Matt Helgeson

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A Creative’s Guide to Craft CMS

The team at Strother Communications Group has created websites for organizations of every size, from the University of Minnesota to entrepreneurial startups like Pinpoint Advisory. While we’re worked with many web development platforms and content management systems, for the last few years we’ve generally focused on the ultra-popular, easy-to-use WordPress CMS. But, after working with…

The Most Dangerous Writing App forces you to write - or erases your text

The Most Dangerous Writing App Will Cure Your Writer’s Block – Or Else!

I wrote this blog in ten minutes. Or, more accurately, I wrote this blog in ten minutes after having my first two attempts erased by a new online writing app with a relentless twist: the Most Dangerous Writing App. This app was created by Manuel Ebert, a Silicon Valley tech writer and “chief sadist” who…

Behind the ☺️: How The Unicode Consortium Controls the World’s Emoji

Ever wondered how new emoji are created? There’s a worldwide council that approves all new emoji – for reasons of quality and to avoid controversy.

SCG Sparks Accumold Company Culture with Eye-Catching Wall Graphics

SCG’s creative director Trevor Nolte recently supervised the installation of striking, large-scale wall graphics in Ankeny, Iowa for our client Accumold. This was a major milestone in an internal communications and corporate values program we’ve been working on with Accumold leadership for the past year. Accumold contacted SCG more than a year ago to help…

Strother Communications Group won 3 MN PRSA Classics Awards

SCG Takes Homes Three Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards

Each year, the Minnesota PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) recognizes the best work in public relations, marketing, branding, communications, social media and more at its annual Classics Awards. Recently, Strother Communications Group was honored with three Classics – and our first-ever nomination for the prestigious “Best in Show” award. With our client partners, SCG…

WCCO Mid-Morning Welcomes Minneapolis Club Chef Hakan Lundberg

Media Relations Spotlight: Minneapolis Club Chef Håkan Lundberg on WCCO

SCG client the Minneapolis Club’s star Chef Håkan Lundberg shined in his recent appearance on WCCO Mid Morning, where he showed hosts Jason DeRusha, Kylie Bearse & Ali Lucia the secrets of presentation and creating the perfect plate. Thanks to Chef Lundberg, a James Beard Awards finalist, The Minneapolis Club, the state’s only Five Star…

The Collaborative Web Design Process That Created Our New Website

Welcome to the new SCGPR.com. We think it looks great, and we’re proud that it was developed completely in-house through a detailed planning and development process that drew on all our agency’s capabilities. At Strother Communications Group (SCG), we have a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to marketing, communications, web design and public relations. We’ve believe that…

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Is 2018 the Year of Purple?

Each year the Pantone Color Institute selects its color of the year – the hue that will define the next 12 months. In 2018, that color is “Ultra Violet,” a vivid shade of purple, which also happens to be one of our agency’s colors – and one with deep roots in Minnesota. SCG scholarly owl mascot Professor Plum is…

SCG Named as a Top PR Firm in Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

Look what we got in the mail! We recently received this sharp-looking trophy and it’s now displayed in our entryway. Strother Communications Group is honored to be listed as one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s top PR firms. Each year, the Business Journal ranks the top PR firms in Minneapolis and the greater Twin Cities…

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How SCG Integrated Web Design, Branding & Marketing Created the New RateLinx.com

Our client RateLinx is a world leader in the logistics technology industry. Recently, we developed a new website for the company that reflects its innovative approach to logistics and transportation management. This was a special project for us. We have developed a close relationship with RateLinx built on trust and collaboration. Since RateLinx first engaged…