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Gaming disorder is now officially a mental condition, according to the WHO

In what can only be described as a sign of the times, the World Health Organization has recognized a new kind of mental health condition. It’s a …

3 Companies Bringing Content Marketing Back to Life | Inc.com

Take a minute to think about marketing in 2014 and how a basic 500-word article could probably drive results for your company: site traffic, perception of influence and thought leadership, and inbound leads. Fast-forward to the present day, and a lot of the buzz surrounding content marketing has …

Marketing

Why are sales suffering at so many women's stores? They made bad clothes.

Shoppers have shaken off their recession-era caution: They're ponying up for big-ticket appliances, taking a record number of summer airline trips …

How One Company Is Using Military Techniques To Create Marketing Strategies

Verbalisation utilizes special ops psychological and verbal analysis as a foundation for brand communication.<p>“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” So goes the famous quote, and marketers worldwide nod knowingly. But what if missing half your …

Marketing

10 Very Useful User Experience Tools For Every Designer

UX designer is responsible for improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product. …

6 Unique Ways to Target Your Facebook Ads

Shares 10K<p>Do you use Facebook ads to their full potential?<p>Interested in reaching highly specific groups of people?<p>Facebook ad targeting offers …

Geometric Fine Line Tattoos by LA's Famous Dr. Woo

This past December, The New York Times ran a story about Brian Woo (aka Dr. Woo), calling him the “Tattoo Artist for the Hollywood Set.” Having inked such celebrities as Drake, Ellie Goulding, and Cara Delevingne, the 33-year-old is one of the most in-demand tattoo artists in Los Angeles with a …

Time I

13 Instagram tools brands should be using

Instagram is a platform for sharing quirky moments and inspirational experiences.<p>With 300 million users every month, it's also a place for businesses …

Public Relations

2 Ways to Separate Millennial Stereotypes From Your Marketing Strategy | Inc.com

Millennials are:<p>Cord cutters.<br>• Mobile only.<br>• Social media only.<br>• Self obsessed.<br>• Only communicate through text messages.<p>We've all seen and heard them. How can it be true that more than 80 million people all harbor the same--usually negative--traits? Short answer: they don't.<p>These are stereotypes, and when …

Marketing

It's a New Age of SEO: Your Approach Needs to Change | Inc.com

SEO best practices are going to change whether we like it or not. It's easy to get set in your ways and feel comfortable with your current strategy, but this isn't going to be sustainable in this industry. It's important that marketers focus on getting out of their old way of thinking and evolve …

Engines

10 Content Marketing Predictions That Will Make You Sound Really Smart

It’s only February, and brands are already proving 2015 is going to be huge for content marketing. Over the next 11 months, we expect brands to take …

Marketing

The Newest Item on Denny’s Menu? A Grand Slam Breakfast Tweet

Restaurant Chain’s ‘Fleek’ Twitter Post Is a Hit, but Some Companies Try Too Hard; Brands That Say ‘Bae’?<p>In September, the restaurant chain Denny’s tweeted “hashbrowns on fleek,” seizing on a slang phrase that was permeating the Internet to promote its breakfast side dish.<p>The message, which to …

Denny's

Joseph Kony Is Back In The News. Do Teenagers Still Care?

You can learn from failures as well as successes. The story of the Joseph Kony video provides both.<p>Two years ago, a 30-minute video about Kony became one of the biggest viral sensations in Internet history, turning a little-known central African warlord — briefly — into a household name among …

Wear Your Favorite Literary Classics With These Book Brooches

One of the scariest aspects of a future without physical books is the idea of walking into apartments completely devoid of shelves teeming with paperbacks and hardcovers. Seeing a person’s favorite books has always been a quick way to discover some common literary ground, and also feel out this …

Literature

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

DIY Lights a,b,c by Ana Relvão and Gerhardt Kellermann

Ana Relvão and Gerhardt Kellermann put their creative minds together to come up with this easy DIY for SZ Magazin. Lights a, b, c combine basic …

Microsoft Releases 3rd Generation Of Photosynth, Turns 3D Images Into Video-Like Experiences

Microsoft this morning lifted the veil on the next generation of Photosynth, its 3D image technology, with the release of a technical preview of the new Photosynth. This is the third generation of the technology, and is now recommended for those with D-SLR or point-and-shoot cameras, says Microsoft.<p>…

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

Home Decorating

7 Content Marketing Myths Debunked

Blogs are an important component to your content marketing strategy since they are a regular channel for communication with your audience. However, incorporating other types of content into your strategy can be equally as important.<p>Visuals, infographics, white papers, eBooks, user-generated …

How to Sign Your Name With A Basketball

Whenever sports stars come to Asia, they do an autograph session. But when Dwight Howard came to Manila, adidas, with help from TBWA Singapore, …

YouTube Isn't Playing Nice With TV Networks Anymore

Now, Ad Age is reporting that YouTube will no longer offer television networks and movie studios the so-called "sweetheart deals" that gave the networks 70% of the advertising revenues YouTube made from ads placed on content from ABC, NBC, and the like.<p>Instead, YouTube is offering a deal by which …

Televisions

ESPN Wants to Protect NYC Marathoners' Abused Nipples

There are many turn-offs to running a marathon: the achey joints, the problem of where to go wee and, of course, the chafed nipples -- the painful …

Gigaom | The New York Times is running hard, but staying in the same place — and ads are a big part of the problem

Advertisement<p>A year ago, I wrote about how the <i>New York Times</i> — despite the success of its metered subscription plan — was stuck running “the Red …

In the Shadow of Publicis-Omnicom, Small Shops Form a Global Holding Company

As adland stays focused on the tie-up between Publicis Groupe and Omnicom Group, the largest agency-business merger in history, a handful of small …