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Jessica Teal's picture

Driving Online Action with Social Media Graphics

Last week I hosted a Google Hangout with Kevin Call from Everytown for Gun Safety to discuss these little things called "social graphics" — visually impactful static and animated content designed specifically for social media.

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Peter Sax's picture

Architecting Brennan Center's Interactive Map Building Tool

Our own devilishly handsome Project Manager and #1 Giants fan Tony Guzmán already wrote about the U.S. State Map building tool we created for the Brennan Center for Justice. Now I'm going to outline a bit of the underlying architecture, built on Drupal 7.

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Everytown: Using Social Media Graphics to End Gun Violence

As social media networks become a ubiquitous part of our lives, their importance to social advocacy organizations, both on and offline, grows by leaps and bounds. Creating an impactful social media campaign via buzzworthy, shareable content, can expand an organization’s audience, raise issue awareness, and help to “win” the news cycle, among other things. This, in turn, leads to real results on the ground.

Strategy

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We Want to Make a Difference Online

Echo & Co. is all about making a difference: helping our clients and their members/constituents make a difference and finding ways to use technology to bridge gaps and expand outreach in communities that make a difference.

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Bill Brown's picture

Upgrade your print stylesheets

By using the ‘print’ media type with the @media at-rule we can provide some special CSS declarations for when someone prints out your website.

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Ben Fryc's picture

Style Tiles: "No, It's Not The Home Page"

Our goal is to provide the best possible design for our clients. This involves a creative process that includes in-depth exploration and experimentation. We gather information from our clients in order to better understand where they would like their brand to go, and then we get to work.

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Cool Tool Update - Optimizely and A/B testing

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to sit in on a demo of Optimizely, a website optimization software company. We’ve found tools like this to be extremely useful for Echo & Co. clients and wanted to share why.

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Peter Sax's picture

Storytelling With Maps Without Reinventing the Wheel

Project Aware is a global network of scuba divers mobilized to protect our oceans.

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What Nonprofits Can Learn From the NYT Innovation Report

The leak-slash-release of the New York Times Innovation Report two months ago showed a company struggling to place an adequate focus on digital. Despite its intended focus on journalism, the report holds a number of lessons that nonprofits can apply to their own operations.

Strategy

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Taking on Mississippi’s Divisions 50 Years Later: Why overcoming persistent inequality will require the internet

Fifty years ago, an exceptional effort gave a voice to African-American Mississippians that were not previously allowed to participate in the political process. Today, it will take online resources to ensure similar voices are better incorporated in Mississippi’s state policy environment.

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