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Black Bear Design Named Top Digital Agency

Posted on 08/17/16 by

Since the launch of our graphic and web design firm in 2004, Black Bear Design Group has stood out in a market that is cluttered and can be somewhat hard to navigate. We’re excited that the work we have done recently received recognition from a research firm in Washington, D.C.—Clutch—which named us one of the […]

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Meet Jena: Part Superhero, Part PM, All About the Client

Posted on 08/09/16 by

Walking into work each morning guarantees some sort of surprise when Jena’s in the office. And this girl is always in the office. You’ll find her watering your desk plants, singing show tunes, crunching down Chick-Fil-A crushed ice or soothing customers with her syrupy southern drawl. She’ll greet you with the warmest of welcomes before she […]

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Creating Masterpieces Requires a Solid Creative Process

Posted on 08/05/16 by

We’ve all been there. We’re staring at the ceiling, flipping a pen through our fingers, deleting and retyping what we just wrote in search of something better. Something catchier. Oh, writer’s block, you truly are a pain! But what about other creatives? How do they handle a creative block, what’s their creative process? We talked […]

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That’s So 2015: Avoiding Embarrassing Social Media Faux Pas

Posted on 08/01/16 by

Social media is set for world domination, and nearly every human on this planet uses it in one way or another. It’s how we communicate with each other and how brands and consumers engage in conversations. Well, it’s supposed to be. Some brands have taken to social media because they’re supposed to, but haven’t quite […]

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How To Measure Your Websites Speed For Free

Posted on 07/26/16 by

Hi, this is Joel at Black Bear Design. I’m going to give you two quick tools that you can use to analyze your page speed, and maybe find some issues with your website that if fixed properly could make you rank better, and give your users a better experience. Two tools: GTmetrix, and the other […]

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Flat & Handmade: 2016 Logo Trends

Posted on 07/22/16 by

Golden arches. An apple with a bite out of it. A rainbow peacock. Chances are, McDonald’s, Apple and NBC came to mind when you saw those words. Why? Because these brands have memorable logos that aren’t easily forgotten. And while these logos are classic and not likely to change anytime soon, the world of design […]

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Is Your Content Inspired or Deathly Boring?

Posted on 07/17/16 by

The decades old problem marketers are still struggling to tackle is how to write content that inspires. Shameless self-promotional content and reposting everyone else’s content will only get you so far. Original content is obviously the preferred method, but how do we write content that our audiences will find interesting and share-worthy? Let’s find out! […]

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Top Web Design Trends Of 1989

Posted on 07/12/16 by

Welcome to the internet, perhaps the most extensive record of human subculture and history that has ever existed. With every era that has passed, web design trends have evolved, and no year was more exciting than 1989. In those days, designers weren’t bogged down by annoying limitations like tables and browsers. Nope. They had the […]

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Why It’s Time for Social Media to Integrate With Your Marketing Strategy

Posted on 07/12/16 by

When social media just started making waves in the marketing world, it was seen by most as marketing’s red-headed step sister. No one was fully aware of what to do with it or how to harness the power of social for their business. Fast forward to present day, and nearly anyone who’s anyone is on […]

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Rising (and Falling) Search Traffic

Posted on 07/07/16 by

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is almost as hot a topic as the rise of data analytics in the marketing world. But what does it really mean? SEO drives traffic from organic search results on search engines like Google, plain and simple. With nearly 65 percent of searches taking place on Google, SEO is pretty important! […]

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