always on our minds

Follow your heart (and bring your brain)

November 20, 2014 By: David Abend

You know that feeling you get when you’re showing the client work you love? When you’re pumped, a little nervous

You know that feeling you get when you’re showing the client work you love? When you’re pumped, a little nervous and blazing with the confidence that comes with wearing your lucky striped socks? It’s pretty fantastic. The only thing better is when the client loves it just as much. Right now, we’re working on a microsite and admissions brochure for Colby-Sawyer College. And we were excited about this blog post from the school’s president, Tom Galligan, on the success of their new branding initiative and our creative work. Colby-Sawyer’s mantra is now “Always Learning.” At Holland-Mark, ours is “Work that is love is not work.” It’s fun doing what you love. And when people recognize you for it, that’s just the bacon on the filet mignon.

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Beer is love

April 23, 2014 By: David Abend

Unlike a lot of the people coming into Denver, I was not looking for some late-season runs at Snowmass (or

Unlike a lot of the people coming into Denver, I was not looking for some late-season runs at Snowmass (or an ounce of Critical Mass at a local cannabis shop, for that matter). I was here for another kind of obsession: beer. I was not alone. More than 9,000 people were expected at the Colorado Convention Center for the 31st annual Craft Brewers Conference. And, since one of our clients, Haas, is the largest distributor of hops in the United States, I was, of course, “obligated” to attend. The show was all I had hoped it would be. I got to see all the raw ingredients that go into brewing beer. I was coached on the proper way to smell hops. (You put a pile in your open hands and then rub them together until you feel the heat. Then...

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