Tag Archives: promotion

7 Tips to Help You Land a Promotion

You’re ready for the next step—a promotion, a new title, or a new employee to take under your wing—and the salary bump that accompanies that career growth. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when it’s time to lobby your supervisor for the reward you’ve earned.

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Going Up?

How many of you have your elevator pitch ready? No? Shame on you! Over the years, the elevator pitch has become increasingly important as an key component of the in-house designer’s toolbox, especially considering all the areas within a corporate environment that employees intersect—coffee rooms, cafeteria, hallways and, of course, elevators. Essentially it’s a...

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INspiration Wednesdays: Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)“, written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and released as a single in 1971 has become a ubiquitous FM radio staple of the holiday season. The song was the final note from the 1969 campaign by Lennon and Ono to promote peace during the tumultuous and unpopular Vietnam War...

Make Some Holiday Flypaper

PARSE SELF PROMOTION WEEK: A well-done promotion is one that has a straightforward purpose, a simple message… and is as “sticky” as possible. Another key element to promotions is to create them in a way that makes them stick out yet not be… well, annoying.

C’mon. Be Interesting.

by Justin Ahrens Want to have better conversations or be more interesting in meetings? Learn to talk about more than the weather. Not everyone is a great conversationalist, and even the best have a tough day now and then. Plus, we all have clients that are challenging to talk to. So, how can you...

Generate Monster Ideas (By Getting All Emotional and Stuff)

Whether we’re designers, writers, illustrators, photographers, creatives or clerics, we call some facet of marketing “home.” Our pictures, words, drawings or photographs play a part in the unique purpose of altering human behavior in favor of our client’s product, service or offering. Which is just fancy-schmancy talk for generating ideas to convince someone to...

Strategic Insights: Branding part 3

By now you’re aware that branding strategies are distinct from marketing strategies, even thought they are closely related (and as designers, I know you are aware of how visual identity is different from brand). Last week I reviewed at a high level how to build a coherent brand platform, but how do you even...

Design TV: Ilise Benun on Promoting Your Freelance Biz

What are the top three ways to promote your business as a freelancer? Ilise Benun presents expert advice on this and more, new on Design TV. Design TV, presented by HOW and Print, brings you weekly featured videos and webcasts, sharing easy-to-follow tips from experts in the design industry. These experts give advice and...