It’s Sunday night and the weekend is over. The new working week is creeping closer. So here’s your weekly dose of inspiration, in the form of a summary week’s nudenotes.
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Marketers and business owners: how organised is your marketing, really?
Do you feel as though you’re in control of your marketing, or has your marketing overgrown and gone rabid, wild, wont to its own desires?
Don’t panic, I’ll cover everything you need to get on top of your marketing.Read More
It’s our anniversary!
Dean and I can’t believe that it’s been a whole year since we started NSC -- it’s flown by!
From our first article a year ago, we’ve written over 100 blog articles: guides for business owners, deep dives into complex topics on marketing, branding and design, weekly round-ups of nudenotes, and insights into creative minds.Read More
It’s hard to know whether you should start your own business.
There’s a world of small businesses out there, and the truly tough concept to grasp is that the majority aren’t successful.
So how do you know when you’re ready, to ensure that your business will be successful and continue to grow?Read More
Are you an amateur or an expert?
A rookie or a professional?
I’m no psychic, but I already know the answer -- you’re an expert, a professional!
Now for the tough part: do you know what the difference is?Read More
The only way to know whether your business is successful is by monitoring your metrics.
What are metrics?
Read on to find out…Read More
Do you often feel stumped?
Have trouble coming up with ideas?
You would probably call this Creative Block.
The seemingly ever looming monster, that seems ready to strike at any point. Looking around any creative industry and we see the victims of this vicious titan everywhere.
Or do we?
Do we really believe in this myth… this legend… this monster?Read More
The term ‘user experience’ (UX) can be mind-bogglingly broad, and can potentially cover every single interaction with your brand that your customer experiences.
However, in a more specific sense, it’s often referred to when talking about customers’ technical experiences -- whether they’re on your website, mobile app, using your online service, or even searching for you online.
Forgive me, for I have sinned.
Seven years ago, I thought Comic Sans was a good font.
It pains me to type that, but it’s true.
Time might have passed, but I still know surprisingly little about design, so it’s time for me to sit down with design extraordinaire, Dean O’Callaghan, to learn the basics.Read More
USP (unique selling point) is a term that’s used a lot in marketing and sales.
But what does it actually mean?
Simply speaking, your USP is your x-factor – what sets you apart from everyone else.
It’s why your customers should come to you instead of a competitor.Read More
If you want your business to truly succeed in the 21st century, you need a website.
But so many people are put off from it.
There’s such a fear that creating a website is a long-winded, difficult process, that you need to have elite coding skills to do -- but that’s simply not true.Read More