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Which Social Media Networks Should I Be On?

In Social Media by Kelsey Larson

I hear this question a lot. You may be surprised to hear that the answer is not “all of them,” or even “most of them.” It’s a simple question, but the answer is not as simple as you might think. When you’re trying to establish your brand’s social media presence, it’s important to take a look at three key factors …

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The 2nd Annual Haunted Mill Tour Is Coming

In Clients, Community Sponsorship by David Hamilton

Once again,  David Hamilton Design is proud to be a sponsor of the Blue Ox Haunted Mill Tour.  Last year’s event was fabulous, with crowds of around 2,500 people over the course of the four day event.  This year we’re adding three more days, extended hours, and online sales.  As usual the fantastic photographs are courtesy of Evan Wish Photography …

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David Hamilton Design Gears Up For Political Season

In Clients by David Hamilton

It’s November in Humboldt County. The leaves are turning color, car defrosters are suddenly a very popular feature, and political figures are raising money for next year’s election.  For a graphic designer that means political logos, yard signs, business cards and websites. I recently finished up this logo and website for District Attorney candidate, Arnie Klein, a former deputy district …

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Why You Should Spring for a Good Photographer: Part I

In Clients, Design Ramblings, Marketing by David Hamilton

The Blue Ox Haunted Mill Tour this October was a complete success, bringing in over $10,000 for charity and turning away more than one thousand customers.  Hundreds of posters were hung up around the county, there was advertising on television and radio and the event’s Facebook page gained 500 followers in the course of two weeks, yet as I stood …

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The Tempest – A Marketing Case Study

In Design Ramblings, Marketing by David Hamilton

Every year or two, the theatre bug gets into me and I get roped into directing a Shakespeare production at North Coast Repertory Theatre.  Of course, my pet peeve in local theatre productions is that companies don’t know how to properly promote and market their shows, so with The Tempest, I set out to build an effective marketing campaign from …