5 Important Visual Lessons From Designers for Content Marketers

| May 16, 2017

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I don’t want to write another article explaining the importance of visual content in your content marketing. And Joe Pulizzi already included the topic in his article about the biggest content marketing trends in 2017 so we don’t need to outline it anymore.

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The Lacek Group uses customer data to design, build and maintain loyalty and CRM programs for industry-leading clients like Carnival Cruise Lines, DuPont, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Ford, Marriott, McDonald’s, National Car Rental, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Verizon, and more. We also develop award-winning advertising and digital marketing campaigns for clients in the B2B and agricultural spaces, including DuPont USA, DuPont Pioneer Seed, DuPont Crop Protection and Chemours. We like to say we operate at the intersection of brands, data and creativity.

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The Lacek Group uses customer data to design, build and maintain loyalty and CRM programs for industry-leading clients like Carnival Cruise Lines, DuPont, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Ford, Marriott, McDonald’s, National Car Rental, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Verizon, and more. We also develop award-winning advertising and digital marketing campaigns for clients in the B2B and agricultural spaces, including DuPont USA, DuPont Pioneer Seed, DuPont Crop Protection and Chemours. We like to say we operate at the intersection of brands, data and creativity.

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