The people at Adobe Creative Cloud Team offer some great advice on creating an awesome logo. Skim the pages of any fitness magazine and you’re likely to see a Nike Swoosh. Glance up at a billboard and you might see Mastercard’s dual circles staring down at you. Do you recognize these brands? Of course. What makes their logos work?
First, recognize a logo on its own is not a brand identity, but just one part of it. Think of all the pieces of your identity together and how they can be aligned visually with your logo to make up a cohesive and effective brand identity.
Whether you’re trying to establish a new brand or get creative with one that’s already well-known, an effective logo is key. Context and style may vary from year-to-year, but the principles and best practices that guide logo design remain unchanged.
When we think about the elements of effective logos, here are some things to keep in mind. LEARN MORE
Source: Adobe Creative Cloud Blog
Image source: Catherine Cronin
Microsoft always lays out the exact dates when it will end support for a version of Windows in the Windows lifecycle fact sheet, available on Microsoft’s website. Here’s what it says:
- Windows 7 is supported with security updates until the end of extended support on January 14, 2020. You must have Service Pack 1 installed to get updates.
- Windows 8.1 is supported with security updates until the end of extended support on January 10, 2023. You must have updated to Windows 8.1 to get updates—the original version of Windows 8 isn’t supported with updates anymore.
- Windows 10 is supported with security updates until October 14, 2025. You must have the latest update to Windows 10 installed to keep receiving updates until 2025. (That’s the Creators Update, right now.)
Microsoft could extend these dates if they want—and they sometimes do—but these are the dates they’re officially committed to at the moment. Microsoft won’t end support before these dates.
Source: How-To Geek
Phill Wess, a Marketing Segmentation Strategist, shares the EXACT steps he used to generate over 1,500 super-engaged leads in less then a week by leveraging Facebook Groups and 7-day challenge.
In one of his previous articles, he explained how he came to love online challenges as a sure-fire way of building a list of action-takers who are ready to learn more about your problem-solving solution.
It’s the end of broken list-building strategies built around boring PDFs and tired video series!
The people who will do your group challenge are the exact people you want on your list, because they are your most likely buyers.
FIND OUT HOW TO LEVERAGE FOR QUALIFIED LEADS
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If you’ve been trying (and failing) for a while to break out of your humdrum daily routine and seize life by the cajones (thank you high school Spanish), you might want to start smaller and see how everything already around you is already interesting and wonderful just the way it is.
In the spirit of those “1,000 Reasons to Be Happy” lists that were all the rage in the 90’s, here’s my simple list of how you can add some oomph into your day, even if you have no special plans or special funds to give your life a jump start. READ MORE
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