Thursday, March 15, 2012 2:11PM - By Diana Cook
How will you be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend? Do you wear green? Attend a parade? Decorate your home or office? Did you know that 34.7 million U.S. residents claim Irish ancestry, but nearly 122 million Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? We thought it would be fun to take a look at this infographic created by Column Five and the History Channel that explores the history of this popular holiday with facts about parades, traditions and its religious roots.
Friday, March 9, 2012 10:12AM - By Diana Cook
Scrambling to find the best places to party at SXSW this year? South by Southwest Interactive, the annual hipster pilgrimage is under way. Music lovers, film aficionados and tech mover and shakers are all descending on Austin, Texas this week. And while every too-cool for-school attendee will be jockeying to find the right places to see and be seen, DesignCrave readers have the skinny thanks to our friends over at Hasai.com
From the Mashable house at Buffalo Billiards to the Yelp Mobile lounge over at the Violet Crown Social Club and all party points in between, this infographic maps all the best places to check out for SXSW 2102. Now you know where to go – all that’s left for you to do is score the plus ones.
Monday, March 5, 2012 8:00AM - By Diana Cook
Beer aficionados have lots to smile about these days. Thanks to the phenomenal growth of independent craft breweries over the last few decades, there’s a plethora of quirky off-beat beers to chose from. By tapping into local tastes and offering unique brews, craft brewers are now experiencing the heaviest level of growth they’ve seen since 1900. Ever wonder what constitutes is a brew pub, microbrewery or regional craft brewery and just how many of each you can find in the U.S.? This infographic, created by Column Five and intuit looks at where the movement stands today and what really defines a craft brewery. To learn all about the independent beer movement and the challenges it faces, click on the infographic below for an enlarged view.
Monday, February 27, 2012 9:22AM - By Diana Cook
One of the most annoying life experiences? Being mistaken for an employee when you’re shopping at an establishment. If it happens once you can maybe chalk it up to the fact that you appear helpful. Also you are probably 80 some odd years younger than the person searching for the cat food aisle. But if you get approached more than once for a price check or directions to the restroom, the blame falls squarely on your shoulders. Or more specifically, on your appearance.
Covered in sleeve tats? Expect questions about ironic t-shirts and skinny jeans on your next trip to Urban Outfitters. Your geek chic attire and nerd specs may serve you well most places, but if you’re browsing your local Apple store beware the genius type questions about to be asked of you. Want to avoid these situations? Our friends over at Column Five partnered up with Hallway to create this infographic of what not to wear when shopping.
Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:51AM - By Diana Cook
Hypocrites in Hollywood? Say it ain’t so. Hollywood’s push for strict new anti-piracy legislation awoke some sleeping giants on the internet – Google, Wikipedia and other tech titans sprang into action to squash SOPA. But Hollywood is home to some of the most savvy and sophisticated marketing and media relations executives in the world, so even though they may have lost the SOPA battle, you can be sure the war rages on. Want to learn more? Created by our friends over at Paralegal, this infographic explores the issues of Hollywood, technology and piracy. Have you ever wondered what the most pirated movies of all time are? Find out along with a brief history of Tinsel Town and just how Hollywood generates revenue.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 8:42AM - By Diana Cook
There is no denying the power of images in our visually oriented world. Whether it’s a vibrant vector or a vintage inspired image, these tools are an important part of shaping the information that is shared each day. So it wasn’t surprising when we found out that Shutterstock, one of the leading resources for stock photography, vectors and illustrations, announced that it had surpassed 200 million image downloads. To celebrate this milestone, the company put together an infographic chronicling the trends in visual media and the different ways images have been used over the past year.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 8:29AM - By Diana Cook
Super Bowl Sunday, the most wonderful time of the year for football fans. Even if you don’t follow football all season, chances are you will be watching the game on Sunday. This year the New England Patriots take on the New York Giants at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, and it promises to be an exciting match up. In addition to the always intense “Boston-New York” rivalry, it will also be a rematch of the 2007 game where the Giants upset the undefeated Patriots to become Super Bowl Champions.
Monday, January 23, 2012 11:49AM - By Diana Cook
Are you taking full advantage of your LinkedIn account? It’s an important social networking tool that shouldn’t be overlooked. LinkedIn has over 135 Million members worldwide and the average household income of a user is 109,000. While Twitter and Facebook are a great way to keep in touch with friends and make fun social connections online, LinkedIn is a more business minded network. Therefore, it’s important to adjust your strategy when using your LinkedIn account. This LinkedIn basic boot camp will give you all the tools necessary to use the site at its maximum potential. Created by Column Five for Mindflash, this handy infographic will help you get in optimum marketing shape.