Today on KOER Creative I shared a few tips that have helped boost my brand’s social media presence, organically. My three keys are the foundation of every social media campaign I have been a part of and remain consistent even through the evolution of social media. My tips will help organically boost your brand, increase interaction, produce growth and sales.
When using an image, always use a .png for the best possible quality. Make sure your visual content is appealing and professional or it may have a negative impact. Since we can use a variety of visuals to represent a brand, it is crucial to understand how your audience reacts to the content you post. Don’t abuse social media by advertising your business too often. In the same breath, don’t be the guy who talks about himself too much.
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Today I posted a little article on KOER Creative about four traits I find extremely important when considering designers for a project or job. These traits apply both to agencies and freelancers.
Great designers have to listen. They need to understand the context of the project—the purpose, the mission, and the vision. The job of the designer is create a visual representation of what is being said. Miscommunication can become costly endeavors for both parties.
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Navigating the waters of owning my own business has been filled with its share of headaches and joy. As I continue to learn and grow as a business owner, I have begun developing processes and strategies to make my time more efficient.
At the agency, when working on multiple client projects, my mind tends to become quickly disorganized and jumps from project to project until they’re finished. In order to provide the best services for my customers and get the best work from my team, I must be a well-organized and focused leader.
I stumbled across the solution.
Each day, I write down three goals. These goals may pertain to client projects, they may be a business task (such as managing finances, accounts, etc.), or a personal objective. These three goals set the mood for each day. When the agency gets really busy, they tend to be work-related.
This simple step to start each day pays off! The goals help me clear my mind of all the clutter and helps increase my creativity and production.
Managing the agency’s schedule can become a discombobulated mess. So we have began using the same principles when scheduling client projects. This allows the agency to be more effective and give accurate estimates of when work will be completed.
I encourage you to write your three goals each day and see how your productivity and work flow improves.
As the New Year rolled around, I was big on making goals, both in business and my personal life. Today I posted about one of my graphic design goals for 2015 on KanvasGoods.com. Here’s the quote that inspired the goal:
Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. Practice is the thing you do that makes you good.
- Malcolm Gladwell
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I work with a lot of brands, both in the creation and maintenance of a brand. Over the years I have learned there are three keys to unlock a successful brand story. Over at KOER Creative I shared those philosophies and how we implement them at our agency.
We work with brands on a daily basis. Over the years, we have developed a knack for understanding brands and how to develop them. Whether the brand is just beginning, looking to refresh, or just looking to grow, we have honed in on 3 simple keys that lead towards branding success.
Read more at www.koercreative.com/blog.
Since starting KOER Creative in 2013, the agency has seen numerous changes in brand strategy and visualization. Today, I explored those changes and introduce the future as KOER Media is launched.
While in college, I found great interest in leading creative direction. I loved bringing talent and ideas that were beyond myself into a project and creating something great as a team. Although most group projects done in college are far from reality, it prepared me for an idea that would propagate within in the years to come.
Read more at www.koercreative.com/blog.
I am pleased to announce my newest venture (and first online store) KanvasGoods.com has launched today. The shop offers graphic design resources and tools for Photoshop and Illustrator. Future plans include website tools as well.
Birthed out of a longing to create and design in a way that my jobs don’t allow, KanvasGoods.com fills a void within that seeks creative expression and artistic pleasure.
The tools I am creating are tools that I need for client work. I don’t only test the tools, I use them. I am making these goods available to other designers, creatives, and entrepreneurs to help save time and money.
As new products are released, I will announce them here.