Five Things We Love About the Amazon Holiday Toy Catalog Design

Five Things We Love About the Amazon Holiday Toy Catalog

As a kid growing up in pre-internet times, the arrival of a catalog like this was one of the most glorious days of the year. You wanted everything in that catalog, much to your parents’ chagrin, but just as the store planned.

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What does the new Milwaukee Brewers logo sound like? Sound Design Video Production

What does the new Milwaukee Brewers logo sound like?

How we helped the Milwaukee Brewers announce their new logo and uniforms.

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Arise, Ye Sons of Freshness! Brand Development

Arise, Ye Sons of Freshness!

An Opinion Piece on Kroger’s New Branding, And Four Key Things To Remember When Approaching a Branding Project

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How we made the logo for the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee Design

How we made the logo for the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee

Find out how the official mark for one of the most important events in Milwaukee’s 21st Century history got created right here at CI Design.

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Scary Stories to Read at Your Desk Fun and Games

Scary Stories to Read at Your Desk

CID presents two original terrifying tales of marketing mayhem to read at your desk...if you dare!

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Personas: What they are and why your marketing needs them Marketing Strategy

Personas: What they are and why your marketing needs them

Customer personas should be a cornerstone of your marketing efforts. A few of our team members got together to talk about what they are, how to use them, and why they're essential for effective marketing initiatives.

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Kentico Connections 2019 Takeaways from the Mile High City Website Development

Kentico Connections 2019 Takeaways from the Mile High City

Two CID team members attended the Kentico Connections 2019 conference in Denver. There was a lot to take in, but they took a moment to decompress and share some of their initial takeaways here on the blog.

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Practice makes (marketing) progress Marketing Strategy

Practice makes (marketing) progress

Marketing as a practice? You bet. Our marketing strategist breaks down the reasons why framing the work this way makes a lot of sense.

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Nine Things I Learned Making Video Content for B2B Video Production

Nine Things I Learned Making Video Content for B2B

What makes a B2B video successful? Our video production team leader, David Busse, shares his insights and advice for making your video engaging and effective.

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What Marketers Need to Know About Position Zero and Google My Business Digital Marketing

"Position Zero" and why it matters for your business

Two of our resident search engine marketing/optimization experts sat down for a chat about ranking first in Google search results, using "Google my Business," and dreams of opening a restaurant.

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CID's Dog Days of Summer Fun and Games

CID's Dog Days of Summer

Beat the "Back-to-School" blues with our "Dog Days of Summer" photo blog! (It's technically still summer, so we're going for it.)

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CID Wins Best Place to Work Award...Again!

CID Wins Best Place to Work Award...Again!

CI Design was named a Best Place to Work by the Milwaukee Business Journal for the second year in a row, and we are very excited about it.

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Have you heard the one about the pool party? Digital Marketing

Have you heard the one about the pool party?

Running an effective digital marketing campaign requires an expert balance between Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising, and content. Find out how to make your campaign successful with these refreshing tips.

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How to Create a Holistic SEM Strategy Digital Marketing

How to Create a Holistic SEM Strategy

What is SEM and what's the best strategy for your business? This explainer lays out a holistic approach to making your digital marketing efforts engaging and effective.

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What do you mean I need to have my 2020 budget in? Marketing Strategy

The cure for the end of summer marketing blues

Summer is still with us, but it is winding down. That means it's time for marketers to assess their 2019 plans and start getting ready for 2020. But don't panic. CID's marketing services director, Heather Vaughn, has some advice to help you navigate it all.

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Q&A with CID's Music Man Dave Olson Sound Design

Q&A with CID's Music Man Dave Olson

Most of the music pieces we use in our client work are original compositions, and the man behind them is Dave Olson. He recently took a little time to answer our questions about what it's like to make music for a living, what inspires and challenges him, and how he sees the relationship between music and advertising.

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DigiMarCon 2019 Recap Digital Marketing

DigiMarCon 2019 Recap

Our digital marketing team took a field trip to Chicago for DigiMarCon 2019 and offer this roundup of favorite tips and insights.

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Still from Charlie the Butcher video created by CID's Emmy Award-winning team Video Production

Five Things I Learned Making Video Content for the Food Industry

Our senior video producer lets you in on five secrets for making amazing foodservice industry videos.

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Summer Jams that go to 11 Trends

Summer Jams that go to 11

It's summer and music is in the air - and our earbuds. Check out a few of our favorite songs to listen to when the temperature rises.

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