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Recently, a report surfaced on the interwebs that stated that users who browse the internet with the standard issued Microsoft Internet Explorer have measurably lower than average intelligence. While it turned out to be purely a hoax, it could cause an inquiring mind to question the person that would settle for such a buggy internet browser (like IE 6-7) that is notorious for overlooking industry standards.
Read more about the bugs and the developers who avoid them after the jump.
The United States Postal Service has a case of mistaken identity on their hands. The USPS issued this stamp that featured what they thought was a photo of the 145 year-old Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Instead the stamp features an image of a 14 year-old, much smaller, replica at a Las Vegas casino. Whoops.
Be original. If you’re a copy, you might get by for a little while but you’ll eventually get found out.
Read the entire article from the New York Times here.
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Most successful businesses use their money to make more money. You can SAVE 18-42%* reinvesting into your image, website, or marketing materials. Contact us by Friday, December 31st 2010 to learn more on how you can let your clients and prospects know that you are a trustworthy partner and you know what you’re doing! *Based on typical federal and state tax rates for corporate profits.
Now is the time of year where magic happens. There is something in the air that brings a smile to our face. The windows are lit from the warm glow of Christmas trees, the sky sparkles with falling snowflakes, and (most importantly) generosity is awakened in our hearts.
OneTen Creative would like to thank our clients and friends for their continued support throughout 2010. We wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas, joyous Holiday Season, and a healthy, prosperous 2011.
We are looking forward to what our imagination, creativity and possibilities will bring next year. We have made new friendships this year, experienced growth and as a result have more knowledge, perspective and value to share with our clients in 2011!
The history of the day after Thanksgiving being the official start of the holiday shopping season may be linked with modern concept of a Santa Claus parade.
Beginning in the late 19th century, many Santa parades or Thanksgiving Day parades were sponsored by large department stores. Parades celebrating Thanksgiving often include an appearance by Santa at the end of the parade, with the idea that ‘Santa has arrived’ or ‘Santa is just around the corner’. Department stores would use the parades to launch their holiday advertising push. Eventually it became an unwritten rule that no store would try doing Christmas advertising before the parade was over. Because of this, the day after Thanksgiving became the day when the shopping season officially started.
Perhaps the earliest know reference to “Black Friday” as the day after thanksgiving, was made in 1966 remarking on the day’s significance to the city of Philadelphia. Philly’s police department was not too excited about the influx of rabid shoppers and subsequent chaos so they had a rather dim outlook on the day. The term gained wider exposure when it was mentioned by the New York Times in 1975. It has also been suggested that the term is in reference to the accounting practice of labeling deficits in red ink and profits in black. To retailers, the day after thanksgiving hopefully represents a day of incredible profits.
— Shameless plug! —
Just as Black Friday draws customers in droves to retail and brings companies out of the red into black, OneTen’s design and marketing expertise help do the same for your organization.
Warning: OneTen Creative has entered the blogosphere. It’s been a little while coming, but we wanted to make sure we do it right!
A few things that you’ll find on our blog are: – Concepts about marketing and ways to grow your business – Thoughts on graphic design and glimpses into the creative process – OneTen news that highlights some of what’s brewing here at our lab – Posts that just might inspire you to be more creative
We hope you’ll check back often and let us know what you think. If you like what you see, please spread the word!