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Holiday Marketing Roundup   December 6, 2011
by BatesMeron

We’re getting in the spirit of the holiday season at BatesMeron. While we love decking the halls, shopping for gifts and baking delicious goodies, we can’t quite turn off the marketing parts of our brains—so we also celebrate by helping our clients reach out to their customers in jolly ways....[MORE]

     
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New Company Pages, New Opportunities   November 29, 2011
by BatesMeron

Are you on LinkedIn? Is your company? LinkedIn recently enhanced the functionality of its company pages, making LinkedIn a more powerful brand-building tool. If you haven’t been using LinkedIn to promote your company, now’s a great time to start. With the revamped company pages, you can now share updates through...[MORE]

     
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We ♥: Investment Answers   November 22, 2011
by BatesMeron

When it comes to investing for retirement, very few people would hand over their savings to the Hamburglar. We want financial advisors we can trust, who have the knowledge and experience necessary to lead us to a secure and happy retirement. Our clients at Investment Answers are definitely the opposite...[MORE]

     
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Growing Hope   November 15, 2011
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We consider ourselves lucky to have so many talented, passionate and successful clients. We get excited when they have a great quarter, smash their sales goals or get kudos in the press—and especially when we have a client that’s making a difference in the world. Such a story is unfolding...[MORE]

     
Melanie Davis  

In Defense of Proofreading   November 8, 2011
by Melanie Davis

Proofreading is one of the least glamorous tasks we undertake here at BatesMeron Sweet Design. As the primary proofreader, I sometimes feel like a professional nagger. Get rid of that comma! You missed an apostrophe! The wording on this page doesn’t precisely match the wording all the way back on...[MORE]

     
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The Design Love Doctor Has Found You a Date   November 1, 2011
by BatesMeron

I’ve found the one. Not for me—for you. She’s got curves in all the right places, knows how to strike a pose and has that “come hither” look about her—a first impression you’d be a fool to turn a blind eye to. I’d go as far as to say you...[MORE]

     
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Behind the Branding Scenes: Anchor Advisors   October 25, 2011
by BatesMeron

We recently helped our friends at Anchor Advisors go through a rebranding. A passionate team of small business and non-profit advisors, they already had a wealth of business expertise, devoted clients and a great track record—they just needed their brand to match that string of accomplishments. Enter BatesMeron and a...[MORE]

     
Andrew Lewis  

The Name Game   October 18, 2011
by Andrew Lewis

Written by Shirley Ellis and Lincoln Chase, “The Name Game,” or “The Banana Song,” creates a catchy number out of a simple rhyming game. You know, “Shirley, Shirley, banana-fana fo firley…” OK, it’s a little hard to explain. Watch this YouTube video. Go ahead, we’ll wait. The Name Game on...[MORE]

     
Todd Pierce  

Enhancing Your Brand With QR Codes   October 11, 2011
by Todd Pierce

Have you been noticing more and more quick response (QR) codes on the El, window panels and checkout counters? Well, there’s a good reason for that: QR codes are becoming one of biggest things in marketing today. They make it easy to bridge online information with the offline world. Easy...[MORE]

     
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The Design Love Doctor Is In   October 4, 2011
by BatesMeron

Relationships are complex. Any hopeless romantic will tell you—it’s not always easy to see the world through rose-colored specs. Crossed signals can have heart-wrenching repercussions, often leading to embarrassment, confusion, missed opportunities or worse. We designers know these feelings all too well. You see, in addition to crafting poetic copy...[MORE]