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September 3, 2013 - 4:16pm - Posted by ddefreeuw - brand development, business, marketing - 0 Comments

A restaurant with no sign, no website? Really, these days how do they survive??

August 28, 2013 - 12:03pm - Posted by Christian - life - 0 Comments

This time of year kids all across the country are heading back to school. One of the changes that many students are encountering is the shift away from printed textbooks to digital media. For example, the New Prairie school distract in New Carlisle, Indiana is giving all students iPads to replace textbooks. Other schools are giving their students laptop computers to replace traditional materials.

August 14, 2013 - 2:32pm - Posted by ddefreeuw - business, marketing - 0 Comments

The psychology of choice - can too many choices actually deter consumers from making the buying decision?

August 1, 2013 - 12:02pm - Posted by nmcelwrath - marketing - 0 Comments

I was watching the local news with my wife one evening and was struck by a story of a home invasion in a neighborhood very close to where we live. The story immediately got our attention. We were concerned enough to take extra precautions and make sure exterior lights, locks and windows all were working properly. The very next day, my doorbell rang.

July 24, 2013 - 2:23pm - Posted by agreene - marketing - 0 Comments

Over the past few years, I have been hearing more and more that print is a dying medium and that it is slowly being replaced by advances in digital technology. Companies such as Google and Toshiba have launched national campaigns to go paperless by switching to digital means of marketing communication and recent studies in print advertising have shown that current revenues are at their all time lowest. But does that mean print will one day be a “dead” medium? Far from it...

July 18, 2013 - 2:28pm - Posted by dmorgan - business, how-to, marketing, news - 0 Comments

For the last 10 years or so, we’ve been pleased to work with the Elkhart County (Indiana) Fair’s Marketing department and their Grandstand entertainment selections for the year.
If you don’t know about this fair, you should. It’s one of the best in the country!

July 9, 2013 - 1:01pm - Posted by Christian - marketing - 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I updated the Weather Channel app on my Android phone and was presented with the opportunity to sign up for a program called mPoints. Using this system I can earn "badges" and "points" that can be redeemed for gift cards or merchandise. This got me thinking about how much Gamification has become part of the everyday life.

July 2, 2013 - 12:08pm - Posted by ddefreeuw - life, technology - 0 Comments

I love to travel and I love the Internet. The Internet has opened up the world and made it easier to travel. Has it made it too easy? Has it taken some of the mystery and joy out it?

June 26, 2013 - 9:47am - Posted by jstratton - brand development, business, marketing - 0 Comments

I love local. It’s the heart and soul of a community, our neighborhoods, and our social circles.  The term brick and mortar actually means something to me. Now, I am not that person who doesn’t like a good online deal despite my local retailer, but I am that person who feels there is a happy medium.

June 19, 2013 - 10:13am - Posted by nmcelwrath - business, marketing, technology - 0 Comments

Getting the most out of your online store is paramount. There’s a good chance your online store exists to actually make money. The trick is to get the most from your visitors by knowing what it takes to get your visitors to return. One essential ingredient in creating a “sticky” online store: Engagement.