As a team, we’ve had a really great time sharing our music and more about ourselves, but we would be remiss to leave out, arguably, one of our most important team members. This week, our Chief Stress Relief Officer, Wendy, shares her Lady Powerhouse Playlist and reminds us all why she is queen. If you’ve [...]
In our eighth installment of Ocreative Mixtapes, Andrea, our Chief Creative Officer and Founder of Ocreative is sharing her playlist and more about herself.
This week, Matt our Chief Business Development Officer (and coding ninja) is sharing his playlist! Because Matt needs to be in the zone when he’s working on custom code, he often listens to the same song on repeat. It’s like a meditative chant that brings out his inner coding magic. Luckily for us, he uses [...]
In our sixth installment of Ocreative Mixtapes, we introduce Caylin, one of our graphic designers, to help you get to know our team better.
In our fifth installment of Ocreative Mixtapes, Paul, our Web Programmer extraordinaire, is sharing his favorite songs with us!
In our fourth installment of Ocreative Mixtapes, we introduce Allie, our PPC & Digital Marketing Analyst, to help you get to know our team better.
This week, our newest Graphic Designer, Kelsey, shares her feel good playlist with us and tells us a little bit more about herself. Although she joined our team just three months ago, she fit right in and it feels like she’s been here all along. From her infectious pension for accents to her adoration for [...]
This week, our Marketing Strategist and Copywriter Jerrie is answering questions and recommending sweet jams. If you’ve worked with Ocreative in the last year, she’s likely helped manage your project or written copy for some of your marketing initiatives.
Creating meaningful targeted content that speaks to your market audience is key to win over buyers. Ocreative started a new initiative with our team to create a Spotify playlist of our favorite songs and incorporate this into our social presence. In volume 1, our Marketing Administrative Assistant Alyssa created Volume 1.
We are proud to announce that Ocreative has been selected as a top marketing agency serving the Milwaukee area for the fourth year in a row. Expertise, a consumer and B2B resource hub known for objective identification of the top service professionals in major cities across America has recognized Ocreative as best-in-class for marketing services. [...]
Creating meaningful targeted content that speaks to your market audience is key to win over buyers. Ocreative started a new initiative with our team to create a Spotify playlist of our favorite songs and incorporate this into our social presence.
Thanksgiving is a time steeped in important traditions, in fact, the entire holiday season is full of familiar activities, people, and things. Take a moment to think about your holiday traditions and reflect on where they come from. Maybe your grandma and mother use Libby’s canned pumpkin and now that’s what you use. Maybe your [...]
As Thanksgiving approaches, it marks the start to the holiday season. People all over the country are planning their Black Friday shopping in the hopes of finding that perfect gift for their friends and family. It’s also a time when companies begin planning their client or partnership appreciation gifts. Great businesses foster strong client relationships [...]
Sometimes we just need a break from the stress of our work day. Four-day weeks like this can feel taxing as we try to fit five days’ worth of work into four, but taking a mental breather is important for productivity. Take a 5-minute break with Ocreative and read how marketing has evolved from its [...]
Plagiarism, however, is not the only violation content developers need to keep in mind; copyright violation – particularly through image sharing, is quite common and can lead to legal action and fines. So what is the difference? In this article we will review the difference between plagiarism and copyright and give you a few tips on why it is important to keep your content legal and how to do so.
At the end of July, Google officially transitioned from Google Adwords to Google Ads and rolled out a few new features. The term “Google Ads” intentionally drops “words” from the title to better encompass the advertising solutions provided by Google outside of their search term-based Pay Per Click (PPC) functions such as web display, video, and in-app features. In this article, we dive into the most exciting changes Google made for the average business to utilize.
Year after year, content marketing continues to rise in popularity. Consumers are paying less attention to traditional advertising efforts and are now drawn to authenticity, transparency and value, paving the way for the creation and rise of content marketing.
While the idea of creating promotional items seems relatively easy, there are some pitfalls companies should avoid when designing their promotional item campaign. Avoid using items that most people have seen or receive regularly, choose items based on your brand, and give out items that make sense to your target audience.
Website developers continually seek new and innovative ways to display information that reaches audiences in an efficient and effective way. Occasionally, usability and design meet to create a new layout or format that revolutionizes the way websites are built. Some updates, however, seem useful in theory, but are not in practice. One recent trend uses automatic image sliders or carousels that seem useful for providing a large amount of information while taking up limited space above-the-fold.
Ocreative Takes Home Three International Awards of Distinction From the 24th Annual Communicator Awards
Ocreative has been recognized for groundbreaking work in print media and web design at the 24th Annual Communicator awards. Receiving two coveted Silver Distinction awards for our print work with a few of our favorite nonprofits, INPEACE and the Funeral Service Foundation, and a third Silver Distinction for our work on the Oconomowoc Chamber website.
Any Google search for “email marketing” returns a staggering amount of hits including a wide variety of email marketing platforms bidding for your attention and your money. While choosing the right email marketing platform is essential, it is only half the battle. In part 1 of our email marketing series, we help you choose the right email marketing platform for your business and key factors to consider.
Because email is such a prevalent communication tool both internally and externally, it is important to take the same level of care, and be just as thoughtful in emails to clients and business partners, as customer-facing communications. Here are three easy tips to remember to unify your business message and align your internal communications with your external brand presence.
As we saw on our 2018 marketing trends list, the use of voice search is only growing in popularity. With the popularity of voice search only growing, it is important to recognize this shift, and implement SEO tactics to help optimize your website for voice search so you are not missing out on any opportunities.
SharpSpring Social and the new Content Calendar are now available! SharpSpring Social includes powerful conversion tools you can only get with fully-integrated marketing automation. It’s designed to help you turn lead interactions into meaningful conversations that generate sales. Create, schedule & publish content to social media accounts from SharpSpring.
In its essence, typography is how a word looks, including what font (typeface) it is set in, what color it is, and how dramatic and decorative, or how practical, it is. The possibilities are almost endless, especially when you consider hand-lettering (the process of creating letters by hand) and the continual creation of new fonts
Happy Friday everyone! We're going to be sharing some fun agency-life happenings each week with you so make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ocreative with the #ocreativeagencylife hashtag! But first, let me set this up a little... We have an orange (surprised, right?!) dry erase board next to our coffee station. [...]
Tired of the same old corned beef and cabbage you usually have? In spirit of St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes for corned beef hash. This recipe is my own take on a corned beef entree and is a compilation of the best of corned beef recipes I have [...]