We're Finalists for the national Best Design Awards!

Posted by Dallen Clark on Aug 12, 2019 8:07:06 PM

We've proven that even a small Southland design and marketing studio has what it takes to play with the big boys. 

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Topics: Business, Advertising

What's in a company name?

Posted by Dallen Clark on Aug 1, 2019 4:30:00 PM

Think of some of the biggest names in the corporate world today. Disney. Apple. Nike. Amazon. Google. They aren’t confused with competitors or companies with similar names. The names are iconic and recognised by practically anyone with an internet connection.  

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Topics: Business, Marketing, Advertising

How much does a good logo cost?

Posted by Dallen Clark on Jun 28, 2019 12:06:06 PM

How much will your logo cost? It’s a question we get a lot here at Back9. The short answer is, it depends. A lot. Very helpful, we know. So what about the long answer? What does it depend on?

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Topics: Business, Marketing, Advertising, brand

Stock vs Original Photos: Can You See the Difference?

Posted by Dallen Clark on May 25, 2019 4:58:20 PM

 Everyone has come across stock photos while looking at websites, even if they didn't know the term. Stock photos are professional pictures that are taken by a large company. The company then sells you the license to use the image for commercial use so that you can use it freely to promote your website. Usually, it comes out to a few dollars per image and they're generally high quality. 

Sounds like a sweet deal. 

But stock photos aren't ideal and come with a set of issues that you can't avoid.  For the best results, we recommend hiring a professional photographer to do a photo shoot--read here for more about all the benefits of using professional photos for your business. We're going to go over 3  major issues of using stock photos in this post that you should be aware of and why you should take stock of your photos and use original, high-quality photography whenever possible. Be original; be yourself! 

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Topics: Marketing, Advertising, Photography

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