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How Operation Lifesaver Cuts Through Social Noise

Every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train. In 1972, Operation Lifesaver set out to drastically reduce that number through public education and awareness on the issue of safety around trains. Their authorized volunteers give free rail safety presentations to school groups, driver education classes, community members, professional drivers, law enforcement officers, and emergency responders every year.   We work with Operation Lifesaver Inc., or OLI, each m... Read More
Posted by Madelyn Bomar Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Capturing the Vision

“It might take a village, but the village starts with one person” is the phrase that Alex Cohen learned from growing up in Washington Heights, New York. Years later, she and her husband Steven, started the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation that has been inspiring people across the country to engage in philanthropy and community service for over 19 years. While it might sound simple, accurately capturing an organization’s mission is the first step in creating a website... Read More
Posted by Madelyn Bomar Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Apps That Transform the Onsite and Offsite Experience

There are collectively more than 4 million apps in the Google Play and App Store today, but not all are equipped to serve their organization effectively. Determining what elements are essential for your industry is the first step in creating an app.  We are often asked about what the app creation process looks like. Just like everything else in the digital space, it varies based on the specific needs of current or future users. Sometimes, organizations come to us with a vision but need ... Read More
Posted by Madelyn Bomar Wednesday, June 24, 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

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

Saving the Planet One Design at a Time

We’re gearing up for the 2019 AZA annual conference, by far our favorite event of the year, each and every year, where we learn more about what the amazing people working at AZA-member zoos and aquariums around the world are doing to save animals and conserve wildlife habitats. We have a special place in our hearts for organizations that are making the world a better place, and you won’t find a group of individuals as passionate and dedicated to their work as those who work with ... Read More
Posted by Sarah Vaughan Sunday, September 8, 2019

Speak Creative Acquires RocketFuel, Strengthening Memphis Market Share

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Speak Creative Acquires RocketFuel, Strengthening Memphis Market Share Digital marketing agency scales local footprint with acquisition of area agency and talent.  Memphis, Tenn. (July 15, 2019) – Speak Creative, a nationally known digital agency located in Memphis and Nashville, announces the acquisition of RocketFuel, a Memphis-based creative agency. With the acquisition, Speak Creative increases bandwidth to provide both local and national markets ... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen Monday, July 15, 2019

Checking Off 2018: Our Favorite Parts of the Year

Doesn’t it feel like the year just started? We can hardly believe the end of 2018 is near. What a great year it has been for our team here at Speak Creative. We have worked with awesome partners throughout the year and completed projects the whole team can be proud of. We worked together better than ever, refined processes that propelled us forward and just had fun together. Recently, we surveyed the team on their favorite parts of the year, and their answers affirmed that our theme of... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Why a New Website Deserves Professional Photos

One of the best things you can do for your new website design is to get professional photos taken. Sure, there are plenty of stock photo options out there, and you might even have some of your own photos in a file somewhere. Instead of the using stock photos or cell phone photos, we recommend using professional photos. Reasons Against a Stock Approach While stock photography has grown in quality and relevance and dropped in price, many people can recognize a stock image. That means it&rsq... Read More
Posted by Digital Marketing Team Thursday, February 8, 2018

Video Case Study - Pediatrics East

It’s one thing to plan, film and produce a video for a client. It’s another thing to do that and plot the strategic release of the video for greater engagement.  For Pediatrics East, we did the latter.  What Did We Do? We planned, filmed and produced a video highlighting their pediatric practice and patient care from several angles: building relationships, offering a diverse group of doctors, innovating technology and maintaining the overall mission. The client c... Read More
Posted by Digital Marketing Team Tuesday, July 11, 2017

5 Tips for Establishing Trust with Clients

If you look back on a relationship that you have had over a long course of time - whether that be professional, personal or romantic - one of the underlying traits of that relationship is likely trust. Trust comes with time. It is not effortless and often an uphill battle. It is built when mistakes are made but dealt with in a humble and ethical manner. It happens when there is a personal connection that takes work and intention. Trust is tricky because it is hard to define or quantify, bu... Read More
Posted by Abi Devins Friday, June 23, 2017

Speak Becomes Google Partner

Speak Creative earned its badge as a certified Google Partner, giving Speak clients exclusive access to Google representatives as well as up-to-date information on Google’s trends and processes. To earn Google Partner status, companies must exhibit expertise in Google AdWords, meet the required ad spend, maintain consistent client growth, and have team members become certified in a Google program such as search or Adwords. We know what is running through your mind. “Okay, cool... Read More
Posted by Cody Gross Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Newcomers: Meet Speak's Freshman Class

Can you believe it's almost half way through the year? We've been busy launching new sites, strategizing marketing campaigns and building apps as well as seeing our new offices being built for a later summer/fall move in (head over to our social accounts to see progress). As our team shifts and grows, we've welcomed a few new teammates to the mix that bring a wealth of experience, passion and knowledge to the world of digital marketing. With the addition of two new web designers, ... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen Monday, May 22, 2017

Case Study: Converted Clicks and Increased Business

In our work as digital marketers, we get to work with a variety of clients in several industries. Today's case study takes us to Wayne, Pennsylvania to a health and fitness complex, known as Club la Maison. As a long time web design and digital marketing client of Speak, our teams met together last fall to challenge the work we've done and push the needle forward. While we were seeing real results that impacted their business in organic searches, we wanted to up the ante and focus on ... Read More
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Building Better: Our Commitment to You in 2017

"Building Better." This was the official theme of #SpeakWeek2017, our annual week of planning for all things Speak. If you were following along with our hashtag, you saw a lot of fun in the form of scavenger hunts, bowling, movie outings and team lunches. In between those moments, we spent our time building better. So what does that mean? In 2017, our goals are focused around two things. Being a better company to work for and a better company to work with. We want to be a company... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A 2016 Year in Review from our Digital Agency

What a year it's been! Next week, we're ringing in 2017 in true Speak fashion - with Speak Week 2017! Employees from around the country will be coming to our Memphis HQ for our annual team retreat. We take this time each January to turn inward and discuss us. It's the one time each year we go on a pseudo-vacation from client work and instead shift to discussions on goal planning, department growing and setting our sights to all 2017 has in store. As we reflect on the great ... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen Friday, December 23, 2016

SEO Strategists in Memphis, Tennessee: Meet David Caffey

We've had some new additions to our team lately, as we grow to meet the needs of our clients, and are happy to share that recently we've added David Caffey to our team. David comes to us with several years of experience in all things digital marketing, including a strong knowledge of SEO and SEM as well as experience in email, conversions and digital marketing as a whole. Trent, our resident videographer, took a few minutes to speak with David on what makes him tick. Watch the video ... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen Friday, December 2, 2016

Meet Abi and Trent: Speak Team adds Two More in Q3

We're nearing Q4, which is always a time of reflection on the year, but until then we're running full steam ahead. Thanks to our amazing clients that are choosing us for all things digital, including web design, development and digital marketing we're seeing continued growth. Along with the growth comes an expansion of our team. Recently we've added two new members to our team, in new positions that will help us service our clients better. Abi Devins joins our Nashville ... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen Tuesday, August 30, 2016

What is a digital agency and how does it work?

Different from a traditional advertising agency, a digital marketing agency is a group of digital-conscience marketers who are focused on creating results in the online space. For the “digital” part of this equation, this can look very different, from creating a new website design to custom app development (think shopping carts and members-only portals) as well as more traditional marketing that other agencies are picking up on such as SEO, social media, content generation and di... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Speak Creative Continues Growth in Tennessee and Adds Staff

For Immediate Release   Speak Creative Continues Growth in Tennessee and Adds Staff Memphis and Nashville, Tenn. (July 25, 2016 ) - Speak Creative, a Nashville and Memphis based digital agency continues to see year-over-year growth and strong interest from clients nationally for web design, mobile app, digital marketing and custom development services. With this growth, Speak has added four new hires in the last two months. The growing demand for digital services paired with th... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen Monday, July 25, 2016

Sourcing Great Talent: New Digital Marketing & Development Team Members

Our team is growing again and the talent we’ve added is remarkable. Our two newest Speak teammates come from opposite sides of the continental United States and very diverse backgrounds, but their respective talents and experiences made them a perfect fit for our team.  Welcome Jacob Sowles and Suzi Richey to Speak, and get to know them a bit more below. Meet Suzi, our newest digital marketing strategist Why are you excited to work at Speak? With so many interesting clients to w... Read More
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Memphis Zoo's New Exhibit: Beacons, Apps and Hippos, Oh My!

If you’re in Memphis, you know we’ve had some crazy weather so far this summer. But with all the rainy days, we recently had some beautiful, sunny ones strung together. I took full advantage and drove over to the Memphis Zoo to see the new Zambezi River Hippo Camp. Memphis Zoo Web Design Partnership Secretly I must confess, I got a behind-the-scenes look during the construction phase and was impressed with the vision of what this space would be. Yet seeing the completed e... Read More
Posted by Digital Marketing Team Thursday, May 26, 2016

Speak Team Grows Again

2016 is poised to be a great year for Speak Creative. We are rolling out new mobile-app technology with beacons, adding more digital marketing offerings, moving into our new Memphis headquarters later this year, and much more. With this growth comes the opportunity to add new staff to our team and the talents of our newest team member made her an easy choice for the Account Manager opening. Becca Kohout joined the Speak team the first of April, and will work directly with clients on a variety... Read More
Thursday, April 7, 2016

A Memphis Groundbreaking, Team Time + More - A Look Inside #SpeakWeek2016

Last week, we brought the entire team into Memphis, like we do each year and hold what some would call a retreat, some an annual meeting; we call it Speak Week. During this time, we evaluate the systems we have in place and how to make our processes better for us and for our clients and prospective clients. Without a doubt, it's safe to say the theme this year was "movement".         We talk about movement quite a bit, whether it's... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen Wednesday, January 13, 2016