Tag: development

20 Mar 2020

We are here. | Contact Us

As a small business, our entire team at Coal Creative is feeling the impact of COVID-19 alongside so many of our partners, collaborators, friends, and beyond. We want to ensure that you know we are still here and actively working to design, develop, and produce the necessary assets, websites, and messaging needed. While we are […]

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18 Mar 2020

Why Company Culture is So Important and How to Improve Yours

Think about the best job you’ve ever had. What made it so great? Was it a supportive and inspiring boss, a flexible work schedule, or dynamic and fulfilling daily tasks? If somebody were to ask me my favorite things about working at Coal Creative, the culture that exists within our company would be at the […]

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12 Mar 2020

We Won 3 Awards at the 2020 American Advertising Awards!

Coal Creative was the proud recipient of three awards at AAF NEPA’s 2020 American Advertising Awards! The American Advertising Federation is the nation’s oldest advertising trade association and protects and promotes the well-being of advertising. It was a huge honor to simply be nominated, and the Coal Creative team was thrilled to take home three […]

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27 Feb 2020

Top 5 Benefits of Social Media for Small Businesses

Owning a small business can be both incredibly rewarding and overwhelming at times. Whether you own a restaurant, boutique, or Etsy shop, establishing a strong online presence is essential to getting the word out about your business. Northeastern Pennsylvania is full of small businesses, but the ones that really seem to stick are also the […]

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29 Jan 2020

The Fuel Behind our Creative Direction

Samuel O’Connell, our Creative Director, has had a very non-traditional trajectory here at Coal Creative. He was first invited to complete a one-off video project based on a recommendation of our first employee Matt, who he has a 10+ year collaborative history with. At the time, he was freelancing in the realm of social media […]

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23 Jan 2020

The Fuel Behind Coal Creative’s Web Design and Development Team

Coal Creative was initially formed as an opportunity to freelance the design and development of Websites here in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Through collaborations with the Wilkes Barre Chamber of Commerce and other notable local businesses, opportunities continued to arise. This led our founder Gerard Durling to send out a job posting on social media. Our Lead […]

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20 Jan 2020

The Fuel Behind Coal Creative’s Videos

Believe it or not, our video department (or the “Video Bois” as they like to call themselves internally) did not exist a little over three years ago. Our Creative Director, Samuel O’Connell, joined Coal Creative as a freelancer to help finish off a one-off video project for the then Luzerne County Visitors Bureau. When he […]

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09 Jan 2020

Coal Creative 2020 Ribbon Cutting Announced

In the beginning of 2019 we launched our rebrand — in 2020, we’re so excited to invite you to the ribbon cutting of our new studio and co-working space in downtown Wilkes-Barre! Experience the ribbon cutting, exclusive swag, refreshments, a very special announcement and more on Thursday, January 30th from 4PM – 6PM! The event […]

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12 Dec 2019

It’s time for the Fall 2020 Intern Video Project Reveal!

Each semester we inform our incoming interns that they will have the opportunity to work on a video project that they solely own. This semester was a bit more interesting considering we did not have a video production intern on the Fall 2020 team. Rather, we had two Social Media Management interns, Shanie and Nicole, […]

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