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Nominate Your Favorite Social Media Blog: 8th Annual Top 10 Social Media Blog Contest

We’re now accepting nominations for our 8th annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest, and we’re looking for the blogs you’ve read and found most valuable in 2016. This is the biggest contest for social media blogs and the winners will be promoted in our 550,000-reader newsletter and announced on Social Media Examiner. How to […]

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Facebook released its annual year in review videos and they’re driving people crazy


Another year, another lame review video. I’ll admit it, I check my Facebook first thing in the morning. It usually leads to quite a few interesting tidbits I’ve missed while sleeping. Today however, I was greeted with a very sad year in review video. At first, I thought I was being too harsh – perhaps my life isn’t all that interesting. But it seems I’m not the only one disillusioned by the curated content: You’d think with all the information Facebook has on us that they could make more compelling year in review videos. — Lucas Sachs (@LucasOSachs) December 8, 2016 Dear Facebook,…

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WhatsApp Ditches $1 Annual Fee, Tests Business Accounts But No Ads, Says CEO

whatsapp-money1 Today at the DLD conference in Munich, Germany, the CEO of Facebook-owned WhatsApp made a couple of big announcements about how the messaging app plans to evolve to its next phase as it approaches 1 billion users: the company plans to drop its $ 0.99 annual subscription fee, and it will start to test out more commercial services — specifically a B2C business for companies to… Read More
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Best Of Annual Reports Online Review Website Designs

No one likes annual reports. However, the situation changes when it comes to the Web. Online reviews are something different. There are no dull accounting policies, balance sheets or director’s report. They are great and brand new instruments for promoting your agency, bolstering brand identity and even finding new potential clients.

Just with a little imagination you can transform the so-called ‘gray literature’ into an amusing project that will grab the users’ attention and make the company’s presence more significant. It is an effective marketing trick that benefits your business. Today we have gathered 20 brilliant examples of skillfully executed annual reports that have a charismatic and interesting idea.

Website Design Featuring Annual Reports

PSD2HTML

PSD2HTML tries to cover the whole decade of their challenging and honorable job. The experience is achieved through a skillfully realized cosmic theme, delicate line style icons that are subtly animated and creatively illustrated stats.

PSD2HTML

Getting Git Right

This is another example of a website that shows a ten year period of the company’s productive work. Much like the previous example, the design has a friendly aesthetics achieved through smart, dynamic contour illustrations, bright coloring, and flat style graphics.

Getting Git Right

Energy Trust

Energy Trust also celebrates the first significant jubilee – 10 years. Since the company deals with pretty serious issues, it is not surprising that their online review has a businesslike atmosphere and utilizes calm and neutral coloring.

Energy Trust

Vimeo

Vimeo introduces to the online audience a concise review of its activity, covering the most popular videos of the year. It has a pleasant and handy interface based on a grid structure that easily handles all sorts of lavish multimedia.

Vimeo

Foundation Center

Foundation Center jumps at you with the kaleidoscope of bright colors that establishes a positive air. Although the backdrop is lush, yet it naturally gives the center stage to the content, making the integral parts of the report more appealing and attention-grabbing.

Foundation Center

Crop Trust

Crop Trust remains tidy and succinct throughout all sections. It exudes an image of seriousness and reliability, exactly what is needed to show the company in the best possible light.

Crop Trust

Internet History

Internet History by DZ is a cutting-edge review that is presented through the original timeline. It offers you to embark on an amusing adventure through the history of the Internet that is powered by interactive features.

Internet History

VNG

VNG has a 10th anniversary; and, it is a perfect occasion to create a some kind of an online version of a review and publish it on an official website in order to strengthen the brand identity. It adopts an illustrative approach for adding fun and amusement.

VNG

Telstra

Telstra briefly familiarizes the online audience with events and achievements of the company that happened during the past year. The website has a neatly organized layout and utilizes different colors for highlighting the content.

Telstra

Dubai Airports

Dubai Airports Review looks serious, able and informative. Though it does not have an element of playfulness that as a rule unobtrusively attracts readers, it is still interesting to examine.

Dubai Airports

Proximus

Proximus has a content-intensive website that is populated with lots of interesting facts, and stats. Everything is neatly formatted and placed in a well-structured grid. So that you can familiarize yourself with the main figures, financial report and discover other highlights.

Proximus

YouTube

YouTube celebrates its significant milestone. It offers you to take part in an amusing test that checks your knowledge about the platform. It includes the most popular and ground-breaking videos that symbolize the decade.

YouTube

Landsvirkjun

Landsvirkjun looks so natural and subtle that this serenity ignites interest from the first seconds. However, in order to get acquainted with numbers and stats you need to delve more deeply into the project.

Landsvirkjun

Suzuki

Suzuki celebrates its small jubilee. It has created an exciting and unique website that is filled with illustrations and fancy animations. You can go through the various car models and find out some intriguing details.

Suzuki

Ing Direct

Ing Direct demonstrates its achievements and progress of 16 years of work with the help of the well-organized, neat and good-looking website. It offers a great experience enriched with visuals and sound effects.

Ing Direct

inTacto

Although inTacto celebrated its 10th-anniversary several years ago, the website is still worth your attention. It was one of the first that introduced us to online reviews. The idea was pioneering and innovative, to say nothing about its realization and design.

inTacto

Deltares

Deltares expresses a serious personality. The urban atmosphere, sharp typography, flat graphics substantially contribute to the general feeling while subtle effects that accompany lettering add flavor.

Deltares

BlueCrossma

BlueCrossma targets a broad audience with its clean, fresh and artistic design. The online report has a positive energy and certain charm that is produced by exquisite typography and modern graphics. Open feel gives the content a dominant position.

BlueCrossma

Ustream

Ustream has a modern and sophisticated aesthetic. Dark coloring, bold graphics, refined, ultra-narrow type, and some asymmetrical touches give the annual report a magnificent feel. It gently invites you to scroll down and get to know the project better.

Ustream

Den Bla Planet

A couple of years ago Den Bla Planet published an online annual report. It still looks dramatic and eye-catching. Beautiful neon coloring that stands in sharp contrast to the backdrop outlines the content while corresponding charts and images clarify the issue.

Den Bla Planet

Conclusion

Review websites can be attributed to online infographics that manage to draw and maintain users’ attention on boring statistics almost effortlessly. They offer an interesting and unique visual storytelling experience, unobtrusively giving people information about the company’s activity. Whether you opt in favor of the illustrative approach or remain faithful to solutions with a businesslike atmosphere, it benefits and strengthens brand identity.

Do you find online annual reports interesting? Does a report affect your faith in the company? Share with us your opinion.


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Win an Annual Subscription: PixelKit Premium UI Kits and Design Resources

Let’s start the week off with some freebies, shall we?

We’re running a giveaway courtesy of the folks at PixelKit, who are generously sharing three annual membership subscriptions with our readers.

PixelKit is stocked with thousands of graphics perfect for any web designer. All UI kits are 100% specialized, which means they will include everything you need for app screens, navigation controls, and more. Just look at what is available and you will find a variety of different sliders, buttons, icons, just to name a few.

Here’s a preview of some of the icon sets and UI kits available:

Swanky Outlines Icon Set

This vector outline set is perfect for a flat or metro website and even works for apps.

Outlines Icon Set

Modern Touch UI Kit

If you need to guarantee your website will be functional and stylish, then this is the flat UI kit for you. With a nice typography balance between weight and positioning and the perfect paddings, colors, and margins, this kit will give a distinctive edge to any website.

Flat UI Kit

Charming Boutique Icon Set

This icon set is ideal for an eCommerce website or any type of online store. Thirty icons are modern, flat, and ideal for shopping and call-to-action needs.

Shopping Icons

Fashion Ave UI Kit UI Kit

When you need a UI kit for an eCommerce or shopping website, you cannot go wrong with this one. It includes a wide variety of elements designed with fashion shopping in mind. It offers just the right feel to separate your website designs from the competition.

eCommerce UI Kit

Gentle Edges Icon Set

When you need a minimalist icon set, then look no further. Offering more than 1000 icons fully vectorized, this 46 category set is sure to fit your commercial projects.

Minimalist Icon Set

Metro Vibes UI Kit

The metro look and feel to this UI kit will certainly turn heads when you use it on your mordern styled website or application.

Metro UI Kit

Take a look at this neat treat – the Free PixelKit Bootstrap UI Kits. These modern HTML templates can be used to make your design cool looking, functional, and professional.

The PixelKit Giveaway

Get the chance to win one of the three annual full subscriptions to PixelKit by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below.

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If you win, the high-quality UI kits will be available immediately to you and that means you can get done with your next project more quickly than you ever imagined.

So, happy tweeting, commenting, and sharing!

Important note: The giveaway starts today (March 30) and ends on Friday (April 3). The winners will be announced on Monday (April 6).

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Share of Female Creative Leaders Winning Awards Rises in Ad Annual

The profile of women in agency creative departments appears to have grown, based on the results of the 2013 Communication Arts Advertising Annual. Female creative directors accounted for 11.5 percent of all award winners compared to 3.6 percent in 2004.

Kat Gordon, founder of the industry female empowerment event, the 3% Conference, looked at the CA credits, nine years after University of Texas graduate student Kasey Windels conducted her own dissertation survey of CA Advertising Annual winners and found that only 3 percent were women. Of the 2004 total, 11.6 percent were copywriters and 9.6 percent were art directors.

The recent uptick could mean that more women are now entering their work in CA’s annual competition, according to the 3% Conference. Also, there may be greater awareness of how women influence the consumer marketplace, making judges more likely to award work with a female sensibility.

Three women served as judges for CA's latest Advertising Annual, out of a total of nine—the same proportion as in 2004. The publication received 4,356 entries.

While the CA winners are an industry indicator, the 3% Conference said that the ad business needs a better benchmark because the annual awards issue may not include the contributions of freelance female creative directors, in-house CDs, digital CDs, design directors, experience design directors, creative technologists, PR CDs and motion graphics CDs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not measure "creative director" as a job title, so there's no official yardstick to measure gender breakout.





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