Archive for August, 2013

Here’s A Thought :: It’s Not Goodbye…

August 30th, 2013 | Here's a Thought

{photo credit: via Pinterest | art print by Caxia Amarela}

As most of you may know, today is my last day here at Elements. The two years I spent at Elements seemed to go by so quickly but I’ve learned so much here, worked with great Clients {and the awesome Elements team, of course} on some really exciting projects, and also had a lot of fun along the way. I mean what other company lets you dress up like a lumberjack for a holiday card…


Giveaway Thursday :: Let’s Sketch It Out

August 29th, 2013 | Giveaway Thursday!

{photo credit: downstairsDesign}

It was Amy’s back-to-school marketing post that inspired todays giveaway. While searching through Etsy I discovered these fun, cute and creative pencil cases by downstairsDesign and today, we’re giving one away!

These pencil cases are the ideal item to start your back-to-school marketing efforts. They have a lightly interfaced classic striped ticking exterior and are lined with a darling cherry red and white polka dot cotton. They are also personalized with a tag that says “create”…


In Case You Missed It :: August Blog Recap

August 28th, 2013 | In Case You Missed It

Today we’re recapping some of our most popular blog posts for the month of August – just in case you missed it!

1. Here’s A Thought :: Back To School Marketing

All the back-to-school ads, coupons and commercials got Amy thinking – what if she planned some marketing efforts based on the same “to do” list as her kids? This post details her plan to get a head start before the back-to-school season becomes too hectic.

2. Noted :: Attack of the Apps – August…


Noted :: August In Pictures

August 27th, 2013 | Noted

We can’t believe that the end of summer is almost here and back-to-school season is starting up quickly! We wanted to end the month right by sharing a collection of snapshots from the month of August {as well as a few from the tail-end of July}!

August brought us exciting new adventures and challenges (and many pictures of course!) – but it has also brought us birthday celebrations, homegrown summer bounty, a big boost in GOODS orders, graduation from Amy’s summer AIGA: Perspectives for Creative Leaders workshop, a TEA-RRIFIC presentation to high school marketing students and so much more!


Here’s A Thought :: Back To School Marketing

August 26th, 2013 | Blog, Here's a Thought

In retail, the back-to-school marketing season runs from July through September. All the back-to-school ads, coupons and commercials have got me thinking. What if I planned some marketing efforts based on the same “to do” list as my kids? I could prepare myself – and my business – in similar ways. The fall is always an extremely busy time for everyone at home and in the office. Here’s my plan to get a head start before things get too hectic. Let me know what you think!

1. Bus Schedule: After the…


Picture(s) of the Week :: So, We Emptied Out Our Dropbox…

August 23rd, 2013 | Noted

I took some time out yesterday to clean out and sort through our Elements Dropbox – it’s amazing the amount of files, images and assets that come and go in a busy agency.

Sorting through the Dropbox feels a lot like going through your closet – pulling out old favorites, skipping over the pieces you use everyday and wondering where certain items came from. But inevitably, like any closet, it gets too full to manage. So out goes the old to make way for the new. But before they were filed into the abyss of server,…


Noted :: Attack of the Apps – August 2013

August 22nd, 2013 | Noted

Here we are again, my favorite blog post of the month – the app review! Here are two apps that I’ve been using this month. I know I usually review three apps, but one of these app will leave you hooked to your phone!

 1. Juxtaposer

This fun new app should be called the Photoshop App for Dummies. It allows you combine multiple pictures together from your Camera Roll to create new and unique images. You can take your favorite elements from one image, and layer in another image on top….


Picture of the Week :: Gone In A “Flash”

August 20th, 2013 | Picture of the Week

Todays photo is a clue for an exciting and fun announcement we have coming up this week. Make sure you check back to our blog and our social media pages to find out what we have cooking!

Any GOOD guesses as to what we could be up to?

We also recently had a photo shoot with friend and fantastic photographer, Anna Sawin. This was one of the shots from the shoot – a few of the images will also be used on our website which should launch early this…


Throwback Thursday :: Seven Marketing Lessons from a Lemonade Stand

August 15th, 2013 | Throw Back Thursday

Its #tbt and today, we’re bringing you one of our favorite posts from August 2012.



August is fading fast, but summer isn’t over yet. There are still some hot, sunny days left to rally the kids and set-up a refreshing lemonade stand.

If you never compared your business marketing to a lemonade stand before, don’t worry. I’ve done it for  you …

One :: Location Is Everything.

Be flexible and be prepared to change locations if yours is not working. Most retailers get this. But what about those of us in the…