Smartpress.com conducted a survey to aggregate the opinion of dozens of the best and most-talented graphic designers in the industry. The results were turned into a success factors/guide document in form of an infographic. The survey included more than 40 industry experts that have 5+ years of experience.
This infographic reveals what the graphic design pros place emphasis and importance on. Whether you're starting out in the field of design or you're a seasoned art director you will find the information useful.
20 Things to be aware of on Twitter
Twitter is often compared to a cocktail party, where friends gather to share information and people connect through common interests. But if you’re late to the party, there’s a good chance you’re going to make some mistakes.
Here are simple and easy-to-fix mistakes that are often made by people who just don’t know any better. (For me, it took having my boss at my first social media gig telling me to watch my spelling and to lay off exclamation points.)
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals….Wouldn't it be nice to have a day for giving back?
Dr. Sarah Petschonek , a Memphian wanted to show [according to her blog] the adventure side of volunteering – the things you find, the places you see, and the people you meet when you open yourself up to the idea of exploring your city and helping others.
In doing so, Dr. Petschonek came up with Mission Memphis: 30 Days of Volunteering where she volunteers at a different place every day in the month of November. Currently she has volunteered for such organizations as BRIDGES, St. Mary's Soup Kitchen and GrowMemphis. (click here to see the entire list)
#GivingTuesday is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.
Giving Tuesday was started by Henry Timms, deputy executive director of the Jewish community center 92nd Street Y, and Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation. Timms began thinking about the concept during the holidays last year, and the idea gained momentum this past spring.
With over 7,000 registered 5013c's in the Memphis area, there are always hundreds of organizations looking for volunteers and donations in your own backyard.
How will you give back today? Tell us in the comments below!
The Impact of Twitter on Journalism
As several digital journalists discuss in this recent video from PBS online series “Off Book,” the endless stream of information shared over Twitter is part of unremitting news cycle that’s having a profound impact on journalism
The world of journalism has changed in the internet era. Newsrooms are significantly smaller now than they were 10 years ago, and news is no longer a once-a-day product, but instead a constant flow of information.
The rise of Twitter brought concerns within the industry and with the millennial generation wanting instantaneous results and news, journalism began to adjust.
Journalists are now faced with the challenge of adapting their roles in this digital era, finding new ways to add value to content and helping to ensure that the internet is changing our worldview for the better.
Are you a journalist or aspiring journalist? Tell me your thoughts below or tweet me @andrewjpg.
Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is another day, one dedicated to the businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country. Small businesses fill our days with the things we need and help keep our communities thriving. Here is some information on the importance of small businesses and the value of shopping small. Please share with your friends and small businesses to help spread the word about Small Business Saturday® on November 24th. Check out the infographic below and the logos on the right and share them to support Small Business Saturday!