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The Psychology of Color

Nov 23, 2020 2:00:08 PM / by Claire Monkman posted in Social Media, Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Digital, Blogging, Color, Web Design, Advertising, Design

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In the marketing world, color is used with intention! Brands use color to subliminally communicate a feeling or emotion. Color is essential to who the brand is, their story, and is oftentimes synonymous with the brand when the company name is mentioned. For example, when thinking of Starbucks, the color green comes to mind. It’s also important to note that color has different meanings across various cultures. In China, for example, brides traditionally wear red as it represents beauty and luck in their culture. In other countries, white is worn.

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How to Use Shapes to Tell Your Story

Nov 20, 2020 1:15:00 PM / by Caleb Costelle posted in Social Media, Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Digital, Logo Design, Branding, Web Design, Advertising, Design

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One of the fundamental elements of design is shape, and for good reason. A lot can be accomplished with the use of specific shapes. Whether harnessing an existing interpretation or playing with shapes to tell a different story, simple angles and curves can be used to your advantage. Here are a few examples of how:

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How to Create Guides out of Any Shape

Nov 16, 2020 4:15:00 PM / by Claire Monkman posted in Digital, Logo Design, Branding, Color, Web, Advertising, Design

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There are endless amounts of shapes and curves for us to play with as designers. It’s unavoidable and part of our job to incorporate these shapes and angles. For years, I would find myself working on a project where a guide of a specific shape would help me out.  I found myself manually making these with the pen tool, but it was annoying when I couldn’t turn the guide on or off. There had to be an easier way! I did some digging and found the solution, so I’d like to share it with you in this tutorial!

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Importance of Design in Marketing

Nov 3, 2020 3:45:00 PM / by Claire Monkman posted in Logo Design, Branding, Color, Print, Web, Advertising, Design

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Think about your favorite brands or iconic companies that stick out to you for a moment. What are some of the first things that come to mind? Maybe it’s their logo, tagline, brand colors, or brand message. Do you think of an advertisement or creative concept made famous by this brand? A jingle? Or maybe your first thought is your feelings toward the brand, whether it is positive or negative. Regardless of what came to mind, these are all things that make a brand who they are. Every piece is a foundation of their unique brand story.

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How Investing in a Functional Logo Can Save Headaches in the Future

Oct 16, 2020 11:39:16 AM / by Caleb Costelle posted in Logo Design, Color, Print, Web, Advertising, Design

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The argument could be made (and has been) that a logo can be anything. Its core purpose is to act as shorthand for your business, and all of your business attributes become attached to it over time, regardless of its visual details. And I would agree that there is some truth in that argument. After all, plenty of businesses have thrived despite having “bad” logos. But what isn’t always obvious are the struggles that take place behind the scenes with these “bad” logos. Without an optimized logo, you could be fighting against it more often than you’d like.

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3 Reasons to Start Social Listening

Sep 25, 2020 4:47:47 PM / by Makenzie Fitzgerald posted in Social Media, Social Listening, Social Marketing

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Social media continues to be a major marketing weapon for brands and companies of all sizes. With the number of active social media users only continuing to grow, having social media profiles and creating interesting content is essential. But you shouldn’t stop there. In order to build a solid reputation and following on social media, it’s more important than ever to know what your audience actually wants to hear from you. That’s where social listening comes in.

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Client Spotlight: LEXPARK

Aug 19, 2020 11:36:23 AM / by Porchia Garspard posted in Social Media, Branding, Advertising, Strategy, Community

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While this year has somehow simultaneously both crept and flew by, it is hard to believe it is halfway over. The year has brought a lot of uncertainty, but we could not be more proud of our clients this year and the amazing work we have accomplished together in the past 6 months. We wanted to take a moment to share some of our favorite projects so far in 2020.

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Important Digital Marketing Metrics You Need to Know

Aug 14, 2020 5:05:56 PM / by Michael Noble posted in Digital, Interactive, Lead Collection, Ad Buying, Paid Social Ads, Advertising, Strategy, Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing

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Data has been important since the beginning of digital advertising. More specifically, understanding and interpreting data related to digital advertising is important. If you can understand the data that your marketing is producing, it provides better insight into how to optimize your campaigns, and how to make changes that will influence business. Using data, you are able to identify and isolate a problems and solutions and open a door to better decision-making.

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Client Spotlight: Anderson Communities

Aug 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Zipie posted in Social Media, SEO & SEM, Photography, Social Marketing, Video, Web Design, Advertising, Content Marketing

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While this year has simultaneously crept by and flew, it is hard to believe it is halfway over. The year has brought a lot of uncertainty, but we could not be more proud of our clients this year and the amazing work we have accomplished together in the past 6 months. We wanted to take a moment to share some of our favorite projects so far in 2020.

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The Effects of Facebook Shop on Ecommerce Brands

Jul 21, 2020 4:41:40 PM / by Michael Noble posted in Social Media, Facebook

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The world as we know it is changing every day. The business industry is gradually shifting to an online atmosphere as technology and tools developed over the years. On May 19th, Facebook launched a tool that allows customers to browse and buy products straight from a business’ Facebook or Instagram page.

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