Influencing Trust Online: How We Make Social Recommendations

Trust in relationships is important. You need to be able to trust your significant other, your coworkers, your doctor — and your social media?

It sounds crazy, but it’s true. More than ever these days, we make purchasing decisions based on what people — often strangers! — say online.

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Meet Hanna, Dowitcher’s Newest Graphic Designer!

Get to know the newest member of our team here at Dowitcher Designs, graphic designer Hanna Lopez Petrini.

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Scam-Stoppers: Google’s Efforts to Protect You from Bad Ads

Let’s face it, there’s an element to online advertising that feels a bit sketchy — like Vegas before the Strip got cleaned up. Maybe it was all those garish flashing banners and tricksy popups of the 2000s that put us off, but there’s still something about an online ad that raises suspicions.

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6 Must Have iPhone Photography Apps

If you’re anything like me, you have your smartphone within arms reach 24/7. You just never know when you’re going to receive a business call, need to look up recent news, or update your Facebook status. Right? Most recently, I’ve noticed that I’ve been increasingly using my Smartphone to take snapshots of my everyday life. [...]

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Have You Created a Call-to-Action for Your Facebook Business Page Yet?

One of your first marketing goals for 2015 was to set up a call-to-action button on your Facebook business page, right?

Right?

Well, in case you haven’t, here’s your friendly, er, call-to-action.

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Why You Shouldn’t Bother With Banner Ads

Since there has been Internet, there have been banner ads. And since there have been banner ads, there have been plugins to block or replace them with something else. Why? Users find them distracting and irritating, and those obnoxious “Dancing Cowboy” silhouettes that filled sidebars and flashed across the tops of pages in the mid-2000s didn’t improve anyone’s opinion on the matter.

Remember those? It’s not just me, right?

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Four Top Sites for Creative Business Cards

Print may be dead, but business cards sure aren’t. In an era that’s seen a decline in traditional marketing materials like flyers, catalogs, and mailers, business cards remain a surefire way to market yourself. These websites offer unique designs that won’t break your budget.

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Art Break: Complicate your Life with a Goldberg Machine

Art Break is back! This month I take a look at the ridiculously complicated Goldberg Machine, named after the artist and inventor Rube Goldberg.

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How to Reap the Rewards of Google & Twitter’s Romance

Have you heard? After a four-year hiatus, the King of Search and the Queen of Social are getting back together.

Google and Twitter recently announced an agreement to integrate tweets into Google searches. Google can technically find and index tweets now, but at 6,000 tweets per minute this “firehose” of data is impossible to crawl and capture without direct access. With the deal in place, Google can [...]

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8tracks: New Kid on the Internet Radio Block

Take a second out from your hectic day and just listen to what you hear right …… now. Well? I bet you caught lyrics of that new Taylor Swift song and now it’s playing nonstop in your head (I’m truly sorry about that) or maybe you’re feeling nostalgic because your favorite 80’s anthem was just [...]

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