Talking Points
June 2020

eSports Provides Game Day Action

New Developments takes on major league sports, or more specifically, the giant hole created by their absence. To fill that void, fans and players alike are turning to eSports for their daily dose of pitch, hit, pass, run, dribble, and drive.

Color Trends Emerging this Spring

Color Trends Emerging this Spring

New Developments identifies the trendiest colors for spring 2020. You’ll learn about new shades inspired by nature, bold and unconventional color pairings, and how 3D textures are impacting color choices in design.

Northern Lights and Novel Ideas

Northern Lights and Novel Ideas

Have you heard the term “dynamic data?” New Developments shares how Alaska Airlines is using dynamic data to generate more bookings today, and what kind of novel promotions we can expect to see tomorrow.

Branding in the Digital Era

Branding was once a long-term investment. It still is, in many ways, but today’s most well-known brands—Amazon, Apple or Google—have only become prominent in the past decade while many formerly dominant brands have faded from glory or disappeared altogether. The truth is, brand equity is now created and destroyed more rapidly in today’s digital-first world…. Read more »

Dove Goes All-In with Recycling

Beauty care brand Dove is proving its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. The company just announced it plans to cut back on plastic waste and eventually reduce its virgin plastic by 20,000+ tons each year. Dove is embarking upon an ambitious initiative that will help address our planet’s plastic problem, shift commercial and consumer behaviors,… Read more »

Meet Ms. Monopoly

Remember the mustachioed, bespectacled, top-hat-wearing Monopoly Man? He’s no longer the game’s centerpiece. Hasbro has released a new version of Monopoly, and the tycoon’s niece, Ms. Monopoly, is now in charge. This new Monopoly celebrates female entrepreneurs, as players advance around the board investing in products and inventions created by women, rather than properties and… Read more »

A Better UI for Color Blindness

Color plays an essential role in UI design. When applied properly, color improves user experiences, influences purchasing decisions, and strengthens brand identity. But to use color in a way that’s equally effective for color blind individuals takes a little extra knowledge and skill. Roughly every 1 in 12 men, and 1 in 200 women, are… Read more »

How to Make Digital Marketing More Human

These days, it’s easy to get wrapped up in analytics and overlook the intimate, human connection our marketing is trying to make. If we adhere too closely to guidelines, statistics, and best practices, we risk losing the very element that motivates most consumers—emotion. SEO vs. Storytelling Content marketers generally fall into two camps. SEO advocates… Read more »

Videoconference Like a Pro

Videoconferencing is now a daily activity for many in the workplace. But poor connections, lighting, sound, and even bad habits can make it look like you don’t know what you’re doing. Here’s some helpful advice to make your virtual presence more pleasing and professional. Check Your Settings Most web-meeting apps have adequate default settings. But… Read more »

B2B Marketers Focus On Brand

In a recent survey of large businesses serving B2B markets, US and European marketers show optimism about brand as a growth driver. 57% of respondents anticipate marketing budget increases this year while only 13% expect a decrease. Also, 49% expect market research budgets to increase. Despite challenges, branding is the chief growth strategy 60% of… Read more »