How a Freshly Graduated Designer Can Break into an Agency… and Stay There

So, you’ve just graduated and received a piece of paper stating you understand design, layout principles and graphic disciplines. Well… it’ll take a bit more to break into the graphic design industry. First off, the piece of paper that vouches for your skills is actually not as important as the portfolio you have to prove … Read More

Client Spotlight: Simply Homes Team

Simply Homes Team is a professional real estate team based in Fargo, North Dakota consisting of Greg Baldwin and Tyler Hunter. Together, they have 29 years of real estate experience and pride themselves on guaranteeing their customer’s satisfaction in every transaction. “We know every undertaking on the home real estate market is a tremendous personal … Read More

Client Spotlight: LifeSmiles Dental

LifeSmiles Dental is a general and cosmetic dentistry based out of Fergus Falls, Minnesota with expertise ranging from porcelain veneers to dental implants, crowns and bridges. Their team of professionals take pride in their ability to work together to keep their patients at the center of their practice with care, comfort and kindness that results … Read More

Absolute Marketing Group Wins Awards at 2014 Local ADDYs

Absolute Marketing Group

FARGO, N.D. — Absolute Marketing Group is proud to announce that we received six awards recognizing creative excellence from the American Advertising Federation’s North Dakota chapter at the February 27 ADDYs. Included among the six awards was one of the three Judge’s Choice awards for the website we created for Express Bagger. AAF-ND is one … Read More

Client Spotlight: Applied Engineering

Absolute Marketing Group

Applied Engineering is an engineering and technology firm dedicated to providing quality, customized services and tools to fit its customers’ needs. With nearly 30 years of industry experience, the company combines talent, technology and adaptability to meet any and all engineering and IT needs. Applied Engineering is an employee-owned company, which means each and every … Read More

Mind Your Brand Manners

Do your company a courtesy: First, gather up the letterhead, envelopes, proposal sheets, pocket folders and business cards that you use for your daily business. Second, go take photos of your interior and exterior signage and print them out. Next, take screenshots of your website home page and subpages and print them out. Now, spread all … Read More

5ives: The Saga of the Starving Artist & the Dreaded Spec Work

You’re a creative. So you like working for free, right? You’ve probably heard that before. Now that I have your attention, a few years ago I would’ve thought working for free was just for poor musicians. But alas, it’s everywhere; people wanting illustrators, graphic designers and writers to work for free. It’s called spec work. … Read More

The Curiosity of Billboard Advertising

While driving, have you ever noticed a catchy slogan, popular musician’s face, or even a tasty burger tempting you from a distance? Billboards have been around for years, and most recently we are seeing digital billboards take a front seat to the older format of vinyl or poster boards. From beginning to final placement, it … Read More