Open Position: Strategy Producer

Collaborate with a super-fun group of designers, developers, and strategists at a small (18 person) agency located in SE Portland. At Murmur Creative, we’re obsessed with helping our clients grow and giving back to our employees, community, and planet. We are a certified B-Corp. Currently, we are all working remote and expect this to continue…

Open Position: Summer Strategy Intern

Strategy Intern Join Murmur Creative as our new Strategy Intern, and work with a super-fun group of strategists, designers, and developers. We are a close knit (18 person) branding and web design agency located in SE Portland. Currently our whole team is working remotely, and this will continue for the foreseeable future until it is…

Intuitive SEO Copywriting

While SEO can sometimes seem like technical wizardry that only the high-ordained Masters of the Google-verse can succeed at, SEO copywriting is really not that hard. Once you have the basics you can easily start implementing SEO strategies in everything you write for the web. This article contains more than enough SEO copywriting tips to…

Introducing Our New Branding

The Cobbler’s Dilemma Here at Murmur we’ve got some dirty laundry to air. We’re embarrassed to admit we’ve been running with the same branding since we were a little 5-person operation, almost 5 years ago. We recommend that our clients evaluate their branding every few years to make sure their organization’s visual identity is still…

We Won The AMA MAX Best Branding Award For Cascade Brewing!

We’re pretty busy around here at Murmur Creative, so we don’t have a lot of time to submit our work for awards. The exception is the American Marketing Association’s MAX awards. Every year, the Portland chapter of the American Marketing Association hosts the AMA MAX Awards to honor creative work from across the Pacific Northwest…

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Our Best 404 Error Pages

At Murmur Creative, the user experience is paramount. For this reason, we always put extra care into every page of the sites we design—even pages that people rarely see. A perfect example is the 404 page. Mistyping a URL or clicking on a broken link can be a negative user experience. And while we can’t keep…

Miranda Schmidt Content Strategist

Introducing Miranda!

Miranda is the newest addition to the Murmur team (and boy are we lucky to have her!). She bowled us over in her interview and continues to impress us with her wordsmithery, smarts, and unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Let’s learn a little bit about what makes her tick! So you were an English professor before…

Murmur Camping Trip 2017

Murmur Camp: Our 2017 Camping Adventure

Every summer Murmur heads out into the domestic-wild with our tents and sleeping bags for a weekend of sun, BBQ, family, and no cell phone reception. It’s a wonderful way to reset, relax, and enjoy each other without the deadlines, meetings, and everyday stress of agency life. It’s an opportunity for us to connect, not…

Murmur Creative Careers

Freelance Web Designer

Collaborate with a super-fun group of designers, developers, and marketing folks to work on local and national brands. We’re looking to develop a relationship with an experienced freelance web designer with UI/UX chops. We’re a small team and when our plate gets full we’d like the ability to augment our capabilities with a talented freelancer.…

[Podcast] The Story of Murmur Creative – Part 3

Did Murmur Creative reach its 2016 goal of a million dollars? What trials and tribulations did the agency face during the year? What did they learn? What lies ahead for Murmur in 2017? In this Creative Agency Podcast year end review episode, Chris and Andrew Bolton discuss what happened in 2016. They talk about taking on bigger projects, outgrowing…

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Design Week Portland is Coming to Washington High

1982 was a great year in American history. Gato Del Sol Cougar II won the Kentucky Derby (Laser Light Majestic Light came in second), the world was introduced to Madonna, “Noid” was a legitimate insult, MJ released Thriller (still the best selling album of all time), and E.T., Blade Runner, Fast Times at Ridgemont High,…

Murmur’s Mary Nichols Featured on Agencies Drinking Beer

Here at Murmur Creative we’re big fans of the podcast Agencies Drinking Beer. After all, it features two of our favorite things in the whole wide world: agency talk and beer! The good folks that host Agencies Drinking Beer hail from Halifax, Canada and also happen to be the creators of a software solution for agencies called…

Chris Bolton and Andrew Bolton

[Podcast] The Story of Murmur Creative

In early 2016 Murmur Creative launched The Creative Agency Podcast, a podcast conceived to explore how creative agencies work and grow. Having published a handful of successful interviews, we decided to turn the mic on ourselves and share our story. In this episode Chris Bolton interviews his brother, Andrew Bolton, owner of Murmur Creative. Andrew…

10 Website Optimizations for 2016

No more excuses. Your website impacts how people perceive your business. Most importantly, it affects your bottom line. Investing in your website in 2016 can-and-will improve the profitability of your business. Here’s 10 important ways to improve the effectiveness of your website in 2016 and beyond: 1. Logo Refresh It might seem strange in a…

Introducing the Creative Agency Podcast

 We’re very excited to announce a brand new Murmur Creative project, The Creative Agency Podcast. The Creative Agency Podcast is a business and marketing podcast that focuses on creative agencies, how they function, grow, fail, and find success. We’ll be interviewing entrepreneurs and professionals who work in the creative industries. Our first batch of episodes will…