Tag Archives: advice

Todd Pierce  

Fight Mental Fatigue With Project Management   February 20, 2020

  Let’s be real: Most of us would be lying if we said we weren’t suffering from mental fatigue in at least one aspect of our lives. According to Healthline, mental fatigue can happen to anyone who continually deals with situations that activate their body’s stress response. It can make you feel overwhelmed and emotionally drained, and make your responsibilities and Continue Reading

     
Melissa Muñoz  

Summer Bucket List   June 28, 2016

This time last summer BatesMeron was hard at work researching, writing and designing a summer bucket list postcard for one of our favorite clients, the ultra fast and reliable RCN Chicago. This lineup of warm-weather fun came to mind over the weekend as I was prepping my planner, penciling in summer greatness—so naturally I plucked it from our archives to Continue Reading

     
Todd Pierce  

Creative Chaos: Why Creatives Thrive at a Messy Desk   June 7, 2016

Today at work, unbeknownst to my co-workers, I walked around to each person’s desk and noticed one thing that everyone seemed have in common—we all had cluttered desks. Not the kind of cluttered that might land our office on an episode of Hoarders, but our seemingly chaotic, mish-mash style of organization might give a visitor with OCD a teensy-tiny panic Continue Reading

     
Joshua P. Ferguson  

Recipes for Social Media Success   May 3, 2016

If you’re a regular hanging out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube, you’ve definitely seen them. They’re those bite-size, kinda hyperlapse videos that are basically visual recipes for quick or quirky meals. They’re pretty popular. That’s actually an understatement. As an emerging form of social content, these video recipes have become so popular that four of the top 20 brands on Continue Reading

     
Melissa Muñoz  

Just My Type: Picking the Perfect Font   March 8, 2016

Fonts are a lot like people. Well, “a lot” is a stretch, but I needed a big statement to get this going, and who doesn’t like a little showmanship? In reality, fonts are a little like people—how so, you ask? For one, there’s a whole heck of a lot of them. There’s a great big world of fonts out there—many Continue Reading

     
Taylor Wells  

Misconceptions About Creative Agencies   March 1, 2016

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, we are an exceptionally good-looking and talented bunch here, and Continue Reading

     
BatesMeron  

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

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 proofreading is the most important. Whatever you’re writing—whether it be Continue Reading

     
Fred Schaaf  

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

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 created a beautiful product, you can easily discover that your Continue Reading

     
BatesMeron  

The Importance of a Creative Outlet   December 15, 2015

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]

     
Becka Bates  

6 Questions for: Michael Booth   September 22, 2015

A leader, a family man and a ‘90s comedy buff, Michael Booth is the President of Axion Risk Management Strategies, a top insurance and risk management consulting firm based in the suburbs of Chicago. I interviewed Michael as part of our 6 Questions feature—a series of one-on-one interviews with people we work with who amaze and inspire us. Read on Continue Reading