We gave our employees free vacations as a benefit. Here’s what happened.

For 2016, Ervin & Smith decided to give a new employee benefit: free vacations. Not just time off, because we already have an unlimited time off policy. They gave employees the opportunity to have an experience, to get out of…read the full article

7 digital marketing buzzwords to help you look cool in your office.

Picture this: You are sitting in a meeting, and someone throws out the term big data. You think you have an idea of what it is, but you’re not quite sure based off of how it was used. So you…read the full article

CEOs Take Job Perks to the Max – NBC News

Sometimes we all just need to get away. Science says so. “We believe that because we live in such a connected world, it’s paramount that our employees unplug and recharge,” said Heidi Mausbach, president and CEO. “Traveling inspires creativity.” Innovation…read the full article

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Do you REALLY need a press release for that? 10 questions to ask yourself.

On a dreary Tuesday morning, your VP of Sales emails you an urgent request: Your company is launching a new product and NEEDS press around it—local and national—this week! “We need a press release! This is a big deal, so…read the full article

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Tips for using current website trends.

Spring is here, and we’ve all done our fair share of spring-cleaning. Just last week I stood before my bedroom closet, feeling overwhelmed by the massive amounts of spring and summer clothing that had been sitting idle throughout our long…read the full article

One-two punch: Grunkemeyer & Lee will head up client services.

Heidi Grunkemeyer has joined the team as managing director of client engagement and strategy and oversees the client services and public relations teams. With two volleyball powerhouses in the family, Heidi spends her free time watching games and traveling for tournaments….read the full article

Take your infographics to the next level.

Data visualization is more than a trend. It’s a helpful way to communicate important information and statistics in a visual and easy-to-digest format. Here at Ervin & Smith, we’re very familiar with the most common form of data visualization, the…read the full article

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2017 forecast: Luxury travel trends.

The tourism industry, like many others, has felt the massive impact of a changing cultural landscape and the adoption of a more digital world. Travelers rely more and more on online resources to find destination ideas and to book their…read the full article

Why even successful projects need a post-mortem.

Completed projects offer invaluable insights for future projects and processes, but how do we gather the information? One of my favorite ways is to hold a post-mortem meeting after a significant project is complete. A post-mortem meeting allows the team…read the full article

Wildly creative Carrie Lessard joins the team.

E&S is excited to welcome Carrie Lessard back to the agency as a design lead. Carrie previously worked at E&S but moved far, far away (Kansas City) a few years ago. We’re looking forward to having her in the office…read the full article