A look at the pros and cons of open-plan office spaces
Many millennial start-ups and cool advertising agencies have open-plan office spaces. Sometimes these are cubicle designs with partitions dividing up the workspace, and sometimes the design features desks or tables with no screens or dividers at all. Where did the concept of open-plan office spaces come from in the first place?
According to an interesting article by the BBC News Magazine, Read more >
Podcasts have been around for many years, but they never really seemed to be for me. The format seemed tailor-made for road warriors or long-distance runners (of which I am neither). Then, there came Serial. You may have heard of it?
In late 2014, all over social media, my friends and acquaintances were consumed by the “did he or didn’t he?” questions of the murder case at the heart of Season 1 of Serial. Read more >
Going to a conference? Wear your walking shoes and mingle, connect, and be inspired.
Last week, I was at IBM InterConnect 2016, one of the largest technology conferences in the world. It was just me and 23,000 other people—and a lot of walking and talking!
Let’s be honest: conferences are hard.
At this one, IBMers, customers and Business Partners were on the move all day, Read more >
Little-known challenges of advertising
It can be hard to make a turkey look good. Or a roast chicken. And getting the maple syrup to drip off the edge of the pancake just so—that can also be a challenge. Creating great-looking food requires more than being a good cook.
Advertising is a profession with hidden careers—and food stylist is one of perhaps the least known ways of making a living within the estimated $189 billion U.S. Read more >
Making the acquisition transition.
Your job is changing – now what do you do?
An acquisition is hard. And here at DeLaune and Associates, we often see the result when a client is acquired—or when a client acquires another firm.
I know a little about this. Three times, I’ve been on staff of companies that were acquired. Now, the DeLaune team and I often work with others in the same situation. Read more >
Infographics are a great way to add a visual “bang” to your marketing message—because they turn complex data and statistics into a more compelling, memorable format.
But did you know there’s actual science behind why your brain craves infographics? Studies show that it takes you less than 1/10 of a second to understand a visual scene and that color visuals increase the willingness to read by 80%. To really prove the point, Read more >
The U.S. ad business is a $183 billion business, according to The Wall Street Journal. And each year, companies and nonprofit organizations spend a lot of time and effort to try to convince us to buy their products or support their causes. But while social media has given companies new ways to spread their messages, new ad-blocking technologies mean it can be harder to have your message seen. So what can we learn from the best—and the worst—of 2015’s advertising efforts? Read more >
by Sara Rider
New Strategic Plan Sets Educational Goals Crucial to State’s Success
As the year draws to a close, it’s not uncommon to look back at projects you’ve worked on, and also look ahead to see what the impact of those projects may be next year.
In the summer of 2015, we had the opportunity to work with The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as they prepared to bring their new strategic plan to the people of Texas. Read more >