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My favourite graphic design marketplace—99designs—have released their first ebook, "Landing Page Design That Sells" and they’re giving it away for free along with three awesome landing page design templates. If you think you would be interested, here’s a link to their blog post with complete details: http://99designs.com/customer-blog/landing-page-design-ebook/ Technorati Tags: 99designs, graphic design, landing page, template

Top 9 email marketing tips from 99designs

by Lee Hopkins on September 6, 2013 · 3 comments

in clippings,marketing

Keep your email marketing as simple as possible. By including a single, clear call to action, you’re ensuring that recipients click-through to your designated landing page. You don’t want them distracted by less important links

A timeline of communications

by Lee Hopkins on August 16, 2013 · 1 comment

in clippings,miscellaneous

It’s fascinating to read and delve into our history, and there’s a gem or two to be found within its walls. For example, I didn’t know the fax machine was patented by Alexander Bain just shortly after Samuel Morse invented the first long distance electric telegraph line in 1843.

I’m collecting articles that deal with social visual communication, along with the tools in the category, like Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, MixBit and others. I hope you find it useful. The magazine is called, simply, Social, Visual.

The weather has not been kind to me: when I am in a position to take some shots, the rain sets in. When I am not in a position to take some shots, the sun shines on this fair earth. Bother. But I took some shots this afternoon up at Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens and […]

There’s pages and pages more of fabulous shots already submitted. Have you submitted your shot yet?

Following a successful first year in 2012, Yellow Pages®’ Capture The Cover photographic competition is back, once again giving locals the chance to have a say in the images that represent their community on the cover of their local phone book and exposing their happy snaps to thousands of residents.

Look around your office or workplace. You may not immediately notice, but for the first time ever, most workplaces have five generations of workers within. As noted in a recent leadership article from Forbes.com, prior years have seen three or four generations at a time, resulting in some differences in work behaviour. But now, with […]

I finished the call and was automatically and nicely brought back into the hangout as though nothing had happened. Very cool.

The recent PRISM debacle has reminded us just how horrible some PowerPoint slide shows can be, EVEN WHEN the topic is so important. One designer decided to rework them — see if you agree they are an incredible degree of ‘better’ after their intervention.   Dear NSA, let me take care of your slides. from […]