Client, Point Source Audio keeps singin' in the rain
March 15, 2013 - We continue our collaboration with Point Source Audio on a new email campaign as well as a print ad for their newest line - the CO-5w waterproof microphone. Built to withstand moisture, sweat and stage make-up, PSA wanted a powerful visual that could transcend the typical wet applications and appeal to all stage and theatre applications.
The email was blasted along with a landing page highlighting the unsinkable attributes of the CO-5w, including its ability to withstand a performance in Ireland of "Singin' in the Rain". Celebrated sound designer Vinny Osborne chose the microphone due to its ability to withstand three major downpours while delivering solid, uninterrupted sound.
Check out the CO-5w as well as many other microphones at Point Source Audio for your next performance.
Client, Circle City Software Solutions, online and on the go
March 7, 2013 - With over over 30 Years of combined experience in enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation, training and support, Circle City Software (CCSS) launched their new website today. Partnering with SYSPRO, the leading ERP software provider, CCSS optimizes productivity and streamlines operations through process management for companies in the manufacturing and distribution industries.
Our partner, Joe Paul Designs, came to ummhumm | creative studio in search of solution for their client that could contain a dedicated FTP, utilize a content management system and connect with parent company SYSPRO as they rolled out new systems and news reports..
We created a fully integrated web site that connects CCSS to SYSPRO while maintaining independence and operational control. If your business needs a single source enterprise resource business software solution, CCSS is the place to go.
Client, Ben Price Estate Agents reaches out from down under
January 14, 2013 - Australian-based Ben Price Estate Agents contacted ummhumm | creative studio to design a unique prospectus for their new clients in the Sydney area. With the housing market expanding in Australia, we needed to continue Ben Price's position as trust worthy, contemporary, customer-oriented, knowledgable and dedicated.
Located in Old Mount Druitt, Ben Price offers a wide range of estate services including residential and commercial sales, auctions, project management and leasing management. The new prospectus highlights Ben Price's commitment, honesty, discretion and understanding of the property and client.
Anyone selling, buying or leasing property in Sydney will be in good hands with Ben Price Estate Agents.
Client, CAPQ Global Consulting launches global portal
June 01, 2012 - CAPQ Global Consulting came to us with a simple request. Build a global portal that will connect private, public and social sectors with their target audiences across geographic and social boundaries.
Along with a logo, ummhumm | creative studio designed, wrote text and developed a comprehensive CMS portal that is accessible to the Business, Finance, ICT, Industry, Innovation, Law and Media sectors around the world.
Companies near or far, large or small, leading or emerging can connect to do business, forge partnerships, create collaborations and enter into agreements to drive their business and ultimately, prosper. By creating profiles, organizations can upload pertinent information and timely updates critical to expanding and maintaining a competitive market edge.
Create a profile today on CAPQ Global and connect with the world.
Client, EDDM2go & DirectMail2Go (USPS), has transitioned into our partner
June 01, 2012 - Continuing with the development of their template system, we are pleased to announce that EDDM2go and DirectMail2Go has awarded ummhumm | creative studio an exclusive partnership offering design services to their customers.
Based on our solid performance with setting up the template systems for both websites, EDDM2go and DirectMail2Go found they were being asked for additional services that they didn't consider. As our relationship with the USPS/EDDM2go/DirectMail2Go continues to grow, we were asked to step in and handle the unique design challenges.
We couldn't be happier and we are looking forward to expanding our partnership.
Client, Active Workforce, Inc, is active with new web site
April 5, 2012 - Active Workforce, Inc. contacted ummhumm | creative studio to help expand their presence to include a new web site. Based in Buffalo, NY with a office in Las Vegas, the construction recruiting and placement specialists have been established since 2001. Seeking to reach a wider base and to give their current tradespeople an online tool for information and education, AWI now has added visibility for marketing and advertising.
The family owned and operated organization provides skilled and licensed personnel for commercial, residential, government and institutional construction projects of all sizes.
From small home repairs to corporate high rise buildings, Active Workforce is your place to find qualified recruits.
Client, Swings for Survivors launches charity golf web site
September 2, 2011 - Swings for Survivors is the 3rd annual golf charity event being held at the Oriole Golf Club in Margate, Florida, September 25, 2011. Our partnership continues with Jess Farber Advertising as we combined to produce a sales brochure and accompanying web site for The Memorial Cancer Institute Bone Marrow Transplant Program (BMTP).
Established in 2007, BMTP benefits local patients and proudly and gratefully has 35 survivors to its program. No longer needing to travel, patients can now obtain treatment in South Florida from one of the country's best facilities.
Swings for Survivors is busy working on a new site, but to view the site ummhumm | creative studio created, visit our portfolio.
Client, Ollie Flaps™ grinds and carves new web site
July 15, 2011 - Ollie Flaps™, The Skate Shoe Saver launched its new web site today, promoting their newest product for skateboarding enthusiasts, the Ollie Flap.
Designed to protect your favorite shoes from wear and tear while performing ollies, these flaps are manufactured from durable sueded leather and come in 6 sweet colors. A super-strong adhesive backing holds the flaps to your favorite shoes while doing kick flip tail slides or 50-50 backside 180s off the 6 step. What more could you want for your next skate session?
Hardcore boarding will never be the same now that Ollie Flaps are on the scene. Thrash your way to www.ollieflaps.com and check out the ultimate shoe saver.
DirectMail2Go provides direct mail web solution for businesses
April 14, 2011 - Establishing master templates, providing art direction and design support for DirectMail2Go.com, ummhumm | creative studio begins developing 36 templates for the online direct mail solution for small businesses. The web site allows companies and business owners to create their own, personalized mail campaigns by uploading logos, company information and customizing messages in addition to utilizing targeted, industry-specific mailing lists.
What sets DirectMail2Go.com apart is the level of customization coupled with strategic marketing. Visitors can either choose pre-existing copy written specifically for their sectors or completely personalize their products and messages for their market.
ummhumm | creative studio was tasked with creating, art directing, proofing, project managing and producing master templates for postcards of 4 sizes, a brochure, letter, flyer, greeting cards and calendar. The products produced are 150 and counting, with other collateral in development. Additionally, 7 web banners were created that circulate on the web site.
To create a direct mail campaign, visit www.mydm2go.com. You'll find a wide range of products to choose from designed to fit any marketing budget.
The Alphabet Thief debuts on the web
March 17, 2011 - Author and client Claudia Villarreal is expanding her digital presence to include a new web site, launched today. When approached to continue our design completed for her book, ummhumm | creative studio was pleased and honored to carry the print format into the digital world.
Fans of The Alphabet Thief can now follow their favorite thief on line, while Claudia continues to present and read her book to elementary school children all over the country. We wish Claudia the best and can't wait to read her next efforts.
“The Alphabet Thief Who Stole the Vowels”, is for sale on www.alphabetthief.com.
Client, BREATHE - CycleYogaBodysculpt™ exhales with a new web site
October 17, 2010 - Interactive scheduling, waitlist options and and an advanced user interface all enhance the new web site for BREATHE - CycleYogaBodysculpt™. Looking for a team to design and develop a site that fit her vision, owner Angela Lutin contacted ummhumm | creative studio to create a web site that matched her new fitness studio in look and feel.
Located in Boca Raton, Florida, BREATHE - CycleYogaBodysculpt™ is a brand new, beautifully built, 2700 square foot facility offering a dedicated cycling studio housing 38 brand new Keiser M3 bikes with RPM/Power computer displays, a yoga and group fitness room that holds over 50 students, changing facilities, showers and lockers.
Along with a new web site, ummhumm |creative studio has provide addition creative support including business cards, schedule cards, outdoor banner, eMail campaigns, press releases and magazine advertising in The Boca Raton Observer.
"It looks beautiful," Ms. Lutin says of her web site. "Really, really nice job. Be proud of it."
If you're ready to inhale the intention and exhale the expectations, we invite you to check out BREATHE - CycleYogaBodysculpt™. We think your mind, body and soul will thank you.
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Partnering makes us feel like superheroes!
September 14, 2010 - Perhaps you've noticed that we have been a little quiet? We've been busy over the summer, and are proud to announce that we have teamed up with some heavy hitters. From the design world, we've added 3 superb independent graphic designers whose specialties range from logo and identity creation to ebook layout to package design.
On our development side, we've added a phenomenal database architect whose work ranges from Kaplan Schweser to Kaango to L.A. Casting Group. In addition, we have partnered with one of the top credit card processing and electronic payment solution providers in the nation.
Another distraction is that we've been busy building our Facebook fan page as well as collecting as many followers that we can on Twitter. I know, it's about quality, not quantity, but there is nothing more important as a small business, (or any business size) to get your name out there, by Tweeting or posting on your Facebook page to increase your page rank in Google.
While you are here, check out our portfolio, as we've added a few new pieces to our collection. And don't go too far when you leave, we've got more up our sleeve, so, stay tuned, and check back for new updates.
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Client, singer Tony Gibbons premiers his new web site
September 1, 2010 - Looking for a web presence to coincide with his newest CD, NOSTALGIA, Australian singer Tony Gibbons reached out to ummhumm | creative studio to create an experience that harkens back to big band swing and crooning love ballads of the 30s, 40s and 50s.
Now residing in Pompano Beach, Florida, Tony is releasing a 10-song CD collection of standards that includes "The Lady is a Tramp", I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Fools Rush In". Tony's career spans 6 decades with recording sessions and concert tours across Australia and the United States.
Tony shows us that as long as you have your passion, you'll always be young at heart. Swing by www.tonygibbonssings.com for some nostalgia.
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Client, Earth Vision Eye Care chooses ummhumm for initial web presence
July 10, 2010 - When asked by Dr. Mark Pittaluga to extend our work completed in the print world to include design and development of a new web site, ummhumm | creative studio was proud to be chosen for this new project. Earth Vision Eye Care is one of the premier optometry and vision therapy practices in Boca Raton, Florida, offering a holistic approach to eye care.
An avid kite boarding enthusiast and student of yoga, Dr. Pittaluga has been practicing vision care since 1990. He has distinguished himself and his practice as an exceptional primary eye care provider that includes progressive visual therapies as well as nutritional supplement treatment. Combined with in-house repairs, handmade lenses on premises and a wide range of frames, Earth Vision Eye Care is a full-service one-stop-shop for most of your eye care needs.
We are excited that our relationship continues with Earth Vision Eye Care as they extend their identity and attempt to reach a wider audience searching for quality vision care.
If you're having trouble reading this, visit www.earthvisioneyecare.com to find out more about Dr. Pittaluga's progressive practice.
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Client, Estylo de Vida launches new web site
March 8, 2010 - TV show Estylo de Vida launches a new web site to coincide with their show airing on Telemundo and Galavision. Providing solutions for today's Hispanic woman, the show focuses on helping Latinas make everyday healthy decisions for themselves, their families and their futures.
Needing an online presence to support the TV show and channel marketing efforts, Estylo de Vida contacted
ummhumm | creative studio with mulitple goals that included logo enhancement, show branding, design and programming a web site for Spanish speaking visitors. Estylo de Vida is now prepared to focus their attention on tackling issues facing the modern Latina and provide solutions to help them look and feel their best.
Show themes from "Bringing Home Baby" to "How to Keep The Spice In Your Love Life" are enhanced with veteran TV personality, Teresa Bravo. A TV presence since 1998, Teresa has worked for network and cable stations from NBC, CBS and UPN hosting shows such as "Showcase 4 Cars" and "Life-Driven TV". Teresa's dynamic and vibrant personality coupled with her cultural roots make her a perfect choice to host this new and exciting program.
To check out upcoming shows and to find out about topics today's Hispanic woman is discussing, please visit their website.
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Client, Cruise Planners/American Express launches new web site
December 11, 2009 - Cruise Planners/American Express are pleased to announce the launch of their newly redesigned web site, Cruise Planners Franchise. It's especially made to engage, inform and dazzle entrepreneurial types. Cruise Planners/American Express franchise opportunity is a low-cost, yet high-fun business and they wanted to build a web site which exemplifies this aspect. It's a great place to begin or continue your research into a franchise business model.
So what are you waiting for? Start clicking!
Cruise Planners/American express is a low-cost cruise travel franchise business which has been ranked #1 by Entrepreneur for the last seven years. Plus, they've been ranked the top low cost for last eight years, top home-based for last nine years and the fastest growing from 2002-2007 and 2009.
Their status as Royal Caribbean International's Home Based Partner of the Year (for the last two years!) has not been held by anyone else. Their cruise line relationships put them on the top deck for the greatest rates, deals and promotions at sea. And their travel industry knowledge and training, award-winning marketing tools and forward-thinking software makes them unsinkable. We hope you drop anchor with them!
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Client, Professional Presentations launches new web site
August 6, 2009 - With the launch of their new web site, Professional Presentations can now leverage a multi-media approach to image consulting. Founder and owner Molly McGowan looks to expand their business model with a new web site that folds in their three keys services - image education, virtual image consulting and implementation and custom professional presentations.
"I was looking for a brand that my clients could identify with immediately," McGowan said. "ummhumm was able to take my ideas and turn them into products I can now use to sell my business."
Professional Presentations works with individuals and companies to define today’s image guidelines to communicate success and confidence. Located in Buffalo, NY, you can visit Professional Presentations to learn more about how they can help you make your own unique power statement.
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Client, Cindy Cohen wins “She's Got the Look” modeling competition
July 30, 2009 - When TV Land's newest original reality TV show “She's Got the Look” premiered June 4, 2008, Cindy Cohen was one of eleven finalist chosen to compete over 8 episodes. Hosted by iconic supermodel Kim Alexis and supported by judges supermodel Beverly Johson, celebrity stylist Robert Verdi and Wilhilmina president Sean Patterson, Cohen was placed in multiple photo shoots that challenged the contestants will and desire to become the winner.
Competing for $100,000, a contract with the world-famous Wilhelmina Modeling Agency and a spread in SELF magazine, the 11 woman ages 35 and over were stretched to their physical, mental and emotional limits. After an exciting, sometimes grueling but always entertaining competition, Cohen was crowned winner July 30, 2009 in Miami, Florida.
Cohen says about winning, “Winning this competition — heck, even being chosen as a finalist — was validation to me that my motto “anything's possible” isn't just an empty belief. It became my truth.”
We at ummhumm congratulate Cindy on everything she’s accomplished and wish her all the best in her upcoming endeavors. You can visit Cindy’s web site to find out more about her incredible story, her books and upcoming magazine appearances.
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Client, REPower global launch of product
July 1, 2009 - REPower Energy’s global launch changes how it’s customer pay for their electricity.
Texas-based REPower Energy launched it’s web site today after months of ramping up an aggressive marketing and advertising campaign. Targeting a wide audience, REPower hopes to change how people view and ultimately pay for their electricity. The Pay-As-You-Go model puts the customer in charge with no deposits, monthly bills, credit checks, hidden fees or commitments. You pay when and what amount you want every month.
Benefits extend to property owners as well as tenants. With this concept, owners have no connect/disconnect fees, achieve same day move ins, higher energy efficiency and lower defaults if a new resident cannot get electricity when they move in. Monitoring your monthly power output is as simple as reading the propriety CIU (Customer Information Unit) located in your home, usually where your thermostat was located.
REPower Energy contacted ummhumm to provide branding and marketing solutions as they prepared to unveil their product and services. In addition to printed collateral that included a brochure, rack card and event poster, ummhumm designed, programmed and implemented a new web site.
Visit www.repowerenergy.com to find out more about Pay-As-You-Go electricity in Texas.
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Client, Claudia Villarreal launches her children’s book, “The Alphabet Thief Who Stole the Vowels”
June 15, 2009 - Claudia Villarreal publishes her first children’s book, “The Alphabet Thief Who Stole the Vowels”.
Elementary teacher and now author, Claudia Villarreal has completed her first children’s book, “The Alphabet Thief Who Stole the Vowels”. Illustrated by Michael Koch, Villarreal’s book is full of charm, humor and innocence in the style of Dr. Suess.
Written for ages 4-8, the approachable antagonist, the Alphabet Thief, hatches a plan to entice and capture all the vowels and whisk them away to a land far more enchanted. A land where flowers grow tall and oceans flow blue. Back home, the residents quickly realize how lost their word is without A, E, I, O and U. Words like cat, fat and bat become ct, ft, bt and tht for that.
With the vowels missing their world, too, the Alphabet Thief attempts to convince them to stay by offering riches and access to all his land. The vowels assure him they are important and that both words and the people that use them are missing the vowels terribly. Escaping the Alphabet Thief and returning to their home, the vowels show their importance to everyone, you see. They are used to form words like you and like me.
Villarreal cadence and story-telling sense are not often seen in first-time authors. She captures the Alphabet Thief’s naivety with a child-like perspective, resolving her story with a thoughtful and important message.
“I wouldn’t know the first thing about putting this book together,” states Villarreal. “Thanks to ummhumm for going above and beyond.”
Bringing 20 years of publishing experience to the project, ummhumm was able to create and produce a product that will launch The Alphabet Thief into the homes and hearts of children and parents around the world.
“The Alphabet Thief Who Stole the Vowels”, is for sale on www.alphabetthief.com.
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ummhumm VP, Chris Motil wins Communicator Award
May 26, 2009 - ummhumm VP and Creative Director, Chris Motil received a Communicator Award of Distinction (silver) for his design and creative direction on the pharmaceutical develpment company POZEN’s “Got Knee Pain” patient recruitment campaign.
While working at First Marketing in the health care division, (Pi) Patient interaction, Chris was responsible for art directing and designing direct mail for regional hospitals. The “Got Knee Pain” campaign involved over 19 print marketing collateral that included a poster, brochure, direct mail, newspaper advertisments, doctor and patient letters/envelopes and a patient booklet. POZEN is focused in the pain area of innovative drug development and in creating strategic, high-value partnerships with larger pharmaceutical companies for the commercialization of the company’s drug candidates. They are located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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The Communicator Awards press release follows:
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for Communications Professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards received over 9,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.
The Communicator Awards provides winners and their clients the recognition they deserve and gives communications and creative professionals proof and validation that their work is outstanding and highly regarded by their peers. The Communicator Awards provides an equal chance of winning to all entrants regardless of company or agency size and project budget.
The Award of Excellence, our highest honor, is given to those entries whose ability to communicate puts them among the best in the field. The Award of Distinction is presented for projects that exceed industry standards in quality and achievement. For well over a decade, the Communicator Awards has honored the best creative work in the communications fields.
The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms. IAVA members include executives from organizations such as Alloy, Brandweek, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, Fry Hammond Barr, HBO, Monster.com, MTV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Victoria’s Secret, Wired, and Yahoo!.
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ummhumm VP, Chris Motil wins Aster Award
May 4, 2009 - ummhumm VP and Creative Director, Chris Motil received a Silver Aster Award for his design and creative direction on Union Hospital's Spring 2008 newsletter “Good Health: A Patient Guide To Joint Replacement”.
While working at First Marketing in the health care division, (Pi) Patient interaction, Chris was responsible for art directing and designing direct mail collateral for regional hospitals. Union Hospital is located in Elkton, Maryland.
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The Aster Awards press release follows:
The Aster Awards, one of the largest competitions of its kind, is hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today and Creative Images, Inc. This elite national program recognizes outstanding healthcare professionals for excellence in their advertising/marketing efforts.
The 2009 Aster Awards consisted of approximately 3,000 entries from across America. Participant’s entries competed against similar-sized organizations in their category. Entries must score at least in the top 85% to receive an award. Judging criteria includes creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall appeal.
Entries in the Aster Awards were judged by a diverse panel of healthcare marketing experts. All winners are posted on the Aster Awards’ website, as well as published in Marketing Healthcare Today, a national healthcare marketing magazine.
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