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Book Review—The Content Code

By Connie Howard, ETMG VP & Founding Writer   Content is a loaded word. It means a lot of things, and, as it turns out, there’s a lot of it out there. Content marketing is on the rise. Millions of people are adding words, pictures, music, and videos to the World Wide Web, every minute […]

The Interactive Data Visualization of Hamilton

By Connie Howard, ETMG VP & Founding Writer   Here at ETMG, storytelling is important. Visual storytelling is often a faster and more interesting way to help people understand products and services in the technology sector, home to some of the most complex stories around. When we think about data visualization and visual storytelling, we think […]

Giving Back to Clients and Environment through Carbon Offsets

By Nancy Langmeyer, ETMG Writer and Editor   At Envision Technology Marketing Group (ETMG), we believe in giving thanks  – and we have a unique way of doing it all year long in the name of our marketing clients and employees. As a 100% virtual marketing services company and a certified California Green Business, ETMG participates […]

Get the Most Out of Infographics – 3 Ways to Leverage Data Visualizations

By Donna de Leo, ETMG Designer and Art Director   You’ve spent time and energy to create awesome infographics. Now, how can you harness all that effort to maximize your brand exposure? Let’s explore three ways you can repurpose those data visualizations on other channels to connect with an even larger audience. To stretch your marketing […]

The Interactive PDF: To Be, or Not to Be

By Donna de Leo, ETMG Designer and Art Director   The Portable Document Format (PDF) was first introduced in the early 1990s by Adobe. Intended to provide consistency for content creators, designers, and printers, PDFs allowed the exchange of a document between machines, operating systems, and users in a way that ensured that the file would look exactly the same. […]

Editing and Layout: 4 Agreements for Better Documents

By Connie Howard, ETMG VP & Founding Writer   A piece of writing isn’t finished until it’s been edited and laid out, in that order. We know that now, but it wasn’t always so. In the Beginning: Layout and Corrections The earliest documents were copied by monks, word by word, thousands of times over centuries. […]

What’s in a Marketing Collateral Template?

By Connie Howard, ETMG VP & Founding Writer   Any template is a guide. A paper stencil of leaves to help paint a border on a wall is a template; so is a business letter sample format. In both cases, these templates allow their users the freedom to create within a defined and protected set […]

The Case for the Content Editor: Polish Makes Perfect

By Kathy Wilson, ETMG Writer In today’s world of information overload, most of us are tasked with writing for a broader audience than just our personal journal. Whether you’re writing a blog, a newsletter, web content, a technical document, or a piece of marketing collateral, you need to overcome the challenges that writing for various audiences […]

Favorite Giveaways from ASI Roadshow 2015

By N. Storms – Social Media Manager The ASI Roadshow is a gathering of the Advertising Specialties Institute (ASI) suppliers and offers a behind the scenes peek at the latest giveaway trends and the sales merchandising industry. This year’s show brought in over three dozen exhibitors with thousands of different branded promotional products to cover […]

Better PowerPoint Presentation Design: Insider Secrets

by Donna de Leo – ETMG Designer and Art Director One of the things that makes Microsoft PowerPoint such a brilliant software program is that anyone can use it to create a professional presentation. Unfortunately that same ease-of-use is also its biggest drawback. As a visual designer, I’ve worked on some beautiful—but more often dreadful— […]