Data Regulation and Privacy: What’s Coming?

Madison Graham Advertising, Web

VThis past month marked the one-year anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union. GDPR allows more control over the data being accessed by advertisers and other businesses online, and gives consumers the right to protect their privacy. As a result, Americans have been wondering where our regulation is. A recent nCipher survey showed that over …

Writing isn’t dead, and you should be doing it

Katie Kennedy Advertising, Blogging, Branding, Business, content marketing, Cool, Creative, culture, Facebook, Inspiration, Instagram, Lansing, Marketing, Michigan, Michigan Creative, Michigan State University, storytelling, Web

Lately, social media is all about photos, video, and reaching your followers and consumers with relatable, visually aesthetic content. Just by that description, writing doesn’t often fit the bill. But why is that? It’s been thought that writing and creating content to be read is becoming less and less popular – dying, even. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve …

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3 Ways to Use Video

Brian Town 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 …


How A Rebrand Can Change Your Business

Brian Town 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

Brian Town 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 …

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Using Video to Distinguish your Business

Brian Town 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 …


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 ...

The Nitty Gritty of Social Media: What Social Media Managers Do For You

Chloe Reynolds Advertising, Blogging, Facebook, Marketing, Pinterest, Promotion, Social Media, Twitter

During one of many occupational crises I’ve experienced in college as I frantically tried to figure out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life during the allotted four years, one potential career path I came upon was social media. This seemed like a good way to go, it was standard work hours and I’d spend my …