringing his country's aesthetic to the world.<p>Teddy Ondo Ella debuted his eponymous collection this New York Fashion Week: Men's with the sort of thing you don't often see at a fashion show: a traditional Okouyi ceremony, complete with dancers from his native Gabon …

Instagram gives businesses tools to keep comments in check

Instagram has updated its API and is giving businesses access to content metrics as well as new tools for managing comments. Now, through the API, businesses can turn comments on and off as well as hide them. Business accounts already had access to these sorts of features already, but this is the …

Marketing

Should You Automate Your Instagram Marketing?

If<p>you're halfway through the year and your 2017 Instagram goals are starting to feel a bit too ambitious, bots may sound like a good answer.<p>Instagram …

Why Brands Big and Small Continue to Fail at Influencer Marketing

Brands don't know how to use influencer marketing correctly, and it's destroying their businesses.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Seventy-eight percent of marketers who used influencer marketing in 2016 noted that calculating return on investment (ROI) would be a top …

The 1970s Design Manual That Quietly Shaped Everything You Use Today

Humanscale is as relevant today as it was in the 1970s–and it’s being reissued through Kickstarter.<p>The 1970s has been a frequently revisited decade in the design world lately, most notably in the resurgence of reissued graphic standards manuals from that era. For many graphic designers, the …

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Five years ago, many social media influencers were thrilled to promote partner brands in exchange for nothing more than a few product samples. Today, the biggest names in social are raking in millions as they turn their feeds into heavily #sponsored online destinations.<p>If you're a smaller brand, …

Public Relations

6 Digital Trends Business Owners Need To Be Paying Attention To Right Now

Digital marketing evolves every day, forcing all leaders to keep up or fall behind. Once well-known and popular brands like Sears, Sports Authority, and Blockbuster (remember them?) fizzled out because they either couldn’t or didn’t want to keep up with changes in marketing. No one expects to …

Marketing

Outclass

Outclass is a high end menswear shop right next door to Tavoos at College and Dufferin. This is the flagship store of the wholesale brand that began …

Toronto's best menswear stores right now

<b>Philip Sparks</b><p><i>130 Cawthra Ave., Unit 107, 647-348-1827</i><br>Philip Sparks brings classic silhouettes and tailoring to his collections of separates, handmade …

Men's Fashion

Bridging the Gap

The Fuse chair is so named for the way it stylishly brings together old and new materials to bridge a generational gap in design. Inspired by this …

Turning city smog into stunning jewelry

An innovative design project cleans air in polluted cities and produces stunning jewelry in the process.<p>It looks a bit like a futuristic spaceship. A …

Your Chief Design Officer Is Not A Savior

And more insights from Artefact’s first survey of more than 300 organizations on “design maturity.”<p>Doubts about the business value of design are evaporating. Look at investments companies ranging from Google to GE have sunk into design. But methodologies on how to measure and improve design’s …

Miniature Circular Tattoos Sceneries

L’artiste tatoueuse Eva Krbdk a le don de pouvoir contenir un paysage tout entier dans un minuscule rond. Un joli paysage, le portrait poétique d’une …

Web Design Process — Ultimate Guide to Designing Websites Pt1

Imagine having a golden touch. Imagine that every website you will create will be excellent. Professional web design process is the key for obtaining …

Wireframing

How hipster is this new Palm Springs hotel? You check in at the bar

Don't bother looking for a traditional registration desk at Arrive, the new Palm Springs boutique hotel.<p>There isn't one.<p>------------<p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p><b>April 21, 3:45 p.m.:</b> An earlier version of this story mentioned real estate executive Wade Jorgenson and said he was a partner in the Arrive project. He …

Art Director Nails the Humor and Heartbreak of Millennial Life in Ads for Her Book

Much has been made of the quarter-life crisis. And for millennials, an unforgiving job market, impersonal hook-up culture and the pressure to be …

Channeling Hong-Kong

Kanban is a side table that pushes the boundaries of form and aesthetic, past and present. The project’s aim was to capture Hong Kong in a product: …

Hong Kong

Here’s What Your Dreams Will Look Like When Brands Finally Put Ads in Them

Ad creep has reached practically all surfaces of the Earth and beyond, both physical and virtual spaces. The one exception is your dreams. Sure, …

Will Instagram’s Advertising Gold Rush Send Users Running?

After nearly two years of allowing only a few dozen brands to run ads on the platform, Facebook-owned Instagram in August opened up to all marketers. …

What Is Zimmerman’s Media Trading Room, and Does It Really Save Clients Millions?

Conventional wisdom holds that programmatic ad buying, and the Big Data that powers it, will dominate media planning for both agencies and …

Kevin Durant Goes Nuts for a Street Baller’s Dunk in Ad for Nike and Foot Locker

Kevin Durant may be a basketball star, but he knows how to cheer for the little people, too.<p>In this new co-branded ad for Nike and Foot Locker, the …

DirecTV has been ordered to stop trashing cable TV in its ads — but even the ad regulator admits the Rob Lowe spots 'are very funny'

The US ad regulator has told digital TV provider DirecTV to stop trashing cable in its ads.<p>Actor Rob Lowe and a number of his alter-egos have appeared in a series of humorous ads over the past few months, claiming DirecTV is superior to cable in terms of service wait times, signal reliability, …

Televisions

Tranquil Pond House Generates Energy Instead of Consuming It

Louisiana's Holly & Smith Architects has designed a sustainable home that's the epitome of relaxation. The beautiful retreat–which is known as <i>The Pond House</i>–seamlessly blends in with its serene surroundings. The naturalistic look of this residence is enhanced by the fact that it overlooks a calming …

The 5 Craziest Things We Saw at The CrossFit Games

If you didn’t watch this event, you’ll never want to miss it again after you read this story<p><i>Men’s Health</i> spent the weekend in Carson, California watching the fittest people on Earth suffer through a gauntlet of insane workouts at the Reebok CrossFit Games. There was hardly an unimpressive moment …

CrossFit

Google Transforms Dynamic Search Ads: Say Goodbye to Keywords!

Raise your hand if you’re a control freak?<p>Perhaps you’re hesitant to admit it, but most PPC employees are. It’s in your nature to want granular …

How to Create Facebook Video Ads

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