Posts about Our Industry

April 9, 2014 by Gabrielle Kinderknecht
Clamshell or blister packaging can be reusable depending on the design

When creating packages we aim to sell the product, but did we think about how the package gets used after the product is opened? For manufacturers and designers this is something we consider when building a plastic package such as blister or clamshell. We have the opportunity to make sure the plastic we are using is recyclable and if possible reusable.

February 12, 2014 by Gabrielle Kinderknecht
Steps in building a portfolio.

In my last blog, I mentioned the steps in creating a personal identity. Branding yourself is an important step in building a portfolio. Your portfolio will be branded with your personal identity and help leave a memorable impression on the employer who you may be showing your portfolio to. Here are some subtle points that...

November 26, 2013 by Mark Figart
99.9 percent of the content on the internet sucks

You don't have to have listeners to flap your gums on the web. You are in fact, encouraged by a whole pack of gum-flapping marketers, authors, and publishers to join the noisy pack. You might even expect to be rewarded for your efforts. But it's a shame. Unless you have something meaningful to say, your work will likely go entirely unappreciated.

Think how productive our society might be if the...

June 11, 2013 by Jonathan Dale
DrupalCon Portland Group Photo

While DrupalCon Portland ended nearly three weeks ago, some of us are just now decompressing from the experience. Spending a week with 3,300 attendees learning about and contributing to Drupal was both inspiring and instructive.

June 5, 2013 by JD Collier
Engineer, Designer, Dictator

I recently attended a Web development conference in Portland, Oregon. One session stood out for me as encouraging and as a good reminder as we go forward — The Engineer, The Designer, The Dictator by Michael Lopp. You need all three for a successful project.

May 22, 2013 by Mark Figart
Digital marketing agencies must learn new ways to produce value for clients.

Q: Why do most agencies suck at digital marketing?

A: Because it’s freakin’ hard.

I don’t mean the kind of hard that means we have to learn some new skills, while we certainly do. I don’t mean the kind of hard that means you have to suffer some unsightly bruises along the journey, though we certainly must.

May 8, 2013 by Amy Peveto
Content marketing lessons from NPR

A longer commute to the new Digett offices means I spend much more time listening to the radio. I started listening to NPR a few months back, and recently it occurred to me that it’s the poster child for successful content marketing.

March 5, 2013 by Mark Figart
Developing business process

As I sit down to write this blog post it's painfully clear that my topic should have something to do with the challenges related to producing quality content. You see, according to our editorial calendar I'm late.

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