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As a full-service advertising agency, we will combine our strengths to help you meet your goals. We are a female owned and operated agency, with a team of experienced, critical thinkers who are dedicated to helping you communicate with your target audience. We use smart, insightful strategy to pave the way for powerful ideas that provide results. Our ideas work, and our clients benefit. The results speak for themselves.

 

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Strategic Planning

The right strategy ensures you are in the right place, armed with the right message, for the most impact. We start with thoughtful strategy that leads to powerful ideas and undeniable results. LEARN MORE

Public Relations

Public relations plays an important role in the marketing mix. We use PR to help you to tell your story, engage your audience, and connect in a way that builds credibility. LEARN MORE

Media

Media strategy is not about connecting with everyone, it’s about connecting with the right person at the right time in the right place. We create custom media strategies that are targeted to help you meet your goals. LEARN MORE

Web

Your website is the modern storefront of your business. We work with you to help ensure the design reflects your brand, the message speaks to your audience, and the back-end is optimized for the best user experience. LEARN MORE

Creative

Great creative can help move markets. We work to push your creative to the next level by bringing insightful strategy to life. LEARN MORE

Social Media

Social media has changed the way we do business. We work with our clients to identify ways to use social media to share the personality of your business and build strong brand loyalty. LEARN MORE

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The Ever-Morphing English Language

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) was a philosopher, astronomer, bureaucrat, courtier, and diplomat, but he is best remembered today as the author of The Canterbury [...]
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Not Another Marketing Predictions Blog

2018 is going to be the year of Facebook Virtual Reality and flying cars… WAIT. Only half that statement is true, but we aren’t going to bore you with another blog [...]
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Writing Concisely – Part Two

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do,” (Thomas Jefferson). William Shakespeare, William Strunk, Mark Twain and [...]
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The Net Neutrality repeal and how it will affect you

Have you ever found yourself stuck on the interstate, looking for the next opening in the fast lane so that you can finally get out of traffic? If so, then you’ve [...]
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Writing Concisely – Part One

“If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it,” wrote George Orwell, author of Animal Farm and 1984, in his 1946 essay, “Politics and the English Language.”  [...]
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Yes, Virginia. You Really Do Need a Strategic Plan

  Strategic Planning. I can hear the groaning as I write this. The term has been so overused, that a vision of a huge document sitting on a dusty shelf comes to [...]
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The Serial Comma: Much Ado about Nothing or Something?

If a discussion of the use of commas makes your stomach churn and your head spin, then take a deep breath because there are people who not only discuss such a [...]
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Keeping Your Reputation Intact During a Crisis – Online and in the Media

In today’s social media landscape, information about your organization and your employees travels at the speed of light, covering not only the communities in which [...]
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Parallelism

And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one [...]
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PR Case Study: Meskwaki, Inc.

We can’t help but get excited when one of our clients gets national exposure. And when we’ve helped make that happen, it’s just the cherry on top. Last month, our PR [...]
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Choose Your Words Carefully

George W. Bush once said that “We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile,” meaning, of course, to say hostage [...]
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Russian Burger King Demands Movie ‘It’ Be Banned Due to Pennywise Looking Like Ronald McDonald

‘It’ is on! Most of us have heard of Ronald McDonald.  We know him all too well as the red headed smiling clown hanging out under those golden arches luring us in [...]
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List Making – Advantageous, Productive, and Easy

My husband is planning a fishing trip, his favorite thing to do both in planning and then actually doing.  I have been commandeered to accompany him after his best [...]
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Dove In Hot Water Over Three Second Facebook GIF

RACIST! Finger pointing, crowd gathering, rocks held in sweaty hands. This is what the company, Dove, recently experienced when it ran a 3 second GIF on Facebook [...]
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Writing: A Gift or a Learned Skill?

National Book Award for Fiction winner Robert Stone contends that “You can take undergraduates and guide them.  You can tell them what works and what doesn’t.  But [...]
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