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Wake up, roll out of bed, pour your morning coffee, and get to work! At first, working from home sounded like a dream come true. As a graphic designer I thought it would be easy to transition from working in the office to working remotely, but it has turned out to be a bit more challenging than I thought. An ad in a magazine, working on a project with a coworker, a billboard on the side of the road…I never realized that all the things that happen regularly in my “normal” life are what helps spark my creativity. After just...

The coronavirus pandemic continues to change our lives every day, forcing many companies to make the shift to working on an at-home basis. The team here at 898 has made that shift, which has come with its share of adjustments and challenges. One such challenge that being stuck in the house can bring is not being able to step away from your work for a while and decompress for a short time. At 898, “The Porch” is our way of doing that in the office, as it has video games, guitars, drums, and other activities that we can use to...

With the precautions being taken to minimize the spread of COVID-19, people have been unable to attend weekly Sunday Mass at their desired parishes. Luckily, local streaming service and 898 client Drund has teamed up with WFMJ to bring Sunday service to people's homes. Thanks to this partnership, local churchgoers can continue to participate in their weekly service from the comfort of their own homes. Several area churches have already taken part in the initial streams, including St. Christine, St. Rose, and St. Charles, with many more expected to join in the coming weeks. For more information on participating parishes...

It's hard to find the words to describe what we are going through. This is crazy, right?  The uncertainties we all are facing together are the likes of which can only be seen in movies or science fiction shows.  We are the stars of our own episode of "The Twilight Zone," and we literally cannot change the channel, we cannot look away and we cannot wake up from the dream world that has turned into an unraveling nightmare.  As social distancing closes in and invades our personal space of life, it will be important that we find something that we...

I run the risk of being called insensitive during these times of uncertainty, but hear me out… your future success in business may depend on it.  I own and operate an extremely advanced digital marketing platform on behalf of dozens of businesses, large and small, and have been peppered with questions regarding what should be done about our client’s marketing efforts during these uncertain and tumultuous times.  As a result, I thought it would be useful to not only share these thoughts with our clients, but with the rest of you as well. In the world of marketing and advertising there...