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Quality Is The Best Kind Of Advertising

Give them quality. That’s the best kind of advertising.
~Milton Hershey, Founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company

The best kind of marketing is authentic. Make sure that you when you market your organization, you actually have a compelling and real story to tell.

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Is Social Media Worth Your Time?

Social media. These two words carry an ever changing and increasingly complicated meaning. There was a time when you had relatively few social media options. That time has passed. When setting up our own website, our WordPress theme gave us the option to set up 21 different social media accounts. Some of them, I’d never heard of.

Is it all worth your time?

There is a short answer to that question. No.  Read More

Hipster Branding. Trends in Logo Design.

When people talk about style trends, they are usually referring to fashion. One year is it cool to wear neon colors the next year it is not… at all. Trends exist almost anytime you are dealing with any creative field and graphic design and marketing are not immune. Unlike fashion though design, especially logo design, tends to stick around for a lot longer than design trends do. It is not wise nor economical- to redesign your logo with every trend.

It’s important to understand when you are dealing with design for logos and branding, you want your logo to be able to stand the test of time. That being said you don’t have to make your logo stiff, boring, and bland in order for it to be timeless. Great design is able to find and use the gems from the current trends and combine that with classic design staples to create a truly timeless logo that looks up-to-date but not trendy.

Speaking about timeless versus trendy – there is a great designer who takes well-known brands and plunges them into the very trendy ‘hipster style.’  Read More