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    Apr
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    Michigan has become fairly well known for its craft beer boom over the last decade. Not only is our land great for growing hops, but there has also been a renewed interest in creative, thoughtful brews. While companies like Dark Horse, Founders, and Bells are leading the way, there are…

  • 09
    Apr
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    Murals have always been part of the urban landscape. In the era of social media, hiring a muralist to decorate the outside of a building might even give a small business a marketing boost. However, last week, reports of a court case involving Mercedes-Benz and a local artist brought up…

  • 28
    Mar
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    As mediums for advertising change, so do the products. The materials that vehicle wraps use are becoming more advanced, a fact that was focused on in a class we recently hosted for our fellow sign makers. The sign making industry prides itself on its professional results, so we thought we…

  • 21
    Mar
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    Targeted ads seem to be the future of marketing. However, they come at a cost: our privacy. Recently, Reuters reported on Project OAR, a media conglomerate including TV manufacturers, television networks, and tech companies who plan on integrating targeted ads with Wi-Fi enabled smart TVs. This potential new advancement brings…

  • 14
    Mar
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    Anheuser-Busch has been simultaneously firing shots and spreading messages of equality with various ad campaigns in 2019. A large company like this has to do a lot of PR to stay relevant and maintain an edge against their competition. However, Michigan craft beer brewers are weighing in, and they’re being…

  • 07
    Mar
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    Regardless of where one falls on the political spectrum, we should all agree on one thing: Elections should be fair. This month, an incident occurred in Metro Detroit that undermined this tenant. Because there is a lot going on politically with the following story, we will stay away from some…

  • 28
    Feb
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    Marion County, Indiana, is the largest county in the state and includes Indianapolis. The county’s size is relevant when considering the decision that was made there this week: The City-County Council voted to ban digital billboards. While this was seen as a huge win for locals, regional advertising companies argue…

  • 20
    Feb
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    As sign makers, we’re discovering innovative uses for our products all the time. A lot of interesting ideas come from our customers and the designers that work for them. For example, the work we did for Emo Trans last year. While installing window graphics for Barton Malow, a building contractor…

  • 13
    Feb
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    There are numerous historic buildings in Detroit, but those buildings are not always in use. Some of them have been foreclosed while others are being demolished to make way for newer projects. However, renovating, reopening, or reinventing a building is a way to give new generations the chance to experience…

  • 31
    Jan
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    According to WKYC, it currently costs about $5 million for a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl. This cost is so high mostly because the Super Bowl is one of the most-watched televised events in the US. While the ads that run year after year aim to be outlandish and…

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