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Electoral Process Forces Mandatory Update

Electoral Process Forces Mandatory Update

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 by

Just as Google is a formidable force on the web, the office of the President of the United States is powerful institution on the global stage. However, if you google “presidential inauguration” you will likely find a great deal of unrest, and may wander into a few heated debates. So what will the 58th Presidential Inauguration entail, how much will it cost, who will be there; and who won’t?

The purpose of the presidential inauguration is to peacefully transfer the power from one elected head-of-state to another. The ceremony traditionally includes the outgoing President and his family, the President-elect and his family, all surviving former presidents, and other government officials. Many A-list celebrities have been known to join in the celebration, but this year it will be a bit different. Many celebrities supported Hillary in the 2016 election, so when the time came to hand out tickets to the party, Donald Trump tweeted, “The so-called ‘A’ list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!” So attendance this year will be different than most past inaugurations.

In addition to A-list celebrities declining to attend, general attendance is projected to be around 800,000 people, a figure significantly less than Obama’s first swearing-in ceremony. The new administration’s “big” headlining artist will be Jackie Evancho, a runner-up from America’s Got Talent. Many artists turned down the prospect of performing at the inauguration, which is usually seen as a honor. Tens of thousands of protesters are also expected to voice their discontent in the streets, this week. America may still be in shock with the news of the presidential-elect, but the show must go on, as they say.

Based on estimates of past celebrations, number 58 is predicted to be in the ballpark of $200 million. Although prices can vary based on weather and attendance. You may be asking, where does the $200 million come from? The hefty bill is split by private donors and taxpayer money, by way of the U.S. Treasury. Some may think that all that money goes toward the glitz of the inaugural ball, or to the performing talent, but the most expensive part of it all is the security. Whether the President-elect is everyone’s favorite or not, it’s a matter of national security that he and his family remain safe. A complex mix of personnel (around 28,000) from three dozen state, local, and federal agencies train and prepare for a full year to make sure everything runs smoothly on the big day. Spending that amount of money while the United States is already deep in debt may not seem like the smartest move, but swearing in a new leader of the country is a very big and special deal.

So tune in to any major broadcast channel, or stream the ceremony online on January 20th, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. to watch history being made.

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Web Trends of 2017

Web Trends of 2017

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 by

People grow and develop as years go on, and so does web development. Think about the first time you used a computer and signed onto the internet. Is it the dial up tone that still haunts you, or the fact that you could never talk on the phone and surf the web at the same time? Or was it the very limited websites you could visit. Each year there are new improvements and trends that make the World Wide Web great. Continue Reading →

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New Year, New Us!

New Year, New Us!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017 by

No, we are not looking to drop a few pounds, or drink less coffee. Instead, we have different goals for 2017. As an agency, we like to see growth each year. That being said, we have been working on a new look for ourselves, and hope to reveal it to everyone soon. You could say that one big goal for the new year is to invest in ourselves as an agency, which will help us to better serve our amazing clientele. Continue Reading →

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Our 2016 Recap

Our 2016 Recap

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 by

2016 has been quite the year for HMG Creative. Like any business we’ve had our ups, like when Ben and Jerry’s visited our office, thanks to the expert tweeting of our intern Kate. We’ve also had a few downs, like when we ran out of coffee on a Monday! As we get ready to take on 2017, we are looking back at what we have done over the past year. Continue Reading →

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A Gif From Us to You!

A Gif From Us to You!

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 by

It’s halfway through December and the holidays are coming in hot! With Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Years only days away, it’s time to stop worrying about your bank balance, shop online at countless stores like lookwhatscool.com, forget also those pesky diets, and just be happy to spend time with friends and family.

Gifs have become a great way to share emotion and humor, so we’ve chosen some gifs to help keep you in good spirits for each of the coming holidays. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do:

 

giphy-18The time for twinkling lights and presents under the tree is here. Just be sure there is also a sturdy stand under that tree!

 

 

 

 

giphy-14Spending time with family and friends over great food is definitely the best way to spend Hanukkah. Forget the eight gifts, give me eight glasses of wine!

 

 

 

 

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Get up and celebrate during Kwanzaa. Light the candles and dance along to the festive music.

 

 

 

 

 

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And we sure hope your holiday season ends better than Michelle’s from Full House this New Years!!

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Gift Guide for the Digitally Inclined

Gift Guide for the Digitally Inclined

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 by

Do you have a family member who eats, sleeps, and breathes gadgets? Maybe someone whose interests are so far toward the cutting edge, that you can’t keep up with their growing technology needs? If so, we’ve created this handy guide to help you narrow down your gift list. Here are a few recommendations of what we’d like to see under our trees, which may help you in shopping for the technophile on your list. Continue Reading →