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Considering a Tribute Video for Your Leader or Your Event?

Making a video involves so much more than recording it. That’s why the task of producing a video can seem so daunting, not to mention expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. Maybe you wish to make a legacy or tribute video for a cherished employee or company year-in-review? Or you’re exploring something more commercial to promote your business or event? There are always options. HenkinSchultz has produced just about every type of video imaginable. Just having experts in your corner is a big relief. Product, service or a dedication to someone special, we can help put your video together.…
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May 16, 2019
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Inspiring Dreams Through Event Production

South Dakota State University has a lot to celebrate this year. The campus, enrollment and community impact all continue to grow. And none of that is possible without the SDSU Foundation. HenkinSchultz was tasked with the challenge of entertaining and inspiring at this year’s donor event. Live Production in the New Performing Arts Center When you’ve produced a show in the same venue through the years, you tend to get used to how things are done. You know the room’s challenges. You know the space you work in. You know everything down to where the last outlet is located. Then…
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May 8, 2019
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Guide to Website Terms and Acronyms

If you have ever met with a web designer or a digital marketing team to talk about a website, you’ve no doubt heard some unfamiliar terms. After all, you probably don’t work with websites everyday like they do. It’s important for the web/digital team to remember that this language is not in your everyday vocabulary. So, if they don’t pause to clarify certain terms or acronyms, it’s up to you to either ask them or refer to this guide. In this article our goal is to help you understand what some of these terms and acronyms mean. So the next…
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April 15, 2019
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Tips to Successfully Market Your Next Event

It’s the time of year that’s heating up for events. Good weather means everything from festivals to car shows and everything in between. HenkinSchultz has done a lot of event marketing through the years. If you’re the one in charge of promoting an upcoming event, here are some things to keep in mind. Brand it for the Long Term Whether you’re Hot Harley Nights, Quarry Days, JazzFest or PeachFest, it’s good to have a logo. Consistency is key to promoting a successful event because volunteers and leadership change from year to year. Having a good logo, identified font and design…
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April 12, 2019
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Graphic Design Advice for Students and Artists

HenkinSchultz designers Lynell Weeg and Tammy Larson were once students too. As experienced graphic artists, they have a passion for sharing design skills they’ve learned with students. We asked them to step away from their Adobe Suite for a few minutes and share thoughts for aspiring artists. Engage Both Sides of Your Brain “We are artists, yes, but in communication design, details, organization, critical thinking and logic are just as important as creativity and aesthetics,” says Creative Director Lynell Weeg. “Paying attention to details saves employers and clients time and money. It will make you a better artist and a…
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April 3, 2019
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5 Things Your Marketing Agency Should Do For You

A lot of marketing agencies say they want to be your partner. It’s become a bit of a cliché. No doubt, many really mean that. It’s also code for, “We want to be so ingrained in your culture, you keep us around forever!” That’s a good thing as long as your partner is solving problems and adding to your success. As you consider your business partners, HenkinSchultz wants to share 5 Things Your Marketing Agency Should Do For You. 1. Be the Best Part of Your Day HS Executive Creative Director Chad Vander Lugt says it a lot and it…
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March 26, 2019
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Traditional Media & How It Works with Digital

Do we need a new name for 'traditional media'? It’s an unfortunate name, really. Traditional media implies stuffy, old, boring and even ineffective. And with an entire generation of young adults bucking anything labeled traditional, it makes the case for traditional media even more challenging. What is considered traditional media? Traditional media generally defines the advertising we’ve seen for almost 100 years: Television Radio Billboards Print These forms of advertising can be both broad and targeted in their messaging and reach. Each medium has its own set of generally accepted rules – and even stereotypes. Here are a few common…
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March 20, 2019
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Why Original Photography? Here Are 5 Good Reasons.

The following post was written by Chad Vander Lugt, Executive Creative Director. I had just finished a billboard assignment for a small chain of credit unions in Michigan. We were not using original photography. Rather, we used a series of trendy, colorful stock images of people. We placed small black rectangles over their eyes. The headlines confessed, “I’m Steve and I bank at a bank.” The goal of the campaign was to remind Kalamazoo commuters that it really was quite shameful to pay ATM fees all of the other fees banks required. Our scrappy little credit union offered so much…
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March 11, 2019
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How a Digital Competitive Analysis Benefits Your Business

Odds are, your business has competitors (well, duh!). It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, competition can be fierce when you are fighting for the attention of your consumers while they are browsing the Internet. You are fighting for premier digital ad space, top paid search rank, and social media news feed visibility. What makes it tougher is that consumers are considering your competitors while doing research to make more insightful decisions. Consumers are Doing More Research Consider these facts from AdWeek, Forrester, and Accenture on how consumers are doing research today: 81% of B2C shoppers conduct online research…
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March 4, 2019
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HenkinSchultz Recognized by SDAF ADDY Awards

HS Holiday Windows – Wins Best of Class in Out-of-Home & Ambient Media At HenkinSchultz, we’ve long said that we don’t do what we do for awards. It’s true, but it’s also nice to get recognized for creative work -- and one of our favorite yearly traditions. HS took home a South Dakota Advertising Federation ADDY award for “HS Holiday Windows.” The award is the top honor in the category of “Out-of-Home & Ambient Media.” As a creative company, HenkinSchultz knows one of the hardest things to do these days is get people’s attention. For the past 11 years, HS…
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February 26, 2019