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April 26, 2018

How I work: John Shoemaker

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Position:  Co-Founder and other Creative Director. Depending on who you talk to first, I may or may not add the word “other.” One word that best describes how you work:  Collaboratively Current mobile device:  Pixel Current computer:  Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch Mid 2014 What apps, software, or tools can’t you live without?  Trello, Evernote, […]

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February 14, 2018

My Best Brainstorming Tricks & Tips

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It can be a bit intimidating the first time you assign yourself the task “come up with something cool.” How do you tackle this challenge? What’s the first step to making awesome things? Most people know about brainstorming, but many may struggle to describe what this actually looks like. I will attempt to struggle less […]

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January 31, 2018

The hard truth of Music Copyright in Video

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When I was in high school, my friends and I had a garage band. We played a lot of classic rock covers but we also had a few originals we felt proud enough of that we decided to record an album and get it copyrighted. Yes, it’s pretty amazing but no, I’m not going to […]

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November 7, 2017

How to budget for creative marketing

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See the Video Below! Let’s talk about budget. Whoops. Things just got awkward. It’s ok. The topic of budget tends to be a difficult one whether you’re a client or a vendor. In the end, I really think it comes down to making sure both parties understand each other. Hence, my frequent use of analogies. […]

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March 25, 2017

Why You Should Think Creative First, and Mode Second

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The goal of content marketing is to produce valuable, relevant, and consistent content for your audience. For many marketers, this means a shift in thinking about “what type of media to create” to “what type of media fits the content we’ve created”. Let me explain what I mean. I’ve never heard a screenwriter say, “I […]

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February 24, 2017

What is Content Marketing, and Why You Need It

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Imagine a relationship with someone that only gives you attention when they want something from you. Doesn’t sound very enjoyable does it? Sounds a bit one sided? Sounds a bit like that one girl in school that seemed like maybe she was actually interested in your jokes that one time but then really it turned out […]

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