We’ve been emmersing ourselves in computers since the late 1970s, and scientists are beginning to identify and learn about the mental, physical, emotional and neurological consequences to our minds and bodies. The impact is significant.
Keeping it real — being genuine — is easily a plus in personal life, but is “being real” just as important to how effectively you can provide brand authenticity?
Design thinking is suddenly very trendy — again. What’s changed, and why now?
Say hello to variable fonts — simpler, more efficient typography that looks better on any screen. The type community is already all over this one, but should a web designer or web copywriter be that excited about typeface? As creative content providers for responsive web design, absolutely!
There are many things that motivate people, but the most powerful motivator of all is fear. Fear of crime, man-made disasters, change, the future, judgement, disease, failure, rejection — the list is endless. It’s evil and dark, but many use fear to dominate and control people. Just look at the campaign of US presidential candidate Donald Trump.
It seems almost all designers who partner with our web copywriting firm have made a solemn declaration to Apple products. In fact, the conviction is so profound, it compelled our copywriters to switch entirely to Macs in 2008. Curious what drives this deep desire and devotion with visual creatives, we asked creative directors in Canada, the US and Europe: Why do designers use Macs?
We live in a world where consumers are starving for authenticity. Meanwhile, businesses continue to serve up homogenous content and brands. Why? To play it safe and fit in with the competition. To inspire and prosper, businesses need to come out of the shadows and reveal their true authentic selves.
Many entrepreneurs love what they do, but they sometimes struggle with work-life balance. While you’re working hard to build your business, to live life fully, you also need to ensure your relationships flourish. That’s why you should learn the five languages of love. It’s a relatively easy way to enrich your life, and the lives around you.
Are you marketing to people or stereotypes? Sweeping generalizations result in crappy marketing campaigns, offend audiences and spark backlashes. So take the necessary steps to keep your personas real and relevant.
Brands help categorize the modern world. Toyota or Ford, Lulu Lemon or Levis, CNN or Fox News? Brands no longer just sell. They correspond with personal ideologies, and reflect our narratives back to us.