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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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User Guide: How It Works for Buyers

We do our absolute best to deliver the latest creative talent. See how it works for clients on Soply here.

User Guide: How It Works for Creative Freelancers

We do our best to find freelancers job, as well as act as a source of artistic inspiration. See how it works for freelancers on Soply here.

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Clients Can Hire You Directly on Soply:

Clients can now hire you both through job postings and search through freelancer portfolios where they directly contact the one they like best. See how it works here.

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Showcase Your Work, Show-Off Your Skills:

The freelance industry is all about trust. When a client is searching for someone to complete a visual task, it’s very important that your previous work shows your well-rounded skills and talent. Read the full story here.

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Soply Secure Payment: Pay Your Freelancer with Confidence:

In hiring a freelancer, Soply Secure Payment will make you feel confident that your money is secure, and that the job will be completed, as promised. Read the full story here.

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Soply Secure Payment: You Get What You Earn:

The FREEdom of a FREElancer is one of the top reasons to choose such an alternative workstyle. Feel secure in knowing that you will indeed get the money you so rightfully earned while freelancing. Our solution is Soply Secure Payment. Read the full story here.

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Our Latest Product Updates: Communication is Key:

From listening to our users, we’re always inspired for new updates to our platform. Just recently, we have two more updates: “Request Direct Contact Details” and  “Edit Brief”. Read the full story here.

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How to Respond to a Creative Brief/ Job on Soply:

How creatives respond to briefs is the single most important factor in landing successful deals and, in turn, creating some truly beautiful work. Ask the specifications of the job, and easily carry out the job with style. Read the full story here.

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How to Write the Best Creative Brief:

The goal when writing a killer brief is to allow Soply’s creatives to really know and understand your needs, and for them to be able to deliver extraordinary no-hassle work. A well-written creative brief can also reduce any misinterpretation and ensure expectations from both parties. Read the full story here.

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An Update to Our Hire Page: Now an Even Easier Way to Hire Your Favorite Freelance Creative:

Now, our new “Hire” page is neatly-organized with sub tabs, so you can easily access all of your pitches and the creatives who you are interacting with. Read the full story here.
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Still Have an Unpublished Portfolio? Here’s a Few Simple Steps for Publishing Your Online Portfolio:
Soply provides this service as we know that it allows for ease in finding and pitching to new jobs. However, a portfolio doesn’t hold much influence if it isn’t updated – not to mention, not even published. Read the fully story here.
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Company Event Photography as Beautiful as the River Thames Sunset:

Lucia from houzz.com requested a photographer on Soply for their company’s corporate boat party. The request was urgent, as the party was the next day after the job was posted. Read the full story here.

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Fashion Photographer for a Street Fashion Blog:

Sabrina needed to find a photographer who could shoot street style fashion photos pictures for her. She requested a fashion photographer in Brooklyn, NY to shoot some pictures for her blog and social media channels. Read the story here.

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Food Photographer for Business: The Story of Natural Blender:

Natural Blender is a London-based company delivering fresh and healthy smoothie kits.  The company needed a lifestyle and food photoshoot to capture their smoothies and fresh ingredients. Read more here.

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Professional Illustrator Creates a Trendy Design for a T-Shirt:

Atanas is the owner of the US-based t-shirt website “ShirtAholic”. He reached out to Soply, as he needed an professional illustrator to create a design for his “Lord of the Dogs” t-shirt, inspired by the classic Lord of the Rings theme.  Read more here.

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Product Photography for Business: Frankly Juice hires Rasmus:

Frankly Juice, a company based in Denmark, produces organic, seasonal and cold-pressed juices, needed stunning product photography, so they reached out to Soply to help find a great product photographer. Read the full story here.

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Oddbins found their event photographer on Soply:

‘A whole range of photos capturing exciting moments of a wine-tasting dinner, ready to be shared  on Facebook and other social media networks – that’s what Oddbins got by hiring a wine event photographer through Soply. Read the full story here

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UK PR agency hired Rodney for an event:

‘Within a couple of hours after creating a brief on Soply, RED received 6 great quotes from local photographers interested in shooting this event’ Read the full story here

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High-Tech Sports Videos for a Young Audience:

In order to capture the young audience’s attention, Munin Sports needed a large amount of engaging visual social media content. Preferably, Munin wanted videographers with previous experience in football content production. Read the full story here.

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Great Custom Content for Businesses: The case of NEEACONSULTING:

Soply’s talents were called upon to produce custom content for Neeaconsulting, a small IT company located in Portugal. The business turned to Soply in order to get the best visual content to launch a new B2B product. Read more here.

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Conference Photographer for the POWER-GEN India & Central Asia Event in New Delhi:

In May 2016, the POWER-GEN Conference India & Central Asia was held in New Delhi, India. As it is India’s leading Clean Energy Event, the occasion represented the perfect opportunity to hire a professional conference photographer. Read the full story here.

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Our Work for Tic Tac’s Social Media Content Strategy:

The very talented agency Vizeum Denmark, a subsidiary of Dentsu Aegis Network, requested visual content from us for their client, Tic Tac. They needed creative visual content for their social media activities. Read the full story here.

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How Richard G. gets jobs through Soply:

‘Richard joined Soply just a few months ago, but his style, professionalism and individual approach to his clientele has already brought him several jobs.’ Read the full story here

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How Jon has found event photography jobs through Soply:

After creating a Soply portfolio a few months ago, Jon has successfully submitted quotes for several briefs and got hired as a photographer for a few events. In this short interview, we asked him about his work as a photographer. Read the full story here.

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Realfiction 3D Animation & Holographic Technology: An Interview with Animator Dominic Lusardi:

One of Realfiction’s frequent collaborators, Dominic Lusardi, is the founder of a UK-based digital visualization company. Dominic, who has a background in engineering, manufacturing and advertising, decided to dive into the 3D holographic market because he wanted to help determine the direction the field would go in. Read the full story here.

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Soply’s Latest Tips to Get Hired as a Freelancer:

Include a personalized video of yourself, add additional media, and include all your subskills in your portfolio. In order to learn how to enhance your freelance career, read more here.

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Freelancing Should Mean Freedom:

As a platform who is knowledgeable about all the nuances involved in a creative freelancing career, it is our duty to support our Creative Freelancers all along the way. This has led us to partner with Freelancers Union, an organization who gives independent workers a powerful voice through political action, research, and freelancing resources. Read the full story here.

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It Must Be Free If It’s On The Internet, Right? – Your Work Should Be Legally Protected:

Some of you may not even realize when and how you’re violating copyright laws, and since we are visual experts, our team at Soply decided to create a simple guide, which can help you in knowing what’s right and wrong in each case. Read the full story here.

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Managing Your Freelance Career (While Still Enjoying the Freedom of Being Your Own Boss):

Soply acts as a platform which supports freelance creative professionals. We help with contracts, support in marketing your work, assist in processing the payment, and, lastly, we actually find you clients! Read the full story here.

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Getting Up and Running as a Freelance Photographer: Finding Your First Job and Getting Paid Quickly:

How can you more easily streamline the process of finding work and expediting your payment process. Our team would like to recommend a thing or two to get things going. Read the full story here.

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Make Your Creative Portfolio Stand Out to Clients:

In this industry, it is essential to keep your creative portfolio for graphic design, photography, videography, animation, etc. completely relevant. Read our advice here.

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35% of the U.S. Workforce Have Freelance Jobs: The New Millennial Workforce:

Millennials want freedom to work when they want, wherever they want. Freelance jobs are taking over according to a new study by Freelancers Union & Upwork. Read more here.

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Keeping the “Free” in Freelancing:

Soply has joined the task force in promoting Freelancers Union’s #FreelanceIsntFree Act, a legislation that would protect freelance workers in NYC. Read the full story here.

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Soply Nominated for Two Awards:

We are honored for being nominated for two awards at the UK Business Angels Association Awards 2016. This year’s awards saw over 200 entries, which were all reviewed by 24 leading experts from across the industry. Read the full story here.

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3D Animators Create Eye Catching Visuals: The Power of Holographic Storytelling:

Soply partners up with Realfiction, the company behind Dreamoc 3D Holographic Displays, a machine which displays 3D animation and design. Through this partnership, we’ve brought holographic storytelling alive around the world. Read the full story here.

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Soply at Websummit 2015:

Websummit hosted an entire conference, for the leading content distributors, about the future of visual social media content innovation. Soply was there to find out the latest. Read the full story here.

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The Remote Workforce & What Companies Are Doing About It:

With 2017 on the rise, the changing workforce has become more and more prevalent. Whether you are freelance, or you have a company that gives you the privilege of working wherever you want, the standard workforce has shifted. Read the full story here.

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An Explainer Video Can Convert Research Into a Sale:

One of the biggest issues facing small businesses, startups and sometimes also bigger companies introducing new products to the market, is how to explain their service or product in a simple but effective way. The most efficient way to make people understand and fall in love with your brand is through a video. Read the full story here.

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Holograms for Product Display: An Innovative Marketing Strategy:

Realfiction is a Danish company who has brought holograms to life. Their philosophy is very clear – Brands today wants solutions that resonate with consumers which continually and increasingly reach beyond the expectations of classic advertising. Read the full story here.

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Kick-Ass Content Trends to Follow in 2016!

What is the future of content marketing? New media development and customer demands change content trends very fast. What can you do to keep up? Find out the latest here.

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Visual Content Marketing: Enable Engagement, Empower Shareability:

Diminishing attention spans give power to visual content marketing. Shareable content spreads the word on your business – here’s how we can help. Read the full story here.

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Engaging Visual Content Is Worth a Thousand Followers:

It’s 2016, which means that content marketing is nothing without the perfect visuals and strategy. We have a content marketing how-to which will help! Read the full story here.

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Awesome Talent: Interview with Calin S.:

‘Colin S. is a Romanian freelance photographer, whose artistry is guided by beauty in all its forms. His affinity lies with fine art photography and documentary photography, requiring a refined approach in order to make a statement.’ Read the full story here

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Awesome Talent: Interview with Light Painting Photographer Alexander K.:

Light Painter extraordinaire, Alexander Kesselaar, an award-winning professional photographer & filmmaker from Sydney, Australia with more than 10 years of experience in commercial, corporate & event photography, video production & editing, web design and social media in his bag. Read the full story here.

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What Makes a Killer Explainer Video? – Interview with Kasper S. and Thuy Linh D.:

A good explainer video can help your brand to build credibility and convert leads into real customers. Read this interview and discover how – directly from the experts! Read the full story here.

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Glimpses of Animation Art from Around the World Part 1:

‘We are thrilled to start the showcase of animators to feature them and their creative animation works on Soply.’ Read the full story here.

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Glimpses of Animation Art from Around the World Part 2:

‘You will discover the insights of the animators through their interviews and animations – creativity in motion.’Read the full story here.

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Glimpses of Illustration Art from Around the World:

We would like to introduce you to a couple of Soply’s best illustrators – some have an abstract and somewhat surreal edge, while others pride in their whimsical nature. Read the full story here.

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Highlighting Modern Videography Talent: James Highet:

Toronto-based director/ producer/ entrepreneur James Highet has this great saying, “The world is so vast that there’s talent in every corner. Read the full story here.

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Easter is Coming!

Indeed, Easter is a good time for family gatherings and traditions. We know you want to capture your unforgettable memories with high-quality photos. Read the full story here.

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Highlighting Modern Videography Talent: An Interview with Rodrigo Tasca:

Rodrigo Tasca, a South Florida-based videographer, editor & designer, enjoys capturing moments of absolutely everything from personal reels, to company re-branding, behind-the-scenes editorials, music videos, weddings and even informational videos for non-profit organisations. Read the full story here.

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Gift Ideas for Your Valentine on Valentine’s Day:

Have you finally landed that perfect boy/girl and don’t know what to get them? No need to worry, we’re here to help you all out. Read the full story here.

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Inspiration from 5 Great Portrait Photographers:

There are no rules or boundaries when it comes to portrait photography, which can make it easy and difficult at the same time. We spoke to 5 of our portrait photographers, who reveal their own style and what they love about it. Read the full story here.