Welcome to our BLOG.

Whether it’s about branding, marketing, digital design, social media, green business, corporate social responsibility or our hometown of Seattle–we’ve got some things we’d like to say. Here you might find wisdom from the people whose brains we envy or shameless plugs for the ideas that get us fired up. Maybe even a behind-the-scenes look at what we do and the coffee we drink, or an occasional photo of whatever oddity happens into our view. Oh, and probably lots of cute animal pics too…we can’t help ourselves. Enjoy.

 

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From The Frye to Starbucks: User-Generated Content

Any organization’s dream is to have consumers so invested in and involved with their products or services that they voluntarily spread the word of their positive experiences. The ever expanding popularity of social media has made it easier for consumers to do just that, leading to a growing trend in recent years: user-generated content. Rather than word of mouth…

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October 24, 2014

Advertising, Marketing, Social media

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Weekly Roundup: Alteryx, Geeks, Iceland, and more

(Image Courtesy of Black Tomato) Between foggy mornings and 70+ degree afternoons, it’s officially the season for the sun to start teasing Seattle. Whether you’re wearing sunglasses or sweaters, there are plenty of any-weather things going on around the city. Once again, we’ve got a roundup of stories or events you don’t want to miss: When…

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October 10, 2014

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Weekly Roundup: Notable and Not-to-Miss News

This week’s various weather patterns have been proof that summer is officially winding down and the sun has begun to make it’s way out of our lives for nine months. But we’re not ready to say goodbye quite yet. With so much always going on in this city (and online!), we’d thought we’d gather the…

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September 12, 2014

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Behind the #Ice

Have you soaked yourself with a bucket of ice water lately? The ALS Association #IceBucket Challenge has literally been flooding our Facebook and Instagram feeds for weeks. “If you haven’t heard of it you must be living under a rock.” – Bridget’s mom, who doesn’t even have a Facebook account.   Believe it or not, The…

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September 9, 2014

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Kickstart-ing in the 206

Look up the definition of “kick-start” and you’ll find the rather boring: (noun) A device to start an engine by the downward thrust of a pedal, as in older motorcycles. But ask anyone in this day and age and they will immediately point you towards the immensely popular and fascinating crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. The same website that allowed 3…

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July 17, 2014

Lifestyle, Marketing, Technology

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TRAY launches new website for Green Cleaning Seattle

A small business we admire is Green Cleaning Seattle – Eco-Maid Services. They’re Seattle’s locally owned and woman-operated green housecleaning company. And like us, they’re members of Seattle Good Business Network. So we were thrilled to have an opportunity to redesign their website. We gave it a clean, fresh look, befitting the company’s use of biodegradable,…

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Seattle social media pros share tips on connecting with local audiences

TRAY Creative, together with Seattle Good Business Network, recently hosted a social media panel discussion titled, “Closing the Loop: From Clicks to Customers.” The event was the third in the Advantage: Local series, designed to offer marketing and branding strategies for Seattle’s local, independent businesses. Held at Impact HUB Seattle and moderated by TRAY’s Ralph…

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November 14, 2013

Marketing, Social media, TRAY News