Communicating with clients: 5 tactics for success

When working with a client, there is nothing more important than communication. Everything about the work must be communicated, from you to the client, or the client to you. Effectively communicating with clients leads to great projects and great results. Poor communication leads to poor outcomes and frustration. Take a …

Lessons from the most surprising marketing moments of 2018

Marketing is nothing if not creative, and that creativity can lead to some amusing (and surprising) marketing moments. In some cases, we’re floored by how much an advertisement was able to emotionally affect us. Others impressed us with the artistic direction of a campaign, or by a brand’s deviation from …

A 19-mile-long crack has opened up on the vulnerable Antarctic coast. What's next?

Over a matter of days in late September, Stef Lhermitte watched via satellite as a new, massive crack formed along the edge of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier.  Just last year that glacier shed a Manhattan-sized slab of ice. But that particular iceberg was relatively small. Lhermitte, a geoscientist specializing in …

This service could finally make you 'good with money'

Like exercising regularly or refraining from hitting the snooze button seven times each morning, managing (and inevitably saving) money is one of those things we know we should do but don’t. Numbers are confusing, right? And who would want to spend their free time looking over bank statements and invoices?  But if …

Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech

Responding to Elizabeth Warren’s call to regulate and break up some of the nation’s largest technology companies, the venture capitalists that invest in technology companies are advising the presidential hopeful to move slowly and not break anything. Warren’s plan called for regulators to be appointed to oversee the unwinding of …

Better urban design could improve the lives and wellbeing of millions of people

Adjusting the planning system to put good design at the heart of urban development could lead to a £15 billion boost to the UK economy and improve the wellbeing and mental health of millions of individuals across the UK. The new report, A Design for Life, commissioned by British Land says …

New ‘Dark Ads’ pro-Brexit Facebook campaign may have reached over 10M people, say researchers

A major new campaign of disinformation around Brexit, designed to stir up U.K. ‘Leave’ voters, and distributed via Facebook, may have reached over 10 million people in the U.K., according to new research. The source of the campaign is so far unknown, and will be embarrassing to Facebook, which only …

Making a Statement: The Use of Stacked Text Blocks in Web Design

It is so exciting to examine modern website designs and stumble upon tiny things that developers find adorable. “Tiny details make the difference” – we hear this a lot these days. Indeed, it is true. These small unique solutions and tricks make projects stand out from the crowd. They make …

Half of HR departments plan to offer new employee benefits

According to Gallagher’s Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey (registration required), 45 percent of HR practitioners are planning changes to current employee benefit offerings amid a highly competitive labour market. The survey shows an increasing number of organisations are fully aware of the measurable impact that benefits have on engagement and productivity. …

How to Use Instagram To Increase Your Personal Brand’s Sales

Having a well-planned social media strategy is an important part of building your personal brand online. Using the best platforms to their fullest potential is also important for visibility and sales. Instagram is one of the top social networks today that builds a larger audience and following online, which makes …

The web designer’s guide to managing WordPress sites

Editor’s note: This post is part of our collection on managing multiple WordPress sites. *** Web design projects never begin in a vacuum. Behind each new WordPress site you design for a client, there’s an ongoing business problem that needs to be solved, a pain you can help your clients overcome. …

Auto marketplace CarDekho grabs $110M to double down on insurance and financial services

CarDekho, an online marketplace for car sales in India, has pulled in a new $110 million Series C funding round from a clutch of existing investors to push deeper into financial services and insurance. Sequoia India, Hillhouse and Alphabet’s CapitalG led the round which also saw participation from Axis Bank, …

New WordPress changes that will affect your small business website

Things may be rosy right now with regards to your website, especially if you have a dedicated developer on hand. However, given some new WordPress changes in the pipeline, you might have some adaptive work to do. These changes will affect the platform itself — such as a wholesale change …

A popular WordPress plugin leaked access tokens capable of hijacking Twitter accounts

A popular WordPress plugin, installed on thousands of websites to help users share content on social media sites, left linked Twitter accounts exposed to compromise. The plugin, Social Network Tabs, was storing so-called account access tokens in the source code of the WordPress website. Anyone who viewed the source code …