A Day in Downtown Ferndale

Our recent photo shoot for the City of Ferndale captures the things that make this town great: a thriving downtown, verdant parks and unique businesses.      

Build Community Support for Your Public Project

Municipal projects present unique communications challenges. People need to know the short-term impacts and the long-term benefits. It’s like being a teacher and graduation speaker at the same time. When done well, public projects build community support by involving stakeholders every step of the way. Midland Michigan Digs In During the summer of 2017, the City … Continued

Video: YDL Bookmobile, Client Highlight

Take a peek into the graphic design that went into redesigning the new Ypsilanti District Library Bookmobile. According to the Ypsilanti District Library, “The Bookmobile is a unique location of the library in that it brings library materials to people. It serves as an alternative to stationary locations, and can go places where library use … Continued

Show you care: Use real, high-quality photos for your next campaign

Real, high-quality photos are vital to a successful website, social, digital or print campaign. Why? Numerous studies show that real, high-quality photos increase conversation rates, increase engagement and trust in your brand, and show that you care. If you are struggling to find a person on your staff to take the kind of photos that … Continued

Welcome, Allen!

Hi there! I’m Allen Luo and I’m the new intern ‘round these parts. I like bubble tea, tennis, and spending absurd amounts of time watching cooking videos on YouTube. This summer I’ll be working alongside various members of the Q+M team to not only make their lives easier but hopefully learn some things along the … Continued

7 Reasons You Should Turn Your Print Piece into Digital Content

There is something special about a printed piece.  Whether it’s an annual report, quarterly newsletter, or glossy sales brochure, sharing your message in print form can engage the senses in a unique way. But in the age of mobile devices and social media engagement, there are also many reasons to turn your print piece into … Continued

Video: City of Ann Arbor Mayor Coin

Meeting with the Mayor of Ann Arbor is quite an honor. He’s charming, insightful . . . and really tall. What would make a visit with the Mayor even better? A commemorative coin, perhaps? You bet! Q+M was delighted to have the privilege of designing the Mayoral Coin for the City of Ann Arbor. Once … Continued

Video: Print to Digital – Make an Impact

You have a message and the best way to deliver that message isn’t by pigeon carrier or a PDF. Increase visibility of your personality and brand by giving your clients/customers something they can click on. Let’s get started! —Sarah, Client Success

Design Inspiration: Catherine’s Picks

Julien Vallée (Vallée Duhamel) Canadian graphic designer and art director Julien Vallée is known for creating lo-fi, humorous animations. The Vallée Duhamel aesthetic is vibrant: led by big ideas and guided by loose storyboards, the creatives involved in each shoot solve the problems of how to make the things in the script happen as they go … Continued

Video: Q+M Hover Dash 2K17

On a Monday after a long weekend, James and I were hanging around the water cooler, arguing over who could run faster, “Usain Bolt or a Hungry Hippo?” When Catherine and Katie joined in, the conversation went from hippos to hover boards in the blink of an eye. Katie showed us this video Duo Security … Continued

Welcome Katie!

This week we are welcoming a new member to our Client Success Team, Katie Przygocki! As the Digital Media Manager, she will be working alongside the creative and accounts team at our Ann Arbor office. Katie specializes in digital marketing and making things extra special. Do you want to turn your marketing up a notch? … Continued

Arbor Networks Vision Installation, Client Highlight

The SP Team at Arbor Networks attended a visioning workshop with ZingTrain and developed a statement of where they see themselves in 2 years. In order to share the vision with everyone, and ensure it remains an ever-present guide, Arbor wanted to turn the written Vision 2020 into a wall installation at their Ann Arbor … Continued

Want Your Employees to Grow? Let Them Drive The Bus

  When you’re a parent you read a lot of children’s books. Sometimes you find one with an important life lesson. For me, that book is Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems. The story begins with a bus driver asking the reader to help with an important task: make sure the … Continued

Just a Crush: Design Inspiration

James here, taking a blog post to appreciate the work of Louise Fili.     Louise Fili always nails it when it comes to elegant type treatments, and I admire the way she uses calligraphic flourish and pattern-like illustration to bring beauty to her work.     In my design education I was surrounded by … Continued

Success Story: That’s a Good Looking Ham!

Dearborn Brand sells a lot of ham during the Holidays. Here we share the story of their successful campaign, infographic style. Click here to view in full size.

Video: Gimme Pizza, Client Highlight

Take a peek into the creative path that led to refreshing Tiffany’s logo and marketing materials. “You’ve got to really love pizza to spend your life making it – and making it the best that it can be.” Tony Sacco got into the pizza business at 15 years old as a busboy and not long … Continued

Video: A Stellar 2016

This year we used amazing local talent and created fresh content for our unique clients. Let’s stay connected! Follow our journey on Instagram and on Twitter. We also have an email sign-up on our contact page. Check it out! Our team is looking forward to everything 2017 has to offer! —Sarah Q+M Client Success

What Christmas Means to Me

To some the holidays are about family time, while others have a more spiritual connection. Obviously that’s all nonsense; Christmas means the annual barrage of perfume & cologne commercials. Those 30 – 60-second doses of, “what just happened to me?” It’s difficult though. As an advertiser, I feel for the writers and directors of these … Continued

The 9 Questions to Ask Before You Rebrand

Recently Q+M turned our rebrand-o-ray on ourselves and learned even more about the terrifying…ly exciting process of rebranding. Of course we’ve handled rebranding for clients in just about every industry including Midwestern Consulting & CHG, but going through the process ourselves helped reveal some of the more personal aspects of changing your identity (read more … Continued

Quack!Media becomes Q+M

In 2003 I started Quack!Media as a 23-year-old kid. I set up two folding chairs in an empty closet behind an Indian restaurant “office suite” and hired Jeff Jenkins and Serene Arena. Matt Rundell showed up a few months later and Quack!Media started making ridiculously low budget, but funny and effective educational videos. Thirteen years … Continued