content-marketing_sharing-is-caring

03/31/2014

By Cyndi

Content Marketing: Sharing is Caring

  Today, we live in a world where we can share more content with more people, faster than we have ever been able to before. Let’s be honest – a huge reason we share content isn’t just because it may be awesome, but also because we want to engage with other people. The use of social networks has made this task easier than ever and has fostered the idea of group mentality. We are able to learn from and in return be...

Getting-Up-Close-and-Personal-with-Instagram

03/05/2014

By Cyndi

Getting Up Close and Personal with Instagram

It would seem that Aladdin wasn’t the only one wanting to show someone the world. People are constantly sharing pictures of cool things they’ve done, places they’ve traveled to or wished they could go with the insanely popular, picture taking app, Instagram. With the use of Instagram it’s easy to catch a glimpse into someone’s life and see the world through his or her eyes – oftentimes giving you a new perspective....

4_Tips_For_Avoiding_Social_Media_Blunders

02/21/2014

By Cyndi

Social Media: Not Always a Class Act

Have you ever sent a message to someone it wasn’t intended for and may in fact actually have been about that person? I hate to admit this, but I have done that not...

Branding, Social Media Marketing
squarespace-logo

02/07/2014

By Sam

Squarespace Logo: Merely a Tool, Not a Solution

  Last month, Squarespace, a mobile-ready web design template platform (with an emphasis on good design), unveiled a new tool. It’s called Squarespace Logo,...

Branding, Design
facebook

02/04/2014

By Cyndi

Facebook decline? Happy Birthday anyway

Happy 10th Birthday Facebook! Over the years the social media giant has been a part of my life as much as exercising and eating. More loved than exercising, but less...

Social Media Marketing
social-media-variety

01/31/2014

By Braden

Variety: February and Social Media’s Common Ground

Oftentimes, February receives a terrible rap. Many people speak of the February blues, or an “endless” winter. Many might believe that it’s cold, dark, and...

Branding, Social Media Marketing
your-special-sauce

01/29/2014

By Lee

Build Your Brand – Find Your Special Sauce

At Jibe we often talk about the milk and meat of marketing. These fundamental marketing provisions often entail knowing your audience, following a proven strategy,...

Branding
the-cyclical-nature-of-design-trends

01/21/2014

By Sam

The Cyclical Nature of Design Trends

This past weekend I went to see Spike Jonze’s her, a film about a man who, recently-separated from his wife, falls in love with his newly purchased operating system—OS1....

Design
2014-Marketing

01/17/2014

By Cyndi

2014 Marketing: A Lesson from Shel Silverstein

Do you remember the book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein? Well, if not, spoiler alert, it’s the one where a tree gives away everything it has–from its...

Integrated Marketing
2013-Marketing-Review

01/14/2014

By Greg

Your 2013 Marketing Trends

By almost any measure, 2013 was an interesting year. Jennifer Lawrence tripped at the Oscars, Justin Bieber’s pet monkey was confiscated, and Miley Cyrus swung into...

Advertising, Inbound Marketing, Integrated Marketing
Best-Sites-for-Design-Inspiration

01/11/2014

By Elise

The Best of the Best for Design Inspiration

I’m doing something a bit different today. Instead of passing along advice or design information, I’ve decided to let you, the reader, take the wheel and...

Design
brand-influence

01/09/2014

By Lee

BE Something: The Importance of Brand Influence

What’s the most important thing for your business? Revenue. Peter Drucker, famous management consultant, said, “A business exists to create a customer.” If you...

Branding
instagram-dos-and-donts-for-business

12/20/2013

By Braden

Instagram Do’s and Don’ts for Your Business

By now, you probably understand that it’s important (maybe even crucial) for your business to have a Facebook page, a Twitter account, or a LinkedIn profile. You’re...

Social Media Marketing
5-must-haves-of-successful-email-campaign

12/17/2013

By Joel

The 5 Must Have’s of a Successful Email Campaign

Let’s face it. It’s getting harder and harder for an email to be an effective tool for a successful marketing campaign. Most of us do everything we can...

Advertising, Integrated Marketing
Creating Design Opportunities

12/12/2013

By Elise

Creating Design Opportunities: Your Choice & Attitude

I used to be a whiner–a really good whiner. Lessons, choirs, school dances, pretty much anything that didn’t include cartoon network or video games was thoroughly...

Design
the-language-of-color

12/03/2013

By Sam

The Language of Color and Visual Identity

Recently, Jibe had the pleasure of presenting logo color concepts for a new brand we’re helping to develop. In one of our discussions with the client, we covered...

Branding, Design
Direct-Response-Marketing

11/27/2013

By Greg

Direct Response Marketing: More Than JUST Infomercials

Take a quick look around your house.  Do you have a blanket with sleeves, an oscillating office chair, or a can of spray-on hair?  If so, you’ve probably been...

Integrated Marketing
10-ways-to-be-a-better-designer

11/21/2013

By Sam

10 Ways to Be a Better Designer

Design is a sophisticated machine—structured by rules and yet judged by its creativity; informed by history, but always redefining the cutting-edge. And if you’re...

Design
3-Social-Media-Do-or-Dies

10/18/2013

By

3 Social Media Do or Dies

Superman has kryptonite, werewolves have the silver bullet, baseball players have grand slams, and doctors have the cure-all. There are a lot of terms we use in our...

Social Media Marketing
Why-Youre-Not-Getting-Facebook-Likes

10/17/2013

By Bethany

Why You’re Not Getting Facebook Likes

Listen up. This is your target Facebook audience speaking and I want to be heard. You’d be wise to pay attention if you truly want to connect, and start getting...

Social Media Marketing
5-Steps-to-Write-Great-Copy

10/15/2013

By Whitney

5 Steps to Write Great Copy

“ICE CREEEEEAM!!” That’s what I would scream at my parents when I wanted, well, ice cream. Needless to say, I didn’t get any that way. As I got a little older...

Copywriting
Google-ads

10/12/2013

By Whitney

Google’s New Ad Policy: Shared Endorsements are Your Posts

I remember the good ol’ days. It was 2006 and when I logged into Facebook (the only social profile I had), there was a “Top Friends” grid in the column to the...

Advertising, Social Media Marketing
art-of-engagement

10/11/2013

By Bethany

The Art Of Social Media Engagement Through Video

Have you ever watched an artist at work? At first their brushstrokes may seem haphazard and chaotic, but slowly the lines and shapes come to life and a masterpiece...

Social Media Marketing
Windows-8.1

10/10/2013

By David

Will Windows Deliver with Version 8.1?

When Microsoft shipped Windows 8, many users were disappointed, some even furious, with the way that the operating system seemed to try and force a modern tablet style...

Interactive
the-power-of-twitter

10/09/2013

By Cheryl

5 Twitter Stats (Plus Some Tips) That Will Blow Your Mind

I remember when I first heard about Twitter. The whole concept confused me. Only 140 characters to share an update? I wondered why anyone would ever want or need to...

Social Media Marketing
SnapchatStories

10/05/2013

By Whitney

Oh Snap! Snapchat Gets Stories and Ads?

I love a good ugly selfie. You know, the photos that you take of yourself and send to friends in hopes of receiving a “Bhahaha,” laughing/crying face emoji,...

Advertising, Social Media Marketing
If-You-Were-a-Social-Media-Site

10/04/2013

By Bethany

Social Media Networks – Which One Are You?

I’m Pinterest Not because I’m crafty and love to try new recipes (unless you consider a couple minutes in the microwave cooking), but because I love refining my...

Social Media Marketing
Pinterest-Instagram-Banner-Ads

10/02/2013

By Cheryl

Pinterest and Instagram: The Birth of Banner Ads

Launching a new social media site is kind of like having a baby (stick with me). There is no way to know from the beginning what the site is going to be like when...

Advertising, Social Media Marketing
marketing-to-millennials

09/30/2013

By Whitney

Marketing to Millennials: Part One – Understanding Generation Y

Friday was a rather blustery day here in the SLC. It called for a jacket and some great fall fashion. So I slipped on my oxfords, argyle socks, and long tweed riding...

Inbound Marketing, Social Media Marketing
Social-Media-Marketing-B2B

09/26/2013

By Cheryl

Social Media Marketing: B2B – A Client Case Study

Let’s pretend that you’re the marketing director for Starbucks, and your latest task is to develop a social media campaign to promote your company’s fair trade...

Inbound Marketing, Social Media Marketing
how-to-build-a-webpage

09/23/2013

By Joel

How to Build a Webpage

Some of you out there have great ideas for businesses, but don’t have a dime to shell out for a website. It happens to the best of us. So while you’re saving your...

Interactive
Boring-Topic,-Interesting-Content

09/18/2013

By Cheryl

How to Turn a Boring Topic into Interesting Content

So your name comes up to write the next company or ad agency blog post. You’re pumped because last time you wrote about your interpretation of the marketing techniques...

Copywriting, Inbound Marketing
6-Ads-That-Will-Inspire-You-to-Be-a-Better-Person

09/14/2013

By Whitney

6 Ads That Will Inspire You to Be a Better Person

1. “Made of More” – Guinness Typically, when we think of beer commercials, we think of the iconic Budweiser Frogs, girls in scantily clad attire, and “guy”...

Advertising
youtube101-part2

09/12/2013

By Bethany

YouTube 101: Part 2

YouTube 101: How to Engage Engagement is a form of commitment. That may be a no-brainer if you’re looking at engagement as a precursor to marriage, but I’m talking...

Integrated Marketing
social-storytelling

08/30/2013

By Whitney

The Moral of the Story – Storytelling for Content Marketing

It was early. It was Monday. It was hot. I had been on a train for eight hours before I finally stepped off the platform into Praha Hlavní Nádraží—that’s Prague’s...

Inbound Marketing, Social Media Marketing
Utilizing-YouTube-with-Motion-Graphics

By Elise

How to Capitalize on YouTube with Motion Graphics

In one of our latest posts, YouTube 101, we discussed why, when, and how to use the video sharing platform. We also noted that the video powerhouse is the “second...

Design
Guest-Blogging

08/28/2013

By Cheryl

Pros and Cons of Guest Bloggers

My husband and I were watching an interchangeable Tom Cruise movie last night where one of the clues to catching the bad guy was a fingerprint on a quarter. As they...

Copywriting, Inbound Marketing
youtube101

08/26/2013

By Bethany

YouTube 101

Have you seen the Gangnam Style music video? How about Justin Beiber’s song “Baby” with Ludacris? No? Then you probably have been living in YouTube oblivion...

Integrated Marketing
5-Benefits-of-LinkedIn-Sponsored-Updates

08/23/2013

By Cheryl

5 Benefits of LinkedIn Sponsored Updates

As advertisers and marketers we are all familiar with the concept of promoted social media posts—mainly on Facebook and Twitter. But now, there’s another social...

Inbound Marketing, Social Media Marketing
Dont-forget-to-sketch

08/22/2013

By Sam

Sketching – The Designer’s First Step

Children are inherently creative. From a very young age, we are introduced to Crayola’s jumbo crayons, endless jars of Play-Doh, and the ever-popular macaroni art....

Design
wordpress-pros

08/21/2013

By Bethany

Why Use WordPress?

Know WordPress? No? Well, let us introduce you. You won’t meet a more personable blogging tool or CMS out there. And here are four reasons why: Simple Pleasures...

Interactive
IG-Business_Main

08/20/2013

By Whitney

9 Ways to Use Instagram for Business

There is something completely untouchable about a photo. Photos take us to places we’ll never go, allow us to come face to face with people we’ll never meet, and...

Integrated Marketing, Social Media Marketing

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