web design

Simplicity Versus Complexity in Web Design

Michael Phelps Blogging, Branding, culture, Marketing, Michigan Creative, sales, storytelling

Whenever discussing what goes into effective web design, a number of prevailing and common trends are relevant when deciding between a simple or complex web design. Some of these are: Keep your website inline with your brand, including: Colors Font Logo use Break your content up to keep it easily digestible to the reader. Keep your CTAs (Call To Actions) …

brand anthem video

Start 2018 Off Right with a Brand Anthem Video!

Michael Phelps Blogging, Branding, culture, Marketing, Michigan Creative, sales, storytelling

A brand anthem video. You know it when you see it, or rather, experience it. It’s the North Face video that makes you want to venture into the wilderness and explore the unknown. The Nike commercial that personifies its slogan and lights your inner fire to strive and achieve physical feats. General Electric hits you straight on with its “Ideas …

business

No one knows your business like you do.

Brian Town Blogging, Branding, culture, Marketing, Michigan Creative, sales, storytelling

No one knows your business like you do. That fact should be a source of pride and a testament to the tireless hours you have spent not just developing a product but cultivating a brand and earning a strong reputation among your clients, suppliers and competitors, as well as a respected place in your community. Having a singular insight into …

business

Human beings are storytellers by nature.

Brian Town Blogging, Branding, Creative, storytelling

Human beings are storytellers by nature. Increasingly, businesses are finding ways of tapping into our affinity for stories and discovering the power than can be unlocked by telling a simple tale. When Simon Sinek says in his TED Talk that “people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it,” he is speaking to the kind of business-client …

Lansing video production

3 Ways to Use Video

Mark Debney Advertising

If you’ve ever wondered how and why some companies generate the video content they do, you aren’t alone. Anytime you watch T.V. and a commercial you either love or hate comes on, you always think, “I wonder why they decided to do that.” The beauty of video is that it generates a wonderful sense of curiosity among the people who …

branding

How A Rebrand Can Change Your Business

Mark Debney Advertising, Blogging, Branding, Creative, Marketing

A rebrand is often the hardest and scariest part of any business attempting to change. Convincing others that this is the right decision and keeping your old, loyal audience is tricky. A rebranding process requires immense focus to pull off and Jagermeister is knee deep in a total rebranding process right now. I applaud them for trying to change their image. The …

How Music Can Help Your Business

Mark Debney Advertising, Blogging, Music

Music breathes life into anything that may seem mundane. It’s so powerful that it inspires us to make that next step, whatever that may be. Nostalgia and emotion are powerful tools when it comes to advertising because we’ve all had a moment of total invulnerability when watching an ad. You see those puppies and kittens in a SPCA commercial, you …

video production

Using Video to Distinguish your Business

Mark Debney Advertising, Blogging, Branding, Video

You have outdone yourself Google, well played. Google recently released another 2-minute video campaign about the new Google Pixel 2 and it’s awesome. Their theme is titled “Ask more of your phone” and, according to the press materials, “It’s a film that celebrates Google’s love for questions and how they push us forward and tee’s up Google Pixel 2 as the …

adwords

What is AdWords and How Can My Business Benefit?

Michael Phelps Advertising, Blogging, Digital Marketing, Marketing

Did you know that Michigan Creative can setup, organize, and manage current and new Google AdWords accounts? Most people don’t. The most common question asked when discussing the possibility of on boarding a new client or pitching AdWords to an existing client is that they have a common misconception about what it is. So in essence, what is AdWords and ...