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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... Read More
Posted by Christy Leake at 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,... Read More
Posted by A Little Off Topic at 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... Read More
Posted by Matt Roberts at 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... Read More
Posted by Katy Sloan at 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... Read More
Posted by Jessica Freeman at 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... Read More
Posted by Ty Stinson at Thursday, April 30, 2020

Web Apps vs. Mobile Apps — What’s the difference?

You’ve been checking out the services page on the Speak Creative website (we’re flattered!) and you see that Speak can create a web app and a mobile app. Or maybe you’ve been considering an app for a while now, but aren’t sure where to start. If you find yourself asking, what does all of this even mean?! This blog is for you.  It’s old news that mobile dominates our digital world. Meeting your audience on mobile isn’t an afterthought, it’s... Read More
Posted by Jessica Freeman at Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Adapting Your Digital Marketing Plan During COVID-19

There is no shying away from the fact that COVID-19 is impacting everything, every industry, and everyone. Whether you are fully aware or not, your digital marketing strategy is being impacted and the rules of the game are changing. In this conversation, I’ll arm you with tips for how to adapt during COVID-19 and how to execute your recovery.  .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe,... Read More
Posted by David Caffey at Monday, April 13, 2020

Marketing across generational lines

I’m currently quarantining at my parent’s house and we’ve been cooking a lot. We were excited to take a night off to support a local restaurant by ordering take out. My mom (a Baby Boomer) started to get frustrated when she was calling the restaurant and they weren’t answering. There was no voicemail indicating that they were closed. It just kept ringing and ringing. Being the tech-savvy millennial that I am (because obviously we all are) I quickly pulled up... Read More
Posted by Jessica Freeman at Thursday, April 9, 2020

5 Ways To Magnify Morale While Remote 

Whether you’re a remote work veteran or a complete newbie, one thing we can all agree on is that your team’s morale still matters. When employees work from home it may take some creativity to engage them but it can definitely be done! Here are a few things we’ve found effective at magnifying morale: 1. Practice Gratitude and Praise  Everyone likes for their work to be recognized but it may be harder to recognize strong work while everyone is spread out.... Read More
Posted by Jessica Freeman at Monday, March 30, 2020