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Showplace: Building a National Brand

By | Branding, Design, Marketing
Showplace Cabinetry knows all about building things. As an employee owned company, they’ve become the 13th largest cabinet manufacturer in the United States. They’ve achieved this by building relationships, not just cabinetry. When it came time to rebuild their brand, they came to HenkinSchultz. Showplace employee owners knew they had a great thing going. They support their customers and listen to their needs. They meet or exceed expectations. They produce high-quality cabinetry that ships on time. And they attend to every order with a personal touch. But they also knew they had some very real challenges. When interviewing Showplace and...
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Derek Soukup Q & A

8 Questions for Graphic Designer Derek Soukup

By | Design, Staff
From the Apple Mac IIGS to PhotoShop CC Derek Soukup has been having fun with graphic design since he was in high school. Since joining the team at HenkinSchultz, he's shared much of that talent, not to mention a growler or two. We sat down with Derek and asked him a few questions to get to know him better. Here's what we found out. Enjoy! 1. As a graphic designer, where do you go for inspiration? I pull inspiration from everything I come in touch with. I flip through magazines just to look at the ads. I look at product packaging...
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River Centre branch Vision & Values signage

Signage Completes the Look at New American Bank & Trust Branch

By | Branding, Creativity, Design

When South Dakota’s American Bank & Trust announced they were opening up a second Sioux Falls location, HenkinSchultz and the HS Sign Shop were happy to help make the downtown flagship branch look special with some unique art and signage. Our designers and the HS Sign Shop created a frosted glass accent wall that spoke to AB&T’s vision and values – this is the focal point for their space. In addition to signage, they also wanted some distinctive art for their walls. HenkinSchultz, along with Sioux Falls photographer Tom Dempster, photographed and supplied AB&T with some memorable pieces. Another important…

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Would you like to Win a FREE Website?

By | Creativity, Design, Digital, Web Design
Enter the Wanna Winna Website Giveaway This year, HenkinSchultz is celebrating its 25th birthday. There will be presents, and not just the kind you find all wrapped up in ribbon. To say thank you, we’re giving away presence. Yours. Online. Free. If you’re a startup getting on your feet, a non-profit serving your community or an existing business looking for a refresh, read on. We understand the importance of online presence. And we know what it takes to build an engaging, user-friendly website that performs – and looks good, too! So we build a lot of them and now we’re...
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Life is Better Together

By | Design, Marketing

Throughout its history, LSS has been able to bring people together to make life better. With its newest program, Better Together, they hope to match up older adults with volunteers in the Sioux Falls area to build social relationships, provide new friendships and enrich the lives of older residents. By the end of September 2016, LSS hopes to recruit 40 volunteers to commit to spending just four hours a month with a senior “neighbor” and experience the power that just four hours of their time can have on the life another human being. As a marketing partner, HenkinSchultz has been…

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Happy New Babies

By | Design, Service

On a mission to promote healthier pregnancies, healthier babies and a healthier community, The Teddy Bear Den reaches out to low-income pregnant women, pregnant immigrant women and pregnant teens with encouragement, education and incentives to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a sponsor of their annual Celebrity Night Out fundraising event, HenkinSchultz has been working with them to create save-the-date mailers, invitations and programs for nearly a decade. For The Teddy Bear Den’s 13th Annual Celebrity Night Out Auction for Healthy Babies and Healthy Moms on Friday, January 15, 2016 at CJ Callaway’s, we pulled out all the warm fuzzies we…

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GreatLIFE Challenge

By | Design, Events, Marketing, Web Design

They make it look so easy. Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls is the place to be this week for LPGA hopefuls from the U.S and 24 countries as they compete for their piece of the biggest purse – $210,000 – in Symetra Tour history and a coveted full exempt status on the LPGA Tour. It’s also a great place to be if you want to see how the pros do it. They swing, make contact with the ball and execute a perfect drive. No sweat. That’s kind of the way we looked at marketing this event. As the…

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Inspiration – It Comes from the Top

By | Creativity, Design

Inspired. It’s a way of looking at a piece of corrugated steel, a light bulb, a cement block or a blank wall and seeing the possibility. Add to that a fearlessness of doing it wrong, starting over, and an uncanny ability to break things down into their simplest form and you have a creative leader. If you ask Kirby Schultz, co-owner of HenkinSchultz Creative Services where he works, he’ll tell you he works for a marketing company. But for the people that work with him, he provides inspiration to do good work, every day. Kirby doesn’t just create at the…

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Out of Home advertising that hits home

By | Advertising, Branding, Creativity, Design, Marketing

The words “out of home” advertising may be unfamiliar, but this advertising medium is more common that you think. From billboards to bus stops, innovative companies are finding unusual places to plant their marketing messages – and their popping up all over. With new formats, new technologies and some creative thinking, companies and their advertising agencies are finding exciting ways to marry their messages with the right medium to reach their customers in the most unusual – but effective – places including: Airport kiosks, bus shelters and baggage claim areas Stadium scoreboards, dashers, courtside displays Bus and other vehicle full…

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Creative Inspiration – 5 Ways to Tap into Your Creative Energy

By | Branding, Creativity, Design

Inspiration is a very personal thing. Some people hear a song on the radio that kicks their creativity into high gear. Others need quiet time alone in nature or a no-holds-barred brainstorm where no idea is off limits. Inspiration is where creativity begins, and no matter whether you’re planning a new ad campaign, planning a gala or finding a solution to a unique business challenge, creative thinking is often the key to success. The following are just of few of our favorite ideas for tapping into your creative well. Doodle and jot – Without thinking too much, start with one…

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