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An Old Man’s Journey Through The Technology Revolution

As the resident elder (i.e. The Old Guy) here at TQS, the youngsters milling around the office often ask me to tell them about “the good ol’ days”. So, when I’m not yelling at the neighborhood kids to get off my lawn, or wearing my underwear outside of my pants, I’ll often entertain my young [ view the rest ]

The New and Improved TQS

Sometimes the things you love most go away. You know what they say: if you love something, let it go. If it comes back it’s yours, if it doesn’t it never was. This doesn’t completely apply here, but we’re excited to tell you that TQS News is making like The Terminator and it’s back! And [ view the rest ]

Life According to Steve: Llamas Are The Worst

2016 witnessed a presidential election. And no matter which candidate you supported, everyone seemed to feel very passionately about the results. Here at TQS, we all had a lot of thoughts. I asked Steve if he’d be willing to share some of his, because they seemed particularly insightful. Steve being Steve, he didn’t just share [ view the rest ]

A Year in the Life

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that 2016 was a year. Exactly one year, in fact. And with no way of knowing what the heck 2017 might be, we here at TQS have dedicated several minutes to reflecting on what we’ve cleverly dubbed “the past year.” And since Jerry and Chris [ view the rest ]

Social Media:
You’re Doing It Wrong

One of the most-requested topics from our recent blog survey was social media. Social media will continue to be a topic discussed in these blogs in 2017. There are a lot of social media sites, and most companies aren’t using them as well as they could be. But for now, we’re going to focus on [ view the rest ]

We Asked, You Answered.

We recently sent out a survey that gave our friends and readers an opportunity to give their input on these blogs. We know that not everything we write is the answer to one of your burning questions, so we asked you – what are your burning questions? We received some great responses. And we’ll address [ view the rest ]

Capital Heat Rebrand

Capital Heat, an area leader in geothermal heating technology (which is even cooler than it sounds), needed an updated look to match the cutting-edge technology they use every day in the HVAC industry. We started with print collateral – cleaner design, slicker content. We recently designed vehicle wraps to match the new look. We all [ view the rest ]

Video Killed The Marketing Star

You’ve got :10 to hook your audience. What do you do? Interesting graphics? Stunning video? A compelling opening line? Do you go for comedy? The emotional tug? The relatable anecdote? A clip of a great dog? A clip of a terrible cat? Video advertisements have the highest click-through rate of all digital formats. But studies [ view the rest ]

A Squirrely Encounter. Meet Rachael!

You may remember a while back, we were hiring. Well, we hired. We hired real good. Meet Rachael, the newest member of our team. We wanted you to get to know her a little better. And when you think of the people you know best, the answer is undoubtedly “celebrities whose interviews I read in [ view the rest ]

What Came First: The Chicken or the Ineffective Print Ad?

  When you hear the phrase “print advertising,” it just might conjure up one of three images: A Mad Men-era board room, with well dressed men using hand-drawn storyboards to pitch a (possibly sexist) magazine ad to an emerging brand. Your garbage can, which contains a weeks worth of junk mail you didn’t look at. [ view the rest ]

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