Blogger Resources, Reviews by Anthony

Updating Our Social Logo with DesignEvo is Easy and Free

I have partnered with DesignEvo for this feature

Updating Our Social Logo with DesignEvo is Easy and Free

With my son wanting to get back into reviews on his YouTube channel we have been wanting to refresh it a bit. He is not a little boy anymore (sniff sniff), so we need to make it a 10 year old’s channel and update his photo and design. Logos are always hard to design because I get carried away with color and images and can never make up my mind. We are redoing Anthony’s logo at DesignEvo. It is free to design logos and download to use. Their are paid features that offer a bit more I will show you in a moment.

Finding a design is effortless because they have so many to choose from in several categories. Here is the design we chose below that we customized. I even inserted his photo inside the logo after I downloaded it.

Here is the pricing below and other key feature:

* 3000+ professionally designed templates.
* Over one million icons available to search through.
* Hundreds of text fonts and shapes to choose from.
* Fully customizable features.

Our logo as featured on his Youtube and Instagram channels. Works well. Because I own the Premium package on this logo I can still tweak it a bit and allow the lettering to fit better or update if we ever add new social channels for his reviews, etc..

 

DesignEvo is an online logo maker for creating professional logos in seconds. Try it out: https://www.designevo.com

Blogger Resources, Gift Guides

Blogger Favorites: Family Favorite Products Linky #1

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Welcome to the Blogger Favorites Linky!

This is Linky #1

Visitors: Below you will find posts that participating Bloggers have added from their own blogs that they want to share with you. These posts will be reviews they have done on family favorite products from food, toys, clothing, education and parenting or children books and more. We do this to make it easier on our readers to find great products in one spot. We thrive on your comments, posts shares and interactions on our posts so if you find a post or product you love, sharing it on your social media and/or leaving comments will be seen by other families and the brands.

Bloggers: Welcome! Please link (up to 3) posts from this week of your family-friendly product reviews. In the linky description leave your Blog Name + Brand/Product name. So your link below will read eg. (Parenting Healthy-Baby Blanket from <brand>) AFTER you leave your link, please tweet below and fell free to share the linky often. Please visit each other! We all benefit from shares and visits. If you comment on another blog post you can leave hashtag #BloggerFavoritesLinky so we know you came from here (not mandatory). Let’s make this grow-please share!

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Co-Host: Each week, the previous weeks co-host will choose a post from the linky and that Blogger will become the next co-host. Please leave your email when you link up. It will be hidden on here from readers.

Enjoy this weeks Blogger Favorites


Blogger Resources

The New Zambezi Brings Extraordinary to Brands We Love

This post is a sponsored post in partnership with Zambezi

Zambezi Advertising | Parenting Healthy

As a writer of many family and health brands there is nothing worse than writer block. As an Influencer and Blogger I always hear “…how cool it must be to get free stuff to JUST write about a brand…”. I follow many blogs and websites beyond my own and some do just that-a few sentences and the odd original photos but mainly a stock photo included and that’s about the effort involved. If that was how I wanted my features to look, my work would be as easy as just writing about a brand. That is not the voice I want. And that is definitely not the dull voice you hear in creative advertising like the LA ad agency, Zambezi.

It is not typical for me to feature a post on advertising and I do turn down a lot of topics that I don’t feel relates to my other posts. If ever there is a time to take a step off the straight path of the posts I write it is to talk about how I write. What better way than with an agency that also puts thought into a brand so that consumers not just know about it but connect and relate to it.

Let’s face it, when you think of brand advertising such as in commercials what comes to mind when asked about your favorite one you’ve seen? For me I think of all the Super Bowl commercials. Sometimes my favorite is an emotional commercial and other times they are witty and hilarious. These commercials are from brands spending millions and the message must stand out. It needs to stand out or you don’t remember them.

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Zambezi actually works with some brands I am very familiar with and have even worked with. I have done a few features of Popchips. In my house we buy some of their working brands such as Vitamin Water and the Honest Company. Also, my husband and I travel to Las Vegas 1-2 times a year and I love roaming the Venetian-we try to stay in a different hotel each time we go and the Venetian is still on our bucket list. My husband works corporate for a major auto retailer so my house is all about Autotrader and Kelly BlueBook. Then I have a house of boys and 2 are the athletic boys-the third is a car geek. Because of the 2 athletic boys of mine we are very familiar with Adidas, Air Jordan and Beats by Dre. All of the brands I mentioned are creatively advertised by Zambezi.

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Zambezi has a mission with their advertising and that is to bring extraordinary to culture. This agency was born from Kobe Bryant and was bought from him last year. With the new Los Angeles advertising agency,  Zambezi they remain strong and ever growing. It is quite a competitive field in marketing whether you are an agency or a Blogger so your voice-every word and every ad-needs to be extraordinary and not just informative alone.

As a Blogger I call my posts stories or features because I want to do more than just state a brand and tell you its contents. I want to help my readers relate to the product. For instance I did a feature for a health brand this year and I could have listed the products and where to by them, but I turned the post into a story about College care packages and included a printable college care package checklist. I am not the only Blogger to do this to a post, many also want go above and beyond. Zambezi has a mission to each brand that brings fun and engagement to the consumers and as a Blogger I have my own way of helping my readers engage and relate too. Standing out and being extraordinary is a desire for everyone and when a brand can do that for you, that is advertising at its best.