Hot Take: No One Cares About Your Logo…


As a collective, we need to take some pressure off logos – don’t get me wrong, they are essential to a business, but they really don’t need to work so hard. Let’s focus on what drives your brand as a whole instead. Over time, companies have started to get into the mindset that…

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Digital Advertising Losing its Shine?


it’s 2018 and consumers don’t even need to think twice about ignoring the relentless, sometimes even intrusive, ads that clutter the Internet. Does that mean the age of digital advertising is coming to an end? Hardly. Digital advertising has always been a relatively inexpensive…

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How to Build a Brand From Scratch Successfully


It is possible to build a brand from scratch successfully. However, it has become a lot more complex, and also a lot easier than ever before (depending on how you look at it). The millennials are a generation privileged with the upsides of the internet that allow them to bring…

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Why Creative Matters in Mobile Advertising


In order for mobile app platforms to survive, it's critical to continue achieving profitable user acquisition. However, mobile advertising is a constantly changing landscape. What works for you today might not work for you tomorrow. 95% of your direct response creative…

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Memorial Day: All Gave Some, Some Gave All


It is here, that special time of year when we celebrate the sacrifices made by our nations heroes, especially the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedoms and way of life: the men and women in uniform, from all branches of the service. That’s…

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Marketing, Advertising, & Branding… What’s the Difference?


In this line of work, I oftentimes hear clients and prospective clients confuse marketing, advertising, and branding, and they also tend to use the terms interchangeably. This usually makes me cringe just a little bit, because, while all three of these things may be a part of…

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The Demise of Toys R Us: What We Can Learn


If you’re like me, you’re definitely a “Toys R Us Kid”, so, seeing a once giant retailer like Toys R Us close its doors for good is a little heartbreaking. I spent a lot of time there in my childhood, and, while it was magical as a little kid, I…

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Official: I’ve Been Accepted into The VCU Brandcenter!


It’s official: I will be taking my talents to Richmond in August to start my post-grad education at the VCU Brandcenter! It’s been a long road to get here, and I am super excited to be making this next step in my professional and personal life. I got the email…

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4 Phases of Brand Story Engagement


A good brand story is important… You only have one Brand Community. You understand who they are, what they want or need from you, where they are coming from, their motivations and where the best touchpoint is with each to be effective with your communications. Each phase of your…

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3 Web Design Mistakes That Could Lead to Lost Revenue


So, you’ve started your own business. Congrats! You’ve put all your ideas out into the world and now you’re just waiting to hit the big time! But, are you seeing the results you were hoping for or has business been slower than expected? Well, if it’s the latter then maybe…

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