AI writing tools do not (yet) include artificial common sense, accuracy or tact

One pitfall of new technology is people quickly come to rely on it to perform functions it simply doesn’t do. I recall the spellchecker gaffes decades ago, when optimistic writers assumed a document was error-free because they’d hit “spell check.” A book author was once very surprised when I found an embarrassing error — see,…
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Avoiding wolves in the award forest

There are awards we are all familiar with — the Oscars, the Emmys, the Pulitzer Prize — as well as awards that have become well known in their particular niche industry. Cartoonists know the Reuben is a coveted and longstanding award for excellence in the field of funny pictures. Some awards are very well-known in…
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Podcasts: Still a wild card, but a useful one to have in your deck

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about so many protocol changes and “new normals” that it’s hard to keep track of how many ways business models have changed for various industries. Necessity is the mother of invention — or, in some cases, substitution! During the gear-shifting months of 2020, we at Imagine found that podcasts helped…
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Creating our 2020 holiday card: Dissecting the creative process

Holiday cards have been a time-honored way for companies to reach out clients, colleagues and even competitors during a special time of year. In my work as a freelance artist over the years, I have created unique cards for hundreds of clients that express the specific message they want to communicate. And what I’ve learned…
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