Small Towns and Chambers of Commerce: The Hardest, Most Rewarding Service for Cultivating Community, Visitors Bureaus, and Economic Development

Small Towns and Chambers of Commerce: The Hardest, Most Rewarding Service for Cultivating Community, Visitors Bureaus, and Economic Development

Here’s what people from cities, even cities of 50,000 residents, don’t understand about small towns–actual small towns. Public transportation, what’s that?  Most small towns are rural. They don’t have public transportation. The closest thing they have to public transportation is what’s now known as Uber but without the app. A person calls someone who lives…

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Beaver Builder, Meet Shannon

Shannon Communications website design

I’ve been working on a new site design and build for Shannon Communications, a branding and communications consultancy here in San Antonio. This site is an expression of the brand she’s built, but it’s also an expression of everything I love to, for whom, and learning and applying what I’ve learned. I’ve had an ongoing…

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Case Study: The Ivan Foundation

Ivan the Gorilla dot com website mockup on an iPad

By Robert Nissenbaum, TSO Media My First Interaction With Ivan At the entrance of the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington is a sculpture of a Gorilla. I remember wondering why it was there. It seemed odd, out of place. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium does not exhibit gorillas – and they have…

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Case Study: Orphans of War Website Redesign

photo of Orphans of War Website on a desktop, laptop, and tablet display

TSO Media was already working on plans for a website redesign for Orphans of War when their website was hacked. Plus, they didn’t have backup systems in place. It was all lost. The good news is that because they were already working on new content with TSO Media, they took advantage of the otherwise bad…

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Website Redesign Case Study: Bridget Willard

Bridget Willard website hero image

WordPress Website for BridgetWillard.com Read also Bridget’s case study on the need and process for the redesign Before Bridget contacted me, her site looked like what you’ll see in the video below. In it Jocelyn Mozak (Mozak Design) gives some helpful feedback for design, function, and voice/perspective. Of course, all of this is assuming Bridget’s…

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Evolution of a Logo: Mozak Design

Mozak Design logo mockup

In November I finally met Jocelyn Mozak in person after connecting with her on social media a few months earlier. We were both speaking at WordCamp Seattle. Little did I know when I first met her that we were speaking on the same topic. When I realized it, I was concerned. ‘Oh, no! People might…

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