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How to Make Design More Than Just a Decoration

A picture is worth a thousand words—but sometimes having a few actual words helps that picture say more. We asked our design and content experts to share their insight into how creatives can accomplish grammatically correct yet attention-grabbing copy and stimulating design.

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Six More Wins for SLS

Our brand-new workspace is amazing. We even have a wall dedicated to displaying all the creative awards Street Level Studio has won this year. That’s a good thing, because we just received six more nods from the 2019 MarCom Awards—one of the world’s largest, oldest, and most prestigious industry competitions.

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What’s Behind the Design?

Discover what went on behind the design of Street Level Studio’s award-winning out-of-home media project—the intricate new street-pole banner system we created for the City of Highwood. Managing the challenging logistics proved we’re not just creative, we’ve got serious execution skills, too.

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5 Tradeshow Tips and Surprising Statistics

For years, Street Level Studio has worked to create impressive tradeshow booths that showcase industry-leading solutions. We’ve designed and produced an amazing array of graphic elements, signage, giveaways, posters, environments, and more. And along the way, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to make the most out of exhibiting successfully.

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Is In-Housing a Threat?

To some industry watchers, the fact that more big brands are bringing their creative, marketing, and advertising functions in-house signals the impending demise of outside creative agencies. We beg to differ. As does Matt Fiskness, COO of Adswerve and a leading media expert.

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SLS Wins Digital and Video Marketing Awards

Congratulations to our entire creative team for winning eight coveted honors in two recent international competitions—the 2019 Videographer Awards for outstanding achievement in video and digital production skills and the 2019 dotCOMM Awards for excellence in web creativity and digital communication. Administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, each competition attracted entries from creative agencies and talented individuals in the US, Canada, and at least a dozen other countries. See the award-winning videos for yourself!

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Out to Launch: Creating New Product Buzz with Video

There’s no denying video marketing gets noticed. It’s an integral part of any modern marketing strategy we create. We put video to the test by producing a creative video to help one of our clients launch a new product. Take a look at this sneak peek of the award-winning video!

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Email Marketing 101

There’s a new message in your inbox. Have you read it yet? The flood of emails people receive every day makes it harder for your messages to stand out. Take a look at four essentials your emails need to effectively engage your audience.

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Summer on the Street

We’re celebrating the solstice Street Level Studio style! Join the fun by seeing if you can spot how we’ve replaced “business as usual” with some summertime shenanigans. And let us know how you’re celebrating summer and taking your business, your brand, and your marketing messages to the street!

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There’s Big Value in Small Businesses

Richard Branson once said, “A big business starts out small.” His statement undoubtedly was intended to inspire but, between the lines, it also seems to imply that everyone’s goal is to be a “big business.” At Street Level Studio, we respectfully disagree. There’s a great deal of inherent worth in starting and sustaining a small business that delivers “big” on its mission.

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