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"Always be a student." It’s the principle that keeps us relevant in a constantly evolving community. We’ve dedicated ourselves to being ardent pupils of the industry, freely sharing what we’ve learned so that we can all work smarter.

Team USA. Team Work.

by Lindsey Ingram

Like many others, I’m already wondering what will fill my days and nights after Friday, August 10th. The Summer Olympics are an inspiration in more ways than one. But, there are two athletes that stand out and not just because they dominate everyone they compete against.

My Career in Broadcast Production

by Tommy Walker

I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work in production since my college years. Over that time, I have worked on films, music videos and commercials. Today, I talked to Emily about some of my experiences and provide advice for those looking to get into the broadcast production industry. Listen to the podcast below for the full story.

The Olympics Marketing Report

by Tom Lillig

The Olympics have taken over television, news and water cooler discussions for the last week. What’s going on from a marketing perspective? Today, Emily and I talked about what I see happening with Olympics and marketing.

What Facebook Does to Images

by Paul Suda

Maybe at some point you’ve uploaded a photo to Facebook and noticed some funny encoding artifacts. It didn’t look quite as good as it did on your computer. Or, maybe you’ve uploaded a design piece with lots of solid colored areas and line art to Facebook, and noticed a lot of artifacts, and that it looks terrible. Let’s take a quick look at why that is, and what Facebook does to your images…

Project Management: Not a Half-Baked Idea

by Emily Reeves

Lindsey Ingram is a master project manager and a master cake decorator. Today, I sat down with Lindsey to talk about the ways the two processes are similar and learned some key tips for managing these complicated tasks. (I also learned I shouldn’t use the flash on the phone when recording in the elevator. My apologies to Lindsey for the glare.)

Imagination as Social Currency

by Millie Ward

The power of an idea has inspired me to be part of the marketing and advertising field for more than 30 years.

The magic with which an idea>>> becomes a concept>>> that becomes a story>>> to be shared with an audience whose perception or behavior is forever changed by it>>> is powerful currency.