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New ReachMobi Promo Video Launches

On the day of hearts and love and flower and glitter, there’s nothing much better than just doing what we love. So, we launched one of our favorite latest projects for ReachMobi: a brand spanking new promo video! Check it out: The ReachMobi crew needed a new long-format clip to feature on video screens around the office, at trade shows …

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Building a Brand Kit from an Old Logo

Many business owners come to us thinking they’re ready to start from scratch. They want brand new logos, a fresh look and feel, new website and branding materials. Rarely, though, do you have to start from ground zero to create a beautiful new brand. For proof of this, you have to look at our most recent update for Kirk Brothers …

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How to Do a Fast Design Refresh in InDesign CC

Whether your branding has changed or your simply tired of looking at the same brochure over and over again, a design refresh can offer a simple solution to giving your sales materials a fresh new look. The term “design refresh” gets a bad rap — along with “redesign,” “retool,” “tweak” and so on. Many designers will roll their eyes at the …

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Join Us for Summer White Party

Over the past few months, I’ve been volunteering some marketing time to the Nelson-Atkins Young Friends of Art. As we creep in on July, those efforts are about to take off and I couldn’t be more excited to show you the magic we’ve created. Get ready for a night living in Roman luxury at the 2016 Summer White Party! How perfect …

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Portfolio Peek: Chicago Market Sales Brochure

Bringing back a peek a this blast from the past, today! A few years ago, I worked with my former team to build out some sales materials for the MMPI Chicago Market. This sales brochure had to showcase advertising opportunities at Market while also blending with the event’s already-established branding. The brochure took advantage of shades of the brand’s plum …

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New Kansas City Fashion Week Photos Posted: Thursday + Friday + Saturday Nights

Kansas City Fashion Week came and went in a whirlwind of awesome last week, and we’re thrilled to have the photos to prove it! New Kansas City Fashion Week photos have been posted to our galleries showcasing Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The Fall/Winter 2016 runway shows at KCFW highlighted phenomenal looks by designers near and far with an incredible …

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New KCFW Photos Posted: Bubbly & Bowties

Let’s be real. I absolutely cannot wait for you to see these shots from the Bubbly & Bowties party at Kansas City Fashion Week. Go ahead. Check out these brand spanking new KCFW photos. Sprint to the gallery now. I’ll wait. Did you see them? Did you see all the magic?! Here’s what you missed: Dolyn Bags Ami Beck is …

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Just Launched: USDB Sales Store Website

Note: While the USDB Sales Store website and the items for sale are truly awesome, the US government has placed restrictions on the audiences that are authorized to shop from this store. While this post is not intended to encourage you to shop, if you choose to do so, please review the terms for authorized customers before attempting to place …

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Behind the Brand Board at MARKETMOX

Building a brand goes well beyond simply picking a logo. Latest trends have put the brand board front and center for leading your brand inspiration. When it came time to start shoving MARKETMOX in the right direction, we jumped on the bandwagon to create a brand board of our own that has truly helped to guide our visual. First, let’s recap …

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Free Valentine eCard Downloads Benefiting SocialHeart

Happy almost-Valentine’s, you guys! It’s a full fledged week of celebrating on the Small Talk blog and we’re kicking off the best way we know how: free Valentine eCard downloads. The Internet seemed to be severely lacking free Valentines that really matched our level of snark, so I set out to change that and do some good at the same time. This week, …