The Goods
Can Writing a Blog Help Your Business?Well hey there, welcome to the Ballyhoo blog! 
It’s still kind of weird for me to be here, actually. Even though I’ve been encouraging my clients to blog for their businesses for a dog’s age… don’t ask me why it’s taken so long to catch on myself. What’s that about the cobbler’s barefoot family?In any case, here we are! And today I wanted to share just some of the reasons why blogging can so helpful for businesses, and get you started on best practices. Pretty pixels are more my style though, so enjoy this infographic. Feel free to share it in your network and spread the love! We’re all in this thing together. I hope someone brought cookies.

Can Writing a Blog Help Your Business?

Well hey there, welcome to the Ballyhoo blog!

It’s still kind of weird for me to be here, actually. Even though I’ve been encouraging my clients to blog for their businesses for a dog’s age… don’t ask me why it’s taken so long to catch on myself. What’s that about the cobbler’s barefoot family?

In any case, here we are! And today I wanted to share just some of the reasons why blogging can so helpful for businesses, and get you started on best practices. Pretty pixels are more my style though, so enjoy this infographic. Feel free to share it in your network and spread the love! We’re all in this thing together. I hope someone brought cookies.

(Source: bit.ly)

About the Author

Reesa is an art school taught / self taught / eyeballs taught designer based in Toronto, Canada, and is the Owner and Principal of Ballyhoo Design. If you like this post, then you may also enjoy more marketing tips and trends via the Ballyhoo newsletter.

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Let’s talk about branding! This is the first in a series of posts that discuss what goes into crafting the most effective brand for you
 
A good logo is of vital importance to successfully branding your business. I’ll give you a sec to let that earth-shattering revelation sink in. 
 
Okay, so we all know that logos are a strong signifier in the “personality” of your brand. At a glance, they communicate your style, your principles… in essence, what you’re all about. 
 
There can be any number of combinations of type styles, colours, icons, or illustrations used in logo design, but when I’m helping a client narrow down the direction for their new logo, I find it the most helpful to sort everything into five categories. Of course, each type has its own advantages and purpose–talking this out with your designer can illuminate what might be best for you. 
  
Logo Design Categories:

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About the Author

Reesa is an art school taught / self taught / eyeballs taught designer based in Toronto, Canada, and is the Owner and Principal of Ballyhoo Design. If you like this post, then you may also enjoy more marketing tips and trends via the Ballyhoo newsletter.

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain--And Why You Should Have One Today

High-performance napping just has this inspirational bent I can really get behind!

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About the Author

Reesa is an art school taught / self taught / eyeballs taught designer based in Toronto, Canada, and is the Owner and Principal of Ballyhoo Design. If you like this post, then you may also enjoy more marketing tips and trends via the Ballyhoo newsletter.

fastcompany:

Good morning!
Here are a few tips to help you be more productive today:
The 25-hour work week, and other radical ideas for better employee productivity 
How your habits become productivity draining
5 smart-but-simple apps that make you happier, healthier, and more productive (really)
Have a most excellent day! 
[Image: Flickr user Cindy Cornett Seigle]

fastcompany:

Good morning!

Here are a few tips to help you be more productive today:

Have a most excellent day! 

[Image: Flickr user Cindy Cornett Seigle]

About the Author

Reesa is an art school taught / self taught / eyeballs taught designer based in Toronto, Canada, and is the Owner and Principal of Ballyhoo Design. If you like this post, then you may also enjoy more marketing tips and trends via the Ballyhoo newsletter.


"Live a quiet life & work with your hands"

"Live a quiet life & work with your hands"

(Source: imnotwordy, via typographicquote)

About the Author

Reesa is an art school taught / self taught / eyeballs taught designer based in Toronto, Canada, and is the Owner and Principal of Ballyhoo Design. If you like this post, then you may also enjoy more marketing tips and trends via the Ballyhoo newsletter.

Etiquette for the Modern Workplace

Loving this poster series on modern workplace etiquette. How to be a productive and considerate colleague when work looks very little like it used to.

With such gems as: “‘Reply all’ is for use only in emergencies” and “Your subject line must match your subject”, (can you tell poor email protocol is my pet peeve?) couldn’t we all use an attractive little reminder from time to time on how to be a pal?

About the Author

Reesa is an art school taught / self taught / eyeballs taught designer based in Toronto, Canada, and is the Owner and Principal of Ballyhoo Design. If you like this post, then you may also enjoy more marketing tips and trends via the Ballyhoo newsletter.

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