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Ten tips to improved productivity

Get some sleep

A good night's sleep is imperative for productivity, better decision-making and idea generation. A McKinsey study showed a direct correlation between getting less sleep and workplace inefficiency. Not enough sleep is the cognitive equivalent of trying to work drunk.

Don’t skip breakfast

We need fuel to function properly. It’s an easy meal to skip, but remember by the time you wake up, you likely haven't eaten for 10 or 12 hours. When you’re hungry it's harder to focus and you're more likely...

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December 30, 2016

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The entertainment factor in current advertising

It seems that advertising professionals are starting to work their way into a trap. The trap is this—there are so many commercials and it is so easy to surf away from long commercial pods—therefore my commercial has to be so entertaining that people will really want to watch it. Same is true in many print ads…oftentimes, if I can’t shock ‘em I can’t stop ‘em. 

At the end of the trap is the fact that many viewers and readers totally miss the point of...

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April 14, 2014

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Seven ways that SEO can be useful to your company

SEO has a tendency to be complex. With all of the terminology and strategies out there It’s easy to get wrapped up in the details. What is sometimes missed in all of the complexity is that at it’s core, SEO can bring a number of straightforward benefits that go beyond the technical.

Creating useful content

If there is one thing that we’ve learned over the last few years with SEO, it’s that Google has clearly put the focus on content. The signal is loud and...

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April 03, 2014

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What’s the value of good creative?

Let’s say you are spending $1million dollars on an advertising campaign.

If your creative gets 10% more of the audience to notice the campaign you could argue that the creative is adding $100,000 of value because it is making the media buy more effective and thus more valuable. This math is probably too simple, but the point is clear.

More engaging creative is almost always worth the investment. Yet many companies seem to believe that cheaper is better. Or if it’s homemade, which is even cheaper, it’s even better. 

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April 02, 2014

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Davis Harrison Dion Takes Home Illinois Governor’s Conference Award

The 2013 Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards – which recognizes innovative tourism marketing initiatives that promote the outstanding destinations, attractions and events throughout the State of Illinois – has honored Davis Harrison Dion’s work for the Rosemont Convention & Tourism Bureau. Of the 137 entries submitted, the dimensional mailer for The Park at Rosemont entitled “Coaster” won the Best Sales Collateral Award.  

Behind the success of this work was the unique approach the direct mail piece took in showcasing the destination. The award-winning submission for The Park at Rosemont featured individual, custom-designed coasters to...

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March 12, 2013

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A historic location

The historic 333 North Michigan Avenue Building was constructed in 1927 on the site of Fort Dearbon, the first Chicago settlement built in 1803. Fort Dearborn was strategically positioned along the Chicago River making it a prime location for travel and trafficking goods – and now it positions the building in heart of Michigan Avenue.

The first thing you notice is the unmistakable art deco design. It was derived directly from Eero Saarinen’s designs for the Chicago Tribune Tower and his Grant Park skyscraper proposal. A bas-relief frieze by sculptor Enrique Alferez winds around the building, commemorating Chicago’s pioneer past while adding exquisite detailing.

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