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Taylor Wells  

Misconceptions About Creative Agencies   March 1, 2016
by Taylor Wells

Working at a creative agency like BatesMeron, you get used to hearing some of the same assumptions about what work life is really like. “It’s like Mad Men at your office, right?” or, “You guys just sit around thinking up taglines all day, don’t you?” come up often. While yes,...[MORE]

     
Becka Bates  

BatesMeron Ranked as a Top Chicago Marketing Agency   February 18, 2016
by Becka Bates

We’re thrilled that BatesMeron was recently ranked among the Top Chicago Digital Marketing Agencies by research firm Clutch. BatesMeron also topped Clutch’s list of leading Chicago Branding Agencies. Clutch’s research included a thorough examination of the agencies in the report based on notable clients, case studies, and industry awards and...[MORE]

     
BatesMeron  

Proofing Your Process: How to Be a Better Proofreader   February 16, 2016
by BatesMeron

As a copywriter at BatesMeron—and, well, anywhere—there are some essential components that come along with the job. 1. You concept. 2. You brainstorm. 3. You write. 4. You proofread. While the first three steps are obviously the more creative and glamorous part of the writing biz, I would argue that...[MORE]

     
Pilar McQuirter  

How to Make Valentine’s Day Cards and #Sharable Moments   February 9, 2016
by Pilar McQuirter

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which for a social media lover like myself, means loads of awesome (often heart-shaped) sharable content. As the Social Media Coordinator at BatesMeron, I’m always looking for opportunities like this to share some of the work, culture and creative things we do here....[MORE]

     
Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Sheri Miller   February 4, 2016
by Becka Bates

Meet Sheri Miller. She’s the Executive Director of the Charmm’d Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated helping local leaders better their communities and themselves through collaboration and tried-and-true leadership techniques. I interviewed Sheri as part of our 6 Questions feature: a series of one-on-one interviews with people we work with who’ve made us...[MORE]

     
Todd Pierce  

The Big Impact of a Good Business Card   February 2, 2016
by Todd Pierce

In most instances, your business card is a potential client’s first contact with your company. You’re trying to engage with them as well as entice them to find out more about what your company does—all in a memorable way. One of the best ways to accomplish all of these things at...[MORE]

     
Carlie Miller  

5 Unique Instagram Brand Campaigns   January 26, 2016
by Carlie Miller

While most of the Instagram photos I post are typically of my lunch, my cat or a city skyline, some brands have turned up the dial on creativity and launched some interesting campaigns on the social media platform that have done an excellent job of driving engagement. Here are 5 of...[MORE]

     
Fred Schaaf  

Printer Partners—Tips to Master Printing Projects   January 20, 2016
by Fred Schaaf

At BatesMeron, we have a pretty great team of talented designers who have mastered the creative process of print. They can take a unique and solid design for a business card and then pick just the right paper, inks and foils. The trouble is, after all of this creative expertise has...[MORE]

     
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]