Wall of Honor Covered for Event

Wall of Honor Covered for Event

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Since October, I’ve been involved in a project at work for creating a Wall of Honor at Microsoft for Veterans Day. Creating these video displays seems to be a standard thing these days as more and more companies, councils, and museums are adding them. A small group within my building works on digital signage and I got to help build the PC systems used to make the displays.

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The reasons why I Adore Mood Boards

Instead of being restricted by limitations, Mood boards follow them. The initiatives are vivid and can be taken wherever you want them to go. Imagination booms and marketers are keeen on using their creative thoughts. Should you want, Mood boards will generate a visual guide, an obvious image. It feels great to embark to see a client  with trusted mood boards tucked under my arm. Clients allexpress their wants that we should spend our time on developing our visual thoughts than jump straight in to an idea or concept that they may not like. They feel part of the process, and I think that’s crucial.

 

There are also no big surprises. I love it when we present a board and you can feel the energy from the client as they express how and why it works. Not all mood boards hit the mark but that’s exactly the reason they work – to save investing time and effort into an idea that doesn’t work, for whatever reason.

 

When to use a mood board?

 

Mood boards can also be called inspiration boards and we use them in a variety of ways. We use them to convey a new brand, when we want to demonstrate to the client how their brand could be brought to life. We also use them to express how the components of a direct mail campaign would work. Clients have asked us to produce them before we start creating brochures and also to portray the look and feel of their new website.

 

Simple and effective

For me, it’s the simplicity of the mood boards that works. You look at them, and you just get it.

When we’ve introduced clients to the world of mood boards, we’ve found that they can’t wait to start new projects, just so that they can see how the project could look.

 

I was brought up in a world of marker visuals, where the idea is loose and not fine-tuned. Clients loved marker visuals (sometimes more than the finished article), and I’ve often wondered why that is. I think for a client it’s the involvement and excitement of grasping the idea and imagining where it can go. Mood boards are not boxed in by limitations (they follow). The ideas are alive and can be taken wherever you want them to go. Imagination kicks in and marketers love to use their creative imagination.

 

For all types of thinkers

Mood boards are great for all clients. The big thinkers and strategic marketers can visualize how it fits together and plot out the big picture. Our clients who like the fine detail use them as catalysts to start their thinking. You can see their minds turning over the idea and planning the finer details.

 

The boards we create depend on the client we are producing them for, again another reason for them to be loved – they can be personalised. Typically we would cover ideas, concepts, photography style, colourways, typography, patterns and the overall look and feel. Is it modern or traditional? Dark or light? Funky or safe? A collection of colours, textures and pictures is all it takes to evoke a specific style or feeling.

 

As the mood board is intentionally casual, it lets the designer start to bring the concept to life and get feedback before too much time is invested in the wrong direction. We like to think of it as visual prototyping.

 

In fact mood boards are so much fun. Designing loosely lets designers brainstorm and explore different styles without the limitations.

 

But I guess the biggest reason why I love them though, is because they make our clients happy!

 

Happy Simon

 

Simon Brooke is a Marketing expert at Happy Creative, a full service marketing and creative agency based in Blackpool, Lancashire. To learn more or contact us please go to http://www.happy-creative.co.uk

Top 5 Farewell Quotes

Goodbyes and farewells are something that no one ever wants to face. Regardless of whether it’s a friendship or close romantic relationship, it’s never easy. Sometimes, when it’s time to say goodbye, there is no other choice.

Some relationships just don’t work out, and sometimes, there are other things standing in the way. You may have to move away or the person you are close to may have a life-threatening condition that takes them to a better place. Goodbyes are a part of everyone’s life. While there is no bright side to saying farewell, there are a few quotes that you might find comforting:

1. “We Only Part to Meet Again” John Gay

This is often true in most cases. A lot of people don’t see it that way, but it really can happen. For example, if you’re graduating from college or high school, you know there are likely to be a lot of friends who you may not ever see again, but over the years, you make it a point to catch up. They find you and you find them. It’s an almost automatic part of life that occurs without even trying. People are continuously bumping into one another in odd places at odd times because that’s just the way it goes. Call it fate or call it destiny, but most of the time, you do find those you have missed and it ultimately makes up for all the time you spent apart.

2. “Don’t Be Dismayed at Good-Bye’s. A Farewell is Necessary Before You Can Meet Again. And Meeting Again, After Moments or Lifetimes, is Certain For Those Who Are Friends” Richard Bach

When people part, it’s often not forever, regardless of the relationship. If you’re faced with a circumstance that requires you to say goodbye to a close friend, one thing to keep in mind is that if you were ever truly friends in the first place, there is no way that the bond can be broken. Nothing can come between two people who really care about one another. They will always find their way back.

3. “All Farewells Should Be Sudden, When Forever” Lord Byron

There is a lot of truth to this quote as well. Someone who has to say farewell should not let it drag out. Life is so much easier when farewells are sudden, that way you’re not continuously dreading the moment your loved one has to go and are able to enjoy the present. If you are the one who is saying goodbye, you automatically know that there will be people that do not want you to go and who will try to convince you otherwise. Sometimes, it’s also a good thing to not even know that we ourselves have to go until the time has arrived.

4. “It’s Been an Incredible Ride. Mission Accomplished. With That, I Have to Bid Farewell. I’m the Happiest Person In The World Right Now…It’s Better Than I Ever Thought It Would Be” Jerome Bettis

This farewell quote is proof that not all journeys have to end in tears. Oftentimes, a farewell is nothing more than a passing from one phase of life to another. Maybe you’ve quit your job because you knew it wasn’t right for you, or maybe you received a promotion that requires you to relocate. It’s possible that you’ve decided to take on a new attitude and bid farewell to the “old you”. Saying goodbye in a lot of cases is the best thing to do, because it allows room for growth and better things to come.

5. “Man’s Feelings Are Always Purest and Most Glowing In The Hour of Meeting and Of Farewell” Jean Paul Richter

You can look at this quote in a variety of ways. One way goes back to the fact that farewells are not always forever. When you meet with someone again, you’re flooded with emotions that seem to overflow from your heart and shine through you onto the one you’ve missed. When it’s time to say goodbye (or bid a temporary farewell), those emotions are just as strong, if not stronger. You’re more likely to talk about your feelings for that person and realize how much you’ve enjoyed their presence in your life. People rarely realize how important someone is to them until it’s time for them to go, be it only for a little while, or forever.

Farewells can definitely be devastating, that is why everyone should always take time to appreciate everyone in their life because eventually, everyone will have to bid farewell. Nothing in life is forever, nor is anything in life certain. Sometimes it’s nice to not think about these things, but regardless, they are still an inevitable part of life. The best way to view a farewell is in a positive light no matter how sad it may seem.

Wadzanai Nenzou Is A Writer And Owner Of Inspirational Quotes Change Lives Website. She Is Addicted To The Topic Of Inspiration And Personal Development. For More Inspiration Go To Her Website http://www.inspirational-quotes-change-lives.com/farewellquotes.html

Top 5 President Bush Quotes

President George W Bush, for all his other failings, had some things about him that made us all chuckle. While our current president is known for his intellect. Bush was known for his political tap dancing as well as his outrageous butchering of the English language. He gave us something new to laugh about each and every day of his time in office.

Some of the more noted, and notable public hangings of language and intelligence are these:

We knew Bush was special even before his inauguration. We determined that he has some unique thought processes long before we even set him into office based on this quote during an interview process that he was going through

“Then I went for a run with the other dog and just walked. And I started thinking about a lot of things. I was able to – I can’t remember what it was. Oh, the inaugural speech, started thinking through that.” Bush in his interview– pre-inaugural–which he gave to U.S. News & World Report

Upon considering what the United States needed, Bush determined that part of it was education and of course, to be more hopefuller…

“I want it to be said that the Bush administration was a results-oriented administration, because I believe the results of focusing our attention and energy on teaching children to read and having an education system that’s responsive to the child and to the parents, as opposed to mired in a system that refuses to change, will make America what we want it to be – a more literate country and a hopefuller country.” Jan. 2001 As a Nebraska resident, I particularly enjoyed this one:”It’s important for young men and women who look at the Nebraska champs to understand that quality of life is more than just blocking shots.” -George W. Bush made this brilliant commentary to the University of Nebraska volleyball team for women who were the 2001 national champions, on May 31, 2001

He was always known as a man who would promote literacy too… at all costs.”You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.” This one too, was spoken in a meeting in the early parts of 2001, notably not his best year.

Bush understood what it took to be a small business owner and to work hard for his money too, and proved it time and again. He really gave some insights into that during a speaking engagement with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

“A lot of times in the rhetoric, people forget the facts. And the facts are that thousands of small businesses – Hispanically owned or otherwise – pay taxes at the highest marginal rate.”

He was also aware that some of what he said wasn’t quite grammatically correct and in fact, called attention to it

“I’ve coined new words, like, misunderstanding and Hispanically.” Radio & Television Correspondents dinner 2001.

Bush was, arguably, one of the most interesting presidents of our time. Not always correct in grammar or in his actions, however he was highly entertaining in so many ways. Hope you enjoyed the quotes.

Wadzanai Nenzou Is A Writer And Owner Of Inspirational Quotes Change Lives Website. She Is interested In Politics. For More On Presidents Go To Her Website http://www.inspirational-quotes-change-lives.com/presidentialquotes.html

Quotes-Gives the inspiration to live

Quotes are a kind of saying or portion of writing that strikes directly to the people so as true they citation it in any speech or writing. Quotes are either well known in their own right or utterances by someone famous. Quotes can be maxim, striking fragments of poetry, comical or inspiring prose and comments, coinages of new phrases or ideas, remarks at historical events, put downs of others, famous last words or anything else which is worth repeating on its own, maybe with some observation on when, where, and on who.

Wiz Khalifa is an up and coming mix tape rapper and hip hop performer. He is also well known by his quotes, mix tape, songs and lyrics. Wiz Khalifa lyrics are some of the realest on Internet, he actually knows how to flow. Wiz Khalifa Quotes are world famous quotes. Nowadays he quotes and reps on Taylor gang. Drake is also a famous rapper and writes quote. Drake have essence, his beats are captivating and his hooks are on point.

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is an American reality television celebrity. Snooki Quotes arefocused on women dating horrible or arrogant men. Nowadays Snooki appeared on the MTV reality show and became a part of reality TV series. She is also a novelist.

Lil Wayne is a popular American rapper. He on track his career from a very young age. He is very popular for his quotes, raps, and songs. Some of Lil Wayne’s songs have become major hits and more or less everyone, irrespective of their age, can be seen muttering them and enjoying them. Lil Wayne Quotes have touched the hearts of millions across the world. Some people, besides the songs, also looks for something more like Lil Wayne quotes.

Lauren Conrad is a famous American television personality. She is known for her starring role on MTV reality series. She is also a fashion designer and author. Lauren Conrad Quotes are very popular. Her quotes and books mainly focus on life of a young woman.

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Family Quotes, Inspirational Sayings, Quotes About Happiness

Great family quotes can be inspirational and insightful. Perhaps, you are not always on the best of terms with family members or even agree with each member of your family, but nor can you necessarily get along with just any person you. Enjoy the bonds of happiness and closeness that this collection of family quotes and sayings inspire.

Family Quotes
Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain. -Martin Mull

Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy– the mother. -Claudette Colbert

A man can’t make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree. -Helen Keller

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. -Alex Haley

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. -Thomas Jefferson

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. -George Burns

Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance. -Milton R. Saperstein

Family is the most important thing in the world. -Princess Diana

If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion. -Ashleigh Brilliant

There is no such thing as fun for the whole family. -Jerry Seinfeld

Inspirational Quotes
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. -Albert Einstein

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure…than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt

Inches make champions. Vince Lombardi

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. Seneca

Inspirational sayings are a great reminder of how to find inner strength. -Unknown

Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin

Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will. -W. Clement Stone

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. -Andrew Carnegie

Family Quotes
Inspirational Sayings
Quotes About Happiness

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