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Marketing Update : Market smart, build a better pitch

Marketers now have to match design to the task of pitching up and against the competition... will big data be the trick? We don't know, but here's the latest marketing update :
* 3 things that make online marketing outperform traditional advertising
* The dirty secret about online content and shrinking attention spans
* Content creation plus distribution equals PR for lasting impact
* 20 quotes to inspire PR professionals Ragan's PR Daily
* A few things marketers can learn from the media
* Why big data is the sexiest new marketing tool
* People love pictures, so put that to work
* PR pros don't always toe the company line
... and more May 30, 2013

Google Maps for iPad Even Better With New EggMaps HD

EggMaps HD 1.04, is an important update to one of our favorite navigation apps for iPad. Offering a visually appealing directions-list view, with the map of your route in the background, EggMaps HD is the iPad-only app that provides Google Maps at full resolution. Unlike the iPhone version of Google Maps, EggMaps HD takes advantage of the larger iPad screen. Version 1.04 adds markers, terrain view and a much easier Street View. May 24, 2013

Marketing Update : Wake up after a cold winter

Marketers made it through the winter asleep -- but not it's time to start waking up and get a move on what's left of summer, and into the Fall buying season : here's the latest marketing update :
* Enhance your Instagram Web profile for improved exposure
* Personalized marketing drives buyer readiness and sales
* Editors and administrators can play nice together
* A few ways PR pros can capitalize on infographics
* The effectiveness of direct-mail marketing
* 4 social media trade show marketing tips
* 3 ways Google Glass could influence PR
* 5 top trends in mobile marketing 2013
... and more May 24, 2013

Online Social Media Update for Mid May

This Social Media update in the middle of May looks at Google+ hangouts, audiences, promotions, and preventing nightmares --
* Hangouts and Communities: The Road to Google+ [INFOGRAPHIC]
* How to Diagnose the Health of Your Social Media Strategy
* Discover more about your audience with social media
* How to Create Highly Engaging & Sharable Graphics
* Boost your Facebook engagement with promotions
* Can you prevent social media PR nightmares?
* Effectively manage a LinkedIn group
* Getting a grip on your social media
.... and the continuing world of social media and networking May 22, 2013

Mail Designer Improves Newsletter Workflow For Creative Professionals

equinux announces the release of Mail Designer 1.3 for Mac. equinux enhances Mail Designer, its tool for creative professionals, with an interface to send and distribute mail designs and newsletters with Campaign Monitor. This integration greatly improves the marketing workflow for freelancers, creative professionals, and companies. Mail Designer and Campaign Monitor are ideal for launching newsletter campaigns and reaching large audiences. Users can build and create their own mail designs. May 20, 2013

Publishing, printing, desktop publishing and direct mail for May

Dig in and target the right market. Although ebooks now outsell print, there's still a huge and ready market . . . here's the latest publishing update:
* Survey: 87 percent of US magazine and newspaper publishers have an iPad app
* Printed customer communications — marketing opportunity or inconvenience?
* 75% of Advertisers Use Social Ads, Half Integrate With Print
* Global newspaper trends: Readership remains high
* To print or not to print? That is the question
* Mobile2Print: the future of print?
* Print Media's Digital Malpractice
* Copyright smarts
and more ... May 20, 2013

Free eBook Reveals How 27 Writers Published their Books as Book Apps

Award winning book app author, speaker and coach, Karen Robertson, takes readers through what a book app is, the step-by-step process for creating a storybook app and shares the personal stories 27 writers who've published book apps for the iPad. May 19, 2013

FileMaker Design Studios Scheduled for Oakland

Here comes the event for Filemaker Developers : Design Studio June 4 - 6 in Oakland California. This three day training will be lead by veteran FileMaker Developer's Conference Speaker, Don Levan, President of Vanguard Custom Software and Founder of the Craft of FileMaker. Attendees will learn a formal process and set of practices for designing exceptional applications and interfaces. May 14, 2013

Ally Lands A Brand

Design management consultant Ted Leonhardt, formerly global head of Anthem, has penned a series of columns dealing with business issues facing emerging designers. This is the second of the series of five pieces, which explore: How to land a brand design assignment, learning to negotiate, getting a job at the firm of your choice, and taking control of salary negotiations.... April 29, 2013

Can magazines be a viable advertising option for small business?

For many small business owners, advertising is limited to a restricted number of avenues. Cheap pricing and the potential for exponential sharing almost automatically throws social media/online marketing into the forefront. Begging the question; in an increasingly digital world, is print advertising still worth the investment? Some evidence suggests it is. April 24, 2013