New Year’s Resolutions Revisited: How to achieve your goals in 2018

New Year's Resolutions Revisited

It’s the middle of March. Daylight savings has begun, warmer weather is on its way and the world around us is beginning to bloom and come back to life. Things are looking up!

Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when many a new year’s resolution begins to fall by the wayside. Those things we were so excited about starting in January become harder to sustain and our resolve to read more, go to bed earlier, exercise more often, etc. is easily broken. This is completely understandable. With so much going on, it’s easy to regress back into old habits — sometimes without even realizing it.

But old habits aren’t going to get us where we want to go in business or in life. That’s why we made the resolutions in the first place, right? Something needed to change so that we could move forward.

In this post, we’ll help you reevaluate your resolutions and outline a few practical tactics you can use to get back on track with your new year goals. Ready to get started?

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Visual Marketing Techniques For Your Business (Part 3)

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Ah, we made it to the final installment of our Visual Marketing series. If you missed part 1 and part 2, make sure to click through and read them as well.

In this series we’ve been discussing the importance of quality design and having an authentic visual representation of your business. Today we conclude by talking about simple videography tips you can use to create higher quality marketing videos, on your OWN, for your website, YouTube or other platform.

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Visual Marketing Techniques For Your Business (Part 2)

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Welcome to part 2 of our Visual Marketing series where we’re discussing the need to visually represent your business in an authentic manner, and how to do it. If you missed part 1 on design, go ahead and start there, we’ll be here when you get back.

Today we’re talking about digital photography. More specifically, we’re talking about some basic tips and techniques you can use to quickly up your photo game and better promote your business.

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Visual Marketing Techniques For Your Business (Part 1)

Visual Marketing Techniques
Alice Achterhof

It’s become apparent over the last few years that quality design and an authentic visual representation of your business are essential to success. And it make sense… we live in a culture where what we see helps dictate what we think and feel.

Take Minnetonka, for example, a footwear brand specializing in handcrafted moccasins. Everything on their website, from the color scheme to the chosen fonts, screams comfort and make me feel like cozying up to a fire, hot cup of cocoa in hand, a pair of warm slippers hugging my feet.

The truth is, the “look” of your company is important. The design of your website, your product packaging and social media posts, even the uniforms worn by your employees all help tell your customers a “story” about what your business stands for, the quality of your products or services, and more.

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What You Don’t Know About Multitasking

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If you’ve read any kind of productivity advice over the last few years, you’re probably aware that, despite our propensity for it, multitasking limits the amount of work we can get done at any given time. In fact, recent studies have even shown that multitasking:

    • Can decrease productivity by up to 40%.
    • This loss of productivity costs businesses an estimated 450 million dollars annually.
    • Multitasking can temporarily reduce IQ levels by 15 points.

But that doesn’t stop us… In a here-today-gone-tomorrow world where everything should have been done yesterday, we can’t help but answer emails during conference calls, surf the internet while we watch TV, or listen to music while we’re cooking dinner.

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Advanced search and organization options

easy-galleriesAs your CleanPix library grows from just a couple hundred files to thousands or even tens of thousands of files, the time it takes to search, organize or access those files can increase as well.

CleanPix offers advanced search and organizational abilities to make it simple to find and select files for inclusion in your galleries and to make sure you have the right files ready to go at a moment’s notice.

Your account includes an inclusive select-all feature that works across multiple pages and between searches, a robust tagging system for rapid cross referencing and even reverse keyword search options to remove results that match a particular term.

Besides the basic keyword search which already uses your file’s metadata, you can also use the following advanced look-up syntax:
• title:“asset title” – Search for your term only within the title metadata
• tag:“tag name” – Search for files tagged with that name
• uploader:“uploader email” – Search for files uploaded by a specific account profile
• no:tags – Display all assets that have no tags yet assigned
• no:galleries – Display all assets that haven’t been assigned to a specific gallery

Check out these advanced search for yourself in your own account or contact us with any questions. We’re here to help!

Streamline media requests with authorized email!

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The team at CleanPix is constantly working on enhancing the usability and convenience of the service. We are happy to announce you can now save authorized emails and domains to automate your managed media requests.

Linking a managed gallery to your online press room is one of the fastest ways to enable visitors to view all of the great content you have available while maintaining control over who has download rights. CleanPix notifies you when a new request comes in and when you review and approve a request, CleanPix sends that user unique access to download those files.

Now, there is an even more convenient way to ensure that requests from trusted email domains automatically have access. Here’s how it works:

1) Add an authorized email to the list inside your account preferences
2) The user of that email then makes a media request as usual
3) CleanPix retains the information from the media request for your records and automatically sends an access link to download the request files

Please contact us  for more information about how your team can take advantage of this great new timesaving feature.