Sales Techniques, lead generation and more

5 Effective Old-School Sales Techniques.

A Simple 4-step digital marketing plan for busy entrepreneurs | Millo.co.

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Give yourself every chance! Ensure you have the tools ready to hand! All very good pieces of advice. Acquiring new leads, then new clients or customers may be a happy accident at times, but it is generally the result of effort. That effort is aided by having useful bits and pieces in your overall armoury. Hence what you find below – the Souvenir Principle:

Print and digital – design for the small business

The Importance of Print Design for the Internet Age.

For any small business it is often the case that major online campaigns are not an option. Certainly a simple or basic website may be on the table but print remains something they can use:

– shop or office posters

9 Clever Visual Tricks Behind Iconic Poster Designs | WIRED.

– brochures available to pick up in the office, retail outlet, through the letterbox etc, see the post concerning the ‘souvenir principle’

The souvenir principle – marketing | f4mmedia.

If print is a major idea for you then perhaps you could think about expanding it and create brochures and catalogues available online or via e-mail campaigns. Digital print design – creating e-books or e-zines are of real use, real advantage for even a small business.

rising setting. – check out my very own e-zine.

You can also have a look at my e-books via slideshare and scribd:

My presentations.

Futurhood Av on Scribd | Scribd.

Using such tools as InDesign gives you the option to easily create for either option – print or online distribution. But with all of this you do need to pay serious attention to your design.

The 10 Commandments Of Typography – Airows.

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The 5 Steps to Visual Branding ~ Creative Market Blog.

Colour is another area of real importance. Colour speaks to your intended meaning, emotion and a whole raft of psychological pointers.

20 Best Color Tools For Web Designers.

How do colors affect purchases? Infographic.

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Sit and think – which colour speaks to you in the way you want to speak to your hoped for clients or customers.

Packaging Plays and Important Role | Desizn World.

The Crazy Evolution of Major Brand Logos | Desizn World.

Social Networking in the 1600s – NYTimes.com.

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Here are some of the materials I have produced for you to use – or just ask me …

f4mmedia (f4mmedia) – Sellfy.com.

Free Texture Packs for Webdesign | The DesignPin Blog.

GraphicsFuel | Premium & Free Graphic & Web Design Resources! – 10 Web Design Trends For 2015.

 

 

f4mmedia available materials

f4mmedia’s DeviantArt gallery.

Beyond the blur « colours heard.

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f4mmedia (f4mmedia) – Sellfy.com.

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coloured grunge backgrounds 1 | 33.5MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

coloured grunge bg 2 cover

coloured grunge backgrounds 2 | 29.9MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

polygon | 29.3MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

radials cover

radials | 3.4MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

electric ingenue cover

electric ingenue | 32.6MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

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f4mmedia Stock Footage | Royalty Free, Instantly Downloadable | MotionElements.

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snakeskin | 10.8MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

cover arty blurs

arty blurs | 10.7MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

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polygonal backs | 191.3MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

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polygonal blur | 30.2MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

Choose the Right Images for Your Brand

How to Choose the Right Images for Your Brand.

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f4mmedia (f4mmedia) – Sellfy.com.

Brand Design Tips | Building Your Brand Identity: From Logo….

The Ultimate Guide to Color Theory for Designers.

In terms of your brand and your marketing – what is it that you are trying to express? Does it give the right picture? the right emotion?

What sort of design style or schema are you looking for? What fits?

All sorts of things are roughly in style at the moment:

– a lot has been said about flat design, minimalism, the move away from skeumorphism

– a lot is coming to be saif about material design, a sort of offshoot from flat design but very much a case of google adding itsown twopence worth

– big picture backgrounds are useful for some people

– geometrics, polygonal backgrounds or details/textures/patterns have their uses

– blurred backgrounds and blurs as details have their fans

– musch use is made by some of badges, retro and even vintage stylings

10 great websites to find free stock photo.

f4mmedia Stock Footage | Royalty Free, Instantly Downloadable | MotionElements.

skin cover

snakeskin | 10.8MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

cover arty blurs

arty blurs | 10.7MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

polygon cover

polygonal backs | 191.3MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

polybacks1

polygonal blur | 30.2MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

f4mmedia f4mmedia on deviantART.

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Graphic Design – materials, resources, ideas, more… « colours heard.

10 great websites to find free stock photo.

Beyond the blur « colours heard.

Design trends 2015, colour, print and more

Print still has its uses. The flyer or the brochure you take away for later. That paper or card in your hand can remind you of something you have forgotten, if it can do it for you then it can for your potential clients and customers. The business card reminds you who you need to ring. Yours gives the hand you just shook some numbers to punch a little later.

93 Outstanding Rack Card Design Examples for 2015.

Top Brochure Designs | How To Make Your Brochures Into ….

It is useful if you can make current trends in graphic and web design work for you. Something new in your business – add something new on the design side of things. If you have a serious offer being made – use it as a lead in to a new styling.

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Picking the Perfect Colors for Your Brand.

Colour is one of the basics, one of the foundations of both the branding process, the result, of course, being a fully designed and articulated brand, with a suitable setting.

Colour has its psychology but it also has its fashions. As with all such things, these can be followed, used to inform, or simply ignored. Take a moment and think it over!

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TypeTalk: Trending Fonts | CreativePro.com.

You need to make your font/s work for you. The choices you make in terms of typography send their own message. They say something as important as what is written – what you say, how you say it, the shape of it all, the detail.

f4mmedia (f4mmedia) – Sellfy.com.

radials | 3.4MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

Finding suitable materials saves time. Take a look at what we offer via Sellfy. There is a variety of materials on offer – some free.

15 Graphic Design Trends for 2015 | Creative Drum | UK.

Infographic: Continuing and New Design Trends in 2015.

Graphic Trends for 2015 | CardPrinting.us Blog.

What to Expect in 2015 from WordPress Themes.

Design Trends of the World – USA | Conceptstore Design Studio.

35 Funny Ads and Print Advertisements for your inspiration.

TypeTalk: Trending Fonts | CreativePro.com.

f4mmedia Stock Footage | Royalty Free, Instantly Downloadable | MotionElements.

snakeskin | 10.8MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

arty blurs | 10.7MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

blurs proper | 4.4MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

polygon variety | 29.3MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

New Design Trends to Watch for in 2015

5 Design Trends to Watch for in 2015 :: Design :: Lists :: Paste.

15 Graphic Design Trends for 2015 | Creative Drum | UK.

10 Quick Tips for Re-Designing Your Website as Per 2015 Trends | Articles | Graphic Design Junction.

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Material design is one of the new trends at which people are looking. Afew things to help along the way are some downloadable items – see the links below and have a look around.

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stock images, textures, backgrounds and more « colours heard.

Graphic Design – materials, resources, ideas, more… « colours heard.

 

f4mmedia (f4mmedia) – Sellfy.com.

coloured grunge backgrounds 1 | 33.5MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

coloured grunge backgrounds 2 | 29.9MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

polygon | 29.3MB .RAR file – Sellfy.com.

What is material design? 10 pioneering examples | Econsultancy.

The Best Of Material Design, daily – MaterialUp.

10 Awesome Examples of Material Design.

7 Crucial Web Design Trends to Look out for in 2015.

10 Best Free WordPress Video Player Plugins – Designsave.com.

Top 10 Colour Schemes/Palettes for Web Design 2015 – Geeks ZineGeeks Zine.

Be Material – One Page Bootstrap Responsive HTML Template – CreativeCrunk.

Web Design Trends + Graphic Design Trends 2015

Web Design Trends And Graphic Design Trends For 2015 – Creative Beacon.

50+ Sites to Get Original Free Stock Pictures for Your Designs | Design for Founders.

The Psychology of Color in Branding – Designorate.

4 Web Design Trends that Won’t Last in 2015.

40 Web Design Blogs To Follow In 2015 | Elegant Themes Blog.

Best Internet Marketing Tips | Cracking The Code Of Internet.

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Are Your Web Design Clients Hopelessly Trapped in Old Designs? – Vandelay Design.

10 free online marketing tools that every “hands-on” marketer should use – Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice.

Web Design Trends To Look Out For In 2015 | Elegant Themes Blog.

TypeTalk: Trending Fonts | CreativePro.com.