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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!

3/23/2017 - Memes don't just look good on the internet, they also look good on your eyelids
While some of us struggle to apply eyeliner in a way that won't make it look like our eye is topped with the Rocky Mountains, others out there are busy making makeup masterpieces. And by masterpieces, we mean memes. Makeup artists are painting the internet memes we all know and use onto eyelids. Do memes actually make for flattering makeup? We aren't sure, but we do know that the results are impressive as heck. SEE ALSO: Come see the beautiful makeup that people are applying to their thighs for some reason "If you know how I feel, why would you say that?" -@KimKardashian pic.twitter.com/75ouDcUlPd — Alexis (@_aleeexiis) March 17, 2017 Read more... More about Instagram, Twitter, Makeup, Memes, and Conversations view more…
Source: Mashable

3/23/2017 - This 'Time' cover will give you a reality check about Trump's America
A lot has changed over the past five decades, but Time's latest cover? Not so much. For the magazine's upcoming April 3 issue, President Donald Trump was interviewed about "truth and falsehood in his career," which, as we can guess from his first few controversial months as president, is bound to be interesting (to say the least). Time revealed the issue's cover on Thursday, which reads: "Is Truth Dead?" in a powerfully large red font atop a black background — a "typographical homage" to the magazine's "Is God Dead?" cover published on April 8, 1966, a.k.a. the first ever Time cover without an image. Read more...More about Interview, Media, Magazine Cover, Twitter, and Conversations view more…
Source: Mashable

3/23/2017 - Drake's new album has inspired a whole lot of Google searches
It's a learning ting, eh. Drake has had a very busy week. He released his 22-track 'playlist' More Life last Saturday night and shattered records for both Apple Music and Spotify after its release.  SEE ALSO: The reunion that shocked Nicki Minaj fans on Instagram But Drizzy's new album is doing more than getting fans moving to his beats, it also has been giving them plenty of new words to look up.  According to Google Trends, in the days after More Life released, the search trend for three words from the playlist have skyrocketed: Blem, Gyalchester and Giggs.  "Blem" and "Gyalchester" are both tracks on the plalist, where Giggs is a London-based rapper who is featured on multiple songs. Still, apparently all three are new terms to listeners. Read more...More about Dictionary, Drake, Watercooler, and Watercooler view more…
Source: Mashable

3/23/2017 - Royal Jordanian Airlines just trolled America's 'laptop ban'
What to do on a flight with no laptops? One of the affected airlines has, um, a few ideas. Via the Department of Homeland Security, the Trump White House just banned electronic devices bigger than a phone on specific flights originating from specific airports in eight (very specifically) Muslim-majority nations.  SEE ALSO: HP recalls 101,000 laptop batteries that could catch fire Royal Jordanian Airlines is one of the most affected. And to help passengers pass the time on those long, trans-continental flights without opening their laptops, they decided to come up with some ideas...that come in the form of trolling, directed right at the United States government. Read more...More about Trolling, White House, Ban, Airplanes, and Royal Jordanian view more…
Source: Mashable

3/23/2017 - Lindsay Lohan's prank show sounds terrifying in the best way
"I'm back, bitches," says Lindsay Lohan before introducing her new reality prank show The Anti-Social Network. On the show, Lohan will take over someone else's social media for 24 hours and watch the results unfold through hidden cameras. SEE ALSO: Lindsey Lohan claims she was profiled in an airport while wearing a headscarf Former teen star Lohan has been laying low for a few years, surfacing periodically to write a Mean Girls treatment or speak with a strange fake accent. "Everybody knows you should never leave your phone lying around, especially near me," Lohan says in the show's first trailer. If the person Lohan is puppeteering completes three challenges, they could win prizes.  Read more...More about The Anti Social Network, Lindsay Lohan, Television, Entertainment, and Entertainment view more…
Source: Mashable

3/23/2017 - 3D Printing The Next Five Years by Naomi Wu aka Sexy Cyborg
This is a guest post in our series looking at the future of 3D Printing. To celebrate 5 years of reporting on the 3D printing ... view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

3/23/2017 - Markforged targets FFF 3D printing success with Adaptive Bed Leveling update 
In an update to the cloud-based Eiger 3D printing software, MA based Markforged has taken the next step to assuring all 3D prints are equal from the start of ... view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

3/23/2017 - Coobx launches patent-pending EXIGO 3D printer, bringing LIFE back to the dead zone
Based in Lichtenstein, Coobx has just launched their new EXIGO 3D printer. The EXIGO uses patent-pending Light Initiated Fabrication Technology (LIFT). LIFT, says Coobx, allows for ... view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

3/22/2017 - 3D Printing The Next Five Years by Amy Davey of North Bristol NHS Trust and Renishaw
This is a guest post in our series looking at the future of 3D Printing. To celebrate 5 years of reporting on the 3D printing ... view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

3/22/2017 - Georgia Tech researchers use salt to 3D print bone-like and conductive components in DLP
Research from the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, demonstrates a method combining 3D printing ... view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

3/22/2017 - 3 Degrees of Inspiration: Steph Davidson, Scott Gelber & Mason Lindroth
In the latest edition of 3 Degrees of Inspiration, explore work by Steph Davidson, Scott Gelber and Mason Lindroth. The post 3 Degrees of Inspiration: Steph Davidson, Scott Gelber & Mason Lindroth appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

3/20/2017 - Designing for Translation: 5 Tips to Get Your Projects Global-Ready
Creating work at a global scale presents unique challenges. Check out these 5 tips when designing for translation and multilingual projects. The post Designing for Translation: 5 Tips to Get Your Projects Global-Ready appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

3/20/2017 - How 10 Design Champions Benefited from HOW Awards
Discover how entering HOW design competitions like the Promotion & Marketing Design Awards helped the businesses and careers of these creatives. The post How 10 Design Champions Benefited from HOW Awards appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

3/18/2017 - NatGeo’s Twitter Powered Chalkboard Robot
So for 2017 SXSW again became the home of experiential marketing, from huge VR installations to things like this… National Geographic’s “Genius” Twitter Powered Chalkboard Robot. The Twitter Powered Chalkbot turns selfies turned into art in a recreation of the iconic “Genius” (that’s Albert Einstein) inventor’s “chalkboard.” So visitors to SXSW got to submit their [...] Related posts: A Facebook Data Powered Robot Bartender Robot Origami: Self-Folding Robot Awesomeness Puma: Introducing The BeatBot Racing Robot view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

3/18/2017 - Design Spaces: Tips for Fostering Creativity in Your Agency’s Office
Alicia McVey, Chief Creative Officer of Swift, offers lessons learned about design spaces that foster creativity following the agency's revamp. The post Design Spaces: Tips for Fostering Creativity in Your Agency’s Office appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

3/17/2017 - Free Font of the Week: Tenor Sans
Welcome to Free Font Friday, where we showcase our favorite free font finds! This week's font is Tenor Sans by Denis Masharov. The post Free Font of the Week: Tenor Sans appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

3/10/2017 - Game of Thrones: Facebook Live Stream Event
Ok so, it seems there were a LOT of angry people talking about the FB live stream of a Game of Thrones season reveal, which at one point… have 130,000 people watching the ice melt. So in case you missed the big event. Here it is! Enjoy. Related posts: Blizzard: Stream Your Gaming to Facebook Live Game of Thrones: Interactive 360 Intro Credits Apocalypse Live: Walking Dead FB Live Game view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

3/7/2017 - LEGOLAND: A GPS Adventure Game
If you live in America, then you’ve probably heard of Legoland and their new GPS adventure game built for kids, and back seat drivers. The real-time GPS linked adventure game app lets kids unlock missions, play advanced location based trivia and more all as they learn about the world around them inside the game. A [...] Related posts: Biskrem: An Interactive Instagram Adventure Land Rover: An Instagram Adventure Story Target: An Epic 360° Halloween Adventure view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

3/2/2017 - Apocalypse Live: Walking Dead FB Live Game
Here is the world’s first Walking Dead promo that’s shot in real-time. Created by the guys at Achtung!, the promo is actually a real-time Facebook Live game where people watching can help shape the story as it plays out with two famous Dutch YouTube Vlogger stars, in an abandoned and a barren wasteland, surrounded by [...] Related posts: Chatroulette: Live First Person Zombie Game Game of Thrones: Facebook Live Stream Event Mila: The Live Fish Pack Experiment view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

2/25/2017 - Audi: Enter The Sandbox VR Experience
Audi is asking you to enter the sandbox with an amazing new VR driving experience, combining a physical installation with real-time virtual reality rendering. The experience invites the big kid in all of us to enter the purpose-built sandpit and create a customised track before the sand is carefully scanned by a depth-sensing camera, from [...] Related posts: Nike: Hypervenom YouTube VR Experience AUDI: The “Duel” Presidential Debate Ad Audi R8 “Commander” Super Bowl 2016 Ad 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