Our Interest in Seeing “The Interview”

Never has a comedy caused so much drama. But, we have to say, the Sony leaks couldn’t have done a better job of making us actually want to see The Interview controversy. Alas, we’ll just have to wait to see what Seth Rogen and James Franco do next.

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How to Apply Good Design at Every Level of Your Organization

Strong visual communication is paramount in a healthy organization, yet it continues to be a hurdle. We all know the dangers of bad communication, which can sap time, energy and resources—even cause PR disasters that damage your credibility and bottom line. But poor design is a subtle plague, much more widespread in organizations today than…

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3 Predictions for the Future of Infographics

2015 is right around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about what your visual content will look like in the new year. With new publishing platforms and more formats available to brands than ever before, infographics are evolving in very specific ways. Here, we outline the three trends we think we’ll see more of. Take a look, and let us know what trends you think are on the horizon.

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Work of the Week: Future of Infographics, What to Do with Fruitcake, and More

We’re lucky to get to do good work with great partners, constantly creating a variety of visual content. Whether it’s an annual report, infographic, or live-action video, we love the challenge. But what we love most is getting to share these projects with the world, so we take time each week to do just that….

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Q&A: Toby Sterrett of Simple Talks Design and Data in the Banking World

When you visit your bank’s website or get your new debit card in the mail, the last word that probably comes to mind is “beautiful.” But we have to say that Simple, a new banking company whose beautiful design embodies its name, is definitely not a regular banking company. At every touchpoint, from custom reports…

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BuzzFeed Traffic Grew 157% This Year + Their Latest Report Will Have You Rethinking Your Ad Spend

BuzzFeed’s latest insights report, “How Technology is Changing Media,” has gathered up some fascinating stats about how we find, share, and consume information these days. Revolving around new trends in social, mobile, and video usage, the numbers are sure to enlighten and inspire — especially those of us in charge of ad spending (or those of us who wish we were).

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Visual Storytelling: How Californians Identify Seasons

Winter is coming. Well, for most areas of the country it’s here. But at C5 HQ in Southern California, we can’t say we sense much different. How do we tell when the season has changed? The latest installment of our Visual Storytelling series explains it.

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Content Marketing is a Strategic Solution to a Strategic Problem

This post originally appeared on NewsCred. One of the biggest challenges I see today with content marketing is that it is largely a tactical solution to a tactical problem. Many so-called approaches to content marketing are merely just content. Or worse, they are campaigns. An e-book is not content marketing. A landing page with content on it…

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The Data Basics You Need to Know

Data is everywhere these days, and it’s likely you do—or will—use it regularly. But we know it’s probably been a while since you sat through math class, or maybe you never quite learned the data basics. (Don’t worry, we won’t call you out.) Instead, we want to help you get a grasp so that you can better understand and ultimately visualize the data you work with. Here are the data basics you need to know.

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Introducing Column Five’s First Video Game: Groove Glider

During our last office-wide Hack Day, we closed down shop for a day to work on a few C5 projects and experiment with creating some cool stuff—just because. Now we’re excited to share one of those projects with you. Check out Groove Glider, the first official Column Five video game. (Pro tip: You should turn your…

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