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Instant Gratification for Your Website

In Marketing, Web Design Tips by Kelsey Larson

Let’s be honest here – most marketing campaigns don’t get you results overnight. They’re long-term investments in the success of your business. Right now, however? It’s July. It’s warm and sunny (although today’s foggy morning is a notable exception). You have better things to do than plan a six-month sales campaign for the holidays, not that that isn’t an admirable …

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Building a Killer Poster For Your Event

In Marketing by David Hamilton

Want to build enthusiasm for your play or festival? The marketplace is saturated with bad posters. If you want to get your message out there, you need a poster that is a cut above the rest.  Follow these simple guidelines to distinguish yourself from the pack. Step 1: Determine Your Marketing Strategy. This is a vital first step that oddly enough …

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How to Make Facebook Work For Your Business.

In Social Media by David Hamilton

I have a confession to make: I am a terrible sculptor. I can draw portraits, design posters, even do some decently nice woodworking, but give me a ball of clay and tell me to make a puppy and I will create a sagging lumpy monstrosity worthy of a late 80s horror film. It doesn’t mean I’m a bad person or …

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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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New Monthly Graphic Design Specials For December

In Marketing, Monthly Specials by David Hamilton

Forget Black Friday shopping! David Hamilton Design is rolling out two new monthly specials for December.  Okay, they may not be as instantly gratifying as a big screen television, but it’s a good chance to get a jump start on all those new year’s resolutions that you’re about to make about finally giving your business the marketing attention that it …

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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 …