Entries by Sean

Banners Aren’t Dead

The lowly banner has been much-maligned in the trade press in recent years. But like so many things in the marketing equation, banners can have a place if used appropriately. I would concur for mass-market consumer sites. Banners are likely dead. The victims of too many re-finance ads, credit card offers, and mass branding efforts. […]

Open Your Mind

“Do what you’ve always done and you’ll get what you’ve always got.” I wish this hackneyed quote was even still true. The reality is that in the new economy even this perspective doesn’t work anymore. I’ve heard far too many business people tell me they’re working twice as hard for half as much money. But I’ve […]

Measure and Learn with Analytics

I Recently attended a Google presentation and learned more about their free Analytics offering. We’ve had Analytics on our site for a while, but hadn’t really ever utilized it very much. Due to some shifts in hosting and redirects and other IT mysteries, we weren’t even tracking the right pages. But fixing it was really […]

Focus

I participated in a panel presentation last night at Ann Arbor SPARK – the Marketing Roundtable, highly recommended – on developing a marketing communications plan. There was some discussion on the elements of a plan, but the real issue focused on having a plan that was aligned to your business objectives. Years ago I worked […]

Creativity Comes in Many Forms

Just wanted to take a moment to give props to PWB Sr. Art Director Keith Kopinski. Over the past few years, Keith’s taken to sculpting professionally on the side. With some training from some long-time industry folks, he’s been able to break into crafting sculptures under license of comic book super heroes and villains. These […]

Camo – the new Black?

Sometimes the blog will be professionally relevant, sometimes it won’t. Part of our goal is to give our viewers a little peek inside the heads of PWBers –  scary though that can be. We hope you find it fun, interesting, and educational. Sometimes even all three. Have you noticed how camo seems to be the […]

Content is King

Redone your website lately? Did you get held up when it was time to build out as all that content you thought you had wasn’t really there? Or it wasn’t in a form that was appropriate for the web? We’re routinely finding that clients underestimate the amount of time and effort it takes to generate […]

Be Safe

If you’re like most of us, you probably take the security of your office (and other places) for granted. PWB had a break-in over a recent weekend. Through some good luck, nothing of much value was taken –  a couple of decade-old laptops and $15 in petty cash. But it was a good reminder. It’s […]