Milwaukee’s Summerfest Reignites Music Fans’ Passion and Memories in Campaign Created with Laughlin Constable  

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Laughlin Constable is proud to work with Summerfest to launch the Bring Your Fest Self campaign, reminding people that the best, more fun version of themselves comes out at SummerFest.

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Vienna Beef

After being cooped up inside for the past 16 months, Chicagoans needed a way to get back out there and have some fun before winter forced them back indoors. We gave it to them with the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Stand Challenge.

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Hoosier Lottery Influencer Marketing

If you ask someone why they play the lottery, chances are, they’ll say they play to win. But when we became the Hoosier Lottery’s digital AOR, we set out to change that. We wanted people to play because they saw Hoosier Lottery games as a fun experience from a company they believed in.

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Travel Wisconsin Influencer Marketing

In 2018, Travel Wisconsin set out to enhance its Instagram influencer program. The mission was to identify travel influencers in key niche audiences important to Travel Wisconsin’s target market and turn them into Wisconsin brand ambassadors.

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Jewelers Mutual Influencer Marketing

After so many weddings were postponed in 2020, we knew 2021 was going to be packed with nuptials. And with that busier-than-ever wedding season on the horizon, LC saw an opportunity to leverage influencers to help remind brides about the importance of jewelry insurance for their coveted rings.

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Questions to Ask When Considering an Influencer Campaign

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No longer just buzz words, influencer marketing has become a powerful component of marketing and communications strategies. Brands of all sizes across all verticals are using influencers to increase engagement, expose new audiences to their products and services, and create memorable content. As influencer marketing has evolved, so has the approach to working with influencers.

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Second Generation Takes Creative Helm At Laughlin Constable

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Jon Laughlin half jokes that he’s worked at Laughlin Constable for 44 years but in some ways he is right. He and his brother Pat were born into the advertising agency world as their father Steve founded and was growing his new agency just as his sons were born.

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Solving a Business Problem with Sitecore

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One of our clients had a pattern of acquiring smaller health care networks and bringing them under their already large umbrella. As their list of locations treating various medical conditions increased, so did the need for a cleaner way to manage and display relevant locations for their 1,300+ service offering content pages.  

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Leveraging Voice Recognition Tech to Find the Perfect Place to Eat

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At LC, we pride ourselves in fostering innovative thinking across the board—this applies even to our interns. With voice tech continuing to emerge as an industry mainstay, we tasked our interns with creating their very own Alexa skill.

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Upgrading Sitecore – A Journey from 8.0 to 9.3

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One of our larger clients was using Sitecore 8.0 rev5 on-prem for their website, and their SLA was out of compliance. For this reason, as well as being many versions behind, the client opted to upgrade the site. What follows is a high-level account of the journey our development team took to get them from Sitecore 8.0 to Sitecore 9.3.

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Protecting our Client’s Brand Reputation Using Siteimprove

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Our client was looking for a tool to help manage their 13,000+ page Sitecore website. Pages are continually added and are modified by multiple content authors, so they needed a tool to help identify and organize issues that arise. Siteimprove is a tool that provides solutions for overall website optimization.

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What to look for in an Agile Sitecore development partner

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If you’re in the market to partner with a mature Agile development team like ours for your Sitecore project, here are some criteria to consider when deciding if a team is the correct fit.

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My Website has CLS – Now What?

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Social Distancing. Coronavirus. Lockdown. New normal. These are a sampling of new terminology bestowed upon us in 2020 (albeit with little warning). Another new term that may not be as familiar poses a significant challenge to the well-being of websites: Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS).

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Your Table is Waiting

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I went out to dinner this past weekend and was so happy to have to wait for a table. Sounds odd, right, but after 14 plus months of the most challenging times for our restaurant partners, I was glad to wait.

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Master Lock

When it came time to redesign their website, we wanted to create an experience that mirrors the confidence and security Master Lock’s physical products give their customers. By pulling that brand equity forward into the digital space, we set about designing a site that doesn’t just sell locks but elevates the brand’s entire digital presence.

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Improving User Experience with React and Sitecore

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As a health-care organization that provides quality care to many current and prospective patients, the ability to easily navigate thousands of physicians to find one that is “just right” is critical.

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Make Marketing Automation Magic—Not Mayhem

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Marketing automation has long promised a sort of magic — using technology to reach the right leads and customers at the right time with the right message, with better reporting and better returns.

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Migrating Sitecore Indexes from Lucene to Solr

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When we were upgrading our Sitecore 8 project to Sitecore 9, we needed to come up with a new solution for indexing the data. Our Sitecore 8 project was using Lucene for indexing which posed two problems: Lucene was not supported in our Sitecore 8 environment configuration, and Lucene was not supported in Sitecore 9.

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Charting a Path to Sitecore with Highcharts

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Read how we showcased 1,000+ charts of medical data into a navigable, memorable user experience.

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Making Work from Home the Best Place to Work

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When the pandemic struck, LC needed to quickly adapt its office-centric company culture to a remote environment. Heather Batchelor, executive vice president of human resources, shares the creative solutions that kept company culture thriving and led to Crain’s Chicago naming LC one of the “Best Places to Work” in 2021.

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How a Non-profit Model is Leading a Resurgence in Local Earned Media

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Across the country a shift toward non-profit journalism is popping up in local communities to help bridge the gap between nationalized cable news programming and the for-profit local news sources that are becoming fewer.

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Creating Immersive Front-End Sitecore XP Experiences with GreenSock and ScrollMagic

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Learn how we crafted a smooth, interactive, immersive experience that takes the user through the patient’s journey from beginning to end.

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Creating an Interactive Regional Map with Mapbox and Sitecore

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Discover how we created an elegant and user-friendly way to display regional statistics combining both Sitecore and Mapbox.

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