Posts Categorized: Environment

Social Media Marketing Predictions for 2015.


Forbes recently released an article with their predictions of the social media marketing trends to come in 2015. This is synopsis of that list: 1. The rise of Ello: First of all, you may be asking yourself, “what in the world is ‘Ello’?” Think Facebook circa 2005 and that is pretty much what Ello is…. Read more »

Merry Christmas & Thank You.

As the year comes to an end, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of our clients, vendors, family and friends for making 2014 an unforgettable year. We hope you all had a Merry Christmas, and we look forward to another fantastic year in 2015! – The Rizen Crew

2015 Marketing Tactics Survey.

As many of you know, every year we conduct a marketing and tactics survey, compile the results, and then share them with you via our blog. The survey covers tactics used in 2014 and plans for 2015. As times and trends have changed, so has our survey. The results continue to evolve and take into consideration… Read more »

Aaron Draplin & the Art of the Side Hustle.


VANS launches an #offthewall documentary series, portraying some of their favorite story tellers to show commitment to originality. Its a collection of creative minds speaking to the power of imagination. Featuring Aaron James Draplin, founder of Draplin Design Co. and creator of field notes, this design Portland super-power shares his love for hoarding and junking… Read more »

Sharable Content.


As we play in the social media space on a daily basis, we are constantly challenged to create sharable content meant to stand out in a sea of ads and information overload. In an article on, 7 secrets to sharable content are discussed 1. Social Validation – We as humans crave a need for approval… Read more »

STRATEGOS – A Deep Space Experience.

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In our industry the words “out of the box”, “unique” and “different” are used all the time. But in many cases, people aren’t really prepared to reach out side of their comfort zones. When our friend Lane Packwood came to us to build a website for his marketing strategy company, we knew it was the… Read more »

Playing In The Nursery.

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In preparation for Rizen’s newest bambino, our own Jeremy James has been busy illustrating in chalk. Two of the four nursery walls were painted in chalkboard paint and covered with fun, original artwork. With creative direction from his lovely wife Leni, the nursery is truly one of a kind. We would like to congratulate Jeremy… Read more »

AIGA Idaho Education Series Talks Web.

AIGA Idaho hosted a ‘Web Design for Print Designers’ event catering specifically to the print world and the process of working with developers to design for web. The discussion covered usability and common web standards, highlighting helpful features and anatomy’s while walking guests through layouts. Photoshop demo’s were included detailing web comps and best practices… Read more »

Why Nampa?

We’re proud to deliver one of our latest video projects, Why Nampa?, highlighting Nampa as an attractive, viable place to do live, work, and play. We’ve been working with the City of Nampa’s Economic Development office on their current “Why Nampa” campaign, aimed at attracting professionals to live and work in Idaho’s second largest city…. Read more »