Brand Development

Whether this is your first time hearing of us or you work with us in some capacity, I am excited to introduce you to the new brand. For those new to us, Foundry, formerly known as Bauserman Group, is an integrated advertising, marketing and strategic communication agency. Established in the late 80's, we are based in Reno, Nevada. With a recent move to downtown Reno, I thought it was the perfect time to rebrand. New Name In the advertising world,...

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Advertising, Brand Development, Clients, Company Culture, Design, Foundry Team, Press Releases, Q&A

Foundry is gearing up for a big 2016! We are currently in the midst of evolving our brand, and a big step in that process is re-evaluating our office. As you may have read or seen in the news, owner Jim Bauserman recently purchased the commercial space in The Montage (along with Stacie Mathewson). What does this mean for Foundry? For starters, it means we’re moving! It is also an opportunity to redefine our workspace, help shape our company culture...

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Advertising, Campaign, Design, Featured, Press Releases, Print

Today, we received word that we are a Gold District Winner in the 2014 American Advertising Awards, making us a National American Advertising Awards finalist. The award goes to the "What Beer Are You?" poster created for a DynaGraphics customer appreciation party. Winning an award at the district level is the second step in the three-tiered competition. The national awards will be held on May 31 in Boca Raton, FL. So, what beer are you? Take the test with our...

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Advertising, Company Culture, Foundry Team, Leadership, Public Relations

Whether you have done thousands of interviews or only a handful, preparation is important to your success and the success of your message. which is the whole reason why you want to do an interview. So, take a few moments to review our 4 Tips for Preparing for an Interview. What are the three things you want the reporter and their viewers to know and understand about your organization, event, etc.? This will help you focus on your talking points....

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Brand Development, Design, Social Media

Have you searched for "social media image sizes" one too many times? Us too. The ever-changing image sizes can be challenging to keep up with, and no one infographic has all of the sizing info we most frequently search for, so we created our own. It's current (currently). Make sure to check back; we'll update it as new sizes come rolling in. Download the Cheat Sheet as a PDF

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Advertising, Campaign, Clients

If you attended classes at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno any time from the '80s to the spring of 2011 it's likely you took a class from journalism professor Jake Highton. And once you took a class from Jake Highton, you became part of an unofficial club. The club was made up of stressed-out students comparing equally bad grades. The amount of his hastily-penned -- perhaps even violently-scratched -- red-ink corrections caused almost everyone...

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Brand Development, Design, Print

The last Sunday in February is always circled in red on my calendar and blocked off a year in advance. It’s the one night I get to be with a guy that’s not my husband – and his name is Oscar. The Academy Awards are Hollywood’s biggest night, where both the couture and the speeches are either breathtakingly good or amazingly bad. In both cases, it’s difficult to look away. Whether I’ve seen most or nearly none of the movies...

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Clients, Company Culture, Foundry Team, Leadership

This time of year, there are so many easy ways to give back. Help an elderly neighbor shovel the driveway once the snow hits. Start a chain of random acts of kindness by paying for the coffee order of the stranger in the car behind you in the drive-through. Or give back on a bigger scale through an office-wide effort. One of our traditions at Foundry is participating in the Boys and Girls Club’s Adopt-A-Family program. We also love getting...

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Advertising, Brand Development, Campaign, Design

So what if this year’s Addy Awards trophy looks like a cross between a shoehorn and a spatula. It’s still always cool to be recognized for your work, and this year is no exception. Every year, the American Advertising Federation holds its prestigious Addy awards, which honors the country’s best creative work in advertising. It all starts with the local awards show, which was held on Friday, March 2, 2012 at Peppermill Reno’s The Edge nightclub (kudos to the Addy committee...

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Advertising, Design, Foundry Team, Social Media

“The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.” - Horace Walpole ------ Unless you’ve been on sabbatical in Calcutta for six months, you’ve heard of Pinterest.com. It’s that snappy site where members have online bulletin boards, categorized by whatever interests them (“weddings”, “recipes”, “shoes”, etc.). Users “pin” links or images to their boards from one of three places: other websites, their computer or other Pinterest members’ boards. The pins...

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