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10 Quotes About Success from the Best Designers Today

10 Quotes About Success from the Best Designers Today

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Revellers are always seeking inspiration and creative momentum. Today we wanted to take a look at work and philosophies of the best designers today  — they’re passionate, talented, reveller and never afraid to speak their minds! Here are 9 great quotes by the top graphic designers of our time.

Raf Simons

“Some brands communicate sex in a very direct way. I very much like the idea of creating a type of mystique and distance linked to sensuality. If you hint at it, it can attract you to want to find out more about a person.”

Riccardo Tisci

“I like when a man has one strong accessory. If it’s a watch, it has to be major. If you have strong shoes, it should just be the shoes. I don’t like when a man is overdone—that’s just bad taste. Coco Chanel was always saying you have to watch yourself in the mirror, put on a lot of things, and then take them off. I think it should be that way for men as well.”

Kris van Assche

“My grandmother told me there are two ways of living: You can either survive or you can really make a life. There is eating and there is dining. She would always give that extra little effort, and I still believe that is important—to make things more beautiful makes all the difference.”

Paul Smith

“I’m very happy if a man smells like himself. But if he does wear a scent, it shouldn’t be too attention seeking. The people on the other side of the office shouldn’t be able to smell you.”

Rick Owens

“It’s funny—whenever someone talks about rules, I just want to break them. I recoil from the whole idea of rules.”

Thom Browne

“I like menswear from the late fifties and early sixties. It’s the uniformity and the lack of choice from that era that I respond to. It’s also the last time that there was such a distinct American style. Now it’s all jumbled up and homogenized.”

Dries van Noten

“Listen to what other people are saying about the way you dress, because in the end, fashion is a way of communicating. When you get your message wrong, it’s good that the people around you let you know.”

Kim Jones

“As a man gets older he knows what he feels good in and has built a wardrobe of staples. He knows where to shop and is loyal to certain brands. For example, I’m partial to Acne chinos and a white shirt. It’s kind of my uniform, which I vary a bit each season.”

Lucas Ossendrijver

“I like when I see somebody wearing Lanvin who has made it their own—when they’ve mixed it up with something they’ve had for 10 years, like an old, shabby raincoat. For me, the worst thing you can do is go all the way and buy a total look. Clothes are there to underline a personality, not to take it over.”

Jean Touitou

“I think it’s very important to look sexy at home. I hate it when people say, ‘I will take this to the countryside because it’s not fashionable anymore.’ I love being well-dressed when nobody’s looking at me.”

 

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Facebook Tips from a Reveller Jar

 Facebook Tips from a Reveller Jar

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Lets be honest. Everyone loves Facebook for one reason or another . Some loves to surf on Facebook on daily basis or randomly. However, everyone has a basic knowledge of how the platform works. The truth is , many of you are already familiar with Facebook tips on everyday stuffs like adding/deleting friends, saving posts for later viewing,  update your status, using the walls and profile, and upload photos. Also, it is worth noting that there are a lot of pages and & applications, that could be explored, hence why we compiled these links for relevant articles to maximize your Facebook savvy.

Facebook Introduces Audience Network: “A new way for advertisers to extend their campaigns beyond Facebook and into other mobile apps.”

Facebook Expands Availability of Business Manager: “A tool that lets large advertisers manage all of their ad accounts, pages, apps and permissions in one place—business.facebook.com.”

Facebook Announces Anonymous Login: “A brand-new way to log into apps without sharing any personal information from Facebook.”

Facebook Updates Page Roles: “Managers are now called admins, content creators are editors and Insights analysts are analysts. Keep in mind that only the names of these roles, not what they can do, have changed.

Facebook Messenger Improves Video and Photo Sharing: “Everything’s front and center, so it’s easier to send photos, voice messages and more.”

20 Facebook Tips/Tricks You Might Not Know: Check out 20 Facebook Tips/Tricks You Might Not Know.- Hongkiat 

5 marketing plans that you can follow or train your staff to do to achieve a higher rate of organic reach. – SocialMediopolis 

 

Remember Revellers that if you have interesting tips/tricks related to Facebook, please leave us a comment below

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REVELLERS Best of Web Series

REVELLERS Best of Web Series 

For anyone that has somehow managed to avoid the internet for a week, even if you try, I don’t think you can pull it off. I am kidding. I am sure a lot of you have the recipe. In our Revellers Best of Web Series, I love new suggestions so feel free to divulge any tips on how to pull that off in the comments section below. Anyways, I’ve got everything that you’ve missed wrapped up in this Best of Web Series from growth hacking strategies, to networking apps aim to build relationships, to the Fashion obsessed Ebay buyers to the analysis of your Facebook post frequency. What works and what does not? Revellers are you ready? Lets dive right in!

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These 10 Habits Will Actually Make You Smarter if you follow through – here

5 Ways to Find Leads and Customers on Twitter – here

Growth Hacking Strategies via Visually

Check out 14 tools to add to your social media marketing toolbox and why you should consider using them. via SME 

These are the 35 Best Personal Websites that we have Ever seen via The Muse

Discover how seven networking apps to build relationships here

Lagos: The World Capital of the Entrepreneur as everyone is selling something. Or as my driver put it, they are “chasing the money”. via @MadeitinAfrica

We still LOVE Ebay: for many fashion insiders, it’s the unpolished and uncurated eBay that continues to make fashion hearts beat faster. via @BoF 

Facebook Post Frequency: How to Find Out What Works. Read more here

Take a Look at Africa’s local dynamos: Five companies changing the rules of business  via @MadeitinAfrica

 

 

 

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Senior Marketing Consultant – Social Media & Digital Strategist 

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REVELLERS Best of Web Series

 REVELLERS Best of Web Series

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Happy Wednesday ! The race is not given to the swift nor to the strong, but to the one who endures to the end! Keep pressing, keep moving! This week, we are talking Africa, Stussy Music Compilation , the Freelance guide to Time Management,  Louis Vuitton, the art of forgiveness, some amazing twitter analytics tools, and some great places to find art for your apartment.

RVLLR Mots du Jour :

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear. Strong women don’t play victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful, & don’t point fingers. They stand & they deal”. – Mandy Hale

1. Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness via MayoClinic 

2. The Freelancer’s Guide to Time Management via LifeHacker

3. The following tools, however, stand out in my mind as exceptional or entertaining and I recommend you check them out if you want to analyze and visualize your activity on Twitter via TwitterToolsBook 

4. Fifteen Highly Successful People Who Failed On Their Way To Success via lifehack 

5. Freebie: Email Lookbook PDF for Spring/Summer 2014 via Marketo

6. Discover and Share Best Content Marketing Strategies via Slideshare 

7. Five Ways to Take Your Pinterest Marketing to the Next Level via SME

8. Insider: 4 Things Millionaires Have In Common, Backed By Research here 

9. Quiz: After Taking This Quiz, I Know What Career I Should Actually Lead…here

10. Amazing  Exclusive First Look: Six Design ‘Iconoclasts’ Interpret Louis Vuitton’s Monogram via BoF

 

RVLLR Video of the Week:

These young Dancers in the NYC subway prove that location don’t mean anything as long as you got talent

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Ways to Make Emails More Fun

10 Ways to Make Emails More Fun

As mentioned by Live Bold and Bloom, “As creatures of habit, our routines are comfortable and comforting. We humans tend to resist too much excitement even while we long to live a more exciting life. Living an exciting life appears great in theory, but it’s a bit daunting when we’re faced with the possibility of actually doing something to make it exciting”

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Email checking and writing are activities that do not have to be chores. Instead they can even be fun and less painful instead of being overwhelmed and not knowing where to start or stop as well. Whether you hate it or love it, emails are here to stay and email management is critical to the success of any companies. Here at Society of Revellers, we wanted to share with you our 10 Ways to Make Emails More Fun

1. Gmelius is a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera that majorly boosts your Gmail experience with everything from a cleaned-up interface (no more ads!) to the ability to block email trackers to protect your privacy. Some bloggers have even called it Gmail on steroids. Check out this tool asap.

2. This one here is one of our favourite tools to use: The appropriately named Notes For Gmail annotate emails, add sticky notes to your Inbox or folders and never forget about important things again. Note related phone calls, To-Dos, findings, etc.

3. If you are the type of person who sends or sign a lot of documents and contracts, try this tool called Hellosign for Gmail: This handy tool lets you sign documents and fill out forms without leaving your inbox—it will become your lifesaver, especially if you hate scanners, printers, and fax machines.

4. Searching to see if this email can be found later is critical when writing your text.  In fact, what would you search to find this email later on? Add words that you can remember in your email. Try this: “Letter of Character Reference from Paul with Letter of Character Reference for Work Application from Paul”

5. Sometimes, your email inbox gets flooded with emails. An essential tool to help you when you have not cleared your inbox in a while  will be the Email Game. We love this tool because it gives you about five minutes to get through as many emails as possible and rewards you with points. The competition is yourself and it focuses on tackling 10-20 emails at a time, making your inbox battle feel more bite-sized.

6. You must set just a few times each day that you’ll check your inbox. This way, you can just dedicate a specific time bracket to just do one task: clear your inbox

7. The idea here is that a lot of ‘urgent’ emails tend to resolve themselves without your assistance, as mentioned by Alexandra Franzen  Therefore, fighting the urge to automatically respond to messages is one major key to successfully declutter that inbox

8. Only focus on emails from individuals that you know instead of getting a lot of unwanted emails that you have to sort through. A great tool that we use is Boxbe, which prioritizes mail from your contacts and commercial senders you trust. You iwll also have access to a personalized “Guest List” as well as a separate “Waiting List.”

9. To decrease the time you spend emailing, try this: Treat all email responses like SMS text messages, using a set number of letters per response. Since it’s too hard to count letters, we count sentences instead. Check out five.sentenc.es

10. Unsubscribe from all the newsletters or at least 50% of what you are currently receiving in your inbox to reduce the clutter. A good tool to use will be Unroll.me, which we found to be the easiest way to manage your inbox— Unsubscribe from unwanted email subscriptions, discover new ones and organize them all in one place.

What about you Reveller? Tell us! What have been your favorite email management tips and how has it helped you?

 

About the Author:

By Zee – I love communication, fashion, technology, web, design, gastronomy, creativity and most of all, knowledge. Web writer, french/english translator and co founder of Society of Revellers and King de la Cote. Twitter:@otowndon

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10 Best Email Practices

 10 Best Email Practices

Everyone is always looking for ways to maximize their email efficiency and how can we be more productive daily. According to Marketing profs , “Some 122,500,453,020 emails are sent every hour, so marketers must master the art of getting their email seen in a crowded inbox”. I am not going to lie, we all go through the same struggles at times: coming up with blog titles, which social tools to use the most or the one to use the least. The truth of the matter is, sending an email to your prospects or a family friend daily or weekly can increase your level of happiness and level of productivity. Try these approaches for sending emails and you might just become a email master.

Revellers, this is now your turn. What are your techniques to maximize your productivity and clear that inbox that you hate being so full ? Hit us up below with your comments

About the Author

By Zee – I love communication, fashion, technology, web, design, gastronomy, creativity and most of all, knowledge. Web writer, french/english translator and co founder of Society of Revellers and King de la Cote. Twitter:@otowndon

 

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Privacy and Security on Facebook

Privacy and Security on Facebook

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This infographic is a reminder of the paranoiac world we live in. The truth is , if you don’t want something to come back to you, please do not share it on social media . In fact , we all know that Facebook privacy and security will continue to be a controversial issue. So, don’t go cold turkey on Facebook. Instead,  The Best Computer Science Schools put together an infographic consolidating statistics, showing you what to do and what no to do, plus additional helpful tips.  Facebook also listens to their audience very carefully, thus a number of privacy settings have been enabled to help you exert a bit more control over your online life. do’s and don’ts, things to avoid, as well as other suggestions.

This list summarizes the Privacy and Security rules but the infographic below has way more detail, but here are the top 10 Facebook privacy no-no’s from The Best Computer Science Schools:

  1. Never use Klout and similar services.
  2. Never publicly post that you are away for an extended period of time.
  3. Never provide too much information about current whereabouts.
  4. Never publish your full home address and contact details anywhere online, including on Facebook.
  5. Avoid posting photos of your children and, if you do, don’t identify or tag them.
  6. Never use Facebook applications or other mobile apps that want to post for you.
  7. Never post or tag photos of your friends doing questionable things.
  8. Never post “insider information,” especially for publicly traded companies.
  9. Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know.
  10. Avoid using short, simple passwords.

 

Tell Us RVLLRs what you think of this infographic. Please leave us some comments about how you protect yourself online and particularly Facebook

 

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10 Apps REVELLERS Love

10 Apps REVELLERS Love

New applications come out everyday. We now have subscription-based screen sharing platforms, to intelligent job search engines,. By covering the Android apps market in the past few months, we finally took the time to filter through all the fuss to bring you  our selection of the best Google Play newcomers from the past month. Try to use some of these apps and leave us some comments about which ones are your favourites.

 

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HipChat Introduces Video and Screen Sharing: HipChat’s one-to-one video chat and screen sharing are now available on all of their apps.

Adobe Voice:  A free app to “turn your story into a stunning animated video.”

 

 

Base: “An innovative tool that brings your mobile notifications to life.”

Twoople: An app that “makes it easy for others to chat with you.”

Jobr: “Connecting talented individuals with the job they never knew was waiting.”

Mingle: This app “was built from the ground up to make connecting with your contacts faster, easier and more enjoyable in every way!”

Visible Measures Launches Fabric: ”The market’s first demand-side platform for content marketers.”

Here are a few cool social media tools worth checking out:

Vhoto: This new app instantly finds the best photos within your videos and turns them into stills.

OptimizeMe: “Simply track your everyday life with OptimizeMe and learn how to improve it.”

PastBook: “This brand-new app allows you to privately collect photos with friends from anywhere and create, share and print photo albums in seconds.”

Glove is a useful app for picking out a wireless carrier when you move to a new city.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/android-exclusive-apps-2014-4?op=1#ixzz39Mh0YxO8

 

 

 

 

What do you think? What news inspired your social media marketing this week? Please share your comments below

 

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3 Chrome Extensions To Help You Land the Job You Want

3 Chrome Extensions To Help You Land the Job You Want

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The job market is very difficult these days. A lot of todays recruiters, especially the good ones, tap into social recruiting to see how tech savvy their applicants are. More so, they take a look into the online reputation that you have been forging over the years. Great talent can be found by looking past Linkedin and use appropriate candidates for the right position. This can be challenging for many but this is when Society of Revellers comes in. We narrowed this list down to three recruiter-approved Chrome extensions to assist you with your search and land the job you want. Of course, you know the drill: be active on all your social media platforms, retweet, comment, use google ‘s+1, share everywhere relevant to your field, and generally try to build positive, two-way relationships online. If you do these activities steadily, you will enhance your social networking presence and land the job you desired, no matter where you are located at the present time.

1.  Discoverly

Discoverly is for anyone needing to network, like 1) job hunters 2) salespeople 3) recruiters 4) entrepreneurs and even 5) journalists looking for sources.  Discoverly has been one of the favourite tools for recruiters in order to increase the number of referrals from people you know, more specifically your friends and employees—The extension works great. Once you complete the installation ans restart your browser, all you have to do is to contact or potential contact on LinkedIn, and Discoverly will tell you if you have mutual Facebook friends. You can then proceed to an introduction

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2. Connectifier

Another great tool to use is Connectifier. It is quickly becoming “la poupee cherie” of the recruiters. To see why it has been on everyone’s lips, it is currently free to use. The big draw to Connectifier, is that it reveals more places where you hang out, more contact details, and links to your blog. Connectifier is a sidebar that appears in your browser to give you additional sourcing information for the best talent such as an email address, GitHub profile, or personal homepage. Press “Add To Chrome” to get started.

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3. Leaf

This extension promises you one thing: The ability to get insights about anyone, without ever leaving Twitter. Now you can instantly access precise and meaningful analytics about your followers, influencers, competitors or even yourself, directly from Twitter or Tweetdeck! Infact, Leaf enables you to get rich data on Twitter users, pretty much all the stuff that you want to know before you follow someone.  the main focus here should be growth: If someone’s follower base is growing, he or she is likely sharing and engaging well. You can now weed out the people whom you follow but are not tweeting.

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Leaf is undergoing constant growth and we are looking forward to see what additional improvements get made to the platform.

Here you have it. These three extensions will be putting your social job search in full effect and you will be able to achieve your goals.

For more tips on how to stay efficient in getting your tasks done, sign up and follow us on Facebook  and twitter to get it all under one umbrella

About the Author:

By Zee – I love communication, fashion, technology, web, design, gastronomy, creativity and most of all, knowledge. Web writer, french/english translator and co founder of Society of Revellers and King de la Cote. Twitter: @otowndon

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Infographic: How to Maximize your vacation Happiness

Infographic: How to Maximize your vacation Happiness

It is never too late to enjoy the remaining of the summer madness . The scientists over at Happify learnt about what it takes to maximize your happiness before (and during) a vacation. In Canada, we did not have much of a summer to be realistic: Rain, mixed with cloudy and gloomy weather overshadowed the sunny sky that we are accustomed to see when thinking about summer time. However, this infographic has helped me to maximize my vacation happiness. We hope that this infographic will help you achieve the most fun for your summer vacation! RVLLR Check it out below and hit us up to let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

 

 

 

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