I understand that companies are trying to control the costs of class-action litigation. I wonder, though, if this latest strategy is going too far.
Good post here from Fast Company on 10 lessons we can learn from some of the greatest graphic designers of the past century. One of these lessons, using type as imagery comes from Paula Scher, one of my personal favorites.
Samsung is in hot water for retweeting this selfie taken by David Ortiz out to 5.2 million followers. Oriz has an endorsement deal with Samsung. Do you smell a carefully planned mobile/social campaign here? Ortiz claims it was just an innocent selfie that he didn't intend to turn into a promotion. Yeah, right.
If you want to tap into a new resource for sales strategies check out this site. I've found a lot of useful content in the past from the Duct Tape Marketing blog. Now, author John Jantsch has launched a new site to support his upcoming book release. You can read the first chapter there.
We ususally think of using social media to spread brand awareness, engage customers, and drive traffic to our website. We should also consider it for communicating in a crisis. Here's an excellent summary of how GM has eveolved with its application of social media. They certainly need all the tools they can use right now in their latest crisis.
If you have already completed your basketball bracket for the NCAA tournament, you might want to head over to the Fast Co. site where they are holding a competition to determine the greatest living designer. There are four brackets: architect, product, interactive, and graphic design. Vote for your favorites every other day.
The ad for the final season of Mad Men has been designed by the legendary Milton Glaser. If you know his work, you can see where the inspiration came from — his legendary 60's poster of Bob Dylan. According to this article from Fast Company, the similarities are entirely intentional.