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A Note From the Post College Intern

At the end of a four-to-five year stint in college, everyone everywhere wants to know what you are going to...read more
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NEWEST WORK

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OUR PEOPLE

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Intern Insight: The Language of Lunch

I never was a big fan of lunch growing up; the portions are smaller, you only have so much time...read more
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CAREERS

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Intern Insight: What to Look For in the Right Internship

Deciding to trade in your free summer days for a 9-5 can be hard to swallow if you’re not in...read more
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INSIDE MATCHBOOK

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Matchbook Partners With The Indiana Conference for Women

2016 marks the fifth year for the Indiana Conference for Women, an annual conference that brings together thousands of women...read more
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Meet Our 2016 Summer Interns

We are eager to showcase this talented group of students and recent graduates joining Matchbook Creative this summer as interns!...read more
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Civic Theatre: Setting Up a Season

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre in Indianapolis brings their creativity, enthusiasm and showmanship to everything they do. For their upcoming season,...read more
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Welcome John Cavanaugh

We at Matchbook Creative are excited to welcome John Cavanaugh, our new Copywriter! John joins Matchbook after his graduation from...read more
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The Importance of Branding Your Space

In today’s competitive markets companies are searching for ways to gain an edge, improve productivity and best the competition with...read more
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From Intern to Employee (Part 2)

Well, it finally happened. Approximately one month ago, I concluded my journey through the world of higher education, and I...read more
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Why Your Cover Letter Failed to Impress Me (And Why it Matters)

Ah, the infamous cover letter. If executed correctly, it can be the icing on the application cake. A cover letter...read more
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Why I Rejected Your Résumé (And Why I Know You Didn’t Mean it)

Before I get ahead of myself, this blog isn’t a rant or a platform to call people out. As someone...read more
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Tips for your Design Portfolio

You are your toughest critic. Developing a brand and way to show off your jawdropping graphic design work can seem...read more
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Marketing Mutt Strut

As an agency filled with animal lovers, including several adopted pet owners, our ongoing partnership with the Humane Society of...read more
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Welcome Britni Leister

We welcome Britni Leister, our newest Account Director at Matchbook! Britni joined the team at Matchbook with over five years of...read more
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Matchbook Earns Hermes Awards for All Entries

Matchbook Creative has received a total of five Hermes Awards for various works, including a: Platinum Hermes Award for Spoke & Steele's...read more
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Matchbook Wins Multiple Communicator Awards

Matchbook Creative received a Communicator Award for each of its 2016 entries, including an integrated marketing campaign for Ambre Blends,...read more
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Can Typos Go Well?

As a copywriter and editor, my day is filled with the stress of trying to be perfect. Writing is an imperfect...read more
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From Intern to Employee

As a soon-to-be graduating college senior, it’s only a matter of weeks until I leave the world of academics, and...read more
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Learning New Skills (Without the Bills)

So, you never went to grad school. Maybe you never went to college at all. Or, maybe it’s been decades...read more
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Numbers Don’t Lie…Unless They Do

In late 2005, Google released a free tool that can be installed on a website and tracks all the web...read more
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Matchbook announces new downtown HQ and hiring plans

Provided by the Indiana Business Journal. Indianapolis-based marketing and advertising firm Matchbook Creative is spending nearly $1 million to establish...read more
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The Culture of Creatives

Donna Gray and Christy Gormal, the co-founders of Matchbook Creative, have known one another for over 10 years and their...read more
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Apply for Summer Internships

Are you looking for real-world advertising experience amidst the whirlwind of agency life? Are you driven by deadlines and have...read more
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Matchbook’s Top Indy Food Spots

As an agency right around the center of Indianapolis, we’re always surrounded by interesting, unique, and delicious restaurants. Impact on...read more
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Matchbook Takes Home Gold and Silver ADDY Awards

At Friday night's AAF ADDY Awards Ceremony, Matchbook Creative took home a silver and gold ADDY for their creative marketing...read more
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Welcome Ben Kinney

We welcome Ben Kinney, our new Web Developer at Matchbook! A Ball State University graduate, Ben joins us after multiple digital...read more
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Matchbook Creative Wins 2015 Indianapolis Zoo Annual Report

For the fourth year in a row, Matchbook Creative has won the bid for the Indianapolis Zoo annual report. This...read more
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A musical workplace is a good workplace

As anyone with an insight into the day-to-day operations at Matchbook Creative can tell you, our working environment is pretty...read more
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Rebranding Apex: Reflecting and Promoting Growth

Apex Benefits Group, a strategic benefits, human resources and consulting organization based out of Indianapolis, has had a sound relationship...read more
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2016 Designer Resolutions

1. Network with other designers Making a point to get out of the office and network with other designers can...read more
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ClickBait: Good or Evil?

“17 Facts You Won’t Believe are True” “20 Signs You’re a 90s Kid” “Dermatologists Hate Her! Local mom exposes shocking...read more
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A Very Matchbook Christmas List

Snowflakes, lights, personal desk stockings, a tree, and WAY too many treats to go around all mean one thing: Christmastime...read more
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Shifting Client, Adaptive Messaging

Matchbook and RepuCare, a healthcare staffing and services firm based out of Indianapolis, have had a historically strong relationship creating...read more
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Is a Cluttered Desk Such a Bad Thing?

Almost every office has that one person whose desk has the power to ignite the obsessive compulsive tendencies of even...read more
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Apply for Spring Internships

Are you looking for real-world advertising experience amidst the whirlwind of agency life? Are you driven by deadlines and have...read more
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Intern Insight: Managing Similar Projects

One common element of communications that I had previously not encountered as a student is that of consistently producing similar...read more
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Maddie’s DIY Wedding: Part 2

Part II: Maddie gets Crafty With the perfect logo in place and my theme in mind, it was time to...read more
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Matchbook Creative Website Wins Gold W3 Award

We recently received an additional award for our website, a Gold W3 Award! After launching our new website in March...read more
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Matchbook Vice President Named 2015 Indy’s Best and Brightest Finalist

Matchbook Creative's Vice President, Maris Schiess, was recently named a 2015 Finalist in Indy's Best and Brightest Awards, honoring the...read more
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Face to Face

Recently, I’ve been going to a lot of meetings. Some are large gatherings. Some are one-on-one. There are dinner parties,...read more
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Welcome Alex Eckerle

We welcome Alex Eckerle, our new Account Executive at Matchbook! Alex joins Matchbook after working 5 years with Nestlé Purina Petcare's in-house...read more
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Mayor’s Futsal Cup: Crafting a Digital Presence

With Indianapolis’s recent exposure to the sport of soccer with Indy Eleven playing in the North American Soccer League, the...read more
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Maddie’s DIY Wedding: Part 1

Part 1: Maddie’s Dream Day or Design Nightmare? Demanding, particular, know-it-all, and thrifty. The bride that has impossible standards and...read more
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Branding Blends

When a client comes to us with a want for a new branded feel, marketing materials and advertising, the design...read more
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Give Your Brain a Boost

For those of us who work in an agency, each day we have the ability to do something great. Whether...read more
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Apply for Fall Internships

Are you looking for real-world advertising experience amidst the whirlwind of agency life? Are you driven by deadlines and have...read more
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Welcome David Hoffman

We welcome David Hoffman, our new Content Strategist at Matchbook! We are excited to have David as part of our...read more
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5 Design Trends We Can’t Stomach Any Longer

Design trends are like the meals and kitchen smells from your workplace. They can be fresh, homemade pesto and chicken...read more
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Meet Our 2015 Summer Interns

We are excited to introduce a talented team of students and recent grads interning with Matchbook Creative this summer: Brock Erb | Account...read more
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Matchbook Creative Receives Multiple Awards in Strategy, Web and Design

Following a very successful first quarter, Matchbook was honored to receive multiple awards last week for our strategic, creative and...read more
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Introducing Verve Health

When a client outgrows a brand for which we have created, we have a lot of mixed emotions: sad that…read more

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The Matchbook Creative Experience

An internship is the defining moment in any student’s college experience. It’s when we, as students, get a definitive answer...read more
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How to Stay Zen at Work

Here in the states, we have what we call the, “American Dream.” We believe that with hard work, dedication, and...read more
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We’re Live!

Welcome to our new website! We’re finally live! It has been quite the process. Before the design, coding, copywriting, and...read more
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7 Tips for Your Account Resume

Here are a few tips (some obvious, some underrated) from our hiring department on how to send a resume for...read more
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Maris Takes the Plunge

The best feeling in the world is raising money for a great cause. Fundraising for something you believe in or...read more
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Apply for Summer Internships

Are you looking for real-world advertising experience amidst the whirlwind of agency life? Are you driven by deadlines and have...read more
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Why intern at Matchbook?

Why intern at Matchbook Creative? Because you will be surrounded by professionals who want you to succeed. They will never...read more
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Concept Before Creation

Developing a creative and effective piece for a designer is a whirlwind. Balancing strategy, client requirements, design, and time can...read more
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A Great Committee to Serve

Many parents spend their weekends schlepping their kids back and forth from one engagement to another; if it’s not the...read more
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Two Spaces

So, apparently, this whole paragraph is wrong. What I had learned throughout my childhood, growing up with computers, is all...read more
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Stark Steals The Show

Stark – the noble family that is being sadly butchered on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Oh wait, no. Stark –...read more
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Inspiration is a Procrastinator

How do I know I procrastinate? I’ve been waiting until the last minute to write this blog post. Waiting and...read more
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A Valentine for Indy

February is the month of love, but it’s also the month many Hoosiers begin cursing Mother Nature and wondering if...read more
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Working Remotely or Remotely Working?

When I moved to Chicago, I knew that continuing to work for our office in Indianapolis would be a challenge....read more
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Welcome Jenny Dexter

Jenny Dexter joins Matchbook as an Account Executive, working with clients to make sure their visions and goals are realized....read more
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Lessons from “the guy who stands”

Does your back hurt after a regular eight or 14-hour day? Are you constantly reminding yourself to work on your...read more
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Matchbook Creative Wins Indianapolis Zoo 2014 Annual Report

As our fourth annual report for the Indianapolis Zoo since 2010, we are excited to once again share our ideas...read more
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AUTOCORRECT FAILS (YOUR BUSINESS)

I have seen our industry come a long way in the past 20 years: the invention/implementation of the Internet is...read more
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10 Completely Useless Stock Photos

As a creative agency, we rely on stock photos to complement our designs. Searching for just the right image can...read more
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2015, what’s in it for you?

Starting a new year always brings opportunity, growth and reflection. Nine years ago, Donna and I sat at her mother’s...read more
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Matchbook Creative Nominated as Employer of the Year

We are honored to be recognized as an Employer of the Year nominee for the 2015 Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s...read more
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Working with Pack the Pantries

In late 2014, Matchbook was offered the exciting opportunity to join the City of Indianapolis’s Pack the Pantries hunger relief...read more