VMA's Cross-Media Chronicles | Issue 07

"Networking is marketing. Marketing yourself, marketing your uniqueness, marketing what you stand for."
- Christine Comaford-Lynch

At Visual Media Alliance (VMA), we know just how important it is to view creativity as a renewable resource. We're a nonprofit trade association that provides a variety of benefits and money-saving programs to creative, web, marketing and print businesses. Please enjoy our new monthly Cross-Media Chronicles, featuring the latest industry news, content and free digital downloads.

The Skinny on How to Make the Most of Facebook Stories

5 Social Media Trends to Watch for in 2017
Ready to add your voice to social media's latest trend? Ready or not, Facebook Stories are here — maybe to stay. How do they differ from the content that shows up in your news feed? And just what the heck is a Facebook Story anyway? We've got the skinny on how Stories work, how to make them work for you, and things you absolutely must avoid along the way. Read on.

Old-School Print Fan or Die-Hard Digital Consumer: A Few Ideas on Ways to Engage Readers (No Matter How You Publish)

Mobile Newsstand
Whether you're an old-school print advocate, a digital-only enthusiast, or someone who embraces both, you're no stranger to finding ever-more creative ways to engage your readership and generate revenue. If you're up for the challenge, that's good news. Because in the months to come, publications will be engaging in a fair amount of experimentation to capture hearts, minds, and wallet-share. We've got a few insights from some of the most successful print and new media publications out there, and it's all right here.
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Why You Won't Want to Miss VMA's 2017 Design Conference during SF Design Week

VMA Design Conference 2017
As in year's past, Visual Media Alliance's 2017 Design Conference is shaping up to be the can't-miss event for industry professionals during SF Design Week. Whether you need a jump start for your inspiration or are looking for ways to find consistency within your brand (and everything in between), this jam-packed, day-long conference will help you take your business to the next level. If you haven't done so already, register for the conference right now. We look forward to seeing you there.
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May's Featured Member

Michael Osborne of Michael Osborne Design
"Visual Media Alliance provides a fantastic opportunity for interacting with like-minded professionals in our community. The networking is key and opens doors to meeting fun and interesting people who make up the membership. I would recommend VMA to any owner of a creative agency or printing company who wants to be connected and up-to-date in the field."

Michael Osborne
Michael Osborne Design

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