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Davey Awards
December 9, 2016

Gold and Three Silver Davey’s

Congrats to the team for bringing home a Gold and three Silver awards for the Plugfones commercial, Novell SUSE website, Motos in Moab film, and the Pelfreybilt Film.  

DaveyAwards blog
December 1, 2015

Red Olive Takes Home Gold and Silver Davey Awards!

More shiny new trophies in the lobby are always nice but being acknowledged for great work is where it’s at.  Two of Red Olive’s projects were selected by the judges at the 2015 Davey Awards, an Ad Agency Award Competition, for top honors. Gold – Real Estate – Web – Silver – Self Promotion […]

Highland Custom Homes
September 15, 2015

New Highland Custom Homes Website

If you’re looking for a utah custom home builder that can produce a stunning masterpiece while keeping quality high yet maintaining the build price around the $100 sq/ft mark, look no further than Highland Custom Homes. Both homes took home first and second place Judges Choice Awards in the Utah Parade of Homes. Pretty Impressive […]

Ios app developers
June 19, 2015

Share a Coke iOS / Android App

This is a little preview of an iOS app we’re working on for Swire Coca-Cola. Originally intended for the share a coke campaign, it was expanded to include local promotions geo targeted deals and future push notification ads. Check it out.

May 1, 2015

Show Your Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

Whether you’re a supporter, a walker, or survivor, we want to help you show your friends and family how you plan to participate in the 2015 Race for the Cure in Utah on May 9th. Please feel free to download and share the profile photos and images below. *Note: Facebook may tell you that the […]

March 11, 2015

10 Stats to Make You Stop Avoiding Android in App Development

It’s about time we address the big, green elephant in the dev room – Android. We know, we know, most people prefer iOS to Droid when it comes to developing an app, however, building for both is worth it when you consider what you’ll miss by skipping over Android. Additional cost and time are typically […]

Dating Google
September 22, 2014

Google is a Picky Date

There is nothing worse than going on a date and having nothing to talk about. The awkward pauses, dead end conversations, and small talk are enough to make anyone rethink their entire relationship status. In the same way that dating can be awkward and terrible, websites can be in a terrible relationship with search engines. […]

Comm student
September 15, 2014

6 Things Communication Students Should Be Doing Now To Be Employed After Graduation

The days of being able to walk into an agency’s office with a freshly pressed suit and diploma, and walk out with a full-time job and benefits are long behind us. Many university students are learning the hard way that they can’t just pass go, collect their diploma, and proceed to a six-figure salary at […]

Liquid content blog post v3
August 11, 2014

How Can You Replicate Coca Cola’s “Liquid Content” Marketing Genius?

When Coca Cola’s creative team sit down and brainstorm ad ideas, they’re not just looking to highlight how delicious their soda is. They’re planning the creation of content that will go viral – as it has proven to, time and time again. The Christmas polar bears? Adored by everyone, and shared by millions. Coca Cola […]

August 5, 2014

11 Signs That You Might Be A Designer

Being a designer involves more than just downloading Helvetica Neue and understanding proper alignment, but no one told that to the people who created certain billboards along the I-15. Here are some tell-tale signs that you might be a designer… 1. You don’t understand who thought this irony was OK. 2. You do not believe […]

Seo advertising mistakes
July 17, 2014

7 Mistakes Advertisers Won’t Stop Making

1. Focusing on features rather than benefits SO much advertising is ineffective because the people behind it forget that the customer only cares about what’s in it for them. If you’re a dentist trying to get people to come to you for their root canals, put focus on the benefits – having a beautiful smile, preventing […]

Seo stumbleupon
July 11, 2014

How Useful Is StumbleUpon For Website Traffic Generation?

StumbleUpon is currently the fourth biggest platform for driving social media traffic, just missing out on a medal because of Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. The site randomly generates web content for users to view based on their interests, and gives them the opportunity to like or dislike what they StumbleUpon in order to better personalize […]

Seo change
June 30, 2014

SEO Will Change, But Never Die

“Experts” and casual searchers alike have been predicting the demise of SEO for years. While their reasoning differs greatly depending upon their backgrounds in the field, they all share one significant similarity…They’re dead wrong! So let’s clear things up right off the bat. Will SEO die? No. Will it change? Yes? Why do people think […]

Braydn Wins Red Olives 2014 Mustache Competition
June 16, 2014

Winner of our 2014 Mustache May Contest Announced!

The votes are in. Your 2014 Mustache May champion is Braydn (aka Guy). But wait just a minute, this year’s competition didn’t go down without a fight. Voting closed late Friday night, but there wasn’t a clear winner until just now. The Play by Play Vince had a hold on the competition from the beginning. […]

2014 Mustache May Competition
June 6, 2014

2014 Mustache May Contest – Vote Now!

=> VOTE NOW! It’s that time of year again. Red Olive got a little harrier last month as the men of the office prepped for another round of Mustache May. The women were given the chance to do a CrAzY hAiR dAy but chose not to participate. From Apple employees to famous barbeque chefs, this […]