Print This Post Protecting Homes from Wildfire Tagged with: Insurance Investment preservation wildfire in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Loss Mitigation, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Some of the most destructive wildfires in history occurred in 2018, and homes in wildfire-prone areas are still at risk. CoreLogic recently hosted a webinar titled “Wildfire: Low Risk Doesn’t Mean No Risk” to discuss wildfire risk and mitigation practices. Tom Jeffery, Principal, Science and Analytics at CoreLogic, noted how recent wildfires stack up against the past. According to Jeffery, there is a concerning trend towards larger and more destructive fires, as well as a rising cost of managing these fires. “The Federal cost of wildfire suppression has gone from $1 billion in 2000 to $2 billion in 2015, and now $3 billion as of 2018 last year,” he said. It isn’t just California, either. According to CoreLogic, Colorado has also seen its most destructive wildfires in the last 10 years. According to Jessica Marose, Professional Product Management, wildfires are the most expensive to insure by claim. According to analysis by CoreLogic, the Camp and Woolsey fires left behind a trail of losses between $15 billion and $19 billion after being contained in late November 2018. The analysis recorded a total loss in the range of $11 billion and $13 billion from the Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. Additionally, estimated losses from Woolsey Fire in Southern California are estimated to be between $4 billion to $6 billion. Residential and commercial properties account for building, content, and additional living expenses. The estimated losses include damage caused by fire, smoke, demand surge and debris removal.The residential loss from the Camp fire alone is between $8 billion to $9 billion. Woolsey fires ravaged infrastructure worth $3.5 to $5.5 billion in the residential space and $0.5 billion in commercial losses.Since the 2018 Camp Fire, approximately 90% of impacted properties, or 9,276, have been cleared, and 4,784 have been certified clean, while just 2 homes have been rebuilt. Insurance Investment preservation wildfire 2019-08-23 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago August 23, 2019 998 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Previous: What to Make of the QM Patch Moving Forward Next: The Week Ahead: Changes in Home Values and Mortgage Rates Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Protecting Homes from Wildfire Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribe
Ella Matteucci of Frutivale assisted on a goal by Nicole Medori Saxvik North Vancouver to give Team B.C. the lead. But Canada’s most western province could not hold off the late charge by Manitoba to secure the victory.Team B.C. advance to the contest by pounding Nova Scotia 8-2 Friday in relegation action. Karoline Huber of Kelowna scored twice to lead Team B.C.Team B.C. lost 4-0 to high-powered Quebec in quarter final action Thursday to drop into the relegation round.Team B.C., which includes Nelson Minor Hockey product Aimee DiBella, lost a heartbreaking 1-0 decision Wednesday to Team Saskatchewan to drop into 1-3 in Pool A play. Team B.C. opened with a 4-0 loss to Alberta Sunday. Team B.C. then lost 4-1 to Ontario Monday. DiBella had two minutes in penalties. DiBella & Company finally got a win Tuesday, defeating Team Newfoundland & Labrador 4-0. Along with DiBella on Team B.C. is Kootenay Wildcats teammate Daley Oddy of Cranbrook. Matteucci played last season for the Cats but this year is playing in Wilcox, Sask., at the Notre Dame Hockey Academy. During the first week of the Canada Winter Games, Team B.C. Men’s squad backed into the playoffs before reeling off a string of victories to claim the gold medal. The Team B.C. squad include Luke Bertolucci of [email protected] The movers and shakers at B.C. Hockey made a ton of changes to improve the results of the female provincial team on the national scene. However, while the province did better its final resut the best the squad to manage was a sixth-place showing at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax.Team B.C. fell 2-1 in a relegation thriller to Team Manitoba Saturday as the Canada Winter Games wrapped up.Team Alberta defeated Ontario 3-2 to claim the gold medal while Quebec edged Saskatchewan 4-3 to win the bronze.Team Manitoba scored with Team B.C. clinging to a 1-0 lead late in the game before capturing the contest in a shootout.
In the final game Saturday, Van Kozak provided steady play for the Chill to lead the Kootenay squad to a narrow 40-36 win over DiPP Basketball academy from Kelowna.Once again, the Chill got off to a quick start going up 16 points in the first half before the DiPP squad made a comeback late in the second half.Pulling within two points, DiPP put fullcourt pressure on the Chill who easily broke the man-to-man coverage and converted on easy transition.The win allowed Kootenay to capture the Co-Tournament Championship.Kootenay is back on the road this weekend, travelling to Kelowna to compete in the Kelowna Minor Basketball Association tournament.Chill U13 squad finish with 1-2 markKootenay Chill U13 Club team coached by Mike Nagle finished the Pro-Hops tournament with a 1-2 record.This was the first sanctioned tournament for many of the players.“The coaching staff and parents were very proud of the squad and the experience gained,” Phelan said.First game the Chill played the U12 DiPP Academy of Kelowna. After going up by 10 points in the first half, the Chill’s shooting cooled off and ended up dropping a hard-fought game 36-30. Second game the Chill played Pro-Hop U12/U13 of Kamloops and came away with the win, 46-20, with even contributions from the whole team. Third and final game, the Chill were up against a young but talented Kamloops Hoops team. The game was back and forth for much of the first half with each team taking leads, until the Kamloops Hoops squad implemented full court pressure.The inexperienced Chill had trouble getting the ball up the court with turnovers leading to layups in transition. In the end the Chill dropped the game 58-39. The Kootenay Chill Club Basketball Team continues its impressive run on the hardwood after finishing 3-0 at the Pro-Hops Spring Tournament this past weekend in Kamloops.The Chill, consisting of players from the Trafalgar Thunder High School program, posted wins against opposition from host Kamloops, Gibsons from the Sunshine Coast and Kelowna.Club basketball is played outside the high school season, allowing players and coaches to gain more experience in preparation for the next season beginning in the fall.Travelling with only eight players, the Chill gained some revenge on a Pro-Hops team from Kamloops that posted a 19-point earlier in the season by winning 56-26.“After preparing all week to play what we thought was going to be the same team Friday night at the Tournament Capital Centre (TCC), we played their U14 team and dominated start to finish,” said Chill coach Jeremy Phelan.Kelton Forte paced the Chill attack and was named Kootenay player-of-the-game.Second game Saturday morning, Kootenay overcame a strong pressure defence to defeat Gibsons 48-39.“After going up 16 points in the first half, SCBC made a comeback to tie the game at 32-32 late in the second half,” Phelan explained.“However, we ended up breaking their press and scoring easy baskets en route to the win.”Phelan said Mateo Katoaka and Nathaniel Pan earned player-of-the-game honours for Kootenay.
Romaana NaidooThere are just 218 days until 27 April 2014, when South Africa marks a significant milestone – 20 years of democracy.In preparing for the anniversary, citizens have been urged to join the likes of Lead SA and Brand South Africa to pledge their support in building national pride and reflecting on how far the country has come in two decades. Along with the Department of Arts and Culture, Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) and Proudly SA, four initiatives in this vein were launched by Lead SA on 20 September in Soweto.Richard Simmonds dressed for Freedom FridayFreedom Friday is a call on the nation to wear something every Friday that expresses their pride in being South African. This includes anything from a jersey of a favourite football or rugby team to traditional wear. Other projects to celebrate South Africa’s heritage as well as 20 years of democracy include 20 Hours of Volunteerism, between 20 September and Freedom Day, 27 April 2014; Wikipedia Wordathon, to improve South Africa’s digital footprint on the online encyclopaedia; and 20 Memorable Moments, which will retell people’s stories about their most memorable moment in the past two decades.On 27 April 1994, South Africa cast aside centuries of discrimination and oppression to form a new society built on a foundation of freedom and democracy. This change marked the beginning of a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society. Lead SA’s Yusuf Abramjee kicked off the festivities for the launch of the initiatives by explaining the importance of having the event on Vilakazi Street.“It is a great privilege to be here today as we make history. It is fitting that we gather in Vilakazi Street in Soweto, which enjoys a prominent place in the history of South Africa … We are here today to start a journey of reflection and celebration as we count down the days to 20 Years of Democracy on 27 April 2014,” he said.“Some of you may recall every day since the first vote was cast on that day in 1994, and even the days, months and years before, while others were born to a free South Africa. We have a great opportunity to look towards the future with a greater understanding and appreciation of our past.”Unique storyBrand South Africa’s chief executive officer Miller Matola and Lead SA’s Yusuf AbramjeeThe South African story, Abramjee said, was as unique as the people who made up the diverse and vibrant nation. It was a story of great sacrifice and perseverance; it was the stuff of legends.An excited Miller Matola, the chief executive officer of Brand South Africa, spoke about 20 years being a significant milestone for all citizens. “We must all now participate in driving the future we would like to see for ourselves, our children and the generations of descendants who will come after us,” he said.“Brand South Africa is inspired by the launch of the Freedom Friday initiative. We look forward to working with our partners on this initiative, as well as with all citizens to find new ways to celebrate our democracy, our freedom, our nationhood.”Matola explained that through the National Development Plan citizens would be able to achieve a better future for all. “We must each of us play our part to make this a better reality.”He concluded by quoting Nelson Mandela: “Let us never be unmindful of the terrible past from which we come, that memory not as a means to keep us shackled to the past in a negative manner, but rather as a joyous reminder of how far we have come and how much we have achieved.”Among those at the launch were Minister of Sports and Recreation Fikile Mbalula; Minister of Arts and Culture Paul Mashatile; Leslie Sedibe, Proudly SA’s chief executive officer; Phumla Williams, GCIS’s acting chief executive officer; struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada; social cohesion advocate Judge Yvonne Mokgoro; and Primedia Broadcasting’s chief executive officer, Terry Volkwyn.Youth commitment20 years of freedomAcknowledging the youth’s support and active participation, Abramjee introduced some inspirational schoolchildren. Among them were Madison Volkwyn; Jordan van der Walt, the Lead SA hero of the year; and Tshogofatso Dhlamini. Madison, a pupil at Redhill High School in Johannesburg, spoke about a business studies and design project that inspired her and a group of friends to give back to an underprivileged school in Orange Farm in the form of a colourful play area.The group was instructed to go out and implement a sustainable, green corporate social responsibility project, “whatever you want, whatever you need, but you need to do it yourself”. “For us, being raised in homes that are very open and exposed to the current situations of the people in our country, we were hopeful that we could find somewhere where we could make an impact but we hadn’t gone looking specifically for a place to do community service,” she explained.“Solwazi Primary School is a way of helping keep the children occupied during the day, educating them and helping to keep them off the streets, as many of these children are orphans. When interviewing the directors of the school, they expressed the importance of playing and felt that their students were being deprived of this aspect of their schooling, especially in the foundation phase of Grade R and grades one to three,” she said.“Studies have shown that low-income children have limited opportunities to play. Having gone to a school such as Redhill, my peers and I have always had boundless opportunities … which I have no doubt has significantly helped us to this very day. When visiting the school, seeing those 600 children, playing in what could only be described as a flat, dusty playground, with no equipment and nothing to stimulate these children’s minds or provide a ritualistic form of exercise, it really sparked a desire in us to make a change, however small.”Tshogofatso, a Grade 11 pupil at St Martin de Porres School in Orlando West, Soweto gave a moving speech about the importance of national heritage and pride. “Heritage is anything that we discover or know about the past. But heritage is not simply history – that which befalls us – it is rather what we choose to know, keep, and value from the past. Heritage is that part of our history which defines us and which we cherish.”She said: “A shared heritage provides us with a common past, and this gives us a sense of identity and belonging … A shared heritage is like a rich mine from which we may select and emphasise that good that we choose to cherish and to celebrate with others. These aspects of heritage tie us to other human beings, often forming the strongest human bonds.“One of the most important things about heritage is that it gives us a sense of identity, defining who we are, as well as seeing that we are part of something that is bigger than what we are, and something in which we can take pride,” she said.
RedMonk’s Stephen O’Grady challenges the conventional wisdom that Java is dying – a position typified by recent comments from Forrester analysts. O’Grady acknowledges that although Java has peaked in terms of popularity, it is hardly the dead end that Forrester claims it is.O’Grady bases his claims on various data collected by RedMonk. RedMonk’s research is focused on developers, instead of enterprise “decision makers.” “We advantage this audience simply because we believe that bottom up adoption is more predictive of technology direction than top down procurement, but reasonable minds may obviously disagree,” O’Grady writes.This diagram illustrates the thinking behind RedMonk’s focus on developers: Tags:#enterprise#Trends Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Yakov Fain, author of several books on Java, agrees. “Unfortunately, people who state that Java’s dead are not the people who use the latest Java technologies day in and day out,” Fain writes.O’Grady believes that Java use is declingng not because it is dying, but because there are so many specific use tools available now. O’Grady has written about this explosion of growth of specialized tools before. Although NoSQL databases provide an alternative to relational databases, it doesn’t mean that relational databases will go away. Likewise, Node.js provides a specialized alternative to Apache, but won’t kill Apache. So it goes with Java. From Clojure to Ruby to Node.js, there are many alternatives to Java. But Interest in Java is still high. O’Grady presents various data to make the case, including this analsysis of the comments on Hacker News: O’Grady also notes how important Java is to platforms like Hadoop, HBase and Cassandra. “Even as the rapid expansion of the Hadoop ecosystem permits the usage of more accessible languages like Python (Dumbo) and Ruby (Wukong), Java is the foundation upon which the entire edifice rests.” One might also mention Scala’s use of the JVM in this context, and the use of Java on Android devices.What we’re witnessing is not the death of Java, but its transformation. It’s moving from being just a general use platform that dominated the enterprise to being the guts of many disparate technologies for various special applications. klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair
MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Beermen, who are eyeing a Grand Slam, have a 7-3 record and are in a three-way tie with TNT and NLEX for the third spot. The Beermen almost had a fourth player notch a double-double after Arwind Santos put up 15 points and nine boards. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—There are a lot of things June Mar Fajardo enjoys like winning titles, capturing awards, and seeing his teammates excel.The reigning three-time PBA MVP is known for his selfless nature and when a couple of his teammates put up double-doubles, Fajardo was quite proud of the achievement.ADVERTISEMENT Dela Cruz, Hontiveros bid farewell to PBA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Terrence Watson had 26 points, 11 rebounds to go along five assists, three steals, and three blocks while Alex Cabagnot posted 24 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists.“All of us have to step up, and if possible we should all get double-doubles,” said Fajardo after San Miguel edged Phoenix, 109-107, in the PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Ynares Sports Center here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFajardo also came away with a double-double of his own, finishing with 24 points, 17 rebounds, and six blocks.“It’s a good thing we got the win, one more game until the end of the eliminations and we have to win our last game so we can get to the top four.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments
At a packed Paris news conference, Neymar found it “really sad” to be asked whether the riches on offer were the reason for his decision to swap one of soccer’s most illustrious teams — Barcelona has won every major honor multiple times — for a club yet to win the biggest competitions outside of France.“I was never motivated by money,” Neymar said at the PSG stadium. “What I think about is happiness. If I was following the money I would maybe be in some other country.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe move more than doubled the previous transfer record.“The fact I am the most expensive player is not a burden. I am 69 kilograms (152 pounds),” Neymar said through a translator. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Big firm products top worst plastic litter list — report PLAY LIST 01:45Big firm products top worst plastic litter list — report00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Kelly wary of ‘legend’ Boku in return fight to ONE FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress A record-breaking transfer leaves PSG having to squeeze every euro out of the signing — through sponsorship, merchandise and jersey sales — to ensure the club complies with European soccer’s financial regulations.Posters of the Brazilian — accompanied by the words “Welcome to a Paris Neymar Jr 10” — were unveiled to cheers on the front of the central Paris store where fans had been waiting for hours to get their hands on jerseys emblazoned with his name.“We look at Neymar as a brand,” PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said. “I don’t think he is expensive because I think (the transfer) will pay more than we paid.”With Neymar on board, supporters expect the team will achieve much more than just regain the French title from Monaco.The transfer could also elevate the 25-year-old forward to new personal heights as he emerges from the shadow of Lionel Messi at Barcelona.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “He is one of the three best players in the world,” 21-year-old PSG fan Sacha Cope said as he waited in line outside the club store on the Champs-Elysees on Friday morning to buy a Neymar jersey.“He comes here to win the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain. We are expecting that. If he can do that here, for sure he will win the Ballon D’Or. He couldn’t do that at Barcelona because he was with Messi.”It was unclear if Neymar would make his debut when PSG opens its league season Saturday against Amiens, a team making its top-flight debut.Philippe Chembon, a fan, flaunted a receipt showing he spent 623.50 euros ($740) on four Neymar jerseys.“This is a very big moment for PSG,” said the 63-year-old Chembon, who is older than the club.When word spread late Thursday that Neymar could be staying at Le Royal Monceau in Paris, fans started to descend on the hotel. They weren’t deterred from hanging around through the night, despite discovering Neymar wouldn’t arrive until the morning.“We think Neymar will help us to dream bigger and win everything,” 20-year-old fan Samy El Amrani Jorey said outside the hotel at 1:30 a.m., adopting the club’s motto.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Brazilian soccer star Neymar speaks during a press conference in Paris Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Neymar arrived in Paris on Friday the day after he became the most expensive player in soccer history when completing his blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($262 million).(AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Neymar insisted that money was not a motivation in deciding to join Paris Saint-Germain and said Friday that he would not be burdened by his 222 million-euro ($262-million) price tag.The Brazilian star flew in from Barcelona on a private jet for his official presentation, arriving in a city whose soccer fortunes he is expected to transform.ADVERTISEMENT
LinkedIn Advertising Topics: Originally published Jun 23, 2011 5:26:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 LinkedIn took personalization to a whole new level today with the announcement of its newly enhanced social advertising platform, which is currently being rolled out to select members and will be released in phases over the next few weeks.In a nutshell, the new platform personalizes the ads you see on LinkedIn using timely information from your LinkedIn network. The platform will include such social information as recommendations, connections, and company follows to deliver more useful and relevant ads to users.What exactly does this mean? LinkedIn was kind enough to share a preview of a couple of sample ads to highlight its new layer of personalization:Left: In the recruitment ad on the left, job seekers are presented with connections within their network who could serve as possible referrals.Right: In the general product advertisement on the right, the LinkedIn user is also shown network connections who are following the company displaying the ad in addition to the company’s total follower count.Worried about what this means for your LinkedIn privacy? Don’t worry — they’ve got you covered. Users’ names or images are never shown to advertisers, and by opting out of the ads, LinkedIn users can rest assured that their name and photo are never used in advertisements to other users.Implications for MarketersMy first thought was that this is a pretty cool move on LinkedIn’s part that could really benefit a lot of marketers. A deeper look, though, reveals some bittersweet takeaways.The Positive: For many marketers, the power of advertisements on LinkedIn just got better. The fact that third-party endorsements are now within actual advertisements could greatly serve to counteract the fact that they are advertisements and that marketers paid for them to be there. In the traditional world of marketing vs. public relations, public relations was always thought to have a greater impact over purchasing decisions because it resulted in earned coverage, which is perceived to be more credible than paid coverage or promotion. With LinkedIn’s new ad platform, the lines are a little bit more blurred. Paid advertisements will now be backed by the credibility of third-party endorsements. Even better — these third-party endorsements are from people the user actually knows and is connected with, making them even more trustworthy. The power of referalls in marketing is huge, and tying them to ads could help make them even more effective.The Negative: LinkedIn’s new ad platform should incentivize marketers on LinkedIn — especially those who are using LinkedIn’s ad service — to also focus attention on building their business’s organic presence on LinkedIn. With such information as follower counts now being displayed directly on ads, an ad from a company that has spent time to increase its LinkedIn follower count will likely be viewed in a much more favorable and effective way. Think of it this way. Which ad would you be more likely influenced by: one from a business with 25 followers, or one from a competing business with 250 followers?What do you think of LinkedIn’s new social enhancements to its ad platform? Will you start experimenting with LinkedIn ads? Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack
Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Visualized content is popping up all over the web lately, and it’s no surprise. Visual content is pleasing to the eye, stimulating, entertaining, and much more interesting than plain old text. Haven’t you noticed how much more frequently infographics seem to be making their way onto blogs and websites lately? There’s a very reasonable explanation: people love visual content.But does every piece of visual content you produce have to be as complex as a full-blown infographic? No way. And does every piece of visual content even have to highlight data? Negative. Sometimes the concept you’re trying to explain just lends itself to a more visual representation, and these types of portrayals can often make the concept much easier to follow and understand by your audience. And the benefits of visual content are huge — because it tends to be much more shareable and interesting, visual content often gets spread more virally, allowing you to extend the reach and effectiveness of your content.There are many ways you can make your content more visually appealing and effective. Some are simple, and some are more complex. Either way, visualized content is hot. Here are some awesome examples of content visualization to motivate you to start thinking more with your eyes.Free Download: How to Use Photos in Marketing1. Restaurant Social Media & Word of Mouth by Spork Media 2. The Journey of a Tweet by Next Generation Online3. Social Media Strategy Transit Map by Intersection Consulting4. Real Estate Website Linking Matrix by Brad Carroll5. Functions of the Brain by 50 Watts6. Completed Transactions by Industry by SecondMarket7. Strategic Defaults on Upside-Down Homes (Men vs. Women) by Trulia & RealtyTrac8. SEO Speed Chart by Bruce Clay9. The Six G’s of Social Media Marketing by Nonprofit Marketing Guide10. Customer Service Is the New Marketing by Intersection Consulting11. Can’t Pay the Mortgage? by Trulia & RealtyTrac12. Demand by Industry by SecondMarket13. Traditional Societal “Push” Model by Zachary Jean Paradis14. 10 Levels of Intimacy in Today’s Communication by Emilie Ogez15. Social Media Brand Influence by Eyeflow Internet Marketing16. SEO Process by Parampaul Madra17. Tablet Data by HubSpotWhat do you think of these content visualization examples? Have they inspired you to start experimenting with visual content on your website, blog, and in social media?Image Credit: Mikleman Topics: Originally published Nov 30, 2011 2:10:00 PM, updated July 28 2017 Visual Content