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Yep, we can produce that image

One of the many advantages of a full service agency is having multiple experts on hand to help fulfill any imaginable marketing need no matter the objective, budget, complexity or deadline. Recently we sat down with our own Kathleen Finley, SVP/Director of Print Production (who directs so much more than printing), to get the latest on the wonderful, wacky world of print production these days. What’s the most challenging part of your job? I would say budgets first.  Everyone thinks they can ‘find it cheaper on the internet’ but you can’t find SMZ’s expertise on the web. Then deadlines second.   But our production department pulls off delivery dates without sacrificing project quality.  At least I like to think so! What ...

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Orange is the new orange image

Ah, it’s that time of year again … construction season. Lanes begin to change, roads fill with orange barrels and commutes seem longer than before. Nearly everywhere you go, you see another sign that reads “construction ahead.” This time of year can be a nuisance, an orange-barrel-filled, lane-shifting inconvenience. During the off-season, we can’t wait for potholes to be filled or crumbling roads to be repaved. However when it comes down to it, we don’t want to deal with the inevitable construction it takes to have better roads. Curious, isn’t it? We dread construction season even though it’s exactly what we wish for. The building or rebuilding period can be a time of impatience and frustration. Even though the end ...

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Say hi to Michelle Hoskins image

SMZ welcomes Michelle Hoskins to the team as a new business coordinator intern.  Michelle is a recent Oakland University graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in advertising.  While at Oakland University Michelle was part of the OU News Bureau, a dedicated group of journalism students covering news of interest in the metro area.  She previously interned at Know Advertising as an account manager.  In her free time Michelle is an avid violinist and has been playing for 15 years. Welcome to SMZ, Michelle!

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