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Social Media

Keep up with your virtual neighbors with our thoughts on Social Media Marketing trends.

4 Reasons Why We Don’t Like the New Google Plus Layout

All of the reasons why we feel the new Google Plus layout is bad design.

Posted on March 7th, 2013
Filed Under: Design, Social Media, User Experience Design

Educating Clients, Part V: Marketing Integration

The final installment of our client education series. Plan effective marketing strategies ahead of time to get the most out of your brand.

Posted on December 14th, 2012
Filed Under: Branding, Marketing, Social Media

Good Questions, Run of the Mill Answers

This Ad Age White Paper asks some good questions about small business marketing, but gets some fairly run of the mill answers. We’ll help you sort the wheat from the chaff.

Posted on May 8th, 2012
Filed Under: Branding, Marketing, Social Media

Facebook Photoshop Template Updated for 160px Profile Pic

Simple as the post title puts it… We’ve updated our photoshop time template for the 160px square pricile pic update rolling out on April 26th (that’s tomorrow!).

Posted on April 25th, 2012
Filed Under: Design, Design Tutorials and Tips, Social Media, Social Media Profile Templates

A Guide to retrieving and approving your Recommendations from The LinkedIn Recommendation Zone.

As pictures are worth a 1,000 words, we present our latest info-graphic illustrating how to navigate to your archived recommendations.

Posted on April 17th, 2012
Filed Under: Design, Social Media

Google+ :: The Merging of Search and Social

Travitt and I have had an ongoing conversation over the last several weeks about . How successful or useful is it as a social network? Is it worthwhile to recommend that our clients spend the time and effort necessary to set up a Page and maintain it? What benefit will they get from it? Does […]

Posted on March 28th, 2012
Filed Under: Social Media

Free Photoshop Template for Facebook Timelines

Download our free Photoshop Template for Times – complete with custom smart object support!

Posted on March 6th, 2012
Filed Under: Design Tutorials and Tips, Social Media, Social Media Profile Templates

Facebook Timeline for Pages

Today formally announced Time for Pages, which will alter the default view of your business’ or organization’s Page to lo like your personal profile pages. On March 30th all Pages will roll over to the new design and you can do it now if you want, but Phases recommends you wait until works out a few of the kinks.

Posted on February 29th, 2012
Filed Under: Branding, Social Media

Socialize Your Brand

Phases Design Studio’s new guide to social media marketing is available for download. Like us on and unlock access to our concise guide to using , , and to build your own brand. You’ll also get access to valuable information and tools, like our new set of social media icons.

Posted on February 29th, 2012
Filed Under: Branding, Social Media, Studio News

Don’t Let Facebook Give You the Blues

‘s dominance of the web has small businesses convinced that their badges have to be blue, regardless of whether or not the color works in the overall design of their own websites, or with their own brands. This isn’t the case. It’s your job to brand yourself, not to manage ‘s and ‘s brands. Here are a few sites that make the icons their own.

Posted on January 30th, 2012
Filed Under: Branding, Design, Social Media

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