Single on Valentine’s Day in Ann Arbor? Heck Yes.

In February, romantic love gets even more of the attention it constantly craves. If you’re one of us single folk, this may be annoying. It may be the cause for a lot of additional champagne, and visits to Rock Paper Scissors to buy empowering non-romantic cards for yourself. But you don’t need to overcompensate for being … Continued

A2 Film Tech Showcase: We were there. We took some photos.

The A2 Tech Film Showcase brought together two things that are very near and dear to us over here at Q+M: Tech and Diversity. And pizza.  Free pizza. We enjoyed hanging out with our friends from Duo, Ann Arbor SPARK and A2 Geeks. Everything looks better with one of those fancy red-carpet backdrops, don’t you … Continued

Meet The Guy Who Is Bringing Q+M To Traverse City

  Q+M adds another world-class acronym to its arsenal with a new office and a new employee in TC. It’s no small honor to be in the same company as Q+M’s presence in cities like Ann Arbor (A2) and Los Angeles (LA). Taking just a moment to introduce myself and my fair city is a … Continued

2017 Year in Review

2017 was a great year for our long-time partners and new friends alike. We focused on continuously elevating our work and our clients’ success. Take a look at some of our favorite projects from 2017. 2017 Project Highlights We’re already ramping up for 2018. We hope you find some inspiration and excitement in this work and … Continued

Art Deco Lovers Rejoice: Ann Arbor State Theatre Reopening

After a year of renovations, Ann Arbor’s historic State Theatre is set to reopen on December 8th, 2017. This shining example of art deco glam with modern amenities and a full bar will be a community treasure for years to come. Q+M is honored to play a part in relaunching the Theatre to the public. … Continued

Fragrance Ads 2017: A Q+M Holiday Tradition

It’s that time of year again! Time for the traditional Q+M fragrance ad holiday wrap-up. It’s the time of year when I feel bad about my life choices because some butthole was paid millions to do terribly what I do fairly well for hundreds. So strap yourselves in and get ready for this year’s head-back-eyes-closed, … Continued

4 Tips to Improve Your City’s Social Media Presence

In this post, we asked Kara Sokol, Communications Manager for the City of Ferndale, to share her tips for cities looking to improve their social media presence.  Here’s what she had to say. A good social media presence is like your front office or customer service desk; you’ll be asked questions about which you know nothing, you’ll sometimes be … Continued

Mighty Good Coffee Barista Highlights

Q+M teamed up with Mighty Good Coffee to highlight some of their amazing baristas. Each interview features several photos of staff in action. You can check out the entire series (include more photos and info on the baristas below), on Mighty Good’s Instagram feed.

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

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

James’ 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

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 … Continued