Monthly Archives December 2012

Monthly Archives: December 2012




What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computersphones and even the Dropbox website.
Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you’re a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost.

Dropbox synchronizes your files between computers.  Whenever you create a Dropbox folder on one computer, files you put inside it get copied to all of your other computers’ Dropbox folders.  That way, you don’t have to carry around a flash drive!

Feel free to take THE TOUR about DROPBOX!


Your stuff is safe

Dropbox protects your files without you needing to think about it.

  • Dropbox keeps a one-month history of your work.
  • Any changes can be undone, and files can be undeleted.
  • Transmission of files occurs over an encrypted channel (SSL) where supported, and files are encrypted when stored on Dropbox’s servers.

Setting Up Dropbox for the First Time

The following instructions are for Macintosh computers.  To set up Dropbox at home, just go to and follow the directions, but they are VERY close for a PC.
PC Instructions are here:

1. Go to

2. Click Download Dropbox

3. A dropbox.dmg file will be downloaded to your computer.  Open that file.

4. Now look at your desktop.  Double-click the white box labelled Dropbox.

5. A window appears with a blue background.  Try dragging Dropbox to the Applications folder.

6. Double-click Dropbox.  The installation window appears.

7. If you already have a Dropbox account, pick I have a Dropbox account and skip to the next section.  Otherwise, just click Next.

8. Type in your name, e-mail address and a password to create an account. The password is a secret only to you so please keep record.

9. Click through the brief Dropbox tutorial.

10. Once you’re done, your Dropbox folder should open up.  Leave it open for the next step.

Sharing Your Work Folder

1. If your Dropbox folder isn’t open, click on the Dropbox icon in the top right corner of the screen.  Then, click Open Dropbox Folder.

2. In the Dropbox folder, right-click and click New Folder. Try to Create a folder indicating a subject closely related to what you’re uploading. For instance if you want to upload several new images for our website or brochure, just title the folder “Website New Images 12-28-12“. This will help keep us organized so that our Master folder will contain individual folders of key assets!

3. Right-click on your newly created “Website New Images 12-28-12” folder.  On the Dropbox menu, pick Share This Folder.

4. A browser window will open up, asking you for an email address to share the folder with.  Type away!! and click Share.

Accepting Invites

1. Log into your Dropbox with your e-mail address and password you choose upon set-up.

2. On the left side, click Sharing.

3. Click on the invitation you received.

4. Click on ACCEPT.

Dropbox FAQs

On the Dropbox website Check remaining space on the Dropbox website

  1. Sign in to the Dropbox website
  2. On the top right of the screen, click on your name to get the account menu
  3. The bar under your email address represents your Dropbox space usage

    Amount of space left on a Dropbox account from the account menu

For more detail, you can click on Settings to be taken to your account settings. For a shortcut, clickhere.

How secure is Dropbox?

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Dropbox takes the security and the safety of your data very seriously. We use the best tools and engineering practices available to build and maintain Dropbox, and we have a dedicated security team making sure that Dropbox remains secure. Your files are stored securely and backed-up. Your account login is protected by many layers of security including password and two-step verification.

Other Dropbox users can’t see your files in Dropbox unless you deliberately share links to files or share folders.

Dropbox employees are prohibited from viewing the content of files you store in your account. Employees may access file metadata (e.g., file names and locations) when they have a legitimate reason, like providing technical support. Like most online services, we have a small number of employees who must be able to access user data for the reasons stated in our privacy policy (e.g., when legally required to do so). But that’s the rare exception, not the rule. We have strict policy and technical access controls that prohibit employee access except in these rare circumstances. In addition, we employ a number of physical, technical, and heuristic security measures to protect user information from unauthorized access.

For our advanced users


  • Dropbox uses modern encryption methods to both transfer and store your data.
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and AES-256 bit encryption.
  • Dropbox website and client software are constantly being hardened to enhance security and protect against attacks.
  • Two-step verification is available for an extra layer of security at login. You can choose to receive security codes by text message or via any Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) apps, such as those listed here.
  • Public files are only viewable by people who have a link to the file(s).

Dropbox uses Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) for storage, which has a robust security policy of its own. You can find more information on Amazon’s data security from the S3 site or, read more about how Dropbox and Amazon securely stores data.

Access via third-party apps

Some third party apps with Dropbox integration will ask for permission to access your Dropbox. To grant access, you will need to log in to your Dropbox account and explicitly press the Authorizebutton when prompted. You can visit the My Apps section of your account settings to review the apps you’ve granted permission to and revoke access at your discretion.


How do I rejoin a shared folder?

If you’ve left a shared folder accidentally or your shared folder no longer syncs (files appear to be old or missing), you can rejoin it through the Dropbox website.

Rejoin a Shared Folder from the Dropbox website:

  1. Sign in to the Dropbox website (if you haven’t already)
  2. Click on Sharing from the sidebar on the left
  3. Select the Past folders from the drop-down menu on the top right of the page
  4. Click on the icon next to the folder you’d like to rejoin and press Rejoin

On the Dropbox website Share a folder on the Dropbox website

To share an existing folder, the folder has to be in your Dropbox folder. You can create a folder in your Dropbox folder just as you would anywhere else on your hard drive.

  1. Sign in to the Dropbox website
  2. Click on Sharing from the sidebar on the left
  3. Press the button labeled New shared folder
    The New shared folder button

Create a shared folder from the file browser

You can also create shared folders by selecting an existing folder from the file browser and clickingInvite to folder from the blue bar across the top. For an even quicker shortcut, control-click the file or folder from the file browser and select Invite to folder from the contextual menu.

 Share a folder on Mac OS X

If you haven’t already, install the Dropbox desktop application on your computer for seamless Dropbox integration.

  1. Open your Dropbox folder.
  2. Right-click or Control-click on the folder you want to share. A contextual menu will appear.
  3. Select Dropbox > Share This Folder… This will send you to the sharing page on the Dropbox website
    Share this folder optionSelect Share This Folder… from the contextual menu
  4. Enter the email addresses of whomever you want to add to your shared folder
  5. Add a personal message if you’d like and click Share Folder

How do I leave a shared folder?

You can leave a shared folder at any time from the folder’s sharing options. If you’re the owner of a shared folder, you have the ability to unshare the folder or remove (kick out) certain members of the shared folder.

Leave a shared folder

  1. Sign in to the Dropbox website
  2. Select Sharing tab from the sidebar on the left
  3. Click the Options link to the right of the shared folder
  4. Select the Members tab at the top of the resulting window
  5. Click Leave this shared folder button
Leave folder button from websiteLeave this shared folder button from Shared folder options window



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Godaddy – checking your email

Godaddy – checking your email
Please find below instructions to add your new GoDaddy email account to your Microsoft Outlook
as well your cell!
For starters, you always have a back up to checking you email using godaddy’s free online interface
1. Log online at
2. Type in your user name as your full email the first time (i.e Thereafter you’ll only need to use your  “user name” (before the
3. Type in your password (which is always case sensitive)
In addition to Web-Based Email, you can get your email through a desktop client or mobile device.
Pick one (if your preferred client is not here, check out that help center!):

To Set up Email in Outlook 2007

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook 2007. From the Tools menu, select Account Settings.
  2. Click New.
  3. Select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, and then click Next.
  4. Enter Your NameE-mail AddressPassword, and password confirmation.
  5. At the bottom, select Manually configure server settings or additional server types and click Next.
  6. Select Internet E-mail, and click Next.
  7. Select either IMAP or POP3 for your Account Type. Use these settings for your incoming and outgoing servers, depending on the type of email you have:
    Incoming mail server
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP)
    Incoming mail server
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP)
  8. Enter Your Name and full E-mail Address.
  9. Enter your User Name (your full email address) and Password, and selectRemember password.
  10. Click More Settings.
  11. Click the Outgoing Server tab. Select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and Use same settings as my incoming server.
  12. Select the Advanced tab.
  13. Next to Outgoing Server (SMTP), type 80.
  14. Optional: If you’re setting up a POP3 account, under Delivery, select Leave a Copy of Messages on the Server.
  15. Click OK.
  16. Click Next, and then click Finish.

To Set up Email on Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. On the Settings screen, tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap Add Account.
  4. Tap Other.
  5. Tap Add Mail Account.
  6. Enter your Name, email AddressPassword, and a short Description for your email. Tap Next.
  7. If you have IMAP, tap IMAP. If you’re not sure, tap POP.
  8. Use these settings for your Incoming Mail Server, depending on the type of email account you have:
    Tap POP at the top.
    Host Name
    User Name Enter your full email address.
    Password Enter your email account password.
    Tap IMAP at the top.
    Host Name
    User Name Enter your full email address.
    Password Enter your email account password.
  9. Use these settings for your Outgoing Mail Server:
    SMTP (Outgoing Mail Server)
    Host Name
    User Name Enter your full email address.
    Password Enter your email account password.

    NOTE: Even though iOS labels these fields as Optional, our email serversrequire them to send email.

  10. If you have IMAP, tap Next, and then tap Save. Otherwise, just tap Save.

That’s it. On your device, go to Mail (it’s usually in the row at the bottom of your screen). If everything is working OK, you should see some email messages. To make sure you can send messages, go ahead and compose an email and send it to yourself.

If you’re not receiving email messages or you can’t send messages, see iPhone: Troubleshooting Email. Don’t worry. There are a few things that can happen during the setup process. We’ll help you investigate and fix them.

To Use Apple Mail with Your Email


  1. Launch Mail.
  2. If the Welcome to Mail window does not display, select Add Account from theFile menu.
  3. Complete the following fields, and then click Continue.
    • Full Name — The name to display on your email.
    • Email Address — Your email address.
    • Password — Your email account password.
  4. Complete the following fields, and then click Continue.
    • Account Type — Select POP or IMAP.NOTE: To use IMAP, your email account with us must support IMAP functionality.
    • Description — A description of the email address to display in the email account list in Mail.
    • Incoming Mail Server — The incoming server name listed in InfoCenter.
    • User Name — Your full email address.
    • Password — Your email account password.
  5. If prompted for Incoming Mail Security, select the following and then clickContinue.
    • Click Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
    • Select Password.
  6. Complete the following fields, and then click Continue.
    • Description — A description of the SMTP server to display in the SMTP server list in Mail.
    • Outgoing Mail Server — The outgoing server name listed in InfoCenter.NOTE: You must have enabled SMTP relays for your account in the Email Control Center. For more information, see Managing Your Email Account SMTP Relays.
    • Use Authentication — Select this option.
    • User Name — Your full email address.
    • Password — Your email account password.
  7. If prompted for Outgoing Mail Security, select the following and then clickContinue.
    • Click Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
    • Select Password.
  8. Select Take account online, and then click Create.

That’s it. Go ahead and check your email. If you don’t see any messages, click Get Mail. To make sure you can send messages, try composing an email and sending it to yourself.

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Flickr – How to download images

Flickr – How to download images

FLICKR TUTORIAL – How to download images from Flickr?

I use Flickr to share my photo shoots. This enables several people to view albums of photos online as well as to gain access to download high resolution print-ready / marketing collateral ready photos!
Follow these instructions!!!

STEP ONE: Go to Flickr account in question and click on the album

STEP 2: Then Click on the picture you want until it appears full screen.

STEP 3: Then click actions!

Inline image 1
STEP 4. When you click ACTIONS pull down menu to SEE ALL SIZES
STEP 5. From there you can download each image in LARGE resolution or a smaller size. 🙂
Inline image 2
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Google images – getting high resolution images post-UI design change

Step 1: Do your search.
Step 2: Click on an image you potentially like.
Step 3: Choose “Search Tools” from upper right of menu.
… then you’ll see a drop down of a few menu choices including
“Any Time”, “All Results”, “Any Size”, “Any Color”, etc. appear!
Step 4: Choose “Any Size” and you’ll be able to get a larger format up to 2 or 4 MB.

where there is a will, there is a way!

where there is a will, there is a way!

OPTION B: Alternatively you can click on am image you like…



Choose “More Sizes” on the footer of the image and
it will list off all available options


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Corporate Identity Campaigns

Corporate Identity Campaigns





Build & repackage brands leveraging integrity/history making them relevant, viable and competitive.

We transform brands and professionalize corporate culture. We bring visionary creative services. We encourage collaborative environments. We tap creativity by getting into the heads of your leadership & management and translate that vision into tangible results.
Brand Design & Management. We bring savvy ‘studio branding’ tactics, corporate marketing/PR initiatives, visionary creative services, and solid BizDev optics/perception-building tools to take you to the next level.



Marketing Director + Publicist + Social Media Director + Creative Director/Graphic Designer in ONE

Delivering high end high impact marketing firepower, brand strategy, creative identity platforms and promotional might for luxury companies throughout U.S., Europe, Costa Rica and Middle East. We will redesign your corporate identity – from logo, business card, website and social profiles to setting virtually all your print collateral, advertising, investor relations, public relations & digital collateral needs.


Since 2000, we’ve successfully created  brand management programs, identity campaigns, creative platforms and style guides. We understand that our clients sometimes need guidance, copy, messaging & direction – the plan; and others, they need the deliverables and marketing collateral. We listen to what you want and deliver what you need.

  • Core Deliverables
    • Logo Development
    • Business Card
    • Letterhead – physical and e-letterhead and envelopes
    • Style guide – details uses of logo, approved sizes/colors, Pantones colors vs digital CMYK colors and establishes benchmark complimentary fonts, sizes and different variations for email, web, print, social, powerpoints, badges and more!
    • Landing page / coming soon splash page
  • Optional Deliverables
    • New Website or rebranding/repackaging
    • Blast Email – newly design templates for newsletters with new branding – header/footers/backgrounds/fonts/colors/styling
    • Social media – we’ll find the right mix of tools that fit your approach to your target audience.
      Create custom cover art, badges, profile images and background art building off your new brand.
    • Business Development / Sales Collateral
    • Marketing Collateral



We build successful brands.
We make things happen with our infectious enthusiasm, our will for immediate action and our passion to serve.
We Tap creativity by getting into the heads of your leadership, management & marketing leaders through situation assessments, creative briefs, recon and research.
We then export your corporate identity while manifesting brand strategy & marketing/PR initiatives.
You walk away with a strategic creative platform / a visionary launch pad to drive your business.
It’s RARE when work with a firm that can handle digital marketing and design/printing/traditional marketing well… let alone an agency with  with sales, publicity, communications and marketing background in one.


As a publicist and communication/branding specialist, this is our daily mantra.



RATES & PROGRAMS – Please contact us and we’ll be happy to do a free consultation and give you a proposal based on your preliminary scope of work!


Did you know? We also….


We are charismatic connectors, motivational speakers, master networkers, change facilitators & innovation creators.

We create opportunities for your team to think together, collaborate effectively and team build. Effective strategic leadership through charismatic, direct, clear, concise and assertive communication practices. Effective feedback. Strategic planning. Team building.  Your management/leadership team will achieve a greater sense of personal buy-in, purpose and passion to drive the business successfully into 2018 and beyond.

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