Post Date Calendar Style for WordPress Thematic Child Theme

Working with the Thematic framework for WordPress can be really fun, especially when you have the freedom to use filters on the meta information for posts to style your post date to look like a calendar. What it looks like originally: The result after some filtering and styling: Goal: Modify a child-theme of Thematic to … Read More

Get Ready for Winter Marketing in July

With the exception of these few weeks of sun, North Dakota weather sucks.  The last thing anyone in Fargo-Moorhead wants to think about is winter and the ominous gray that looms over everything from October through April. From a marketing standpoint, you absolutely must start thinking about all of your advertising executions from October through … Read More

Listen to Brian on the Flagpole Show – Young Professionals Hour

Brian Meckler appeared on the Flagpole Show – Young Professionals Hour on Friday, June 18th. Check out the audio of the show to hear what was discussed! (NOTE: The show starts at about 2 minutes into the audio clip) [audio:] Learn more about the show on Facebook: Flagpole Show – Young Professionals Hour

5ives: A Music Marketing Mindset for Your Business

Advertising pays for art. In return, art propels the industry. Often times these artists push not only the limits of artistic expression, but also the way advertisers should think about an audience. Tangent: If you don’t believe there is a symbiotic relationship between art and advertising, explain why the term for “people you’re selling to” … Read More

Marketing Saga of Lady Gaga

I was intrigued to read that 24-year-old Lady Gaga ranked number one in the “Most Creative People in Business” article in the June 2010 issue of Fast Company Magazine. Could Stefani Germanotta (aka Lady Gaga) have really expected this amount of fame – this quickly? At this global level – probably not. However, she put … Read More

Absolute Marketing Group Announces Hiring of Graphic Designer

Moorhead, MN – Absolute Marketing Group announces the hiring of Jon Robson as graphic designer. Robson is a native of Watertown, SD. He is a graphic design technology graduate from Minnesota State Community and Technology College. For any additional information, please contact Absolute Marketing Group at (218) 284-1111 or e-mail

Graphic Designer – Organized Chaos

I’ve been graphic designer for more than a decade and if I’ve learned anything, being organized is critical. As I’ve taken on more and more projects (in size and complexity), organizing the files related to the projects becomes increasingly important. Now, I’m not saying that I always practice what I preach. I’m guilty of sloppiness … Read More