Archive for April, 2010

April 23rd, 2010

PRSA / Southern CT Chapter Presentation – Social Media Review

By aliparmelee

Thanks again to John Hodgins and Michelle Wade for having me present on social media today. And thanks to all the attendees. I hope you got some good ideas!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

April 21st, 2010

Email Open Rate Presentation

By aliparmelee

In case you wanted to refresh your memory, or even if you missed the presentation today, we wanted to be nice and still share.

Let us know if you have any more questions on how to increase your email open rates.

April 20th, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy month of events

By aliparmelee

April is a busy month for the think creative group team. We’re hitting and hosting a variety of events around New Haven.

Improving Your Email Open Rate—When Clear and Concise is BETTER
We’re hosting a complimentary workshop Wednesday, April 21 at 12:30 at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

An Introduction to Social Media for Communications Professionals
Friday, April 23 at noon at Gateway Community College
RSVP to John Hodgins

A CADC Inspire Me Event: Leading Women
Ali has been asked to speak on a panel of creative women business owners to share our perspective on the pros and cons of being female in a traditionally male-dominated field
Thursday, April 29 at 6:30 at Kitchen ZINC

Hope to see you soon!

April 1st, 2010

Do Good. Think Big.

By aliparmelee

Do Good. Think Big.

IT’S TIME…we’ve just announced our non-profit contest for Connecticut organizations.

We know that non-profits are typically overwhelmed, understaffed and have a non-existent budget. But they need to communicate with their target audience why they need support—from volunteers, donations and overall support of your cause. But where to start? How do you get in front of them with an easy to manage communications plan?

That’s where we come in.

We love non-profits. And we love Connecticut. So we figured, why not help out a non-profit in Connecticut! We are donating our online branding expertise to help your cause develop a strong online strategy, from social media, to blogs, to emarketing.


We want to hear your story
Tell us about your non-profit organization. What makes you so special? How do you “do good” and why you should be chosen? Remember…tell a good story about your cause because the public will be reading your story and voting to determine the finalists. So you don’t need to just tug at our heartstrings…you need to tug at everyone’s!

How do you win?

  1. You submit your non-profit’s story to our contest.
  2. Tell your existing fanbase to vote for you.
  3. Get the most votes to be one of the top 5 finalists.
  4. Our panel of judges will make the final selection.

Enter at:

What’s the grand prize?

  • Marketing assessment with suggestions and blog, social networking and eblast strategy
  • Website analysis
  • Set up or enhance Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages
  • Set up blog
  • Set up up to 2 eblast templates

VALUE: $7,750

Runner Ups [4 to be exact]
Here’s the kicker…while there’s only one grand prize, all five finalists will be winners. We’ll be providing 1% of our profits to multiple non-profits. Each time a client signs on with us, they will be able to choose from a list of non-profits they would like the proceeds of their sale to go to—and the 5 finalists will be on the list!

So pass it on to your non-profit friends!!