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7 Online Marketing Lessons from SummitUp 2013

The social media experts and online marketing firms that came together for SummitUp 2013 generated so much brainpower that we almost had to start selling it back to the grid. Here are some great takeaways from a sampling of the day’s speakers. Leave a comment or tweet us if you have some more tips, and we’ll include them in a…

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Welcome Dayton Goes Prime Time

Yesterday’s episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart featured a piece on immigration reform by Aasif Mandvi.  The story held up the City of Dayton’s Welcome Dayton initiative, which promotes Dayton as a destination for immigrants,  to exemplify cities which recognize the benefits of immigration. The Ohlmann Group is proud to count Welcome Dayton among our clients, having designed their…

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Artfully Done: Culture Works Receives CareSource Grant

If you are a fan of the arts in Dayton, chances are you know Culture Works. The non-profit agency raises funds and awareness for arts organizations around the region. Last week they announced something fantastic. Culture Works will partner with CareSource, a large nonprofit healthcare organization which has been a strong supporter of the city’s urban revival, to initiate a…

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Managing Customer Expectations

With the American public shocked that Congress has allowed the federal government to shut down and the debt ceiling looming, today seems like a fantastic time to review some tips for managing customer expectations. Follow these simple guidelines, maintain an open attitude and take heart in the fact that your business relationships could always be much more difficult… 1. Create…

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9-11-2013: America Remembers

The seed of creativity grows strongest when rooted in free soil. Today we remember those who have passed, those who have defended America, and the indefatigable optimism and unity that make our nation the greatest in human history. Those who came before us nurtured the USA into a beautiful blossoming tree. We embrace the opportunity to faithfully tend its garden…

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Board, but not boring: Outdoor Advertising

Humans have known for millennia that the clearest method for conveying ideas is to make them unfathomably huge.  Billboards have many advantages: they can be targeted to specific areas within a market, offer an unparalleled opportunity for strong art, and generate a high number of impressions per dollar. However, there are only so many choice spots available for outdoor advertising,…

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The Social Economy of Craft Beer

Capitalism! Hardworking Americans strive five days a week to bury the competition. Then Friday comes, and we raise a glass with the same men and women we recently attempted to crush. Some might say that’s magical, some would blame the beer, and die-hard enthusiasts would say the two are one-and-the-same. Fittingly, the mellowing powers of beer extend past the bar…

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Eat Your Heart Out Melville

  Briefly close your eyes and imagine a great writer. At this point I assume you have finished imagining and opened your eyes, are a bad listener, or have X-ray vision. For me, the ideal writer is a brooding individual, slowly crushed by the weight of their own creativity in a world that just doesn’t understand them. Stereotypical yes, but…

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