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Be Not Alone

I became a grandfather for the first time last Friday night, and had the opportunity to welcome grandson number one Elijah Fenn to planet earth. One …

50 Shades of Grey: Copying & Credit in Design

I’ve had this topic kicking around in my head for a long time and to be quite honest, I’ve been scared to start this conversation. Mainly because a …

Shades of Grey

These Before and After GIFs Show Just How Fake Ad Photography Can Be

We all know that the modification, retouching, and compositing of photographs is utterly commonplace. But few actually realize the extent to which …

Stop thinking in “Features”

How asking “Why?” builds better products<p>People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it<p>In his TED talk from 2011, Simon Sinek presented a …

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The Professional Sharer

I'm changing the way I run my email list. Some of you won't like it. If that's you, I've made the unsubscribe button as obvious as possible.Now, the …

Bots

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Birthday Cake

GEORGE & BRAD TAKEI Present: Team Takei — Parents, if you need some commiserative fodder,...

Startup branding and thinking beyond 'I need a logo'

Connecting and dividing are key elements to Kim Knoll’s work. After working independently as freelancers, she and her husband Kyle Eertmoed joined forces in January 2011 to co-found design and branding firm Knoed Creative Inc. Most of their clients are small businesses, including furniture retailer …

The Complete Guide to Understand Customer Psychology

Chapter One The Mind Of Today’s Consumer<p>Today’s consumers are driven by research. By the time they’re ready to reach out to your company, they’re …

5 Quick Wins for Better Blog SEO

SEO is something of a dark art. Professionals have contrasting opinions on how to maintain it let alone establish it. The medium changes so rapidly …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

15 Designers Reveal Secrets For Staying Productive

Strategies include everything from setting timers to taking nature walks to listening to black metal.<p>Since April, Samara, Russia-based designer Yevgeny Yermakov has been asking designers a series of five questions–about work habits, favorite books, career challenges, and creativity–and publishing …

Productivity

Visa Launches PayPal-Like ‘Checkout’ Widget For Third-Party Websites

Visa wants to make the process of paying for goods on your phone or iPad as easy as swiping your credit or debit card at an offline retailer.<p>To do so, it’s adapting to Internet retail with the launch of Visa Checkout, a new payment option that will allow users to speed through the online checkout …

Amazon’s ‘Login and Pay with Amazon’ Service Challenges PayPal For The Web’s Payment Business

Amazon target="_blank" href="http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1862641&highlight=">launched a service called Login and Pay with Amazon today at Money 2020 that lets partner sites enable a payments button that will compete with PayPal and credit cards for …

10 Ways to Convert More Customers Using Psychology

The more you know about your customers, the better. If you know what makes people tick, the better off your business will be. Having at least a basic …

Marketing

5 Easy Tips for Visual Branding on Social Media

Over the past few years, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have introduced a series of design changes that have increased the ability to personalize the look of of account pages.<p>To help your brand from getting lost in the clutter, it’s important to stand out visually as …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

7 Jeff Bezos Quotes That Will Change The Way You Think About Business

From the big things like largely ignoring profits(and mostly getting away with it) to small ones like starting meetings with some communal reading, the Amazon.com founder doesn't do things the usual way.<p>What's the thinking behind his quirky ways and what can you learn from the Bezos approach to …

Business Strategy

The 7-Day Plan for Improving Your Marketing Metrics Week Over Week

Buffer runs seven days at a time. Many of our improvements, metrics, experiments, and tasks fit into one-week slices, which helps us to move quickly …

A Breakup Letter to Facebook from Eat24 - Bacon Sriracha Unicorn Diaries

Dear Facebook,<p>Hey. It’s Eat24. Look, we need to talk. This isn’t easy to say since we’ve been together so long, but we need to break up. We’d love to …

The Free-Marketing Gravy Train Is Over on Facebook

Facebook and its popular Pages platform have been a cornerstone of most companies’ social-media marketing strategies for years. But if the brands, …

Ogilvy & Mather

Ten lessons from a maker

<b>1)No one knows you exist.</b><p>You make a great product. But the world isn’t holding its breath waiting for you. It doesn’t know who you are. It doesn’t …

Why People Buy Perception And Not Reality

03<p>Dec<p>“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” ~ Albert Einstein<p>It was well past 5pm and we were still at the office debating …

Austin Kleon interview on A Total Disruption

Filmmaker Ondi Timoner came out to the house last September to interview me for her series, A Total Disruption, right around the time I was finishing …

Busy Building Things Blog

Why appeals to altruism are dangerous

Like most men living in an otherwise all-female household, I was driven practically insane by repeated exposure to <i>Sex and the City</i>. I became …

How to get the creative juices flowing

Check out this cool infographic on ideas to spark your creativity. We thought this was cool – after all, we get creative with printing, logo design, …