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Category Archives: Online Tools

Prohibition Typeface on Creative Market

11 Awesome Typography Resources For Beginners

I’m a massive slide deck fan but a complete beginner when it comes to typography and fonts. As part of designing great presentation slides I’ve come across a fair few places to download different typefaces and fonts though. My interest in typography began when we changed the logo at Branded3 and had the option to have the logo as a typeface or an image in client presentations. Since …

6 Tremendous Twitter tools to enhance your tweets

There are a number of social tools out there, offering different functions. Here we take a look at some of the tools available for Twitter.
Buffer
Buffer is an an app that I’ve been using with Twitter for some time now. It gives you the opportunity to schedule your tweets, which is great if you have a lot of things that you want to share but are concerned about overkill. Simply identify the items you want …

Social Commerce Psychology [infographic]

Social commerce is a big talking point at present, particularly now that brand pages have been released across most social media sites – Facebook, G+ and recently Twitter.

This infographic by tabjuice.com gives us some insight into the consumer buying behaviour for social commerce.

Black Friday – who, where, why & what? [Infographic]

Ok, this may be turnng into an Infographic blog but in my defence Black Friday is a trending topic at the moment. So, exactly who’s buying what and for who? This visual from Mashwork gives you the lowdown for the US.

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Top 3 Premium Music WordPress Themes

There are some really eye catching wordpress themes out there for pretty much any genre or niche. Here’s a little top 3  for band or music themes.

Faded Theme
The faded theme by Mint Themes looks great for rock bands and indie bands alike. The theme includes most things that a band would need with a cool rotating banner. $79 for this one.

Tumblr Numbrs: The Rapid Rise of Social Blogging [infographic]

Here we have a fairly funky infographic based on the massive growth of social media blog platform Tumblr. I’m a fan of both Tumblr and WordPress for social blogging, both sites for me offer something slightly different:

Tumblr
I find Tumblr to be very creative and extremely popular with photographers and designers. Although I’ve not really used it for articles yet I do follow some blogs who publish articles regularly. I guess it depends …

How to use Linkedin [infographic]

I couldn’t agree more with Business Insider, Linkedin is certainly the ‘darkhorse’ of all the social media sites that I use. I tend to use Linkedin but without really ever engagaing in it. From the looks of this infographic from expert Lewis Howes I’ve a little way to go yet before I’ve completed ‘boot camp’.

Beware of Google Image Search for Competitions

For those of you using search engines on a daily basis you will be familiar with Google Image Search. Paste in your image URL or upload a picture and Google find visually similar images for you. A great tool particularly if you’re looking to measure coverage or ‘take up’ on any campaigns your brand may have run such as an infographic.

Whilst this tool is undoubtedly useful for marketers, it …

Sell Your Songs Online

For many unsigned artists and bands making money from original compositions can be a challenge. If you’re gigging in bars and clubs many people want to hear mainstream or classic covers, rather than your own songs. It’s always about finding a balance between covers and originals, until …

Online Tools – Making Banners, Flash Ad’s & Buttons

A great online tool for producing pretty much any type of online ad banner possible would definitely be worth a look for businesses with smaller budgets, who perhaps can only stretch to media spend and not creative.

Fear not such a tool does exist in the form of Banner Snack. Simply sign up, or if you’d prefer connect via Twitter, Google ID, Flickr etc and then you’re all set.

The functionality …

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