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Decoding Impostor Syndrome

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Is there a cure to impostor syndrome? Join Speak Creative's VPs for an off topic conversation about how personality types impact your work and how you miss 100% of the shots you don't fake.  Decoding Impostor Syndrome | Episode 3 David: Hello everyone, thank you for joining us. Welcome once again to "A Little Off Topic," one agency's water cooler chat on digital marketing, business, and all the things that get in the w... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Friday, June 19, 2020

Several People Are Typing: Web Design Trends

It's hard to believe that we're halfway through 2020. Through a Slack discussion with a few of Speak's designers, we explored how the current web design trends are playing out, how to know if a trend is right for your organization, and what to expect from web design in the years to come.  Here's today's starting lineup:  Jessica: Hi all, thanks for joining to discuss design trends. Crazy that we are basically halfway through 2020 already. ... Read More
Posted by Jessica Freeman Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Expectations and Equivocation

Should you set expectations? Or should you never use the word should again? Join Speak Creative's VPs for an off topic conversation on expectations both in and out of work and a deep dive into equivocation.  Expectations and Equivocation | Episode 2  David: Hello everyone and thank you for joining us once again for another episode of A Little Off Topic, one agency's water cooler chat on digital marketing, business, and all the things that get in the way, presented by Spea... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Keeping Up With Speak: Quarantine Edition

Now that we’re all back in the office, trading pajamas for real pants, we wanted to reflect on what we’ve accomplished outside of work during recently. Hear from a few of our own filling in the statement, “In the month of May, the coolest thing I did was…” Josh Cooper, Director of Creative ...work on my family’s content creation brand called "Uploads of Fun". In May, our TikTok account grew by 395K. From 500K to 895K.  Kindra Svends... Read More
Posted by Madelyn Bomar Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Craft, Cause, Community: It’s Time To Press In 

At the beginning of 2020, during our annual Speak Week (a week-long, in-person gathering of our full team), Speak’s founder and CEO, Jacob Savage, challenged us to focus on three things in the coming year: craft, cause, and community. As all businesses and organizations have had to pivot their operations and core functions since March, our focus on those topics is more important than ever. As Speak’s HR Director, I wanted to showcase how we’re pressing into these three ide... Read More
Posted by Christy Leake Thursday, May 28, 2020

A Little Off Topic, a Podcast by Speak Creative

Around the office, you'd constantly hear witty banter around marketing, business, and everyone's favorite 90's movies. While we were all working from home we started to miss that natural flow of knowledge (and laughter) from one person to the next. We're always dreaming up ways we can pass along our expertise to our audience, so we thought why not hit record an make a podcast?  We hope you'll listen along to hear our watercooler chat on digital marketing, busine... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wordpress is great, but it’s not free

Around Speak, we love Wordpress, and we build a lot of websites on Wordpress, but there’s a misconception that we hear from time to time: Wordpress is great because it’s free.  The truth: Wordpress is great, but unless you want a nightmare on your hands, it’s not free. Here are some recommendations that will make your Wordpress-backed website the incredible experience it should be for you and your patrons. Quality setup with respected plugins When building your Word... Read More
Posted by Matt Roberts Friday, May 22, 2020

The Power of the GIF

As humans, we’ve learned to communicate in a staggering number of ways. There are roughly 6,500 different spoken languages in the world, and those don’t include sign language, body language, or any other form of communication. We’ve sent letters and postcards. We’ve made telephone calls. We’ve recorded videos and sent texts and emails! The list goes on and on. But there’s one particular form of communication that has come full circle. ... Read More
Posted by Katy Sloan Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Communicating Your Reopening Plan

COVID-19 has likely forced your organization to make a plan A, B, and C over the last few months. Then everything changed again and you needed a whole new set of plans. Sound familiar?  Organizations across the country have been diligently making plans to reopen in a way that is both safe and sustainable. While you’ve been developing a plan to reopen, we’ve been strategizing how to best help our partners communicate that they are open. Simply saying “we’re open&r... Read More
Posted by Jessica Freeman Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Need for Narrative

By 2020, there will be almost a million minutes of video per second crossing the internet. Cisco adds that, by then, 82% of all consumer web traffic will be video. With so many brands vying for our attention, video is emerging as a clear leader to grab attention, invoke emotion, and get your audience to act.  Shelby County Sheriff's Department recognized that rather than tell their audience they were recruiting new deputies they’d show them and inspire them to act. T... Read More
Posted by Ty Stinson Thursday, April 30, 2020