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Dogs in the Workplace: Why It’s a Good Idea
When walking into Texas Creative and realizing someone has brought their dog to work, it sets the tone for the entire day. Sweet dogs just make your heart melt, especially at the workplace. It’s amazing what they can do with just their presence. Dogs can give so much to an individual and in return ask for very little. Makes You Smile The commute that day may have been unpleasant, but then you walk in and see those big eyes and floppy ears and you realize that you’re smiling. Let’s not fo
My Animated GIF Workflow: How to Build GIFs Like a Pro and Ensure Revisions Are Easy-Peasy.
By Josh Norman
A little GIF history The animated GIF: Thrust into common lexicon with the dancing baby in the 1990s, but with a lifespan now approaching its mid-30s, its surprising staying power has been further fueled by its use on social media, Slack, Discord, and texting. The format also remains a very common form of advertising, though often plagued by silly limitations of 60K or smaller file sizes, 15 seconds in length, and no more than 3x loops. Smartphones were the stuff of sci-fi thrillers when the
Preparing Facebook Advertisers For The iOS 14.5 Apple Update
By Krystal Vela
Since the news broke last summer that the iOS 14.5 Apple update would have significant changes to user privacy and impact the use of data for marketing, the digital media team at Texas Creative has been monitoring the conversations among leaders in the industry. The new update will prompt users with a pop-up message asking for permission to allow or not allow apps to track a user across apps and websites owned by other companies. Additional information about this policy is available here. M
Let’s Kiss 2020 Goodbye!
By Texas Creative
To say 2020 was a year unlike any we’ve experienced in our lifetimes would be quite an understatement. And while we’re all very happy to put the last 12 months in our rear-view mirrors, the team at Texas Creative has been reflecting on some positive aspects of this extraordinary time. Through all the adversity we’ve faced, a new normal has emerged. One that has revealed what is truly important in our lives: Family, Friends, and Community. With that thought in mind, we’re starting this pr
Remote Onboarding: Tips to Navigate this Current Necessity
I took a massive leap of faith when deciding to start a brand-new job in 2020. While I enjoyed the virtual interviews in my pajamas, I soon thought about how tough acclimating to a new job would be while working from home, and anxiously exclaimed, “I’ve never done this before!” to which I was reassured, “No one has ever done this before. No one has ever tried to hire, be hired, or onboard during a global pandemic before. We’re all figuring this out, together.” In March, companies had