Instagram for Small Business: Getting Started

You’re on it. Your kids are on it. We’re all on Instagram. But does your business or brand need to be on it too? That’s the big question haunting a lot of mini-op retailers, small-budget marketers, and DIY brand advocates these days. Surely, with over 400 million active users, Instagram is a dynamic social media…
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Murmur's lost lake camping trip

Murmur’s Annual Lost Lake Adventure

As a bright, beluga of a moon rose over the south end of Lost Lake, setting the north end skyline ablaze with evening light, members of our team rowed out to the middle of the lake to take in the colors of dusk. It was the second night of Murmur Creative’s annual camping trip retreat…
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A (Prom) Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

On Saturday night, we had the time of our lives. We’d never felt that way before. And we swear, it’s the truth. And we owe it all to youuuuuuu. duuuduuud-nayyyaaa duuuduuud-nayyyaaaaa. But seriously. We had a themed dance party in our office at the Washington High Building in collaboration with Design Week Portland’s opening night….
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Murmur Creative's Having an 80's Prom

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,…
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Introducing Kate

We are very happy to announce the most recent addition to our team, Kate Medred. Kate is an amazing writer and a digital marketing mastermind. She’s also super friendly and fun to hang out with. Yup. We struck gold! In order to get to know Kate better we decided to ask her some hard-hitting questions….
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Mary Nichols Interview Proposify

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Mary Nichols Marketing Award

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…
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Oregonians: Prepare for the Great Funyun Shortage 1

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…
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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…
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