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Uncovering a User's Journey

A big challenge we grapple with in the industry involves determining the behavior and desires of our client’s customers. Who are they, what are they interested in accomplishing, where are they engaging from and how are they approaching their search are just a few of the questions that flood our curiosity. With so many variables to assess, we can sometimes find ourselves asking, “where does the process begin?”
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Key Takeaways from Digital Summit Los Angeles 2016

At the Digital Summit Los Angeles, leaders in the fields of Marketing, UX & Design, Search, Content, Mobile, and more gathered to teach, learn and look toward the future of the digital landscape. A few themes and trends emerged as relevant to the AYC Media team. From the general objective of always providing value for customers to the looming ubiquity of virtual reality, here are a few things we took away from the conference.
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The 3 biggest must-do’s for Client Support

When it comes to service, every client has different needs and requires different ways of thinking to produce the desired end product. Some need more hands on time while others don’t require as much attention. However, there are three definite must do’s for every client, regardless of what you’re doing for them.
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Everyday Shortcuts in Computing

Shortcuts in computing save time. Almost anything you’re doing on a computer probably has a short cut that is worth learning. Computers are now an integral part of our lives and whether you’re spending one hour or 10 hours on a computer per day, shaving a second or two off each action makes a difference. In the same way “a penny saved is a penny earned,” a click saved is a second of time earned. How many times do you click your mouse?
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A Front-End Developer's Favorite Tools

Every career discipline has their own set of tools that they consider indispensable assets for their work whether it’s a carpenter, teacher, surgeon, or any other field. A developer is no different. As a front-end developer, I rely on my own set of tools that help me work efficiently and effectively. These tools range from compilers, to plugins, to code editors, to task runners, and small useful software.
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Meeting Success

Meetings are a very ordinary and necessary happening in the business world today. They are a staple of the daily grind, the excitement of the kickoff, the introduction of new faces. So what makes these office gatherings successful?
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Standing Up to the Schedule

Recently we have started a new scheduling process at AYC, having traffic meetings daily and always reevaluating the schedule. There are many moving parts that are involved when determining the final schedule for the studio. It is important to break projects into milestones to help better tackle large projects. It is almost impossible to schedule a project from start to finish and never reevaluate the timeline of each phase–there are too many variables throughout the entire process.

We begin by breaking projects into smaller milestones to better determine delivery dates for each phase. Each task is broken into Pebbles, Small Rocks,...

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