The Red Olive Blog

News, Strategies, & Humble Brags

February 26, 2010

Red Olive takes home Gold and Silver at the Addy® Awards Gala!

The Advertising Federation hosted thier annual Addy® Awards Gala at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts last night.   Turns out Red Olive won a Gold Addy for The Discovery Gateway Childrens Museum and a Silver Addy for Upper Limit Aviation in the web design and interactive categories.   It’s a great feeling when your work is validated by an award voted on by a jury of […]

February 1, 2010

Upper Limit Aviation Helicopter Training Day

[media id=6 width=320 height=240] After completing the new website  for Upper Limit Aviation, they invited us down for some one on one helicopter flight training. Being the adventurous bunch we are, we took them up.  Ok , just for a moment,  we thought we might die if we were handed the controls.  After a quick pep talk […]

January 6, 2010

Red Olive at the Addys PR gig on KUTV / Vince and Brad Represent

Vince and Brad made an appearance on KUTV 2 News this morning with Casey.  A PR gig to help promote the upcoming Utah Addys Awards,  we had a little fun with the other creative agencies in Salt Lake.  This years project was creating ad campaigns to control the negative press surrounding  Tiger Woods, Balloon Boys Dad, and John Gosslin.  Brad […]

January 6, 2010

New web designer in the house, Josh Luther

Josh put his dues in as a web design contractor in 2009 and passed with flying colors, as of  today Josh signed on as a fellow Olive.  Glad to have you on our team and looking forward to actually getting you some of our new business cards made up. After receiving a Masters Degree in Art, […]

January 2, 2010

Setting Up Email With Droid 2.0

We all know that iPhones are for people who just think they need one to be cool, am I right?* Does an iPhone scream “DROID!” at you everytime you get a text though? No, it doesn’t. Therefore a lot of people are making the correct change to the open source and lovable phone, the Motorolla […]

December 31, 2009

Twitter… Tweet.

50 great ideas on how to use twitter for business – From Chris Brogan Twitter for Companies – From Me Social Media Responsibility – From Melissa Jun Rowley

December 31, 2009

2009 Red Olive Xmas Party was a blast.

Downtown Salt Lake at the Gateway lies a great little restaurant by the name of Biaggi’s.  Good food, great ambiance, and a staff that will put up with our crap.  I would like to openly apologize for complaining about the white elephant idea, it turned out to be a blast and I am glad we did it. […]

December 23, 2009

NewRoads site goes live.

New Road’s Young Adult Drug Treatment Center website launches. This website features jQuery, php, and some good ol fashioned search engine friendly URL rewriting. We’ve also implemented a plugin created by our own Aric B. that generates the nav in "UL/LI" format with the CMS system dynamically. And the navigation works with javascript enabled or […]

December 15, 2009

How is Bing doing?

First off, let me applaud Microsoft for finally getting a good name for their search engine. Back in July I ran the numbers on a few of our sites and Bing was sitting at about 7% of the total search engine traffic. This time I ran the numbers on a sample of 5 of our […]

December 15, 2009

We’re a Favorite Place on Google.

Just another reason why Google is the best. Thanks for the letter and window decal. If you haven’t already, please put your business on Google Maps. It’s free and it takes 30 seconds +-. More and more people will be getting cell phones that are powered by Google Maps. Do it for your customers. Do […]

December 14, 2009

Upper Limit Aviation Launches

Upper Limit Aviation’s new Helicopter Training website takes flight. Website Features: Flash jQuery php Brief History of ULA: Upper Limit Aviation, located in Salt Lake City, UT, was founded in the spring of 2004 by Lois Reid and Sean Reid, her son and business partner, as a single-aircraft flight school operating under FAR Part 61 […]

October 29, 2009

Red Olive joins the cause to help protect children.

Empower Kids, Inc. is a non-profit organization that helps put safety programs into Utah schools to help protect children against abduction, bullying, and sexual predators. Red Olive was honored to help further the cause by donating our creative talent on the Empower Kids new logo.

October 27, 2009

Let us design and print your custom holiday cards this year.

5″ x 7″ Full Color Holiday or Thank You Cards. Price includes both design and printing. Qty 100 – $320 Qty 250 – $400 Qty 500 – $450 Qty 1000 – $575 Blank Envelopes Available at $30 per 250 Custom Printed Envelopes Available for $400 (1000 Qty min.) To order either call us at 801.545.0410 […]

October 8, 2009

New Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity website launched

The decision to revamp the Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity was long overdue, so they approached the top design firms in Utah requesting help.  Red Olive answered the call and donated the entire project development costs to the Nonprofit. Besides a complete redesign, some of the new website features include multiple managed calendars, fully […]

September 14, 2009

We are looking for a graphic design intern, you in?

Going to school and looking for a place to intern?  We’re going to be interviewing graphic design interns shortly, if you would like to be considered apply here. Here is the 411 Must have basic working knowledge of the adobe creative suite and know your way around a Mac Ability to multitask and not slip into a coma […]