PUBLISHING UPDATE - death knell for the print industry?

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:
* E-books send a shiver down the spine of the publishing industry
* In Digital World, Advertising Age Redesigns Print Publication
* What Hollywood Can Teach You About Great Presentations
* The truth about newspapers in the 21st century
* Weighing the custom publishing proposition
* Newspapers still have power, it seems
* Why print media is still green
* Ebooks Now Outsell Print Books
and more ... January 24, 2013

Online Social Media Update: Tips and tricks to improve Facebook

Managing and growing your online, web design, social media plan, and making it go needs all the tricks you can muster. This media update includes:
* 7 goals of successful community management strategy
* 5 questions every social media policy must answer
* The 10 Keys to Optimizing Facebook Engagement
* 7 Secrets to Getting More from LinkedIn
* Tips for managing multi-author blogs
* 20 Tricks to Make Facebook Better
.... and more from the continuing world of social media and networking January 23, 2013

5 Tips for Turning Your Blog Into a Book

Over the last decade, blogging has been steadily increasing in popularity. In fact, Nielsen/McKinsey has gone from tracking 36 million blogs, just five years ago, to tracking over 181 million blogs by the end of 2011. Many of these bloggers may be looking for a way to compile or get more out of the posts they have written, which makes turning them into a book or eBook an ideal option. January 21, 2013

Ricoh Americas: ‘Unstructured knowledge’ is the challenge of our time

Leveraging a goldmine of untethered, unorganized information will drive organizations’ success in 2013 and beyond. Despite the power of increasingly advanced databases, the overwhelming majority of valuable business information remains adrift in the form of unstructured knowledge – any information that is not captured or easily searchable. Ricoh makes educated predictions . . . January 17, 2013

Marketing Update : Data is the New Creative

January is almost over, so we're looking forward to February marketing. Interesting they're saying that DATA is the new currency . . . here's the latest marketing update :
* Don’t Ignore Direct Mail in Today’s Social Media Marketplace
* Press releases with visuals boost views by nearly tenfold
* Email marketing: Deliverability trends and benchmarks
* The power of content in building a brand
* The human touch of direct-mail marketing
* What's the matter with this picture?
* Data: The new creative
... and more January 15, 2013

Web Update for a new year . . .

Okay, here comes 2013 and a whole new year for out regular updates on Web Trends, tips and tricks just for web designers and online marketers:
* Don't click here ... plus 3 more ways to avoid Web-writing woes
* Best Practices for Building Your 2013 Enterprise SEO Campaign
* Mobile SEO Is Not A Myth: 8 Popular Claims Refuted
* Build the best relationships, err... I mean links
* Why 2013 Is the Year of Responsive Web Design
* Avoid high bounce rates on landing pages
* Top SEO fallacies: A myth-busting rant
* SEO — content, confusion, clarity
.... and the continuing online world January 11, 2013

Publishing Update : 2013 Here we come

Yes, it's an all new year -- and we know that designers have to be publishers as well! But with social media eating away everyone's time you'd think there's now place for print media. Don't fool yourself . . . here's the latest publishing update:
* Building the wall: Will digital subscriptions save the newspaper industry?
* Newspapers report ad revenue loss for 25th quarter in a row
* Newspapers join to create digital circulars on steroids
* How will the January USPS postage hike impact you?
* Doing print forensics brings new business
* Social media marketing in print
* Quit selling printing
and more ... January 10, 2013

Marketing Update : Winter tips for the wise

Happy New Year, and welcome to the ever changing landscape of marketing, with some interesting statistics, tips and tricks -- offline and on. This issue helps us get in gear for the new year ...
* Lessons from the runways: What PR pros can learn from New York Fashion Week
* Social Media Marketing: Don’t Forget the Message
* Journalist shares 7 common PR sins to avoid
* Customer service is your marketing strategy
* The PR industry's high school stereotypes
* 7 habits of highly successful PR people
* Inside the mind of a marketer
... and more January 8, 2013

DTG News for January 2013

01 HAPPY NEW YEAR ... and a GIFT for you
02 2012 Facebook Timeline Award Winners
03 2012 DTG Product of the Year : FoxL Bluetooth Speaker
04 2012 Book of the Year: Saul Bass
05 2012 BEST: 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People
06 Photoshop : Create a Polar Panorama Effect in 5 Minutes
07 Getty : The Year 2012 in Photos
08 The Print and the Process: Taking Compelling Photographs
09 60-Seconds : Who would block the Spam Cop ???
10 Business : Five Best Portfolio Practices
11 Business : National Job Growth Echoes That of Graphic Designers Over Next 10 Years
12 Marketing : Make Your Book Jump Off the Shelf!
13 2013 Online Social Media Update for a new year
14 The Scythe and the Rabbit
15 Be sure to get a web critique
16 &Else News, Views and Reviews :
17 Good-bye 2012 -- GOOD RIDDANCE January 3, 2013

2012 Facebook Timeline Award Winners

When Facebook went to the Timeline layout, people began to discover some awesome opportunities to express themselves in visual art. We jumped on board and began selecting the best from our followers and readers. So, here we present the winners from 2012! Hopefully, you'll be inspired to do something stunning and you'll win too. January 1, 2013