Social Media Stats for Small Businesses

Here is an excellent article by Phil Mershon outlining some Social – or as I call it New Media – statistics. If you are a business owner, some New Media channels should be a part of your regular marketing strategy.

Read the article here.

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T-shirt Design Contest

A Contest with a Cause 

It has been my pleasure to be involved with a non-profit organization – Fashion Has Heart – that helps aid the rehabilitative needs of America’s Wounded Warriors. One fund-raising venture is an online T-shirt design competition. Basically designs are submitted and voted on by the online public with some cash and prizes going to the top 3 vote-getters. This initiative is named HeartContest and you can read all about it at:

Fashion Has Heart is, a non-profit and non-partisan organization that is committed to honoring and empowering America’s Brave through a variety of unique programs and partnerships. Tens of thousands of troops have been wounded in recent conflicts, many of them suffering traumatic brain injuries, amputations, severe burns and PTSD.

The mission of FHH is to utilize the medium of Fashion and Art to raise awareness and support their rehabilitation efforts – through our dynamic approach of art making, graphic/fashion designing and brand/product development.

FHH is committed to providing unique and direct programs and services that ease the burdens of the wounded and their families, aid in the recovery process, and aid in the transition back to civilian life. FHH Honors the men and women who sacrifice for our country. These service men and women give life and limb to protect our freedom’s and Only through the help of individuals who come together in their communities, can FHH continue to aid this generation, and those to come, with the comfort and support they need.

Maybe think about entering a design. Please consider passing this along to your social network. Together we can make a difference. One design at a time.

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Use caution when using Adobe Creative Suite and OS X, Lion.

I saw this article I’ll link to and felt it important enough to make it available to as many folks as possible. Especially for all us designers out there using multiple Adobe products.

For me, I’m not a big believer in upgrading every time there’s a new version of software or OS. Unless and until I run into client or vendor compatibility issues the money I would spend on upgrades feels a lot better in my pocket.

In a nutshell though, there are a number of issues when running Adobe Creative Suite applications in Mac’s new Lion OS. I don’t get it. Is this another Steve Jobs attempt to snub Adobe? If they’re not careful they may be shooting themselves in the foot.

In any event here is a Macworld article by Jackie Dove explaining the whole situation and solutions. A must read for any designer thinking about, or having purchased OS X Lion.

Click Here to read.

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