Peppermill Projects Supports the Women’s March

January 19, 2017, By Jennifer Culpepper

UPDATE:

January 21st was truly inspirational. Millions of women (and men) of all ages and demographics marched and gathered around the world in solidarity of women’s rights. Below are a few pictures from Annapolis and the march in Washington, D.C. where we spotted our posters. If you printed one of our poster designs for the march, we’d love to see your march pictures! Feel free to send us images at hello@maryland.cochranfirmcriminaldefense.com and we’ll add it to the blog.  [SEE FULL POST]

Junior Graphic Designer Job Opening!

January 11, 2017, By Jennifer Culpepper

Annapolis’ top boutique branding and graphic design agency Peppermill Projects (and its sister company, Brand Joint) is hiring again! This time we’re looking for a Junior Graphic Designer to join our team. We’re searching for an intelligent, creative, typography nerd who wants to grow with us, do amazing design and share our love of Netflix Originals and Friday happy hours. [SEE FULL POST]

10 Questions to Help Build Your Brand in 2017

January 11, 2017, By Jennifer Culpepper

The new year brings new changes and challenges to any business, small or large. Now that we’re into the first few weeks of 2017, it’s likely you have thought of some New Year’s resolutions for yourself and for your business. We challenge you to nix the cliche resolutions (though there’s nothing wrong with a gym membership!) and create tangible goals. Resolutions are easily broken, but goals are achievable and provide you with something to work towards.

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Amazon: Branding With a Message

November 30, 2016, By Jennifer Culpepper

In light of political tension and divisiveness throughout the world, one television ad stuck out to the Peppermill team last week. Just recently, Amazon released a touching advertisement that features a friendship between two religious leaders from the UK. According to the Telegraph, the names of the featured men are Rev. Gary Bradley and Zubeir Hassam, an imam. The heartfelt Amazon ad focuses on Bradley and Hassam as they chat over tea. Noticing they both experience knee pain, they simultaneously purchase each other knee pads through Amazon’s website. The spot ends with Bradley in his church, Hassam in his mosque – both kneeling to pray.

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Make a Blueprint For Your Brand

November 15, 2016, By Jennifer Culpepper

In grade school, we were always taught to start writing an essay with an outline, but only after we’ve done our research. Why? It’s easy to get caught up in loads of information and ideas, so the outline helps organize those ideas to flow in a logical pattern. And the outline rule didn’t just stop in grade school. In the professional world, outlines take on many forms. Architects, for example, would never start designing a house without a well-defined blueprint. The blueprint serves as the road map or game plan for the entire design and construction process. You can’t just start building a house or office building as you go along. Without a blueprint, the structure can never be properly constructed. It would be an inspection nightmare! [SEE FULL POST]