Small Business Marketing: The Ultimate Guide

This 8500 word monster article was contributed by Sneha Mittal.  Entrepreneurship comes with its own set of challenges and with so many options out there, it might be difficult for you to master all aspects of the business. Marketing is evolving each day and even more with the technological evolution changing the way consumers live. When done right, marketing can help your business grow rapidly. Are you a business owner who wants to grow your business but doesn’t know much about marketing? Do yo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Business, Design, Microsoft, Yahoo, Marketing, Social Media, Linkedin, CMO, Content Marketing, Cta, Customers, Google Analytics, Quora

Web Design Process for Software Mind

Web Design Process for Software Mind AoiroStudioDec 10, 2018 Process is something that I truly cherish, we can learn a lot by being open about our methods and learn from our successes and failures. This is why I like how Vision Trust presented their project for Software Mind. A global IT service and software company with clients and projects all over the world. The team from Vision Trust served their expertise at the UX, UI, Front-end and Back-end. Take a l...
Tags: Design, Vision Trust, UX UI Front

Sneaker Design: SHIFT F1

Sneaker Design: SHIFT F1 AoiroStudioDec 10, 2018 A studio from Monterrey, Mexico decided to create their own sneaker. Being a sneaker lover myself, I can totally see an excitement to create your own shoe. Say hello to the SHIFT F1 by the creative studio SHIFT. Exploring the footwear design with a modular structure composed of 4 different elements allow users to create a personalized design with a futuristic layered look. The Shift F1’s where designed with a c...
Tags: Design, Monterrey Mexico

7 Proven Methods to Increase Blog Engagement

This article was contributed by Daniela McVicker. Bloggers are always looking for effective ways to engage leads viewing their content. But, even quality content often gets overlooked if bloggers don’t encourage readers to participate in the form of mentions on social media, blog comments, likes, etc. Achieving this level of engagement requires some serious effort. According to Brafton’s 2017 Content Marketing Benchmark Report, the average blog bounce rate was 76.47 percent. This high rate means...
Tags: Google, Design, Content Marketing, Blogging, Cta, Guest Article, Aberdeen Group, Brafton, Hick, Ray Hyman, Daniela McVicker, Blogging & Content Marketing, Nielsen Norman, William Edmund Hick, Google Sucuri, Nielsen Norman Group Tips

Brother's Keeper, Love and Hisses

Brother's Keeper  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $330. If you notice anything "extra" in today's painting and maybe several to follow, it's thanks to Robyn at Love and Hisses.  Robyn fosters kittens and cats from her beautiful home in Huntsville, AL.  She takes incredible photographs of them, romping, resting and doin' what they do in a relaxed environment. She has honored me with permission to use her photos as painting reference. Thank you, Robyn!! Find more of Robyn's kitty goodness on Faceb...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Robyn, Diane Hoeptner, Huntsville

Port Wood Reserve

The Dalmore’s Port Wood Reserve, first finished in white American oak barrels and then doubly finished in Graham’s Port pipes, boasts an incredible richness with notes of dark purple fruit and roasted nuts. The port pipes lend a unique profile to the single malt scotch and make this one of the most palatable, and complex, alternative-finished spirits on the market; and, it’s one of the …
Tags: Design, Graham, Scotch, Spirits, American Oak, Graham's, Port Wood Reserve, The Dalmore, Dalmore s Port Wood Reserve

Bottle Opener

Forged from heavyweight steel and wound tightly by glistening copper wire, this bottle opener from Hop Culture doesn’t look like your typical drinking tool. It’s simple, handmade, and far off from the garish ones people usually acquire. Further, the quality materials will age elegantly over time.
Tags: Design, Beer, Handmade, Steel, Copper, Bottle Openers, Hop Culture

Just Creative’s 2018 Year in Review

Hey guys, here’a a quick review of 2018, with an inside look at Just Creative and my personal life, showing stats, revenue and other interesting tid-bits. Did I mention we had a baby? Just Creative Site Stats Over the year, Just Creative received close to 2.5 million page views which is quite staggering, but it is still a fraction of what it used to be back in the blogging hay-days of 2012. It’s getting quite difficult to out rank the big publishers nowadays. 50k unique users a week 85% of t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Usa, Design, Instagram, Australia, Safari, Personal, Italy, Sydney, New Zealand, Melbourne, Tasmania, Drake, Skype

AO On-Site – Miami Beach: Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 at Miami Beach Convention Center, December 5th – 9th, 2018

Ugo Rondinone at Eva Presenhuber, via Art Observed Closing its doors this evening, the week of sales at Art Basel Miami Beach came to a close, capping off a strong week for galleries in South Florida, and a strong opportunity to close out the year with a flourish.  Sales percentages with new clients were particularly […]
Tags: Art, Show, Art Basel, Art News, Featured Post, South Florida, Miami Beach, Basel Miami Beach, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach Convention Center, Ugo Rondinone, Eva Presenhuber

Instagram Makes Parenting Teenagers Way Easier

Can’t get through to your kid? Sure, you could stalk them around the house, but probably their social media presence – especially Instagram, where they might even be pretty great photographers – can reveal much more than any sparse conversation would. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, 12.08.18, Instagram Makes Parenting Teenagers Way Easier

Becoming (A) Spider-Man

Shameik Moore was in the middle of filming 2015’s Dope when he wrote in his journal, “I am Miles Morales, I am Spider-Man.” That was aspirational – and it came true. Movie director Bob Persichetti says, “I can’t now imagine anyone else being that voice.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Miles Morales, Bob Persichetti, Shameik Moore, 12.09.18

You Eat What They Eat

Creative images of ocean fish with plastic waste in their bellies will inspire you to think about the environment. Sea Shepherd: “Plastic trash is flooding our oceans. Help us to clean up.” Also check out: You Eat What You Touch
Tags: Design, Inspiration

Fruscella And Moore: An Important Find

“We are rewarded with an hour of their music that until now has been all but unknown.” – Doug Ramsey
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Moore, Fruscella, 12.08.18

Is Russia Engaging In A ‘Covert War’ Against Its Own Youth, And Their Favorite Musicians?

Well, possibly. For instance, rapper Husky has had recent concerts cancelled by the government – and when he performed outside for his audience, he was arrested and convicted. An electronica group whose concerts were also cancelled says, “The order to exert pressure on us is coming from Moscow.”  – BBC
Tags: Art, Music, Russia, Moscow, Husky, 12.08.18

Tales Of Doomsday Eros

“Why not acknowledge the MLFs, masochists, rapists, sadists, animal fuckers, and fisting fetishists, among other artisans of debauchery, with one helluva good read.”  – Jan Herman
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 12.08.18

As The Field Museum Revamps, It Starts To Ask Exactly Whom Its Native American Hall Is For

The remodel of the Native North American Hall is overdue (at any natural history museum), and it’s vital. The hall hasn’t changed since its inception in the 1950s, and it’s a mess. How will the Field Museum do it right? “The renovations are taking place under the guidance of a robust advisory committee made up of contemporary Native American tribal leaders, scholars, artists, historical society representatives, and cultural caretakers.” (And it won’t remain stuck in time for 65+ years, either.)...
Tags: Art, Chicago, Audience, Visual, 12.07.18, Native North American Hall

Art Basel Miami Beach: Cracks in the Glittering Facade

Against the backdrop of a skidding stock market, declining endowments and a cooling of luxury real-estate values, another private museum announced its birth.
Tags: Art, News, Finances, Philanthropy, James, Gagosian Gallery, Perez, Alberto, Berkowitz, Basel Miami Beach, Art Basel Miami Beach, Turrell, Jorge M, Art Museum of Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach (Fla, Ibarguen

Some Essential Reading, According To Actor John Leguizamo

The actor found out his son was getting bullied at school about their heritage – so he created a stand-up show, got it on Netflix, and is now promoting some top-quality books about Latinx history so other kids don’t have to experience the same thing. Here’s his holiday shortlist of books (that, yeah, Americans should already have read).  – 
Tags: Art, Netflix, Words, John Leguizamo, 12.08.18

Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass the First OGN for Series

Recently released is Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass, the first original graphic novel for the franchise (which has already expanded from comics to original prose novels). It’s written by Lilah Sturges and illustrated by polterink with a cover by Alexa Sharpe. The premise is that the five scouts learn about orienteering from their guide, Jen. April quickly gets separated from the group. There’s a mystical compass, steampunk robot butlers, character development — Molly is insecure about her rel...
Tags: Art, Comics, Molly, Lilah Sturges, Alexa Sharpe

Senegal Opens Museum Of Black Civilizations, Funded By China

The  museum, in Dakar, is pan-African and also includes works from the Caribbean. A UNESCO official said, “This museum is a response to the aspirations of African children to better understand their memory and other cultures. It is also an important step towards the realization of an Africa with a strong cultural identity.” – AfricaNews 
Tags: Art, China, Africa, Senegal, Unesco, Caribbean, Visual, Dakar, 12.07.18

Parka Blog Reviews My Book

Parka Blog reviewed my new book. [Author: [email protected] (kane)]
Tags: Art

How Should The Government Collect On A Fugitive’s Wild Shopping Spree?

A Malaysian financier siphoned millions of dollars and then bought everything from a $250 million yacht to a see-through grand piano. “It is one of the largest international kleptocracy cases the United States has ever pursued.It is so expansive that just tracking down, retrieving and maintaining the loot has become a complex multinational operation in itself.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, United States, Visual, 12.09.18

If ‘Widows’ Really Wanted To Be Feminist, Well, It Threw Away Its Shot

Director Steve McQueen and his co-writer Gillian Flynn might say the movie, starring Viola Davis at the head of a very fine cast of badass women, is feminist, or deals with racism and sexism at every level of society, but … well. “Their dialogue starts to read like promotional materials for the newest brand of Feminism Lite.”  – Vice
Tags: Art, Viola Davis, Media, Steve McQueen, Gillian Flynn, 12.07.18

High Culture Without Apologies – What Orchestras Can Do

Colleges and professional orchestras both seem to be declining in relevance and power, but if they work together, much is possible. – Joe Horowitz
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 12.08.18

The Future Of Television

Binge watching? That’s passé. But what’s next isn’t entirely clear. – The Wall Street Journal
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, 12.06.18

Pantone’s Living Coral In the Spotlight — Time to Spread Its “Life Affirming” Qualities Around

Graphic designers and art directors know a lot about color and how it moves people to believe and to buy. Designers know these things because people who study color help them make informed decisions about the use of color for brands and products. For instance, the trend luminaries at the Pantone Color Institure just announced […] The post Pantone’s Living Coral In the Spotlight — Time to Spread Its “Life Affirming” Qualities Around appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Photography, Design, Advertising, Creativity, Content

The Poet Who Wants Americans To Have A Personal Reckoning

Natasha Trethewey has been the U.S. poet laureate, is a Pulitzer Prize-winner, and has a new collection out, and it requests from, and gives back, much to its readers. “Trethewey writes into the sprawling and untold stories in America’s history, giving voice to the forgotten, or the memories at risk of being forgotten.” – BuzzFeed
Tags: Art, America, Words, Natasha Trethewey, Trethewey, 12.08.18

Louisville Ballet Gets Its First Woman Resident Choreographer

Andrea Schermoly becomes the ballet’s third resident choreographer in a smaller ballet company that is newly committed to new work. The South African dancer had worked with choreography in college, and that “ended up being a great background when Schermoly faced a dance career ending injury and was able to turn full time to choreography.” – WFPL (Kentucky)
Tags: Art, Dance, Louisville Ballet, 12.08.18, Andrea Schermoly, Schermoly

Can Belgium’s Africa Museum Overcome Its History Of Racism?

Even its name is a bit of a challenge, but there was far worse in its history. Did a five-year, $73-million remodel change things? Part of the problem: “Most of the collection of over 120,000 items comes from Congo, collected in colonial-era military campaigns, or by missionaries and scientific explorers.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Belgium, Congo, Visual, 12.07.18, Africa Museum Overcome Its History Of Racism

Women Are Funny, But The Grammys Don’t Seem To Know That

This is a year when Hannah Gadsby’s “Nanette” earned rave reviews and made the comedian (as she notes in a joint interview with Roxane Gay this week) unbelievably busy. A year when Michelle Wolf’s epic set at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner made waves – and infuriated the president. “So it’s a shame that the 2019 nominees for best comedy album — a category that now includes spoken comedy and musical comedy — only lauds men.”  – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, White House, Los Angeles, Issues, Audience, Roxane Gay, Nanette, Michelle Wolf, Hannah Gadsby, 12.07.18

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