Brands and Social Shenanigans


Just saw this Gawker article on Brands and their "curious" use of social media to generate warm fuzzies among their target audience. Some good points in here. Brands Are Not Your Friends, by Sam Biddle Read the whole article on Gawker.com.

blogs i follow: Zen Pencils


I have enjoyed the inspiration that bursts forth from this amazing artist; the quotations are timeless, and the artwork is perfectly suited to drive the message across in a fun yet meaningful fashion. Motivating others without being heavy-handed with the message is a challenge, but Zen Pencils does it well, creatively, and with a beautifully…Read more blogs i follow: Zen Pencils

on gamification


I've been pondering the intersection of social media and games. Gaming, at its core, develops skills and strategies that can be applied to real-world scenarios; one friend of mine described skills acquired during her Final Fantasy XI days as training for her role as an office manager. Another friend, a software engineer and avid gamer, approaches his gaming with…Read more on gamification

facebook for small business


  Pagemodo posted a nifty infographic detailing how small businesses use Facebook... Most of my design clients are small businesses, and everyone has realized the value of social media in their business strategy. I have long held the belief that you must go to where your customers are, whether that happens to be Facebook, Twitter,…Read more facebook for small business

content: social selling online


One of my basic lessons to any client wondering about social media and SEO is to "go where the people are." It is not up to companies to determine where they want to post content; it is up to the audience to drive where the content should be posted. Marketing has changed in this manner.…Read more content: social selling online