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Many People Overlook This Common Creativity Killer | Inc.com

There is a silent, and thus often overlooked creativity killer lurking in your work life. It's not obvious like an over-controlling manager, a nay-saying client, or a fear of failure. It's something that many people never consider, but is just as devastating to your ability to generate and execute …

Interview: Capturing Subtly Hypnotizing "Living Moments" with Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg

Photography team Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg (of Ann Street Studio<i>)</i> spend their days perfecting the creative presentation of living moments known as cinemagraphs. Using high-end cinema cameras, they've pioneered this art form, which features still images that incorporate motion to tell a mesmerizing, …

Redditors Reimagine Photo of a Flexible Cat in Hilarious Photoshop Battle

Photoshop Battles (aka PSBattle) never ceases to delight us with the hilarious creations rendered by skilled participants, all inspired by a single photograph. For those unfamiliar with the popular PSBattle subreddit, it’s a place where a Redditor posts a source image, and then others superimpose …

The Financial Times and the Future of Journalism

In a generally depressing decade for newspapers, the <i>Financial Times</i>, a global business publication based in London, has provided something of a bright spot. In emphasizing digital distribution early on and setting up a metered paywall, which allowed readers to access a limited number of posts each …

Clever Illustrations Reveal the Two Kinds of People There Are in the World

Are you the type to cut your sandwich in half or portion it into triangles? What about dog-earring a book page rather than using a bookmark? Depending on your personality, you'll probably have a distinct preference for both those scenarios. The clever Tumblr called 2 Kinds of People is full of …

The Top 10 Traits of People Who Advance in Their Careers | Inc.com

In these competitive times, advancing in your career is far from automatic. Those who sit back and wait for things to happen for them often end up frustrated, disillusioned, and burned out. In contrast, those who look for opportunities and seize them seem to have "better luck" than others. Of …

The More Successful You Are, the More You Drink, Study Says | Inc.com

Movies like to portray those down on their luck as turning to drink.<p>They sit at bars, or even on streets, bemoaning their fate, supposedly finding solace in a bottle or a glass.<p>We're supposed to believe that the wealthier and the more educated drink for controlled recreation.<p>Look at the Most …

This Billboard That Changes When You Look At It Is The Future Of Advertising

In London, a billboard depicting a battered woman is making waves not only for its bold and commendable statement, but for the technology behind it.<p>The advertisement originally shows a woman with bruises and abrasions all over her face, but as more and more passersby turn to look at the advert, a …

How Marketers Use Social to Promote Events

Social media provides marketers with an opportunity to promote events before, during and after they take place. A September 2014 study by FreemanXP …

Thinking Outside the Cardboard Box: DODOcase Brings Customizable VR to the Masses

Virtual Reality until very recently was relegated to the ultra-nerdy. Dwelling primarily in the realm of sci-fi, gaming culture or the recent …

The 20 Best Ads Of 2014

Our picks of the best in brand creativity from 2014.<p>Like pretty much every year before it, 2014 saw humanity soar to new heights (The comet landing! <i>True Detective</i>!) and commit acts that made us weep for our future (Uber’s management style!).<p>And so it was in advertising–a fantastic year, and a …

Ikea replaced a movie theater's seats with beds for an advertising campaign

Some moviegoers in Moscow were in for a surprise this past week. Ikea secretly replaced the stadium seating at one of the city's newest theaters with complete bedrooms. Instead of sitting in a boring old chair, couples and families snuggled up in beds and under sheets to watch the latest …

The Cult of Busy

Over a leisurely lunch recently, a good friend lamented that he was “too busy” to read.<p>I smiled.<p>Our meal lasted an hour and a half. We then strolled …

Time Management

Autoplay video ads come to articles

As display ad prices continue to sink, publishers are turning to video to pick up the slack, even within articles.<p>Publishers like Slate and Reuters …

Stepping off the Golden Gate Bridge

<i>“Just being there for someone for some time: that’s all it is. To know someone is there.”</i> <br>-- Kevin Briggs, retired CHP Officer<p>On March 11, 2005, …

6 Quick Social Media Productivity Tips + 23 Tools to Help!

Shares 21.0K<p>Tammy Kahn Fennell recently wrote a great post here on Maximize Social Business about having a social media productivity plan with plenty …

We Analysed The Homepages Of 20 Awesome Startups And Here Is What We Learnt

See Everything That’s Beautiful About Advertising in Two Simple Print Ads for a Bookstore

These are a couple of years old, but new to us—some amazing, beautifully simple print ads for a bookstore in Brazil. Delightful idea, gorgeous …

Print Ad for Moto X Lets You Change the Phone’s Color With the Push of a Button

Whether you think it's a long-awaited ad hybrid or just a high-cost gimmick, this upcoming interactive print ad for Motorola's Moto X is definitely …

Why Consumers Participate in Loyalty Programs

Most US consumers (57%) join brand loyalty programs—both card-based and digital—to receive discounts on products and services, according to a recent …

A Guide to Perfect Social Media Posts (Infographic)

This story originally appeared on PR Daily <br>People like to say there's no such thing as perfect, but at the rate customers' attention spans are decreasing, social media managers can't risk posting updates that aren't close to perfection.<p>What does a perfect social media post look like?<p>An infographic …

It's the End of 'Marketing' As We Know It at Procter & Gamble

The end of marketing as we know it officially comes today at Procter & Gamble Co.<p>Well, at least the title. As of July 1, hundreds of marketing …

The 10 Unique Soft Skills Employers Desire in New Hires

Career and Workplace Expert; Founder and President, Come Recommended<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a survey this spring 77 percent of employers surveyed by CareerBuilder said they were seeking candidates with soft skills -- and 16 percent of the respondents …

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This Is How Retailers Are Using Social Media In Stores To Drive Sales

Nordstrom recently announced that it's installing video monitors in more than 100 of its stores to display products being shared on social shopping app Wanelo. "It's a purely customer-driven strategy," said Bryan Galipeau, Nordstrom's social media director, in a press release. "We take a snapshot …

Influencer Marketing: The Stats You Need

Our Social Influencers webinar with Klout and Jess Estrada is filling up quickly, so I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some stats and …

The Most Effective Calls to Action for Facebook Posts

Simply asking people to share a post is often the most effective call to action (CTA) for Facebook posts by brands, according to a recent report from …