I came across an article from Entrepreneur titled, "5 Ways to Make Your Online Ads More Clickable" and I thought to myself, "These are just as important to any type of ads." Whether it be print, radio or online ads. I encourage you read through the article for some things to remember / inspire you with you next advertisement. Here are the highlights to make your ads more engaging: Curiosity Benefit Emotion Credibility Expectation Even when using these 'hooks' to make your ads more engaging, Ted Prodromou also gives some techniques to help writing the ads, which include: Brainstorming [...]
It's easy to get deflated in business. Sometimes it's hard to bounce back. There are many reasons why your ideas, goals and brainstorms might get shot down (or shut down) in a work environment. I've always compared it to "letting your cup run dry". Whether you're tired of doing work that gets unrecognized, get your ideas brushed under the rug, or even passed by. There's only a certain amount of...let's call enthusiasm you can muster before it's all gone; and in turn, you're cup runs dry. Some people call it getting burned out; and the outcome can make lose [...]
The upcoming week or so brings a bit of work for I Heart Blank. It's time for both monthly updates and yearly updates. I thought I'd write a quick message of somethings I Heart Blank will be doing this week. I will be updating all I Heart Blank websites with a proper "© 2017" footer. With over 90 sites to update, it's gonna take a few days. If after the next week, I somehow missed your site, please email me and I'll get it fixed right away. I have also updated most of your websites to Wordpress 4.7. I have encountered [...]
Hey Guys. Great news. Wordpress 4.7, titled "Vaughan was released this week. Wordpress 4.7 brings a bunch of revamped features. Here are the 'highlights' and video from the Codex page: Here are some highlights from the newest Wordpress release: Twenty Seventeen A brand new default theme brings your site to life with immersive featured images and video headers. Twenty Seventeen focuses on business sites and features a customizable front page with multiple sections. Personalize it with widgets, navigation, social menus, a logo, custom colors, and more. Our default theme for 2017 works great in many languages, on any device, and [...]
Hey Guys. Great news. Wordpress 4.6, titled Coleman was released this week. Wordpress 4.6 brings a bunch of revamped features. Here are the 'highlights' and video from the Codex page: Here are some highlights from the newest Wordpress release: Streamlined Updates Don’t lose your place: stay on the same page while you update, install, and delete your plugins and themes. Native Fonts The WordPress dashboard now takes advantage of the fonts you already have, making it load faster and letting you feel more at home on whatever device you use. Editor Improvements Inline Link Checker Ever accidentally made a link [...]
Jeffrey Hedquist is back to give you another quip about keeping your advertising simple! Jeff is primarily a ‘radio guy’ and writes about radio advertising, but almost every article he writes can be related to pretty much any advertising medium. Todays post has to do with making sure the first 5 seconds of your commercial is the most impactful. I’ll let Jeff explain… Every time you create a spot, think about making it into a campaign – a theme that will tie all the client’s commercials together and give them an identity in the minds of the audience. Don’t go beyond the concept [...]
A question that comes up quite often has to do with "What is Illustrator?" or "What's a vector file?" I found great Infographic from 9gag that sums it up pretty nicely. Check it out below:
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Daily Infographic posted an infograph will will help you to become a master at finding what you're looking for on Google. Check out the infograph below or on Daily Infographic's website. ife
I ran across an article from Entrepreneur titled "3 SEO Tips to Help Your PR Content Rank Highly With Google's Latest Update." It's from August 2015, but I don't see how it's any less relevant now. Go Long Writing content is both the best and worst thing in the world. It's good because it lets you show people you're the 'master of your industry' but it can often be a grueling experience if you're not a copywriter. Today it's taken me over 4 hours to write two posts. Entrepreneur gave me a little history about content that I didn't [...]
Hey Guys, I posted an Adobe Illustrator cheat sheet a while ago, but...yeah, that was a while ago. I got contacted by Anja from firstsiteguide.com who lead me to an updated Adobe Illustrator cheat sheet. That was real nice of her. You can check out the cheatsheet below or click here. Enjoy!
Hey Guys, I posted an Adobe Photoshop cheat sheet a while ago, but...yeah, that was a while ago. I got contacted by Anja from firstsiteguide.com who lead me to an updated Photoshop cheat sheet. That was real nice of her. You can check out the cheatsheet below or click here. Enjoy!