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How to find ideas - two tools you can use

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Online

Brand Storytelling – a Step by Step Guide

The Important Skill You Might Be Overlooking In Your Branding

Donald Miller is a NYT bestselling author, the founder of StoryBrand, and a master at building brands. Find out his secret to success when helping companies build a brand that their audience can truly relate to.<p>When you think of unforgettable stories, which ones are they?<p>When you think of powerful, …

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

Graphic Design

How To Follow Up After An Interview Without Looking Desperate

Dear Liz,<p>I’m so glad I found your columns! I had a terrific job interview 10 days ago and since then, I haven’t heard anything from the company but crickets chirping. I’ve left one voicemail message for the hiring manager (Elizabeth, like you) and one quick email message. I want this job, but I …

Employment

5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

<i>This article was previously published on PR Daily in April 2016.</i> <br>Football players practice ballet. Pianists repeat small sections of music until it's …

Public Relations

What This Rolls Royce Brand Ambassador Can Teach You About Innovation | Inc.com

Innovation is key in business. It can save you time and money, help you discover what opportunities exist now, or are likely to emerge in the future, and this is a key distinction between market leaders and the others. Businesses that fail to innovate run the risk of becoming inefficient, losing …

Business Strategy

Fixing business models by design

We live in a time of new business models, exponential technologies and digital native customers. Businesses are being challenged and looking for innovation. Some designers who design products and services today are the creators of new organisations and businesses tomorrow. Let me share some of the …

The Airborne Pushup That Will Make Your Abs Burn | Men's Health

By removing one of your four bases of support, you’ll force your core to work harder to keep you from toppling over, and put more of a challenge on your weight-bearing arm.<p>To make it even tougher, tap the bench with both hands at the same time.<p>You’ll need to push off from the ground explosively to …

The New Era Of Advertising: What Agencies And Clients Must Do Differently To Succeed

The shift to analytics-driven marketing and technology-enabled business growth has changed the nature of advertising agencies. The era of “Mad Men,” where advertisers primarily focused on TV, radio, and print advertising is gone. In its place are specialists who focus on social media, digital …

Mad Men

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

I finally finished reading <i>Sprint</i>, a book published by the Google Venture designers Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz. I knew about design …

Evan Williams

8 Reasons To Be More Like Idris Elba

Few Hollywood actors can – at the age of 43 – claim to be in constant demand for roles as varied as a Baltimore drug lord to Nelson Mandela. Even …

How To Sell Yourself And Get The Job

For years we have heard “You have to sell yourself to employers if you want a job.” We’ve heard that phrase over and over — but what does it mean?<p>How do you sell yourself to employers? The phrase “sell yourself” sounds terrible. When you hear the term “sell yourself” you might think you have to …

Employment

20 Free Photoshop Actions All Designers Must Have

Automated scripts save time and improve workflow in all creative fields. Adobe products like Photoshop offer scripts called <b>actions</b> that automate a …

Tutorials

12 of the best iOS groovebox and drum machine apps

Native Instruments iMaschine, £3.99/$4.99<p>There's endless fun to be had building hip-hop grooves on the bus, creating pounding techno rhythms at your …

Music Production

5 Ways to Leverage Local Marketing to Build Your Brand

If you’re like most small business owners, the thought of carving out time for marketing, especially when you don’t have much of a budget to work with, can be overwhelming. But there’s good news. Local marketing is marketing small businesses can do well, and without an enormous investment of either …

Small Business

Use This MAGIC Content Marketing Formula To Write Anything

I want to tell you a secret right up front with this post: There is no magic behind using content marketing to sell your products or services.<p>I …

7 Tools Every Product Management Team Needs

Product managers have mostly been ignored by software vendors. Historically, there were very few purpose-built tools available for them to set strategy, define requirements, plan releases, and create visual roadmaps. This has only recently changed as modern, collaborative, tools have been developed.<p>…

How To Answer 15 Common Job Interview Questions

Got a job interview coming up? Here are sample answers to 15 common job interview questions, to inspire you! You can use these answers as templates and customize them with the specific details that suit your situation. The job-seeker in our example is interviewing for a Call Center Supervisor …

Employment

These Eight Mistakes Are Killing Your Brand and Business

As a small business, the most important thing you can possibly do to boost your day-to-day sales is to refine and improve your brand. Are you making any of these mistakes with your business?<p><b>You asked for support before you demonstrated value</b><p>Those late night infomercials get one thing right; long …

Learning Excel isn't just for finance professionals, it can boost anyone's productivity at work — here’s how

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Alfonso de Tomas / ShutterStock We've said it before but it bears repeating: Microsoft Excel is likely the most powerful program on …

A Sound Installation Makes it Rain Without Water

No soggy clothes, just the soothing pitter-patter of rain hitting the top of your umbrella.<p>Artist, designer, and techno musician Kouichi Okamoto is exhibiting his latest work of sound art, an installation called <i>Re-Rain</i>, at the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art in Shizuoka City, Japan.<p><i>Re-rain</i> …

The next wave in storytelling is short-form video

Social video apps are nothing new. However, these video tools have been slow to gain widespread enthusiasm from brands as a serious content distribution channel — until now.<p>Meerkat and Periscope put instant video into the hands of the masses, but now we’re finally seeing the rest of the major …

iOS Apps

10 simple ways to make your mixes sound wider

<b>The width of a given element in a mix can often make or break its impact, so ensuring that your most important parts - be they vocals, synth hooks or</b> …

Music Production

7 Steps For Writing A Startup Business Plan Template

,Writing a <b>startup business plan</b> is considered as the most important part of every startup business. If you’re interested in launching a new startup …

Small Business

Marketo's CMO on the new future of digital marketing

The scene: A smoke-filled room clamors with anger, frustration and optimism as men in earth-tone suits and skinny wool ties debate — from art to copy …

The 10 best new web design tools in January

In need of a little web design inspiration? Or maybe you need help with how to start a blog? As the complexity of building a website continues to …

How To Negotiate A Job Offer

Toward the end of a long job search it can be very tempting to grab the first job offer you get, even if the offer includes a low salary. You might not have an appetite for negotiation at that point, because you want the uncertainty of the job hunt behind you.<p>You want to sign the offer letter and …

Compensation

5 Things To Consider Before Accepting An Offer (That Have Nothing To Do With The Actual Job)

A company asks you to interview for a position that interests you. You put your best foot forward, answer questions to the best of your ability and hope that you made the right impression. Shortly after, the hiring manager calls you back saying you got the job—congrats! Now all you have to do is …

Employment