What We're Reading: Facebook, Royal Wedding, Social Networks and 404 Errors.
In the last week, I feel as though I have had ten different conversations about the importance of creative when designing a product, campaign or brand strategy. Regardless of the product you’re peddling, if it doesn’t look good, it won’t go far. My thoughts about having appropriate and attractive creative were only validated when I read that Nicholas Felton and Ryan Case, most well known for the development of Daytum which is an iPhone App that allows you to turn your everyday life into a series of infographics, were joining the Facebook creative team along with Ji Lee and Mark Darcy.
Does this mean that Facebook is finally beefing up their creative standards to make the user interface more appealing, attractive and, dare I say, easy to use? It’s apparent that Facebook has been taking steps in the last year to change their interface, design and services to better serve those using Facebook for the growth of brands, companies and organizations. We’ve all seen the changes, which occur seemingly every week, and I’m not sure the constant change is a solid solution. Finally, it seems that Facebook agrees.
I’m excited to see what kind of creative changes are made with the addition of Felton and Case. I’m hoping for more visual components in the advertising reports.
Noelle: Tweet Not Says the Royal Family
If you were thinking about turning to Twitter for live insider information, photos and more of the Royal Wedding think again.
Loved this article on how to choose which social network is right for your business. Sure you could do them all, but is that the most effective use of your resources and time? This article walks you through the process for determining which networks will work for your type of business.
I find myself in similar conversations with potential clients offering them ideas on ways to increase their exposure. Often folks think they can do a lot of the SEO efforts themselves, and they can, but when it comes to getting it done, that’s a whole other story.
Office Favorite: 35 Entertaining 404 Error Pages
In between the workin’ hard, we often find ourselves giggling collectively as an office at something funny. Yesterday it was a photo from The Chive, today it’s a collection of the 35 Greatest 404 Error Pages. Since we loved them so much, we thought you might, too.