Speak! opens downtown Portland office, feels important
Two big news items right now: First, a most warm and boisterous welcome to the wonderful Martha Humphrey, our new director of business development. Second, the opening of a Speak! office in downtown Portland. Here’s why we love this news ..."
Our website got a little work done
You’ll see: things feel more supple now, as they should. Go ahead, get chummy with it. We’ll stop our humble brag right here, but at least know we’ve updated a few bright spots where we summarize the work we’ve been ..."
Welcome Jodi and Ches to Speak!
Now that spring is here, it’s only natural that Speak! gets new buds of its own. This week we welcome new project manager Jodi Olson and marketing coordinator Ches Allen. Yeah! Jodi comes to Speak! from Nike where she spent ..."
HELP! I NEED A REBRAND
“Our brand needs a refresh like crazy.” “Our identity is a high priority but it’s also on the back burner.” “Our entire look and feel is about to be mocked.” We’ve heard it all. We understand. It’s real life. Even ..."
What is inbound marketing and why do you need it?
Inbound marketing is all about attracting people to your brand. Whereas the goal of traditional out-bound marketing efforts (like paid advertising and mass email blasts) is to go out and find buyers, inbound marketing activities make it easy for buyers ..."
Counting our blessings: our clients don’t need to be treated like patients
Here at Speak! we’re grateful for a lot of things. A corner walk-up in old town Hillsboro. Strong hot coffee. Crayons. And we’re crazy thankful for clients who give us the best excuse to learn new things and get creative ..."
Six metrics every marketer needs to measure
One of the top priorities for any CMO or marketing leader is justifying the marketing budget. Although it’s easy to obsess over campaign metrics like click-throughs and page views, those stats don’t tell the real story of your marketing efforts. ..."
Portland Creative Conference ’15 reigns as inspiration fest
For 25 years (including a brief hiatus), the Portland Creative Conference has brought together movers, shakers, and rebels to prod, push, and light a fire to get a wider creative community thinking about what it means to conceive genuinely original ideas."