St. Pelagia: Showstopper

She turned heads. She stopped traffic. She was a star. She had such magnetism and such an intoxicating power of beauty over men that there was a stirring belief that perhaps she drugged her adorers. Or worse—maybe she was a sorcerer. Whatever it was, she was captivating. Pelagia was an actress from Phonecia with unmistakable, tantalizing…

Win! Win! Win! 3 National Awards for Creativity

“It’s the thought that counts.” That’s the phrase our parents taught us in putting care and thoughtfulness into something. Whether it’s giving gifts or preparing anything of value, the sentiment is true. The thought DOES count. And that’s the visible difference in our work in design, advertising, and branding. I’m happy to share the good…

Gulf Shores — Roll Tide

When you hear “Roll Tide,” it’s tough not to think of the Crimson faithful standing at attention and cheering on the University of Alabama. Championships. Houndstooth and football. However, if you’ve ever driven south of Tuscaloosa down to the warm waters and souvenir shops where the virtue of “downtime” is highly honored, then you may…

The Brand of St. Larry

Nobody likes a wise guy. Well, at least nobody in authority or in opposition. Wise guys, smart alecks, dissidents with a wry sense of humor in the face of adversity who question the status quo and employ original thought…they definitely don’t like those guys. They view them not only as annoying, but dangerous. For the…

Lafayette — Cayenne and Cajun Culture

Southwest Louisiana is a lovable landscape. The marshes, the bayous, and the wildlife come to mind first for outsiders, but much like a steaming scoop of jambalaya, there’s more than meets the eye to the land of Acadiana. The city of Lafayette is the center of it all. It has depth. It has details. It…

Memphis: You Won’t BEALE-ieve It

Memphis, Tennessee may be a high profile city with plenty of folks who travel near and far to honor the history, sink their teeth into the barbecue, and walk in Elvis’s blue suede shoe’d footprints. But thanks to Nashville’s charm and ever-growing celebrity, Memphis still never seems to get it’s proper due. Branching out of…

Commentary: Connecting Brand + Buyer

Coffee.  Craft Beer.  The Office on Netflix. These three have very different markets, and they are consumed in very different ways. But they share something special when it comes to marketing and the connection between brand and buyer. Whenever I need to refocus  or center my thoughts as I embark on a content marketing campaign,…

#Winning: Gold Communicator Award for Infographic

We won! My team and I have just been awarded a shiny, beautiful, new trophy for our work on new branded content. And not just any trophy — a gold one! The Gold Award of Excellence comes for our work on the creation and execution of an infographic for Dragon Products that details the newsworthy information…

The Brand of Bernie

“Oh my God” “Oh, for Christ’s sake…” “Jeeeeeesus Christ!” These simple phrases seem meaningless. Some might say they’re harmless words that are just casual expressions. What’s the big deal? They’re poisonous.  It’s not just the obvious vitriolic words of blasphemy, spoken with  intention and defiance. It’s these “simple” ones, too. Because little by little, they…

Brand of Saint Moses

Discipline.  Peace.  Self-Control.  Not the virtues typically associated with a thief. Or a gang leader. Or a murderer. And he was all three. Known as “Terror of the Nile,” he was the slave of an Egyptian government official. He stole from the official and was driven out, becoming Public Enemy Number One. A hulking, intimidating…

Alamo Heights (Surrounded by San Antonio)

San Antonio is one of the biggest cities in the US. The size, the melting pot culture, the history, the tourism…it’s all exciting and festive for sure, but much like an Oreo’s creme-filled center, there’s something sweet inside this metro. *Scroll below for thumbnails and commentary A town within a town. A city within a…