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  • Giffing out with email

    GIFFing out with animated GIFs in email

    Animated GIFs. For years these were the bane of many email designers and programmers existence. In fact when I worked for the Chicago Tribune in 2008, animated GIFs were prohibited for any…

  • Native advertising

    Going native: native advertising vs display ads

    In today’s web connected society, marketers are constantly finding ways to reach consumers online. Display ads used to be one of the most trusted weapons in a marketer’s online arsenal. Sadly, the…

  • Linkined says hello to content

    LinkedIn: Hello content. Goodbye Products tab.

    LinkedIn is revamping how Company Pages interact with members. Beginning April 14, Company Pages will no longer include a tab for Products & Services. Instead, they ask companies to promote their content…

  • Ellen's direct marketing selfie

    Ellen’s Oscar selfie direct marketing to Millenials

    If you were one of the 43 million people watching the Oscar’s this Sunday, you no doubt witnessed the celebrity selfie tweeted round the world. During the 86th Academy Awards, host Ellen…

  • 10 years in design

    Lessons learned from 10 years in design

    Birthdays. A reminder that another year has gone by, and you are another year older. If you’re like me, your birthday is a time for reflecting on the events of previous years…

  • Beat Chiberia with integrated campaigns

    Beat Chiberia with integrated campaigns

    If you’re living in Chicago, you’ve no doubt become acquainted with the phenomenon known as “Chiberia.” Subzero temperatures, powerful wind chills, and inch upon inch of snow, have bared down on the…

  • Twitter? I don't even know her.

    Twitter? I don’t even know her.

    I came to Twitter late in life. While I’ve had an account since 2009, I rarely engaged in the Twitter community. I didn’t fully understand how it worked or what the benefits…

  • JNC Wishes

    A creative wish come true

    What’s your wish for 2014? One of my wishes this year was to work on an integrated project that uses single page web design, as well as animation in emails. As luck…

  • Singel Page Site

    Attack of the single page site

    Along with flat design, typography and large images, single page web design has been trending hard. And so far in 2014, it shows no sign of slowing down. For those not in…