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Not a Sham: Introducing the Shamrock Shake Finder

Recently updated the McRib Finder concept for our McDonald's client to feature the Shamrock Shake. This new version's quite special—new stickers, plus for the first time a web backend. Even recreated a little bit of an Instagram-story style camera to make the sticker experience even more fun.

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Zach Tarvin
Five Fixes for Better Photos on your iPhone

Hands-down, the camera is probably the thing that matters most to you about your smartphone. You may not always think about it, but chances are it’s the device feature that you use the most, even if only tangentially.

Whether you’re using it for video chats, snapping a pic, or playing around with the latest AR experience, getting the most out of your camera starts with some simple tricks.

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Thirty

January, month of fresh starts. The coldest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, the hottest in the Southern. Ianuarius in Latin, from ianua—literally the door of the year.

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MeZach Tarvin
Facebook is not your website

A Facebook page as the default web presence for a physical business is user-hostile. It's at Facebook's whim that pages get tossed behind a login window, and then what of those who don't want to use Facebook? Or have reason not to use Facebook?

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Hello, PolitiCall

Very happy to show off a little side project I've been kicking around this spring. PolitiCall's an iOS app dedicated to helping you make your voice heard in Washington by putting the contact information for your members of Congress available any time, anywhere.

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Zach Tarvin
An End to Business-Speak

There ought to be a sort of 10 commandments of the modern office wherein at least six of them are outright bans on a lot of these verbal fillers.

"Leverage" and "utilize" where someone means "use" is probably the worst.

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Zach Tarvin
Leslie Berland Joins Twitter as New CMO

Berland comes from AmEx, where she was EVP of marketing, advertising, and digital partnerships.

She's also the first new appointment to Twitter after the product, engineering, and HR heads left over the weekend.

I pull for Twitter more than any other social platform. Hoping the new blood under Jack Dorsey means throwbacks to the pre-2012 Twitter in a lot of ways—mostly for developers.

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Zach Tarvin