Online presentations are the new norm now that more people are working from home. For many of us, moving from in-person presentations to online presentations may bring a new set of challenges to overcome.
If you've ever worked in a Marketing department, you've probably been part of plenty of projects that never saw the light of day. Un(der)used design projects, photo shoots and ad campaigns are all part of the territory, and most of us are familiar with endless ideation and brainstorming sessions that never lead to anything. Not to mention that 67-page brand bible that took three months to write but was never read by a single colleague. Except perhaps a reluctant proofreader.
Recently, we've talked about the several advantages a stock image subscription model offers companies and individual alike, both in terms of financial savings and convenience, as well as 'staying on the safe side' of legal matters.
In this post, we want to delve a little deeper into greater detail into the ins and outs of image licenses and copyright law, as it can be all too easy to get tangled up in a lengthy and potentially costly legal infringement. Unfortunately for some organizations, they've had to learn all this the hard way.
A good presentation can mean the difference between winning the pitch or losing the deal. Between securing the budget you need for next year or dealing with cutbacks. Between educating, informing and inspiring people or putting them to sleep.
In other words, the humble PowerPoint presentation is not to be taken lightly. With enough practice and the right tools, a simple 10-slide deck can create life-changing moments for you, your business and your audience. However, it's surprisingly common in this day and age to still be seriously underwhelmed by most presentations–even those created by extremely smart people working at very successful organisations.
In this practical post, we cover the 5 common presentation fails you can easily avoid with the help of a few simple tips and access to the right images.
Have you ever witnessed a crime scene? A brand crime that is.
It's easy to find plenty of examples of bad branding over the years. What's surprising is that some of the most successful brands in the world continue to clumsily get involved in some high profile 'kerfuffle' with surprising frequency–the impact of which can have long-lasting consequences on the products or the entire company and employees.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 10 years, my guess is you've gotten rid of your VHS collection in favor of HBO, Hulu, Netflix or Disney+. Or perhaps all four. If so, you're probably saving some serious time and money on your entertainment, not to mention the convenience of being able to stream what you want, when you want it.
How many times have you sat through surprisingly poorly designed PowerPoint presentations from top organizations that were boring, cluttered, and distracting? Yes, that's right, probably way too many. Even though we all loathe a boring presentation, when the time comes to creating one ourselves, can we do it any better than the average PowerPoint user?
Is there anything more frustrating than creating a quality marketing piece, only to see it end up buried in a folder somewhere where nobody can use it?
Don't worry, you're not alone. Over the last couple of months we've been approached by many companies experiencing the same thing. Needless to say, we're more than happy to help you iron out these challenges.
Happy summer! Sorry Southern Hemisphere, but the days are long in the north, and staycation season is going strong here in Sweden as many people are enjoying a more-relaxing-than-usual break, skipping the stress of running around airports, standing in lines, and enduring the adventures of public transport. But while traveling is still not an option at large, thanks to the power of the internet, we've been able to keep in touch with friends, family and our amazing community of Pickit users all around the globe. Given that, our wanderlust has been difficult to tame, so we decided to put our international team to work and transport the Pickit app to new corners of the world by adding localization support for four new languages.
In this day and age, you'd be surprised how many companies still have little or no control over the stock images used by their various employees, failing to coordinate purchasing and consolidate their assets. Others are sceptical about the need to pay for images in the first place. "Easy for companies with big budgets," you say?