Women & Leadership Panel


OllmannCreative was out in full force in support of the AWC’s Women & Leadership Panel at VW. The speakers included an entrepreneur, corporate execs in finance, IT, diversity, a single mom, NGO leaders – all successful women, all different paths. What then, was the ‘secret sauce’ of their success? The answer was ever-present on the wall: DRIVE.

Pokemon Go is bigger than twitter!

Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go, the location-based augmented reality game that takes users outdoors to battle Pokemon characters, is bigger than twitter! In just seven days since the game was released in the US, Australia and NZ, Pokémon Go has exceeded Twitter’s 65 million American users, and the game’s servers have repeatedly crashed under the strain of its popularity. Want to get a jumpstart on the game? Check out these 14 tips.

Google/Facebook Advertising Strategy

Google AdWords vs Facebook Ads

Should your business use Google AdWords or facebook Ads? Depends on your goal. If you want to get people straight to your website to buy your products, use Google AdWords. If, on the other hand, you want to build an email mailing list (with a free offer such as an e-book) or build brand awareness, use Facebook. Why? People use google to search for things they need, such as a chiropractor in Brooklyn, or stylist in Berlin, whereas people go to facebook to socialize and so are more likely to react to a soft offer.

Creating a photo book but not sure which service to use?

stack of albums

Some of the services at the consumer end include Shutterfly, Mixbook, Pint Size Productions, and Blurb (for text-heavy books), as well as iPhoto for Mac users. I personally have tried Shutterfly, and have found it to be reasonably good for a basic book. For more detail, check out this cnet review. At the professional end, there is MyPublisher, which offers gorgeous leather covers and thick, glossy paper with layflat pages. The software can be buggy, though, so expect to spend time with tech support.

3 tips for quickly creating and posting video footage to your social media channels

3 tips for creating and posting videos

If timeliness is more important than high-end video production, you can quickly create and post video footage to your social media channels. There are many options: 1. use your computer’s webcam to record a video to upload, 2. record a video message on skype (as an mp4) and post that, or 3. *easiest of all*, use your cell phone to record a video and post directly to youtube, facebook and other channels. It’s a great idea to save all your videos to your own channel on youtube and use youtube’s fast ‘share to social media’ feature. CLICK HERE to see an example of a skype video recording captured on a laptop. It was quick and easy and had none of the shaky footage you often get with a cell phone. The trade off is the low audio quality.