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Crabtree + Company's Online Reputation Management (ORM) Series (Issue 3 of 5)

Welcome to the third edition of our ORM series. The focus of today’s post — eblasts. There’s never a bad time to launch an email marketing campaign, but with the holidays and end-of-year-appeals season upon us, it's the perfect time to review this list of best practices and friendly reminders.

1. Subject lines matter.
They’re the first thing your audience sees — and they often determine if your eblast gets read or trashed. Winning subject lines are brief, because on many devices longer ones get cut off. Craft a subject line that pulls your readers in: pique their curiosity, initiate a story, or create a sense of urgency that drives them to read on and take action.

2. Maintain a good marketing list.
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Walter's Word: Assume

Walter's Word: Assume

Communicating in an increasingly global community, we always have to be careful not to assume that what we know or do is universal. Take a subject dear to my heart; dog talk. Here in American it's bark-bark or woof-woof or even bow-wow. But in Russia it's hav-hav, Japan wan-wan, Belgium wooah-wooah (remember Tintin's Snowy?), Chinese Mandarin wang-wang but Chinese Cantonese wong-wong, and the Netherlands blaf-blaf. Read more
What's your story?

What's your story?

Click here to see the answers for the March e-Blast.

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The current temperature is HOT!

The current temperature is HOT!

Right now the hottest thing in design is contrast. Maybe it reflects a divided country or a reaction to a previously gentler era, but visual contrast dominates every aspect of design these days, from high fashion to magazine layouts to new logos. The question is should you follow or flee it? Read more

"I LOVED working on this Project!"

Susan Mathews
Creative Director

I love it when a client asks, "What do you think?". It doesn't happen often but when it does, I get to give this person the benefit of every job I've worked on for the past 20 years. Read more



A collection of some of the icon work we've done for clients.
The Year was 2009

The Year was 2009

... and our clients that year included:
  • Coca-Cola
  • Conservation International
  • Fannie Mae
  • Kraft Foods
  • YMCA
  • NIH
  • NASA
  • National Conference of Democratic Mayors
  • FIRST Robotics Competition
  • Shen Wei Dancers
  • Wildscreen ARKive
  • Office of Naval Research