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Skipping the Media to Reach Them

March 15, 2016 |

In the marketing arena, the traditional goal for PR agencies is pretty straightforward: get earned media. Many people describe that as the main differentiator between PR and advertising. PR gets free publicity. Advertising pays for it.

And to achieve that … Read More

Feed our monkey brains!

November 20, 2015 |

*DISCLAIMER* Despite its title, this article in no way endorses cerebral tissue as primate feed.

 We’ve completely had it, all of us! We’re giving up! There’s just no way that the standard issue monkey brains we are born with can … Read More

“Act like a startup” means what exactly?

March 31, 2015 |

Startups are in it to win it. They have a strong identity because they’re small, and close to their founding roots. The people in charge have created something out of passion, vision and drive. They are fierce, fired up and … Read More

What’s a concept and why do I need one?

March 25, 2015 | | 2 Comments

A concept is the translation of strategy into an idea the audience will respond to.

Say the objective is getting into the hottest club in town. And the best way in is through the bouncer. We have lots of options here. … Read More

Change it up.

March 16, 2015 |

New ideas are scary. They push us towards the unknown and untested. As marketing professionals, we often depend on the tried and true to get results that will make our clients happy and keep the agency in business. But the … Read More

The Wife Standard

February 12, 2015 |

In our industry, it’s easy to lose perspective. We get carried away with the furious pace of our work – the breathless brainstorms, the last-minute concepts, the midnight redesigns, the taxi-ride write-ups. So it should come as no surprise … Read More

It’s all in the… typography?

December 11, 2014 |

With fast paced deadlines and demanding requests, sometimes it’s easy to overlook basic elements of typography. Here are a few rules I like to keep at the top of my head:

Choose appropriate fonts that are easy to … Read More