All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Creative’
The reviews for Dishonored were overwhelming great. The game was lauded for its stealth gameplay, level design, and imaginative art direction. The phrase “game of the year” popped up more than once. The one negative aspect of Dishonored that took hold and spread through the gaming community was that the game was disappointingly short. A (false) rumor held that someone …
Results from a new survey reveals that half of all employers surveyed said that they search online for information about prospective hires at least some of the time.
Google’s known as the company with a “different” kind of corporate culture. Call Ooga Labs “really different,” then – these guys play Calvinball, a game in which “the only permanent rule . . . is that you can’t play it the same way twice.” Between matches, Ooga’s employees apparently work on stuff like search engines and social networks.
Adobe Systems has launched their Adobe Creative Suite 3 product line, the company’s largest software release in their 25-year history. The product line offers integrated design and development tools for graphic artists and web designers.
Creative Suite 3 brings together Adobe and Macromedia products that will give designers and developers a number of options for print, Web, mobile interactive, film and video production.
Picasa is owned by Google, so it’s always been a bit vexing that the site’s search function lagged behind Flickr’s. Google is apparently taking steps to remedy the situation, as a new update allows users to “[d]iscover and explore public photos posted by others in the Picasa Web Albums community.”
These tips are ideas that I have used successfully and often recommend to other creative entrepreneurs.
Microsoft’s annual Employee Giving Campaign raises $63 million for various chartiable organizations, and receives almost no media coverage. Meanwhile search engine giant Google donates $30 thousand to Creative Commons, generating 2100 times the media coverage of Microsoft.
This is Jill Whalen’s fifth or sixth interview of the day, a fact I am critically conscious of before sitting down to speak with her at 2pm on the second day of last week’s SES conference.
A few hours earlier, I breezed through the pressroom to check my emails and sort of eavesdropped on one of them. Watching Jill stir patiently while answering age-old questions is making me nervous. Obviously I needed to come up with some better questions.
Lots of buzz in the blogosphere and in mainstream media about the news today that Microsoft will be building support for RSS into Longhorn, the next release of the Windows operating system due in late 2006, and not only in the next version of Internet Explorer.
Google today unveiled Sitemaps, a program where you can notify Google of any updates to your website so that it crawls your site immediately. Essentially, its like RSS for entire websites, with webmasters creating an XML file that indicates recently changed or new pages that Google subscribes to.
I’ve long been an advocate of a form of online marketing that I personally call “article marketing.” Yahoo! has recently added a layer to article marketing which is extremely exciting, and any one who uses the power of articles needs to take notice.
Yahoo Inc., a leading global Internet company, today announced the launch of Yahoo! Search for Creative Commons beta (), a service that provides Internet users with access to the largest collection of Creative Commons content on the Web.
The Optimizing Flash Content session at Search Engine Strategies in San Jose gathered a design-heavy crowd, but also included marketers, industry newcomers, and those interested in SEO. I figured the session would be a basic how-to for Flash designers interested in getting their sites ranked. It turned out to be much more.
The MSN network of Internet services today announced the winners of its second annual Emmessenny Awards, which showcase the best online advertising and reward the agencies that created them with cash prizes. Tuesday evening MSN hosted the Emmessenny Award gala at the Crobar in Manhattan to recognize the winners and their achievements.
Before you jump into spending countless hours on designing and publishing your website, or spending hundreds on having it done by anyone else you should plan out your full design (or structure). This is very important so that when it comes time to do this long-lasting project you will be well prepared.
“Tis the season to be jolly!” A great attitude is easy to have when you design your gifts with a lot of thought and don’t allow the experience take you to the cleaners.
During 2003, a Web site stopped being an optional extra for all creatives, including writers. It’s now the expected thing. If I read a book by a writer I’ve never heard of, I’m not only disappointed if I find that she doesn’t have a Web site, I feel it also puts her credibility in question. Publishers are well aware of this expectation. Although publishing houses haven’t been on the cutting edge of technology, they now all provide Web space for their authors. They know that readers expect and want to get in touch.
With competitive shopping you simply request a few bids and go with the lowest price. Although the right person for the job might also happen to be the lowest bidder, it’s unwise to shop for price alone when your image is at stake. Consider the comparative shopping alternative: search for the firm that can best meet your needs within the limits of your budget. Choosing the right firm for the job is just as important as the decisions you’ll make during the course of developing your marketing materials. Take the time compare. Find your perfect match. You’ll be glad you did.
Over and over, research shows that kids who receive art lessons while they are young become more imaginative and creative adults. As you may know, creativity is an essential part of intelligence, and is often used as a gauge for measuring IQ.
If you knew you could be as creative as you wished, whenever you wished, what could you achieve?
Surprise — you can be as creative as you want to be. Creativity is a state of consciousness. And here’s the best part — you can access this creative state anytime.
No matter what you’re selling, when it comes to increasing your customer base, creativity is the key to grabbing a prospect’s attention. But unfortunately, creativity isn’t a switch that you can flip on when needed. How can you foster a more creative outlook in your daily life? Try these three easy ways to get started:
Being productive and creative gives importance and meaning to the lives of many people. In some cases, it may also provide them with a means to earn a living. Unfortunately, other people feel that it is easier to just steal someone else’s work. How can a creative individual protect their work from thieves?
You can’t fake direct marketing expertise. Everything you do is quantifiable; every decision has an impact on short- and long-term profitability. If you’re seeking an expert’s opinion, get the benefit of Lee’s 35+ years of experience. He’s been on the client and agency sides and has run his own consulting practice for 10 years.
* Show up
* Trust yourself
* Shut up!
As stores seek innovative ways to increase sales, compensation ideas have become creative as well. And, some of your best ideas might even come from the salespeople themselves. As you evaluate some of the options available to you, here are some points to keep in mind.