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Include graphic artists in your proposal kickoffs

Posted by John Telford on Jan 28, 2019 10:15:00 AM

You've assembled an all-star team of SMEs, writers, editors and proposal managers to start work on your latest proposal effort. Your confidence is running high as you head into your kickoff meeting where you'll craft the strategy, win themes and discriminators that will define your proposal. The time for the kickoff arrives, and your team members are settled into their seats, except you've forgotten to invite one of the key participants who will play a vital role in developing the final product – the graphic artist.

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Topics: proposal management, infographic, Information Graphics, Government Proposals, Proposal Graphics, RFP, Problem Solving with Infographics, infographics in business, visual thinking, Information graphics in government, Brainstorming, Kickoff Meeting

INFOGRAPHIC: Trump nominates Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Posted by John Telford on Jul 9, 2018 10:20:44 PM

President Donald Trump has nominated DC Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed, he will take the seat occupied by retiring Judge Anthony Kennedy, who was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1987 and confirmed in 1988. 

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Topics: Visual Storytelling, Infographics, Information Graphics, President Donald Trump, Supreme Court, Politics, Brett Kavanaugh

Infographic: Notable Deaths in 2017

Posted by John Telford on Jan 1, 2018 9:24:34 PM

2017 marks our second year producing the "Notable Deaths" infographic timeline. I'd like to say we could draw some solid data-driven conclusions now that we have two graphics to compare, but there's so much subjectivity in this process that it makes drawing actual scientifically valid assertions impossible. As we wrote in last year's post:

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Topics: Infographics, Information Graphics, Celebrities, Noteworthy deaths, Glen Campbell, Charles Manson, Jerry Lewis, Tom Petty, Hugh Hefner, Mary Tyler Moore, Gregg Allman, Adam West, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino

VMT Home Health Agency uses infographics to introduce change

Posted by John Telford on Feb 14, 2017 10:31:53 PM

I have to say we are incredibly fortunate to work with a ton of great clients, and we're even more fortunate when a client we've worked with at one organization moves on to a new opportunity at a different organization and so appreciates the work we've done together in the past that they want to work with us in their new role as well.

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Topics: Infographics, Information Graphics, Client Testimonial, VMT Home Health

Valentine's sale: Get $10 off our infographic Shakespeare posters

Posted by John Telford on Feb 10, 2017 6:09:16 PM

Love is in the air! Now through Valentine's Day you can get $10 off all our Shakespeare Illustrated Plot Summary posters. It's our biggest discount ever. What can we say? We're just in the mood to spread some information graphic love. 

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Topics: Shakespeare, Infographics, Information Graphics, posters, Etsy, online store, Coupon Code, Valentine's Day

INFOGRAPHIC: Supreme Court justices have lasting impact on president’s legacy

Posted by John Telford on Jan 31, 2017 8:12:30 PM

When Mitch McConnell opted not to hold a vote on former President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in early 2016, Democrats cried foul. McConell's argument was that because Obama was in his last year, was term limited and the presidential race was already in full swing, the decision should be left to the newly elected president to decide.

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Topics: Visual Storytelling, Infographics, Information Graphics, President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, President Donald Trump, Supreme Court, Politics

INFOGRAPHIC: Stats on Trump's immigration ban you've likely not seen

Posted by John Telford on Jan 30, 2017 10:57:46 PM

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” This EO temporarily bans the issuing of visas to “immigrants and nonimmigrants” from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen — countries listed as terrorist hotbeds by the Obama administration — for a period of 90 days. Additionally, the EO temporarily bans all refugees from those same countries for a period of 120 days while the Trump administration examines vetting guidelines for entry into the U.S.

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Topics: Infographics, Information Graphics, news media, President Donald Trump, Immigration, Executive order, Hitler, Politics

Infographic: Notable Deaths in 2016

Posted by John Telford on Dec 29, 2016 5:01:49 PM

We're seeing lots of people on social media exasperated about how terrible a year 2016 has been. I'm not sure how true that is compared to other years, but clearly some people can't wait for 2016 to end and for 2017 to begin. Maybe that's due to the hotly contested election season or to the seemingly large number of celebrities and other noteworthy people who died in 2016.

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Topics: Infographics, Information Graphics, Celebrities, Prince, Noteworthy deaths, Carrie Fisher, Nancy Reagan, George Michael

Christmas sale: Infographic Shakespeare posters and Santa Christmas cards 25% off

Posted by John Telford on Dec 14, 2016 8:39:03 AM

It's officially the Christmas holiday season, and if you're like most folks, you're probably running behind on shopping for your friends and family. Well, we're here to help because that's how we roll. Right now, in our online storefront, we're giving you 25% off our popular Shakespeare Illustrated Plot Summary Infographic Posters and our brand new Science of Santa Infographic Christmas Cards. They're perfect for your favorite egghead-know-it-all.

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Topics: Shakespeare, Infographics, Information Graphics, posters, Etsy, online store, Christmas, Coupon Code, greeting cards

Infographic: Many fast food inventors and founders live longer than the average Joe

Posted by John Telford on Dec 6, 2016 4:15:26 PM

When Jim Delligatti, inventor of McDonald's famed Big Mac, died on Nov. 28, 2016, and then was followed two days later by the inventor of General Tso's Chicken, Chef Peng Chang-kuei — both at the age of 98 — we, along with the rest of fast-food-loving America, mourned the tragic loss of these two legendary figures by making a run for burgers and Chinese takeout. Ok, not really.

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Topics: Infographics, Information Graphics, Colonel Sanders, Fast Food, David R. Edgerton, William Rosenberg, General Tso’s Chicken, Baskin-Robbins, Taco Bell, Dunkin’ Donuts, Jim Delligatti, Peng Chang-kuei, Burt "Butch" Baskin, Irvine Robbins, Glen William Bell, Jr., Rex David "Dave" Thomas, Dan and Frank Carney, James Whitman "Jim" McLamore, Samuel Truett Cathy, Big Mac, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Chick-Fil-A

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