20 Ways TJAers Take Our Coffee

In honor of National Coffee Day, we would like to share the many ways that we TJAers take our coffee as well as some of our favorite local coffee houses! Who knows…maybe we’ll even inspire you to stray from your ‘usual’ the next time you’re ordering your morning coffee. [ezcol_1quarter] 1. One and One 5. Drip […]

How to Write a Compelling Call-to-Action

Building a relationship can be tricky business. Too much attention and you’ve smothered them. Too little attention and they lose interest. The wrong kind of attention and…well, we’ve all seen the headlines. Imagine your target audience as someone you’d like to ask on a date. You’ve seen the person around and have (um, hopefully) communicated […]

Advice to New & Aspiring Graphic Designers

I have so far enjoyed five months of employment as a junior graphic designer with The James Agency. I was extremely lucky in landing where I have and am still not quite sure exactly which celestial bodies aligned the day I was offered a job here. Identifying as an aspiring designer myself, I want to […]

5 Guidelines for Award Winning Emails

Oh, the dreaded email. Whether starting at a new company, or bringing on a new client into your existing company, that same middle school “don’t mess up because everyone is watching” mentality is always lingering. A flubbed email will be added to your permanent record and can come up at any time to haunt you. Usually […]

20 Spotify Playlists To Listen To While You Work

In the FastCompany article, “How Music Affects Your Productivity,” Gregory Ciotti discusses a series of experiments that investigate the relationship between listening to music during the performance of repetitive work and efficiency in performing those tasks. The results gave strong support to the theory that economic benefits can occur from the use of music in […]

Tag Lines 101 – Be Short & Sweet…not Long & Spicy.

Writing tag lines is no simple task. Without supporting copy to hold it all together, they must stand on their own to define a brand’s positioning.. Great tag lines aren’t created overnight. They require thoughtful planning, research and just the right amount of insight. By following these tips, you’ll be better prepared to create unforgettable […]

Agency Life – The Good, The Bad, and The Bizarre

Being a “lifer” at The James Agency, I happen to know all the ins and outs, twists and turns, and wacky weirdness of life at the agency. From the good, to the bad, to the bizarre, agency life is an experience in it’s own. If you have been fortunate enough to be immersed in true […]

When puzzling, always start with the corners.

First Impressions are important when it comes to social media. In the world of Facebook, to establish a great first impression, there are many pieces to the puzzle. As an amateur puzzle enthusiast, I know when puzzling one always starts with the corner pieces. When you want to make a great first impression on Facebook, […]