2018: A Marketing Year In Review

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marketing year in review

The past year has been a wild ride. The weather… the fires… the politics… the stock market. And through it all, marketing creatives have stayed the course. Here are some of the most memorable campaigns and trends from 2018: A Marketing Year in Review. Try A Hot Toddy, Dear Alexa Lost Her Voice This hilarious Super Bowl LII commercial conjures … Read More

Naughty or Nice Brands

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naughty or nice

We’re sure YOU made Santa’s “nice” list… Every year there are companies whose marketing campaigns deserve both a gold star and the grandest of gifts from ol’ St. Nick. And then there are those naughty ones that deserve a lump of coal. Here we identify some that took flight 2018… and others that dropped like a rock out of the … Read More

Nightmare on Brand Street

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In the 1984 American slasher film, A Nightmare on Elm Street, four teenagers are stalked and killed in their dreams by the frighteningly mangled Freddy Krueger. The teenagers are unaware that their parents’ dark secret from the past is the cause of this strange phenomenon until it’s too late (unless you’re Nancy). This film franchise has made itself into a … Read More

How-To: Writing an Effective Creative Brief

Hummingbird CreativeBranding & Creative

Start Your Creative Projects Off On The Right Foot Starting a new creative project for your company can seem like a daunting task. There’s so much you need to get organized and in place for your team (internal or external) before work can being. If you’re planning to start a new project, a creative brief can be a useful tool … Read More

Vanishing Content: Ephemeral Marketing

Hummingbird CreativeSocial Media

Ephemeral Content Provides Some Of The Best Engagement Rate Short-lived content, lasting at its longest 24 hours, that eventually disappears forever has been a huge trend in 2018. Snapchat has been leading the pack when it comes to ephemeral marketing. With 10 billion daily video views, according to the platform, it’s a great way to reach the iGeneration and younger … Read More

The Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Marketing’s Use Of AI For A Better Customer Experience When you hear the words “artificial intelligence”, do you think of Skynet or do you think of C3PO and R2D2 from Star Wars? While artificial intelligence isn’t quite what we’ve seen in SciFi films, it’s doing some pretty cool things for marketing. What Exactly Is AI? Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is … Read More

Choosing a Type

Hummingbird CreativeCorporate Identification

Introduction To Type Tutorial Typography is the study of type, and the art of using this types/fonts to create something beautifully designed. To keep it simple we are going to discuss the 3 main sets of typefaces called Serif, Sans Serif and what we are going to call“Decorative” . These three font types can generally span all variety of types by having many sub … Read More

Three Ways to Build Better Backlinks

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Backlinks can really help boost your brands SEO and should be built into your branding strategy. You may find yourself questioning how to build backlinks to your website for the best SEO results. Even people with backlink experience ask themselves this question after Google releases a new algorithm update. So, What Are Backlinks? Backlinks are links to your website from … Read More

Don’t Go for Discount Design

Hummingbird CreativeBranding & Creative

Discount Design Websites Are The Wrong Choice Several websites where clients can now go online, give a low bid, and “receive hundreds of options from designers around the world” for logos and other design projects have hit the internet over the last few years. These sites make promises of a “no-strings attached” web design with “no maintenance necessary” for a “low, … Read More