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Mighty Over Massive: Choosing A Small Creative Agency

Posted by StellaPop on Mar 28, 2019 8:36:57 AM

 Creative giants have long ruled the advertising world, but times are changing. Small creative agencies are proving that mighty is more potent than massive. Big brands are working with smaller creative shops, swapping bureaucracy for innovation and agility. Small agencies cut through the noise, think outside the box, care about the work, and attract top talent who want to work closely with their clients.

For big ideas, it’s best to think small. Here are a few reasons why you should choose a small creative agency:

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Topics: Branding, Creative

How to Present Your Prized Creative Work to Your Client

Posted by StellaPop on Feb 13, 2019 8:31:38 AM

You've done all the work behind the scenes. You've met a dozen times internally to strategize, brainstorm and collaborate. But now comes the most important part: presenting your work to your client.

Presentations are a high-stakes challenge. You're trying to sell someone on an idea, and no matter how good that idea is, if its value doesn't come across, then your client won't bite. Here's how to present your project, concept or work in a way that will get buy-in from even the most challenging client.

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Topics: Creative, Design, Marketing

Our Ninja Weapon for Building The Ultimate Customer Experience - Scenario Analysis

Posted by StellaPop on Jan 22, 2019 7:57:26 AM

Walk a mile in my shoes and you'll understand.

We love to put ourselves in the customer's shoes. Why? When making any decision regarding your customer's experience, set the scene as if you were a first-time consumer. Asking a few key questions. How would we have gotten there? What would be looking for? What are the fewest steps to any buying decision?

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Topics: Business Consulting, Creative, Marketing

Is Your Business Starting a Marketing Project? Why You Need a Creative Brief

Posted by StellaPop on Jan 10, 2019 12:49:19 PM

You know what they say, a project without a plan is a wish. 

It happens to us all the time. A client asks us to design an ad, create a brochure or build a website. That's awesome - it's what we do, after all - but before we get started we need to know exactly what we're creating and why.

All of this information goes into a creative brief, which is the roadmap we use to determine the eventual creative output. What is a creative brief? It's a plan on what and how to deliver a project. Why is a creative brief important? As creatives, we're strategic partners. We don't just design for the sake of design. We want to ensure that what we create meets your business goals. A creative brief provides the foundation needed to make sure that we're delivering what you need. 

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Topics: Creative, Design

Why You Need a Creative At Your C-Suite Table

Posted by StellaPop on Dec 20, 2018 7:16:00 AM

In recent years the C-Suite has expanded to include innovators, designers, marketers and other creatives. The 90s saw the rise of the Chief Marketing Officer as a crucial team member (a role that tech companies can't get enough of today). More recently, designers are starting to rise to the executive level - see companies such as PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson, both of which have set aside corner offices for Chief Design Officers.

So what's behind the rise of the creative executive, and why should your company take note?

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Topics: Creative, C-Suite, CEO Series

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