Friday At Four

Lessons from Spring Cleaning

By: Jessica

April 06, 2017

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Lessons from Spring Cleaning

This past Friday, we tackled spring cleaning here at Xdesign HQ. It might seem like a project better suited for the home than the office, but there are countless benefits to deep cleaning at work! Not only does it improve the overall appearance for staff and guests, it can also increase employee health and productivity!

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The Importance of Web Accessibility

By: Michael

February 13, 2017

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The Importance of Web Accessibility

In the web community, we love our buzzwords, acronyms and frameworks, but one term in particular being constantly discussed is “web accessibility.”

Often, accessibility is lumped in with SEO practices and treated as a way to improve your Google search ranking (If you ain’t first, you’re last, amirite?). However, accessibility should be a main focus on its own. Sure it can improve your SEO, but the greater benefit far exceeds it. 

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How to Land a Job and Other Important Life Answers

By: sarah

December 01, 2016

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How to Land a Job and Other Important Life Answers

I’m a senior in the digital advertising program at Louisiana State University, and graduation is dauntingly close. In classes, we’re working on projects for real clients, and we have agency representatives visit us. Yet, many of my classmates and I are anxious about getting a job after we get our diploma. So during my Friday @ 4 presentation, I took advantage of my position as an intern to get some solid advice from my talented coworkers for students like me.

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How To Quickly Generate Creative Ideas

By: Tiffanie

October 21, 2016

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How To Quickly Generate Creative Ideas

As an advertising agency, creative thinking and unique ideas are the foundations of what we do. It is a way of looking at problems or situations from a fresh perspective, often leading to one-of-a-kind solutions that can be unorthodox or unconventional. But creative thinking isn’t just reserved for advertising agencies; it can, and should, be applied to all types of businesses.

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5 Steps to Giving & Following Instructions in the Workplace

By: Simone

October 20, 2016

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5 Steps to Giving & Following Instructions in the Workplace

If you’re a boss, supervisor or manager, you’re probably used to giving a lot of directions at work. But if you’re not, you may be someone who mostly takes instructions from others. To get a task done properly, there are a few things we can all do to give and follow directions more effectively.

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4 Reasons Things Become Popular

By: Michael

October 14, 2016

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4 Reasons Things Become Popular

In this digital age where videos and ideas go viral daily (if not hourly), it seems like capturing lightning in a bottle to create one of those things. A completely random occurrence. However, it is not. There is a science behind why things go viral or become popular.

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