• Pinterest: Not Just Interior Design & Cats - There’s Real Money To Be Had

    Think Pinterest, and you might think it’s just a platform for perving over rainbow layered cakes, or watching people try and fail at recreating hairstyles that require scaffolding and a week off work to achieve. The thing is, Pinterest is a whole lot more than that. It’s a money spinner, and one that’s crazily underutilised by businesses. Want to see some facts and figures and some unnecessary caps lock? OF COURSE, YOU DO. Read more

  • You Could be a Better Presenter, Here’s How

    Get to grips with all elements of presenting, from nailing your key messages, to getting quality feedback, designing your slidedeck and tips for the day itself.

    And if you're a fan of TED talks, check out the free video of Aaron Weyenberg that we've included in this post. Read more

  • How to Create Evergreen Content that Builds Your Business

    Content marketing spend is projected to grow at a rate of 10.2% per year, which means opportunities are increasing, but it also means the market is becoming more crowded and more competitive. Using evergreen material as part of your strategy allows you to create content that will sink in and last in such a quick moving market, as our Content Coordinator Kyra Kuik explains. Read more

  • The Schedule is Now Live! Paradise Awaits...

    The SearchLove San Diego 2014 schedule is now live, folks! So let’s see what’s in store this September 11th and 12th for our annual West Coast conference. After all, it’s just 4 weeks until Paradise Point is overun by eager online marketers. If the conference is anything like last... Read more

  • Fingers on Buzzers | Quizzes from Around the Web

    What Q features women in sequin dresses, revolving sports cars, and an audience ready to pass out from the excitement of being on camera? Quiz shows, of course!

    In this post, we share some of our favourite quizzes and tests from around the web. Ding ding! Read more

  • Share and Share Alike: The Secret to Making a Story Stick

    Following his stand out session at June's Future of Comms event in London, we revisit the lessons learnt from Brit writer and producer Stephen Follows who knows a thing or two when it comes to making an online story stick. Read more

  • 6 Reasons to Join us at SearchLove

    It’s six weeks until the first speaker takes to the stage at SearchLove San Diego, ready to share their freshest and most inspiring insights with a room full of ambitious online marketers. Will you be among them? If you’re yet to grab your ticket, take a look at these six reasons why you... Read more

  • Why Letting Go Could Kick-Start Your Creativity

    To make exceptional creative work, we must defy conventions and accept the risk of failure. This was the main lesson shared at ‘ Here London ’ (run by publishing platform ‘ It’s Nice That ’) – a conference I had the pleasure of attending earlier this summer. Whether a creative or a marketer (or... Read more

  • Bridging the Void Between Designers and Developers

    Some say that in the world of web content, designers are from Mars, developers are from Venus and never the twain shall meet. When it comes to content creation, ‘web designers’ are responsible for the visual aspect, which includes the layout, colouring and typography of a web page. Meanwhile, ‘web developers’ take care of the non-design aspects – usually markup and code... Read more

  • The Long and Short of Responsive Design

    This is a guest post from Corey Eastman of design and development whizz kids, Climax Media, the enterprise web architect agency who help both large enterprises and funded startups innovate through connected web platforms. When conjuring up ideas for our Creative month here on the blog, we couldn’t... Read more

  • Expecting the Unexpected: Edge Cases in Web Design

    In 1976, Swiss watchmakers Omega were responsible for constructing the scoreboards for the Montreal Olympics. No gymnast had ever achieved a perfect 10.00, and the IOC maintained that it was “not possible”.

    When creating a user interface, it’s easy to assume that everything will turn out like you expect. Distilled's Front End Developer, Richard Westenra prepares us for the unexpected when it comes to design. Read more

  • How Axl Rose Ended Up Commenting on Our Creative Piece

    When the Guns N’ Roses singer weighed in on the debate around one of our recent creative pieces, we knew we’d made it. Following the success of The Vocal Ranges of the World’s Greatest Singers, we’d like to share a bit about how we got there.

    I spoke to various people in the Creative team to find out about the thought process behind the idea. Read more