How would you train a large organization about a new social media tool in a way that is “serious, yet informal”? Animated video is a great tool for this.
[Read the rest of this article...]
What does it take to plan a successful inauguration event (outdoors, in Michigan, in January)? Find out here.
The Mid-Michigan ADDY® Awards recognized 2012 Michigan Mosaic Music Festival promotion with a Gold Addy. Find out why.
The Mid-Michigan ADDY® Awards recognized “The True Cost of Defensive Medicine” with an Addy Award. Check out this infographic!
Celebrating 35 years by sharing stories of 35 great projects throughout MM history: today, CATA and the challenge of providing useful audio descriptions of its bus routes.
Celebrating 35 years by sharing stories of 35 great projects throughout MM history: today, Cezar International and how it helped us bring Lansing its first independently-owned computer-operated video editing system.
When you craft a video to communicate a particular message, one under-considered part of that production is the voice used for narration.
What does it take to do a quality voiceover narration?
Ever wondered what's involved in planning an elaborately choreographed event—for instance, the inauguration of a new slate of state officials?
Wonder no more!
Great news! A GreenStone Farm Credit Services introduction video produced by MessageMakers recently received a Silver Addy award for creative excellence.
Missed the Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys performance at 2012's Michigan Mosaic Music Festival? Check it out online at WKAR's BackStage Pass, with audio by MessageMakers.
Here is part 3 of 3 of an interview with Turkish Ambassador to the U.S. Namik Tan during his visit to Lansing: here, his thoughts on what the U.S. and Turkey can learn from each other.
Namik Tan, the Turkish Ambassador to the United States, visited Lansing yesterday—and MessageMakers was proud to be there, helping to orchestrate the event. Enjoy part 1 of an interview with Ambassador Tan about the relationship between Turkey and the U.S.
This Washington Post article explains how Harley-Davidson (one of our favorite clients) is a good example of the changes taking place in the U.S. economy...
Many thanks to the Greater Lansing Business Monthly for the mention of MessageMakers’ role in supporting the arts and the revitalization of Old Town Lansing.
Many thanks to Capitol Harley-Davidson for providing the location and subject matter for a successful photo shoot!
What makes a story a story? What are the necessary elements to make an effective story (or micro-story)?
We frequently hear clients wonder, “How much is too much when it comes to live events?” Finally we have an answer!
2012 has brought the start of our 35th anniversary year, work for many fantastic clients, awards for some of that work, the release of helpful resources, and more.
We've been glad to close out 2012 with support for several great events: a nonprofit "SuperConference," the Michigan Charter School Conference, and an annual dinner/awards celebration.
If you're designing print materials to be printed in another country (or a variety of countries), do you know what paper sizes are common there? Is it possible to design internationally?
Know any college students looking for a winter/spring or summer internship? We're looking for a few new faces in finance, graphic design, marketing, video production, and writing!
Join us at the ELFF Wednesday, Nov. 7-Monday, Nov. 15, 2012 – and especially on Sunday, Nov. 11 for the Lake Michigan Film Competition! We're proud to offer the MessageMakers Most Promising Student Award to one deserving student entrant.
In honor of Halloween, enjoy this infographic based on the authentic fears of creative professionals. How does it compare with what scares an average person?
Proactivity is the one quality that characterizes our best interns. Here are 8 keys to being an awesomely proactive intern.
Halloween is coming, so we're doing some research: what incites the most horror in creative professionals? Respond to our creative-scaring survey by Sunday, October 28, 2012 and we'll include you in our results!
Perhaps you, too, are lonely? Have no fear!
Do you love BluesFest like we do? Join us in supporting the festival by volunteering!
If you like country music and/or diverse cultural performances, visit Adado Riverfront Park in Lansing this weekend for Michigan Mosaic Music Festival!
Do you know of anyone looking for a fall internship in finance, graphic design, marketing, video production or writing? Join us at our headquarters at our headquarters in “Old Town” Lansing, Michigan.
Join us this Thursday-Saturday, August 16-18, 2012 for Renegade Theatre Festival! MessageMakers is proud to host one location for these free Old Town Lansing performances.
Check out the Great Michigan Read video we produced for Michigan Humanities Council!
What are you doing Friday and Saturday, August 3rd and 4th? Do you have a few hours to volunteer keeping a pillar of musical excellence free and inviting to all?
Our latest successful video/event production: a live-stream of a Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) panel discussion responding to the Supreme Court's decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
We’re glad to announce the launch of some new motion-graphics-based television spots for Greenstone Farm Credit Services, produced by MessageMakers.
The summer is heating up in more ways than one: great local events to heat up the rest of 2012. We’re proud to sponsor events like these.
We’re excited to have been involved in sharing the great things going on at the Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club in their new video spot.
Looking for a graphic design internship this summer? Check out MessageMakers – we’re looking for interns at our headquarters in “Old Town” Lansing, Michigan!
Big Foot Films stakes out another 48-hour film competition, this time with an environmental focus. Enjoy From the Heartland!
Do you need a summer internship in finance, graphic design, marketing, video production or writing? Join us in Old Town Lansing!
Even a carefully scheduled event sometimes has an element outside your control run a few minutes late. How do you adjust – and use it to enhance the experience?
Enjoy this 4-minute video overviewing what experience design is.
An apocalypse-themed awards show is a unique event production challenge. But where else can you find breakdancing hazmat workers and Mayan zombie puppets?
When you're setting up projection for video input from a computer, one quick way to adjust the visuals is to set the desktop background as color bars.
The best news from the Mid-Michigan Addy Awards: Made in York, a video we produced for Harley-Davidson, won a Gold Addy & Best in Show: Broadcast.
7 Million Pounds, a video MessageMakers produced to promote donations to FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (New Jersey), received a Silver Addy.
More great news from Addy-land: the PSA MessageMakers produced for the 2011 East Lansing Film Festival (ELFF) also won an Addy Award for its quality!
Thanks to all who were able to attend the MINGLE networking event at MessageMakers last night! Click through for details and photos from the event.
Team Tell Stories reminds us that there are worse things than being single on Valentine's Day with their ELFF 48/5 entry "Running from Romance."
1217 Turner Street
Lansing, MI 48906 USA
MessageMakers produces experiences that transform. We are an event planning and production company, handle video production from start to finish, and design effective corporate training programs. Think we might be a good fit? Get in touch.
© 2013 MessageMakers