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Game of Thrones Headcount – Charting the Many Deaths of the Epic Fantasy Series

“Valar morghulis”, or “All men must die” is a phrase known well by Game of Thrones fans and it’s an apt mantra for a TV show that kills off many and often – even leading characters and fan favorites. It seems like bleak fare for Sunday night entertainment but the millions of fans around the […]

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1031 Exchanges are Complicated. Explaining Them Doesn’t Have to Be.

Like a lot of information in the business world, a Section 1031 Exchange is complex. But it can be made a lot easier to understand and digest when presented in a visual way. Pretty much anything can. You say you don’t believe it? You say, “I’m from Missouri… show me!”? Okay, fair enough. Allow me […]

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Film and Video Production: How Wes Craven Does It (And So Do We)

Film and video production requires careful, detailed planning and management. The right tools are essential. So today, I’m going to share a few trade secrets of Wes Craven… and of ours here at SmartDraw. Producers, directors, writers and crew members can all benefit from using diagrams such as project plans, floor plans, mind maps and […]

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SEO is Dead, Long Live Content Marketing

If you work in marketing, you’ve probably seen some variation of this headline in the last year. Just recently I came across the following articles in my Twitter feed: “Is SEO Dead?” and “Why Content Marketing is a Definitive Method for Success in 2014”, almost back to back. Old school SEO practices have been declared […]

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Infographic: Why Visuals Communicate Better than Words

Here at SmartDraw, we’ve been saying it (and practicing it) for years. To reach your audience more efficiently and effectively, visuals communicate better than words. This isn’t just an opinion. Take a look at some facts: Your brain processes visuals 60,000 x faster than text. Photos on Facebook generate more “likes” and “shares” than text, […]

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Aging in America – A Troubling Infographic and Helpful Resources

Our Aging Population Life expectancy in the US is increasing, and it’s doing so dramatically. In 2011, a newborn baby could expect to live 79 years, up from 69 years in 1960. In 1900, a lifetime lasted only about 47 years. Today, our odds of becoming centenarians are impressive. If you’re 55, you have a […]

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Are You Using Visuals to Communicate to Your Customers?

You have heard it before many times about visuals. A “picture is worth a thousand words.” Why is that? The reason is that the majority of people are visual learners. A picture can communicate in ways that a spoken or written word is unable to do as effectively. In fact, studies have shown that “communicating with visuals […]

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