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June 20th, 2011

Kim Mickelsen

Good Clients Make Good Friends

I ran across this post today and really like it. Sometimes in the day-to-day stress of the job we need a little reminder.
Treat clients like friends:

Understand they have bad days, good days, days they need you and days they need to be left alone
Give them a second chance if they make a mistake
Give them a hand when you can
They have different levels of knowledge (sometimes you have to walk them through things)
Show them something new, Read More

April 28th, 2011

Tips for Managing Change

It’s certainly no surprise that people don’t like change. So any change from what we’ve come to know, or are comfortable with, can, and often does, create resistance and fear — fear of the unknown or an expectation that we’ll lose something. Read More

August 3rd, 2010

Robin Donovan

A Simple Way to Improve Your Writing

Most people use three different sentence formats when they write. With only these three variations your writing can get monotonous. If you expand your repertoire to include six additional sentence formats your writing will automatically seem more sophisticated and be more appealing to the reader. Don’t let the “grammar” scare you, once you read the examples it all starts to make sense. Here are the different formats that can transform your writing and they’re very simple to master if you use these guidelines:
Main clause: subject + verb + completers

Jeremiah walked home. Read More

July 23rd, 2010

Kim Mickelsen

Stop Trying to Be Everything to Everyone

Or you end up being nothing to no one. Read More

July 22nd, 2010

Robin Donovan

Tips on Dealing with Irate Individuals

We’re in a creative business so emotions can sometimes run high. On occasion we’re subjected to an angry outburst which is generally counterproductive to any project it impacts. Read More

July 20th, 2010

Robin Donovan

Tips for Marketing a Product or Service in an Avoidance Category

Don’t get so close to the avoidance product or service you’re marketing that you forget it’s not a subject welcomed with open arms. You may come up with a “kick ass” new promotion for adult diapers, but if you wave it openly in the face of your target audience – especially if it’s open enough to be observed by others close to them – you might find yourself permanently banned from their considered set. No one wants to come home to a flyer waving from their doorknob suggesting that their almost certain incontinence can be solved at a discount! Read More

April 21st, 2010

Robin Donovan

Job Hunting Tips for New Graduates

Send your cover letter and resume with clear direction as to which department you are interested in joining. When letters come in saying the writer wants a job “anywhere” in an ad agency it is clear that they don’t know the business well enough to know where they fit in. Read More

March 20th, 2010

bozell

Things to Consider When Designing Your Logo – Number Two in a Series

Stay Focused on Your Values: Oftentimes companies and business owners try to create an image that communicates their ENTIRE business concept. This is asking an awful lot! Instead of focusing on the big picture, zero in on the values and ideas that your company stands for. As customers come to know your business and what it means while interacting with your brand, they’ll quickly learn to associate your logo with these principles.
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