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May 21, 2018

Photoshop vs. Design: An epic battle over your marketing

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“Can you turn those into triangles?” I’ve been asked this question, or something very similar, innumerable times while doing client work. Questions of the form, “can you [insert technical request here]?” are not easily answered, because answering them simply and honestly paints a picture so woefully incomplete it is almost dishonest. Because the short answer […]

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May 3, 2018

What your hiring process says about your brand

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Everything you do speaks to your business’s brand. From obvious things like your website and business cards, to how you answer the phone, and yes, even your hiring process communicates your brand. Let’s take a look at our hiring process here at Backflip as an example of what *we think* the process communicates about our […]

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April 30, 2018

Signs it’s time for a rebrand

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It’s not always easy to tell if rebranding makes sense. Of course, if it is easy to tell, then you should do it immediately. Say, for instance, you never actually had your logo or branding professionally done. Or the only version of your logo that you know of is sitting in a Word document (this is more […]

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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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April 23, 2018

Scott’s Top Sales Tool at a Creative Agency

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If you clicked on this post expecting to read about the latest and greatest technology-based sales tools I use, I regret to inform you that is not the case. Though what I intend to talk about is equally as valuable as, if not more valuable than, any digital sales tool.. Curious now? To this day, […]

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April 19, 2018

How agencies are changing this year’s Conversations

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We are no longer in a time where physical, verbal and emotional assault goes unnoticed and unheard. With the amalgamation of the Harvey Weinstein’s allegations headlining globally, followed by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, there has been a visible shift in our culture’s conversation about relationships, especially in the advertisement world. Around any holiday, I always […]

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April 16, 2018

Sizzle Reels: Not An Editor’s Best Work?

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This is one of those topics that can be classified as a “gray” area when it comes to opinion, due in part to many believing any edited piece represents the quality of an editor’s work. However, one thing to keep in mind is, often times the work shown within a video is not of the editor’s. […]

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April 12, 2018

Why High Quality Logo Design Doesn’t Cost $50

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If you perform a Google search for “cheap logo design,” the first result you’ll get is from a service called Fiverr, wherein you can find myriad vendors purporting to provide quality logo design for as little as $5. That’s right. Five bucks. So for the price of a few McCheezburgers, your business could have a […]

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