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30Jun/130

Legendary Antwerp Designers to Speak at Los Angeles County Museum of Art


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2013

Otis College of Art and Design and LACMAs Costume and Textiles Department will present a special evening with eminent Antwerp artists fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck and graphic designer Paul Boudens Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The duo has inspired a generation of designers and continues to redefine the boundaries of fashion and design with their groundbreaking iconic work.

Walter Van Beirendonck studied fashion at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp before showing his first collection in 1983 as part of the legendary Antwerp Six (with Dirk Van Saene, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Bikkembergs, Ann Demeulemeester, and

4Jan/130

Startup Community to Gather at ASU’s Techiepalooza 2.0 to Hear Top Tech Founders and Venture Funders Speak


Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

On Thursday night, November 15, hundreds of techies, developers, entrepreneurs and business experts and mentors will descend on ASU SkySong for an evening of workshops, conversations with major players in the startup space, building startup infrastructure and networking. ASU Venture Catalyst is bringing Techiepalooza 2.0 (TP 2.0) to the Phoenix startup community on the heels of Techiepaloozas (TP) successful first event. Held in June 2012, TP drew more than 500 people to the ASU SkySong facility and, with the announcement of two of TP 2.0s main speakers, the event is on track to be even more successful this time.

Founder and CEO of Recruiting.com (formerly Jobing.com), Aaron Matos, has been announced as one of TP 2.0s keynote speakers. Matos founded Jobing.com in 2001 and led the company through several new market start-ups and strategic acquisitions. In 2010, Matos added Recruiting.com to the organization's acquisition history from which he developed a full line of Software-as-a-Service recruitment solutions. The company name officially changed to Recruiting.com in 2012 to signify the expansion as a provider of cloud-based recruiting solutions and job board network.

Joining Matos on the TP 2.0 agenda will be Rahul Sood, General Manager of the Bing Fund, Microsofts new angel fund and incubator program. Sood will lead a funding panel composed of Venture Capital firms and companies that have been funded who will share their unique perspectives on each side of the funding equation. Sood is the founder of VooDooPC, the small Canadian maker of super-tricked-out gaming PCs, which he sold to Hewlett-Packard, where he stayed on at HP as CTO of global gaming. Microsoft selected Sood to be the General Manager of the Bing Fund, which plans to offer U.S.-based early-stage companies an opportunity to work at a Microsoft building in Bellevue, Wash., for at least four months. In addition to an investment, the selected start-up will get access to a lot of Microsoft technology.

Additional speakers will be announced in the coming days. Techiepalooza will also feature a number of workshops designed to give startups and techies the practical tips that they can begin to implement within their businesses immediately. Workshop topics include: mobile application development, creating a company website in WordPress, payment solutions, SEO, 3D Printing, prototyping, and using LEAN to optimize your startup. Startups and established companies will also be showcasing their companies and employment opportunities for techies and business-minded folks.

Techiepalooza was first started as a much-needed answer to developing an integrated startup community in the Phoenix area and beyond. Connectedness has always been challenging in the Phoenix tech and entrepreneurial communities and TP 2.0 will highlight and bring together the growing community of techies and entrepreneurs in the valley. In keeping with theme of connectedness, TP 2.0 is also focused on going local, welcoming talent, speakers, sponsors, food trucks, microbrews, and wines from around town.

The success of the first TP event has helped to bring even more support to TP 2.0 with sponsors from all over the valley joining the event. Thanks to our sponsors and community partners-Recruiting.com, PADT, Microsoft, WePay, City of Tempe, ASU Alumni Association, SEED Spot, City of Scottsdale, Local First Arizona, the Hool Law Group, Yodel, Massage Envy, Spectrum Solutions, Popchips, WordCampPhx, LaunchSpot and Gangplank- TP 2.0 is also a completely free event.

About ASU SkySong (http://skysong.asu.edu/):

ASU SkySong impacts local, state and international economies by engaging the University with businesses and governments to drive economic development and corporate engagement. ASU SkySong helps grow the economy through launching and accelerating new companies and promoting use inspired research. ASU SkySong, and the dozens of emerging innovation driven companies located there, are dedicated to positively impacting the economies of our state and the country for years to come.

About ASU Venture Catalyst (http://asuventurecatalyst.org/p/):

ASU Venture Catalyst equips high potential startups for success. The Catalyst assists university students, faculty and staff, as well as local and global companies, with launching startups or accelerating existing ventures. Based at ASU SkySong, The Catalyst offers investor connections, technology road maps, go-to-market strategy consulting, mentoring opportunities, and several other programs and services, all designed to identify and develop investment-grade companies.







6Dec/120

Rob Fuggetta, Founder & CEO of Zuberance and Author of Brand Advocates, to Speak at the Online Marketing Summit October 24, 2012


San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2012

The Online Marketing Summit (OMS) connects marketers with the knowledge, experts and technologies that are transforming digital marketing and business as we know it. This interactive symposium empowers marketing practitioners of all levels with actionable information via expert led educational sessions and collaborative engagement with peers, thought leaders and providers that are driving the industry forward.

Rob will host a breakout session called How to Leverage Customer Advocates to Drive Leads, Sales, and Positive Word of Mouth Now. He will discuss how companies are building their brands and businesses by turning their Brand Advocates into powerful marketing forces. He will share surprising insights about who Brand Advocates are; what makes them tick; and best practices for engaging these influential consumers and business buyers. Rob will also present real world advocacy success stories from top brands.

To register for the Online Marketing Summit, click here.

Available Now

Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., "Brand Advocates" is available now at leading book sellers including Amazon.com (print and Kindle edition); Barnes & Noble; 800 CEO Read; and BAM (Books-a-Million) In addition, the book is available directly from Wiley at http://www.wiley.com. Brand Advocates is available both print and e-book editions from Wiley.com. Learn more at http://brandadvocatebook.com.

About Rob Fuggetta

Rob Fuggetta is the worlds leading expert on brand advocacy. Fuggetta is the Founder & CEO of Zuberance, a social media marketing company that powers Brand Advocate programs for top consumer and business brands. Prior to founding Zuberance in 2008, Fuggetta was the Chief Marketing Officer at Genuity, a Verizon spin-out. He also was formerly a partner at Regis McKenna, Inc., the legendary high tech marketing and communications firm in Palo Alto, where he co-led the global Apple account. Fuggetta has spoken at dozens of industry conferences and seminars including events sponsored by the American Marketing Association (AMA), the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), TedX, the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), and more. Fuggetta also has published articles about brand advocacy in AdAge, Forbes, iMedia, McKinseys Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Forum, and elsewhere.

About Zuberance

Zuberance is the leading Brand Advocate Platform company. Zuberances unique Brand Advocate Platform makes it easy for B2C and B2B companies to systematically and continually identify and energize their authentic Brand Advocates on Facebook, Twitter, shopping sites, brands websites, and across multiple social and digital channels. Zuberances powerful Advocate Analytics enable marketers to track and optimize advocacy. By mobilizing their Advocates, Zuberance customers are generating measurable, dramatic increases in referrals, ratings, and revenues. For more information, visit http://www.zuberance.com or follow Zuberance on Twitter @zuberance.







4Dec/120

RingCentral CEO Vlad Shmunis to Speak on Entrepreneurial Risk-Taking at Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Event


San Mateo, Calif. (PRWEB) November 05, 2012

Vlad Shmunis, CEO and founder of RingCentral, Inc., a leading provider of cloud business phone services, will participate in a panel discussion on Creative Destruction: The Role of Entrepreneurial Risk-Taking in Business Creation. The discussion is part of an event hosted on November 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in San Francisco by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), an organization internationally recognized for its expertise on entrepreneurship and education for at-risk youth.

Shmunis will share his unique perspective and experience on entrepreneurial risk-taking along with Shan Sinha, CEO and founder of Parlay Labs, and Steve Mariotti, NFTEs founder. Mariotti formed the network in 1987 to help young people from low-income communities develop an entrepreneurial mindset and maximize their choices as economically productive members of society. The panel will be moderated by John Chisholm, NFTE Bay Area board member as well as CEO and founder of Decisive Technology and CustomerSat.

Vlad Shmunis

Vlad Shmunis founded RingCentral in 1999 and launched the RingCentral cloud business phone service in 2003 when he saw the need for an alternative to traditional, inflexible and expensive, hardware-based business phone systems. Since then, RingCentral has been continually reimagining business communications to empower businesses and their employees to work the way they want in todays mobile and dispersed work environment.

Today, RingCentral is a leading cloud business phone service provider serving nearly 300,000 businesses. It sells its cloud services directly, as well as through AT&T and a wide range of reseller partners.

RingCentrals proprietary, software-as-a-service platform seamlessly connects enterprises and their distributed and mobile employees to their customers, suppliers and co-workers. The service liberates workforces to communicate how they want via a variety of business and personal devices, including smartphones, tablets, personal computers and desk phones.

Shmunis has more than 25 years of industry and management experience. Prior to RingCentral, he founded and served as CEO of Ring Zero Systems, a desktop software communications company. After shipping more than 25 million copies of its Windows software through partnerships with leading PC manufacturers, Ring Zero Systems was acquired by Motorola.

Later, Shmunis purchased Ring Zero Systems back from Motorola, thus giving birth to RingCentral. He then teamed up with Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, Scale Ventures, DAG Ventures and Cisco in scaling RingCentral to the cloud business phone service that it is today.

About RingCentral

RingCentral is a leading provider of cloud business phone systems designed for today's mobile and distributed workforce. By combining a hosted, multi-extension business phone system with advanced voice and fax functionality, RingCentral delivers ease of use, flexibility and mobility, which cannot be provided by complex and expensive on-premise legacy phone systems. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, RingCentral is privately held with backing from Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, Cisco, Scale Ventures, and DAG Ventures. For more information on RingCentral products, call 1-877-268-2403 or visit http://www.ringcentral.com.

About NFTE

Too many young people today drop out of school and struggle to break the cycle of poverty. Since 1987, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has been inspiring young people to pursue educational opportunities, start their own businesses, and succeed in life. By providing entrepreneurship education programs relevant to the real world, NFTE empowers students to own their educations in and out of the classroom and to find their own path to success. Hundreds of thousands of students have discovered opportunity all around them through entrepreneurship via thousands of certified educators worldwide. NFTE supports active programs in 18 states and nine countries around the world. Since 1994, NFTE Bay Area has helped more than 12,000 youth from low-income communities throughout the Bay Area unleash their entrepreneurial spirit. Entrepreneurs are a powerful driver of economic growth and NFTE sows the seeds of innovation in students worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.nfte.com.







21Nov/120

BrightCarbons Richard Goring to Speak at 10th APMP UK Annual Conference


(PRWEB) August 30, 2012

BrightCarbon founder Richard Goring will address Teaming for Success, the 10th Annual Conference of APMP UK on 25 October. He will deliver a session entitled How to Prepare Your Team for a Winning Pitch.

The session will look at how to plan, write, prepare for and deliver a winning pitch presentation. This session will give proposal professionals: a timetable for preparing for a pitch presentation; a process for agreeing a persuasive value proposition; a clear structure for writing an effective presentation - and an alternative approach when responding to set questions; a quick guide to easily creating compelling presentation graphics; a way to select presenters and the wider pitch team; a scorecard to help presenters model and perfect winning presentation skills; and a model for Q&A that helps support the selling process.

The pitch presentation is the lens through which an entire bid is evaluated. Yet all too often, the final pitch doesn't get the attention it deserves. Lack of preparation, leaving things to the last minute, or the absence of presentation expertise can undermine the entire bid process.

Richard Goring commented: Given the importance of pitch presentations, its incredible that so many companies havent moved away from awful PowerPoint design. This session will help bid professionals to coordinate pitches effectively, and stand out from competitors who are reading out bullet points they wrote the night before.

Tickets to the 10th APMP UK Annual Conference cost

19Nov/120

Merge CEO and SEO Specialist to Speak on Googles New Algorithm

Greenville, S.C (PRWEB) September 28, 2012

Adam Landrum, president and CEO of digital strategy agency Merge (http://www.mergeweb.com), will present Understanding Googles Algorithm during the Digital East 2012 conference, October 23, in Washington. Merge SEO specialist Eric Evans will also participate.

The new algorithm for sorting search results that Google announced earlier this year requires changes in the search engine optimization (SEO) tactics that many companies have used for years, Landrum said. This session will help companies understand the new algorithm and what they must do to maintain the highest possible ranking of their websites.

The goal of the Third Annual Digital East conference is to promote forward thinking and thought leadership on digital topics. Presented by TechMedia, Digital East supports digitally oriented activity, innovation and the resultant economic development of the mid-Atlantic region.

Merge is a Google Analytics and Google AdWords Certified Partner. Additional information about Merge is available at http://www.mergeweb.com.

Editors: Landrum is available for interviews during the conference. Please contact Jani Spede (information below) to arrange a meeting.

About Merge

Merge is a digital strategy agency whose team of experts focuses relentlessly on marketing strategy, performance and results. The company, founded in 2002, helps clients develop a profit-focused, analytics-driven marketing strategy that increases brand awareness, improves customer engagement, optimizes the user experience and enhances business growth. For more information, connect with Merge at 864-373-9330, on LinkedIn, Twitter (@merge) or on Facebook.

PR contact:

Jani Spede

jspede(at)mergeweb(dot)com

866-923-9980







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6Nov/120

Scott & Scott, LLP Partners to Speak at Caucus IT Procurement Conference

Southlake, Texas (PRWEB) October 09, 2012

The CAUCUS IT Procurement Summit is a greatly anticipated annual event tailored specifically for the technology acquisition professional. Every year, the conference brings together top subject matter experts in technology procurement, strategic sourcing, and contract and vendor management. This peer-to-peer conference is a forum for sharing up-to-the-minute ideas and industry best practices.

The conference includes multiple tracks covering key topics in software, negotiations, vendor management and telecom, among others.

Julie Machal-Fulks will present Key Strategies for Resolving Software Disputes on October 22nd.

In this session attendees will learn effective approaches to resolving software licensing disputes. Topics include:


Preparing for an audit without making your business vulnerable to potential liability
Reducing costs and mitigating risks
Overcoming legal obstacles
Restoring trust and communication
Sharing information without jeopardizing your legal position
Understanding both sides' business and emotional drivers

As a partner at Scott & Scott, LLP, Julie Machal-Fulks leads a team of attorneys in representing and defending clients in legal matters relating to information technology. Her practice focuses on complex litigation ranging from privacy and network security, managed service provider transactions, data breach notification and crisis management, intellectual property disputes, service provider negligence claims, and content-based injuries such as copyright and trademark infringement in software, the internet, and all forms of tangible media.

Robert J. Scott will present: Cloud Contracting on October 23.

Rob Scott will address the various legal challenges for businesses utilizing or providing cloud computing services. He will identify the three areas that present the highest risks business, legal and regulatory and offer suggestions for mitigating those risks.

Contract issues that should be covered in agreements include:

Confidential information
License grants
Service-level terms
Limitations of liability
Insurance
Indemnity

Robert represents mid-market and large enterprise companies in software license transactions and disputes with major software publishers such as Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. He has defended over 225 software audit matters initiated by software piracy trade groups such as the BSA and SIIA. He is counsel to some of the world's largest corporations on information technology matters including intellectual property licensing, risk management, data privacy, and outsourcing.

Visit http://www.scottandscottllp.com for additional information.

For additional details and to register for the 2012 IT Procurement Summit: https://www.caucusnet.com/component/option,com_conference/Itemid,137/

About Us: Scott & Scott, LLP is an intellectual property and technology law firm dedicated to helping senior executives assess and reduce the legal, financial, and regulatory risks associated with information technology issues. An innovative approach to legal services, Scott & Scott, LLP believes that collaboration between legal and technology professionals is necessary to solve and defend against the complex problems our clients face, including privacy and network security, IT asset management, software license compliance, and IT transactions.







24Jul/120

Eiffel Software Announces that CTO Bertrand Meyer Will Speak at a Panel During the Alan Turing Centenary Conference in Manchester, UK, on June 24


Goleta, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012

Alan Turing was born in London on 23 June 1912. At the turn of the millennium, 45 years after his death, Time magazine listed him among the twentieth century's 100 greatest minds, alongside the Wright brothers, Albert Einstein, DNA busters Crick and Watson, and the discoverer of penicillin, Alexander Fleming. Turing's achievements during his short lifetime were legion. Best known as the genius who broke Germany's most secret codes during the war of 1939-45, Turing was also father of the modern computer.

Bertrand Meyer, CTO of Eiffel Software, is honored to have been selected to speak at a panel during that prestigious conference. Internationally recognized computer scientist and recipient of the ACM Software System Award and the Harlan Mills Award Bertrand Meyer has devoted his carrier at Eiffel Software designing software tools for the production of high quality applications as it was his belief early on that software, which is at the core of everyone's delay life, must work all the time and full-fill flawlessly the tasks intended.The title of the panel: big questions in computation, intelligence and life reflects the focus of his carrier at Eiffel Software.

About Eiffel Software

Eiffel Software was founded in 1985 with the mission of developing compilers and tools based on the power of pure object-oriented concepts to improve programmers' productivity, lifecycle efficiency and quality of the resulting applications. For over twenty-five years Eiffel Software has delivered to its customer base the most cost-effective and advanced development tools on a large variety of platforms. For more information contact us at tellmemore(at)eiffel(dot)com or call +1-805-685-1006.

Product or company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.







12Jul/120

Prominent Attorney Kenneth R. Feinberg to Speak at New York Law Schools 120th Commencement, May 21

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2012

Kenneth R. Feinberg, one of the nations leading experts in mediation and alternative dispute resolution, will address the graduates at New York Law Schools 120th Commencement on Monday, May 21, 2012, at Radio City Music Hall at 11 a.m. Feinberg, who served as Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, will also receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

The School will graduate xx students: 520 candidates for the Juris Doctor (J.D.), 41 candidates for the Master of Laws (LL.M.), and 1 candidates for the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mental Disability Law Studies.

The Presidents Medal of Honor will be awarded to two recipients: the Honorable Roger J. Miner 56 (posthumously) and James F. Simon, Martin Professor of Law Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of New York Law School. The award is given to the Law Schools most outstanding and accomplished alumni and its most generous benefactors, and acknowledges those who have made the most significant contributions to the history of the Law School by their exemplary professional lives and their generosity.

About the Commencement Speaker

Kenneth R. Feinberg is the Founder and Managing Partner of Feinberg Rozen, LLP. He has been a Court-Appointed Special Settlement Master, mediator, and arbitrator in thousands of disputes. Feinberg was designated by the Obama Administration and British Petroleum (BP) to serve as Administrator, Gulf Coast Claims Facility in 2010. He was appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury in 2009 to serve as the Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation, responsible for determining annual compensation packages for senior corporate officials at companies that received the most taxpayer financial assistance. Feinberg was appointed by the Attorney General of the United States to serve as the Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001. In this role he developed and promulgated the regulations governing the administration of the fund and administered all aspects of the program. He was also the Fund Administrator responsible for the design, implementation, and administration of the claims process for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund following the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech. Feinberg received his B.A. cum laude from the University of Massachusetts in 1967 and his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1970, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review. He was a law clerk for Chief Judge Stanley H. Fuld, New York State Court of Appeals from 1970 to 1972; Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York from 1972 to 1975; Special Counsel, United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary from 1975 to 1980; Administrative Assistant to Senator Edward M. Kennedy from 1977 to 1979; Partner at Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler from 1980 to 1993; and founded The Feinberg Group, LLP in 1993. In 2004, Feinberg was named Lawyer of the Year by The National Law Journal, and has been named repeatedly as one of The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by The National Law Journal. He is the author of numerous articles and essays on mediation, mass torts, and other matters, as well as What Is Life Worth? The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11 (Public Affairs 2005).

About the Presidents Medal of Honor Recipients

Hon. Roger J. Miner 56 (1934-2012), Trustee Emeritus and Former Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School, was a widely respected senior judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. His name twice appeared on presidential short-lists for possible nomination to the United States Supreme Court. In 1976, at the age of 41, Judge Miner became one of the youngest justices of the New York State Supreme Court; he served there until 1981, when President Ronald Reagan appointed him to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. In 1985, President Reagan appointed Judge Miner to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, where he served for nearly three decades. Judge Miner graduated cum laude from New York Law School in 1956 and served as the first Managing Editor of the Law Review. He was admitted to practice in New York and in the United States Court of Military Appeals. He served on active military duty from 1956 to 1959, and later with the Army Reserve, obtaining the rank of captain in the Judge Advocate Generals Corps. Judge Miner was awarded the Commendation Ribbon with Medal Pendant for his work on the revision of the Manual for Courts-Martial. He was admitted to the Bar of the Republic of Korea in 1958, a rare honor for an American. Judge Miner received an honorary LL.D. from New York Law School in 1989; he subsequently received honorary LL.D. degrees from both Albany Law School and Syracuse University.

James F. Simon, Martin Professor of Law Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of New York Law School, is a nationally recognized scholar of constitutional law and award-winning author of eight books on American history, law, and politics. He served as Dean of New York Law School from 1983 to 1992. Among the Schools many achievements during that time are: the gathering of the largest, most productive faculty since the institutions founding; the introduction of numerous academic initiatives; the increasing diversity and quality of the student body; and the expansion and improvement of facilities. A former contributing editor and correspondent for TIME magazine, Dean Simon is the author of seven major works on the modern Supreme Court and its justices, including What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States. His books have won the American Bar Associations Silver Gavel Award and twice been named New York Times Notable Books. His most recent book, FDR and Chief Justice Hughes: The President, the Supreme Court, and the Epic Battle Over the New Deal, has been praised by historian Jean Edward Smith as a marvelously written, meticulously researched study. Dean Simon, a graduate of Yale College and the Yale Law School, served as a Ford Foundation Fellow in India, a Harvard Fellow in Law and the Humanities, and as Visiting Lecturer in American Studies at Yale University. He joined the faculty of New York Law School in 1975, and has taught courses in Constitutional Law, Legal Journalism, and the Modern Supreme Court. A former trustee of NYLS, he received an honorary LL.D. degree from the School in 1992 and was named Martin Professor of Law in 1993.

About New York Law School

Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan near the citys centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law Schools renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the Schools strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, tax law, real estate and urban legal studies, international law, financial services and regulation, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. The School is noted for its nine academic centers: Center on Business Law & Policy, Center on Financial Services Law, Center for International Law, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center for Real Estate Studies, Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families, Institute for Information Law & Policy, and Justice Action Center. New York Law School has more than 13,000 graduates and currently enrolls some 1,350 full-time students and 400 part-time students in its J.D. program and its four advanced degree programs in financial services law, real estate, tax, and mental disability law studies. http://www.nyls.edu







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3Jul/120

20 Years of Slang – How Pop Culture Influences the Way We Speak


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2012

Skybox Creative, a branding and web design studio in San Diego releases new graphic design project: Infographic 20 Years of Slang. A group of innovative designers and creative minds, Skybox planned out this concept during an inspiration session in a recent staff meeting.

We wanted to put our creative talents towards a fun project we could share; one that would make people think but also make them laugh. said Angelina Sereno, the CEO of Skybox Creative. What we found most interesting was how words and phrases have morphed over time. For instance, we see a lot more initialisms and combined words that sound really funny in the 2000s. Some of the words in the infographic are a little daring or sexually charged, but it is a direct reflection of what we see happening in the world, especially in pop culture.

Each slang term has a brief definition below to clarify the meaning behind the word or phrase. Preliminary research was conducted on Facebook to gather some of the most commonly used phrases over the last 20 years.

This timeline style infographic has a unique curvy path walking the reader through the decades to visually represent the evolution of language as we know it. The simplified talk bubbles and human illustrations, as well as the zig zag lines, rich color and texture, all draw from current design trends. Well executed and thought out, the infographic blends the world of business with the trendy world of pop-culture.

Skybox hopes this project will open the doorway for more daring and playful infographics to emerge.

Please check out our infographic and let us know what you think! Be sure to share the image with your friends for laughs, and those who used these terms way too much.

To view the illustration, please visit our website article.







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