Stop Struggling with Your Website

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You may think that you or your employees will be able to create and maintain a corporate website that achieves your marketing goals and is user-friendly. But are they designers or programmers? Do they know how web design and marketing work together? Stop struggling and hire a pro. With these …

6 Resources I Keep Going Back To

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As a designer for web and print, I tend to use the same handful of resources over and over again – because they’re easy to use, and they work. Here are six of my favorites: Google Fonts. Google fonts is winning. They have more font choices than ever. There’s a good …

Timeless Logo Design

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We’re frequently asked: What makes a good logo? A good logo is simple, elegant and consistent. It doesn’t sway with every trend. Easy to say; hard to do. Take a look at some examples of elegant, timeless logos – both corporate and product – that have built strong brand recognition. Apple …

Tips for Planning Your Holiday Email Campaign

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Feeling a chill in the autumn air? It’s time to plan your holiday email campaign.  Don’t be late! Here are some tips for planning your fall or winter holiday campaign: Historically, holiday emails have a high open rate. Holidays are a great opportunity to appreciate your customers and remind them …

5 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About Direct Mail

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Direct mail is trending again. Why? Because digital marketing has crowded the space. Be assured: Your competitors are using direct mail to stand out. What do they know that you don’t? Keep reading! 1. Personalize your mailing. Technology makes it easier than ever to research your audience. Design your mailing …

Your Website is a Marketing Machine

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Did you know your website is a marketing machine waiting to happen? There are multiple opportunities to leverage your website: To sell your services, define your brand, and communicate with customers and prospects. Don’t let your site be passive; use it as an effective business tool. Here are 5 questions …

Guest Post: Fundamentals of Social Media Management

  Today’s guest post is by Jill Kurtz, owner and principal strategist at Kurtz Digital Strategy. She works with businesses to to develop digital marketing and social media strategies that reach business goals.   Using social media means much more than posting content on one or more social channels. To …

Fill Your Collateral With Color

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No doubt about it, color is a feeling. Using bright, eye-catching colors in your brochure, website or email marketing will grab your customers’ attention and give them a good feeling about your product. Don’t be blah! Be colorful. Here’s how to add color in both print and web collateral: 1. …

Planning Your Marketing Collateral

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Marketing and branding require a lot of planning. There will occasionally be projects where everyone has to turn on a dime, but that can’t become the norm. When rushed, the product gets stiffed almost every time. We have five tips to help complete your project on time: 1. Determine the …

Branding 101

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1. Establish Your Company Name Once you have a handful of names to consider, trademark research and registration is crucial for the protection of your brand. See why here. 2. Create a Tagline A short phrase can add punch to your company’s personality, or clarify your services: Incorporate a tagline …