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 …

Take note of these back to back national days: Mental Health Day & Depression Screening Day

Katie Kennedy Blogging, Branding, Business, Creative, culture, Facebook, Health, Healthy business, Internet, Michigan, PSA, Remember, Web

Every single day seems to be a national day for something, except these two are important. You may not be aware of it, but yesterday, October 10th was National Mental Health Day. It was posted about all over social media, creating awareness for mental health, and resources too. Just about every influencer and many people on social media had something to …

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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 …

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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! …

Video Ads: If You’re Not Utilizing Them Now, You Should Be

Brian Town Blogging, Business, Commercials, culture, Digital Marketing, Facebook, Michigan, Michigan Creative, Social Media, storytelling, Video, Videography

The video age is upon us, my friends, and Michigan Creative wants to help make sure that your business is not falling behind. Log-in to your Facebook account and start scrolling through the Newsfeed. If you’re like most people, as soon as you log on, you’re going to see numerous videos on vast topics ranging from food, politics, or the …

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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 …

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The Seven Ways Manufactures Can Benefit from Video

Brian Town Michigan Creative, Video, Videography

The Seven Ways Manufactures Can Benefit from Video By Michigan Creative You’ve heard it before –– if a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is video worth? –– so I won’t waste any time cutting to the chase. Video is valuable, and particularly so to manufacturers because it builds trust, lending credibility that can otherwise only come from physically …