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‘The Sharing Avalanche’ of Social Media

Social sharing is the backbone of social media. Every time a piece of content is sent out on a social channel, the aim is to have it shared and increase the brand’s visibility. Some even say if it doesn’t share, it isn’t there! Voltier Digital & Plastick Media have put together a great infographic, with some interesting stats: 1000 people post to Tumblr…

Facebook Application and PageTab Development

We can provide Facebook App development and design including the provision of a neat CMS to manage your Apps. With over 50% of the population using Facebook you simply can’t ignore it. Facebook application development will help your company engage your Facebook fans! Alchemy Internet can help to transform your Facebook page to make it more individual and more engaging…

Five Digital Tools to Boost Your Brand in Social Commerce

Online deals find website CheapSally.com has put together an infographic that outlines five digital tools, which, in her opinion (Sally is a real person), provide the most effective ways for brands to engage with their fans and improve their image. The five tools are: social bookmarking, f-commerce, digital couponing, mobile photo sharing, and gamification. The infographic lists the benefits of each tool along with an example…

Why Mobile Ads in Emerging Markets are the Future

There are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers around the world, meaning 77% of the world’s population uses a phone. The majority of those users — 3.8 billion or 73% of the group — live in emerging economies. Yet mobile advertising dollars spent around the world do not begin to compete with traditional platforms or Internet ads. As the Internet spreads throughout the developing…

Why Mobile Commerce Is on the Rise

About 30% of mobile phone users spend an average of about 27 minutes each day text messaging, using the telephone and video chatting, according to retailer CultureLabel.com. The company put together an infographic that highlights the bright outlook for the mobile commerce industry, helped along by the massive growth of smartphone adoption. As CultureLabel looked to expand its own mobile strategy,…

How to Choose a Typeface?

Choosing a typeface can be tricky. The beauty and complexity of type, combined with an inexhaustible supply of options to evaluate, can make your head spin. But don’t be baffled — and don’t despair. While there are no easy-to-follow rules on how best to choose a typeface, there are many tried-and-true principles you can quickly learn and apply to make an appropriate typeface choice….

How to get the Featured Image or the First Image in the WordPress post?

Supposing you want to have an image aside of each post in your post list page. The WordPress function get_the_post_thumbnail is what you need. Make sure to set a  featured image inside the edit post (or custom post) page. If you forget to set the featured image inside a post, WordPress will consider as featured image the first uploaded image from…

The Power of Pinterest

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the past few months, you’ve probably heard about the up and coming image sharing website known as Pinterest. For those unfamiliar with Pinterest, it’s quite simple. Imagine if Flickr and Twitter had a child together that combined the image sharing of Flickr with the social functionality of Twitter. Users can upload and share…

Mobile Commerce Revolution: Smartphones & Smarter Shoppers

Smartphones are creating smarter shoppers – so how does that affect you? Check out this new infographic below to learn about the growth of mobile e-commerce, including how people are shopping on their phones, how many retailers have mobile sites (it’s astonishingly small, considering over half of smartphone users would buy something from a mobile site), and which demographic makes…

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