Aug 31

Quantifying Creative: Transforming Subjective into Objective

As a Creative Director, I take on every project as if embarking on a diplomatic mission. Many of our clients come from within the financial sector and, without using too broad of a brush, it’s safe to say that most are not creative types.
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Jul 28

Audience First: Strategic Spaghetti

First, the question: Are you looking to create compelling, high mileage content? Have you been charged with capturing the fleeting, distractible attention of a critical audience? Does your job or your brand rely upon it?
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Jul 07

Half of Every Video is Audio

Imagine if you will, a young couple at the beach… the woman swims into the twilight night. With soothing acoustic guitar strumming in the background, we watch as she turns and waves to her boyfriend on the beach. It’s a beautiful, romantic, Instagram-worthy sunset scene.
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Jun 23

Master of One: The Benefits of Microbranding in a Competitive Landscape

As our economic landscape shifts, staying relevant is top-of-mind for many companies. When the economy expands, we can expect business competition to soar; so staying nimble, visible, and adaptable is of high priority.
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May 26

The Power of a Pivot: Staying Essential by Staying Nimble

The concept of an “essential” worker has been on many minds for the past several weeks. Meanwhile, so-called non-essential businesses and employees are scrambling for ways to survive — and those who have managed to stay afloat face a barrage of bleak forecasts, bracing themselves for the next tempest.

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Apr 22

Webcasting: The Future is Now

As we face these unprecedented times, high-quality digital communications have become an essential lifeline for businesses across the globe.

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Apr 13

Hierarchy of Communication

Running a remote business is a balancing act that is fulfilling and energizing, but is also full of potential challenges. One of the most consistent struggles I face is the prioritization of time in a non-traditional work schedule. On any given day I receive upwards of 500 work related messages through various channels (i.e. email, text, etc).

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Mar 23

Why Teleprompters Suck

Teleprompters suck. Sure, they may tempt managers as a shortcut to ensure their speaker says everything they need to say in a video, and it allows the compliance department to check all their boxes. It may alleviate the need to edit the video at all. But the benefits start and end there.
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Mar 19

Quaranteam the Haystack Model

Quaranteam the Haystack Model

Raise your hand if you’ve received a somber notification from every business you’ve ever heard of, announcing closures, postponements, and protective contingency plans related life in the era of pandemic upheaval.

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Mar 17

Working Remotely: From Remedial to Revolutionary

I am writing this while the world is on high alert due to Covid-19. Most restaurants and schools have been shut down, airlines have cut their flight offerings in half, and businesses, large and small, are asking their employees to work from home. There is a palpable and understandable sense of fear and uncertainty around the gIobe.
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