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Strategy, tactics, ideas and tips from Creative Company.

Creative marketing drives success

Creative marketing drives success

You know marketing is essential in business–whether you’re a non-profit, educational institution, in manufacturing, consumer services or retail. But what happens when you add a creative edge–add inspiration and insight to get truly creative marketing? Creative marketing pushes the boundaries of standard marketing formulas. The thinking, words and visuals stretch... read more
Write well and prosper: 8 tips

Write well and prosper: 8 tips

Content marketing, the term applied to today’s information-rich, education-focused marketing process, requires clear, concise and appealing copywriting. Here are 8 tips to help you write well for marketing … and prosper. Although I’ve been creating content for marketing for many years, only in the last three years have the... read more
Graphic designers must go beyond process

Graphic designers must go beyond process

The main failing of design school? In a post on FastCo Design discussing “The Main Failing of Design School,” the headline reads  ” … Kids Can’t Think for Themselves.” The article digs into the proliferation of design schools and the desire of students to go into “graphics.” What do... read more
Economic development brand and website transformed

Economic development brand and website transformed

Creative Company collaborated with the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership to rebrand the organization and redesign their website around their messaging and positioning. The new economic development brand identity puts the focus on McMinnville and Partnership. The website, built-in cooperation with McMinnville-based LVSYS, transforms how McMinnville is presented to local,... read more
Brand build for the new year, are you ready?

Brand build for the new year, are you ready?

The new year is nearly here. Is your marketing ready? This year is nearly done. Have you seen the changes? Economic recovery. New opportunities. More demand for what you offer. (we have) Yet when you think about your marketing program, are you frustrated? Excited? Just trying to keep up? Hang on... read more
Website ideas and content reach homeowners

Website ideas and content reach homeowners

A refreshed website explains proactive, preventive home repair services Salem, Oregon-based Kaufman’s Home Maintenance offers a service people don’t use or understand. The company had the dual challenge of showing homeowners the value of scheduled home maintenance and signing up new customers. To reach their audiences, Kaufman’s had to re-boot... read more
Your positioning statement guides your marketing

Your positioning statement guides your marketing

Positioning statement–the anchor for your messaging Although it seems like it should be simple to define what you do and offer in one statement, it’s not. Creating a positioning statement that guides your messaging hierarchy requires discipline, insight, a focus on your audiences, an understanding of what makes you... read more
Writing websites: Don’t make me squint!

Writing websites: Don’t make me squint!

A great website is informative AND readable As our online styles and tastes change we still need to understand how people see and read. Writing websites is one level, but how the copy is formatted and appears on screen is just as important. Websites and blogs continue to evolve.... read more