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.

According to an Adobe Report, 61% of Americans value diversity in advertising. Read more to understand what inclusive ma...
02/26/2020

According to an Adobe Report, 61% of Americans value diversity in advertising. Read more to understand what inclusive marketing means for an association.

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#inclusivity #diversity #association #marketing

Designer. Developer. Frontend. Backend. Who reigns supreme? No one without the help of the other. https://bit.ly/2VhGd3n...
02/25/2020

Designer. Developer. Frontend. Backend. Who reigns supreme? No one without the help of the other.

https://bit.ly/2VhGd3n

#webdesign #webdevelopment #designer #developer

Sunday syndrome? You're not alone. According to a study by LinkedIn 80% of working American adults worry about the upcom...
02/23/2020

Sunday syndrome? You're not alone. According to a study by LinkedIn 80% of working American adults worry about the upcoming work week on Sundays. Read more to find out why.
#sunday

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The About Us page; it has to be there. Now put it work.#association #membership #webdesign https://bit.ly/2T1v97G
02/19/2020

The About Us page; it has to be there. Now put it work.
#association #membership #webdesign

https://bit.ly/2T1v97G

Could the chronological feed be coming back to Instagram?! Read more to understand what's coming and what it means for b...
02/18/2020

Could the chronological feed be coming back to Instagram?! Read more to understand what's coming and what it means for businesses.
#socialmedia #instagram #business
https://bit.ly/2Hz2FwL

Investments in branding and design are creating better healthcare experiences.#design #branding #healthcarehttps://bit.l...
02/17/2020

Investments in branding and design are creating better healthcare experiences.
#design #branding #healthcare
https://bit.ly/31T7hHu

What search trends reveal about Valentine's Day.https://bit.ly/38nH8mB#valentinesday #data #marketing #onlinemarketing
02/14/2020

What search trends reveal about Valentine's Day.
https://bit.ly/38nH8mB
#valentinesday #data #marketing #onlinemarketing

Who wants to hack a small business’s website?! And answers to your other top questions about website cybersecurity#webde...
02/14/2020

Who wants to hack a small business’s website?! And answers to your other top questions about website cybersecurity
#webdesign #cybersecurity #smallbusiness
http://bit.ly/2ShXCa6

Experts agree that communication is key to tackling coronavirus. What they are now understanding is the key to great com...
02/13/2020

Experts agree that communication is key to tackling coronavirus. What they are now understanding is the key to great communication is design.
#design #coronavirus
https://bit.ly/39p4Wqm

A new study by Adobe indicates that email is still a viable form of marketing, but that marketors have to work towards m...
02/11/2020

A new study by Adobe indicates that email is still a viable form of marketing, but that marketors have to work towards more personalized messages.
#techtuesday #technology #onlinemarketing
http://ow.ly/Dh0R50yfq5B

Raise your hand if guilty of blindly clicking, "I agree." 🙋‍♀️Here is what you need to know. #technology #tech #privacy ...
02/07/2020

Raise your hand if guilty of blindly clicking, "I agree." 🙋‍♀️Here is what you need to know.
#technology #tech #privacy #cybersecurity
http://ow.ly/luSg50yfpvE

Check out how one association used #Superbowl2020 to boost member engagement. #association #socialmedia #superbowl #mark...
02/05/2020

Check out how one association used #Superbowl2020 to boost member engagement.
#association #socialmedia #superbowl #marketing
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Offices are changing, and the skill sets needed to succeed are changing—mainly the already in high demand technical skil...
02/04/2020

Offices are changing, and the skill sets needed to succeed are changing—mainly the already in high demand technical skills. Learn how companies are preparing for the future.
#techtuesday #technology #future #futurology
http://ow.ly/cfGm50ybWMR

Which Superbowl 2020 commercials thrilled you, and which ones missed the mark? #superbowl2020 #advertising #marketinghtt...
02/03/2020

Which Superbowl 2020 commercials thrilled you, and which ones missed the mark?
#superbowl2020 #advertising #marketing
http://ow.ly/LCxh50ybWaH

It is rare that our leader isn't in a suit, but when he isn't, it is because he is wearing his favorite team. (We know w...
02/01/2020

It is rare that our leader isn't in a suit, but when he isn't, it is because he is wearing his favorite team. (We know who he is rooting for this weekend.) #49ers #superbowl2020

01/31/2020

Who are you rooting for this Sunday? #SuperBowl2020

At $5.6 million for a 30-second slot and slumping viewership, companies are using digital platforms to get the most from...
01/31/2020

At $5.6 million for a 30-second slot and slumping viewership, companies are using digital platforms to get the most from their super bowl ad investment. #superbowl #marketing #advertising
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What are your favorite work apps? Here are the fastest-growing work apps from 2019, as ranked by Okta. #technology #apps...
01/30/2020
These Are the Fastest-Growing Business Apps

What are your favorite work apps? Here are the fastest-growing work apps from 2019, as ranked by Okta. #technology #apps #productivity #tech
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Snowflake Inc.’s database software has emerged in an annual report as the fastest-growing cloud-based software program, signaling strong corporate demand for modern tools to help analyze data.

Land•ing Page (noun) a single destination page. Read more for the what, why, and when of landing pages. #webdesign http:...
01/29/2020
Can Someone Please Explain Landing Pages and When to Use Them?

Land•ing Page (noun) a single destination page. Read more for the what, why, and when of landing pages.
#webdesign
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Whether you’re just stepping into digital marketing or are an old pro, it never hurts to make sure you’re solid on the basics - like landing pages. A landing page is a standalone web page, created specifically for a marketing or advertising campaign. It’s where a visitor “lands” after they...

01/28/2020

#dollypartonchallange #cats

According to wordstream, 59% of executives would rather watch a video than read text, AND according to Hubspot 72% of cu...
01/27/2020
The Exact Videos You Should Use in Each Stage of the Buyer Funnel

According to wordstream, 59% of executives would rather watch a video than read text, AND according to Hubspot 72% of customers would rather learn about a product or service through video too. No matter what your business, video marketing is a powerful tool. Read on for playbook on incorporating video marketing into your sales process.

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#marketingmonday #marketing #videomarketing

Combining video marketing with your sales funnel forms a very strategic combination.

Bots as bosses? According to a recent study its not so far fetched. #technologythursday #technology #ai #artificialintel...
01/23/2020
Who Should You Trust, the Boss or a Bot? Well …

Bots as bosses? According to a recent study its not so far fetched.
#technologythursday #technology #ai #artificialintelligence #future #futurology

http://ow.ly/prAA50y1ZkN

A recent study from Oracle makes the case that given the choice, many workers will favor artificial intelligence over a human leader, though careful integration of AI into the workplace could ensure a better balance.

The marketing trends lists are out, and maybe you are considering trying something new. Download our small business tren...
01/22/2020
Free Small Business Marketing Trends Report

The marketing trends lists are out, and maybe you are considering trying something new. Download our small business trends and assessment guide to understand if a new marketing trend is right for you. #marketing #marketingtrends
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Learn more about the upcoming 2020 Small Business Marketing Trends and whether they'll work for your small business.

01/17/2020

We made it. Its Friday!
#friday #tgif #friyay #fridayvibes #fridaymood

By 2022, Google Chrome will do away with 3rd party cookies. #google #webdesign #data
01/17/2020
Google wants to change the way cookies work

By 2022, Google Chrome will do away with 3rd party cookies. #google #webdesign #data

Google controls the way most of the world surfs the internet, with its Chrome browser accounting for more than half the global market. Now, it's planning to get rid of the way companies and advertisers track Chrome's millions of users.

Amazon is now moving employees into HQ2. What does this mean for its association neighbors? #association #amazon
01/16/2020
The Amazon Effect: Adapting to the Arrival of a Large New Employer

Amazon is now moving employees into HQ2. What does this mean for its association neighbors?
#association #amazon

When Amazon picked a Washington, DC, suburb for its second headquarters, associations in the region had to consider the impact. A look at the Amazon move and how any association can deal with the ripple effects in employment and real estate that occur when a behemoth enters their market.

As data becomes just as valuable as oil (if not more), what does it mean for the blank spots in a company's data? #resea...
01/14/2020
Finding the Blank Spots in Big Data

As data becomes just as valuable as oil (if not more), what does it mean for the blank spots in a company's data?
#research #marketing #data
http://ow.ly/zMUv50xTWyg

Mimi Onuoha is an artist who works mostly with algorithms, data sets, and digital systems, but her best known work may be a file cabinet. White, metal, and unassuming, it’s the kind that used to line the carpeted halls of office buildings before the advent of Google Drive and iCloud. Sliding open ...

What associations can learn from The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board choice to hire punk rock icon Henry Rollins ...
01/13/2020
Daily Buzz: Wanna Make a Marketing Splash? Bring in a Celebrity

What associations can learn from The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board choice to hire punk rock icon Henry Rollins as a spokesperson
#marketing #association

The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board has found an unexpected spokesperson—punk rock icon Henry Rollins. Also: what your organization can do to stay relevant.

How much do you know about the top design stories of 2019? Take the AIGA The Year in Design: The Ultimate 2019 Design Qu...
01/10/2020
How Closely Did You Follow Design News in 2019? Take This Quiz to Find Out

How much do you know about the top design stories of 2019? Take the AIGA The Year in Design: The Ultimate 2019 Design Quiz to find out. #design
http://ow.ly/7H9E50xP7DV

We probably feel like this at the end of every year—knackered, cold, frantically struggling with/ignoring looming deadlines, and manically scanning the internet to throw money at the gaping void of Christmas present preparation (unless you’re one of the savvy folks who’ve used our Eye on Desig...

Our expectations of a website's loading time are getting faster and faster, and with 5G coming, that won't change anytim...
01/08/2020
Why You Need to Slim Down and Speed Up Your Website This Year

Our expectations of a website's loading time are getting faster and faster, and with 5G coming, that won't change anytime soon. It is time to look at your website. #web #webdesign
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Slow webpages are growing increasingly unsightly as we start the new decade. For your audience’s sake, take a few steps to optimize things—and give them a better experience in the process.

It is 2020 and for some us the first days that were back in the office. Read on for some tips to go from post-holiday fu...
01/07/2020
Daily Buzz: Managing the Post-Holiday Funk

It is 2020 and for some us the first days that were back in the office. Read on for some tips to go from post-holiday funk to rise and grind. #rise #hustle #grind #motivation

How to jump back into the swing of things after an extended break. Also: Designing your nonprofit website.

2009-The design studio with print, web, and mail solutions vs 2019-A full service boutique marketing firm that multiplie...
12/31/2019

2009-The design studio with print, web, and mail solutions vs 2019-A full service boutique marketing firm that multiplies results. #design #logo #tenyearchallenge

#bestnine #2019 #topnine #instagram
12/31/2019

#bestnine #2019 #topnine #instagram

12/25/2019

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” – Buddy

Merry Christmas!! 🤗

#elf #holidayspirit #holidayseason #holidays #holidaysmood

Wordpress is one of the most popular CMS platforms, but its popularity is also its downfall since vulnerabilities become...
12/19/2019
Daily Buzz: WordPress’ Big Spam Problem

Wordpress is one of the most popular CMS platforms, but its popularity is also its downfall since vulnerabilities become quickly known. Check out the lastest way bad guys are infiltrating WordPress.
#webdesign #wordpress #security

Black-hat marketers are taking advantage of the weaknesses in WordPress to inject links into old content on numerous sites. Also: why you should cultivate a curious team.

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More than 25 years ago, Communicate By Design started as a company with a solitary graphic designer working in their basement. By 2006, we had doubled, and then it doubled again, and then took off exponentially. Today we have a posse of designers, web developers, social media specialists, writers, and strategists (it’s getting kind of crowded over here, in fact).

In 2013, we reflected on who we were, and we kept coming back to our exponential growth. And quickly decided to use that X factor as part of our name: Communicate By Design-x.

If there can be a formula for success in the DC Metro marketing business, we’ve nailed it. We started with great clients and great work, multiplied by opportunities and creativity. Some of the same clients that were here, in the beginning, are still around, and many others have joined them, bringing new expectations.

Our formula didn’t just meet our clients’ needs – it exceeded them. Time and time again, we used brains and strategy to deliver big, impressive client results.

Our story is over 25 years in the making, but upon reflection, we realized that the stuff that is great about Communicate By Design-x today was there right from the beginning.

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