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The team at Standard Beagle regularly shares deep insights and best practices you can use as your design and create your own products and services. Look to our blog for expertise in UX design, research, and other industry topics.
Social Media

Advertising on Snapchat for business

If you have been ignoring Snapchat for your brand, it may be time to rethink your marketing options. Snapchat is one of the fastest growing social media platforms, and with more than 178 million users, it’s one you can’t afford to keep ignoring. Let’s look at the stats (according to Snapchat) 178 Million – Average […]

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Social Media

What we learned at SXSW: Are you truly being authentic on social media?

  It is often said that our personal social media accounts are our highlight reels. “Unfiltered: Do Women need to get real on Instagram?” was a SXSW panel presented by Ashley Ford from Buzzfeed, Lori Leibovich of Time Inc/Real Simple, Stacey London (Style expert/TV personality, and Busy Phillips of Cougartown (TV actor). This panel covered […]

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Business

Why we say no to speculative work and design contests

Why do people ask designers to work for free? I’ve never understood why people ask me to design for free when they would never ask an architect, interior designer, or coffee shop to hand over a product without expecting to pay. Yet it happens frequently. Clients ask for speculative work and free pitches as a […]

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Musings

Why you shouldn’t set New Year’s Resolutions

Here’s what I do instead I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. To me, they seem cliche. Everyone talks about them. Everyone sets them. And then, everyone breaks them within a couple of months. The problem with resolutions Here’s the thing — resolutions are easy to break because they are too big and not […]

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Musings

25 books to add to your 2018 reading list

There’s nothing like the start of a new year to set goals, and this year I have a big one. Fresh off my success at reading 40 books in 2017, I’ve set a goal to read 50 books. I am determined to keep up the reading habit. Need help getting in the reading habit? Check […]

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13 Best Books for Leaders to Read in 2018

My literary picks for entrepreneurs, managers, and others I set a goal for myself in 2017 — read 40 books. That may seem like nothing for some people — especially when many entrepreneurs are known for reading 50 books a year. But for me it was a big deal. I’m not just a business owner […]

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