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Brad Hawkes

Brad Hawkes

Brad is our Director of Brand Marketing. 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 develop their brand, create new concepts and craft quality content and get their message across. He also makes a fine cup of coffee.

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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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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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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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January 25, 2017 / 

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How can I get people involved in my crowdsourcing project?

There are tons of reasons why businesses would (and should) be jumping aboard the crowdsourcing bandwagon. But while successful campaigns can offer greater creativity, innovation, and publicity for a company, what’s in it for the contributors? And how do I get them invovled?

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January 23, 2017 / 

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What is brand control and how will it make your life easier?

Brand control. It’s a scary term for a simple concept. Your brand is the face of your company. Mess with it and people might struggle to recognize you. Keep it consistent, and you’ll soon build a positive reputation.

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January 2, 2017 / 

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5 steps to establishing brand guidelines

Originally a term coined by cowboys burning initials onto cattle, it goes without saying the term branding has since been subject to some evolution.

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November 9, 2016 / 

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The brand identity checklist

Why is it that groundbreaking products with neverending feature lists laden with USPs don't always make the cut? How can a quality company with a killer app and second-to-none service end up taking an early trip to the graveyard while an inferior service becomes the next unicorn to adorn the startup wall of fame? Well, we'd be pretty silly to try to provide one answer to that, but we're pretty sure brand identity often has something to do with it. 

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October 21, 2016 / 

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7 presentation tips for sharing your creative ideas

It’s a well-known fact in offices all over the world: nothing sucks the magic out of something faster than a poor Powerpoint Presentation.  Throw in a couple of pie charts and a cheesy handshake shot, and suddenly your idea seems less like a creative spark of genius, and more like a corporate snoozefest.

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August 15, 2016 / 

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3 simple steps to making an impression with PowerPoint

We all have to make presentations. Chances are, you also have to help other people make PowerPoint slides too. Usually in order to help prevent them from sending people gently to sleep.

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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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