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5 Steps of Messaging

By designRoom / June 18, 2015

Working in Account Service I hear a lot of talk about different ways to communicate – Facebook, email, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, blogs, Instagram, Vine – and new ones that pop up daily. The question that always follows is how often we should communicate — every day, twice a day, once a week, twice a week?…

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Guest Blogger – Doug Edwards: Dos and Don’ts for Conference Season

By designRoom / March 19, 2015

Original publish date: Sunday, February 8, 2015 Doug Edwards is Vice President and Managing Director for the Mental Health and Addiction Community division at Vendome Group. His personal blog, Be the Blue Balloon, includes insights on sales, marketing and content creation.    The spring conference season is almost upon us. It’s a good time of year…

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5 Great Resources for Unique Imagery

By designRoom / February 9, 2015

For years stock photography was been something you order from other companies, but thanks to the advent of digital photography and the Internet, we now have access to thousands upon thousands of images online from innumerable sources. (Hopefully) Gone are the days of the strange perspective, wacky poses on white backgrounds, but the new trouble designers across…

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Guest Blogger – Shannon Blaz: What’s First, Design or Content?

By designRoom / November 24, 2014

“Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.” –Jeffrey Zeldman We’re designers. We crave visual punch, new and innovative design techniques, layouts with the finest typography, and color palettes that blend with ease—many of us feel it’s our job to truly wow users with our beautiful aesthetics. And then…

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Apple’s Maps Connect: How To Position Your Business On The Map

By designRoom / October 22, 2014

Continuing Apple’s effort to make Maps more accurate, Apple quietly launched a portal called “Maps Connect” to let local businesses add information directly. This crowd sourced effort is another step towards keeping the promise that Tim Cook made to improve Maps for their users. Apple’s new feature allows owners (and approved users by the owner)…

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Special Guest Blog: It’s Not Just What You Say, It’s How You Say It

By designRoom / May 20, 2014

At Muse Content Group, our professional writers are trained to adapt messaging to suit the voice of the brand. Here’s some insight into the process we use to pack client words with personality.

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Meet My Creativity Mantras: “What if?” and “Why not?”

By designRoom / November 11, 2013

Patty Flauto has had “innovation” and “creativity” in her job description her entire career. Developing new ideas and finding practical ways to implement them is her passion. Patty Flauto is a creativity consultant. She has years of business experience in entrepreneurship, product design and innovation. Her training and development sessions provide companies with practical solutions to create and sustain a culture of innovation in any organization.

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15 Design Apps for Your Consideration

15 Design Apps For Your Consideration

By designRoom / September 24, 2013

When the iPad was released it was panned for being a large iPhone. Tablets were thought of as media consumption devices, because of their size and their touch interface. Now though, they are extending out from general use and into creative and development capabilities. But fret not, traditionalists. These mobile platforms have a long way to go before they replace the trusty desktop workhorse and convince me to stop using my iMac. Even so, I am increasingly finding design apps that integrate easily and effectively into my workflow.

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Guest Blogger – Leslie Carruthers: Gain more visibility for your business with your site by using Google Webmaster Tools

By designRoom / May 9, 2013

You work hard on your site, highlighting the products and services that you sell, and you’re proud of what you’ve done. But, you still aren’t getting the traffic that you want and wonder, why not? What am I doing wrong?

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Guest Blogger – Sharon Toerek: Content Creation: Legally Speaking

By designRoom / February 20, 2013

My friends at designRoom Creative have creatively chosen the theme of words, copy and content for this month’s blog. They have graciously asked me to share thoughts about legal questions that word choices can create in marketing, branding or advertising. I’m always happy for the opportunity to talk (write) about protecting original creative work. The choice and use of words and content raises specific legal issues to think about early in the creative process. These are some of the ones that I see most often in my practice.

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Guest Blogger – Jordana Revella: Marketing automation: Let’s get there in one piece

By designRoom / January 31, 2013

What does a new year mean to a marketer? In my experience as an in-house marketer and a consultant, I find it usually means tackling a new technical monster project that — if it doesn’t eat us up — improves message relevancy, effectiveness and ROI. In years past, such projects for me have included researching and implementing an HTML email marketing solution, an online meeting solution, and a content managed website solution.

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