It happens to everyone – that dreaded mental shutdown. You go to write, draw, design or build and suddenly your brain has decided to betray you by filling itself with cotton balls. Thanks, brain.
If you have an interest in photography, no matter what your subject or camera, you need to learn the basics before you can use your heart and personality to create great images.
146 years. Imagine being in business for more than a century, and then the tent folds. Nostalgia was in full force last week as we heard about the closing of the Ringling Brothers Circus. Bedlam Farm put it best: “It’s more than a job. It is all they’ve known. These people did not only hear, ‘you’ve lost your job’ tonight. They also heard, ‘you’ve lost your home.’”
Whether we can recite bits of the famous “I Have a Dream Speech” or simply understand the cultural and historical weight it carries, most Americans are familiar with the ideology of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Another email, another eye roll. Do our phones ever stop dinging? When email first made its big debut back in the 90s, it was exhilarating to hear that sweet tone along with “you’ve got mail!” from AOL. Now, you probably hate email; it’s just another chore, another thing to try and keep up with. But, email can be beneficial too, whether it’s a daily e-newsletter to catch us up on world news or a flash sale from our favorite company. We may say we hate email, but it’s absolutely necessary – for customers and for marketers.
Okay, maybe the title of this blog is a bit of an exaggeration. If we really think about it, we could probably make a connection between content calendars decreasing stress, which leads to less heart problems; therefore, content calendars can, in fact, save your life. But, we aren’t here to talk about your health. While a content calendar may not directly save your life, it will save you a lot of time, stress and energy.
Remember the days of your parents reading you a bedtime story? You’d snuggle in with your favorite stuffed animal, and soon, you would drift off to sleep. The world felt right when Mom or Dad read your favorite story. Logos are pretty important. They are the face of your brand and give a glimpse into its culture and values. But, a logo doesn’t tell it all. You can’t expect your customers to understand exactly what your logo is meant to convey. Therefore, we tell stories.