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Brad Hawkes

Brad Hawkes

Brad is our Content Marketing Manager. He’s unusually keen on all things communication and has spent the last decade dabbling in digital marketing and honing his skills as a copywriter, translator, and presenter. He’s always looking for simpler, clearer ways to say things and loves helping people craft quality content and get their message across. He also makes a fine cup of coffee.

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May 25, 2017 / 

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Reasons to localize images: lessons learned from big brands and small startups

Communicating well with customers means speaking their language, and that doesn’t just mean investing in a translator. Getting the words right is a good start, but we also need to make sure we’re using the right visual vocabulary and choosing pictures everybody can understand. That’s where localizing comes in.

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May 22, 2017 / 

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Overused stock photos that might be making your work look bad

When stock photos are good, they’re really good. But when they’re bad, they’re bad. Really bad.

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May 18, 2017 / 

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Struggling to find images to fit your presentation?

Nothing ruins the perfect presentation quite like a predictable stock photo. But what’s the alternative? Finding royalty-free photos that fit and still making deadline is no mean feat. Enter crowdsourcing – it enables companies to access to the world’s most creative people, and in turn, images that are sure to stop any audience from snoozing.

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May 16, 2017 / 

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Why you should consider crowdsourcing brand images

It’s said that over the last decade around 85% of the biggest global brands have used crowdsourcing for things like generating ideas and building awareness. At Pickit, we’re also witnessing how crowdsourcing can play its part in producing some pretty impressive brand images. Here’s a few things we’ve noticed, and a some reasons we think jumping on the crowdsourcing bandwagon makes a lot of sense.

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May 9, 2017 / 

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How to keep your image bank fresh with new ideas

If there’s one thing that often gets overlooked during the annual spring clean, it’s the company image bank. Tired, stuffy images and dated duplicates have a way of lurking in the deep dark corners of company servers and digital asset management systems.

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April 20, 2017 / 

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What's the secret to great content marketing?

Newsflash: the world of advertising is changing. Rather than passively consuming, today’s millennials, teenagers, and older generations are actively engaging with content. With nearly all media now being social, there are infinite ways for consumers to engage with a brand. This amped engagement can be a real asset to your company.

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April 18, 2017 / 

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6 critical factors for crowdsourcing success

Crowdsourcing success doesn’t appear out of the blue. To get the most out of your campaign you need initiative, trust, and a keen eye for detail. Not to mention a bit of crowdsourcing know-how. 

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April 6, 2017 / 

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What kinds of visual content are trending right now?

If you're reading this, it's a safe bet that you know that images are not only a nice added touch, but in fact crucial for getting your message across. Great advertising and content marketing require high-quality images as part of the package that wins your audience’s trust. But while there is a full spectrum of different types and styles of content marketing, there are also some trends happening in this world.

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March 21, 2017 / 

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How crowdsourcing is helping people cooperate

Crowdsourcing is transforming what it means to cooperate. With millions of potential collaborators at our fingertips, we can now work with the people we’re inspired by on the projects we love. It’s a simple concept, but one that’s making the idea of cooperation more exciting than ever before.

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March 13, 2017 / 

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Why crowdsourcing should be your new best friend

Your budget is tight, your team is overworked, and you don't want to go the usual freelancer route. So how can you nail your creative project and still make deadline?

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Awards


Award winner for People's Choice category. 2018 Office App Awards

Award winner for Best user experience category. 2018 Office App Awards

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