Ah, the holidays, that time of year we go without rest, raise the stress, overly ingest and financially regress to enjoy the peace and joy of the season. To warm your hearts amidst the chaos, the Metis family is bringing you regular reminders of why we do it – and that means holiday photo essays of...

Ah, the holidays, that time of year we go without rest, raise the stress, overly ingest and financially regress to enjoy the peace and joy of the season. To warm your hearts amidst the chaos, the Metis family is bringing you regular reminders of why we do it – and that means holiday photo essays of...

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I love getting together with friends and family and having an excessive meal. Then it’s leftovers and football for the rest of the weekend! 

That said, with the holiday upon us… hang on, keep reading… this article will not be about all the things...

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I swear Bob and I invented buzzword bingo. He was the toughest art director ever and I don’t mean critical or demanding; he was “I’ll kick-your-ass” tough. One day he announced he could beat any of us at any sport. I challenged him to an arm wrestling match, betting him five bucks I could “lick...

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This blog is part of a two-part series that will discuss how Metis employee Mel Rubbelke prepared for parental leave. The second blog is how she is now handling the work-life balance as a new, first-time mother. 

It’s 6 a.m., I’m quietly clicking away on my laptop while my toddler is sound asleep...

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Moments of victory, moments of pain - all make for Halloween memories that last a lifetime. That said, we’re going to take a few moments away from our marketing and public relations activities to share a few of our stories, as well as some of our favorite Metis costume photos.

Best of times, worst...

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Finding and hiring the right agency is often a difficult decision. How do you know they’ll deliver what you and your marketing team need? Will they be enjoyable to work with? Just how many proposals and pitch sessions do you need to make your selection?

Once you’ve made that decision, the real work...

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Congratulations, you’ve received your 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)! You’ve worked for weeks, months, perhaps even years to get to this point, and I’m sure you can’t imagine working on one more plan – but you do need a marketing plan for your FDA clearance.

You...

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Author’s note: Upon reviewing a draft of this blog, a number of my co-workers demanded a disclaimer be added making it known that some at Metis are not New England Patriot fans. That said, the following is my opinion only and in no way represents the sentiments of all my associates - just the...

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I attended Denver Digital Summit this summer, and as is often the case at such conferences, social media was a hot topic. A major point of discussion was how people are losing trust in these platforms due to fake news, fake social media accounts, bots and more. 

Need proof? A survey conducted by...

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As you may know, I live in a predominantly agricultural area and pretty much my entire family is in farming. Much (ok, most all) of the workforce here works in some sort of agricultural (ag) capacity, whether it be as farmers, crop dusters, seed/chemical salespeople, insurance adjusters or ag...

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Marketers sometimes have “shiny new object syndrome” and rush to test out new channels. Yet, for all the hubbub around emerging digital marketing tactics and ways to address the latest and greatest social network, you can’t discount the classics. 

I understand the appeal - it’s like conquering the...

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Congratulations! You’re celebrating a company anniversary. I just celebrated my “Metisversary” – seven years at the company, and our team has brainstormed and collaborated on several anniversary celebrations and promotions for clients along the way.

Whether you’ve hit a solid five years or you’re...

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I’m a huge fan of podcasts. If I’m walking the dog, doing the dishes or even just driving around running errands, you can bet I’ll be listening to the latest episodes of my favorite shows.

And I’m not alone. This year, 51% of people over the age of 12 in the U.S. have at least listened to a...

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