As everyone gears up for the festive season (overseen by Santa Claus – the most successful freelancer of them all), it’s important to keep a bit of perspective. That’s what this week’s selection of links is all about. You know the deal, grab a cup of coffee and give the below a read. Happy Friday!
eConsultancy runs down the most infuriating ad formats online. Our personal favourites are pop-unders with sound for that “Where the hell is that coming from?!” moment in coffee shops.
Some great tips for freelance PRs on how to approach journalists with a story. Top advice from some of the best in the business.
Interesting discussion on stackexchange on how best to make an exit from a project you just don’t want to be involved in any more.
An interesting furore in the games journalism sector this week as the result of a Eurogamer piece criticising many journalists’ close relationships with PRs and publishers.
A great, simple way to calculate what your hourly rate should be.
Startup valuations have been in the stratosphere for years now (Instagram worth a billion dollars? Come on now), so it’s pleasing to see a reasonably level-headed explanation of his company’s worth from Evernote CEO Phil Libin.
Nothing more than a bit of 3D CSS porn for the designers among you. The scientists may enjoy it to.
Ever wanted to see a charming collection of historical figures larking about? Here you go, then!
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