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Roncalli – Brochures

About this Project: Roncalli is a Catholic School in Aberdeen, South Dakota that has K-12. In an effort to increase enrollment, we created a series of brochures for the different grade levels that would be mailed out to prospective parents and students. The goal was to make the brochures unique and memorable and not easy to overlook. The first two

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InsuraCrop – Stationary

About this Project: We got the opportunity about a year ago to do work with InsuraCrop from the get go. From name creation to their logo to their website, we worked with them every step of the way to create a professional image for their crop insurance business. Part of the process was to create business cards for each Greg

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The Apostrophe – The Most Elusive Punctuation Mark

The proper right-hand curly apostrophe is the go-to mark when making contractions or indicating possession. For the most part, all of our software can produce the proper curled apostrophe when that key is typed. However, often when text is copied and pasted between programs, the apostrophe often gets converted to a “tick” mark or a mere vertical stroke. Unfortunately, few

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Storybook Land – History Book & DVD Case Design

About this Project: McQuillen Creative Group had the privilege of working with the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department on documenting the interesting and heartfelt history of Aberdeen’s one and only Storybook Land and Land of Oz. Getting to go through old newspaper articles, photos and other history documents, it was fun to uncover pieces of the history you didn’t know.

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Woman’s Day – Cookbook Design

About this Project: McQuillen Creative Group got to create a cookbook, a rare project for us, for Woman’s Day called, “Classic Cooking for Family and Friends.” With recipes featuring classic cooking, the design was laid out with high-quality photos and special attention was spent on the organization of the content. Visit our Graphic & Identity Design page to learn more about what

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5 Great Websites From Aberdeen, SD

You’ll never see an ad on TV for graphic design services. Same goes for video production services. So why are we being bombarded with online and TV ads for website design services? This might cause you to think that website production is easy. So easy in fact that any monkey in the world can whip them out. These companies have

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Dacotah Bank – TV Commercial

About this Project: Video Production Aberdeen, South Dakota – Dacotah Bank provides banking, insurance, mortgage, and trust and wealth management services to customers who enjoy existing financial relationships with them. Here’s the second Dacotah Bank commercial we’ve produced this year which expand upon the individual areas that Dacotah Bank handles. This one highlights the benefits of retail banking, specifically the

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Jan Busse Ford – TV Commercial

About this Project: Video Production Aberdeen, South Dakota – At Jan Busse Ford Pioneer Garage, they are proud of their past service and customers, and look forward to fulfilling the vehicle parts and service needs of future customers. They are located in Highmore, South Dakota. Busse came to McQuillen Creative Group in need for a couple of commercials that show

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Jan Busse Ford – TV Commercial

About this Project: Video Production Aberdeen, South Dakota – At Jan Busse Ford Pioneer Garage, they are proud of their past service and customers, and look forward to fulfilling the vehicle parts and service needs of future customers. They are located in Highmore, South Dakota. Busse came to McQuillen Creative Group in need for a couple of commercials that show

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Bethesda – TV Commercial

About this Project: TV Production Aberdeen, South Dakota – Bethesda Adult Day Health Center allows seniors the opportunity to visit and be included in multiple activities including: bathing, hair cuts, exercise, movies, games, and much more! McQuillen Creative Group was asked to make this commercial to show off all of the stuff a person can do at the ADHC at

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Stan’s Inc – Legacy Video

About this Project: 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 Kaufman. Not only has Stan built a number of highly reputable businesses, but he’s also prepared them for a

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NSU – TV Commercial

About this Project: Video Production in Aberdeen by McQuillen Creative – Northern State University has been preparing bright students to become exceptional teachers since 1901. After reaching out to McQuillen Creative Group for a new campaign, the idea of interviewing children arose and it was an instant hit. See where students think teachers come from in this new TV commercial

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NSU – TV Commercial

About this Project: Video production in Aberdeen, SD – Northern State University has been preparing bright students to become exceptional teachers since 1901. After reaching out to McQuillen Creative Group for a new campaign, the idea of interviewing children arose and it was a instant hit. See what students think of their teachers in this new TV commercial meant to

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NSU – TV Commercial

About this Project: Northern State University offers a small college education that rivals many large university experiences. NSU students get a great start on bright careers from exceptional faculty who offer hands-on learning opportunities. Check them out at http://northern.edu NSU hired McQuillen Creative Group to make a TV commercial that shows just how bright your future can get after college.

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Mobridge Chamber – TV Commercial

About this Project: For your next vacation (or even your next home), escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy an unforgettable experience in Mobridge, South Dakota. You’ve never visited a small town with a bigger personality. We’re off the beaten path–and that’s a beautiful thing! The Mobridge Chamber hired McQuillen Creative Group to make this TV commercial

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Dakota Rising – Brochure Design

About this Project: Dakota Rising is a program meant to help teach and mentor up and coming entrepreneurs. McQuillen Creative Group created a brochure to help with recruitment for the program. Visit our Graphic & Identity Design page to learn more about what we can do for you.


Aberdeen Magazine – Magazine Design

About this Project: Aberdeen Magazine is a lifestyle and culture magazine for the Aberdeen community and region. Our goal is to champion our community, position it in a positive light, and promote those doing good things for our future. This magazine is distributed FREE to select households in Brown County. We anticipate Aberdeen Magazine will be collected, saved and shared.

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Wagner Area Horizons – Brochure

About this Project: We were approached to design a brochure for Wagner Area Horizons, a community leadership program designed for small, rural towns aimed at reducing poverty. There were looking for a clean, simple design. We were happy with the results and, more importantly, so was the client! Visit our Graphic & Identity Design page to learn more about what we can do

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Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony – Season Book

About this Project: Each year, McQuillen Creative Group teams up with AUCS to create a short, magazine-like publication with a custom cover tailored to the theme of each concert season’s theme. Visit our Graphic & Identity Design page to learn more about what we can do for you.


Dacotah Bank – Annual Report

About this Project: The challenge in producing Dacotah Bank’s Annual Report each year is to create a piece that highlights the work of their 34 full service banking locations as well as address the bank’s financial performance. We’re proud of the results! Visit our Graphic & Identity Design page to learn more about what we can do for you.


Dakota College at Bottineau – Alumni Newsletter

About this Project: Dakota College came to McQuillen Creative Group out of Aberdeen, South Dakota, to give their Alumni Newsletters a visual overhaul. We developed a new name for the publication and a format that resembles a clean, modern magazine design. Visit our Graphic & Identity Design page to learn more about what we can do for you.


Luther Springs – Campaign Materials

About this Project: The Luther Springs Board, NovusWay Board and the Florida-Bahamas Synod authorized a campaign to secure the funding needed to complete their projects. McQuillen Creative Group was brought in to design a logo and campaign materials for the Mission Possible campaign. The logo incorporates the symbols found in Luther Springs and Lutherock’s individual logos and the strong use of red

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Gisi Pheasant Farms – Web Video

About this Project: Gisi Pheasant Farms from Ipswich acts as South Dakota’s source for pheasants. In fact, during their peak time they hatch more than 52,000 chicks in just one week. Gisi hired McQuillen Creative Group to produce a Legacy Video to help shine a light on the company. During the course of shooting, we edited together this Web Video

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My Place – Identity Design

About this Project: Former co-founder of Super 8 Motels Inc., Ron Rivett, took his experience from the uber successful hotel chain and put it to use building My Place Hotels with his grandson Ryan Rivett. An economy hotel emphasizing in extended stays for the business traveler is My Place’s niche. Focusing on low prices with a quality stay, My Place

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JGE – Photos

About this Project: With sales, service and rental of equipment large and small, JGE Inc. has many facets of their business to convey to customers. As a way to do this, McQuillen Creative Group had the great opportunity to create several testimonial videos that were later used on JGE’s website. McQuillen Creative Group also used the video shoots as a

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Hub City – Photos

About this Project: Hub City, Inc. has provided power transmission products for use in packaging, recreation, transportation, military, construction, arts and entertainment, communication, material handling, medical and food processing equipment. To capture these products in print advertising, brochures, tradeshow assets and other marketing materials, McQuillen Creative Group has photographed countless bevel drives and gearboxes, as well as Hub City’s employees.


Bovalink – Photos

About this Project: Bovalink.com is 100% South Dakota-made. Created as an online platform where ranchers and cattle breeders can connect to sell cattle and semen, Groton, South Dakota based Bovalink.com focuses on driving sales and bids for each rancher. To help them achieve this, Bovalink.com looked to McQuillen Creative Group in Aberdeen, South Dakota to develop their brand. To show

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Avera St. Luke’s – Photos

About this Project: Avera St. Luke’s Hospital is one of Aberdeen and the region’s leading healthcare facilities. McQuillen Creative Group photographed Avera’s facility, doctors and staff to highlight the advanced and professional care they provide.


Aberdeen Magazine – Photos

About this Project: Aberdeen Magazine is a lifestyle and community magazine created by McQuillen Creative Group. Covering all of Aberdeen, SD, the magazine houses articles, feature stories and of course, great photos. Photos of restaurants, events, merchandise and Aberdeen community members are the main focus of the Aberdeen Magazine photo shoots. Take a look at just some of the photos

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Aberdeen Dental – Photos

About this Project: Located here in South Dakota, Aberdeen Dental Associates came to McQuillen Creative Group for a website. To add a personal touch and friendly feel to the website, ADA let McQuillen Creative Group invade their office for a day to take professional photos they could use on the website. The shots focused on the staff and their personalized

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My Place Hotels – Photos

About this Project: A rapidly growing economy extended stay hotel, My Place Hotels opened just a few short years ago. After creating their logo, McQuillen Creative Group photographed several of their hotel locations, focusing on the features of the rooms and establishment.



Presentation College – Print Assets

About this Project: Presentation College is a faith-based educational institution in Aberdeen, SD, with several satellite campuses. For over 60 years they’ve maintained a modest student body of several hundred students. Several years back, they added a comprehensive athletics program that caused their enrollment to grow substantially. Subsequently, they embarked on an ambitious campus-building campaign to modernize their facilities. In

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Office Peeps – Catalog Covers

About this Project: Office Peeps is a 55-year-old, family-owned office supply company located in Watertown and Huron, South Dakota. They strive to make each customer happy by focusing on their great, personalized service. Not only are they the nicest people, but they are also the most fun. Office Peeps is always up for creative, retro designs that fit their quirky

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Luther Heights – Print Assets

About this Project: Luther Heights is a bible camp in central Idaho. The camp has been around since the early 1950’s and has been exploring the Bible with campers from all walks of life. In an effort to update their facilities at the camp, Luther Heights set out on a campaign, “Renewing the Legacy Now,” to raise money. The campaign

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JGE – Print Assets

About this Project: For 20 years, JGE has provided the South Dakota region with quality new, used and rental equipment, as well as a knowledgeable service department. From a hammer to an aerial lift, you can either buy it or rent it from JGE. Based in Aberdeen, South Dakota, JGE’s main focus is on exceptional customer service. When JGE approached

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Insurance Plus – Billboards

About this Project: Insurance Plus is one of Aberdeen’s local insurance companies. Working with numerous insurance companies, Insurance Plus is able to peruse the market for the best prices for coverage. In addition to great pricing, they also focus on personalized customer service. With this in mind, the billboards and message was focused on meeting with Insurance Plus agents in

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Hub City – Trade Show Assets

About this Project: Hub City, Inc. became a wholly owned Subsidiary of Regal-Beloit Corporation in 1992, a year that also marked Hub City’s 100th anniversary. Over the years, Hub City has provided power transmission products for use in packaging, recreation, transportation, military, construction, arts and entertainment, communication, material handling, medical and food processing equipment. Trade Shows are a large part

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Dakotafire – Magazine Design

About this Project: Dakotafire is a journalism project that pools the resources of community newspapers and rural experts to report on issues of importance to rural communities in the James River watershed area of North and South Dakota. Started with a grant, the magazine is distributed through subscription, as well as inserted into local newspapers. McQuillen Creative Group headed the

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Bovalink – Print Assets

About this Project: Bovalink.com is 100% South Dakota-made. Bovalink.com is an online platform where ranchers and cattle breeders can connect to sell cattle and semen. Focusing on driving sales and bids for each rancher, Bovalink.com looked to us to develop their brand. Part of their brand included pieces that could be used at trade shows. With trade show banner displays

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Betty Ford Center – Catalog Design

About this Project: The Betty Ford Center works with individuals, and their families, who are struggling with addiction. Focusing on treatment programs and recovery, the Betty Ford Center also places emphasis on how this can affect children who have a parent or family member with an addiction. McQuillen Creative Group was asked to develop a catalog for the Betty Ford

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Aberdeen Community Theatre – Program Design

About this Project: ACT, is Aberdeen’s thriving community theatre. Putting on theatre productions and musicals, the organization allows community members of all ages to get involved. With each play, musical or event, McQuillen Creative Group has the honor of developing the program cover and design. With each program featuring a different play or musical, inspiration from that show is used

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Aberdeen Downtown Association – Print Assets

About this Project: The Aberdeen Downtown Association is dedicated to growing and improving Aberdeen, South Dakota’s downtown. With the large task of guiding businesses downtown, the Downtown Association also puts on many community events in the downtown area. This all takes time and promotional material. Located in Aberdeen’s downtown area, McQuillen Creative Group has been working with the Downtown Association

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WWII Pheasant Canteen – Documentary Video

About this Project: World War II Pheasant Canteen Team members are in the business of preserving history.  In the early 1940’s, the Aberdeen Red Cross/USO Canteen served pheasant sandwiches and offered other services to more than 586,000 troops during World War II. McQuillen Creative Group wrote and produced a documentary video entitled “A Living Legacy,” which not only recounted the canteen story,

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Harr Motors – TV Commercial

About this Project: Harr Motors in Aberdeen, South Dakota wanted help promoting their “Red, White, and You Program,” which offers employee pricing to those who serve our country such as police officers, fire fighters, and armed service men and women. McQuillen Creative Group shot and edited this TV commercial with the cooperation of the Aberdeen Police Department and the US

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Malchow’s – TV Commercial

About this Project: Malchow’s in Aberdeen, South Dakota needed help teasing folks about “something new” coming to their store, which happened to be a sleep gallery. With that in mind, McQuillen Creative Group shot and edited this teaser TV commercial. Tools Used: Jib Crane After Effects Extras Sleep Attire Pillows Visit our video page to learn about other video production

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Aberdeen Magazine – Web Video

About this Project: Aberdeen Magazine is a lifestyle and culture magazine for the Aberdeen area and is published by McQuillen Creative Group. Our goal is to champion our community, position it in a positive light, and promote those doing good things for our future. The sophisticated look of Aberdeen Magazine and its varied content caters to all walks of life

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Aberdeen Chamber – Postcards

About this Project: The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce in South Dakota has been an established voluntary non-profit membership organization since 1884. The 630-member organization works together to expand and attract businesses in the area. As a way to help with their goal, they called upon McQuillen Creative Group to develop postcards highlighting the tourist attractions and benefits of living

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Lang’s – TV Commercial

About this Project: We love working with Lang’s Audio, TV and Appliance, because every campaign is another opportunity to try new video production techniques, such as using a compressor to shoot air in the faces of our actors. The obvious message we were sending? These new TVs will blow you away! Tools Used: Willing actors Living room Canon EOS 7D

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Lang’s – TV Commercial

About this Project: Lang’s Audio, TV and Appliance needed a TV and Radio campaign that all tied together. So, McQuillen Creative Group developed a theme that tied a life changing event (e.g. a break up, firings, the death of a pet) to the concept of “upgrading.” For this particular spot, we decided to break the fourth wall, which helped personify

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Harr Motors – TV Commercial

About this Project: This TV commercial for Harr Motors in Aberdeen, South Dakota, is what folks in the advertising industry call a “doughnut.” Often times, car dealerships want to keep the same branding theme, while simultaneously swapping out specific products each week. But producing a “doughnut” can be a challenge. Instead of 30 seconds to tell our story, we get

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UPCI – Recruitment Video

About this Project: Nathan Reede of Upper Plains Contracting Incorporated in Aberdeen, South Dakota came to McQuillen Creative Group looking for a new hire video to replace his old one. He wanted this one to stand out among new hire videos and get his employees excited to come work for him. We had the great opportunity of shooting road construction

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Marathon Electric – Product Demonstration Video

About this Project: Hub City Inc. makes many kinds of gear drives and all types of equipment for the manufacturing industry and is constantly enhancing their innovative products. McQuillen Creative Group has had the great opportunity of animating several product demonstration videos. This seven minute video explains one of Hub City Inc’s newer products: HERA MAX Ultra efficient drive systems.

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Harr Motors – TV Commercial

About this Project: Here is a nice example of how a simple commercial concept can be enhanced by utilizing camera motion with sliders, jib cranes, and animated graphics. The key to this ad is providing visual interest that adds to the message. Visit our video page to learn more about our video production techniques.


Avera Medical Group – Web Video

About this Project: Here is one of many web videos McQuillen Creative Group produced for Avera, here in Aberdeen, South Dakota. These particular profile videos were produced in an effort to help potential patients get to know their local community doctors. In general, profile videos are a great way to help potential customers connect a face (perhaps your face) to

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Dakota Rising – Web Video

About this Project: Each year Beth Davis, of Dakota Resources, utilizes McQuillen Creative Group to create profile videos of Dakota Rising’s newest members. Dakota Rising is a program meant to help teach and mentor up and coming entrepreneurs. This is Kelly Melius, a successful manufacturer that lives in Faulkton, South Dakota, an area that many Dakota Rising Fellows live.


Dial-A-Move – Awards Video

About this Project: Barry Wood and his brother Dan Wood own and operate Dial-A-Move Relocation Services in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Here Barry and Dan explain how McQuillen Creative Group has helped create their website, which features several process videos that help explain what Dial-A-Move is all about. In 2014, Dan and Barry called on McQuillen Creative Group to make a

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Dacotah Bank – TV Commercial

About this Project: In this quick 15-second TV commercial for Dacotah Bank, you find out what it really means to lose your wallet. You also get to see how much story can be packed into just 15 seconds. There’s an established situation, a cause for concern, a joke to establish rapport, a back story, a false victory, a statement of

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ProComm Builders – Website Video

About this Project: A website video is a crucial component of your online visibility strategy. When a potential customer visits your website, there’s no better way to engage them than through an overview video. A website overview video can say: This is who we are! This is what we do! This is what we’re all about! And this is why

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Dacotah Bank – TV Commercial

About this Project: Dacotah Bank is all about their ID reclaim service, and they do their best to tell their customers. Here’s a short 15-second ad about the silly ways people try to attain your personal information. If you need a fast paced commercial, visit our video production page to learn more.


Vogl’s Woodworking – Website Video

About this Project: A website video is a crucial component of your online visibility strategy. When a potential customer visits your website, there’s no better way to engage them than through an overview video. A website overview video can say: This is who we are! This is what we do! This is what we’re all about! And this is why

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Hub City – Product Demonstration Video

About this Project: Hub City Inc. makes many kinds of gear drives and all types of equipment for the manufacturing industry and is constantly enhancing their innovative products. McQuillen Creative Group has had the great opportunity of animating several product demonstration videos. This video highlights Hub City Inc’s new stainless steel line of products. Visit our video page to learn

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Helm Marine – Business Card

About this Project: Helm Marine carries a variety of docks, boat lifts and trailers. New to the Aberdeen area, Helm Marine was looking for a brand that could introduce them as a professional and knowledgable business to purchase your boat accessories with. Once the Helm Marine logo was completed, business cards were done with FLOE Craft’s logo on it. As

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BIG Idea Competition – Award Certificate

About this Project: BIG Idea, a yearly competition among high school students, is a project McQuillen Creative Group is close too. Not only did MCG design and develop BIG Idea’s website and marketing material, they also judge the contestants logo design and print ad entries each year. As a team, McQuillen Creative Group helps choose the winner of the competition.

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Dacotah Bank – TV Commercial

About this Project: This 30-second branding commercial looks at the four elements of Dacotah Bank – banking, insurance, mortgage, and trust – and ties them into different life changing events. If you need help defining your brand, visit our video production page to learn more about our commercial work.








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