VMA's Cross-Media Chronicles | Issue 01

"Stop. Collaborate and Listen."
- Robert Van Winkle, 1991

At Visual Media Alliance (VMA), we know just how important it is to view creativity as a renewable resource. That's why we're proud to bring you the first edition of The Cross-Media Chronicles featuring the latest industry news, content and free digital downloads.

Delivered monthly right to your inbox, The Cross-Media Chronicles is designed for business professionals throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada who want to connect with like-minded professionals and cultivate ideas that support cross-media collaboration. If you're looking for ways to ensure you never miss an opportunity to renew your creativity (and grow your business), don't forget to whitelist info@vma.bz. Ready to jump in? Let's go!

And oh by the way, just who is Visual Media Alliance? We are a nonprofit trade association who provides a variety of benefits and money saving programs to creative, web, marketing and print businesses.

How to rock a visual collaboration

How to rock a visual collaboration
One of the most important collaborations in a media campaign is between designers and photographers. It can be an amazing experience, or a battle of wills. Both work visually, but approaches can be very different.

Click here to read the article by Aubrie Pick from VMA's monthly cross-media magazine Storyboard, as she provides tips to help your next collaborative project be a true success.
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{E=MC2} - Explanations equal more confusion too

{E=MC2} - Explanations equal more confusion too
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Albert Einstein

Can your insurance provider simply explain your business? Or are you the one constantly explaining your business to them?

Visual Media Alliance specializes in providing knowledge-based insurances for your business (health, workers compensation and business liability). We can help you select the best coverage options quickly, while advising you on the right options to cut. Get a super quick, money-saving quote here.
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14 ways to combine print and social media in your marketing

14 ways to combine print and social media in your marketing
Whether you are a social media whiz kid, or a classy traditional printer -- by declaring peace and combining forces, you can use each others skills to reach larger audiences and dazzle clients.

In this article, we provide advice for designers and marketers on both sides of the fence, to provide you with creative ways to offer your clients more services.
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"We’ve grown our business to a size that we are comfortable with, but it still isn’t big enough to do it alone.”

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