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…

Our Newest Murmette: Renee Dimalla

We’re very excited to welcome Renee Dimalla to the Murmur team! She’s a fantastic designer, her logo skills are top-notch, and her illustrations are gorgeous. And she’s really nice and great to work with too! We feel pretty darn lucky to have her on board. Want to get to know Renee a little better? So…

Introducing the Newest Member of Team Murmur

Murmur Creative is growing and we’re excited to welcome Ben Bateman to the team. Ben is a WordPress wiz with an analytical brain and a super-friendly disposition. Be sure to say “hi” next time you drop by Murmur HQ. Want to get to know Ben a little better? So do we! So we asked him…

A Big Welcome to Our Newest Clients!

One of the best things about working at Murmur Creative is getting to know so many interesting businesses and the entrepreneurs behind them. Each new client we partner with brings new challenges, learning opportunities, and potential for both personal and professional growth. We’d like to offer a big thank you to all of the clients…

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…