Holiday logo design giveaway

Another year is wrapping up and - as we all know - with every ending comes a fresh beginning! We'd like to kick off 2010 by giving a little back to those who will spend the new year working hard to do good for others. The Zuno Studios team will help one non-profit organization start the new year off in style by designing a free logo for their organization.

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I read an article in Online Media Daily today that covered a study conducted by OPA (Online Publishers Association). Within the study it was found that the share of time spent on commerce sites has declined. They say that part of the reason for this is the rise in social networking sites in the past few years. This really got me thinking. Are social communities really hurting the growth of eCommerce? I say no.

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Twiistup

As you've been able to tell from our last couple blog posts and all of the tweets, a few of attended Twiistup 6 in Los Angeles this past Thursday and Friday. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, Twiistup is a conference that connects people from technology, media and entertainment. There were a lot of fairly new companies "showing off" their product or service and there were panels that covered several topics, from tips for entrepreneurs looking for investors to social media and the "do's" and "don't"s in that area of marketing and tech.

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This is about 75% of the Music and Technology panel from Twiistup 6. I underestimated the length of this one and ran out of juice on the little Flip cam.

This panel covered all things that tie music and technology together, and today it seems like they are inseparable. Panelists include Grammy award winning artist Chamillionaire, QD3 (Quincy Jones III), Brian Solis and Ian Rogers of Topspin media.

Amazing insights on how Chamillionaire ties social media in with his overall branding, marketing and fan base to be successful without waiting on the major labels to get caught up to social media.

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Twiistup 6 panel "Leveraging the Social Web". This session focused on being authentic and connecting with your audience in a natural meaningful way with insights from some of the most powerful leaders in social media.

Panelist include, Chris Brogan President of New Marketing Labs, Micah Baldwin starter of #FollowFriday and Ben Huh Chief Cheese Burger of Icanhascheezeburger.com. The panel was moderated by Sean Percival.

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Los Angeles' hot tech conference, Twiistup, mixed it up this year and changed from a one evening networking / who's who of LA tech to a two day panel format. After the first day I can say this is by far a better direction for Twiistup. Day one included a list of speakers ranging from venture capitalist Brad Feld, Andy Sack and David McClure to Chamillionaire and QD3 (Quincy Jones III).

One of my favorite speakers was Brian Solis and his presentation "Getting Your Startup Noticed". Brian talked about the importance of marketing and PR (good marketing and PR that is) and the fact that there is life outside of getting a release published on Techmeme, Tech Crunch or Mashable. He also talked about the importance of making sure you have a good solid product before jumping into full blown marketing mode.

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Client Corner

This is a special edition of Client Corner based on something I heard at Twiistup 6 today. E-hustle may not be an official term or phrase, but it jumped out at me, and I thought it'd be a fun one to post. Hope you guys enjoy...

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Client Corner

What is it? A podcast is a series of digital audio or video files made available online. Usually for free. They are similar to a television show or a radio show but there are a few big differences.

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Client Corner

What is it? As discussed in our first Facebook post, Facebook is a free social networking website where users can join networks, connect and interact with other people. According to the latest stats on Facebook.com, the platform currently has 200 million active users, the majority being outside of college. We’ve seen lately that the fastest growing demographic on Facebook is those over the age of 35, so Facebook is definitely a place to network with adult professionals. (If you want to check out a few more statistics, click here.)

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