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Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Ashley Hothersall   January 12, 2016
by Becka Bates

This is Ashley, our newest copywriter here at BatesMeron. She’s a born and raised Illinois native with a passion for all things creative and coffee-related. With her big personality, unbeatable proofing skills and an ever-growing list of awesome hobbies, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome her to our team. I...[MORE]

     
Taylor Wells  

A Very BatesMeron Holiday Carol   December 22, 2015
by Taylor Wells

'Twas a few days before Christmas, and at BatesMeron, the whole team was real busy getting the year's final work done... [MORE]

     
BatesMeron  

The Importance of a Creative Outlet   December 15, 2015
by BatesMeron

When’s the last time you took an art class or read a book for fun? Maybe sketch writing and stand-up are totally your thing, or if you’re like me, a date with a glass of wine... [MORE]

     
Melissa Leonard  

Inside Sweet 301: A Look at Graphic Standards   December 8, 2015
by Melissa Leonard

If you’ve worked with BatesMeron to create, reimagine or tweak a brand, you understand how much work goes into our process. After interviews, brainstorms, research, collaboration and lots of creative juice, you receive a shiny new brand—congratulations! A new or revitalized brand is certainly something to get excited about. It’s the fully...[MORE]

     
BatesMeron  

A BatesMeron Thanksgiving   November 25, 2015
by BatesMeron

The first Chicago snows have fallen, and though we may not be all that grateful that the late-season summer has finally subsided, all of us at BMSD are thankful that we have wonderful friends and family to spend the holiday with. To celebrate our favorite turkey-filled holiday, we decided to poke...[MORE]

     
Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Tracy Paukstys   November 24, 2015
by Becka Bates

Tracy Paukstys is the Senior Director of Client Development at Insights in Marketing, one of the top market research consultancies in the business. With over 20 years of experience in consumer research, she’s a pro when it comes to figuring out what people want and how her clients can best...[MORE]

     
BatesMeron  

Form and Content in Floral Design   November 17, 2015
by BatesMeron

As a copywriter, it might go without saying that I’ve always been fascinated by words and writing. What may not be as obvious is my lifelong fascination with everyday design. From baking to knitting to custom shoe design, I’ve always loved working with my hands to create varying forms of art...[MORE]

     
Pilar McQuirter  

3 Quick Tips on Live Tweeting: Our Day at Content Jam   November 10, 2015
by Pilar McQuirter

Last week, BatesMeron headed to Content Jam, a daylong conference that focuses on teaching professionals how to produce the best online content possible. The day was filled with an incredible roster of speakers ranging from strategists to CEOs. The subjects covered all aspects of content creation, but focused mainly on...[MORE]

     
Todd Pierce  

Turning Wheelchairs Into Pirate Ships   November 3, 2015
by Todd Pierce

Around this time of year a common topic of discussion amongst people is always Halloween costumes. What will they be? Should it be funny or serious? Should they go all out or make do with household items? For a father named Ryan Weimer in Kaizer, Oregon and his sons, it’s...[MORE]

     
Carlie Miller  

5 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns that Go Beyond the Pink Ribbon   October 27, 2015
by Carlie Miller

Ah, October. The leaves are changing, scary movies are making their way into theaters, and pink ribbons are popping up everywhere. Since 1985, October has been officially designated National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the US, and corporations and non-profit organizations alike have been jumping at the chance to work this...[MORE]