TQS says goodbye to Emily 🥲

Emily, a lovely young woman wearing a white and black striped shirt and black pants, rests her arm around a cardboard cutout of a man in a suit. The accompanying text reads: "TQS SAYS FAREWELL to our beloved Emily."

The great American poet Robert Hunter describes the departure of a dear friend in his poignant poem “Bird Song”: All I know is something like a bird within her sang All I know she sang a little while and then flew on Tell me all that you know I’ll show you Snow and rain If […]

The Kaz Magazine: Delighting your customers with value-add marketing

“What a scoop!” This is something I say when I’m pretending to be a “real” writer, or like some sort of journalist (which I’m certainly not and probably never will be). But when I’m making pretend, as I’m wont to do, I’ll respond to a new or different writing assignment as a real-life marketer with […]

Client Spotlight! Catholic High Schools of Western New York

Community. Respect. Belonging. These are the core ideals of Catholic High Schools of Western New York, a vibrant community of private schools in our region. We’re working with school leaders (and others) to promote enrollment in the 2021 school year. Here’s what it looks like so far. The school community. Catholic High Schools of Western […]

12 brand archetypes: What’s your brand’s personality?

12 brand archetypes: What's your brand personality?

Build your brand. Tell your story. Make a difference. You’re building your brand, eh? Nice. Whether you’re starting up or starting over, you’ll want to pinpoint a personality that makes the most sense for you and your customers. Let’s take a look at the 12 different brand archetypes, or “personalities,” that your brand could represent. […]

TQS takes on reading!

TQS takes on reading

It’s been a long, hard winter. Have we taken advantage of our time inside by reading some good books? Maybe so, maybe not. We asked the gang: Tell us what books you’re reading (if any), but try not to sound so pretentious about it, okay? Here’s what we had to say. Lisa, Graphic Designer I […]

How to write for radio, TV, and social media

Tell the same story in different ways. Look. If you had one message… and several opportunities to seize every customer you ever wanted… in any moment… would you capture it? Or just let it slip? If the tone, rhythm, or words of that opening statement sound familiar, it’s because I ruthlessly stole them from the […]