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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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January 17, 2018

Why a Phone Call is Often Way Better than Email

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Why is a picture worth a thousand words? Or similarly why is a video worth a thousand pictures? It’s the details. In psychology 101 we learned that nonverbal communication can often convey 90% of meaning. I know, I know, emojis are getting better and better (and they do help), but where in an email can you […]

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January 13, 2018

Run a business without running yourself into the ground

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Often when we ask each other “How are you doing” or “How’s business?” we are looking for a few positive words or a positive story. It’s not that we don’t want to hear a real answer to those questions, but it’s more of a comfortable way to briefly greet each other. More and more, though, […]

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December 2, 2017

Greatly improve your marketing by thinking Win-Win-Win

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In order to understand win-win-win, you must first understand win-win. It’s a common philosophy but let’s take a look at it from an agency standpoint. As business director, at a creative agency, I find myself in the natural role of balancing our client’s needs and budget with what our creatives need for a budget in […]

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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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October 30, 2017

You need a creative marketing partner, not a price

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Like the fists being thrust together in unity in the picture above, so too are we stronger together.😆 Vlogcast is below! There are several different ways that we approach our relationships with our clients (partners). Today we’ll talk about our base philosophy: a partnership is more fruitful than of a client/vendor relationship. Put another way, […]

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October 6, 2017

How I work: Ryan Freng

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Current Position: Co-Founder and Creative Director One word that best describes how you work: Patiently Current mobile device: iPhone 6 (although the screen was just destroyed so I’m waiting to upgrade to X!) Current computer: MacBook Pro (from 2012 but it’s still hanging in there!) What apps, software, or tools can’t you live without? Basecamp, Dialpad, Frame, […]

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October 4, 2017

Virtual Reality Marketing is here, don’t miss out!

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Imagine yourself in your pre-teen years. You’ve been dragged along to the grocery store with your Mom as she shops for the school’s Halloween social. You watch in horror as she picks an off-store brand of sugar free, low carb, quarter-sized oatmeal raisin cookies, under 50 calories each. You know it won’t go over well. […]

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March 29, 2017

10 Steps to Running an Awesome Creative Meeting

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There are a million ways to run a creative meeting. It’s important, however, to find one that works for you and repeat it frequently. This is one way we like to run creative meetings. The Steps Set the Rules It’s important to be clear about the process up front No cell phones/computers, they will distract […]

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