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Why is Google Calling Me?

Don’t succumb to the temptations and sales pitches of SEO companies. We’ve heard from several of our clients that they are constantly getting calls and emails from “Google” encouraging them to increase their Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and/or claim their business account. PLEASE NOTE; these calls are probably not coming from Google, but from third party companies using Google as

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Subscribe to Aberdeen Magazine! You’ll Love It!

Aberdeen Magazine

McQuillen Creative Group brings you, Aberdeen Magazine! The only magazine in the area dedicated to all things positive and great about our wonderful city. Each issue features people, places, events, fashion, and food; all from Aberdeen. The magazine is produced totally in-house by MCG staff. We do solicit help from freelancers and eager volunteers. Take a peek at our last issue

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Office Peeps – Solutions & Savings

Office Peeps is a 55-year-old, family-owned office supply company located in Watertown and Huron, South Dakota. They specialize in office interior design, and their products and services include: Office supplies Office equipment and service Desktop and laptop computers Office furniture and interior design Janitorial supplies School supplies and furniture Scrapbooking supplies MCG has mainly been in charge of the website design

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MCG Honored to Design Coach Don Meyer Tribute Website

Former Northern State University coach Don Meyer is one of the nation’s most successful basketball coaches of all time. Meyer made college basketball history in 2009, surpassing Bobby Knight as the career victory leader. For two years, from 2009-2011, Meyer held the record for most wins for a men’s college basketball coach. Meyer retired in 2010 from Northern State University

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Established Brand Reemerges with a Splash • Tri-State Water

Based in Northeast South Dakota, Tri-State Water was established in 1986. After getting great use out of their original brand image, they recently decided to modernize it in an effort to rebrand and reposition themselves in a growing and competitive market. As both our friends and office-water suppliers, Tri-State recently hired us for this exciting change! We developed a new logo, overhauled their website, and

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Church Camp Video Pros

Camp Video

“Zacchaeus was a wee little man…” can you finish the rest of this church camp classic?  As things wrap up for this summer, camp-goers are already seeking out their next year’s choice. We hope they choose you, but is your website a true jaw dropper? MCG is the expert in town for all things bible, church, or ministry camp. From logo

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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?

Responsive Websites

Don’t Freak Out! What do you think when you hear about “responsive websites?” Businesses these days need to work harder than ever to reach their customers. They browse the internet faster than before, and this leads to feelings of uncertainty. For most, fear of the “unknown” becomes a reality when thinking about recent technological advances. The mobile market has taken

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Fundraising Videos in a Snap

Fundraising Videos

Fundraising Videos for All We’ve just completed our latest video 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. Choosing the right video production company can be tricky for non-profits. We know how to

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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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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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How to Make Fundraising Videos

There comes a time when non-profits need to raise money. Our experience in fundraising (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 reputable organization, and one of the things we provide is collateral material for many of their campaigns.

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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 restaurant logo is A MUST for any new venture. And we do them pretty darned good. Goodly? Good darned? Heck, I don’t get grammar. But we do get

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Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons Find McQuillen Creative

Plastic Surgeons

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 to have 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 stories in

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New Hire Orientation Videos Made Easier

New Hire Orientation Videos

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, which shifts the responsibility to someone else to run the orientation and gives your company a whole different flavor. Or, what if you missed some crucial points in your presentation? Whatever the

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South Carolina Synod Invests in Video

video

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 in the

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Simple Commercial with Big Drama

simple Commercial

A Simple Commercial can Deliver Big Results 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.

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