Monthly Archives: December 2013

From Goldfrapp to Pink Floyd: How Great Album Covers Tell Visual Stories

Visual Storytelling through Memorable Album Covers from David Deal Album cover design is alive and well in the digital era. However, the role of the album cover has changed. The days are long gone when album cover art served to … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and Justine Sacco

Only on the Internet. As you probably know by now, on December 20, a PR executive named Justine Sacco became an unlikely news sensation when she tweeted a tasteless remark about AIDs, Africa, and race as she boarded a plane … Continue reading

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Micro-Content and Visual Storytelling: Gary Vaynerchuk and Mike Corak Discuss 2014 Social Media Trends

Successful brands will figure out how to customize micro-content — especially visual stories — across disparate social networks. That’s a key take-away from the Econsultancy December 17 webinar, “The Top 8 Trends in Social Media: Opportunities for 2014.” conducted by … Continue reading

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“We Are a Catalyst”: Jeremiah Owyang Discusses Crowd Companies, His Bold New Venture for the $110 Billion Collaborative Economy

If you have ever rented your home or apartment to make extra income while you were on vacation, or if you’ve used a markplace like Lyft to rent a car from someone just like you, then congratulations are in order: … Continue reading

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My Cold-Weather Rock and Roll

Winter has tightened its grip on Chicago. On a Friday afternoon in early December, the temperatures feel like they are dropping by the minute. The sun escapes the chill of the day early, leaving behind long shadows and an occasional … Continue reading

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How Internet Pranksters Such as Elan Gale and Randy Liedtke Take Advantage of Our “Me, Too, Me, First” Culture

Truth is the first casualty in the digital war for attention. Throughout 2013, a rash of hoaxes perpetuated online have reminded us of the fragile nature of credibility in the digital world. So many attention-grubbing pranksters have hijacked digital media … Continue reading

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