And the Award Goes to . . . 1

And the Award Goes to . . .


We’re proud to announce that Murmur Creative has won the 2015 prize for Best Rebrand by the American Marketing Association’s MAX Awards. We won for our rebrand of the American Lamb Board, a project which included logo design, print materials, a new website, infographics, SEO strategy, and more.

This category was the most competitive at the MAX Awards and we were up against some incredibly talented Portland design agencies.

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Photos From Love Bomb 2015

What a par-tay!

As you can see in the pictures below, this year’s Love Bomb event was a smashing success. Thanks to everyone who attended for joining Murmur Creative (and all the other amazing businesses and entrepreneurs) who came to network and support a good cause.

This year we raised money and awareness for Street Roots, an organization that creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual social change.

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Murmur’s Mary Nichols Takes Home The Prize

You probably know Murmur’s account director, the unflappable Mary Nichols. If you don’t, you probably will soon. That’s how Mary works. She’s a marketing and networking powerhouse and that’s exactly what the judges thought at the American Marketing Association’s MAX Awards.

We’re proud to announce that Mary Nichols won the 2015 “Master of Marketing” Award at the MAX Awards. A panel of judges chose the nominee they felt exemplified marketing at the highest level.

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Oregonians: Prepare for the Great Funyun Shortage

As of today, recreational marijuana will officially be legal in Oregon. And while Oregonians have been in heated debate over the consequences of ending the prohibition of marijuana, I’d like to address a much more pressing issue: Will there be enough Funyuns? Has anyone even looked into this? Have we all become too complacent with the idea that Funyuns will always be widely available—whenever we have the craving?

Imagine standing in-line at your local 7–11, you reach down to select a grab-bag sized package of delicious onion-shaped corn rings and low-and-behold: nothing! It’s literally inconceivable.

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[Infographic] Old SEO vs New SEO

SEO is constantly changing. For this reason it’s easy for clients and marketers to get confused about what techniques, strategies, and practices are helpful and worth investing in and which are no longer useful or worthwhile. This infographic does a pretty good job of showing the difference between new SEO and old SEO.

Warning: if you’re paying for or practicing “old SEO” you’re wasting your time and money.

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Murmur is Hiring a Front End Developer

Hi, we’re a small creative agency with an awesome team and a relaxed work environment. We’re looking for a freelance developer to help us with our growing backlog of responsive WordPress website development. This is work as-needed but it could develop into a full-time position over time. (We currently have work which can begin immediately.)

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The Genius of Laughing Planet’s Bad Yelp Review T-Shirt

Our client, Laughing Planet Cafe is a highly successful healthy burrito shop in Portland, OR. We love their food and quirky humor (especially the brand refresh and totally awesome website we designed for them). We’re often impressed with the bold and often silly marketing campaigns they come up with. One of these being the “Bad Yelp Review T-Shirt” which they sell on their website here.

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Portland Branding & Marketing Presentation

Murmur Creative was thrilled for the opportunity to present this marketing and branding presentation to a Brazilian delegation of business owners that visited Portland recently. The delegation was being hosted by Portland’s first lady Nancy Hales. The presentation went well and it was great to meet so many talented and passionate entrepreneurs from Brazil. We hope to have the opportunity to work with some of them in the future!

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Get your portland design business listed for free!

There’s a new designer directory in town, and you can get listed for free (we did). It’s the Portland Design Directory. It’s nice to see another resource for designers in the Portland area. Being SEO minded it’s also great to get listed in as many local directories as we can–especially those that are design-related. The directory is for all kinds of designers (website, furniture, architecture, fashion, etc) so hopefully it will be a cool resource for people seeking design of all kinds. It just launched and so the directory is still pretty small. But that means we get front page placement. Yeah baby.

The website has a free listing that lasts 2 years or a paid listing that’s $40 and allows you to promote your listing on the front page.

Do you know of any design directories you’s like suggest? Let us know in the comments below!