Continue reading The Show and The Work Continues at Backyard Studios

The Show and The Work Continues at Backyard Studios

The smoke settles from the 2017 American Advertising Awards show. The Backyard Studios team emerges onto the stage, game faces on, ready to rock. Alright, alright, we’ll just settle for the roaring applause. Bret Michaels, we mean, Cameron Brooks, and his glammed out groupies rocked the house and took six awards this year at the American Advertising Awards!

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Continue reading Backyard Studios Sweeps Six Wins at the ADDY Awards

Backyard Studios Sweeps Six Wins at the ADDY Awards

Not even 3 months into 2017, our team already has some major #winning to celebrate. The American Advertising Awards (ADDYs), will prove successful for Backyard Studios, who has earned six Addys at the local award show. The American Advertising Awards will be held at The Aztec Theatre this Saturday, February 25, 2017.

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Continue reading Design feedback made simple: 4 steps to better collaboration

Design feedback made simple: 4 steps to better collaboration

The design team at Blue State Digital tends to structure projects so each designer has ownership over an account or two (or five). In that way, one designer becomes super knowledgeable on that account, from their brand guidelines to the best methods of communication and delivery. Historical knowledge informs future design decisions and is a great way to build trust and understanding in a client relationship, which is crucial as an agency designer.

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Continue reading Captain America 3: Tony Stark Tinkers With Eiffel Tower For #TeamIronMan

Captain America 3: Tony Stark Tinkers With Eiffel Tower For #TeamIronMan

As Captain America: Civil War draws closer, everyone seems to be choosing sides. The film’s cast is working overtime as part of the movie’s marketing effort, making a variety of special appearances in addition to the standard press junkets and other promotions that you see with big-budget films.

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Continue reading Running Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10? Your days are numbered

Running Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10? Your days are numbered

Microsoft is putting the kibosh on support for all versions of the Internet Explorer browser except for current version 11. A support document posted by the software giant describes an “end of life” upgrade notification for Internet Explorer that will pop up January 12.

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Continue reading New Domain Verification Changes

New Domain Verification Changes

On January 1, 2014, the Internet Corporate for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, released a series of new changes to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), an agreement that applies to all websites currently online. These new changes are now affecting anyone who has a domain and are liable to have their website suspended, meaning they will be taken down, if web domain owners don’t verify their information in a timely manner.

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Continue reading Google Fiber for San Antonio

Google Fiber for San Antonio

Over ten years ago, we could never imagine a time where the Internet had the capacity to go beyond 56kbps. Yes, you remember the harsh grating sound of dial-up and the frustration of being unlucky enough to get 28kbps speed. Now we live in an era of wireless Internet, with connectivity being only a few feet away, whether in your home or at the local coffee shop. Google plans on making Internet speed even faster in San Antonio. Just yesterday, Google announced its plans to potentially install and launch Google Fiber in the city.

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Continue reading Backyard Studios Wins 16 American Advertising Awards

Backyard Studios Wins 16 American Advertising Awards

The first few months of the new year mean plenty of things, like a fresh start, or a new project, but it’s also something else: awards season. From the Oscars to the Golden Globes, everyone is getting congratulated and recognized for their talent and hard work. We’re no exception, either.

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