Sketch vs. Tech: 3 Tips on Workplace Creativity from a Designer

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Ask any graphic designer where they spend the majority of their time, and I guarantee you they’ll say “in front of a computer.” So much of our work is computer based, and in the fast-paced world of advertising it can seem easier to just skip over the physical prep work and go straight to the…

Helping energy customers feel the love starts with healthy communication.

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Communication is the key to any healthy relationship. We’ve all heard that before, right? Just tune in to the daytime talk shows, latest dating reality creation, or even pick up a paper and read an advice column (if those are still a thing). It’s a simple, common-sense sentiment that’s been accepted as fact when it…

Super Bowl Advertising: Red Zone to End Zone

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What’s everyone at your office talking about this morning? That huge come from behind win by the Patriots? Mr. Clean’s new dance moves? Or whether the Snickers live commercial was an intentional disaster? The Super Bowl is one of the biggest annual events in American culture. Regardless, whether you love, hate or feel nothing towards…

Pro-tips on an integrated marketing event: #CustomerBowl.

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The experience for an attendee can make or break an event. While you’re planning, there are lots of moving parts that all need to align to make it successful. Our agency recently hosted the 11th annual #CustomerBowl event to gather consumer insights into the uber-expensive Super Bowl ads. During the event, we pre-screened ads like…

Zen and the Art of the Work Uniform

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Ever stood in front of your closet and just felt… over it? You had too many clothes—all packed together to the point where only a sliver of a sleeve of each shirt was showing? Or perhaps you had just the right amount, but couldn’t bring yourself to don that same baggy pair of khakis one…

Why Residents Should Call the Shots in Senior Living

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Who decides what you have for lunch? You do. Who decides when you make a phone call? You do. What about what kind of sheets you sleep on? You guessed it—that’s you, too. These questions may seem silly, probably because you take it for granted that you have control over every aspect of your life….

Simple Planning Value-Adds for a Great Year

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It’s a new year! Hooray! Out with the old and in with the new. A chance to redefine your marcom strategy and brand messaging and bring some new ideas to the table to drive better business throughout the year. The first few months of the year are some of my favorite. It’s the time of…

Don’t be that shallow B2B marketer.

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Attention spans are shrinking. Content is shrinking. Timelines are shrinking. You get the point. Everything is shrinking. So it’s easy to understand the rise of shallow B2B marketing. What is shallow marketing? It’s mindless, get-it-done-fast, follow-a-template, forget-the-audience marketing. Even if you object to it, it’s hard not to be guilty of creating shallow marketing in…

What’s behind every B2B decision? A real person.

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Business folks are real people, too. There’s always a person or team behind the decision to sign a contract. And each individual has their particular demographic, psychographic, behavioral, and environmental attributes. You’ve got to carefully consider all parties involved. Each person has an educational background, a specific set of responsibilities, criteria they get evaluated and…

Why Social Advertising Is a Critical Piece of Your Marketing Plan

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Most businesses understand the importance of an active social media presence. With so many users on social, their audience is there, ready to become aware, engage, visit the website, get great customer service and, (ideally), become loyal customers. While organic social media can be an effective marketing tool (with the right strategy and content), the…