CBD-X Communicate By Design-x is a SWaM certified results-driven boutique marketing & creative firm with a 25 year legacy in the DC Metro Area.
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X means multiplying results. Your results. We create campaigns and communications that get the word out, the work done, or the sales made. For over 25 years, cbd-x has been helping associations, businesses, and non-profit organizations achieve their goals through marketing, graphics design, and web design services.

Samantha, our newest team member CBD-X is a Maker–focused on perfection. #design #creative #mycreativetypehttp://ow.ly/X...
12/06/2019

Samantha, our newest team member CBD-X is a Maker–focused on perfection. #design #creative #mycreativetype
http://ow.ly/XsNq50xfgON

In the season of giving, take donor concerns head on with messaging on the need for overhead. #nonprofit #association
12/05/2019
Help Your Donors Overcome "Overhead Aversion"

In the season of giving, take donor concerns head on with messaging on the need for overhead. #nonprofit #association

Research shows that many donors make their giving decisions based on how much an organization spends on overhead, and the pressure to cut costs which can starve nonprofits of critical operating resources. But analysts have proposed ways to overcome the "overhead myth."

12/03/2019

It is #GivingTuesday! We'll be retweeting and resharing all day! Let us know in the comments who to retweet and reshare today!

12/02/2019

Team CBD-X trying to be productive the Monday after Thanksgiving. #mondaymorning

Sugako & Lindsay, at CBD-X are both Dreamers, filling their work with meaning and magic. #design #creative #mycreativety...
11/26/2019
Creative Types by Adobe Create

Sugako & Lindsay, at CBD-X are both Dreamers, filling their work with meaning and magic. #design #creative #mycreativetype

My creative type is Dreamer, and we're known for our empathy and imagination. To discover your Creative Type, take the quiz now. mycreativetype.com

Hardcopy proofs for our 2019 holiday card rolled-in! #unboxing #design #holidays #TisTheSeason #countdown
11/25/2019

Hardcopy proofs for our 2019 holiday card rolled-in!
#unboxing #design #holidays #TisTheSeason #countdown

Today when we have big news to announce, we post it to social media. A man with too many "followers" in the 1840s? He cr...
11/22/2019
The History of the Christmas Card

Today when we have big news to announce, we post it to social media. A man with too many "followers" in the 1840s? He created the holiday card.
#holidays #holidaysarecoming #history

Borne out of having too little time, the holiday greeting has boomed into a major industry

As the holiday season approaches, we are setting our tables and decking our halls. To allow the team time with their fam...
11/22/2019

As the holiday season approaches, we are setting our tables and decking our halls.

To allow the team time with their families (and to recover from food comas), our office will be closed on:

Nov. 28-29
Dec. 25
Jan. 1

and we'll be closing early on:

Dec. 24
Dec. 31

If there an on-going or upcoming task that will be impacted by this, please contact us.

#throwbackthursday to our 2017 holiday card—a pop-up luminary. #TisTheSeason #countdown #holidaycard #holidays
11/22/2019

#throwbackthursday to our 2017 holiday card—a pop-up luminary.
#TisTheSeason #countdown #holidaycard #holidays

Is your organization making SEO a part of its online marketing strategy? Check out these strategies. #SEO #association #...
11/21/2019
3 SEO Practices to Guide Your Strategy in 2020

Is your organization making SEO a part of its online marketing strategy? Check out these strategies. #SEO #association #webdesign

SEO is important, but it’s hard to explain up the corporate ladder and to other departments. Reframing your SEO practices could help drive better results in the coming year.

Jenn at CBD-X is the Visionary. Impossible isn't in her vocabulary. #mycreativetype #creative #design
11/20/2019
Creative Types by Adobe Create

Jenn at CBD-X is the Visionary. Impossible isn't in her vocabulary. #mycreativetype #creative #design

My creative type is Visionary, and we're known to be charismatic and expressive. To discover your Creative Type, take the quiz now.

How one association used member referrals to grow their membership. #association #membership #associationhack
11/19/2019
Membership Hack: Referral Dollars

How one association used member referrals to grow their membership. #association #membership #associationhack

The International Association of Registered Financial Consultants doles out a $25 referral credit to any member who refers recruits during an end-of-year membership drive. The dollars can be used to pay down next year’s dues.

If you are an association, you are not just counting down until the holidays. Are you ready for the membership renewal s...
11/14/2019
The Countdown to Renewal Season Is On. Are You Ready?

If you are an association, you are not just counting down until the holidays. Are you ready for the membership renewal season?
#association #membership

Many associations operate on a calendar-year dues cycle with renewals late in the year, which means their members are currently deciding whether to join up again. Here are three tips to boost the chance of a renewal.

#throwbackthursday to our 2018 holiday countdown card. #TisTheSeason #countdown
11/14/2019

#throwbackthursday to our 2018 holiday countdown card.
#TisTheSeason #countdown

Google, in partnership with Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, analyzed gender bias in 2.7 million YouTube videos...
11/13/2019
Diversity and Inclusivity Report: Gender in YouTube Advertising - Think with Google

Google, in partnership with Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, analyzed gender bias in 2.7 million YouTube videos. See their findings on inclusive storytelling.
#google #video #storytelling #inclusivity

Achieving diversity and inclusion in advertising is an ongoing journey. But the data in our latest diversity and inclusion report is encouraging.

In 1929 Laszlo Moholy-Nagy predicted the future of design. Where do you see design going? Where should it go? #future #d...
11/11/2019
The Bauhaus Master Who Saw Photoshop Coming, 90 Years Ahead of Time

In 1929 Laszlo Moholy-Nagy predicted the future of design. Where do you see design going? Where should it go?
#future #design #history

In the 1920s and ’30s, the New Typography movement spearheaded by the likes of Jan Tschichold, Karel Teige, Herbert Bayer, and El Lissitzky transformed graphics and information design, spurring not only a new aesthetic style but an unprecedented way of working. In an era when new forms of industr

2 things association should plan for in 2020. How is your association responding? #association #events #conferences
11/08/2019
The Two Most Important Trends To Know in 2020

2 things association should plan for in 2020. How is your association responding?
#association #events #conferences

Experiential events are elevating attendee experience, while improved tech is driving higher productivity.

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With Amazon's CEO coming to Northern Virginia, we are more interested than ever on Bezos's masterplan. #HQ2 #Amazon
11/06/2019
Jeff Bezos’s Master Plan

With Amazon's CEO coming to Northern Virginia, we are more interested than ever on Bezos's masterplan.
#HQ2 #Amazon

What the Amazon founder and CEO wants for his empire and himself, and what that means for the rest of us.

Simple design changes can make waves—sometimes in bad ways. Read about why Apple's latest iPhone update is aggravating u...
11/05/2019
Apple tweaked the iPhone email app — and people are trashing it

Simple design changes can make waves—sometimes in bad ways. Read about why Apple's latest iPhone update is aggravating users. #techtuesday #apple #iphone #uiux # design

Apple’s devoted fan base came to expect design perfection after a string of breakthrough products over the years.

How to use the year's biggest shopping days in your marketing plan even if you're not in retail#marketingmonday #marketi...
11/04/2019
How to use the year's biggest shopping days in your marketing plan even if you're not in retail

How to use the year's biggest shopping days in your marketing plan even if you're not in retail
#marketingmonday #marketing #holidaycountdown #blackfriday

Thanksgiving is when America loosens its belt for dinner - and its wallet for shopping. Your organization can take advantage of the season's biggest shopping days, even if you're not a retailer. Last year, Thanksgiving Day brought in $3.7 billion in online sales, and Black Friday, $6.2 billion, whil...

Coming into work on Monday ready to take on new challenges#MondayMotivation #Nats
11/04/2019

Coming into work on Monday ready to take on new challenges
#MondayMotivation #Nats

Boo! Creatives really turn out for Halloween. #halloween #nats #MIB #startrek #maleficent
10/31/2019

Boo! Creatives really turn out for Halloween. #halloween #nats #MIB #startrek #maleficent

#TakeMeBackTuesday to Halloween 2018. Any guess on the cbd-x team's halloween costumes this year? #halloween
10/30/2019

#TakeMeBackTuesday to Halloween 2018. Any guess on the cbd-x team's halloween costumes this year? #halloween

Ready. Set. Plan! A little #mondaymotivation with #conference planning in full swing. #association #eventplanning
10/28/2019
Lessons for Meeting Pros from "The Great British Baking Show"

Ready. Set. Plan! A little #mondaymotivation with #conference planning in full swing. #association #eventplanning

The amateur baking competition The Great British Baking Show is known for its tasty creations and likeable personalities. But the British TV show also has lessons that can be applied to meeting planning.

#behindthescenes at cbd-x's holiday card pitch meeting. #tistheseason #countdown
10/25/2019

#behindthescenes at cbd-x's holiday card pitch meeting. #tistheseason #countdown

Data is used in surprising ways! Check out how Netflix used data to decide to sign Sandler to a multimillion-dollar, mul...
10/25/2019
Daily Buzz: An Offbeat Example of How Data Can Inform Anything

Data is used in surprising ways! Check out how Netflix used data to decide to sign Sandler to a multimillion-dollar, multi-movie deal—twice. What are some of the surprises your data has shown you? #association #datascience #netflix

What your association can learn from Adam Sandler’s film career. (Yes, you read that right.) Also: a psychological approach to collaboration.

If you haven't started already, its time to start prepping for the holiday season's biggest shopping and donation days. ...
10/25/2019
Start planning now for Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday, and Cyber Monday

If you haven't started already, its time to start prepping for the holiday season's biggest shopping and donation days. http://ow.ly/VhPM50wTnAZ
#areyouready #blackfriday #shoplocalsaturday #cybermonday #givingtuesday

Regardless of your goals, there are a few tips you'll need before you jump into the holiday marketing frenzy: Prep your website: Make sure your website is ready for prime time with an intuitive user interface and a seamless checkout or donation experience with multiple payment methods. Check your si...

#ThrowbackThursday #TBT to #teambuilding at Empower Adventures Middleburg. #success
10/24/2019

#ThrowbackThursday #TBT to #teambuilding at Empower Adventures Middleburg.
#success

The Supreme Court has denied Domino’s appeal of the ground-breaking website accessibility decision entered against it by...
10/23/2019
ADA and the Internet

The Supreme Court has denied Domino’s appeal of the ground-breaking website accessibility decision entered against it by a court in California. What does this mean for ecommerce websites? Read more http://ow.ly/JKCP50wRxpg #accessibility #ecommerce #webdesign

> Does your site or web application need to comply with accessibility laws? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President Geo

#TakeMeBackTuesday to the time Asim caught a foul ball at a #Nats game! #worldseries #stayinthefight ⚾
10/22/2019

#TakeMeBackTuesday to the time Asim caught a foul ball at a #Nats game! #worldseries #stayinthefight ⚾

#TakeMeBackTuesday to the time Asim caught a foul ball at a #Nats game! #worldseries #stayinthefight ⚾
10/22/2019

#TakeMeBackTuesday to the time Asim caught a foul ball at a #Nats game! #worldseries #stayinthefight ⚾

08/25/2017

Congratulations to Matt Stavish from Republic Capital Access! He is our winner for a round of golf for 4 at Lansdowne Resort.

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