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The Future Of Ad Agencies

Today, you cannot go online without seeing an article about the death of advertising. Advertising agencies are getting the squeeze, and things are likely to get worse. What’s the way forward?<p>Let’s start by defining the problem. Customers don’t trust advertising for the most part. They are tired of …

Public Relations

Facebook Just Launched a Stand-Alone App for Events That Could Spell Bad News for Foursquare and Yelp

Facebook has its sights set on owning events and local listings—again.<p>Today the social network is rebranding its year-old Events app to be called …

Apps

You Can’t Be Creative Without Data

Creative professionals often wear their disdain for data like a badge of honor. It is common for creative teams to see research and data as …

Creativity

The Meditation You Need to Be Doing Regularly, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

<i>Starting to meditate can be, well, stressful. Our friends at YourTango break it down by zodiac sign to help you find your perfect practice.</i><p><b>Find your zen.</b><p>No matter who you are, there's been a time when you feel like you're having a major mental breakdown. Whether it's work, school, family, friends; …

The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Analytics: Metrics, Insights, Tools, and Tips

More than 15 million businesses now use Instagram as a marketing tool.<p>And one of the most important aspects of any Instagram marketing strategy is a …

Social Media

This Short Documentary Tells the Story of the Great Volkswagen Ads of the ’60s

In his delightful and insightful documentary "Remember Those Great Volkswagen Ads?" British filmmaker Joe Marcantonio explores the transcendent power …

Advertising Industry

The Art of Scientific Investigation: How Intuition and the Imagination Fuel Scientific Discovery and Creativity

Last week, we took in some timeless vintage wisdom on the role of serendipity and chance-opportunism in creativity and scientific discovery, culled from the 1957 gem <b>The Art of Scientific Investigation</b> (<i>public library</i>; <i>public domain</i>) by Cambridge University animal pathology professor <b>W. I. B. …

Change the Narrative, Change Your Destiny: How James Baldwin Read His Way Out of Harlem and into Literary Greatness

“You’re playing the game according to somebody else’s rules, and you can’t win until you understand the rules and step out of that particular game, which is not, after all, worth playing.”<p><i>NOTE: This is the third installment in a multi-part series celebrating Mead and Baldwin’s historic yet</i> …

Don’t Go Back to School: How to Fuel the Internal Engine of Learning

<i>“The present education system is the trampling of the herd,”</i> legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright lamented in 1956. Half a century later, I started <i>Brain Pickings</i> in large part out of frustration and disappointment with my trampling experience of our culturally fetishized “Ivy League education.” I …

5½ Timeless Commencement Speeches to Teach You to Define Your Own Success

It’s that time of year again, the time when cultural icons and luminaries of various stripes flock to podiums around the world to impart their wisdom on a fresh crop of graduating seniors hungry to take on the world. After last year’s omnibus of timeless commencement addresses by J. K. Rowling</i> …

How to Find Fulfilling Work

<i>“If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment,”</i> wrote Dostoevsky, <i>“all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning.”</i> Indeed, the quest to avoid work and make a living of doing …

How to Make Your Own Luck

<i>“You are what you settle for,”</i> Janis Joplin admonished in her final interview. <i>“You are ONLY as much as you settle for.”</i> In <b>Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career</b> (<i>public library</i>), which comes on the heels of their indispensable guide to mastering …

Tips And Tricks To Successfully Generate Multiple Streams of Income

MasrGate<p>DetailsWritten by Masr GateHits: 5014<p><b>Are you sitting at home and wondering how you can bring a little bit more money into your home? Well,</b> …

Clearly the lack of creativity equals marketing clutter...?

Who noticed Tafel Lager <i>Lite</i> ‘s adverts in the newspapers recently? I am not a beer drinker and even I know that they are not doing justice to the …

3 Key Tips On How to Make Your Website User-Friendly

Making your website user-friendly is extremely important to make sure your customers keep coming back.<p>When UsabilityTools published the results of a …

9 Questions to Help You Prioritize Content Creation [Template]

Content marketing, what it’s for, and how it works, is becoming part of the business psyche. But, as this recent blog on how to survive the …

How to Be the Change

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>"One person can make a difference and everyone should try.” – John F. Kennedy<p>Have you ever stopped to think what it means to be human?<p>We have so much power, yet haven’t quite mastered responsibility to ourselves or our home, the Earth, and her …

Hair Color

THE ART OF WRITING

So I lost my phone like two months back.<p>Man, the timing was so bad as this was the time that my information intake was "on fleek".<p>I was reading 5 to …

50 One Sentence Tips for Bloggers - Jeffbullas's Blog

The blogosphere is stuffed with tips for bloggers, but if you don’t have time to sift through 100,0000 articles, this quick-hitting post is for you. …

Scott Eddy Is A Business World Rockstar

A CLICHÈ. BUT LOCAL REALLY IS LEKKER HEY.....

By December 2013, MTC had close to 800 000 active mobile broadband subscribers.<p>15 July 2015, Team Namibia, a non-profit organisation launches a …

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"How is the classic retail model being disrupted by social media, and what to do to maximize the value of all your p… https://t.co/MCtB4XyjVB"<p>18 …

5 Realistic Benchmarks for Your First Year of Blogging

<b>Every now and then I get an email from a blogger that goes something like this…</b><i>“Hey Ramsay. Been following your stuff for a while but after a year of</i> …

15 Phrases You Should Say to Yourself Every Day

Everybody wants to get more done, but unfortunately all the time management tips in the world can’t help you overcome one of the biggest issues …

Self-improvement

Content Marketing for "Boring" Industries: 10 Tips for Creating Interesting Content

Marketing