How Creative Commons Helped Spread My Ideas To Millions Of People!


I'm a huge fan of Creative Commons , a nonprofit organization that makes it easy for people to both share their original work with the world and build upon the work of others. My choice to license my newsjacking graphics under a CC license was absolutely essential to allow the ideas of newsjacking to spread and the result was tons of new business for me. Viral Marketing Case Studies Crowdsource Newsjacking Brand Journalism Best Practices Master Newsjacking course

Getty Images vs Creative Commons and Privacy: What Bloggers Need to Know


Let’s review some of the most important clauses in the terms of the embed feature and we’ll do this by comparing this with another very popular image source (images under a Creative Commons license) for bloggers. Compare these facts above to going with Creative Commons content instead: Creative Commons : Creative Commons-licensed images can be used for any purpose, by anyone, anywhere. Wikimedia Commons.


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How to Be Visual (Even When You’re not an Artist)

Convince & Convert

» Digital Marketing art bigstockphoto content marketing creative commons slideshare stock photography visual marketing visual storytelling The master said it best: visuals are now the most important element of content marketing. This can be a little terrifying if, like me, you’re what I would politely call “artistically challenged.” I’m not being modest. In middle school, I only got one “B.” It was in art, and the teacher was being generous.

How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Greig Christie via Flickr, Creative Commons Since Google Instant’s launch just over a month ago, digital marketers have been scrambling to figure out how search engine marketing strategies might need to change.

How Reading Fairy Tales Can Improve Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Also… Image: Thom Watson via Flickr, Creative Commons OK, I’ll stop now, I can see you rolling your eyes, going, “Come on, act your age.&# Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali How Reading Fairy Tales Can Improve Public Relations December 28th, 2010 Tweet What’s your favorite fairy tale? I actually have a bunch of them.

Talking The Social Media Walk

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Lars Plougmann via Flickr, Creative Commons Really, if you just read through the comments, there’s your follow-up blog post… but since I promised you one, you’re getting one. Image: Aftab Uzzaman via Flickr, Creative Commons It’s why I wrote about networking with a twist a while back.

5 Places To Get Free Images For Your Blog

Small Business Mavericks

Creative CommonsCreative Commons is a library of media that includes images, videos, and more. Creative Commons licenses fall into several categories. An easy way to search Flickr for free images is in The Commons area. Blogging for Small Business creative commons free images free photos images photos public domain It is becoming increasingly more important to include images with your blog posts.

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: betsyjean79 via Flickr , Creative Commons Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Design, Digital, TV, Radio, Podcasts, Blogging, Social Networks, Newsfeeds, Affiliate Marketing, Web TV, SEO… Creative industries have evolved just as the environments, mediums, consumers and needs of our clients have evolved over time.

Kpop Lessons: Handling Defamation Through Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: twchoi11 via Flickr , Creative Commons Though I wouldn’t consider myself as devoted as some fan clubs. The rumors about Tablo’s supposed forgery were spread by two online communities: “We Urge Tablo to Tell the Truth,&# or TaJinYo , and “A World Where Common Sense is the Truth,&# or SangJinSe. Image: Gitgat via Flickr , Creative Commons Instead, speak up and join the conversation.

Simply The Best

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: sahmeepee via Flickr , Creative Commons The Best means that you are indubitably, unequivocally, indisputably the best in who you are, what you do, and what you stand for, no matter who – or what – else you are compared with, or what others might be exposed to.

The Value Of A Fire Drill

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Stephen Korecky via Flickr , Creative Commons I was finger painting in kindergarten and having a good ole time. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali The Value Of A Fire Drill October 27th, 2010 Tweet Guest post by Narciso Tovar I remember the time I went through my first fire drill.

So What Will You Have For Lunch?

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Ranjit Bhatnagar via Flickr , Creative Commons And thanks to , I can share it with you. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali So What Will You Have For Lunch? October 23rd, 2010 Tweet I can still remember my first tweet. How unbelievably ridiculous. Or pathetic. Use whatever adjective you’d like to make fun of me. What can I say? I was new.

Weekly Roundup: The Holly And The Ivy

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Cornelia Kopp via Flickr, Creative Commons My husband is… well, I’m not quite sure what he’s doing, but he’s probably puttering around happily (that’s what married couples do, we putter companionably). Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Weekly Roundup: The Holly And The Ivy December 12th, 2010 Tweet As I write this, it is grey and damp outside.

Conch and Drum

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Arindam Bhattacharjee via Flickr, Creative Commons If I were back in Kolkata, I’d be hearing conchs and drums from dusk till dawn. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Conch and Drum October 16th, 2010 Tweet Tomorrow is Bijoya Dashami, the culmination of the single-most important festival Bengalis celebrate: Durga Puja.

Weekly Roundup: Paloozas And Palominos

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Derrick Coetzee via Flickr , Creative Commons Seems to me both are somewhat extraordinary, perhaps exaggerated and possibly exciting. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Weekly Roundup: Paloozas And Palominos November 7th, 2010 Tweet Apparently a “palooza&# is an “ exaggerated event.&#

Doctorow video on copyright and piracy – must watch

The Way of the Web

The timing is particularly nice considering part of the video covers Hollywood and Youtube – and the latter has announced Creative Commons licences will now be part of the service when you upload or want to find content to mashup. I probably haven’t spent enough time educating enough of my clients about the benefits of utilising Creative Commons – a good reminder to start doing that right now.

Google Penalizes Copyright Infringers: Are You At Risk?


Use materials licensed under Creative Commons. As you might know, Creative Commons (cc) enables you to license your own writing, photos, videos, or anything you’ve created for reuse by others, and it’s free. Creative Commons is not a license that allows the reuse of any work, but it is less restrictive than standard copyright. Here are the different types of Creative Commons licenses.

Is Amazon reading this blog?

The Way of the Web

September 29th, 2010 · View Comments On Monday I wrote about the future of libraries , and how digital sharing and sampling are legally enabled either by open works (Public Domain or Creative Commons), or that retailers will have a vested interest in allowing sampling.

How Angus Young has lost my £5

The Way of the Web

business Digital Audio ac/dc alterante usage angus young creative commons digital downloads licensing music no legal downloadsMusic is pretty important to me, as you might have seen from my acceptance last month that the CD has finally died for me.

Why Start Another Social Media Blog???

Social Media Strategery

24+ Sites to Find Free Images You Would Actually Use for Your Marketing

Buffer Social

But you can find a public domain photo, use a Creative Commons image that might need attribution, or even create your own image from scratch. What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. The license allows a very broad range of uses, though it does list several restricted use cases (which are quite common for most free images sites).

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38 of the Best Free Stock Photo Websites for 2021


Anything licensed under the Creative Commons or public domain is fair game too. Flickr Commons. Here’s a trick to find free photos on Flickr: search for images that photographers have labelled with “Creative Commons” licensing!

12 of the Best Free Stock Video Websites for Great Footage


Bonus: Download the free 10-Day Reels Challenge , a daily workbook of creative prompts that will help you get started with Instagram Reels, track your growth, and see results across your entire Instagram profile. Clips with a Creative Commons 3.0 Get the creative prompts now!

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[COMIC] Parenting In The Age Of Social Media

SocMed Sean

Image courtesy of bbaunach via Creative Commons. Parenting is tough. That moment when our new bundle of joy is delivered with that fresh baby smell is absolutely amazing but, unfortunately, each child it isn’t accompanied with a handbook or instruction manual. Instead, we have to figure it all out on our own. Any parent who has ever spent hours walking with their baby wondering “why won’t you stop crying?”

Ready Yourself Now for a Mobile Only Future

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Alejandro Escamilla via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Amanda DiSilvestro. How do you communicate with customers or potential customers? We all know how we used to communicate—phone, direct mail, in person. Technology drives our communications, and that’s only going to increase, again and again, and again. In fact, if you would have bet years ago that most electronic communication would have been via desktop or laptop computers, you would have been mistaken.

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13 Fantastic Places to Find Background Music for Your Video Content

Buffer Social

Licensing: Free (public domain) & Creative Commons. Price range: Public domain & Creative Commons. Licensing: Public domain & Creative Commons. FMA offers more than 1,500 public domain tracks (licensed for commercial use) as well as thousands more under Creative Commons giving marketers and creators a plethora of options. Licensing: Creative Commons. Licensing: Creative Commons. Creative Commons.

How to Find Images for Your Blog That Won?t Get You Sued


Copyright and Creative Commons (Briefly) Explained. Before we take a look at specific image sources, I want to briefly talk you through a couple of important terms: ‘copyright’ and ‘creative commons’. Creative Commons’ is a special type of licensing system for images, blog posts and other creative works. If an image is licensed under Creative Commons, you may be able to use it safely on your blog.

PR Ethics … “You CAN Handle the Truth”

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: James & Carol Lee via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Kirk Hazlett. Jack Nicholson’s explosive response to Tom Cruise’s relentless questioning in “A Few Good Men” more than a quarter-century ago has always hung out in the back of my mind as I’ve worked with employers and clients over the years. “ You can’t handle the truth.”. It most often bubbles up when I find myself confronted by a situation that presents an ethical challenge. Should we, or shouldn’t we?”…“What

Can I Use This Photo on Social Media? Understanding Image Copyright


Common contexts for fair use include criticism, news reporting, teaching, or research. Is the copyrighted work highly creative, or more fact-based? What is Creative Commons? In Creative Commons, this is often listed as CC0 1.0 Creative Commons search portal.

Content marketing: feeling ripped off?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Official Creative Commons logo. Your content marketing program is taking off. You’ve spent the time, resources and effort required to develop original, compelling stories, videos, podcasts and photographs and it’s starting to pay off in terms of website traffic, enhanced reputation and sales enquiries. Good for you. Then you notice that someone, a competitor even, is ripping you off! Someone has taken your original content and is using it online as if it were their own.

A Case Study: Orchestrating a Harmonious Message

Waxing UnLyrical

Image by stevepb via Pixabay, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Heather Whaling. Geben Communication is a platform to do good. The more we give, the more we grow. And, the more we grow, the more we give. We want to do work that matters with people we like. We want to be impactful. And that is why we partnered with the Harmony Project.

The Internet's Own Boy (A Movie You Have To Watch)

Twist Image

I heard his name only a couple of times as he was one of the people involved in the development of RSS , the organization Creative Commons , and the founding of Reddit. creative commons. Do you know the name Aaron Swartz ? I never met Aaron. You would think that he was an industry veteran with a resume like that. Along with those roles, he was also a writer, political organizer and Internet activist. Sadly, Aaron committed suicide in 2013 at the age of 26. Total shame.

Creative Storytelling: Picture This: It’s Not Just the Words – It’s What You Do with Them

Waxing UnLyrical

The great Brian Solis, who I had the pleasure of seeing live in 2013 as keynote speaker at the PRSA’s International Conference, recently published this article on LinkedIn about creative storytelling. I am, and I’m blown away by the sheer volume and commonality of something I thought was a clever professional descriptor. ” So not only do we have to be creative, but we also must prove our value – each and every time. (Oh, Guest Post by Mary Wascavage.

50+ Social Media Comics And Cartoons For Use Your Presentations

SocMed Sean

” You can find the specifics of my Creative Commons usage license in the right sidebar on any page on my blog, and as long as you make that attribution, I permit anyone to use the comics, even for commercial purposes. I have been publishing my social media cartoons and comics for a while now and I often get emails or tweets asking whether someone can use one of my comics in their book or presentation.

15 Places to Find Free Images for Your Blog

Writtent Blog

Creative Commons Search. The official Creative Commons website lets users search websites for free-to-use images from a variety of sources, including Google Images, Flickr and the Wikimedia Commons. Aside from just image search, you can use it to access Creative Commons music, media and video files. Yahoo Image Search recently introduced a functionality similar to Google, which makes it easy to find Creative Commons content.

3 Websites Bringing Diversity to Stock


There are hundreds, if not thousands, of creative stock photographers sharing their work through official stock photography sites. Plus, they’re also a lifesaver when you’ve hit a creative block or don’t have the capacity or time to shoot new content. #1:

The Social Media Train – is it too late to catch it?

Akamai Marketing

Image courtesy of under Creative Commons. I’ve recently had some conversations with people who are feeling that because they didn’t get integrate social media right away, that they’ve already been left behind. Good news! This simply isn’t the case. . Studies show that even big businesses aren’t taking full advantage of the opportunities in social media – this gives the rest of the business community a real opportunity.

The 4-1-1 on the (Not So) New Marketing Trend: Influencer Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

So many other factors need to be considered as well, such as message tracks, metrics and who has control of the content (typically the influencer maintains creative control.). Image by ElisaRiva via Pixabay, CC0 Creative Commons. In addition to managing the public relations department, Dawn works closely with the creative and social media teams on key brand clients, including the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, Old Chicago and Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa.

Trust Me, I’m a Communicator

Waxing UnLyrical

However, it is common that people find themselves unable to make that kind of decision and therefore may “go along” until they can find another source income. It is true that in some professions these sorts of embellishments are almost expected, such as real estate listings which commonly euphemizes “tiny” as “cozy” or “quaint.”. Image: rawpixel via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by John Friedman. It is a difficult time to be a professional communicator.

How To Add Music To Your Youtube Video In 2020?


Most tracks on SoundCloud are licensed under Creative Commons, so if you want some variety in your music to add to your YouTube channel, this is the website for you. Want an updated, no-nonsense tutorial on how to add music to your YouTube video?