Karrie Hovey

How does your garden grow?

We love living in a town filled with creativity. From local galleries to store windows, everyone in Savannah loves to push the envelope and amp up our historic town’s artistic culture. Karrie Hovey’s …the Garden Grows: Inside and Out at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center fits the bill, providing us with an immersive experience that transforms these humble, everyday (and recycled!) objects into a vibrant garden. Christmas displays, packing foam, plastic bags and old books have been cut, twisted, glued and tied together in an amazing display of craftsmanship and symbolism. By giving these throwaway products new meaning, she expresses concern about how we as a culture treat the environment while providing a place for dialogue between viewers.

And it’s also very pretty :)

If you’re in Savannah, check out the Jepson Center (hours here) any time before August 17. The museum is also participating in the Blue Star Museums program, providing free admission for active-duty military and their families through September 1.

 

Clark Creative Team

TEDxCC 2014 Takeaways

We had a BLAST at TEDxCC 2014. We always do — it’s become sort of a yearly tradition for our team — but we were so inspired by some of the talks that we wanted to share our thoughts and takeaways (along with a few others). For a full list of the speakers, please visit the TEDxCC website.

Thanks for the team photo, Art Rise Savannah!

Heritage Pines: Billboard

Directional Advertising

Clark Creative Creates Directional Informational Signage for Award Winning Development in Augusta

 

Augusta’s Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Initiative has received a 2013 National Planning Excellence Award from the American Planning Association and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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Apps to Beat the Heat

Apps to Beat the Heat

That iPhone is good for more than just effective mobile marketing! Check out these vital apps for summer.

UV Safe Timer- Based on your personal profile and location-based UV index, this app will remind you when to reapply your sunscreen and avoid a nasty burn.
Dog Park Finder Plus- An essential for any dog owner, find dog parks, beaches, and pet-friendly restaurants all summer long.
Swim Guide- Find beaches near you and check out water conditions and open swimming hours before you go!
Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder- Find the best parks and nature preserves near you…wherever you may be!
EveryTrail Pro- Go off the beaten path this summer with an app for finding trails, tracking your route and sharing your adventures!

Summer Marketing

Driving Summer Business with Mobile Marketing

If there’s one thing you always have on you—especially during the long days of summer—it’s probably your cell phone. Mobile marketing – that is marketing on your mobile phone (also called SMS, Short Message Service) – can be an extremely powerful tool for reaching clients and customers in this digital era. Through text messages and QR codes, apps and alerts, marketers can drive positive brand recognition and develop vital customer loyalty. But like all effective campaigns, mobile marketing must take into account the season in order to best reach consumers.

With immediate access comes immediate gratification—when done right. Effective summer mobile marketing can be simple (telling your customers about the ice cream sale in August, not December) or complex (including relevant information on Summer weather and UV indexes on your website that just happens to be perfectly optimized for viewing on the iPhone).

Clark Creative has diverse experience with mobile marketing, including a text message and QR code program for Savannah Mall. Campaigns like these are a fantastic way to reach clients instantly, driving summer business when you need it most.

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Color My World

 

Another new and inspiring website for getting the latest update on color trending is Pimkie Color Forecast; it shows you in real time what people are wearing in Europe’s fashion capitals.  Read more >>

Instragram

Instagram!

Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign

 

Last month I visited New Orlean’s for Jazz Fest 2012. Not only did the music inspire me, so did the graphic signage found all over the city. It provided me with an opportunity to test drive my recent Instagram app. With Instagram, iPhone and Android mobile phone users can take and share photographs instantly. It’s a snap! Here are some of my favorite pics from The Big Easy.

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Get on Board

The debut of Pinterest has created a new social media catch-phrase – pinning. Pinning is replacing friending as one the fastest growing social sharing addictions. Launched in March 2010, the website is a virtual inspiration board where users can categorize, organize, pin and share images worldwide. It’s a creative new business approach to spread brand awareness. We’ve gotten on board and hope you’ll give us a pin.

 

 

 

 

Cari Clark Phelps

Cari Clark Phelps Named as a 2012 Generation NEXT Rising Star of Business

 

Cari Clark Phelps, owner and Creative Director at Clark Creative Communications, was named a 2012 Generation NEXT: Rising Star of Business by Business in Savannah and Savannah Magazine. The publications selected twenty-one under-40 business leaders based on a combination of their business success and philanthropic work. The Generation NEXT winners will be presented their awards on March 21, 2012.

Ms. Phelps founded Clark Creative Communications in 2004 to provide design and communication services to the Savannah community. She has steadily grown the business in billings, service offerings, and geographic reach, culminating in 100% growth in 2011. The company’s design work has won more than 30 ADDY Awards and been featured in national and international publications.

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QR Codes developed for Savannah Mall

Decoding QR Codes

 

What are those boxes with dots, squares, and triangles that are showing up everywhere? It seems as if suddenly they are on packaging, posters, billboards, websites, business cards and ads. Welcome to the QR code marketing tool.

QR code stands for Quick Response code. In essence, it is a bar code-a visual representation of something that would otherwise be written as text. Read more >>