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Thoughts on Enlightened Business

We're four years old and doubling down on our mission and values. Here are the people and organizations inspiring us along the way.

By Talie Smith

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Bold Steps for Engagement

Our client went to great lengths (literally) to reach a larger audience with a traveling exhibit about hunger in America. When they came to our town they managed to reach us, as well.

By Becca Connors

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An Exhibit with a Story To Tell

Our endless curiosity around telling more complex, vibrant stories had us building an exhibit that tells a story of our work and its impact on organizations.

By Talie Smith

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Moving Toward Equity

Working with a foundation has made us take another look at how we want to do business in the world and work toward building community.

By Scott Smith

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The Revolution of Corporate Culture

It turns out having a guiding purpose has far-reaching effects on all aspects of our work.

By Talie Smith

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Tools of the Trade

Tools can either make your work life amazing or frustrating. Meet our favorites.

By Scott Smith

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Building Ourselves, Part Four

Choosing a platform for your website is – it turns out – quite an important, personal matter. 

By Becca Connors

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Building Ourselves, Part Three

After we changed our name and our look, the next step was to re-do our website. Here's what we did and why.

By Scott Smith

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It's the Village

A story of friends, neighbors, and a little bit of business mixed in. The story of Smith & Connors is one of community.

By Talie Smith

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A New Home in PDX

Our PDX office has moved! We're in a great new office in the Hawthorne district.

By Smith & Connors

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Building Ourselves, Part Two

With a new name in place, we needed a new logo and brand.

By Scott Smith

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Building Ourselves, Part One

We recently changed our name and our look, a change that came out of the same process we use with our clients. 

By Scott Smith

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Branding Sans Cynicism

Good branding is important, no matter what your organizational goals.

By Scott Smith

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New Name...Same Great Taste!

Big changes are afoot for us, starting with our new name and brand.

By Smith & Connors

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SearchFest 2015

In which we attend an eclectic and impactful conference right here in Portland.

By Scott Smith

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Strategy, Strategy, Strategy

We love it so, so much because it saves everyone time and complexity.

By Scott Smith

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Storytelling, SEO & SEM

As we head to SearchFest, we muse on storytelling and the art of SEO.

By Scott Smith

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Oculus Rift and the Future of the Web

The other day, I got a chance to try out the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. I'm convinced that Oculus is the real thing, and my 14-year-old self is cheering and asking when he can play Zelda on it. But what does it mean for the web?

By Scott Smith

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Why SilverStripe?

With countless content management systems to choose from, why did we choose New Zealand-based SilverStripe as our go-to CMS?

By Becca Connors

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