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Dec 05 2019

The “Future” of Instagram: Who Likes It?

If you’re keeping up with the wild world of social media, you may have heard about Instagram testing hidden “likes” in select countries earlier this year. It seems our friends at the photo sharing platform liked what they saw (pun very much intended) enough to extend testing into the United States market. If you haven’t […]

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Nov 21 2019

Get That “Yes”: Your Customer’s Journey Starts With Content

For a lot of people, the web seems like weird tech magic—you create something out of bits and bytes, and it somehow generates sales, right? For organizations redesigning their websites, the “process” might look like this: Build new website and launch it. …???… Profit! Sounds pretty easy, right? Not so, friends. An updated design isn’t […]

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Nov 07 2019

Is It Time to Give Up on Facebook?

I’d wager a guess that many of us spend more time on social media sites than we’re willing to admit publicly. Don’t worry; I’m not here to judge! If anything, I’m here to gently remind you, my small business owner friend, to use social media more to your advantage. According to the Pew Research Center, […]

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Sep 11 2019

Cascadia Blade Works puts an end to dull moments with sharp tools

One of the real joys of our work is bringing an exciting venture to life, and Cascadia Blade Works has excitement going for them in spades. Connecting with them was a learning experience not only in the technicalities of blade sharpening, but also in the power of connecting with your values, and following the path […]

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Sep 03 2019

Join us as our next Project Manager!

We’re hiring! We’re seeking a badass project manager for the creative industry, particularly in the area of branding and web design. It’s currently a part-time role, but it’s growing into a larger time commitment–the more you bring to the role, the better it is for all of us! We’d be a great fit for each […]

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Aug 28 2019

How to Scale for Your Audience and Your Own Team

HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response is a non-profit organization that trains comfort dogs and animal handler response teams, and sends their specially-trained teams to provide emotional support in the wake of crisis events. HOPE has a long history of serving the community, and they’ve grown into a seven-region organization with volunteers nationwide. When we connected with […]

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Listen and Question
Jul 16 2019

Does Your Brand Need to Be More… Selfish?

Yeah, I’m saying it: folks aren’t selfish enough with their brands. That’s especially true when they’re creating branding for a small business. Businesses, by nature, have their eyes on the bottom line: quarterly revenue, conversions, ROI, blah blah blah… You’ve probably heard all the buzzwords, acronyms and then some. A certain amount of that is […]

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Gilbert Baker, creator of the Rainbow Pride Flag
Jun 20 2019

More Than Rainbows: The Story of the Pride Flag

When you spot a rainbow flag when you’re out and about (pun very much intended), you might safely assume you’re in the midst of LGBTQ community. However, have you stopped to consider how the rainbow became the ubiquitous symbol for pride? A self-described “geeky kid from Kansas,” Gilbert Baker made his way to San Francisco […]

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May 14 2019

More Joy, Less Stress: Decluttering Your Digital Space

Spring is traditionally the time of year for cleaning up and clearing out. We awaken from longer nights and cooler temperatures to more energy and more drive to get things done. We feel the urge to clear space for this newfound energy and drive. We clean up yards and gardens to encourage new growth; we […]

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Apr 23 2019

The Story Behind The Rebrand

If you’ve been following Upswept Creative for some time, you’ve likely noticed things look a bit different these days. Don’t fret – our purpose and mission haven’t changed; just our brand identity! Let’s be real, though: it’s not just a brand identity. It’s a first impression, an aesthetic, a mood, a visual representation of what […]

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