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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... Read More
Posted by Amanda Evans at Thursday, May 26, 2016

Should Your Business Be Using Bulk Email?

Anyone who has an email address probably knows how popular mass emails and e-newsletters have become. Yet, despite what your clogged inbox may tell you, mass emails are still a highly underutilized marketing tool. Here at Speak, we know from experience that bulk emails can have great impact for many businesses. In fact, that's why we have have our own bulk email service called Mass Mail that clients can run through their websites on our content management system, SiteWrench. ... Read More
Posted by John Hubler at Friday, May 20, 2016

Designing in the Browser: How It's Challenging and Rewarding

Recently, the creative team here at Speak made the transition to designing in-browser. That means we are, for the most part, abandoning desktop design tools like Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch. We've thrown off the shackles of flat concepts and moved to interactive prototyping. While I can't say the transition has been entirely painless, I can definitely say it's been rewarding as well as liberating. Here is an overview of my journey with designing in-browser. ... Read More
Posted by Trenton Elkins at Monday, May 2, 2016

Celebrating Speakiversaries with Our Business Development Team!

Whether or not your business is based on creating beautiful things like websites and mobile apps , an important function for any business is sales. Our business development team has many talented members, two of which are celebrating major Speakiversaries this week! Matt Roberts joined the team 10 years ago this week, coming from Mississippi to Memphis. Throughout his tenure, Matt has filled a couple roles within Speak including Account Manager and Sales. In his current role as Director of... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen at Monday, April 18, 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... Read More
Posted by Amanda Evans at Thursday, April 7, 2016

Instagram Algorithm Change: Here's What You Need to Know

If you've been on Instagram in the last week this image looks very familiar to you.  Marketers across the country became alarmed when Instagram revealed it would be switching up its algorithm in coming weeks from its current chronological format to a new relevancy-based design. Since 2014, Instagram has captured hearts and eyes of mobile users everywhere, and has outpaced growth of total social network usage for the past two years. 2015 seemed to be "The Year of the 'Gram", with... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen at Thursday, March 31, 2016

Web Usability: It's Time to Start Taking Simple Seriously

Can you remember the last time you bought something? What about the last time you found what you were looking for online? Let’s dive even further. How about the last time you stumbled on a website and felt confident about what you were doing? Mike Moran recently wrote about c reating web experiences that people fall in love with and one of the fundamental ways to assist in that is to make your site extremely easy to use. What’s the difference between usability and user experience? How... Read More
Posted by Michael Morgan at Thursday, March 24, 2016

Digital Agency, Digital Office: Making Remote Working Work

How does working remotely work for me? Over the years, the idea of a digital agency has evolved. Since we’re working primarily online building websites, apps or creating strategies for social media, agencies have the opportunity to be more flexible. This includes more flexibility in locations, time of day, and allows a company to go after the best talent without being bound to a geographic area. Working remotely can definitely be a rewarding experience - but it comes with its own... Read More
Posted by Nikki Schroeher at Thursday, March 17, 2016

Start Getting Emotional: Designing Experiences For People to Fall in Love With

“ Good design is good business." Tom Watson, IBM Think about something you love; something that keeps you coming back for more. Maybe something you own that you would buy time and time again. Whether it’s your favorite clothing line in your closet, the favorite car in your garage or even the type of phone in your pocket - chances are the reasons you chose to bring these objects into your life isn’t because they are simply a superior product to... Read More
Posted by Michael Moran at Wednesday, March 9, 2016

#SMWNYC: Top 10 Takeaways from Social Media Week

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog or social media accounts, you know that we had the opportunity to travel to the Big Apple to attend Social Media Week 2016 , also known as #SMWNYC.  We sat it on sessions, workshops and panels featuring industry leaders from social platforms, respected agencies, media-savvy brands and national and international publishing companies. We took a lot of notes and pictures and soaked it all in for the benefit of our clients, and now we want to... Read More
Posted by Teresa Daniel at Monday, March 7, 2016