The Catalogs Have Begun Arriving!!!

December 30, 2009 by  
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Today I received TWO gardening catalogs – An early Burpee catalog and one from the Gardeners Supply Company. So what you’re asking yourself… That means that myself and gardeners throughout southeast Michigan have begun to get the “itch”. It doesn’t h…

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Inching Toward a New Year

December 27, 2009 by  
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I’ve got 1000 Inches in Loveland, in a colony called Plymouth–in Detroit.Loveland is an experiment in micro-ownership of land. Want some?

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hehe … it’s not just me though, right?

December 26, 2009 by  
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via flickr.com
this cracks me up. i don’t know about 92%, but i do spend a disproportionate amount of time doing free design work for friends and family. i know a lot of folks in marketing and advertising who do too. BUT: i don’t believe i work i…

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movie-poster perfect.

December 15, 2009 by  
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see? simple. bold. clear. and, dare i say, beautiful. respect to the art director(s). we don’t all have a brand identity so strong or product so basic that we can get away with this much simplicity, but we should be striving to keep our message th…

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Designers Should Understand Business

December 11, 2009 by  
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When approaching new projects, and being a creative type, it can be very tempting to want to jump right into Photoshop and get out all of the ideas that come to mind from discovery meetings. And when you think of designers, being business savvy doesn’t exactly come to mind. I’ve already discussed the importance of [...]

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FSI site renovation

December 9, 2009 by  
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let’s clear up a misconception: your small-business website doesn’t have to be a major financial investment to be effective (and by “be effective” i mean “help you make sales and keep customers coming back”). but it DOES have to be professionall…

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Shield’s – Worthy of the Detroit Pizza title

December 7, 2009 by  
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Not a romantic restaurant, but more of a place to bring the kids or catch the game in the bar. The ambiance is truly Detroit – no Chicago wanna-be pizzas here. Bottom line: Shield’s pizza truly rocks and is an excellent specimen of the Detroit Pizza style.

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marketing money doesn’t buy customer satisfaction.

December 1, 2009 by  
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via mashable.com
so AT&T comes in last in a consumers reports customer-satisfaction survey (click the mashable link above for the whole story). a prime reminder that you can spend all you want on advertising, marketing, and public relations. …

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