News and inspiration for entrepreneurs and creatives, plus updates on new developments at Hatchwise.

Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Happy Friday,It’s that time of year! The 2021 Hatchie Awards are now open for voting and we couldn’t be more excited!🔥🔥🔥 We’ve seen some genuinely incredible logos nominated so

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New Calendly Logo Might Be A Failure

Logos should reveal a brand’s identity, help you stand out from the pack, and encourage brand loyalty. As companies grow and transform over the years, it’s often a good idea to make a few changes to your logo. Either through slight modifications of the existing logo or a totally new design starting with a blank canvas.  Coca-Cola and other popular brands have updated their logo throughout the life of their companies while sticking to the same feel.  Brands want to ensure that their logo leaves a lasting impression.  But you want to make sure you don’t leave the wrong impression

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Featured Contest: CHAMPIONS Basketball Advantage

Getting to see the contests that are run here at Hatchwise is always a great experience. We love getting to see how creatives interpret the contest brief and what entries they submit. It’s always fascinating to see what the client chooses for their winning entry and what marketing material they choose to display it on. This recent contest saw a whopping 249 entries submitted by 187 creatives. Let’s take a look at all the details of this contest!  About The Company and What They Requested  CHAMPIONS Basketball Advantage is a basketball training facility that specializes in shooting. They also offer

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Featured Contest: Whiskey Consortium

Every once in a while we like to share contests with you that have fascinating results and creative entries. Here’s another amazing logo contest that was run for Whiskey Consortium. This contest received over eighty unique entries from our creatives and chose their final winner at the end. To learn more about this contest read below!  About The Company  Whiskey Consortium is a group of seven or eight professionals that are in the whiskey business. In the contest brief, they said they included the following details about their company: “A few craft mixologists or bartenders, few whiskey salesmen, and a

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Featured Contest: Outdoor Box Club

It’s always fascinating to see what contests are submitted by clients and what the final results for clients are. One of the most interesting contests that we saw so far and that received amazing results is this one. This client received a total of thirty-eight designs from our talented creatives and got to choose from unique entries. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the details of this contest!  About The Company  Outdoor Box Club is a company that provides 1 – 5 outdoor accessories monthly to customer’s doorsteps. Every month customers can have these boxes shipped directly to their

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Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Happy Friday,It’s that time of year! The 2021 Hatchie Awards are now open for voting and we couldn’t be more excited!🔥🔥🔥 We’ve seen some genuinely incredible logos nominated so far, so get ready to vote for your favorites during the upcoming weeks! The top three vote-getters take home fame, pride, and CASH! George Ryan …and the rest of the Hatchwise Team Featured Design of the Week We love this creative entry that was the recent winner of a Hatchwise contest. It’s an excellent example of how you don’t need a ton of color to create an eye-catching design! Great job, MD KOWSAR1997! 20 of the Best Businesses to

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The 2021 Hatchie Awards Are Now Open For Voting!

Hi everyone! We are thrilled to announce that the 2021 Hatchie Awards are now open for voting! That’s right. Tell your family and friends to vote for you today!  This year we not only have a $500* grand cash prize for our first place winner (with the most votes) but also $100 prizes for our second and third place runners-up!  So, spread the news, share your favorite design, and watch those votes roll in!  Haven’t nominated one of your submissions for the Hatchies, and still want a chance to win? No problem! We’ve extended the nomination deadline into June, so that you

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Tips For Effectively Managing Multi-Cultural Teams Remotely

All over the world pandemic has forced most teams to work remotely. This COVID influenced shift into remote working and the liberty to employ team members from various cultures has brought managers into managing a cross-cultural team.  The Importance Of Cross-Cultural Teams Although managing a cross-cultural team has its risks, but it can also be beneficial. Managers who managed their team members physically will have to adjust their perception before handling their teams remotely.   What Are The Challenges Involved? People who make up the global team come from different backgrounds. This alone can make it difficult to understand each other,

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11 Sustainable Brands To Support In 2021

Modern consumers care about how their spending habits impact the environment, with more than two-thirds of North American buyers reporting that they prefer to shop with sustainable brands.  Many brands claim to be environmentally conscious, but true eco-friendly companies create sustainable products using ethically sourced products and responsible manufacturing practices. Some common initiatives that help set the top eco-friendly companies apart include B-Corporation certification and Carbon Neutral certification. Our list of 11 sustainable brands not only creates useful products and services but have also gone above and beyond to commit to eco-friendly business practices and initiatives. 1. Beyond Meat Compared

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How Digital Marketers Can Protect Valuable Data In The Face Of Rising Cyberattacks

The coronavirus crisis has upended how businesses operate. Many companies have moved their product and services online, and most employees are now working remotely or in a hybrid setting. We’ve also seen massive changes in how businesses market their products and services during the ongoing pandemic. As a result, some key digital marketing trends have emerged.  There has been a drastic shift in buying behavior and consumption, prompting organizations to rethink their marketing strategy. Artificial intelligence, chatbots, social media, and video marketing are now commonplace in digital marketing. Marketing managers and CMOs could improve their chances just by shifting more resources

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Bi-Weekly Blog Round-Up

Hello everyone,Happy May! We hope that your month is off to a great start! We’ve been having a productive spring here at Hatchwise, and are eagerly preparing for the launch of Hatchwise 3.0 in the very near future (stay tuned for that!).  As always there have been some fun new design contests on Hatchwise recently (of course every contest is fun in it’s own special way) and we’ve pulled a couple of our favorites to show you. Take a look at both the Fork In The Road Cafe and the Pittsburgh Renegades Baseball design contests. Both received some excellent designs and we can’t decide on our favorites. How about

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Tips For Finding The Right Photographer For You

Whether you are needing to take photos for a business or wanting special portraits of yourself and your loved ones, you may be considering whether you should hire a professional photographer. If you want to have memorable and professional-grade photos, you should certainly consider this option. However, you will also need to know how to find the right photographer for your niche, needs,and personal preferences. Step 1-Determine the Correct Focus Although there are “general” photographers who can do pretty much anything, you should try to find a specialty photographer, especially if you are taking pictures that need to be done

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Everything That You Need To Know About Trademarking A Logo

Trademarking your logo is an essential part of ensuring your company’s safety and is a process that will require expert legal assistance. Although the process of understanding how to trademark a logo can be difficult and at times daunting, we’re here to help guide you through the process. Once getting started, trademarking your logo is a fairly easy process that gets a little easier with every logo.  In this article, we’ll cover the basics of what trademarking a logo is, why it’s important, and most importantly, how you can do it. If you stick along, you’ll be an expert on

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