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Print as we know it continues to morph into a medium that enhances the “not so new” digital marketing and content enriched environments many of us are immersed in. Whether Business-to-Business or Business-to-Consumer, it’s clear that Print has a roll in communicating value, creating a more interactive experience and ultimately supporting the sale, adoption and loyalty so many brands, companies and services seek in today’s global, competitive space.

To continue to thrive as a manufacturer of Print and / or to expand it’s value as part of a larger marketing sale, it’s imperative visual communication firms of today understand the interaction of these mediums and how to maximize their potential for current and future clients. Although daunting at times, awareness, education and taking calculated risks to integrate additional tools into your business will yield the greatest return today and tomorrow.

We will continue to populate this section with relevant RSS feeds, links to white papers, online learning, PPI partner information and other tools relevant to taking your business in PRINT the direction it needs to go to play and be profitable in the future!

9/22/2017 - Here are some good alternatives to Uber in case it loses its appeal
Uber has lost its licence in London but don't delete the app just yet. The car-sharing company is appealing, and during the legal process it's allowed to keep operating.  SEE ALSO: Uber is losing its licence to operate in London, but don't panic just yet However, if you want to be prepared in case Uber opts for the tough line and loses its appeal, here are a few alternative options to the popular app.  Gett Gett is an Israeli global ride-hailing company that is available in Israel, Russia and the UK. After buying Juno, a New York City rival, it operates under the Juno name in the U.S.  Image: gett Read more...More about Uk, London, Uber, Taxi, and Gett view more…
Source: Mashable

9/22/2017 - You'll be able to charge your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X on an IKEA lamp
The iPhone 8 is here. And, so too is a new generation of wireless charging for iPhone users.  For the first time, iPhone users will be able to charge their phones on IKEA furniture without the need for a wireless adaptor.  SEE ALSO: The iPhone 8 is excellent, but not for everyone The new iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X devices all support wireless charging, which means iPhone users will finally be able to make use of IKEA's wireless charging solutions. "Finally, the time is here when iPhone owners can make use of the multi-functional RIGGAD – your phone’s favorite lamp," reads an IKEA statement.  Image: ikea Read more...More about Ikea, Wireless Charging, Iphone 8, Iphone X, and Iphone 8 Plus view more…
Source: Mashable

9/22/2017 - Marilyn Manson interview goes viral and this journalist deserves a gold medal
Someone should give Guardian journalist Alexis Petridis a cup of tea for making it through his interview with Marilyn Manson. I'd call it predictably bizarre, but honestly that's a complete oxymoron in this case. SEE ALSO: Marilyn Manson doesn't mince his words when it comes to Justin Bieber Marilyn Manson is clearly intelligent, and he likes to experiment both musically and socially. He is also quite deliberately terrifying, as Petridis found out first-hand in an interview. I met the great Marilyn Manson. We talked, drank, he flicked me in the testicles and suggested we wrestle https://t.co/mU449gC44Y — Alexis Petridis (@alexispetridis) September 21, 2017 Read more... More about Interview, Guardian, Marilyn Manson, Culture, and Web Culture view more…
Source: Mashable

9/22/2017 - 3D printing news Sliced MX3D, Blackbird Robotics, EOS, colorFabb and ONO
Today’s 3D printing news Sliced features developments in medicine, design, materials and business from: Omegasonics, NuVasive, Stryker, UC Davis, Nuvotronics, MX3D, Eclectical Engineering, Plumen, Carpenter, EOS, Institute of Ceramic Technology, colorFabb, Palermo Astronomical Observatory, Titomic, Apis Cor, Blackbird Robotics, UI Labs, Airwolf 3D and ONO. Validation for 3D medtech and bioprinting Omegasonics, a global manufacturer […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

9/22/2017 - The Vacvvm: An International “Cult” of Illustrators & Poster Designers
Meet The Vacvvm, a creative “cult” that empowers like-minded illustrators from around the world. The post The Vacvvm: An International “Cult” of Illustrators & Poster Designers appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

9/22/2017 - Uber is losing its licence to operate in London, but don't panic just yet
And so it finally happened.  SEE ALSO: Uber is in trouble after yet another sexist promo After months of uncertainties, Transport for London (TfL) has decided to strip Uber of its licence to operate in London.  With a statement on Twitter, TfL said it informed the car-riding app "that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on 30 September." Uber, which has more than 40,000 registered drivers in the capital, has 21 days to appeal the decision. And during that time, it's allowed to operate, so don't freak out just yet. TfL has today informed Uber that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licencepic.twitter.com/nlYD0ny2qo — Transport for London (@TfL) September 22, 2017 Read more... More about Uk, Uber, Licence, Business, and Big Tech Companies view more…
Source: Mashable

9/22/2017 - Netflix blesses us with 'Bojack Horseman' news via grovelling text messages
If you're a fan of Bojack Horseman then good news! You'll get to give your heart yet another shredding. SEE ALSO: Aaron Paul looking confused at a fashion show makes for the ultimate Photoshop battle Yes our favourite anti-hero horse has been renewed for a fifth season, and Netflix found a fun way of announcing it, tapping into Bojack's hatred of network executives. Small though this video is, there's a few classically Bojack details. Bojack's network provider is "HAY - T&T" and his phone is low on charge, a fact that fans were quick to pick up on - of course Bojack was equally quick to respond. Read more...More about Netflix, Will Arnett, Season 5, Bojack Horseman, and Alison Brie view more…
Source: Mashable

9/21/2017 - McLaren Applied Technologies uses 3D printed prototypes to design Project Invincible shield
McLaren Applied Technologies, a member of the McLaren Group best known for automotive production, has used a range of 3D technologies to develop a medical breastplate. Known as Project Invincible, the product borrows features from the McLaren Racing’s Formula racing cars to achieve three key aims, protecting the body from initial impact, transferring the load […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

9/21/2017 - Visiting the National Physical Laboratory advanced materials showcase
The National Physical Laboratory, based in Teddington, south-west London, is Britain’s national measurement institute and the country’s largest applied physics laboratory. While its main purpose is to manage the MSF time signal and provide the government with expert scientific advice, it also provides scientific skills training to everyone from school leavers to postgraduates, and support […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

9/21/2017 - iMakr adds metal 3D printing to growing industrial portfolio
3D printing retailer iMakr has announced the addition of OR Laser’s ORLAS CREATOR to their growing range of additive manufacturing solutions. The ORLAS CREATOR was first unveiled at Formnext 2016, and generated a substantial amount of interest – initially due to the low-price point when compared to existing metal 3D printing systems. Eric Savant, iMakr CEO, […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

9/21/2017 - INL 3D prints safer nuclear power cells
In a bid to develop safer nuclear fuel under the DoE’s Technology Commercialization Fund, Idaho National Laboratory has developed an innovative additive manufacturing process for uranium-based feedstocks. Dubbed Additive Manufacturing as an Alternative Fabrication Technique (AMAFT), the process makes fuel for common light water reactors (LWRs) that constitute approximately 359 of the 449 nuclear reactors around the […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

9/20/2017 - How Kathie Soza Reinvented Herself to Become a Lettering Artist
Kathie Soza’s road to becoming a lettering artist took time and dedication, and a little juggling. It also took change. The post How Kathie Soza Reinvented Herself to Become a Lettering Artist appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

9/20/2017 - Winning Logo Design Strategies from 9 Industry Leaders
The judges of LogoLounge—including Aaron Draplin, Su Mathews Hale, Chad Michael & other industry leaders—offer their best advice for successful logo design. The post Winning Logo Design Strategies from 9 Industry Leaders appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

9/19/2017 - Nike Design Team Develops Color-Rich NBA Uniforms
The launch of the Nike’s official partnership as the on-court apparel designer for the NBA resulted in color-rich uniform designs for all 30 teams, as well as warmup apparel. The post Nike Design Team Develops Color-Rich NBA Uniforms appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

9/19/2017 - 9 Nautical Designs For Talk Like A Pirate Day
Blow me down! International Talk Like A Pirate Day be upon us once more. Here are 9 nautical designs to shiver yer timbers! Arrrgh! The post 9 Nautical Designs For Talk Like A Pirate Day appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

9/16/2017 - Nike: Introducing The NBA Connected Jersey
Here it is. And about time. The Nike x NBA Connected Jersey that connects wearers to highlight reels, the latest scores, player and team stats, exclusive content, training content and more. All by tapping their phone against the label. Boom! It’s all triggered from the NikeConnect logo on Jerseys and shoes, you’ll just need the [...] Related posts: L’Oréal Connected UV Skin Patch Sensors Syrmo: Welcome To Connected Skateboarding The KLM Care Tag: A Connected Device view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

9/1/2017 - Old Spice Launches 2h Invisible YouTube Film
This is perhaps Old Spice’s weirdest experiment yet. And it’s called “Invisible World”, a full feature length 2 hour online film where you can’t see a thing, all designed to promote their new Invisible Spray deodorant. Reminder: You see absolutely nothing in this film, a few words here and there, a glitch of colour randomly… [...] Related posts: Old Spice “YouLand” 8-Bit Facebook Video Game Old Spice: GPS Dream Runner Activation McDonald’s Releases “LOADED” The Social Film view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

8/13/2017 - HEINZ: Instagram Posts You Can Eat
Now this is a cool social play from Heinz. Who’ve launched a campaign called “Irresistible Posts” in Sao Paulo that uses geolocation to target local users looking at Stories in Instagram around lunch time, and serving up delicious burgers made by chef Santi Roig from Underdog Meat & Beers restaurant. The catch was, that if [...] Related posts: Play Bacardi’s Instagram DJ Experience Instagram “Like My Addiction” Campaign Take A Tour Of Intel’s Virtual Reality Lab view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

8/6/2017 - TED Talks: YOLO AI Instant Object Recognition
If you’re into AI then you’re going to love this TED Talk by Joseph Redmon. He works on a project called the YOLO (You Only Look Once) system, an open-source method of object detection that can identify objects in images and video… Think spotting zebras in images to reading stop signs in videos… all in [...] Related posts: Burger King: Facebook Messenger Bot Demo Watch The New Leap Motion “Orion” VR Demo Audi R8 “Commander” Super Bowl 2016 Ad view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

7/30/2017 - Dunkirk: An Immersive WebVR Experience
The new Dunkirk movie is meant to be epic. And EPIC is this: the new WebVR Experience for the feature film. This co-play experience requires two people to play. You can ask a friend to join, or team up with a random player from around the world – your choice! Players become Allied troops on [...] Related posts: Survios: Immersive Virtual Reality Game Demo Meet The Family: A VR Short Film Experience Miyubi: Oculus’ Feature-Length VR Experience view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

12/6/2016 - Invoca Taps Into IBM Watson
Invoca puts AI at the heart of its voice marketing strategy view more…
Source: Direct Marketing News

12/5/2016 - Amazon Is Opening a Grocery Store with No Checkout Lines
Amazon continues its expansion into retail with a grocery store that minimizes purchase friction. view more…
Source: Direct Marketing News

12/5/2016 - Growing Social Media Ad Spend Bad News for Newspapers
New predictions suggest social media and online video may present a threat to both print and digital newspaper offerings view more…
Source: Direct Marketing News

12/5/2016 - The MarTech Bubble Burst
Has the martech industry reached its tipping point? view more…
Source: Direct Marketing News

12/4/2016 - 4 Practical Steps to Align Email Marketing with the IoT
Email is a tested, reliable marketing channel. And it can be made to work with the Internet of Things view more…
Source: Direct Marketing News

2/10/2015 - Avoiding A Retweet Binge
By Rachael Wolensky Have you ever noticed when people you follow on Twitter go on a retweet binge? It can be annoying to seea business or individual’s interests taking over your news feed while you’re scrolling through Twitter. What if … Read the rest view more…
Source: Interactive Media

9/18/2014 - Insights on Switching, Centering, and Gestures for Touchscreens :: UXmatters
By Steven Hoober Published: September 2, 2014 “Touch devices are still fairly new. We’re still developing patterns for interactions and are just now beginning to understand how users understand and employ their touchscreen devices.” While I’ve discovered many things in … Read the rest view more…
Source: Interactive Media

7/21/2014 - Riding the Juggernaut That Left Print Behind – NYTimes.com
David Carr of the New York Times describes his struggle to keep up with reading printed publications in the era of instant news and information: Even if you aren’t one of those people worried about media consolidation — there are … Read the rest view more…
Source: Interactive Media

7/11/2014 - Email Design Reference and Resources
A portion of the CSS reset code used in the templates. by Phillip Simon, @quicmdirector Did you know that the email service MailChimp provides free tutorials and resources for creating HTML email messages? While some of the tutorials are about … Read the rest view more…
Source: Interactive Media

7/10/2014 - Coping with Shifts in Interactive Media Technology
Program Director Phillip Simon discusses adapting to change. Interactive Media Masters Program Director Phillip Simon analyzes how adaptable, inquisitive students can survive and stay engaged in the constantly shifting technology landscape, even a decade from now. This article is adapted … Read the rest view more…
Source: Interactive Media