view from my desk

I didn’t have access to a window at my desk… so I sought new employment

Jennifer Putmon Creative, Health, Inspiration, Michigan Creative, Motivation

Let’s chat a bit about the correlation between productivity and access to natural light. You know that feeling you get when it’s super dark and junky outside? Those of you from Michigan know this well. Picture this: you’re stuck inside “working” and all you feel like doing is laying in bed, watching Netflix, and crushing some junk food. Accordingly, you’ve …

Not All Videos are Created (or Produced) Equally

Chloe Reynolds Creative, Michigan Creative, Video, Videography, Wedding video

Between freelancing and a full-time video job, I get to experience all different kinds of video production. I’ve had the chance to work video for weddings, marketing, vlogs for social media, and do so many other types. When, I tell people I’ve done wedding and marketing videos, the reaction is usually something like, “that makes sense, all video is kind …

The Importance of Inbound Marketing

KaLyn McCullough Inbound Marketing, Marketing, Michigan Creative

Attracting new, current, and past customers is more than pushing a brand. Rather, it’s pulling them in with useful and knowledgeable content they’re actively searching for. This method is referred to as inbound marketing — a strategy that specializes in attraction, engagement, and delight for customers. Reaching the right audience at the right time is essential for a company’s success and …

5 Tips to Help You Survive a Long Distance Relationship

Brooke Reed Creative, Love, Michigan Creative

As business employers or employees, sometimes our careers might take us to new places for an extended period of time. It may be a business trip out of the country, a seminar that takes place out-of-state, or an opportunity that leaves you thousands of miles away from your loved ones for a few months. How does one cope with this …

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 …

your business is a tree

Let’s talk about your health and how it affects your business

Katie Kennedy Creative, culture, Health, Healthy business, Image, Internet, Lansing, Love, Michigan, Michigan Creative, Michigan State University, Motivation, PSA, Remember, Web

Health: mental, physical, emotional. It’s something you’re probably tired of reading and talking about, but hear us out on this one. It’s something that controls your life, even when you don’t think it might be. Your health is crucial to be thinking about, day in and day out. It has a huge affect on your business, whether or not you’re …

creative fire

Get yourself out of a rut and start a roaring creative fire

Katie Kennedy Business, Cool, Creative, culture, Inspiration, Michigan, Michigan Creative, Remember, Web, Web Design

We’ve all been there. Everyone has felt, at one time or another, like there was no way we could do or create or write a single thing, like all brain function has been exhausted. We’ve all felt stuck, and that really stinks because that’s our job at it’s core at Michigan Creative. What can you do when you seemingly lose …

Who Do You Spend Your Time With: Balcony Thinkers or Basement Thinkers?

Brooke Reed Blogging, Business, culture, Inspiration, Michigan, Michigan Creative, Motivation

As some of you may know: I am the Social Media Manager at Michigan Creative, which I love. As the majority of you may not know: I am also a part-time Mary Kay Consultant for fun. Through Mary Kay, I’ve been able to learn so much about business and leadership through our weekly meetings and weekly training sessions. It’s great …

5 Fun Facts About French Fries

Brooke Reed Blogging, Holidays, Lansing, Michigan, Michigan Creative

Honestly, National French Fry Day needs more attention. French Fries are amazing, and with how many types there are, I just had to make an article to celebrate their awesomeness! To commemorate National French Fry Day, I’m going to share with you some fun facts about French Fries so you can wow all of your friends with your extensive knowledge! …