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you’ve entered area 15…a space designed for Fifteen4 news, advice, commentary, storytelling, and cryptozoological sightings. Here is where we keep all the content that gives you a clearer picture of who we are, what we do, and they many ways to tell a brand story, without resorting to buzzwords like “data-driven paradigm shift” or “brand story.”

Direct to Consumer

This one's about: Premium frying pans that come in soothing earthy colors, Ginsu knives, the Ron Popeil revolution, and snake oil. The allure and wonder of direct-to-consumer products. Are vegan gummies going to fix your anxiety? What about artisanal distilled...

Direct to Consumer

Direct to Consumer

This one's about: Premium frying pans that come in soothing earthy colors, Ginsu knives, the Ron Popeil revolution, and snake oil. The allure and wonder of direct-to-consumer products. Are vegan gummies going to fix your anxiety? What about artisanal distilled...

Through the Lens with Sam Oddo

Through the Lens with Sam Oddo

This one's about: The formative impact of Spielberg, Scorsese, and a father's love of film. The power of emotional storytelling and short-form content. How does a creative vision become tangible through a filmmaker's eyes? How does one craft something new and original...

Your Brand is Having a Moment

Your Brand is Having a Moment

[embed_guy tag="figure" source="https://player.vimeo.com/video/457076741"] Moments. Life is made of them. From the forgettable to the pivotal; from waiting for the bus to the birth of your first born, they create the lives we’re living, the roads we go down, and the...

What is a Design Pattern?

What is a Design Pattern?

In the early days of the web, design was a bit of a free-for-all. Grid systems, although used for centuries in print design, were non-existent. Early designers valued unique designs that highlighted a designer’s personality. As the web and devices have matured and...

Is WordPress Dead?

Is WordPress Dead?

This could be a very short blog post, depending on your point of view. The short answer is WordPress is about as dead as Photoshop, which is not dead at all. I’d like to think I’m unbiased, but I’m not… certainly not on this topic. I’ve been using, designing, and...

Should all brands pursue tribal devotion?

Should all brands pursue tribal devotion?

This one's about: Six hundred dollar heated bidet solutions, the ever-present possibility of overnight disruptions, and the critical moment of becoming interesting and exciting. Why are shared beliefs between brands and customers so important? Should all brands seek...

How do I create a content calendar?

How do I create a content calendar?

Content calendars: an opportunity to organize chaos, ensure your content is working together, and coordinate your team towards a unified brand goal. While this all sounds great, the question we often get is “Where do I begin?”. Our approach starts with the big picture...

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Thoughts, opinions, education...things that will make your professional life better.

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podcast

Every episode of the branding world's greatest podcast: The Design of Experience.

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news

The latest happenings within and around the agency.

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culture

Employee and office musings. Usually humorous, always feel-good.

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