[Design] Free Lynda.com Video: Developing Visual Campaigns

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Free Lynda.com Video: Developing Visual Campaigns

It’stime for another great free video from Lynda.com! This time it’s from Amy Balliet’s course on Developing Visual Campaigns. Here’s the official course description: Today’s audiences crave custom, quality visual content delivered with intent?but they don’t respond to one-off content pieces the way they used to. Gone are the days when a single infographic could garner thousands of views and backlinks. Today, audience expectations have grown and with that, successful brand marketers are combining 12-14 types of visual content into single campaigns to meet those expectations. This means that the growing demand for skilled designers will continue long into the future. To remain relevant, designers will be expected to both art direct and execute on these campaigns, stretching their skillsets across dozens of visual content mediums. In this course, Amy Balliett – CEO of the visual communications agency, Killer Infographics?provides an in-depth look behind the curtain of visual campaigns. She shares her experiences and the lessons she learned from developing over 100 visual campaigns for Fortune 1000 clients and nonprofits, explaining how to develop a successful campaign from start to finish. She walks through how to concept and plan a campaign, and how to pitch that campaign to clients and colleagues…



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[Marketing Strategy] Top 70 Packaging Trends in June

From TrendHunter.com – Marketing StrategyTop 70 Packaging Trends in June – From Marbled Honey Labeling to Medicinal Protein Packaging (TrendHunter.com):


Top 70 Packaging Trends in June - From Marbled Honey Labeling to Medicinal Protein Packaging (TrendHunter.com) (TrendHunter.com) June 2017 packaging trends reveal a more modern focus on products that have more often been considered “traditional”, as well as a medicinal twist on food packaging that makes products…



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[Cracked] 5 Sex Stories That Will Change How You See Famous People

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5 Sex Stories That Will Change How You See Famous PeopleBy Kathy Benjamin – Published: June 10th, 2017 – Here at Cracked, we like to think of ourselves as filling in the gaps of your history knowledge that schools refused to teach you. Particularly sex history. We’ve told you before about some of history’s greatest sex-havers, but there are more. So many more. So here are five epic sex stories to add to the list, because holy sh…



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[Marvel] Witness T’Challa Take The Throne in First Official Poster For Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’

From Marvel Movies NewsWitness T’Challa Take The Throne in First Official Poster For Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’:


Witness T’Challa Take The Throne in First Official Poster For Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ Witness the legend. Behold the unmasked Black Panther on his Wakandan throne in the first official Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” poster below! Don’t miss the World Premiere of the brand new teaser trailer tonight during Game 4 of the NBA Finals game between the Warriors and the Cavaliers. Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018. Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life. “Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay. Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.



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[#Viral #Humor] Cartoon Character Cakes

From TrendHunter.com – Viral Humor and ComedyCartoon Character Cakes – This Marge Simpson Cake Depicts a Donut Factory Hidden Under Her Hair (TrendHunter.com):


Cartoon Character Cakes - This Marge Simpson Cake Depicts a Donut Factory Hidden Under Her Hair (TrendHunter.com) (TrendHunter.com) The Letterpress bakery in Vancouver, BC has designed an impossibly realistic, completely edible Marge Simpson cake. The iconic cartoon character is brought to life through this intricate design which depicts Marge from the shoulders up gazing into the distance, adorned with her classic red pearl necklace. The cake takes a humorous twist by depicting Marge as hiding a fully functional donut factory under her iconic blue, bee-hived locks — a nod towards her fictional junk food-loving husband, Homer. The cake was designed with such intricacy, the yellow-clad character looks as though it could come to life…



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[Cracked] Modern America, Explained With Charts

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Modern America, Explained With Charts By CRACKED Readers Published: June 02nd, 2017 – America's a really complicated place to understand -which makes sense when you consider how big a cultural melting pot this country is. And, despite what some people would have you believe, that's not a bad thing at all. It just makes things a little confusing to decipher. Fortunately, charts are great for clearing things up. Here's a bunch that explain America.



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[Cracked] 5 Series Defining Plot Points That The Films Need To Drop

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5 Series Defining Plot Points That The Films Need To DropBy Daniel Dockery Published: June 06th, 2017 – When something becomes ridiculously popular, it’s nearly impossible to separate it from some of its most notable aspects. It’s hard to imagine a Lord Of The Rings without the Hobbits. It’s difficult to envision a McDonald’s that doesn’t sell Big Macs. And tequila simply isn’t tequila unless it’s followed by punching your friend for almost no reason. But in the case of a few pop culture franchises, the inability to split from some seemingly important building blocks is what’s keeping them from evolving. And when you look closer, you begin to realize that, like that sixth tequila shot, you don’t really need these things at all in order to create an entertaining experience…



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[#Marketing #Strategy] Franchised eSports Bars

From TrendHunter.com – Marketing StrategyFranchised eSports Bars – The New Meltdown City Clash Tournament (TrendHunter.com):


Franchised eSports Bars - The New Meltdown City Clash Tournament (TrendHunter.com) (TrendHunter.com) Meltdown eSports Bars are a European franchise that recently moved to North America, and the franchise organized a Meltdown City Clash tournament that recently took place at its Montreal location. Meltdown Montreal offers a distinct service when compared to other bars and establishments that offer traditional arcade games and board games, although it does feature retro console gaming. The bar also hosts video gaming events and has done so since it opened last year, with its most recent one being the Meltdown City Clash tournament in which the winner received a €1,200 prize. ..



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[#Design] Ceramic Waste Furniture

From TrendHunter.com – Design TrendsCeramic Waste Furniture – Bentu Design Makes Terrazzo-Style Furniture from Recycled Ceramic Waste (TrendHunter.com):


Ceramic Waste Furniture - Bentu Design Makes Terrazzo-Style Furniture from Recycled Ceramic Waste (TrendHunter.com) (TrendHunter.com) Bentu Design has released a terrazzo-style furniture collection made entirely of recycled materials. The furniture and lighting collection made from ceramic waste was created with the intention of drawing a bridge between environmental consciousness and design. To make the house ware collection, Bentu Design used 4 million tonnes of ceramic waste from China’s Foshan city. The area is the ceramic production capital of the world, generating immense amounts of leftover materiel that typically gets dumped in neighboring villages. “Not only is the cost of disposal high, but the non-degradable materials can also not be digested by nature, hence occupy the land, affect the growth of vegetation and even pollute the water,” said Bentu Design…



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[#Strategy] Top 25 Mobile #Marketing Ideas in June

From TrendHunter.com – Marketing StrategyTop 25 Mobile Marketing Ideas in June – From AI Matchmaker Chatbots to Augmented Reality Egg Cartons (TrendHunter.com):


Top 25 Mobile Marketing Ideas in June - From AI Matchmaker Chatbots to Augmented Reality Egg Cartons (TrendHunter.com) (TrendHunter.com) Immersive augmented reality technology, interactive chatbots and specialized apps are just a few of the ideas that are present in the top June 2017 mobile marketing concepts. A number of forward-thinking ideas meld digital technology with tangible objects, resulting in the creation of everything from augmented reality magazine covers and egg cartons to fast food containers and grocery store food labels that can be brought to life with the use of one’s phone…



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