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Kinesis Strategy Hits it out of the Park: 700% ROI!

I’m very excited today! We’re in the final phases of a test marketing campaign for our long time client, Amfit. The results are nothing short of phenomenal. Despite the tough economy, Amfit took the bold step and launched a new product in a new market. While it seemed like a risky move, Kinesis’ marketing analysis […]

The Story of Comic Sans – How to Choose a Font

Comic Sans: the typeface that designers love to hate. So what’s the story behind this pervasive font? Why exactly do so many people love it, while others hate it? I came across a student-filmed documentary that asked the same question. Comic Sans Documentary Digging a little deeper, I found out that it all started with […]

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Photography Pays for Itself

Over the years I’ve observed that one of the most critical elements in design is effective photography. When I say “effective,” I’m actually referring to several aspects such as: The photo conveys a sense of competence and professionalism The photo conveys the right tone for the business The photo feels unique/individual For today’s post, I’m […]

Marketing in a Recession. Crazy…like a fox!

I think we’ve all got the memo: the economy is in the toilet. Yep, it’s more than just housing and automakers. The current recession has reached into nearly every nook and cranny of our diverse economy. Quick to React Many businesses have a knee-jerk response to a downturn – cut the marketing budget. Or, more […]

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Tropicana’s Design Troubles

I love orange juice. In fact, nothing beats a tall glass of cold OJ with breakfast. So, you can imagine my interest when I learned that Tropicana had engaged a high-end design firm to redesign its line of juice products. What’s even more interesting is that I’ve since learned that they’ve decide to go back […]

Merlin Mann on Productivity: How to Achieve Inbox Zero

This post is dedicated to my business partner, Shawn Busse. Shawn embraces the Inbox Zero principle. I, on the other hand, cling to my e-mails “in some weird buddhist way” as Merlin Mann puts it.Can’t help it. I’m a reforming packrat. Reform is sloooow. Merlin says, “Once you’ve mined the gold out of your e-mail, […]

How a Blog Can Build Your Business

Are you missing out on the power of a blog? A blog (which stands for web log) is a marketing tool that can further position your company as the expert in your industry. Your prospects and clients want information about your products and services. They are hungry for it! And a blog gives you the […]

How to Create a Website that Sells

Creating a successful online presence eludes many professional service firms. Sadly, these companies are losing time, money, and customers with their company websites. If they’re fortunate, many organizations wind up with an online brochure. But, some end up with much worse. I have reviewed many websites that make me a bit queasy. These firms offer […]