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Radical Radio, Dude

Sad, but true, we can probably all think of a radio ad off the top of our heads that just makes us want to scream! Obnoxious sound effects, cheesy DJ voices, choppy script; you’re not quite sure what  you just heard, but you hated all 28 seconds of it. At MCG we have a strict no wacky sound effects or

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Introducing: Ad Design Subscription Service

We’ll Design, Warehouse, and Distribute All Your Newspaper Ads, Banner Ads, Magazine Ads, and Online Ads We’ve all been there. The newspaper calls you up, telling you they need your ad. Or, they need new pictures, logos, or headlines. You have to stop what you’re doing and deal with this headache or risk running an outdated ad. Or, worst yet,

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Hot Off the Press! The Aberdeen Magazine

Did you know that McQuillen Creative Group creates the Aberdeen Magazine? Did you know there is an Aberdeen Magazine? Managed by Editor, Barb Andrews, and Troy McQuillen, the Aberdeen Magazine is keeping you informed on the Hub City buzz. Our creative team works vigorously to provide you with the best material for your reading pleasure. Each issue of this new bi-monthly

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Responsive Websites: Are You Mobile-Ready?

For most, fear of the “unknown” becomes a reality when thinking about recent technological advances. The mobile market has taken over, and you may be asking yourself, is our website mobile-ready? Anywhere from 40-90% of website users are accessing your site from a smart phone or tablet. If your website is more than a few years old, they might be

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If You’re Considering a Fundraising Video…

We’ve just completed our latest demo. This DVD contains nine fundraising or awareness videos made for various non-profits across the country. If you’re considering a video production in the near future, email me and I’ll send one of our demos. Chosing the right video production company can be tricky for non-profits. We know how to approach fundraising and awareness videos

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Meet the Interns: Billie Enderby

We introduce to you, with great excitement, the talented Billie Enderby!  Billie joins us from her original hometown of Rapid City to assist in graphic design, video production, and in-house photography at MCG.  She graduates in May 2015 from Northern State University (go, wolves!) with a degree in Graphic Design with Photography emphasis.  When Billie’s not snapping shots she’s most

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Meet the Interns: Alex Sutton

Need a new website? Go ask Alex! Our web/graphic design intern is here for the summer before graduating at South Dakota State University in December with a graphic design degree.  Alex is originally from Aberdeen and enjoys spending time with family at their country home, disc golfing with friends at the park, and watching his creativity take life at MCG.

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Bethlehem Lutheran’s Creating Room at the Table

A fundraising video is a great way to pull at the heart strings of a targeted constituent group while also relaying the technical information in a more attractive manner. So when Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Aberdeen, SD contacted us to help with their expansion dreams, we encouraged them to use video production as a way to tell the story and make the

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Meet the Interns: Meagan Donovan

What’s summer without a few interns running around?  Eagerness fills the air as our interns anxiously await the daily MCG creative adventures. Today we’d like to introduce Meagan Donovan. She joins us from Brandon, SD as a senior Entrepreneurial Studies student at South Dakota State University.  With minors in both Marketing and Advertising, Meagan makes a great addition to our

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What’s Your Legacy? Cheers to 50 Years Stan’s

When a company has been around for 50 years, they must be doing something right. When we were contacted by Stan’s Inc. of Alpena, South Dakota, we had the great privilege of capturing the legacy of owner Stan Kopfmann. Not only has Stan built a number of highly reputable businesses, but he’s also prepared them for a new generation, rooted

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How’s Your Logo?

Or better yet, how’s your brand? Your logo is a representation of what people think of your company. In other words, your brand. When you see the McDonalds arches you’re suppose to think “you’re lovin’ yummy food.” When you see Target logo (even without the word Target) you’re instantly reminded of how you perceive Target; good or bad. In other

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Video Production – Making Fund Raising Videos

There comes a time when every non profit needs to raise money. Our experience in fund raising (fundraising) has primarily been with our association with GSB Fundraising. GSB has been helping non profits for more than 30 years do amazing things. We are an associate partner with this fine organization, and one of the things we provide is collateral material

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Restaurant Logos

  If you’re going to go to the trouble to create a new dining experience, assumably a unique one, make sure you include your graphic identity in the business development process. A logo is A MUST for any new venture. And we do them pretty darned good. Goodly? Good darned? Heck, I don’t get grammer. But we do get design.

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Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons Find McQuillen Creative

It seems one of the most difficult things to promote is cosmetic surgery. It’s tricky because it’s not something people are ready to admit they want done or have had done. Getting people to respond to ads or commercials is therefore frustrating. The approach we’ve taken with plastic surgeons is to let them tell their own story in video. Each

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Video Production – New Hire Orientation Made Easier

If only you could encapsulate your corporate vision and eloquently present it to all new hires at your company during orientation. Or, maybe you’re not even in town and someone else ran the orientation and gave your company a whole different flavor. Or, what if you missed some key points in your presentation? Whatever the scenario, you need a corporate

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South Carolina Synod Invests in Ministry and Video Production

The South Carolina Synod of the ELCA wants to do more ministry. They embarked on a multi-million dollar campaign to raise funds throughout the South Carolina region. They want to raise money to touch more lives in their state. It’s a moving story that required a substantial amount of video production to tell the story. McQuillen Creative traveled to SC

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Simple Commercial with Big Drama

Believe it or not, this simple commercial was shot with a crew of one. The folks in Pierre, South Dakota wanted a TV commercial to show off the amazing display of Christmas trees at the state capitol. This spot alludes to the reaction most people have the first time seeing this spectacular display. Our family of models were volunteers and

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Oz Theme Continues for Aberdeen Promotion

If you’ve seen the Broadway sensation, Wicked, you probably remember how each Oz character came to be. Unfortunately, the production is 100% incorrect in relating how the Scarecrow and Tin Man came to be. The Tin Man was named Nick Chopper and he was a normal dude. He fell in love with a sorcerer’s daughter who disapproved of him. The

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MCG Invited to Speak at Watertown Chamber Event

On May 18, I traveled to Watertown by invitation of their Chamber of Commerce. I was invited to speak to their young professional group about marketing and advertising. More specifically about how to allocate advertising dollars and social media advertising opportunities. About 35 people attended the luncheon held at The Drake. My talk was rather informal and related common sense

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Graphic Props

For a recent bunch of commercials we found ourselves needing props and locations that didn’t exist. I wrote one commercial which called for two competing business that were located side by side. So we found an unmarked building and shot the commercial there. We made up two signs, one for each fictitious business, as well as “closed” signs. I designed

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