Project Management

Creating Infographics: 5 Things to Know

by Warren Lutz – Contributing Writer and PR Professional In spite of the proliferation of infographics, many marketers are still avoiding them. The main reason—they’re a lot harder to produce than they look! Yet few tools help companies communicate complex marketing messages as well as the elegant infographic. Stuck at the starting line? Here’s how […]

6 Elements of a Great Email Newsletter

by Warren Lutz – Contributing Writer and PR Professional Because of their low distribution costs, email newsletters can be a marketer’s best friend—yet very few newsletters actually contain “news” or anything else worth looking at. If you want an email newsletter that readers won’t delete, it needs to have these six things: 1. Value. Your […]

Large Format Graphics: It’s Not Just Resolution That Matters

We field a lot of questions about large format graphics, like the trade show signage shown here, and appropriate resolution. Here are some tips for producing larger printed works: Q: I need to create large banners at 16ft x 6ft, that will be displayed above the tradeshow floor at our next show, but the product […]

5 Things You Must Do with Visual Content

by Warren Lutz – Contributing Writer and PR Professional You’ve just spent a decent amount of money getting excellent, original and high-quality photos. There was no doubt a specific reason for getting them; maybe you were putting together a brochure, for example, or a print ad. But it would be a shame if the photos […]

"Are We Done Yet?" – 4 Reasons Why Product Photoshoots Take Time

by Warren Lutz – Contributing Writer   With all the advancements in photo technology in recent years, one might think that getting high-quality product shots would be a breeze. After all, your product just has to sit there, right? And yet, remarkably, product photo shoots often take hours. Why? The short answer is that there’s […]

Photography: 3 Important Elements of a Great Corporate Headshot

By Warren Lutz – Contributing Writer   We’ve all seen corporate headshot photography like this. You’ll be looking at one image, and you’ll notice the normal business attire is being worn, the hair is neatly coifed, nothing appears overtly out of place. And yet, there’s a detectible chill at work here. Maybe it’s the immovable […]

Bringing Your Video Message to Life

By Warren Lutz, Contributing Writer While video marketing can be fast and economical, a lot more work goes into it than simply picking up a video camera and hitting “record.” In fact, the biggest factor behind whether a video is a hit or not is having a plan. Here are several key steps that will […]

Book Review – How To Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck

Reviewed by Karen deVries, ETMG Writer and Blogger Bad video, even mediocre video, gets turned off. Good video is a powerful communications tool. Marketers interested in methods to make sure their video ends up on the good pile will find a wealth of information in Steve Stockman’s book, How To Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck. […]

Project Management: What to Do When You’re Falling Behind

By Warren Lutz – Contributing Writer   Tasks are piling up faster than you can tackle them. One person after another is coming to you with questions and requests for help. Open spots on your calendar are filling up like pepperoni piled on a double pepperoni pizza. Suddenly, everything is taking longer than necessary—because you’re […]