When it comes to hiring an out-of-house marketing agency, the last thing that you want to do is pick the wrong one. While there are a lot of great resources online to help you find the perfect match, even the world-wide web can’t tell you the best fit for your specific company. The best way to ensure you’re picking the right agency addition for your team is with good ol’ fashioned conversation. Continue Reading →
Posted on Jul 12, 2019 by Da Jin Kim
Posted on May 28, 2019 by John Paulsen
Initially, we titled this article “Vision vs. Mission” to clarify the difference between an organization’s mission to accomplish something and its vision to make an impact. The final title, as you may have already noticed, lost the word “versus.” Strategically, we want to demonstrate that while mission and vision are two different thoughts, they are by no means competing. One has a more in-depth focus than the other, but the two work in tandem.
Posted on Nov 21, 2017 by Anna Vehslage
The holiday rush is officially here and our schedules are about to amp up. All the shopping, cooking, decorating, and even some parties are sure to keep us busy for the next couple of months. With all the hustle and bustle of the season, it is important to take a step back and remember the true spirit of the holidays. We were able to catch up with some of our team here at HMG Creative and had them reflect on what they are thankful for, at work and at home.
Posted on Mar 28, 2017 by Alyssa Zucker
A strong relationship between client and agency is vital to creating the best possible work. In order to foster an honest, transparent working relationship, you should come to the table prepared and ready to discuss the needs and fundamental values that make up your brand.
In truly collaborative working relationships, no party is left in the dark. You should be made aware as new milestones are reached in the creative process, have opportunities to provide feedback, and have reasonable expectations set by the agency. In order to build long lasting relationships, there should be a healthy, back-and-forth flow of communication, with very little uncertainty. It is better to plainly explain what you mean again and again, than to assume you were understood.