VMA's Cross-Media Chronicles | Issue 08

"If you're not progressing, you're regressing; so, keep moving forward."
- Elon Musk, CEO Tesla

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 monthly Cross-Media Chronicles, featuring the latest industry news, content and free digital downloads.

The Powerful Role That Design Can Play (on a Global Scale)

 The Powerful Role That Design Can Play (on a Global Scale)
When it comes to tackling big issues like global warming, you might not immediately see the role that good design can play. But the committee behind the Climate Action Challenge are looking to change all that. Open to designers throughout the creative community, the Climate Action Challenge is a call to action for students and recent graduates, creative professionals, and startups who want to help affect global change in a positive way.

If you've been looking for a way to put your time and talent to use on a massive scale and are up for a challenge, keep reading.

Synergizing Multiple Channels for Marketing Success

Synergizing Multiple Channels for Marketing Success
When it comes to marketing strategy, synergy is the name of the game. No matter what you have on offer, your success in the marketplace depends on your ability to synergize multiple marketing channels. And to accomplish this, you've got to devise a marketing strategy that is at once interconnected and thoughtfully curated. For workable insights into how to do just that, you don't want to miss this post from the VMA Design Conference 2017 blog.

Along those lines, if you're ready to expand your marketing reach, you'll want consider advertising in the 2018 Visual Media Buyers Guide — one of the multiple channels VMA offers to its members as way of enhancing their brand. (Pro tip: Right now, all new members receive a free logo ad valued at $700 when they join.) Click the button below to learn more.
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Game Changer: A 3-D Printer Whose Time Has Come

Game Changer: A 3-D Printer Whose Time Has Come
For a while now, the idea of using 3-D printers to manufacture products on a large scale has been tantalizing — and, for the most part, just that: an idea. That's because 3-D printers traditionally have been limited to using moldable plastic in the manufacturing process, something that's great if you're making, say, a child's toy, not so much if you want to produce an automobile.

Desktop Metal has created a 3-D printer that can do with metals what most of its predecessors can only accomplish with more pliable plastics. Is this the 3-D printer that will forever change manufacturing? Read on and decide for yourself.
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June's Featured Member

Erica Aitken, President, Rods and Cones
"We have been a member of Visual Media Alliance (VMA) for almost 15 year and it’s been worth every penny. VMA is an organization that changes with the times. They are a huge asset to our industry. For Rods and Cones, they have assisted us with insurance, various discounts, opportunities to promote our company and services."

Erica Aitken
President, Rods and Cones

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