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Articles about smart home technology apps products on Dwell.com - Dwell

Energy-monitoring and smart technologies have set up shop in the home, transforming machines for living into veritable living...<p>Tech startup Quirky and GE, who officially announced their partnership in April of 2013, launched seven new products that seek to...<p>Looking to make your home just a little …

Geometric and Natural Art by Deborah Zlotsky

I discovered the work of New York artist Deborah Zlotsky while checking out Kathryn Markel Fine Arts. I like the worn-looking surface of the …

Art

Service Design: From Insight to Implementation - Exclusive Excerpt, Part 2

<i>The following is an exclusive excerpt from</i> Service Design: From Insight to Implementation<i>, a new book by Andy Polaine, Lavrans Løvlie and Ben Reason.</i> …

Carsharing

These Were The 10 Most-Liked Facebook Brand Posts In January

This is particularly noteworthy because January was the month that advertisers pulled out all the big guns for their Super Bowl campaigns.<p>While none of the Super Bowl ad teasers made the top 10 list, a Walmart post of a passed out dog — which has little or nothing to do with its brand message — was …

Campaign

Infographic: Using Social Media to Build Brand Loyalty

A vast majority of Fortune 500 companies surveyed by the Center for Marketing at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth found the use of all forms of social media -- Facebook and Twitter, but also podcasting, blogging and more -- to be an effective use of time and resources. Socialcast built …

10 Great Mobile Brand Experiences: Forrester

Mobile is so much more than an extension of the web; it is an opportunity for brands to develop next-generation customer experiences that raise the bar of convenience. The opportunity for brands to build deep, engaging and long-term relationships with their customers through mobile is real, but …

5 Big Brands Confirm That Content Marketing Is The Key To Your Consumer

2012 has been the year of growth for content marketing. Brands have begun to embrace the discipline as a vital part of their overall strategy. What was once a conversation on “why content marketing” has turned into a conversation on “how to.” Here’s how five leading brands are developing content …

Deciding Whether Your Business Needs a Mobile App | Inc.com

<b>When Canadian pizza chain</b> Pizza Pizza rolled out a mobile marketing strategy and accompanying mobile application in early 2011, they were already a few years behind the competition. In America, Domino’s Pizza had gained considerable press for their Pizza Tracker, which lets you see the progress of …

Apps
Graphic Design

Famous Logos And The Cost Of Designing Them

<b>Stock Logos</b> has compiled a list of famous logo designs and the price that was paid to design them.<p><b>The list</b> features iconic logos from brands such as …

Looking Back At 2012’s Best Branding

To find out the biggest trend in branding, look no further than Microsoft’s streamlined parallelogram logo, NASA’s new, out-of-this-world identity, Wikipedia’s morphing mark with 3.2 million possible permutations, and American Airlines’ hyper-cool, retro-styled overhaul. They (and a few others …

Graphic Design

Inside Starbucks’s $35 Million Mission To Make Brand Evangelists Of Its Front-Line Workers

To Starbucks, baristas are not just baristas–they are ambassadors of brand, merchants of romance, disciples of delight. The company recently invested millions in a “Leadership Lab” designed to drill that message in for 9,600 store managers. So did it work?<p>“It makes me proud,” declares Fawnya …

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COLLECTION NO. 9SXSW 2016Follow frog as we cover the South by Southwest Interactive Festival live from Austin, Texas.4 Stories 2 Contributors …

A Top Nike Designer Rebrands Game Of Thrones

George R.R. Martin paints pictures with words, but what happens when a Nike designer translates these words into actual pictures? Wonderfulness.<p>If you’re Nike Brand Design rock star Darrin Crescenzi, and you’ve created everything from the Nike Fuel gauge to the U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball …

How Do You Brand NYC’s First Official Design Week?

A first look at Base design’s branding for NYCxDesign, which hopes to cater to the city’s 40,000 design professionals.<p>New York has a fashion week, a restaurant week, and an Internet week–hell, we’ve even got a social media week. Conspicuously absent, of course, is design. Though the city teams with …

10 Essential Designer Tools for Staying Organized

It’s important for designers to stay organized so they can spend less time searching, billing, looking for stuff, etc. and more time thinking, …

Productivity

The First $3 Billion Is the Hardest: BP Starts Paying Up

BP this week deposited the first $3 billion into what will ultimately be a $20 billion escrow account for claims made by Gulf residents affected by the recent oil disaster. After an additional $2 billion later this year, BP will continue to deposit $1.25 billion each quarter until it reaches the …

Chanel Launches New Interactive Brand Archive

Photo: Chanel<p>Chloé just introduced a digital archive celebrating its 60-year heritage, and now Chanel is launching an in-depth look at its own 103-year history online.<p>The newly launched archival site, Inside Chanel, features an interactive timeline documenting all of the French house's major …

Coco Chanel

Pepsi, The No.1 Soda In Thailand, Just Had Its Market Share Wiped Out By A Lookalike Brand

But all that changed late last year when PepsiCo failed to renew a distribution contract. Pepsi's main retail distributor withdrew all Pepsi products from its shelves and replaced them with "Est," its own Pepsi-lookalike brand.<p>By the end of the year, it became difficult to find Pepsi in Thailand, …

Pinterest launches web analytics service to track engagement with photos

Businesses and bloggers posting photos to Pinterest will now have a better way to monitor whether people are actually clicking on those images.<p>The …

If Shoppers Like Your Brand on Facebook, They'll Buy More

A new study shows that customers who interact with retailers through social media buy more than other consumers.<p>Customers who follow their favorite brands on Facebook don’t just vote with their likes—they also open their wallets.<p>Consumers who interact with a retailer through Facebook visit those …

Social Media

15 Major Brands That Unabashedly Support Gay Marriage

Brands from Bud Light to Martha Stewart Living riffed on the Human Rights Campaign red equal sign that has gone viral on Facebook.<p>Although the image of Paula Deen riding the symbol— with the caption "It's like two sticks of butter, y'all" — that has been going around is clearly a parody, many other …

New York Auto Show: Led By VW, German Brands Dream Diesel Dreams In America

The German car companies – Volkswagen and Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and even Porsche – dream dreams that diesel will catch on in America like it has in Europe.<p>If people were entirely rational about choosing a car, and if more Americans kept their cars longer, it might. Diesel accounts for a majority …

EcoBoost Moves To Prominence In Ford's New Brand Campaign

Ford is planning an expansive new brand advertising campaign beginning in April, and EcoBoost will be the star.<p>The new effort — under the tagline “And Not Or” — will highlight the reasons that American consumers don’t have to compromise anything when buying a Ford. The emphasis will be on how …

BMW skateboards and Jacuzzi kitchen sinks: How to extend your brand

Imagine you are the CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company. Things are going well, very well, for you: your recent product launch was a smash, investors are enamored, and Wall Street is singing your praises.<p>But you know you cannot rest on your laurels forever. Your company needs to gear up …

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