‘General’ Archives

The Vibe: Living in the DC area.

Tue, Apr 5, 2016

As the capital of the United States, Washington D.C. is prime land for politicians, lawyers, journalists, and more. Washington D.C. can be a very expensive area; however, there are a lot of job opportunities out there covering the gamut of industries including mine in marketing. Today’s D.C. is incredibly diverse in age, race, and business. From doing research and from my own personal knowledge, many millennials move to the D.C. area because they consider it a ‘hot spot.’ 10398588_1117103280044_852547_n

CSG Clients Make TSNN Top List

Mon, Mar 28, 2016

Hooray for Our CSG Clients Who Made the List of the Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States from the Trade Show News Network (TSNN)!

Monday, March 28, 2016

The TSNN just released its list of the top 250 Trade Shows and we couldn’t be more proud that so many of our clients are part of the prestigious list. Please join us in congratulating everyone involved in making these industry-leading events such an extraordinary experience and let’s celebrate together with them!

#  11 – NAB Show (National Association of Broadcasters) — Where dynamic innovation and cutting-edge technologies are shattering the boundaries of content and opening up limitless opportunities, and the only place to break free from conventional thinking and open your mind.

Meet the Team: Danielle Hall, the Windmaster

Wed, Mar 16, 2016

Danielle Hall has been the “wind beneath our wings” at CSG for over 13 years. She’s our Director of Production and Operations and makes sure everyone’s projects are off the ground and moving swiftly along, while maintaining  top-quality, customer-oriented service on time and on budget. And when I say “wind,” I mean constant nagging!  DH3

Q: What is your favorite part of your job?

Post Grad: Rocking Your First Week at a New Job

Tue, Jan 26, 2016

I’m sure many of you can relate – it’s tough to get a job right after college. The job market is very competitive and the biggest obstacle is making yourself stand out in comparison to other highly qualified candidates. I was fortunate enough to land a job with CSG Creative pursuing what I’m passionate about: Marketing. New-guy-e1384289784729

My first week on the job was off to a busy start. First, I met the entire CSG team and everyone was very warm and welcoming; I felt right at home! I then received extensive day-by-day training learning the responsibilities of a CSG Marketing Specialist. Quick tip: Don’t stress and overwhelm yourself. It will take time to learn the information and really understand it. Just be open-minded and learn as much as you can.

CSG Clients Steal the Show!

Tue, Dec 22, 2015

It’s awards season again, and we are thrilled to announce that CSG and our clients have come away with 16 winning entries in three competitions! awards_16_aapa_website_zoomAnd while winning awards is wonderful, our main objective is always to collaborate with our clients to stage successful shows with strong attendance and to grow revenue for their associations. With these creative projects, our clients were able to bring in new attendees and members and enhance their brands in the marketplace. The following are the clients, projects and categories of the entries that brought home awards.

IAEE Art of the Show

When exciting trends go wrong.

Thu, Dec 17, 2015

Some bad holiday gift ideas are clearly ridiculous. (See this article for what to give that someone not-so-special.)

http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/advice/g1085/bad-holiday-gifts/?thumbnails

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But others toe the line – trends can be open to interpretation.

For example, the “big trend” this year for the holidays is the hover board. Maybe it is because of Back to the Future Day (October 21, 2015). Or maybe it is just our fascination with tech. Either way, if you haven’t been living under a rock you’ve heard about hover boards.

A New Super Smartphone Battery that’s Faster than a Speeding Bullet

Tue, Dec 8, 2015

Depending on how much you use your phone, most people’s batteries won’t last a full day without charging it. I know it can be frustrating to charge especially when it’s about to die – it’s agonizing for me just waiting for my phone to increase 3% in 20 minutes.

Well our smartphone prayers have been answered! There’s a new product on the way called, Huawei. Huawei is a new, fast-charging battery capable of charging 10 times faster than an ordinary charger. The batteries were developed by the Huawei-owned Watt Lab, and were demonstrated in Japan last week.Screenshot-19

Meet the Team: Mrs. Tiffany “Ball”

Mon, Oct 19, 2015

Our latest meet the team star is CSG’s Production /Traffic Manager, Tiffany Crawford, who recently was voted NTP’s employee of the year by her peers! Four the past four years, Tiffany has been invaluable to all of CSG’s staff and clients as she supports everyone and their projects. Her excellent organizational skills keep our production schedules moving and her creative skills produce unique and cost-effective direct mail ideas to enhance our clients’ direct mail campaigns. Tiffany meet the team

I had the opportunity to sit with this Washington DC native—a rare commodity in this town—the other day to get to know her a little better and was pleasantly entertained, not unlike the queen of entertainment herself, Lucille Ball. Here is a bit of our conversation.

A labor of love.

Thu, Sep 3, 2015

Happy Labor Day! I remember as a young lady being either really excited, or a little sad, by the Labor Day weekend — and I never knew which I would be until the weekend arrived. A reunion with girlfriends, the end to summer boredom and a chance to see the cute boy I was crushing on definitely made me happy, but the prospect of schoolwork and the endless chore of raking leaves around our family home always generated a few frowns. download

Meet the Team: Our Flying Ace, Wendy McCool Lewis

Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Wendy McCool Lewis isn’t just a smart girl with a pretty face, she also has the best name of anyone in our company. She has been with CSG since January of 2012 and works as a Senior Account Executive with some fun clients such as The SHOT Show, the International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference, AFIRE, and the National Association of Chemical Distributors. I sat down with Wendy and pried some personal information from her so we could all get to know her better. Here are the highlights of our conversation.

Q: Where are you from?wendy meet the team