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51 SEO Best Practices

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In 2018, there were 1,630,322,579 websites on the internet. Some of these websites are inactive, but more than 200 million are fully functional. However, search engines don’t always display all…

The Ultimate Guide to Business Marketing on LinkedIn

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If you're looking to grow your business, attract new talent, and build your brand, LinkedIn marketing can be a game changer. Personally, we are addicted to LinkedIn and love discovering…
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What Is Blanding?

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We are in the most fast moving period of time, ever. Think about it – the first smartphone arrived on the scene a mere 25 years ago, and every few…
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15 Amazing Fonts for PowerPoint

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If you’re trying to exude professionalism in your PowerPoint presentation, it probably feels like you’re pretty limited in your font selection. At the same time, you don’t want to be…
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Top 10 Principles of Leadership Communication

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In any business, leaders must be able to convey their vision and ideas in ways that drive action and promote teamwork. As such, the best leaders are able to inspire…
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7 Examples of Effective Brand Storytelling

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When experts talk about effective brand storytelling, they usually name drop technology and athletic industry giants – Apple, Nike, Uber, Adidas…the works. While it’s not wrong to praise these companies…
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8 Creative Ways to Use Riddle for Your Business

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If there’s one thing that every marketer wishes for, its consumer engagement. A consumer who is invested in your content, and resonates with your offering, is a sign that you’re…
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How to Choose the Right Brand Name

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One of the hardest parts of building a company is choosing the perfect name. It’s all too easy to mess it up. We would give examples, except you probably wouldn’t…
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The Ultimate Guide to Accelerated Mobile Pages

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AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) is a Google and Twitter based open source project that drastically decreases the webpage loading time on mobile devices. It’s estimated that over 53% of mobile…
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The Definition Of Brand Equity (And Why It Is So Important)

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The term ‘brand’ has become increasingly important and is synonymous with high-quality, enhanced user experience and prompt service. This is why branding has emerged as an extremely powerful marketing strategy…
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What is Google Tag Manager and How Does it Work?

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Digital marketing thrives on data and analytics. No matter what the type of website – eCommerce, a personal blog, or a small local online business – it’s essential to understand…
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Ultimate Guide to Contact Forms

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Creating contact forms might not be the most interesting part of website design, but the execution plays a role in a number of important big-picture factors. Well-optimized forms can increase…
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How To Create A Brand Strategy

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Let’s face the facts: if you want your business to succeed, you need a compelling brand strategy. There are no two ways about it. Still, despite its importance, many business…
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What is a Minimum Viable Product and Why is it Valuable?

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Entrepreneurs and innovators are always looking to create products that can help solve specific consumer problems. This is why extensive market research and analysis goes into the creation of a…

56 PowerPoint Presentation Ideas To AMAZE

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You have a massive powerpoint presentation next week. You know your topic, but you can't decide on the best structure to win your audience over. You need a clever approach…
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75 Awe-Inspiring Motion Graphics Examples

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Motion graphics are excellent tools that explain complex ideas in a short amount of time. With 85% of internet users watching videos online, they can keep your audience engaged with…
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The Ultimate Guide to Retargeting

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Do qualified customers leave your website without contacting you or completing a purchase? Then you should strongly consider retargeting. The average customer needs to see an offer 7 times before…

Attraction Marketing: How To Stand Out From the Competition

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How do you bring customers to your business and convince them to use your services? Does it all depend on your offerings, or are there other factors influencing them? The…

11 Ways To De-Stress At Work Without Sacrificing Productivity

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Working in marketing almost always comes with a hefty serving of stress. Whether it’s a conflict with an internal stakeholder, a looming deadline, or major business changes...rarely does a day…
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7 Proven Facts About Non-Verbal Communication

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At every office, non-verbal communication is the big elephant in the room. Your co-workers know that they need to master it, but hardly anyone actually discusses it. Shockingly, non-verbal communication…

The Ultimate Guide to VR Videos

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Virtual Reality (VR) can transport you inside a luxurious car for an instant test drive, allow you to visit your dream vacation destination, help you learn how to perform a…

25 Examples of Rhetorical Strategies in Famous Speeches

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After studying the most memorable moments from some of the world’s most powerful presentations, I have the answer to creating an emotional connection with your audience: rhetorical strategies. Think back…

52 Creative Infographics That Will Inspire

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Need More Design Inspiration? Check out some of our favorite design inspiration sites or browse the 2019 print design trends in our very own Ninjawards! Or better yet, why not skip the thinking and dive…

The Ultimate Guide to Call to Action Buttons

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Ultimate Guide to Call to Action Buttons The Call to Action (CTA) button is arguably the most important aspect of any website, and there are a lot of subtle things…

16 Strategies Used by Pitch Deck Designers

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Do you have an innovative business idea that you're pitching to Venture Capitalists (VCs)? Well, believing in your abilities and having a confidence that your ideas will definitely see the light…

8 TV Shows and Movies that Inspired Virtual Reality

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8 TV Shows and Movies that Inspired Virtual Reality Like many of the inventions we use every day, virtual reality started out in the realm of science fiction. While VR…

Valentine’s Day Cards Made For Creatives

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Each year we craft custom Valentine's Day Cards. In 2017 we made Valentine's Day cards for Virtual Reality. In 2018 we made Valentine's Day Cards for Graphic Designers. And this year…

2019 PRESENTATION DESIGN TRENDS

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2019 Presentation Design Trends – Ninjawards Each year, Cubicle Ninjas’ reviews the industry’s creative highs and lows to publish a curated list of notable efforts in each specialty. Think of…

2019 PRINT DESIGN TRENDS

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2019 Print Design Trends – Ninjawards Each year, Cubicle Ninjas’ reviews the industry’s creative highs and lows to publish a curated list of notable efforts in each specialty. Think of…

2019 WEB DESIGN TRENDS

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2019 Web Design Trends – Ninjawards Each year, Cubicle Ninjas’ reviews the industry’s creative highs and lows to publish a curated list of notable efforts in each specialty. Think of…

2019 VIRTUAL REALITY TRENDS

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2019 Virtual Reality Trends – Ninjawards Each year, Cubicle Ninjas’ reviews the industry’s creative highs and lows to publish a curated list of notable efforts in each specialty. Think of…

2019 FILM & MOTION GRAPHICS TRENDS

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2019 Film & Motion Graphics Trends – Ninjawards One of the core ninja principles is to always question the status quo. Each year, Cubicle Ninjas’ reviews the industry’s creative highs…
2019 Branding Trends

2019 BRANDING TRENDS

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2019 Branding Trends – Ninjawards One of the core ninja principles is to always question the status quo. Each year, Cubicle Ninjas’ reviews the industry’s creative highs and lows to…

2019 AUGMENTED REALITY TRENDS

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2019 Augmented Reality Trends – Ninjawards One of the core ninja principles is to always question the status quo. Each year, Cubicle Ninjas’ reviews the industry’s creative highs and lows…

2019 APPLICATION DESIGN TRENDS

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2019 Application Design Trends – Ninjawards One of the core ninja principles is to always question the status quo. Each year, Cubicle Ninjas’ reviews the industry’s creative highs and lows…

2019 360 VIDEO TRENDS

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2019 360 Video Trends – Ninjawards One of the core ninja principles is to always question the status quo. Each year, Cubicle Ninjas’ reviews the industry’s creative highs and lows…
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5 Fabulous Free Font Sites

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5 Fabulous Free Fonts Sites You Need To Use   I’ve got a little confession to make: I’m an obsessive font nerd. With that out of the way, I’m sure…
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15 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Be Used In Marketing Today

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Artificial Intelligence is among us. We already use it more than we realize. Make one quick search on Google and you’ve just participated in perhaps the most powerful form of…
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Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Construction App Examples

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8 Examples of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Construction Apps   Are you looking for the latest and greatest augmented reality and virtual reality construction apps? Well, look no further!…
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9 Graphic Designers Everyone Should Know

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While they might not get the same level of credit as famous painters, directors, or musicians, today’s elite graphic designers are still rock stars in their own right. The impact…
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Procedural Storytelling And Its Future In Marketing

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What is procedural storytelling and its future in marketing?   Procedural storytelling has completely blown up in the video game-sphere, which has caused people to start thinking about procedural storytelling…
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What Are UTM Codes?

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What are UTM Codes? Of the many advantages of digital marketing, the ability to clearly track a customer's journey from start to finish is the most powerful. Wouldn't it be…
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SMART Marketing – How to Use SMART Goals for Campaigns

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What Is a SMART Goal? SMART goals are a structured way of creating long term goals that increases the likelihood of success. In fact, businesses that implemented the SMART goals…
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Guided Meditation VR for the Oculus Go

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Announcing Guided Meditation VR for the Oculus Go – Available Now! The Oculus Go is the first in a new wave of next generation of all-in-one virtual reality headsets. Its…
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Is Marketing the Most Stressful Career?

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So...Is Marketing The Most Stressful Career? Are you feeling stressed lately? I knew it! It’s incredibly common to feel like you’re burning the candle at both ends…especially as a working…
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Top 10 Sites to Download Quality Royalty Free Images For Commercial Use

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Looking to Download High Quality Royalty Free Images for Commercial Use? Are you a business owner, website founder, a blogger, or a writer in need of some awesome images for…
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The Ultimate Sales Methodology Cheat Sheet

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Which Sales Methodology is Right for Your Business? The ultimate target for any sales team is to exceed their sales quota. But there are numerous ways to sell. In fact,…
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How to Run an Effective Meeting

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How to Run an Effective Meeting 101   What are your meeting horror stories? We’ve all got them! Maybe it was a meeting you attended where the speaker kept having…
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20 Unbelievably Clever Logo Designs

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Unbelievably Clever Logo Designs You probably see hundreds of logos a day — and forget just as many of them! These days, it’s hard to create a logo design that cuts…

102 Marketing Quotes to Inspire

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Need a dash of Marketing Inspiration? Marketing is thinking. The difference between good and great thinking is subtle, but the end results are exponentially different. Reading fresh insights from some…
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13 Impossibly Ugly Mobile App Designs

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Impossibly Ugly Mobile App Designs If you go onto your mobile app store, you’ll see an amazing array of beautiful, well-thought-out apps that are enjoyable and pleasant to use. You’ll…
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Mind-blowing Web Design Facts

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Buckle Up For These 29 Mind-Blowing Web Design Facts Creating a website nowadays is much less complicated than it was a decade ago. Free platforms such as WordPress and paid…
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13 Websites to Inspire Your Inner Creative

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Our Favorite Design Inspiration Sites Have you been feeling a little…uninspired lately? Experiencing a bout of “designer’s block”? Well fear no more, because we’ve compiled a list of design inspiration…
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Virtual Reality Visionaries: 5 Pioneers Who Made VR Possible

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Pioneers of Virtual Reality In recent years, virtual reality has taken a tremendous leap forward from science fiction to an accessible, everyday technology. If you’re a VR creator, you can…
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48 Winning PowerPoint Samples

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48 Winning PowerPoint Samples What makes a winning powerpoint? Can theme design alone elevate content to a "win"? Our designers had these questions in mind when we curated this post…
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The Ultimate Guide to Call to Action Phrases

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The call to action (CTA) is one of the key ingredients of an effective marketing campaign. It’s a tool used to persuade, create a sense of urgency, and raise the…
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44 Good PowerPoint Presentations

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44 Good PowerPoint Presentations Tired of searching for PowerPoint Presentations that aren't ugly? Us too. It can be depressing how boring most powerpoint creative is. In a world where design…
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Orbiting 360 Video Footage: A Proof Of Concept

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Orbiting 360 Motion Video in Action Most of the 360 motion video you see today is filmed with the camera locked down in a static position. This makes a lot…
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40 Creative Presentation Examples and Theme Ideas

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40 Top Creative Presentation Examples Looking for creative presentation theme ideas to inspire you? Our designers curated 40 Presentation Examples to delight. Sourcing the top PowerPoint presentation design samples from SlideShare, effective presentations are…
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10 Original Logos Of Companies You Know And Love

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10 Original Logos of Companies Flashback to These Original Logos of Companies Ever wondered what the original logos of companies looked like in their very beginning? Here's a flashback of…
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Golden Ratio in Design: 3 Ways the Golden Ratio Can Enhance Your Next Presentation

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The golden ratio in design, which you also might know as the golden mean, occurs when a line is divided into two parts, such that the total length divided by…
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6 Hidden Secrets in Popular Logos

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Can You Spot These Company Logo Secrets? These clever logo designs include illusions and hidden messaging. Did you notice any of these company logo secrets before their mystery was revealed?…
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Design Color Theory: 4 Tactics To Drive Results Using Color

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Here are 4 strategies that use modern design color theory to help make your visuals pop. If you’re a gifted communicator but lack a sense of visual design and impact,…
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9 Futurist Predictions that Came True

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What Futurist Predictions Became Reality? Astounding Predictions that Came True Throughout history, mankind has been obsessed with knowing, seeing, and changing the future. Check out these 9 crazy futurist predictions…

Strange Websites That Keep on Drawing People In

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Looking for a creative way to spend a few minutes? The Internet is full of intriguing, addicting, and downright strange websites. We've compiled a list of some of the most…
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Light Field Technology: An Introduction

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A Visual Introduction to the Past, Present, and Future of Light Field Technology   Today's Content Creation Methods Developers use three primary methods to create mobile or VR/AR/MR applications. Each…
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3 Slides All Great Marketing Presentations Need

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Building A Better Marketing Presentation There are many contexts in which you might find yourself giving a marketing presentation. You could be presenting a new product line to regional prospects…
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10 Creative Data Visualization Techniques

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Check out these 10 data visualization techniques that are simultaneously clear, engaging, and memorable. Helping people understand complex data can be tough, regardless of the topic. But when you factor in…
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Pitch Presentation: 30 Startup Pitch Decks That are Worth Gold

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In the information age, good ideas often come along faster than you can pitch them! At some point, it may happen to you — you’ll have an amazing idea, but you’ll…
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VR Customer Engagement: 3 Ways Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing Customer Conversations

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Fact: Virtual Reality customer engagement is set to revolutionize key aspects of sales & marketing. Technological change has become an inevitable part of life. Self-driving cars, nano-technology, and radical new…
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Tips for Better Public Speaking: Are You Losing the Room With These Common Mistakes?

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Public speaking is without a doubt one of the most daunting tasks you could place before a human being. A full seven percent of Americans fear public speaking—an astounding 27…
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Top 10 Signs You Need a Website Update

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10 Signs you Need a Website Update The internet is constantly evolving. With so much change happening so fast, it's easy to fall slightly behind. Unfortunately, this means you may…

124 Creativity Quotes to Inspire

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Inspirational Creativity Quotes Sometimes you need a creativity boost. Maybe your cup of coffee isn't doing it. Or possibly, your day is off to a rough start. All it takes…
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10 Effective Presentation Techniques (If You Want to Annoy Your Audience)

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10 Effective Presentation Techniques (If You Want to Annoy Your Audience) We have all been there. Sitting through supposed quality presentations made by professionals that leave you scratching your head.…
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The Ultimate Post Website Launch Checklist

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Your new website has finally gone live. Now that the project is complete, your work is done, right? Before you get too comfortable, make sure to review The Ultimate Post Website…

Valentine’s Day Cards for Graphic Designers and Developers

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Each year we raise our ninja weapons of design to make Valentine's Day Cards for the creatively curious like us. Last year we made a whole series of Valentine's Day…
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5 More Website Conversion Analysis Tips

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Enhanced Website Conversion Analysis Tactics If you haven’t read our previous article on designing for improving your website conversion, we highly recommend you do so. It’s packed full of pro…
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8 Powerpoint Presentation Tips That are Pure Gold

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PowerPoint Presentation Tips for Everyone No matter what you’re presenting on, you’re faced with the same eternal dilemma: how to effectively convey large amounts of information to extremely visual creatures…
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5 Common Marketing Mistakes

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Identifying Common Marketing Mistakes in Advance No matter what industry you're in, a solid marketing plan is a must-have. With constant change in the marketing world, even the smartest organizations…
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4 Tips for Designing a High-Conversion Website

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Website Conversion Matters No matter your profession or line of business, the web has become an indispensable tool for client acquisition, e-commerce of all sorts, and the general task of…
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12 Marketing Hacks That Cost $0

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Even successful companies can benefit from fresh marketing ideas. If you're ready for a new approach, check out our list of 12 Marketing Hacks That Cost $0. Your business will see results,…
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NINJAWARDS – PRESENTATION DESIGN TRENDS 2018

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The Death of Boring Presentations If you expect your business to thrive, the last thing you want to neglect is your sales tools. Presentations are a marketing staple that can…
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12 Fascinating Facts about Famous Entrepreneurs

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Obscure and Fascinating Facts About Famous Entrepreneurs Everybody dreams of startup success, but not everybody achieves it. We've put together a list of some of the all-time highest achievers and…
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NINJAWARDS – 360 VIDEO TRENDS 2018

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360 Streaming and Real-time Stitching In 2017, Facebook put the power of 360 video production in its users' hands. With the ability to live stream 4k 360 video, anyone with…
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The Ultimate Pre Website Launch Checklist

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The Ultimate Pre Website Launch Checklist Launching a new website can be scary. After all, you've likely invested a great deal of time, effort and money into building the best possible…
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NINJAWARDS – PRINT DESIGN TRENDS 2018

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Retro Returns What's old is new again! Designers are blending nostalgic aesthetics with modern print design principles for the best of both worlds. The result is a distinctive look and…
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21 Startup Myths That are 100% False

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When you're starting your own business, it seems like everybody wants to add their two cents. With so much conflicting advice, it's hard to tell who to believe and one can…
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10 Rebranding Disasters Marketers Can Learn From

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Rebranding is a process every big company has to go through sooner or later. When the rebranding process ends successfully, companies expose their brand to new demographics and typically see…
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NINJAWARDS – FILM & MOTION GRAPHICS TRENDS 2018

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Drone Footage Who knew that your dad's favorite Christmas present was one of the hottest current trends in film? With the advent of the drone, aerial footage has never been…
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15 Things to Know Before Designing a Website

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There's a lot to think about and plan for before starting a website. From the color palette to your keywords, understanding your audience, and the purpose of your site is essential…
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NINJAWARDS – APPLICATION DESIGN TRENDS 2018

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Functional Animation With the growth of digital interaction, animation has become one of the more impactful app design trends. Users have come to expect visual feedback to confirm interactive success…

10 Reasons to Ditch Your Current Design Agency

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So you've been working with a design agency to handle all your creative design and development needs–but how do you know they're still a good fit? Outsourcing design work can…

8 Lies Marketers are Told

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Are you familiar with these marketing myths? The world of marketing is constantly changing. Stay ahead of the curve and check out our handy list of the most common lies marketers…
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NINJAWARDS – VIRTUAL REALITY TRENDS 2018

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Rise of Great Software There are over 1,000 VR experiences on platforms like Steam and the Gear VR. Users of all types can be catered too based on their interest. History…
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Reality Shift: 10 Ways Virtual and Augmented Reality are Changing Business

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Businesses are beginning to realize the power virtual and augmented reality apps have to revolutionize the way their businesses operate. After years of advancements with these technologies, the software is finally…
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NINJAWARDS – AUGMENTED REALITY TRENDS 2018

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The Final Platform The transition from 2D interfaces is the final evolution for creative. One day, we'll live in a primarily 3D world. And those that begin solving these challenges today…
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Top 10 Presentation Tips

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Creating an effective presentation in PowerPoint is only half the battle - really! While we love making beautiful and creative presentations, effective delivery is what will win over audiences. Here…
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7 Marketing Fails to Avoid

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Marketing can make or break a company. And with the constantly changing marketing practices in business, it's imperative for smart organizations to keep up on what works and what doesn't. Check…

NINJAWARDS – WEB DESIGN TRENDS 2018

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Diverse Page Design Gone are the days of single page style web interiors. What was once heralded as consistent, intuitive design is now associated with pre-made templates and lackluster user…

7 Surprising Facts About VR 360 Video

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In March of 2015, YouTube began support for the publishing and viewing of 360 degree video content, launching VR 360 video into the mainstream. But despite the increased access and use…

NINJAWARDS – BRANDING TRENDS 2018

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Responsive Logos In 2017, we saw the rise of responsive logos - visual marks and type that can scale both on and off the web. The result is beautifully seamless…

7 Website Don’ts to Avoid At All Cost

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Creating a website can be an extremely rewarding endeavor - both personally and financially. But be careful! Many people are so focused on the details of the design and content…

10 Reasons Not To Create an Augmented or Virtual Reality App

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Creating an Augmented or Virtual Reality app can be both fun and beneficial to your business. But it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement without weighing…
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Solve Tough Problems Using Creative Design Thinking

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1. Double Check That You Really Understand the Problem! It may seem obvious, but it’s likely the most common error when solving a complex challenge. Often, in someone's eagerness to…
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7 Ancient Wonders of the Marketing World

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We live in a world of self-driving cars, virtual reality, and the Cubs winning the World Series (!). As science fiction slowly becomes reality, it's hard not to be amazed.…
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Top 30 Most Popular Presentations of All Time

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What makes a presentation go from good to great? Our team of ninjas pondered this question in our ongoing quest to create the most beautiful and effective presentations possible. And…
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Top 10 Signs Your Website Is Out of Date

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1. The Number of Visitors is Declining. If you are finding that your visitor numbers are declining, then it may be due to your website just not coming across as…

Crain’s highlights Cubicle Ninjas’ VR Innovations

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Our ninjas are honored to be highlighted in Crain's featuring our work on the first consumer focused health and wellness app in virtual reality, Guided Meditation VR. From Crain's article…
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12 Cringe-Worthy Presentation Techniques You Should Avoid

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The best presentations add value. As a unique individual, there are hundreds of powerful perspectives only you can share with the world. But standing in your way are 12 common…
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The 13 Biggest Fails in the History of Advertising

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1. The Ratner Misunderstanding This gentleman is Gerald Ratner, and in 1991 he made what is probably the biggest advertising fail in history. He was the chairman of a massive…
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Introducing Stickar

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One of our favorite ninja hobbies is to push the boundaries of what's possible. In this spirit, we're excited to launch Stickar! Tired of someone's face? Replace their boring old…
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Virtual Reality Valentine’s Day Cards

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Happy Valentine's Day to all of the ninjas, pirates, and robots of the real (and virtual) worlds! Looking for Valentine's Day Cards for Graphic Designers? We can help there too.…

Ninjawards 2017 – Branding

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Simplification Flat design continues to reign supreme, and in 2016 we saw some major brands adapt to the changing times. Mastercard, for example, redesigned their logo for the first time…

Ninjawards 2017 – Web Design

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VIBRANT COLORS Color palettes are brighter, bolder, and more saturated than ever. These fearless hues often include gradients or high-contrast color combinations for even more impact and drama. SKEUOMORPHIC ELEMENTS While simple, flat…

Ninjawards 2017 – Augmented Reality

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Head Mounted Displays Most augmented reality is tied to your mobile device, but tech like the Microsoft Hololens breaks the chain and frees the users hands to interact with virtual…

Ninjawards 2017 – Virtual Reality

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INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING Apps like The Turning Forest push the envelope of the medium and show how you can turn a movie into a truly interactive piece of art. Virtual reality…

Ninjawards 2017 – Application Design

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Card Layouts Card layouts have been around for a while now, but there has recently been a surge of apps adopting this style. Cards allow for easy parsing of content…

Ninjawards 2017 – Film and Motion Graphics

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Seamless Transitions While hardcuts are just as popular, seamless transitions further immerse the viewer into the narrative. This sample from Lincoln: Luxury Uncovered is a great example of how to…

Ninjawards 2017 – Print Design

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The Spirit of the 90's Whether it's Day-Glo color palettes or an emphasis on retro imagery, the 90's are definitely "in". Just like the 80's had their resurgence years back,…

Ninjawards 2017 – Mixed Reality

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Microsoft HoloLens By far, the crowning achievement of MR in 2016 was Microsoft’s HoloLens. Despite opportunities to improve FOV and the need to find a more marketable price point, the…

Ninjawards 2017 – 360 Video

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SEAMLESS 360 PLAYERS As a 360 Video Production Agency, immersive video technologies like 360 film live or die by their ease of access for regular consumers. With Facebook, YouTube, and WordPress…

Ninjawards 2017 – Presentation Design

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FULL-BLEED IMAGERY Hero images have made their way to presentation design. Largely inspired by web design trends, these slides rarely house in-depth information and instead act as a dynamic backdrop…

Top 15 Tools for Your Website

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Looking Inside a Ninja's Arsenal   Like shadows that dance through the night, Ninjas can be a secretive bunch. This is what gives us the edge. But today is your…

Join the Virtual Reality Revolution

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Innovation in Healthcare Delivery with Virtual Reality Virtual reality (VR) technology isn’t just for fun-and-games anymore. It is being used in healthcare and other industries to solve real-world problems. Instead…

6 Marketing Blogs That Are Worth Your Time

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Be Savvy and Follow These 6 Marketing Blogs As creative ninjas, we are always looking for insight into how to do things better, more efficiently, and even more creatively. These blogs…

Businesses: Dream Big with Virtual Reality

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Virtual Reality for Businesses – 5 Great Opportunities As technology breaks new boundaries every day, virtual reality is quickly becoming a reality for a wide range of businesses. The applications…
How to get a graphic design job

How to get a design job: 250+ tips

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Being a designer can be tough. The core concepts and design applications take years to learn, and often win over learning the business basics of the design industry. While this is wonderful,…

PowerPoint: The Danger of Going Slide-less

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Avoid the Danger. Use PowerPoint to Tell Your Story. Have you ever decided to "go solo" in a sales call, investor pitch, or meeting? How did it go? Did you…

Top 7 Things to Consider When Designing A Website

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Redesigning your website? Here's the top 7 things to keep in mind.   1. Define your purpose for the site and the target audience. Your design, navigation, and content should be…

Ninjawards 2015 – Presentation Design Trends

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  The Death of ClipArt Microsoft has announced the retirement of clipart in favor of a simple online search for creative common imagery. Animated GIFs Animations in your next presentation…

Ninjawards 2015 – App Design Trends

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The iOS App Store has over 1.2 million apps causing a huge shift in the app ecosystem. App users are more willing to download paid apps they know will make…

Ninjawards 2015 – Web Design Trends

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A brand new site or a redesign can do wonders for your business. A beautiful yet functional web design can lower bounce rate, increase page views, and attract more qualified…
Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Guided Meditation Hits The Road

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Guided Meditation, Cubicle Ninjas' first consumer-facing virtual reality app, gained a ton of momentum in 2014. This relaxing virtual reality experience has 17,100+ downloads. According to our calculations, if each user who…
graphic design trends for 2015

Ninjawards 2015 – Print Design Trends

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For the next few weeks we'll be presenting the Ninjawards 2015—a series of 6 design articles covering what’s rad, bad, and the next fad in print, presentation, web, app, branding, and…

35 Unique Ideas for a PowerPoint Presentation

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Another presentation? No sweat! With a list like this, you'll never run out of ideas for your next PowerPoint presentation. Here's 35 ideas for your next presentation for both design…

Cubicle Ninjas speaking about VR marketing at Immersed

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The Immersive Technology Alliance (ITA) is hosting Immersed, a conference for content marketers, technology innovators, and professionals. Immersed will take place in Toronto, Ontario on November 23-24. Over 30 speakers…

The Ninja Guide to Video Marketing: Tips and Expert Advice

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With The Ninja Guide to Marketing, you'll become video expert in under 5 minutes. We cut straight to the chase, so if you think you can keep up—read on! First…

Virtual Reality and Marketing: The VR Funnel of Opportunity

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Virtual Reality is coming. Wait, you've heard this before? Those who've lived through the wide-eyed optimism of the 90's know that this claim isn't new. In fact, the looming explosion…

The True ROI of Design [Video]

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http://vimeo.com/106206626 2 Minute Video The True ROI of Design All over the world, researchers have collected data to find that great design truly does pay off. Most businesses don't see…

The Top 11 Most Thrilling VR Experiences

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Until very recently, if you ever found yourself talking about virtual reality (VR), it was probably because you were cornered by a wild-eyed science fiction enthusiast breathlessly describing the holodeck…

How to Define a Clear Messaging Strategy

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It’s always great to see new and emerging businesses launch into the market each year. According to Forbes.com, there are around 28 million small businesses in the U.S. The unfortunate…

Can Virtual Reality Be Used For Business? Ninjas Weigh In.

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The first time our team experienced the Oculus Rift headset, we were instantly hooked. When Josh Farkas, founder of Cubicle Ninjas, first brought the new headset into the dojo, a…

Measuring the ROI of Social Media [Video]

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http://vimeo.com/97841535 2 Minute Video Measuring the ROI of Social Media A social media strategy should always be tailored to your specific goals. Without them, you won't know how to track…

3 Things You Didn’t Know Ninjas Do

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Ever wonder what goes on inside the dojo? Leave the ninja stereotypes at the door. Here are three ways our ninjas set themselves apart from the rest of the creative…

A Week With Google Glass

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As we’re exploring user interface design for wearable tech we wanted to share our honest impressions of the current state of Google Glass. We’ve had an Explorer Edition Google Glass…

User Interface Design for Wearable Computing

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Wearable computing feels like the modern day Space Race. Every major tech company is investing big in research in an attempt to crank out the “next big (wearable) thing”. As…

How to Blog Effectively in 3 Easy Steps [Video]

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http://vimeo.com/95774321 3 Minute Video How to Blog Effectively in 3 Easy Steps Don't start a blog just to have one or because everyone else is doing it! Start one because…

Guided Meditation for Oculus Rift

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Update: Find the latest version of Guided Meditation VR here! Cubicle Ninjas is always looking for ways to create one of a kind experiences for our customers. When we heard of…

The Importance of Blogging [Video]

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http://vimeo.com/93264123 The Importance of Blogging Don't start blogging because everyone else is doing it. Blog because it can help your company reach a higher goal. In this video, Shannon stresses…

10 Tools Your Marketing Team Desperately Needs

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I’ve heard a few horror stories where a team is forced to use a product— whether it’s for social media, content management, or marketing analytics— without really understanding if it…

The Ultimate 9-Step Website Redesign Checklist

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9-Step Website Redesign Checklist The planning of a website's design depends on two thought processes: the creative side (led by the designer) and the business perspective (led by the client).…

[Infographic] Which Social Media Platforms Fit Your Business

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Choosing the right social media platform for your business is difficult. I can't tell you how many B2B marketers I've met who give up on social media entirely because they…

A 4-Step Guide to Creating Relevant Content

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Writing articles, creating campaigns, and crafting awesome e-newsletters all takes a great deal of time. It's wonderful to see the content you create drive traffic back to your site or…

Fall in Love With HTML5

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To celebrate Valentine's Day, our team designed 4 GIF greetings along with video created in HTML5. You can view and click on all four cards below! They look great on…

4 Ways to Build Better Brand Consistency

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Consistent branding is essential for instant recognition. With all the noise on the internet, wouldn’t it be nice if your brand was highly recognizable and impossible to miss? Staying consistent means higher…

Ninjawards – Presentation Design Trends 2014

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Rad, Bad, And The Next Fad - Presentation Design Trends 2014 Past Ninjawards: Branding, Web, App, Print, Email If you want to be taken seriously like a presenter on TED…

Ninjawards – Print Design Trends 2014

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Print Design Trends 2014 - Rad, Bad, and The Next Fad Past Ninjawards: Branding | Web | App Behold the power of print, and all the good it has done for the world. Don't believe…

Ninjawards – App Design Trends 2014

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Rad, Bad, And The Next Fad - 2014 App Design Trend So far we've covered the latest trends in web design and branding. Now let's take a look at what's hot…

Ninjawards – Web Design Trends 2014

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Rad, Bad, And The Next Fad - Web Design Trends 2014 Like most things, trends in web design come and go. If you're looking for a big change in 2014,…

Ninjawards – Branding Trends 2014

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2014 Branding Trends – Rad, Bad, And The Next Fad A brand's design is all about first impressions. If done well, the execution of a brand can seem almost effortless…

Icon Fonts Explained: Benefits and Pitfalls

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New trends in web development often yield both excitement and disappointment. They provide developers with new ideas and tools to experiment with, but often have very little browser support, which…

Benefits of iOS App Store Videos For Increased Sales

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Clumsy Ninja Makes History With App Store Video.   Last week, Apple introduced the first ever app store video with the game app, Clumsy Ninja. The video offers a one minute…

CNVRS: The New Mobile Application’s Design Process

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When looking for answers to your questions across social media, it can be difficult to find reliable resources to point you in the right direction. Sure, you could turn to…

Google+ Rolls Out Custom URLs

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Have you checked your inbox yet? You may have received an email from Google to confirm your custom Google+ URL, if not soon. ‘Bout time! High-ranking Google+ users have already…

4 Tips to Engage Customers Through Email

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If you think email is a thing of the past, think again. Seriously, look at the tabs you currently have open on your browser. Chances are, you probably have at…

Killing Keywords Softly With Encryption

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The history of keywords (not provided) and where it stands now. In the last few months, marketers have dealt with two keyword research tragedies including the death of Google Keyword…

5 Companies Share Their Social Customer Service Hacks

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Every time a social customer service meltdown goes viral, tons of articles are written with headlines similar to: -What to Learn From 's Social Media Meltdown -10 Tips to Avoid a…

The One SEO Mistake You’re Probably Making

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A Common SEO Mistake We all make mistakes. But there is one common SEO oversight you can fix fast. It's not uncommon for marketers to believe adding more tags is good for SEO.…

Ninja Design Roundup – Best Of The Summer

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Hey everyone! We can't believe Summer is almost over, but we're excited about Labor Day! What are your plans for the three-day weekend? We started doing design roundups back in…

5 Ridiculous Myths About Google+ For Business

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  Google+ for business wasn’t always marketing-friendly. When Google+ first launched in 2011, marketers had their own personal opinion of it. It was lousy, it didn’t attract people, and it…

Ninja Design Roundup – August 23rd, 2013

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In this week's roundup, learn how to master both sides of the brain, boost your design career using Pinterest, and introducing T.G.I Friday's new logo. P.S. thoughts on it? Hate…

Ninja Design Roundup – August 16th, 2013

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                                                      Happy Friday! Any…

Building Relationships: Cubicle Ninjas’ Code of Honor

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We believe a strong set of beliefs is the key to great success. When Cubicle Ninjas first started out, the code of honor was written to set company goals, build…

Is it Time to Deactivate Your Facebook Business Page?

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The Facebook business page is like the grandfather in the social media family tree. If it’s still your number one platform to promote new content, it might be time to…

Ninja Design Roundup – August 9th, 2013

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Coming up with the next big idea isn't always easy. Sometimes you have to dig deep to find what really inspires you. Big ideas come from the oddest places. Just…

[Infographic] The Ultimate Guide To PowerPoint Design

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  PowerPoint Presentation Design Infographic The Ultimate Guide to Using PowerPoint Effectively is the perfect review of the best tips and advice on planning, designing, and executing presentations. 1) Planning Whatever…

How to Give a Presentation Like Don Draper

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Don Draper from Mad Men can definitely teach us a few things about how to give a presentation. So much has changed since someone like him was pitching ideas back…

Ninja Design Roundup – August 2nd, 2013

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  It amazes us how clever people can be. Simple ideas can transform into something epic. All it takes is someone with the confidence to make it happen. But even…

Top 20 Best PowerPoint Presentations

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Looking for the best PowerPoint presentations to inspire you? We searched high and low to provide you with an out of this world list of the best PowerPoint presentation designs.…

Are you seeing a negative shift in your email open rates?

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Don’t panic. Gmail recently carried out a new feature that categorizes your inbox by primary, social, and promotions. Many of your business emails and newsletter could be landing in the…

Presentation Design Roundup – July 26th, 2013

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Since our first Presentation Design Roundup, we have stumbled upon a few more goodies that we're dying to share with you! Here are some awesome resources to help guide you…

The Ninja Files: Graphic Designer Brian Moore

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We're taking a break from talking about PowerPoint presentations to feature another one of our team members! Brian Moore is a Graphic Designer with a strong interest in user interface.…

7 Alternatives to PowerPoint (And Why You Shouldn’t Switch)

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Here at the dojo, we often hear people ask us why we're so loyal to PowerPoint. We've done our research on alternatives to PowerPoint and like most things, there's pros…

Ninja Design Roundup – July 19th, 2013

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Everyday, designers are looking for new ways to stand out from the rest of the crowd. Even if it's writing a sarcastic posting on Craigslist or creating the worst portfolio…

7 Creative PowerPoint Design Tips From a Design Agency CEO

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Creative PowerPoint design isn't always easy. As a designer, it can sometimes be difficult to put yourself in the presenter's shoes. If you're new to PowerPoint presentation design or need…

5 Ways To Ruin an Effective PowerPoint Presentation

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Ever get the presentation blues? It’s when you feel like no one really cares about your presentation and you just don't understand why. It can make planning an effective PowerPoint…

Ninja Design Roundup – July 12th, 2013

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This Week in Design   It's a beautiful day in Chicago! We thought we'd have a little fun on our Ninja Design Roundup today! A few fun illustration blogs,…

Ninja [Presentation] Design Roundup – July 5th, 2013

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This week is all about PowerPoint Presentation Design   We believe that a well executed PowerPoint presentation design can truly make a huge difference! Today is dedicated to ditching the…

Happy 4th of July!

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On Thursdays we often post tips and advice for Graphic Designers and Web Developers. But today we wanted to wish you a very safe and pleasant holiday! What's everyone up…

Presentation Design Methodology: 3 Thought Leading Methods

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Need some help with your next presentation? We've rounded up three of the best presentation design methodologies developed by three thoughts leaders; all known for using presentations to tell a…

Ninja Design Roundup – June 28th, 2013

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This week in design:   If you work in the design industry, chances are you may need a digital detox. For the past week, Fast Company has been promoting #unplug; spreading digital…

Design Advice from Top-Notch Professionals

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The Secret Handshake is a project that involves some top-notch professional designers who share design advice with students and graduates (18-25). It's a great resource to find honest career advice…

7 B2B Blogging Tips in a Nutshell

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Amanda Glandon is the marketing and social media manager for Load Delivered Logistics in Chicago. She has spent over 5 years challenging her social media and blogging skills. Amanda has also…

Ninja Design Roundup – June 21st, 2013

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Design inspiration can be found in some truly odd places like dressing greek sculptures in hipster clothes, creating a "Dumb Ways to Die" animation video as a public awareness announcement,…

The Ninja Files: Graphic Designer Dan Streeting

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Expertise: Illustration, Typography, Animation streetingdesign.com It's obvious why Graphic Designer, Dan Streeting is a ninja. He seriously rocks at everything he puts his mind to. We admire Dan for not…

Can The Art of Storytelling Save Interruption Marketing?

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(This article is part 2 of Content Storytelling 101) The art of storytelling is a strategy that can possibly save interruption marketing. Interruption marketing is a traditional strategy that most…

Ninja Design Roundup – June 14th, 2013

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Don't you just love it when you come across something so amazing, it's totally worth sharing!? We found some really awesome stuff floating around the Internet this week. Here's some…

5 Tips to Improve Graphic Design Skills

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If you’re a designer determined to become the hero of graphic design - the one that can do it all and impress your co-workers with your exceptional knowledge - that’s…

Content Storytelling 101

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“Great stories are subtle. Surprisingly, the fewer details a marketer spells out, the more powerful the story becomes. Talented marketers understand that allowing people to draw their own conclusions is…

Ninja Design Roundup – June 7th 2013

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Even when you're designing super wonderful things, there's no excuse not to take the time to tune in. Just in case you missed it, here’s a recap of some cool…

Essential Marketing Tasks That Ruin Productivy

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The one thing about marketing nowadays is that it can cause major attention deficit disorder. There are so many different strategies, advice, and resources out there to help marketing be…

The Ninja Files: Dana DeJaeger

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Happy Friday! Today we're launching a new ongoing blog feature, The Ninja Files. Every few weeks and always on a Friday, we'll be featuring one of our ninja team members.…

5 Companies Using Vine As A Marketing Tool

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We can’t thank Twitter enough for this amazing and truly addicting 6-second video app called Vine. Even though our team of ninjas only recently jumped on the bandwagon, we've already…

Lessons From 3 Recent Social Media PR Nightmares

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Wow, we have definitely learned a few don'ts when it comes to social media and bad publicity, haven't we? Is it pretty much safe to throw the phrase "bad publicity…

Creative Design Firm Attempts to Make You Believe You’re a Marketing God

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Cubicle Ninjas has recently launched a so-called “super helpful” marketing activity book, The Ninjas Guide to Marketing. The Cubicle Ninjas team believes that big things come in very, very small…

4 Takeaways From Steven Levitt’s SAVO Summit Presentation

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“I’ve never been accused of being proficient at math,” exclaimed Steven Levitt, author of Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics. In front of over 200 attendees at the SAVO Summit in Chicago a…

Sales Enablement Design & Development Framework

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Introducing SalesEnablementDesign.com. Cubicle Ninjas is obsessed with solving visual problems that also happen to be wildly technical. This is why we love Sales Enablement applications. It provides the foundation for companies…

Now Hiring: Entry-Level Web Developer, Web Intern

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UPDATED 5/28/2013: At this moment, Cubicle Ninjas is currently not accepting applications. Please check back for opportunities in the future. In the meantime, Cubicle Ninjas shares valuable content for student…

Now Hiring: Web, Design and Client-facing Ninja Positions

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UPDATED 5/28/2013: At this moment, Cubicle Ninjas is currently not accepting applications. Please check back for opportunities in the future. In the meantime, Cubicle Ninjas shares valuable content for student…

Updated: Now Hiring: Full-time and Intern Ninjas

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Update: They came, they were hired, they are magically delicious. Kind ninja thanks to all who applied. - - - - - - - - - - - - -…

PowerPoint-tastic! Week 5

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Each week, the Fast Track Tools training company and the Cubicle Ninjas design firm work together to publish a template that makes it easier for you to communicate your ideas.…

PowerPoint-tastic! Week 4

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Each week, the Fast Track Tools training company and the Cubicle Ninjas design firm work together to publish a template that makes it easier for you to communicate your ideas.…

PowerPoint-tastic! Week 3

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Every week we share a unique presentation template in partnership with our friends at the Fast Track Tools training company. Our aim is to publish presentation templates to increase your…

PowerPoint-tastic! Week 2

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Each week, the Fast Track Tools training company and the Cubicle Ninjas design firm work together to publish a template that makes it easier for you to communicate your ideas.…

PowerPoint-tastic! Week 1

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Each week, the Fast Track Tools training company and the Cubicle Ninjas design firm work together to publish a template that makes it easier for you to communicate your ideas.…

Introducing: Brochure Ninjas

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Who do you call when you need beautiful brochure design done fast? Introducing Brochure Ninjas. This the 5th website released this year as part of Cubicle Ninjas' weekly website experiment.…

Introducing:Poster Ninjas

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Each Monday, for the past three weeks, Cubicle Ninjas has released a new website aimed at making beautiful design beautifully accessible. We began training with Business Card Ninjas and kung-fu…

Introducing: Postcard Ninjas

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Each Monday, for the foreseeable future of 2010, Cubicle Ninjas is launching a new project aimed at making beautiful custom design painless for the everyday consumer. Today we're launching Postcard…

Now Hiring: Ninjas (updated)

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You're brilliant and we're hiring. Update: The hiring has commenced. The ceremonies are complete. Shiny new ninjas now have their business swords. Thank you to everyone who applied! (Bonus points…

Introducing: Business Card Ninjas

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Cubicle Ninjas' mantra is to make beautiful design for the masses. Today we're launching the first of over ten new sites aimed at this goal. Each Monday, for the foreseeable…

Cubicle Ninjas gets Wooed

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Our friends over at WooThemes have posted a quick interview about the Cubicle Ninjas philosophy, why we love what we do, and why we adore customizing their themes. You'll notice…

70 galleries and articles about outstanding design (Updated)

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Whew! It has been a wonderful few months here at the Ninja Idea Dojo. Even amid the economic turmoil seen across the world, we've seen that Design continues to bring…

Tell me a story

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Businesses are fairytales. They're really unbelievably optimistic when you think about it. People bound to a logo, moving in unison, and held together because of small stack of legal filings?…

Apple Songsmith

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Microsoft announced a new application today called Songsmith. Designed to work the upcoming version of Windows, it is a music program encouraging users to sing as a matching background track…

Your Unlimited Ad Budget for 2009

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I adore Seth Godin. He has the brevity a haiku poet and the mind of a marketing-focused George Carlin. With a few words he can reveal wonder within the most…

Digital Ownership

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When a client asks us the question, "What options are there to host my website?" we usually lie. We say, "You should pay to host all of your own work.…

Lessons learned from Leather Furniture

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Leather Creations Furniture has a dozen locations across the US, though you've probably never heard of them before. I hadn't. Sure, they'd received the Customer's Choice Award for five years…

Small Decisions: Facing Fear

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When people come to a creative company they don't look for the latest editions of Photoshop or Illustrator. In spite of what schools may tell you, there is a surplus…

Business Card Buzz

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A few weeks back we shared our excitement over our snazzy new business cards. Time has passed. Since then our cards have been featured in the Ever-Real Marketing Blog's article…

Work is Life

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"If you want to kill time, try working it to death." - Sam Levonson To those people that tell you work isn't life: You will spend at least 2,080 hours…

The Greatest Compliment

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I was promoting my first novel at a book show a few years back when I received the greatest compliment... When my novel launched I created a series of colorful…

Cultivating Trust with Design

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"Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things." - Ray Bradbury Let's…

When Was The Last Time You Were Perfect?

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While you may have been the world's greatest Mom last summer or someone's ideal role-model for a whole day, the problem with perfection is that it doesn't stick around. Let's…

Hug Your Indecision

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For years now you've unfairly been giving indecision the blame for mistakes. This was wrong. Go ahead and give your indecision a big hug. (Yes, right now. The blog and…

The One Rule of Exceptional Marketing

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So-so marketing lies to your face. It fudges the numbers and preaches tall-tales. It hungers to buy the adspace around us. It invites us to hope for a better tomorrow…

Herding Dinosaurs

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"When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and…

Blaming Doorknobs

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Have you ever walked into a building for the first time and fumbled while trying to enter? Maybe you pushed when you should've pulled and the people around you all…

Showcased on “100 Nice and Beautiful Blog Designs”

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Thanks to our new friends at Hongkiat for featuring our web design for Water Media Publishing in their article "100 Nice and Beautiful Blog Designs". We're honored to be included…

35 Design Galleries and Growing

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Design should work for you. It should sell your company when you're asleep, it should make a tiny start-up look powerful, and it should ensure the phone rings with promise.…

We’re Dropping Support for IE 6!

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If you know about developing rich web content, then you know a common infuriating topic: Internet Explorer 6.0. As a normal web user you may be asking "Why is one…

Can Design Save Democracy?

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Sometimes the creative person in us goes a bit too far in judging our impact on the world. So when the New York Times' article "Can Design Save Democracy?" came…

When Knowledge is Bad

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  Knowledge is wonderful but the people backing it up - well, we're wonderfully flawed. People ignore trends with time, or look the other way as markets shift, and before…

Guest Article on WooThemes.com

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What happens when you take four of the world's best Wordpress template designers, combine their skills, and allow mortals like you and I to enjoy the results? Introducing WooThemes. Last…

Little Big Impressions

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So when I received our new business cards today I wasn't expecting much. But I ended up being pleasantly surprised with how deeply they affected me. Simple, Bold, and dripping…

Showcased in: “10 Great Website Designs using WordPress”

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Our new website is still hot off the presses, but the launch buzz continues! Thanks to our friends at Rubique for showcasing the new Cubicle Ninjas site in their article…

Featured on KillerStartups.com

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Yesterday Cubicle Ninjas was featured on KillerStartups.com. They remarked: "Creative web design is lacking in today’s world of simple websites. These guys seem to have a clear concept that should…

5 Reasons NOT to Update Your Brand

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Even though we're artists by trade, we hate seeing people waste their time and money. The easiest way to do this is by moving forward on a rebranding project when…

5 Reasons to Update Your Brand Today

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1. It looks exactly like the competition. Do you have a blue website? Is it a Sans-serif logo? Do you have cheesy stock images (like the above) instead of real…

User Interface Design of the Future

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Behold, the future of web browsing! Fear its almighty powers and forward thinking omnipresence. Or, um, maybe not. According to it's creators: This is Part 1 of Aurora, a concept…

Quantity vs Quality

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Coding Horror has a interesting article looking at the quantity versus quality debate. Here is an excerpt: Quantity always trumps quality. When it comes to software, the same rule applies.…

10% Chance

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Social media is a new phrase for an old idea. Just like Newton didn't invent gravity (and instead gave a set of rules for people to understand this useful concept),…

Do vs Want

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When I was ten I wanted to become the world's greatest skateboarder. Each day I'd leave my home and practice well beyond midnight. Gasping for breath, underneath the stars, my…

The Product that Everyone Loves

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At this very moment, people are excitedly voting. Young and old are sampling the available candidates, looking for a true standout, and then they're ready to make cast their ballot.…

10 tips for Writing Killer Copy

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What has links?

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Family Feud is a pop culture show that asks contestants what random people on the street would say to generic questions. If you know the answers you feel intelligent, and…

Hello. We’re Ninjas. We create things.

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Welcome to the official Cubicle Ninjas blog! In the coming weeks we'll be sharing many exciting designs, client stories, and first-hand and tips and tricks. But until then we're going…