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How to Scientifically Analyze Your Billboard Designs

Make your billboards more impactful — a data driven analysis.

How to Design a SlideShare that Pulls Over 1 Million Views

A data driven analysis to understand what 1M+ view Slideshare presentations have in common.

How Top B2B Startups are Creating Case Studies to Turn Leads Into Customers

We analyzed 79 case studies from some of the biggest B2B tech startups. This is what we learned.

What Analyzing 50 Brand Guides Taught Us About Building a Lasting Company

We analyzed the brand guides of 50 different companies of all sizes. This is what we learned.

We Tested 48 Facebook Ads To Bust 6 Marketing Myths

We picked six popular Facebook Ad marketing and image best practices and put them through some heavy testing to find the best ones!

What we learned from designing 200 pitch decks

Since the beginning of SketchDeck clients have asked us to design their fundraising pitch decks. We've now worked with over 200 companies to help them impress investors and raise capital for their businesses.

How to evaluate the design of a website

How to evaluate the design of a website

Marketing report: Leveraging the holiday season

We've analysed how top marketing teams leverage the holiday season

Getting Started with Infographics

Infographics can generate leads and boost sales. Read on to learn how to build a great one!

Less is more: our analysis of top logo redesigns

A logo is more than an illustration, company name, or chosen symbol—it’s branded semiotics, identifying and connoting meaning about the organization it represents. Alongside design, technology, or just about anything human-produced, logos change with driving cultural and social shifts. Each year we can see patterns in the updates made to company logos, and when looked at over a longer stretch of time, can even view the branded symbol as a bit of a funky, corporate time capsule.

Billion Dollar Companies Show Off Their Culture, Not Their Apps On Instagram

Over the last month we’ve analyzed the social media use of the biggest tech startups. We looked at one hundred billion dollar companies (so called ‘Unicorns’) and collected data on how they use social media. Even if you are not familiar with the startup world some Unicorns have integrated themselves into our culture, like Uber, Pinterest and Airbnb.

After 10,000+ data points, we figured out how to write a perfect Medium post

Over the last few years, Medium has quickly turned into my favorite place to publish and read. It’s a democratic haven where the most interesting articles will excel. Everyone’s success is determined by the strength of their writing, not their following.

Why Marketers Shouldn't Do It All

The proliferation of digital technologies has led to a seemingly infinite number of ways to engage with potential customers. From email to websites to social media, each channel presents a different opportunity to market our product or service.

Why people are bad at estimating timelines

You have a project you want to complete, and you want to know how long it’s going to take. You might break it down into steps you’ve done before, figure out how long, on average, those steps take to complete, and then add them up to get your overall project timeline.

Sam Altman's Ask Me Anything

Book recommendations

Moving from Consulting to Startup

I’m working on my second tech startup now. Before that I was a Management Consultant. Consulting teaches you many good things. Some are useful for starting a company, others are not.

Get your emails opened

The first goal for your sales or marketing email should be to get it opened. The second is to engage your audience.

Express Design with Walmart Grocery

We are well known for our speedy turnarounds on design projects. This is why Walmart Grocery reached out to us with an urgent request. Within an hour of their call we had a designer working on their project.

Examples: YC, uBiome, Crittercism

Six months ago, SketchDeck branched out from the humble presentation into other graphic design formats. We've worked on a wider range of projects that we had ever imagined! Here, we share our favourites with you.

Case study: 15Five

15Five and SketchDeck have been working together for sometime now, here's how everything started, and what we have achieved together.

Get the most out of your next conference

How to get the most out of a conference. Inspired by a recent visit to Launch Festival in San Francisco.

How to design a great logo for your company

A quick overview of making a great logo

How to create a brand

A short practical guide to branding

Examples: KISSPatent

Two recent examples that our designers have worked on. This time they're from KISSPatent and Wear Temperature

What should go in my sales presentation?

Our guide to a great sales pitch

Five tips for a great sales meeting

Sales meeting are expensive, but every one presents you with a big opportunity. Here's how to make them count.

Examples: Stanford, BloomReach & Boomtrain

In this post we share some examples of our work including: Sam Altman's (Y Combintor) Stanford lectures, Branding work for BoomTrain and e-book creation for BloomReach

Beyond the blog post: taking content marketing further

A quick guide to harnessing the power of content marketing

Re-design: YouGov Entrepreneurs Poll

SketchDeck re-design of the YouGov Entrepreneurs Poll - How startup founders and CEOs rate the top VCs in Silicon Valley

5 things to avoid when presenting to a large audience

Presenting to an audience is daunting. All the seasoned speakers we've worked with admit they still get stressed about presenting to large audiences. During a stressful talk it's easy to slip into bad habits. We've put together this top 5 list - avoid these and you're doing well!

Designer spotlight: Marin Finerty

A spotlight on one of our great designers. This time it's Marin Finerty. She showcases her work and talks about her SketchDeck experience.

SketchDeck launches design on demand

SketchDeck launch design on demand - the complete graphic design solution for businesses. You no longer need to hire separate designers or go to multiple design agencies. Get everything through SketchDeck. Always on brand.

The sales presentation: guest blog by Jan Schultink

A guest post by Jan Schultink - guide to a great sales presentation

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