Boycott Microsoft Outlook

Or, if you’re tied to it – maybe you can just help Microsoft fix it – http://fixoutlook.org/ Why is this important? Microsoft is holding back the creativity of the web by forcing web designers to use old, broken, and outdated methods to display and layout their work on the web and in email. We’ve gotten … Read More

Deductability Threat Moves to House

In an update to our post about the Serious Threat to Advertising Deductibility: When it rains, it pours. As you know, disallowing the federal tax deduction for prescription drug advertising is being discussed in the Senate Finance Committee as a source of revenue for healthcare reform. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) … Read More

Urgent Action Needed – Serious Threat to Advertising Deductibility

Earlier today we received the following in an email from Clark Rector, Executive Vice President-Government Affairs for the American Advertising Federation. We thought it was worth sharing with our readers: The Senate Finance Committee today is discussing revenue options for financing healthcare reform, including whether to tax advertising. The proposal under discussion would deny the … Read More

WordPress MU – Taming the Beast

I just finished up a project that involved an impromptu introduction to WordPress MU – THE mother of all blog-related projects for Absolute (so far). In about one month, we set up 27 blog sites (one of which is a site to rule them all), developed 3 unique themes (with 16 different customizations for each … Read More

Absolute Marketing Group Welcomes Josie Danz as Media Buyer

Absolute Marketing Group announces the hiring of Josie Danz as a Media Buyer. Danz’s responsibilities include media placement across all advertising media including print, television, radio, online, mobile and social media. Danz, 22, is a native of Fargo, ND. Before joining Absolute Marketing Group’s full-time staff, she served two semesters as a Client Relations Intern … Read More

Twitter Marketing 101

Until a few months ago, Twitter didn’t mean much to the Fargo-Moorhead community. And to many in North Dakota and Western Minnesota, it still doesn’t mean much. The purpose of this article is to not only provide an introduction to Twitter, but to demonstrate how this social medium greatly enhances brand interaction, public relations and … Read More

Absolute Marketing Group featured in Invest in Your Valley spot on Fargo KVLY TV

Our best-dressed addresses the community in this PSA for local commerce. Invest In Your Valley is a series of :15 television spot from successful businesses in the Fargo-Moorhead community. The mission of the commercial series is to demonstrate the economic fortitude of the Red River Valley. Absolute Marketing Group is proud to be among the … Read More

Absolute Featured in Forum and INFORUM

Absolute Marketing Group recently graced the pages of the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead in a feature business article. The story covers our purpose, infancy and rise in success. Read the entire article here. UPDATE: In case you don’t have a Forum subscription, you can read the article below. Agency offers full-service marketing Absolute puts focus on … Read More

5ives: How Fargo Got To Twitter

Having lived in Fargo for all but six months of my life, I can comfortably say I’ve been around the block once or twice. For those of you outside the area, I should make it known that “been around the block” is just a figure of speech. Fargo has more than one block. For more … Read More

A Writer’s Portfolio: A Book Without Copy

Dear Minnesota State University Moorhead Mass Communications Professors: Please refrain from blacklisting me. You taught me admirably and prepared me for my quest into this treacherous industry. Though I proudly rave about your wisdom and methods, I must recant on an edict you so feverishly drove into me. Print copy is dead. Make your peace … Read More