I often hear the internet being compared to a rabbit hole – people complain that they get sidetracked when they are meant to be doing “productive tasks”, and fall into the rabbit hole of the internet. If people are doing it anyway, wouldnt it be nice if they were stuck reading/watching YOUR published articles/videos/other content?
Insight, advice, news and chit chat
Every time we do one of our own newsletters, it’s a huge team effort and requires a combination of our planning, concept, illustration, writing, coding, formatting, and attention to detail skills. One of our clients is Simantov, and having seen how we do ours, decided they would like us to take care of theirs too! So far, we have done four, and we love them. Below are the headers and the footers and links to the full versions. Enjoy!
In addition to running my amazing design agency Top Left Design, I am also sometimes a teacher for French MBA students at INSEEC “Sup de Pub” in their London campus. It’s a way of “giving back” and I try to get my students to help some of our clients- a win win situation when they can look at real life businesses. And others, I give them the full creative freedom of invented projects – meaning they save chasing down clients for the actual working world!
For each of my classes I split them into 5 groups – and then give each a brief for the students to work through over the next few classes. I wanted to show you some of the wonderful work they have been doing with these projects – including some cool infographics!
Trust me, we hear this all the time.
Everyone is busy. I am busy – running a business, working with my team, meetings every day, and an overflowing inbox. And I keep a consistent presence on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram. They are a part of my life. And I don’t think I am superwoman or anything but thanks for the compliment!
I recently had a meeting with a lovely independent film producer who had produced a fantastic film which he was looking to raise money for. The film was borne out of true passion and a whole lot of hard work – and it is at the stage where the film can be watched (I went to a preview of it – amazing movie) and needs financial boost to get the film finished and out there.
Film fundraising is a lot of effort and it feels like you are hitting a brick wall – when the creating of the project in itself was such a big task, people can feel they are running out of steam and their efforts are meaningless if they cant get together that final funding.
It’s time to make those website changes that have been weighing on your conscience. They will take thought, planning, and time, but the longer you procrastinate, the harder it will be. 2013 is history, and now we are full speed ahead in 2014. Here at TLD we are committing to helping people get up to date and ensure they are fully equipped for reaping the rewards only a certain type of website can give them.
What does December usually mean for businesses? What’s the general consensus? Despite pretenses, a lot of people spend it wishing the year was over, trying to finish things, and guiltily remembering their best (and unfulfilled) intentions from the beginning of the year. What a waste! (Oops – I was trying to give an objective viewpoint, and my opinion snuck in there!).
The last days of 2013 also mean a diary filled with parties, and a mad rush to get things done in 3 weeks instead of 4.
Across the country the sound of this statement:
“Let’s review this in the New Year”
You may remember the story of The Walrus and the Carpenter from Alice in Wonderland. One of the movies I used to watch over and over when I was young was the Disney version and I loved this bit when the Walrus told a story to the unsuspecting oysters about “cabbages and kings”. It made the oysters engaged and they all followed him out of the water.
Some of our clients find it hard to get their head around the word “Blog”.
People say “we dont need a blog – can we have “Latest news” instead?
In essence a blog is the same thing as a “Latest News” but better! So much better!
We want our clients to be happy – so they choose ultimately what they will call their links! Let’s explore this in a bit more detail.