Tag Archives: Marketing

Joshua P. Ferguson  

Inspiration Information: 7 Podcasts for Creatives   November 29, 2016

As creatives who are tasked with generating clever ideas, copy and designs for clients daily, we all need a little inspiration to keep us on top of our game. At BatesMeron, our designers are Pinterest pros with endless boards dedicated to color, design, typography and client-specific needs. As an office, we also have an extensive library of design books, publications Continue Reading

Nina Altadonna  

Spirit Airlines & The Marketing Antics They Let Fly   July 21, 2015

I can’t say I’m a big fan of Spirit Airlines. This animosity isn’t so much about the airline itself—although I do have some qualms—but more so about the company’s branding and marketing decisions. My distaste is simple: they don’t have an established brand message or voice.     I understand that they’ve solidly positioned themselves as the “value” option for Continue Reading

Taylor Wells  

Brand Safari: Product Placement Where You Least Expect It   May 19, 2015

Working at BatesMeron, I have the chance to be up-close and personal with brands every day. We talk about brands, write about brands and often create new brands, so it comes as no surprise that when it’s time for me to leave the office and head out into the place they call “not work,” I still have brands on the Continue Reading


5 Tips for Aspiring Designers…& Others Alike!   April 21, 2015

A few weeks ago, BatesMeron was greeted by a special visitor—the Professional Association for Design (AIGA) student group from Truman State University. Having traveled all the way from my alma mater in Kirksville, Missouri, these Truman design majors came to Chicago to visit various creative firms around the city and learn more about working at an agency. Years ago, when I Continue Reading

Fred Schaaf  

The Game of Branding   February 23, 2015

There are two events in business that constantly amaze me. The first is the development of a new process. I am often energized by reading about, or being exposed to, a new way of doing something. Envisioning how this new process can improve my job performance— and the team’s performance—is, I believe, a key to moving forward. The second event Continue Reading

Nina Altadonna  

This Girl Can Sell: What a Female-focused Campaign Looks Like in 2015   January 27, 2015

This Girl Can. It’s a phrase that empowers and pushes. It’s also a UK-based campaign that’s gaining momentum and praise internationally. I recently caught wind of this new go-get-‘em campaign and figured I’d stop to see what all the hoopla was about. So I watched. The 90-second spot features women of all shapes, sizes, colors and ages being physically active. Continue Reading

Becka Bates  

6 Reasons Branding Should Be Intentional   October 28, 2014

Earlier this month, I had the honor of giving a presentation at the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Chicago’s THRIVE Conference at the Drake Hotel. I shared my take on intentional branding—what it is and what it can do for business owners. Below is just a quick redux of my presentation, if you’d like to hear more about my Continue Reading


Due North: Career Compass Direct Mailer   September 3, 2014

The American Osteopathic Association is a full-service resource for students, residents and practitioners of osteopathic medicine. They recently unveiled an interactive tool, the Career Compass, to help guide its members through all facets of their osteopathic career. Beyond setting goals and milestones for students, it also provides a space for peers to communicate with each other and share advice. After Continue Reading

Rachel Skybetter  

Beyond Business: LinkedIn as a Powerful Marketing Tool   September 2, 2014

Pardon the pun, but one of LinkedIn’s newest features may be the missing link between networking and content marketing. What was once restricted to “influencers” (read: experts, big-wigs and beyond), is now open to all LinkedIn members because “every professional has valuable experience to share,” according to the official LinkedIn blog announcement. Published posts allow you to build your brand Continue Reading


Life at a Design Agency: An Infographic   July 31, 2014

A look inside BatesMeron might not be what you think. (Or maybe it’s exactly what you think.) Big ideas, small ideas, brainstorms and brain food, we love finding different forms of inspiration and we thrive on making creativity come to life. Check out this sweet infographic to get a better view of who we are, how we work and what Continue Reading