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Magazine Cover Design Strategy: But First, Dessert

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Signature readers have explored the Internet of Things, private online communities, mobile apps and more with fellow Association Media & Publishing members this past year, but with one tick of a clock on December 31st, we take what we learned in

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The Value of Niche Publishing

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Americans are exposed to anywhere between 4,000 to 10,000 media messages per day. But not everything we read is relevant to our particular interests.
Cue the value of niche publishing.

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Bates Creative Named SPD Pub 51 Merit Winner

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The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) recently announced the winners for its annual design competition and we’re proud to share that Bates Creative has been named a SPD Pub 51 Merit Winner.

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FOLIO: Show Honors Bates Creative & Heifer International with Ozzie Award for Best App, Association/Non-Profit

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On December 5, 2013, FOLIO: celebrated the winners of the annual Eddie & Ozzie Awards in New York City. Bates Creative is thrilled to be honored by FOLIO: and named as the Winner of Best App, Association/Non-Profit.

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Magazine Cover Design Strategy: Visualizing Viral

Our first two posts in this series were about designing a cover that standouts out from competitors and not letting your budget be a barrier in designing an awesome cover.
This is post #3 in a series of blog posts on magazine cover design strategy.

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Design Trends in Print Media

How to use trendy print design techniques with out being yesterday’s news

Design is not hot trends and pretty pictures. Design starts trends, uses trends and craves the next trend—  it should never be defined by trends.

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How Magazine Design Impacts Sales

Redesign and the Bottom Line: Clients Share Magazine Redesign Results

In today’s economy it is a tough decision to spend significant budget allowances on redesigning a magazine.

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Magazine Redesign Evaluation

Five ways to tell if your magazine needs a facelift
Here are a few questions we’ve found to be helpful while in a redesign critique:

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Niche Magazines Show Passion for their Readers

Show them more love with better design
As I return home from Tempe, AZ after speaking at the 2010 Niche Magazine Conference, I was inspired to write about the energy I felt at the conference.

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