Put down your smartphone and pick up a crayon

Published on June 7, 2012

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, companies such as Facebook are encouraging their employees to put down the smartphone and pick up a crayon. Here are a few examples of the fun and creativity that visual note-taking can bring to your next brainstorming session.

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Community bank marketing cashes in on big-bank backlash

Published on April 25, 2012

A few weeks back our client, River City Bank, was featured in the Sacramento Business Journal for the “New Yorker Campaign” that I’m proud to say, Merlot Marketing developed. Of course, we need to brag a little. We are thrilled to announce that Merlot Marketing has been recognized by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) regionally with an ADDY and recently received an ADDY for the district, which includes Northern California and Northern Nevada. The campaign is now on its way to the National ADDY awards in Washington D.C.!

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