What makes a good brand guideline? – Brandpad – Medium

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Source: What makes a good brand guideline? – Brandpad – Medium

This is a good place to jump off if you have no idea about branding yourself. If you’re a non-designer you will need to be able to communicate between the art technical teams to ensure they deliver a consistent results.

That means everyone needs to get on the same page literally. One single source of truth that is continually updated and relied upon. With out this, good luck!

 

Hosting a Gaming Tournament? Here’s How to Get Organized | eSports Center | Gaming Center | LAN Software | Smartlaunch.com

Source: Hosting a Gaming Tournament? Here’s How to Get Organized | eSports Center | Gaming Center | LAN Software | Smartlaunch.com

 

With major universities now offering esports scholarships, Taiwan recognizing esports as an officially, and some vying for esports at the olympics level, we are all embarking on a journey into unknown future where the competivie gaming space may very well replace a lot of the sports programs we’ve been accustomed to for our entire lives.

Moms don’t want their kids getting knocked out in high speed collisions sports. They also don’t want them getting obese from complete lack of exercise and indulging in convenience foods. Eports lies somewhere in the middle where it’s not exactly a healthy sweat, but at least it keeps Sally and Johnny out of trouble and may even pay their way to a major college.

It all starts out with building the community that supports the culture. We all want it. Lets make it happen. Who’s running tournaments today? What have you learned. Please point us to any reference that might help us out with getting started.

What’s your league? Slap your deetz in the comments below.

There are 7 types of logo designs: but which type of logo is right for you?

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Source: There are 7 types of logo designs: but which type of logo is right for you?

Design for non-designers is an interesting topic for me these days because as someone who declares to have no art skills I often have a need to create little tidbits of graphical content. I have all the industry tools and few helpful add-ons, but I don’t live there and for this reason when I crack open an app I spend WAY too much time dicking around.

I find articles like the above linked article to be very helpful because it gives me greater context to the big picture rather than shooting in the dark with an abstract concept that could entirely miss the target.

All the Vaynerchuck and contemporary guidance is SHIP NOW and CRUSH IT! I don’t think anyone ever hears, spend more time on your logo but let’s face it, choosing an appropriate logo is obviously of incredible importance to your brand’s success.

Hopefully this article helps and please please attach any links to your logo concepts in the comments below. Thanks!

Ultimate Guide to Regular Expressions in Google Analytics

Source: Ultimate Guide to Regular Expressions in Google Analytics

I love this stuff. I love analytics. I even admit to amorous feelings for google and especially their potential for AI. I especially love achieving granular scalpel precision with analytics. Google Analytics let’s use regular old regular expressions to fine tune our reports to show us EXACTLY what’s interesting to our business.

I guarantee you will feel really smart after you master this skill.

For those of us who aren’t programming master regular expressions can be a bit of a daunting topic. Honestly they can be a pain in the ass.

Fortunately I don’t have do much with regular expressions and mostly I’ve found an overall avoidance, but every once I’ll crack open the hood of a particular piece of software and voila, the regex engine.

Believe me that’s never my favorite thing to see in a piece of software, but understanding how this works can bring a sense of calm when confronted with the challenge.

One such place is the google analytics console, a potentially daunting place to begin with if you don’t have much background with backend and data tools. I don’t believe there’s anything hard about it and there’s an abundance of training to get anyone up and running quickly.

Regular expressions are a bit of advanced topic in this realm but never the less an incredibly powerful addition to your analytics backbone.

The linked guide tells you all about it. You’re welcome!

Commuting Time Saved | Matt Mullenweg

Source: Commuting Time Saved | Matt Mullenweg

Why on earth would anyone chose to commute?

Our office recently considered how essential was our physical building? If our success somehow depended on it, would we be able to achieve the outcome without holding a permanent residence?

Ultimately (for the time) we’ve elected to remain in our space. Downtown in our city isn’t a bad place to be. (especially in the summer)

There are indeed physical jobs that require your presence to accomplish the duties. Assembling factory products, flying a plane (sort of), digging ditches etc…

If you’re a knowledge working chances are you live inside technological tools enabled for sharing and collaboration with distributed teams.

If you need to be in the same room with someone chances are it’s because you aren’t embracing the full functionality of tools and/or ground rules for team hygiene aren’t in place for the team to be successful.

With all the co-working solutions available it really doesn’t make sense to keep office space anymore. If you REALLY feel the need to jam in the flesh then there’s plenty of ways to accomplish that when needed. (chances are for a fraction of the cost and with a much lower carbon footprint)

I know this isn’t always a popular opinion viewpoint so it would be great to hear in the comments about your experience.

How many miles would be saving if you didn’t have to leave your house to go to an office everyday?

40 Free T-Shirt Mockups PSD Templates For Your Online Store in 2018

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Source: 40 Free T-Shirt Mockups PSD Templates For Your Online Store in 2018

Starting a drop ship business using shopify and a fulfilment partner like Oberlo has never been easier.

You just sign up for the accounts, link them and your basically done.

Except for the most crucial, which is of course, choosing and designing your myriad of products that you plan to sell.

To make this job much easier, Oberlo has put together this killer list of t-shirt mockup templates and utilities so you don’t have to be a fashion or digital graphic designer to sell a shirt.

The best part about this is the ability to play with your design and see it on a human form. This has proven invaluable in my design process and I couldn’t imagine doing the job without it.

These tools are a lot of fun and you can lose hours and days into exploring, but don’t forget that all that play can convert into great sales when you’ve made a product your customers will really love and use.

Have fun!

On Your Mark, Go to Market

While recently launching this blog and others I’ve been learning about launching and getting traffic starting from zero.

This can be a bit daunting but also I believe the most rewarding to connect with a community at grass roots level.

As I learn more about getting the word out I will post and share any good relevant references here for everyone’s benefit as well.

This isn’t just an aggregation, but a well curated greatest hits to help you not waste your time.

https://academy.hubspot.com/

https://www.hubspot.com/blog-topic-generator?utm_campaign=Offer+-+Blog+Topic+Generator

 

3 Secrets To Writing Blog Posts That Go Viral

5 Content Marketing Tips We Learned From Our Best-Performing Content

 

Free University

Whether you need to get up to speed in a hurry or just have a passion for acquiring knowledge then this list of links might be of interest.

As an emerging manager I had to soak up info at light speed or I would have drowned in the shallow end.

Learning to navigating people and relationships might be the toughest and most rewarding thing in life.

Here’s a fine list I’ve cobbled of some of the best. There’s already enough in this list to last a lifetime. You’ve been warned!

 

…or almost

https://www.manager-tools.com/all-podcasts

https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/best-podcasts-for-management

 

http://www.vpl.ca/ebooks

https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/

https://www.academia.edu/

 

DiY Harvard

http://jfornear.co/diy-harvard-mba/

 

The Personal MBA

http://personalmba.com/

http://www.angelfire.com/amiga/gstroop631/holes.html

http://www.logic-puzzles.org/

http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html

 

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/body-language-for-leaders?trk=eml_ny-ss-rem_learning&fromEmail=true

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/communicating-with-confidence?trk=eml_ny-ss-rem_learning&fromEmail=true

 

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/finding-your-introvert-extrovert-balance-in-the-workplace?trk=eml_ny-ss-rem_learning&fromEmail=true

 

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/gretchen-rubin-on-creating-great-workplace-habits?trk=eml_ny-ss-rem_learning&fromEmail=true